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New IP camera FLEXIDOME HD VR in vandal-resistant design completes Bosch's Security Breakthrough product range

  • One compact dome housing for various HD imaging modules
  • Easy installation through remote focus and zoom functionality
  • Hybrid camera for simultaneous IP and analog signals
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  • May 29, 2013
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Munich – While today's video surveillance solutions need to meet a growing number of technical requirements, design considerations are equally important. Over the past few years, Bosch has introduced a series of advanced HD cameras that fulfill both these requirements. This successful Security Breakthrough product range is now complete with the launch of the IP camera FLEXIDOME HD VR. The VR suffix stands for vandal resistant, and this new camera is characterized by robust, compact dome housing – allowing for different imaging platforms in one unified design.

The FLEXIDOME HD VR camera offers a choice of imaging modules: 720p60 for superior, lowlight performance, 1080p for full HD resolution, and 1080p HDR for even the most challenging wide dynamic range scenes. All three modules make use of the same FLEXIDOME design, providing a unique freedom of choice and a unified esthetic for the latest in video security installations. In addition, the camera features Content Based Imaging Technology (CBIT), a Bosch innovation that provides intelligent dynamic image optimization. The CBIT-enabled cameras include two special modes: Intelligent Auto Exposure (iAE), which results in optimal details for objects of interest, plus intelligent dynamic noise reduction (iDNR) that lowers bandwidth requirements by up to 30 percent compared to other cameras.

For ease of use, the new FLEXIDOME HD VR is equipped with an automatic varifocal (AVF) lens. This significantly simplifies and halves the installation time since several cameras can be focused and zoomed remotely from the comfort of the control room. Furthermore, the AVF lens fully exploits the high sensor resolutions available with Bosch super resolution lenses. The camera is housed in a vandal-resistant design, supporting 90-degree horizontal viewing and the full range of mounting options.

“The FLEXIDOME HD VR completes our portfolio of HD Security Breakthrough Cameras,” explains Rob Bertens, Product Manager Video Systems. “It clearly represents a significant step forward in terms of design, image quality, ease of installation, and operation.”

Alongside its advances in operation and esthetics, the new FLEXIDOME camera is a hybrid system, supporting connections to existing analog devices and systems, including spot monitors. It thus allows for a gradual conversion from analog systems to high-tech IP solutions.

The FLEXIDOME HD VR works seamlessly with the Bosch transcoding technology as implemented in the Video Management System, the Video Client as well as in the storage solutions from Bosch. Video streams can be viewed from iPad, browser or the free Viewing Client from Bosch. This makes it ideal for applications in retail stores, restaurants, casinos, airports and public transport.
Bosch's IP standard- and high-definition cameras, encoders and analytics are ONVIF conformant and compatible with software and storage solutions of third-party integrators. This is supported by the Integration Partner Program, which gives partners immediate access to online tools for easy integration of management and recording software, video analytics, monitor wall systems and cloud monitoring. Further details of the Bosch Integration Partner Program are available at ipp.boschsecurity.com.

The FLEXIDOME HD VR camera will be available in May.

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.

Additional information can be accessed at www.boschsecurity.com

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.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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