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The black MIC-7230-PB4 MIC IP Dynamic 7000 HD Outdoor Day/Night PTZ Camera from Bosch offers an advanced PTZ platform designed with remarkable material engineering, mechanical design, intelligent imaging, and video streaming. The camera complies with IK10 and IP68/NEMA 6P rating for mechanical strength and durability. Thanks to the intelligent coding and Content-Based Imaging Technology (CBIT), the HD module delivers high-resolution video even under challenging light conditions at very low bit rates.
Ruggedized Design for Extreme Applications
The MIC-7230-PB4 Dynamic Camera is designed to perform in surveillance applications that are beyond the mechanical capabilities of PTZ domes or conventional positioning systems. The complete metal body has been engineered to withstand high-impact or continuous low-frequency vibration. The camera complies to IK10 rating for impact resistance and to the IEC 60068 standards applicable to vibration and shock.
The camera is designed specifically for use in extreme environments around the world and can operate in a temperature range of -40° to 140°F (-40 to 60°C). The camera benefits from Bosch Automotive domain knowledge in material engineering and coatings, as a result of which, the superior metallurgy and the finish of the camera provide unprecedented protection against corrosion, meeting the ASTM B117 standard for corrosion resistance.
Regardless of the weather, the MIC-7230-PB4 Camera captures high-quality image all year long, thanks to its integrated, long-life silicone wiper.
In addition, the camera incorporates an internal long-life blower that directs warm air towards the inside of the front window of the camera, providing an effective window-defrosting function.
With the anti-fog mode feature, visibility can be improved significantly when viewing foggy or other low-contrast scenes. Users can configure the mode to be active continuously, or to activate automatically when the video analytics in the camera detect fog and add light to the video image (and then deactivate when the fog clears or the scene changes).
High-Performance Imaging Platforms
The camera has a professional-grade imaging platform capable of delivering 1080p 25/30 in environments with low ambient light along with clarity and image detail. It has a 30x optical zoom, a 12x digital zoom, and flexible, field-selectable mounting options (upright, inverted, or canted) to achieve the appropriate field of view.
In low light, the camera automatically switches from color to monochrome by removing the IR filter to boost sensitivity, while maintaining image quality. For operation in the darkest conditions, automatic control of shutter speeds increases sensitivity by more than 50 times.
It has a full HD (1080p 30) imaging platform with multiple exposures capable of delivering high dynamic range (HDR) video in scenes with simultaneous bright and dark areas. When operated in HDR mode, the camera makes multiple, simultaneous exposures of the same scene to capture details in both bright and dark parts of the scene. The camera has been tuned to deliver high-quality HD video in both day and night operations.
Sodium Vapor Lamp White Balance
The camera captures video under a sodium vapor lamp (a street lamp or tunnel lamp). Uncorrected images under these conditions have a yellowish tint, which can make identification difficult. In the Sodium Vapor White Balance mode, the camera automatically compensates for the light from a sodium vapor lamp to restore objects to their original color.
For night-time hours, an optional, field-installable MIC illuminator enables detection of objects more than 525' (160 m) away, and unique 3D Diffuser technology ensures even illumination across the entire scene. Ensuring long-term reliability, the patented integrated Constant Light technology automatically controls and adjusts output to deliver a consistent level of illumination performance throughout the life of the product - even when operating in fluctuating temperatures. The MIC illuminator consists of both IR and white light LEDs, and operators can switch between the two light sources with a single click.
5 Pre-Programmed User Modes
Five pre-programmed but configurable user modes, optimized with the best settings for a variety of typical applications, make on-site programming easy and user-friendly. Users can select from the menu the mode that best defines the environment in which the camera is installed. General mode is suitable for most applications, Low Light mode for optimized performance for scenes with low-light level, Motion mode to minimize motion artifacts such as when monitoring traffic or fast-moving objects, Vibrant mode provides enhanced contrast, color reproduction, and sharpness, Illuminator mode for optimized performance when using the MIC illuminator accessory. Users have the ability to customize these modes, if necessary, for the specific requirements of the site.
As PTZ cameras continue to increase their optical zoom capabilities, image stabilization becomes critical to eliminate movement caused by unstable camera mounts. Minor movement of the camera mount can shift the field of view by a large distance when the camera is zoomed to a high value, which renders images unusable. The camera incorporates an Image Stabilization algorithm that allows the camera to detect continuous vibration. If it detects vibration, the camera dynamically corrects the shaky video in both the vertical and horizontal axis, resulting in exceptional image clarity and a stable field of view on the monitor.
Superior Privacy Masking
The camera allows for a total of 24 individual privacy masks, with up to 8 displayed in the same scene. These can be programmed with 4 corners each. Each mask changes size and shape smoothly and quickly, ensuring that the covered object cannot be seen.
Sophisticated Alarm Responses
The camera supports advanced alarm control that uses sophisticated rules-based logic to determine how to manage alarms. In its most basic form, a 'rule' could define which inputs should activate which output. In a more complex form, inputs and outputs can be combined with pre-defined or user-specified commands to perform advanced camera functions.
PTZ Drive and Mechanism
The camera features a full 360° continuous rotation pan and 290° tilt control (on upright models without illuminators) and quick, 120°/90° per-second pan/tilt speeds for viewing capability. Small increment pan speeds from just 0.2° per second to 120° per second gives the user precise control. This speed control is especially important when used with video analytic systems, particularly for tracking subjects when fully zoomed in.
The AutoScaling (proportional zoom) and AutoPivot (automatically rotates the camera) features ensure optimal control. The camera supports 256 pre-positions and 4 separate guard tours. A standard preset tour has a capability for up to 256 pre-positions, with a configurable dwell time between pre-positions. A custom preset tour has a capability for up to 64 pre-positions that can be programmed in any order with a configurable dwell time between pre-positions. The 2 record/playback tours allow recording of the camera movements that an operator makes, including pan, tilt, and zoom, and can be played back in a continuous manner. The total duration of record/playback tours can be up to a maximum of 30 minutes. The duration varies depending on the amount of commands sent to the camera during recording.
Content-Based Imaging Technology
Content-Based Imaging Technology (C-BIT) is used to radically improve image quality in all lighting conditions and to identify areas for enhanced processing. The camera examines the scene using intelligent video analytics and provides feedback to retune the image processing. This provides better detail in the effective areas and all-round performance. With IVA, the intelligent Automatic Exposure (iAE) technology, for example, allows you to view moving objects in bright and dark areas of a scene.
Noise Reduction Features Reduce Bandwidth and Storage Requirements
The camera uses advanced noise reduction algorithms to analyze the scene and reduce noise artifacts. The low-noise image and the efficient H.264 compression technology combine to provide clear images while reducing bandwidth and storage compared to other H.264 cameras. This results in reduced-bandwidth streams that still retain a high image quality and smooth motion. The camera provides the most usable image possible by cleverly optimizing the detail-to-bandwidth ratio.
With built-in Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA), the camera reinforces the concept of Intelligence at the Edge. IVA is Bosch's state-of-the-art intelligent video content analysis technology. With IVA, the camera reliably detects and analyzes moving objects while suppressing unwanted alarms from spurious sources in the image. IVA also allows the camera to detect multiple object behaviors including idle and removed objects, loitering, multiple-line crossing, and trajectories. IVA supports BEV (Bird's-Eye-View). People Counter and Assisted Self-Calibration Configurable detection filters improve reliability and reduce operator work load.
The camera utilizes the built-in Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) to follow an individual or an object continuously. Objects detected by IVA when the camera is in a stationary position activate the Intelligent Tracking feature, which controls the pan/tilt/zoom actions of the camera to keep the tracked object in the scene. The new Intelligent Tracking is based on robust flow detection algorithms which can reliably track moving objects even under challenging scenes. The tracking and detection reliability can be enhanced further with virtual masking for scenes with a lot of background motion such as trees or other objects creating constant motion in the scene.
The camera supports 3 modes for intelligent tracking Auto, Click, and IVA-triggered mode. When configured in Auto mode, the camera actively analyzes the video to detect any moving object. If it detects movement, it begins to track the object. This mode is most useful for scenarios where no motion is expected in the scene.
In the Click mode, users can click an object moving in the live video image to enable the camera to track the movement of the selected object. This mode is most useful for scenarios where normal scene activity is expected.
In the IVA-triggered mode, the camera continuously analyzes the scene for IVA alarms or IVA rule violations. If an IVA rule is violated, the camera triggers the advanced tracking feature of the camera to start following the object / person that triggered the alarm. This unique combination of robust IVA and Intelligent Tracking allows the camera to track moving objects of interest without getting distracted by other moving objects in the scene.
The camera offers Virtual Masking, which gives users flexibility to mask parts of the scene which should not be considered for flow analysis to trigger Intelligent Tracking. This allows users to mask background motion in the scene such as moving trees, pulsating lights, busy roads from IVA/Tracking without blocking it from the video.
Common Product Platform (CPP4)
The camera is designed using the Bosch CPP4 which is also used in other Bosch flagship products such as DINION, AUTODOME, and FLEXIDOME. The common product platform approach allows cameras in multiple families to have common features and menu structure. This can save integration and training efforts for installers and operators.
The camera offers advanced streaming capabilities so that you can configure the camera to use the latest network technology. The camera is designed on the most efficient and powerful H.264 encoding platform capable of delivering high-quality HD video with very low network load. The intelligent encoding capabilities drop the bandwidth consumption to very low levels if the camera detects no motion in the scene. The camera is capable of quad streaming which allows the camera to be configured to deliver independent, configurable streams for live viewing, recording, or remote monitoring on constrained bandwidths.
The camera conforms to the ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) specification which guarantees interoperability between network video products regardless of manufacturer. The ONVIF Profile S specification allows easy integration with the conformant devices and VMS. ONVIF conformant devices are able to exchange live video, audio, metadata, and control information, and ensure that they are automatically discovered and connected to network applications such as video management systems.
Ease of Installation
The camera has been designed for quick and easy installation and supports mounting in upright, inverted, or canted orientation. The field-selectable canting option allows the upper section of the camera to be tilted at a 45° down angle. This is very useful for installations where it is necessary to view the scene directly under the camera. No matter the installation position, the camera will provide the perfect field of view.
The camera has a wide range of mounting and other accessories, including a new Hinged DCA mount, a wall mount, a corner mount, a pole mount, and a high-capacity 24VAC power supply. In addition, a sunshield is available when the camera will be installed in hot, sunny locations. To connect external alarm signals and control optional external washer pump devices, an inexpensive ‘alarm/washer’ interface accessory unit is available.
If a more sophisticated installation is required, connect the camera to the advanced accessory named VIDEOJET connect, which includes an integrated HPoE network connection, 2-standard network interfaces, integrated Bosch transcoder technology, Compact Flash-based local storage, a built-in network switch, alarm/washer control interfaces, audio I/O, and 2 sockets for use with SFP-based network fiber optic modules.
Robust Design Rated to an Industry-Leading IP68, NEMA 6P, IK10
Subjected and certified to rigorous dust and immersion tests (IP68, NEMA 6P) and impact test (IK10), the camera is suited for installation in even the most unforgiving environments. The camera's aluminum housing receives a corrosion protection surface treatment, along with robust, powder coat paint. Reliable O-ring seals completely protect the internal components from the external environment, meaning that there is no need to pressurize the camera.
Dual Power Options
The camera can be powered over a CAT5/6 PoE network interface cable with a Bosch 60W Midspan (NPD-6001A, sold separately). For maximum reliability, the camera can be connected simultaneously to both a Bosch Midspan and a separate 24VAC source. The camera is designed to accept a standard 24VAC power source if a PoE network interface will not be used. Refer to the table in the Installation/configuration notes section for more information.
Users can remotely upgrade the camera whenever new firmware becomes available. This ensures up-to-date products, thus protecting investment with little effort.
The camera is subject to a comprehensive and demanding battery of endurance tests such as HALT (highly accelerated life testing) to make sure durability.
The camera has several built-in sensors / advanced diagnostics that display warnings on the camera's OSD about the health of the camera. The diagnostics log records the events such as low voltage when a drop in incoming power below the level where the camera becomes non-functional, high temperature when the internal temperature exceeds specifications, low temperature when the internal temperature exceeds minimum levels, high humidity when the internal humidity exceeds 70%, high vibration when the acceptable level of acceleration forces was exceeded, total hours of camera operation, and illuminator aging history.
Certain events also appear on the camera's OSD. These diagnostic records are available for the installation or service technician to review.
In the Box
Bosch MIC-7230-PB4 MIC IP Dynamic 7000 HD Outdoor Day/Night PTZ Camera (Black)
Via web browser (such as Internet Explorer version 7.0 or later), Bosch Configuration Manager, Bosch Video Management System (BVMS), Bosch Recording Station (BRS), or Bosch Video Client (BVC), or support for third-party software
Option with “H.264 MP SD” Selected for Stream 1: H.264 MP SD
The options available in stream 1 depend on the value in the maximum frame rate field in the installer menu in camera configuration.
Non-Recording Profiles: 2 x non-recording (I-frame Only) Streams / Profile Options: HD Image Optimized, HD Balanced, HD Bit Rate Optimized, SD Image Optimized, SD Balanced, SD Bit Rate Optimized, DSL Optimized, and 3G Optimized.
16 independent sectors with 20-character per title
Privacy: 24 individually configurable masks Virtual: 24 individually configurable masks to hide parts of the scene like background motion such as moving trees, pulsating lights, busy roads, etc., which should not be considered for flow analysis to trigger Intelligent Tracking
256, each with 20 characters per title
2 Types of Tours: 2 recorded tours, maximum total duration 30 minutes (depending on amount of commands sent during recording) 1 preset tour consisting of up to 256 scenes consecutively, and 1 customized up to 64 scenes
Requires 60-minute warm-up prior to PTZ operations.
-76 to 158°F (-60 to 70°C)
0 to 100%
130 mph (209 kmph) (sustained), gusts up to 180 mph (290 kmph) Effective Projected Area (EPA): 0.044m² (0.47 ft²)
Standard, long-life silicone wiper
Certifications & Approvals
Complies with the SMPTE 274M-2008 Standard in Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Scan: Progressive Color Representation: complies with ITU-R BT.709 Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Frame Rate: 25 and 30 fps
Complies with the 296M-2001 Standard in Resolution: 1280 x 720 Scan: Progressive Color Representation: complies with ITU-R BT.709 Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Frame Rate: 25, 30, 50 and 60 fps
Complies with FCC Part 15, ICES-003, and CE regulations, including latest versions of EN 50130-4, EN 55022:2006 inc. AL:2007, EN 61000-3-3, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-2, and EN 50121-4 (Railway applications)
Conformity to EN 50130-4 requires the power supply unit to be conformant to the EN 50130-4 standard
Complies with UL, CE, CSA, EN, and IEC Standards 60950-1 & 22
IP68, 3.3' (1.0 m) submersion for 24 hours, NEMA 6P