Bosch's New VideoJet X Video Encoder series expands CCTV over IP applications

March 28, 2007
Product extends CCTV over IP coverage into the most challenging environments

Fairport, NY – Bosch Security Systems, Inc. a full-line manufacturer of high-quality security solutions, today announced the release of the new VideoJet X family of video encoders that combine high quality video, intelligence and ruggedness to extend CCTV over IP coverage into the most challenging environments.

The VideoJet X10 (single-channel), X20 (2-channel) and X40 (4-channel) video encoders operate in temperatures from 22 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit and relative humidity of up to 95 percent. The units are also highly resistant to vibration, making them well suited for use in heavy industry as well as city-center monitoring, traffic and mobile applications. A broad operating voltage range from 10 to 30 V DC means the encoders are ideal for remote surveillance using battery or solar power.

Designed for high network connectivity, the VideoJet X series includes three network ports: two standard 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports plus a 1 Gbps small form factor pluggable (SFP) optical transceiver slot. This slot enables the encoders to connect directly to a fiber-optic interface module to provide easy connection to remote locations via fiber-optic cabling: up to 1800 feet with multimode and up to about 60 miles with single-mode fiber.

The units also offer several recording options ranging from Recording at the Edge on RAM, Compact Flash or a rugged internal hard-disk drive for recording on a network-attached RAID5 storage unit via iSCSI or central NVR. The iSCSI RAID5 option removes the need for an NVR, which means no NVR server, no NVR software, no server operating system and no anti-virus software.

The VideoJet X10 and X20 encoders deliver MPEG-4 Video over IP at a full frame rate of 30 frames per second at 4CIF resolution on every video channel. The VideoJet X40 is capable of providing 4CIF resolution at 15 frames per second or a full frame rate of 30 frames per second at 2CIF or 2/3 D1 resolution for every video channel.

The new VideoJet X series includes a licensable option to enable Bosch’s IVMD (Intelligent Video Motion Detection), pushing Intelligence to the Edge. IVMD offers video content analysis (VCA) functionality including object identification by aspect ratio, idle-object and object-removal detection, and trajectory mapping for detecting suspicious behavior such as loitering. Embedded within the encoders themselves, IVMD provides ‘Intelligence at the Edge’ which significantly reduces the load on a network by performing all VCA functions at the encoders. With image stabilization for use with cameras mounted on a pole or exposed to vibration, IVMD is a critical component for outdoor and mobile applications.

The units also provide the highest levels of security with encryption and 802.1x authentication support. For ease of management, these new encoders also feature DHCP support for dynamic IP addresses and an SNTP (Simple Network Time Protocol) server accuracy of 0.25 microseconds for accurate time synchronization. A low-pass video filter also reduces sharp or noisy signals that unnecessarily increase bandwidth usage.

VideoJet X Series encoders are available through Bosch manufacturer’s representatives, which can be reached at 866-CCTV-REP, or contact Bosch Security Systems, Inc. at 800-289-0096.

For more information on VideoJet X Series encoders, visit the new Bosch IP Resource Center at

About Bosch Security Systems Bosch Security Systems, Inc. is a leading supplier of equipment for the global electronic protection industry. With worldwide sales exceeding $1.3 billion and over 10,000 employees in 45 countries in 2006, the company designs, manufactures and markets electronic detection, control and communication equipment for security, fire protection, access control, closed circuit television and personnel and asset tracking applications.

In North America, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial automation and mobile products, power tools and accessories, security technology, packaging equipment and household appliances.

For more information about Bosch Security Systems, Inc. visit or call (800) 289-0096.