Bosch MIC-612HIALW36N PTZ Network Thermal Camera (50mm, White, NTSC)

Bosch MIC-612HIALW36N PTZ Network Thermal Camera (50mm, White, NTSC)

Bosch MIC-612HIALW36N PTZ Network Thermal Camera (50mm, White, NTSC)


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Bosch MIC-612 overview

  • 1Description

The white MIC-612HIALW36N PTZ Network Thermal Camera from Bosch is designed to offer a reliable, robust surveillance solution for security applications that demand excellent performance. The camera offers a ruggedized dual optical/thermal image capture solution. When powered by a MIC IP Power Supply, the camera becomes an IP-enabled device with extra features, such as IVA (Intelligent Video Analysis), and the ability to record video on a network-attached RAID iSCSI storage device or locally on a user-supplied SD or SDHC card (32GB maximum). Operators can select either the visible video image or the thermal video image through the network connection provided by the MIC IP Power Supply.

A day/night camera core with 36x optical zoom lens and a full 12x digital zoom, and an, un-cooled thermal imaging core sit side-by-side within the housing. The MIC612 has two video outputs: one for the optical camera, and one that is user-switchable between the optical camera and the thermal imager. The optical camera provides 550 TVL of horizontal resolution and incorporates Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) that improves dynamic range by 128 times and results in clear image reproduction in high-contrast environments.

AutoScaling (proportional zoom) and AutoPivot (automatically rotates and flips the camera) ensure optimal control. Day/night capabilities and high sensitivity allow the MIC612 to perform in varied lighting conditions. In low light, the optical 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, the SensUp control feature automatically reduces shutter speed to as little as 1 second. This increases sensitivity by more than 50 times.

The camera automatically compensates and restores objects to their original color under sodium vapor lamps. The thermal imager has user-selectable color options including White Hot, Black Hot, and others, and built-in sun protection that allows the camera to self-heal if pointed directly at the sun. It also has a user-selectable on-screen temperature display (spot meter) and alarm. Subjected and rigorous ingress certification tests, this camera is suited to installation in unforgiving environments, thus eliminating the need for pressurization.

Multi-Protocol Operation

The MIC612 incorporates Bosch's standard controller interface supporting on-screen menus and multiple protocols, including Bosch Biphase (OSRD), Bilinx, and Pelco P and D. This makes it simple to integrate and use the camera within systems that already use Bosch AutoDome cameras and systems.

PTZ Operations

Brushless motor technology ensures provides for a full 360° continuous rotation pan. The camera supports 99 pre-positions and 2 styles of Guard Tours, Preset and Record/Playback. The preset tour is capable of up to 99 pre-positions with a configurable dwell time between them and can be customized as to the order and frequency each preset is visited. The camera also provides support for 2 recorded tours, which have a combined duration of 15 minutes of movement. These are recorded macros of an operator's movements, including pan, tilt, and zoom activities, and can be played back in a continuous manner.

Privacy Masking and Image Stabilization

The MIC 612 has 24 individual privacy masks, with up to 8 masks displayed in the same scene. Unlike conventional privacy masks, these can be programmed with 3, 4, or even 5 corners to cover more complex shapes. Each mask changes size and shape to ensure that the covered object cannot be seen. Each mask can appear in black, white, or blurred. Blurred is useful when privacy is an issue, but determining the presence of motion is still required. Image stabilization algorithms in the optical camera reduce camera shake in both vertical and horizontal axes, resulting in increased image clarity (pixel displacement up to ±10% for frequencies up to 10 Hz) without reducing camera sensitivity.

Installation and Servicing

The MIC612 is compatible with all MIC Series brackets and control equipment for easy installation, integration, and operation. These brackets, as well as connection cables and power supply units for the camera, are sold separately. The camera can be installed upright or inverted. Bosch's Configuration Tool for Imaging Devices (CTFID) allows users to control PTZ, change camera settings, and update firmware from remote locations without any need for additional wiring. The camera has built-in diagnostics to simplify service and minimize downtime. Using the Onscreen Display (OSD), a technician can check critical parameters (such as internal temperature) to verify that the camera is functioning within acceptable operating limits.


Certified to rigorous dust and immersion tests (IP68 and NEMA 6P), this MIC Series camera is suited to installation in unforgiving environments. ‘O’ ring seals completely protect the internal components from the external environment, meaning that there is no need to pressurize the camera. To guarantee the seal, the factory subjects each MIC camera to a 100% leak test before shipping. In addition, the cameras’ aluminum construction is protected from corrosion by 2 different processes: first, it receives a coating of Alodine 5200, a chromate conversion coating of aluminum that is used in the aerospace and defense industries, where a protective layer is required to improve corrosion resistance. Second, it receives a powder-paint coating. The camera is sealed with ‘O’ rings and can operate submerged in up to 3.3’ (1 m) of water for sustained periods of time (maximum duration of 24 hours). They are not rated to be installed permanently under water. The thermal camera will show no detail if submerged.

Integrated Long-Life Silicone Wiper

Thanks to its integrated wiper, MIC612 is able to capture images in varied weather conditions.
In the Box
Bosch MIC-612HIALW36N PTZ Network Thermal Camera (50mm, White, NTSC)
  • Nebar Gasket
  • 8 x M8 Stainless Screws and Washers
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Bosch MIC-612 specs

    Optical Camera Core, 36x Day/Night
    Imager 1/4" EXview HAD CCD (progressive scan)
    Resolution (H x V) 768 x 494
    Picture Elements Approximately 380,000
    Lens 36x zoom, 3.4 to 122.4mm, f/1.6 to 4.5
    Zoom Speed 4 seconds (optical Wide to optical Tele)
    6.2 seconds (optical Wide to digital Tele)
    Focus Automatic with manual override
    Iris Automatic with manual override
    Field of View 57.8º to 57.8º
    Video Output 1 V p-p, 75 Ohms
    Gain Control Auto/Manual/Maximum (-3 dB to +28 dB, 2 dB steps)
    Aperture Correction Horizontal and vertical
    Digital Zoom 12x
    Horizontal Resolution 550 TVL typical
    Sensitivity 30 IRE: Day Mode
    SensUp Off: 0.66 lux
    SensUp On (1/4s, 15X): 0.04 lux

    Night Mode
    SensUp Off: 0.104 lux
    SensUp On (1/4s, 15X): 0.0052 lux

    50 IRE: Day Mode
    SensUp Off: 1.4 lux
    SensUp On (1/4s, 15X): 0.1 lux

    Night Mode
    SensUp Off: 0.209 lux
    SensUp On (1/4s, 15X): 0.0103 lux
    Filter Automatic IR cut filter
    Electronic Shutter Speed 1/1 to 1/10,000 seconds (22 steps)
    Wide Dynamic Range 92 dB (50 dB with WDR off)
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio >50 dB
    White Balance 2000 to 10,000K
    Thermal Camera Core
    Imager Focal Plane Array (FPA), uncooled Vanadium Oxide microbolometer, 7.5 Hz
    Resolution 640 × 480 pixels
    Lens Thermal: 50mm (f/1.2)
    Field of View 12.4 x 9.9°
    Spectral Response 7.5 to 13.5 μm
    Thermal Sensitivity <50 mk f/1.0
    Digital Zoom 2x, 4x
    Focus Factory set at infinity focus
    Recognition Range Human 5.9 x 1.6’ (1.8 x 0.5 m)
    Detection: 4921’ (1500 m)
    Recognition: 1247’ (380 m)
    Identification: 623’ (190 m)

    Object: 7.5 x 7.5’ (2.3 x 2.3 m)
    Detection:  12,795' (3900 m)
    Recognition: 3478' (1060 m)
    Identification: 1772' (540 m)
    AGC (Automatic Gain Control) Outdoor (default mode), Indoor, Low Contrast
    User-selectable Thermal Modes White Hot (default mode), Black Hot, Fusion, Rainbow, Globow, Ironbow 1, Ironbow 2, Sepia, Color 1, Color 2, IceFire, Rain
    Drive Unit Brushless integral pan/tilt motor drive
    Pan Range 360° continuous rotation
    Tilt Angle 180°
    Tilt Range -58 to 90°
    Pan Speed 0.2 to 72° per second (variable)
    Tilt Speed 0.2 to 90° per second (variable)
    Pre-Position Speed 120°/second
    Preset Accuracy ±0.30° (typical)
    Proportional Pan / Tilt to Zoom Yes
    Audible Noise <66dB
    Input Voltage 18 VAC, ±10%, 50/60 Hz (dual source)
    Power Consumption Camera: 20.5 VAC
    With heater: 8.5 VAC
    Input Current Camera: 1.1 A, Heater: 0.5 A
    Sectors/Titling 16 independent sectors, each with 20-character title
    Privacy Masking 24 individually configurable privacy masks
    Prepositions 99, each with 20-character title
    Guard Tours Recorded Tours: 2, total duration 15 minutes
    Preset Tours: 1, consisting of up to 99 scenes, consecutively, and 1 customized up to 99 scenes
    Camera Control RS-485, Bilinx (coaxial)
    Washer Drive Optional washer kit (MIC-WKT Kit used with the appropriate HAC-WAS washer pump)
    Communication Protocol Bosch (Bilinx, OSRD), Pelco D/P
    Bosch OSRD requires use of converter device (MIC-BP3 or MIC-BP4, sold separately)
    (Bicom/Bilinx support on visible channel only)
    Languages English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
    User Connection
    Power Via composite cable (available separately)
    Control Data RS-485 (Twisted pair; Simplex, half and full duplex operation via composite cable), Biphase ±, (Optional; requires MIC Biphase module with external power supply)
    Video Dual coaxial via composite cable (sold separately) (Optical and optical/thermal cameras selectable)
    Alarm Input 1 tamper input (8 additional inputs possible with optional alarm card)
    Relay Outputs 2 relay outputs and washer relay output only with optional alarm card
    Alarm Communication Tamper switch (ground connection)
    Software CTFID software allows direct connection to a USB-equipped PC via the MIC Series PSU over a full duplex to provide access to all camera functions and useful diagnostic tools
    Ingress Protection Rating IP68/NEMA 6P
    Operating Temperature -40 to 140°F (-40 to 60°C), with heater
    Cold Start -40°F (-40°C) (Requires 30-minute warm-up prior to PTZ operations)
    Storage Temperature Range -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)
    Humidity 0 to 100%
    Wind Rating 150 mph (240 kph) (sustained)
    Camera: 517 N (116 lbf)
    Wall Mount: 130 N (29 lbf)
    Effective Projected Area (EPA) Camera: 0.192 m² / 2.06 ft²
    Wall Mount: 0.0483 m² / 0.52 ft²
    Vibration IEC 60068-2-6
    Test Fc: Vibration (operational), 10m/s² (1.0 g)
    Shock IEC 60068-2-27
    Test Ea: Shock, 30 g
    IK Code IK10
    Viewing Window Tempered flat glass (optical) and germanium covering (thermal)
    Construction Machined aluminum
    Finish Alodine 5200 surface treatment with powder-coat paint, sand finish
    Window Wiper Standard, long-life silicone wiper
    Heater Standard
    Dimensions 10.5 x 17.8 x 7.9" (267 x 452 x 201 mm)
    Weight 23.5 lb (10.66 kg) including 4" pitch circle diameter (PCD) base

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