Bosch Introduces New Hybrid CCTV Integration Software

Virtual Allegiant Satellite Application helps integrate and manage mixed IP and analog systems


Fairport, New York - Bosch Security Systems, a full-line manufacturer of high-quality security systems and components, now offers hybrid IP CCTV integration software that acts as an integration bridge, enabling existing analog system components and new digital-based CCTV system components to work together.

The new Virtual Allegiant Satellite Application (VASA), part of the hybrid IP software suite, gives security managers a comprehensive view of hybrid systems by fully integrating existing analog components with new IP-based components. This makes the solution ideal for companies looking to migrate their security systems to the latest in digital technology, while protecting their initial analog investment, such as those in the corrections, education, and retail industries. VASA also supports systems solely employing IP-based CCTV systems.

VASA is completely transparent to the end user. Users can continue working with their familiar analog system structure, such as a CCTV keyboard and joystick, while gradually migrating to a digital IP-based system incorporating standard PCs, as needs and budget allow. Since the original operating structure is maintained, security system managers also save money by eliminating the need to train users on a new system.

The new VASA integration software helps replace costly dedicated analog video lines with more efficient digital technology. A single cable in an IP system can carry hundreds of video, audio, and relay output lines as well as pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) controls and alarm inputs for simplified and cost-effective system expansion and management.

Bosch's unique patent-pending Automatic Network Replenishment (ANR) technology is incorporated into the company's complete line of IP network video products, as well as Bosch's Network Video Recorder (NVR) to ensure seamless recordings even if the network has been down. While conventional NVRs experience gaps in the recordings caused by network interruptions, Bosch's NVR uses ANR to automatically replenish those gaps using each encoder's locally buffered recording.

The entire Bosch line of IP CCTV solutions is available through Bosch sales representatives, who can be found by calling 866-CCTVREP (866-228-8737).

For more information on Bosch IP CCTV products, visit www.boschsecurity.us.