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The Bosch Professional Video Management System v.4.5 is a unique enterprise IP video security solution that provides seamless management of digital video, audio, and data across any IP network. It supports 8 cameras, 2 workstations, 1 CCTV keyboard, 1 DVR, and includes a forensic search license. It is designed to work with Bosch CCTV products as part of a total video security management system and supports combining all MBV-X* and MBV-F* formats. You can integrate your existing components into one easy-to-manage system.
The Bosch Video Management System is installed on a Microsoft Windows Operating System.
Note: Use of Bosch Workstations and Servers is recommended. They are fully tested and optimized for Bosch Video Management System.
Enterprise-class Client/Server based video management system
Superior alarm handling with alarm priorities and selectable user group distribution
Mobile video client for live and playback
Edge based intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) and forensic search
Support of 3rd party cameras that are compliant to ONVIF Profile S
Mobile Video Service provides a transcoding service; it transcodes the live and recorded video stream from a configured camera according to the available network bandwidth
Enables video clients like an iPhone or a Web client to view high-quality images via low bandwidth
Mobile App: You can use the Mobile App on iPhone or iPad to access live and playback video
Web Client: You can access live and playback videos via Web browser
Bosch Video Streaming Gateway: Provides the integration of ONVIF cameras
Remote access via public networks
Bosch Video Recording Manager (VRM) provides a Distributed Network Video Recorder solution, eliminating the need for dedicated NVRs
VRM provides load balancing and failover for the iSCSI Storage System and makes it easy to add additional iSCSI Storage Systems later on
VRM introduces the concept of a storage virtualization layer; this abstraction layer enables VRM to manage all of the individual disk arrays in the entire system as various virtual pools of storage, which are intelligently allocated as needed
Usage of multiple client workstations offers great scalability
Bosch VMS is capable of managing up to 2,000 IP cameras / encoders per Management Server
One Bosch VMS is capable of supporting up to 100 workstations
Supports Bosch MPEG4 & H.264 encoders, MPEG4 &H.264 IP cameras and IP Auto Dome cameras in SD & HD format, decoders, DVRs, Allegiant, Bosch Recording Station (BRS)/DiBos, Bosch POS/ATM Bridge, and DiBos-compatible ATM Bridge
Supported HD Resolutions: 720p and 1080p, 5 Mp
Updates of Operator Client and Configuration Client automatically deployed from Management Server
Remote Access: The target of remote access in Bosch VMS is to connect different private networks to public networks
Support of 3rd party cameras that are compliant to ONVIF Profile S
Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) and Forensic Search without servers
Connectivity to mobile clients (iPad and iPhone, App available in App Store)
Automatic scan of IP devices
Automatic IP address assignment of IP devices
Batch firmware updates of IP devices
Configurable Logical Tree
Pre-configured camera sequences with 25 cameras with each up to 100 steps with individual dwell times
Automatic Sequences created by multiple selection and drag and drop to image panes
Four configurable user-events (can be triggered via menu command)
Web Client/iOS App for live and playback video
Server Lookup: Access method for a user of Configuration Client or Operator Client to sequentially connect to multiple system access points
A system access point can be a Management Server or an Enterprise Management Server.
Zoomable sitemaps with links, devices, sequences, and command scripts
Automatic map positioning of a camera in a map when this camera is selected
Sitemaps in DWF format are used
DWF format version 5.0 and 6.0 are supported
Up to 4 PC monitors supported per Workstation
Flexible image panes allow any combination of video window sizes and layouts
Any live image pane can be switched to instant playback
Not valid for transcoded streams.
Multiple instant playback image panes
Image windows can display live video, instant playback video, text documents, maps, or web pages
Device states shown by icons, including network connection loss, video loss, and camera de-adjustment
Favorites Tree can be individually configured per user
Favorites Tree can include complete views with image pane layouts and camera assignments
Bookmarks in Live and Playback Mode for easy investigation and export of recordings
Selected clips can be exported to DVD, network drives, or USB sticks with a few mouse clicks
Camera selection by double-click or drag and drop from site maps, Logical Tree, or Favorites Tree
Decoders can be organized in Monitor Walls from within Operator Client
Monitor Walls can be controlled without connection to Management Server
Control of analog monitors connected to decoders via drag and drop
Sophisticated multi-camera timeline allows easy, graphical searching of stored video
Timeline colors indicate recording status - normal recording, alarm recording, motion recording, protected recording, and audio recording
Not applicable for cameras managed by a VRM.
Operator Client can be located in another time zone than Management Server
Local time zone of Operator Client, UTC, or time zone of the Management Server can be displayed
Easy clip selection by dragging hairlines in the timeline
Post-recording motion search allows easy locating of changes in selected areas
Forensic Search allows the usage of Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) algorithms on the recorded video
Two audio listening options - selected channel only or multiple simultaneous channels
Audio intercom functionality
4:3 and 16:9 image panes
Continuous operation for Live, Playback, and Export while Management Server disconnected
Live and playback of the following recording engines: Video Recording Manager, Local Storage, Direct iSCSI Recording, Bosch Recording Station (BRS), Video Streaming Gateway (VSG)
For legacy purposes the following recording engines are supported: DVR, NVR, DiBos, VIDOS NVR
Live and playback via low bandwidth
Enable TCP for reliable connection (Live Mode)
Up to 10 recording schedules with holidays and exception days
Task schedules with holidays, exception days, and recurring schedule support
Per camera settings for minimum and maximum recording times
Per camera, per recording schedule frame rate and quality settings for live, normal recording, motion recording, and alarm recording
Compound events (combining events with Boolean logic)
Event Reaction Time: <1 second, assuming sufficient network bandwidth Alarm Reaction Time (Including 1 Live Image Pane, 1 Instant Playback Image Pane, and 1 Map Image Pane): Maximum 2 seconds, assuming sufficient network bandwidth
For LAN: Minimum 1 Gb/s For connections between Operator Client and Management Server Operator Client to VRM/DiBos Management Server to NVR/VRM/DiBos Bandwidth requirements for remote access: ≥ 300 kb/s
Hardware transcoder VIP-XTCXFINT or VJT-XTCXF must be configured in VRM, refer to VRM documentation.
Hardware transcoding only applicable for VRM connected BVIP cameras. For transcoding live streams it is not required that the respective camera is recording.
Required Open Ports Connection to VRM: LAN: Port 1756 WAN: Port 80 or port 443 as per default Connection to Video Streaming Gateway: TCP port 8756 (VSG instance 1), TCP port 8757 (VSG instance 2), TCP port 8758 (VSG instance 3), TCP port 8759 (VSG instance 4), TCP port 8760 (VSG instance 5), TCP port 8761 (VSG instance 6), and TCP port 8762 (VSG instance 7)
Connection to Operator Client Workstations by BVMS SDK: TCP port (default 5394) Connection from Management Server to SMTP (for email notifications): TCP port 25 To Bosch Encoders and Decoders Control Channel: TCP ports 80 and 1756 (port 443 for encoders using https) Network scan: UDP ports 1757 and 1758 Multicast Detection: one selectable UDP port (default 1800) Multicast Video Transmission: For each encoder audio or video stream, 1 selectable UDP port Unicast UDP Transmission: UDP ports dynamically assigned in the range from 1024 to 65000 Between Management Server and DiBos (as of V.8.10, earlier versions need a patch for using Web service): TCP port 808 Between Operator Client and DiBos DVRs (uses DCOM): TCP Port 135 plus 4 TCP ports and 4 UDP ports dynamically assigned in the range from 1,025 to 65,535. These ports are also used when Management Server and an old DiBos 8.9 or earlier without patch are connected.
Management Maximum Number of Sustained Events: For highest performance server - 500 events with logbook 1,000 events without logbook 5,000 events at peaks with logbook Logbook: Supported by SQL Server 2008 R2 (64-bit version) 4 GB logbook size Management Server Redundancy: Available with VMware HA. Maximum number of Task Schedules: 200
Please contact a Bosch Design Engineer for redundancy solutions.
VRM Maximum count of VRM Servers per Management Server: 40
Maximum Number of Playback Sessions: 64
Version 3.0, previous versions are not supported. Maximum Data Rate per iSCSI: Please contact Bosch Design Engineer for iSCSI storage solutions.
Client Computer Requirements
Workstation (Minimum) Operation System Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate SP1 64-bit version (required for >500 cameras), Windows XP Service Pack 3 for <500 cameras CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo RAM: 2 GB or greater, operator clients Free Disk Space: 3 GB or more for single site systems. Bosch recommends having minimum 15% free disk space. Network Card: 1000Base-T Display Resolution: Minimum per monitor 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024 or greater recommended Recommended Graphic Cards: MHW-AWGC-Q2000, MHW-AWGC-Q600, MHW-AWGC-Q4000, MHW-AWGC-Q5000, and AMD Fire Pro V7900 (not available as separate graphic card)
Anti-Virus software must not perform a full-scan. Performance may decrease depending on configuration.
Detailed information on the maximum number of image panes and the CPU load for various workstations or servers and graphic cards in the Application Guide Display performance indication.
Management Server Operation System: Windows 2008 Server R2 SP1 (64-bit) required for >500 cameras, Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate SP1 (64-bit only) required for Management Server, configuration client and operator client on the same computer, and maximum 500 IP cameras/encoders, Window 2003 Server R2 SP2 (32-bit only) for NVR only CPU Intel Core 2 Duo Intel Core 2 Quad for systems >500 cameras RAM: 4 GB or greater 8 GB for systems >500 cameras Free Disk Space: 15 GB or greater. Bosch recommends having minimum 15% free disk space. Network Card: 1000Base-T Display Resolution: 1280 x 1024
VRM Operation System: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1, Professional Edition SP1 64-bit versions, Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard Edition, 64-bit versions, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Standard Edition 64-bit versions, Windows Storage Server 2008 SP1, Standard Edition 64-bit versions CPU: Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5110 (1.60 GHz, 1066 FSB) to Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor E5430 (2.66 GHz, 1,333 FSB) RAM: Minimum 2 GB Free Disk Space: 500 MB, Bosch recommends having minimum 15% free disk space. Network Card: 1000Base-T Display Resolution: 1024 x 768 or greater
Mobile / Web Client Visit Bosch App Store for apps Maximum number of Mobile Video Service instances per Management Server: 5 Number of Simultaneous Connections per Mobile Video Service (1 mobile device consumes 1 connection, each stream consumes another connection): 20 Server for Mobile Video Service Windows Server 2008/R2 or Windows 7 SP1 Professional or Ultimate 64-bit versions Supported Cameras: IP cameras with H.264 or H.263 support that are controlled by Bosch VMS (not controlled by VIDOS), ONVIF cameras, BRS/DiBos/DVR cameras iOS Version for iPhone/iPad 6.1.2 Hardware Version iPad: iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3rd generation Hardware Version iPhone: iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 Browser (Web Client): Internet Explorer 9.0
NVR Server Operation System: Windows XP Professional, SP3 (32-bit only), Windows 2003 Server, R2 SP2 (32-bit only), Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 not supported CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo RAM 2 GB or greater Free Disk Space: 500 MB + Video Storage, Bosch recommends having minimum 15% free disk space. Hard Disk Drives: Minimum -- separate partition for video storage, separate drive for video storage recommended Network Card: 1000Base-T Display Resolution: 1024 x 768 or greater
Barco Monitor Wall: Barco RCPPlusAgent.exe 184.108.40.206 for Barco Monitor Wall Analog Matrix Switch: Bosch Allegiant series, firmware 8.75 or later and Master Control Software version 2.92 CCTV Keyboard: VideoTec DCZ keyboard (USB keyboard) Bosch IntuiKey keyboard, firmware version 1.96 Digital I/O: Digital I/O Advantech ADAM-6050, ADAM-6052, ADAM-6060, ADAM-6066 Digital Video Recorder: DVR 431, 440, 451, 480, 630, 650, 670, 700 series (maximum 15 DVRs per Management Server), Bosch recording station 8.10, 8.11 DiBos, firmware version 8.7. Maximum 100 BRS/DiBos recorders per Management Server USB to Serial Adapter: Belkin serial adapter cable F5U103vea Ethernet to Serial Adapter: ComtrolDeviceMaster RTS 4-Port BVIP Devices: VIP-X Series encoders and cameras H.264 Series encoders and cameras MPEG-4, H.264 Main Profile, H.264 Baseline Plus are supported (H.264 Baseline and MPEG-2 not supported) Connectivity with Building Integration System Version 2.5 TU1 and 3.0
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