Bosch extends infrared illumination distance of MIC Series 550 cameras

Bosch Security Systems, Inc. has extended the infrared illumination range of the MIC Series 550 ruggedized pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras. The high-speed integrated infrared PTZs now achieve classification of objects up to 328 feet (100 meters) away and detection level surveillance at distances up to 492 feet (150 meters) from the camera even in total darkness.

The day/night cameras deliver 550 TVL resolution with 36x or 28x optical zoom for sharp images even at great distances. Two 850 nm, long-life, infrared LEDs are attached directly to the camera head to provide illumination exactly where it is needed. 3D Diffuser technology distributes illumination evenly between a scene's foreground and background, eliminating image hot spots and underexposed areas common with other LED-based illuminators. This technology ensures high quality images regardless of lighting conditions.

When connected to an IP Power Supply, which will be available soon, the MIC Series 550 will offer Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA)--enabling the camera to be programmed to detect loitering, line crossing and other potential threats for up to 10 preposition scenes. This will provide customers with reliable tracking, analysis and advanced search capabilities for day and night surveillance.

MIC Series 550 Infrared Cameras survive the elements in harsh environments, such as critical infrastructure applications. The vandal and corrosion-resistant design includes an IP 68/NEMA 6P-rated aluminum casing with a long-life silicone wiper and reversible rain shield. The cameras can be mounted upright, inverted or canted to 45 degrees, without the need for specialist tools and without compromising the IP rating.

For more information, visit www.boschsecurity.us.

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