Bosch Security Systems Inc. has introduced a single-channel video encoder that transforms existing analog cameras into powerful automated detectors. The encoder delivers H.264 compressed video and has a built-in hardware accelerator for Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) functionality. The VIP-X1XF encoder is capable of transmitting two independent high-resolution video streams at 25/30 images per second over IP networks. The encoder's H.264 compression reduces network load by up to 30 percent compared to conventional compression technologies. The video content analysis software, IVA 4.0, is embedded in the encoders, so they can autonomously detect suspicious behavior, such as loitering, idle objects, object removal and line crossing.