Bosch Puts IP into Dinion Cameras

April 13, 2006
Bosch unveils true hybrid cameras to bridge analog and digital CCTV systems

Bosch Security Systems has integrated an IP network connection in its proven DinionXF and Dinion camera range. This major advance, along with the development of other state-of-the art networked products, reinforces Bosch's position as the leading provider of complete IP CCTV surveillance solutions.

Bosch developed the compact and stylish DinionXF and Dinion series to address the critical issues of sensitivity and dynamic range. The range comprises Day/Night and color models. The key feature of the DinionXF camera is XF-Dynamic, which is enabled by advanced 15-bit DSP technology and state-of-the-art CCD chipsets.

All Dinion camera features, including SensUp, Lens Wizard, DNR and Video Motion Detection, are now available with a direct IP interface using MPEG-4 compression delivering 4CIF resolution at up to 25/30 ips (images per second). Existing and potential CCTV surveillance users are increasingly recognizing the inherent IP advantages of scalability, flexibility, accessibility, cost-effectiveness and virtually unlimited reach. IEEE 802.3 af-compliant Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) makes installation easier and more cost effective because cameras do not require a local AC power source. And since PoE installations can take advantage of an uninterruptible power supply (UPS), Dinion IP cameras can continue to operate even when there is a power failure such as in major emergency situations.

Dinion IP cameras also provide tri-streaming technology: dual MPEG-4 and JPEG compression modes simultaneously allowing a dedicated video stream at one frame rate for recording and a different stream for live viewing, while JPEG images can be streamed, for example, to a PDA.

For a hybrid solution both an Ethernet connection and the analog BNC output, enables the camera to be connected to existing analog CCTV equipment, while still offering the additional flexibility and scalability of IP-based CCTV systems. Thus, investments are protected and installation is made even easier.

Bosch's DinionXF and Dinion IP cameras can be fully integrated into Bosch's VIDOS Video Management System and DiBos Digital Video and IP Recorder and Transmission System. These cameras complement the other innovative IP products such as the VIP and VideoJet families of encoders and decoders and the VIDOS and NVR (Network Video Recorder).

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