Bosch’s robust MIC IP video security cameras get even smarter

16:22 | 12/10/2017
Picture a challenging physical environment: a national border in the blazing desert, a wintry railway yard in arctic temperatures, a partly foggy airport or a factory largely wreathed in smoke or dust. If a video security camera is needed, the right choice is the MIC IP camera family—one that goes to extremes.
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High winds, rain, fog, 100 per cent humidity, from temperatures as low as -40°C (-40°F) to as high as +65°C (+149°F), extreme vibrations, high impacts, even corrosion. The true potential of MIC IP cameras is the combination of their rugged design with the latest built-in Intelligent Video Analytics software that were specifically designed for the most demanding environments. With added features, like video analytics while moving and metadata fusion, situational awareness in extreme environments is substantially improved.

The built-in video analytics of both the MIC IP Starlight 7000i and MIC IP Fusion 9000i cameras allow them to distinguish false triggers from real threats: for instance, a tree moving in the wind that is not a person trying to climb a fence. They can blend out snow, rain, hail, or water reflection from the desired picture. MIC cameras are also extremely resistant to shaking caused by punishing winds, city traffic or bicycles parked against the camera pole.

Fueled by the Internet of Things, products are getting more connected and intelligent. An example of this is MIC IP Fusion 9000i’s metadata fusion feature. It fuses the metadata of the camera’s built-in optical and thermal lens and helps users to focus on ‘invisible’ things that need attention.

If the optical lens is blocked by smoke, the thermal lens can automatically trigger an alarm and still deliver a clear thermal image of the events. This is why MIC IP Fusion 9000i is ideal for situations that need maximum situational awareness and early object detection, such as perimeter protection at airports and critical infrastructure or monitoring of bridges, tunnels, and borders.

Another new feature is video analytics while moving, offered by both new MIC IP models. An operator is alerted instantly even at a remote location or the Intelligent Tracking feature is triggered when a moving object or person is detected as the camera pans, tilts or zooms. Once Intelligent Tracking is activated, objects are tracked automatically. Optimal capture of the moving objects is assured by the camera’s dynamic adjustment of its field of view.

Both MIC IP Starlight 7000i and MIC IP Fusion 9000i offer Bosch’s starlight technology as standard, with a 1080p resolution and 60 frame per second frame rate, enabling capturing highly detailed, fast-moving colour images in scenes with minimum ambient light (down to 0.0077 lux).

Perfect exposure in uneven light is safeguarded by the cameras’ High Dynamic Range of 120 dB. In fog or any other low-contrast environment, visibility is improved by Intelligent Defog. When light drops to zero, MIC IP Starlight 7000i can be complemented with an optional illuminator, enabling the camera to capture high-quality images in complete darkness at up to 450 metres.

Both cameras offer an integrated motorised silicone wiper to keep the glass clean. A window-defrosting function lets MIC IP Fusion 9000i capture the highest quality video, no matter the temperature. These self-cleaning capabilities, combined with the NEMA-TS2 rating, make MIC IP cameras an ideal choice for monitoring traffic in tunnels or on bridges.

MIC IP Starlight 7000i and MIC IP Fusion 9000i cameras offer Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction and Intelligent Streaming, combined with H.265 video compression. Depending on the content of the scene, this reduces bitrate by up to 80 per cent. It helps to keep video data manageable, while substantially reducing network strain, storage requirements, and costs, without compromising functionality and image quality.

Offering analytics while moving, Intelligent Tracking, metadata fusion, extreme ruggedness, and thermal solutions for early object detection, the new intelligent MIC IP moving cameras take safety and security to the next level.

By By Hoang Anh

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