Security Systems

Enterprise-class video management made easy New Video Management System version 4.0 from Bosch adds key features

  • Video Management in multi-site environments
  • ONVIF camera support for 3rd party cameras
  • Live viewing and playback on mobile clients
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  • September 25, 2012
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Munich – The Video Management System (BVMS) from Bosch is easy to use even for large enterprise systems. Each component is configured out-of-the-box with just a few clicks, ready for instant start-up. Its simple usability-tested functions allow for intuitive use of the software, enabling operators to work more efficiently and effectively.

With BVMS all the cameras, no matter where they are recording behave the same to an operator. Their set-up and configuration can be carried out from any location, and this is facilitated by automatic discovery and assignment of IP addresses. “In short, any camera added to the network becomes a completely active part of the security system within minutes,” explains Gerard Otterspeer, Product Marketing Manager Video Systems at Bosch Security Systems.

With the update to version 4.0, BVMS now enables the central monitoring and operation of multiple sites over low bandwidth. This is configurable per user group, determining what the central monitoring site can see from sub-systems – an important consideration for legally separate entities. Moreover, the transparent licensing scheme means there is no need for a license for each camera within the multi-site environment, but simply per sub-system. “That makes it easy to integrate additional channels, workstations and even functionality as the need arises,” says Gerard Otterspeer.

Operators will also benefit from the introduction of access via mobile devices. The system now supports live viewing and playback on mobile clients, including permissions from the BVMS. The new client is configured such that current BVMS operators can log in using their existing credentials and control the cameras as before.

Finally, BVMS is now open to 3rd party cameras that support the ONVIF standard. This conforms to the proven concept of supporting a wide range of technologies, from analog Allegiant matrix systems right up to the latest HD and Intelligent Video Analysis techniques. As a result, users can easily migrate or extend their systems to take advantage of the latest video surveillance technologies, while retaining their existing equipment for a higher return on their investment.

Configurable for large enterprise systems and specific IT environments, BVMS is ideal for stadiums and arenas, factories and warehouses, schools, offices, and urban surveillance applications.

The Bosch division Security Systems is a leading global supplier of security, safety, and communications products, solutions and services. More than 12,400 associates generated sales of 1.5 billion euros in fiscal 2014. Protecting lives, buildings and assets is our aim. The product portfolio includes video surveillance, intrusion detection, fire detection and voice evacuation systems as well as access control and management systems. Professional audio and conference systems for communication of voice, sound and music complete the range. Bosch Security Systems develops and manufactures in its own plants across the world.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

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