The FLEXIDOME IP Starlight 7000 VR 1080p Flush Mount Dome Camera from Bosch captures 1080p HD images at 60 fps. The camera simultaneously transfers IP video and simultaneously outputs analog video via an SMB connector. This hybrid functionality offers an easy migration path from an analog CCTV to an IP-based system. The camera features a mechanical filter that allows it to capture images in mono with illumination as low as 0.0011 lux and in color to 0.0075 lux. The filter can be switched remotely, or automatically via a light level sensor or contact input.
Extended Dynamic Range Mode
The extended dynamic range mode is based on a multiple-exposure process that captures more details in highlights and shadows in the same scene. The actual dynamic range of the camera is measured using Opto-Electronic Conversion Function (OECF) analysis according to IEC 62676 Part 5. This method is used to provide a standard result which can be used to compare different cameras.
Content Based Imaging Technology
CBIT (Content Based Imaging Technology) is used to improve image quality in all lighting conditions and to identify areas for enhanced processing. The camera examines the scene using Essential Video Analytics and provides feedback to retune the image processing. This provides better detail in the areas that matter and better all-round performance. Essential Video Analytics technology, for example, allows you to view moving objects in bright and dark areas of a scene.
Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction
The camera uses Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction which actively analyzes the contents of a scene and reduces noise artifacts accordingly. The low-noise image and H.264 compression technology provide clear images while reducing bandwidth and storage by up to 50% compared to other H.264 cameras. The camera provides the most usable image possible by cleverly optimizing the detail-to-bandwidth ratio.
Area-based encoding is another feature which reduces bandwidth. Compression parameters for up to eight user-definable regions can be set. This allows uninteresting regions to be highly compressed, leaving more bandwidth for important parts of the scene.
The multi-streaming feature delivers various H.264 streams together with an MJPEG stream. These streams facilitate bandwidth-efficient viewing and recording as well as integration with third-party video management systems. Depending on the resolution and frame rate selected for the first stream, the second stream provides a copy of the first stream or a lower resolution stream. The third stream uses the I-frames of the first stream for recording; the fourth stream shows a JPEG image at a maximum of 10 Mbit/s.
Regions of Interest and e-PTZ
Regions of Interest (ROI) can be user defined. The remote e-PTZ (Electronic Pan, Tilt and Zoom) controls allow you to select specific areas of the parent image. These regions produce separate streams for remote viewing and recording. These streams, together with the main stream, allow the operator to separately monitor the most interesting part of a scene while still retaining situational awareness. Intelligent Tracking can follow objects within the defined regions of interest. Intelligent Tracking can autonomously detect and track moving objects or the user can click on an object which the tracker will then follow.
Recording management can be controlled by the Bosch Video Recording Manager (VRM) or the camera can use iSCSI targets directly without any recording software.
Insert a memory card into the card slot to store up to 2TB of local alarm recording. Pre-alarm recording in RAM reduces recording bandwidth on the network, and extends the effective life of the memory card.
The camera supports time-based or alarm-based JPEG posting to four different accounts. These accounts can address FTP servers or cloud-based storage facilities (for example, Dropbox). Video clips or JPEG images can also be exported to these accounts. Alarms can be set up to trigger an email or SMS notification so you are always aware of abnormal events.
Automatic Image Rotation
The integrated gyro/accelerometer sensor automatically corrects the image orientation in steps of 90° if the camera is mounted at right angles or upside down. The sensor image can also be rotated manually through steps of 90°. To capture details in long hallways without loss of resolution, mount the camera at right angles. The image is displayed upright at full resolution on your monitor.
Nine configurable modes are provided with the best settings for a variety of applications. Different scene modes can be selected for day or night situations.
A surge-protected analog video output allows full hybrid operation. This means that high resolution IP video streaming and an analog video output are available simultaneously. The hybrid functionality offers a migration path from legacy CCTV to a modern IP-based system.
True Day/Night Switching
The camera is a true day/night camera with a mechanical filter for daytime color and night-time imaging while maintaining sharp focus under all lighting conditions. The filter can be switched remotely or automatically via a light level sensor or contact input.
Special measures have been put in place for device access and data transport security. The three-level password protection with security recommendations allows users to customize device access. Web browser access can be protected using HTTPS and firmware updates can also be protected with authenticated secure uploads. The on-board Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) support, provide protection from malicious attacks. The 802.1x network authentication with EAP/TLS, supports TLS 1.2 with updated cipher suites including AES 256 encryption.
Video Security App
The Bosch video security mobile app has been developed to enable anywhere access to HD surveillance images allowing you to view live images from any location. The app is designed to give you complete control of all your cameras, from panning and tilting to zoom and focus functions. It's like taking your control room with you. This app, together with the separately available Bosch transcoder, will allow you to fully utilize dynamic transcoding features so you can play back images even over low-bandwidth connections.
The camera conforms to ONVIF Profile S, ONVIF Profile Q, and ONVIF Profile G specifications. Compliance with these standards guarantees interoperability between network video products regardless of manufacturer. Third-party integraters can access the internal feature set of the camera for integration into large projects. Visit the Bosch IPP (Integration Partner Program) website (ipp.boschsecurity.com) for more information.