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Bosch Professional Video Management System v.4.5

Bosch Professional Video Management System v.4.5

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Bosch Professional Video Management System v.4.5

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  • 1Description

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.

System Overview

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)

User Interface

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 1
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 2
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 3
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 4
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) 5
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

Event Handling

Compound events (combining events with Boolean logic)
Event duplication allowing separate handling
Event allocation to user groups
Schedule dependent event logging
Schedule dependent event-generated command script invocation

Alarm Handling

Schedule dependent alarm generation
Alarms can trigger alarm-mode recording for any cameras
100 alarm priorities
Selective auto-popup on alarm
Alarms displayed in separate alarm window
Up to 5 image panes per alarm with live or playback video, sitemaps, documents, or Web pages displayed in an alarm row, with highest priority alarms on top
Audio file per alarm
Workflow with user instructions and comments, optionally forced before clearing
Email or SMS notification on alarm
Alarm display on Monitor Wall
Alarm auto clear options either time or state dependent

User Management

LDAP compatible for integration with user management systems such as Microsoft Active Directory
Access to system resources individually controlled per user group
Logical Tree customized per user group - users only see devices for which they have access
User group rights for protecting, deleting, exporting, and printing video
User group rights for Logbook access
User group priority assignment for PTZ control and Allegiant camera access
Individual per-camera privileges assignable per user group for live access, playback, audio, meta data display, dome control
Dual-authorization logon - special privileges and priorities granted when two users log on together

System Monitoring

System-wide health monitoring, including Bosch cameras, computers, software, and network equipment
Network equipment and other third-party devices monitored with SNMP

Customization and Interfacing

Server SDK controls and monitors Bosch VMS Management Server by scripts and external applications
Client SDK controls and monitors Bosch VMS Operator Client by external applications and scripts (part of the related server configuration)
Cameo SDK easily embeds the content of the Bosch VMS image pane into clients of 3rd party Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and other management systems
Custom Command Scripts can control all system functionality
Powerful built in Command Script editor supporting C# and Visual Basic .Net
External software can trigger events and send metadata via virtual inputs
Any .Net programming language (for example C#) can be used to interface Bosch VMS functionalities
Other systems can control a virtual matrix with Allegiant CCL commands that can be sent via RS232
Compatible with Advantech ADAM-6000 series Digital Input / Output modules
Compatible with Bosch Building Integration System
Licenses are provided as eLicenses via email.
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Bosch MBV-BPRO-45 specs

Viewing Options Maximum number of workstations simultaneously viewing the same camera: 50 multicast, 5 unicast
GUI Language English, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, Hungarian, Japanese, Czech, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Korean, and Arabic
Time 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
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 Features Hardware transcoder VIP-XTCXFINT or VJT-XTCXF must be configured in VRM, refer to VRM documentation. eqrrvxxxwcfq

Hardware transcoding only applicable for VRM connected BVIP cameras. For transcoding live streams it is not required that the respective camera is recording.

Ports 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 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.
Server Requirements 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.

Specifications 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.

Graphics 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.
PC Requirements 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

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
Requirements 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
Compatibility Barco Monitor Wall: Barco RCPPlusAgent.exe 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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