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International CES 2015 in Las Vegas (January 6-9) Bosch shows smart solutions for a connected world Designed for a convenient, efficient, and secure life

The world is becoming ever more connected. And at times it seems as though the internet and globalization have developed a momentum of their own. Companies like Bosch can help shape these developments, however. At the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015, Bosch will be showcasing intelligent solutions designed to enable consumers to lead convenient, efficient, and secure lives. These sustainable solutions for a connected world range from smart sensors to smart energy solutions, from eMobility to automated driving, from smart software to smart cities, from telematics to thermotechnology, from home appliances to power tools.

Energy conversion is a core Bosch area of expertise. Bosch offers owners of residential and commercial buildings packages that combine technology and services. Bosch solutions intelligently link and control the generation and consumption of power and heat. This will make the power supply even smarter and more efficient, as well as more decentralized. Bosch’s expertise spans multiple areas here. Its technical systems know-how is the basis of heating and security control systems. The company also offers software and sensor technology as well as services for energy management, remote monitoring, and the handling of business processes. This allows customers to use energy and resources more efficiently, and to reduce costs. The internet of things makes it possible for devices and systems in buildings to communicate with one another.

By 2015, Bosch expects about 75 percent of the world's population to have access to the internet. At the same time, six billion things will be connected to the internet. This development will also bring about major changes in the market for energy and building technology in the coming years, and will pave the way for new services and business models. Bosch already has considerable experience in this realm, for instance with the 50,000 networked heating systems it has already sold. Bosch Security Systems already generates more than half its sales in the video surveillance segment with internet-enabled cameras.

Smart thermostat to control the heating at home via smartphone
Bosch is presenting a wi-fi-enabled remote room controller with a modern touch screen and a corresponding app, which allows users to control their heating systems via their smartphones. Compatible with a wide range of Bosch’s Greenstar gas and oil-fired boilers, the sophisticated smart thermostat allows heating to be adjusted from a smartphone or tablet using a wireless internet connection. The sleek black glass wall-mounted panel is simple to install and connects to the boiler using a low voltage two-wired connection. Through an easy-to-use free app, homeowners can take complete control of their heating and hot water, whether at home, at work, or on holiday. The app not only allows remote adjustment of heating and hot water settings, but also provides valuable information on gas consumption for both heating and hot water, helping homeowners to manage bills in an era of rising energy costs. And users can rely on the extremely high safety and data security standards Bosch has developed. Since all customer data is stored on the controller at the user’s home, privacy is assured – Bosch itself has no access to the data.

Open software platform for the smart home
For a home to be “smart,” it is crucial that all the appliances and systems in the home – e.g., washing machine, heating units, lamps or window blinds – can simply and securely exchange data with each other as well as with smartphones and tablets. ABB, Bosch, and Cisco plan to establish an international joint venture that will develop and operate an open software platform for smart home devices and applications. In addition to developing and operating a software platform, the companies intend to invite appliance electronics manufacturers, home automation vendors, and service providers to join a business ecosystem. The business ecosystem will aim to facilitate collaboration and incorporate a wide range of user requirements when developing the software platform.

Home Connect app connects home appliances from different brands
A common language for all domains is decisive when it comes to the connected home. Bosch is presenting the world's first solution that allows various home appliances from different brands to be controlled and a host of features used with just one app. In addition, Bosch is showcasing the first networked home appliances equipped with this system, including a fridge, an oven, a dishwasher, and a washing machine. The system is designed as an open platform that will keep evolving to cover a growing range of services.

Smart energy system increases efficiency and saves costs
Bosch is demonstrating how smart connectivity can be implemented for electrical and thermal energy using a photovoltaic system combined with the latest in heat pump technology. This solution allows users to consume the lion's share of the electricity they themselves generate from solar power in their own homes – which significantly reduces their electricity costs – while also powering the heat pump so it can extract heat from the air, water, or ground and convert it into energy that can be used for heating or hot water. The Bosch system features an energy management system that knows when the heat pump requires electricity and – provided there has been enough sunshine – answers that need with solar power.

At the heart of the smart control system is e.Control, which is connected to the household's electricity meter and monitors power flows within the home. The system is designed to always prioritize supply to any home appliances currently in operation. Should the photovoltaic system connected to a Bosch inverter generate any surplus power, e.Control sends a signal to the heat pump to heat the hot water tank. This means optimum use is made of the household's solar power, since it avoids feeding any surplus electricity into the grid at too cheap a price. What's more, it relieves the public grid.

Smart energy storage solution
Integrating the Bosch Power Tec BPT-S 5 Hybrid storage solution into this energy system boosts the degree to which a household can make use of self-generated electricity from the photovoltaic system. Even when the sky is overcast or after sunset, the storage system continues to provide the heat pump with a reliable supply of electricity. If the storage system has been integrated, any surplus electricity is sent to the powerful lithium-ion batteries before a signal is sent to the heat pump. When the hot water tank is heated, electrical power is converted into thermal energy, which in effect increases the stored energy. So running such a system is a large step toward achieving independence from the public grid.

Smart security systems for enhanced security at home
Another innovation being presented is a way to access surveillance video remotely. Limited bandwidth makes it impossible to stream HD video on mobile devices whereas dynamic transcoding technology delivers both smooth live video streaming and instant access to HD (1080p) images when needed, regardless of available bandwidth. Combined with the Video Security app, users are allowed access to camera controls, live video streams, and HD images via a mobile device anytime and from anywhere. It also enables users to instantly retrieve the correct video data from hours of recorded material.

Bosch is also showcasing burglar alarm systems. The B-Series intrusion control panels provide convenient security monitoring of homes and small businesses. These flexible panels offer customized security and remote operation from smart phones and tablets. B-Series panels can be programmed to control individual rooms or up to four distinct areas of a home or business property. This enables arming or disarming certain areas – such as a guest suite, sunroom, kitchen, or detached garage – without affecting other rooms. The panels check for open windows and doors, monitor smoke detectors, activate panic devices and perform other services to keep homes and businesses secure. The Remote Security Control app allows system operation from iOS or Android devices. Arm or disarm the system, check status and control monitored devices over the panel’s cellular connection, the internet, or through a local wireless network using a hand-held device. Event notifications – such as alarms or other warnings – can also be sent directly to mobile phones to keep owners informed about the status of their homes or businesses while they are away.

In addition, Bosch is presenting the Z-Wave Home Control Gateway. This solution allows Bosch B-Series control panels to be connected with Z-Wave devices including lighting controls, door locks, temperature sensors, IP cameras, and more, in order to provide customers with home automation and remote monitoring capabilities. Programming possibilities include automatically arming the security system when an exterior door is locked or disarming the system when the door is unlocked. When a user leaves home, tapping an “away” button on a smartphone can also trigger the doors to lock, the security system to arm, interior lights to turn off and the thermostat to adjust to conserve energy and reduce costs. These are just a few of the options available for effortless home control, as the intuitive wizard makes it easy for integrators to program trigger- or schedule-based automation tailored for each customer. A web interface allows the user access to a system dashboard and home control via an iOS or Android smartphone or other web-enabled device.

Smart mobility solutions: more safety and convenience on the road
20 years ago, the internet revolutionized computing. Over the next few years, it will revolutionize the car. At the CES, Bosch is demonstrating how it is making cars an active part of the internet – and bringing drivers a range of benefits. Bosch already has extensive know-how in all relevant areas. The company offers hardware that establishes the connection to the outside world, a flexible basic software suite that brings together service providers and users, as well as numerous related services.

The physical enabler for any smart solution is Bosch’s connectivity control unit. This small box is connected to the in-car network and comprises a GMS module for communication, and usually also a GPS module that provides data on the current position – important information for many services. Bosch offers the unit in various configurations for applications in passenger cars, trucks, as well as motorcycles. As early as 2016, for example, Bosch expects every new long-haul commercial vehicle in Europe and the United States to be offered with a networking solution.

The wholly-owned subsidiary Bosch Software Innovations offers a modular software suite that can be flexibly utilized. For example, it has been in use as the basis for a networked and easy-to-use vehicle charging infrastructure in Singapore since 2011 and as the basis for a fleet management service in Germany since 2013. From 2015, it will form the platform for an innovative intermodal transportation concept in Stuttgart.

Bosch’s new telematics services provide greater transparency and a clearer overview for fleet operators. Via the interface for the on-board diagnosis (OBD) system in the vehicle, journey and service data is sent to Bosch for data analysis. On the basis of this evaluated data, the fleet operator can optimize operating and maintenance times. Thanks to the integration of GPS vehicle tracking, services such as an electronic logbook and a theft warning system are also available. This helps to reduce the overall cost of the vehicle.

A truly lifesaving solution is the in-vehicle emergency notification service eCall. If the system detects that the vehicle has been involved in an accident, this information is sent to a Bosch communication center which is manned around the clock. The center’s multilingual associates contact the driver and alert the police as well as emergency services if necessary.

Bosch is pushing connectivity forward in workshops
Connectivity doesn’t end when the car has to go in for service or repair. Since vehicle electronics are getting ever more powerful and complex, Bosch has made it possible for workshops to access certain vehicle data helpful for error diagnosis and repair online. Bosch’s “Flex Inspect” diagnostic system can automatically read out the fault memory, check the battery, tire inflation pressure, and chassis geometry. On the basis of this, a customer service advisor is able to immediately discuss any necessary repairs with the driver. During the repair work, the technician can make use of augmented reality technology. After focusing the diagnostics tablet computer’s camera on the engine compartment, relevant information such as repair instructions and necessary tools are superimposed on the image. The time-consuming consultation of service manuals is thus unnecessary. Even parts that are hidden behind covers or the dashboard can be depicted as three-dimensional images. Error diagnosis and repair has never been so easy.

New display techniques and an appealing smartphone integration solution
On one hand, new connected services are leading to an ever increasing amount of information. On the other hand, driver distraction must be minimized. At the CES, Bosch is showcasing technical solutions that help to prioritize information and display it in a highly intuitive way. A particularly attractive approach is display-based instrument clusters. These replace conventional displays and project all of the instrument, navigation, and multimedia information into the driver's field of vision. Depending on the situation and the driver’s wishes, they offer different layouts. Two Bosch solutions for fully display-based instrument clusters are already in series production in the BMW i8 and the Audi TT, with more to come. Another cost-effective solution is the Bosch combiner head-up display. The system does not project the information onto the windshield but instead onto a small special plastic screen positioned below it. This image is superimposed on the scenery outside the vehicle in such a way that these appear to merge with one another at a distance of around two meters in front of the vehicle. Since 2014, the system has been installed in a variety of BMW Group vehicles.

Connectivity with the outside world is currently achieved mainly via the smartphone. With its mySPIN solution, Bosch is offering a highly appealing way to integrate Android-based phones as well as iOS-based ones. mySPIN creates a perfect device-vehicle link and ensures much safer and more reliable in-car use. Other Bosch infotainment systems being showcased at the CES demonstrate natural voice input or a navigation system that offers a proactive driving strategy based on real-time traffic info. To keep the new assistance and convenience functions up-to-date, the Bosch subsidiary ESCRYPT is showcasing a solution for secure wireless software updates.

Assisted driving and e-bike demos at the Vehicle Intelligence Marketplace
The mobility of the future is electrified, automated, and connected. At the outdoor area of the vehicle intelligence marketplace, Bosch is showcasing innovations that bring us a step closer to automated driving. A demonstration vehicle featuring the Bosch traffic jam assistant will prove that self-guided driving in heavy traffic already has become reality. The car can brake, accelerate, and steer within its lane completely independently. The driver still has to monitor the vehicle, but the overall burden is much lower. Visitors are also welcome to try out e-bikes of various brands featuring Bosch e-bike drive units on a dedicated course. There will also be an overview of Bosch’s various sensor technologies as well as its wide range of electromobility solutions, from e-bikes and e-scooters to hybrid and fully-electric vehicles.

Smart devices, software, and sensors
Bosch is the global market leader in the area of microelectromechanical sensors (MEMS), a key technology when it comes to connecting things over the internet. Today, every second smartphone in the world is equipped with Bosch sensors. Bosch's strategic aim is to offer solutions for connected mobility, networked production, as well as for networked energy systems and buildings. Intelligent sensors represent the next level of technical advancement. These are equipped with a radio interface and a microcontroller. As a result, sensors are able to transmit relevant data via the internet, for instance to mobile end devices. Software integration is decisive for the next wave of advancement in micromechanics, which are already widespread in automotive and consumer electronics.

All objects can be fitted with sensors and wi-fi devices and assigned their very own web address for exchanging data. This connectivity is the cornerstone of the internet of things. It is what makes connected living happen. Bosch provides sensors for a wide range of uses in the automotive and consumer electronics applications. Every second smartphone in the world is equipped with a Bosch sensor. Following the technological trend to a greater range of measurable variables and increased intelligence, Bosch Sensortec will unveil a new multi-functional sensor at CES 2015 that integrates four measurands, enabling a new range of applications in areas such as consumer electronics, wearables, and the IoT. Bosch brand Akustica will also highlight its high-performance, HD voice microphone portfolio.

The aim is to transmit only relevant information to the internet, and not raw data. This local data processing calls for the special kind of systems know-how that Bosch brings to the table. But there is practically no limit to what can still be connected via sensors. As a result, things that were free of electronics in the past, such as doors and windows, will be able to transmit data on their status to the internet. In brief, micromechanics make the internet of things possible. With its new company Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions GmbH, Bosch aims to develop new solutions in this realm. The company focuses on the segments Smart Home, Transport, Logistics and Traffic, Smart Activity, and Connected Industry.

A new dimension in charging: Bosch Wireless Charging System
Bosch is the world's first supplier to enable the advantages of inductive energy transfer to be used with cordless tools. With its Wireless Charging System, Bosch is presenting a new dimension in charging technology and providing new ways to make working with cordless tools efficient, cost-saving, and time-saving. The technology, which is used in other areas in devices such as charging stations for electric toothbrushes and recently also in cellphones, is based on contactless energy transfer. An alternating magnetic field is generated in the transmitter using a coil. The receiver also contains a coil which is penetrated by the alternating magnetic field. This induces a voltage and generates a current flow. In the case of Bosch's Wireless Charging System, this means that the charger emits a magnetic field which is received by the battery and transformed into charging current. However, the power transferred is more than 50 times greater than that used in ordinary electric toothbrushes (one watt), in order to reach the same charging times as those provided by conventional power tool battery chargers.

3D printer for creative and functional purposes
The Bosch brand Dremel is presenting the Dremel 3D Idea Builder, the most user-friendly 3D printing experience on the market. This adds a new dimension to the brand’s robust portfolio of versatile tool systems. The Idea Builder is yet another high-quality, easy-to-use tool from Dremel designed to inspire and empower the end users to build on their own ideas with the support and mentorship of the Dremel Experts. Through a strategic partnership with Autodesk, Dremel will provide free print-ready 3D models and simple design tools, while continuing to release new design tools on to coach users through the building process.

Overview of Bosch at CES

January 5, 2015, 8 a.m. PDT
Bosch Press Conference
with Dr. Werner Struth,
Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH
Mandalay Bay South Convention Center, Level 2, Ballroom F

January 6-9, 2015

Bosch Booth 71032
Sands Expo, Smart Home Marketplace

Bosch Outdoor Experience
Bosch eMobility World
Bosch eBike Ride Course
Bosch Driver Assistance Driving Experience on Las Vegas city streets
Las Vegas Convention Center, Vehicle Intelligent Marketplace
Gold Lot near North Hall

January 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m. PDT
Panel “Getting to Low Power and Maximum Functionality through Sensor Fusion” with Stefan Finkbeiner, General Manager & CEO of Bosch Sensortec
Venetian Hotel, Level 1, Marco Polo 702 conference room

January 7, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. PDT
Keynote panel “Fast Innovation: Disrupt or Be Disrupted”
with Dr. Werner Struth,
Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH
and John Chambers, CEO, Cisco
Theater of the Westgate Hotel (formerly the LVH hotel).

January 7, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PDT
Panel “Obstacles on the Road to Self-Driving Cars" with
Dr. Dirk Hoheisel, Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, N261 conference room

January 7, 1-2 p.m. PDT
Panel "Evolution of the Smart Home" with
Dr. Rainer Kallenbach, CEO of Bosch Software Innovations
Venetian Hotel, Level 1, Room Casanova 605

January 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m. PDT
Panel "Eye on Automotive Technology" with
Jim Fish, Bosch Automotive Service Solutions
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, N261 conference room

Contact persons for press inquiries:
Christian Hoenicke, phone: +49 711 811-6285
Stephan Kraus, phone: +49 711 811-6286
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DCN multimedia Conference System from Bosch Software update v.1.2 introduces new possibilities

  • Supported conferences with up to 750 participants
  • Identification at seat of individual participants and ad hoc voting at seat are now possible
  • The use of special stem microphones for acoustically challenging environments are also supported
Munich – Bosch Security Systems has introduced a software update for its innovative DCN multimedia Conference System. Version 1.2 of the software offers new features that considerably expand the capabilities of the system. The new software supports inter alia the following possibilities: the participation of up to 750 people; identification at seats of participants (even if they choose their own seats), ad hoc voting at seat, and the use of stem microphones for acoustically difficult environments such as reverberant rooms.

Expansion of maximum number of participants
By expanding the possible size of the system, version 1.2 of the DCN multimedia software increases the maximum number of possible participants from 100 to 750. All participants are equipped with a conference unit (a DCN multimedia Multimedia Device) of their own. This makes the DCN multimedia Conference System suitable even for very large conferences – whether governmental or corporate – and capable of satisfying the growing needs of customers without requiring any new investment.

Identification at seat
Identification at seat allows conference participants to take a seat wherever they like and just log in from there; their names will then be displayed automatically in the list of speakers and on the camera screen. Participants can log in either by selecting their names from the list of participants or by entering their user names. However, if strict seating arrangements are required, participants are welcomed as they log in and the seats assigned to them are indicated. Passwords or systems of identification are used to prohibit unauthorized access.

Voting at seat
The new version of the software allows ad hoc voting at seat – ideal for parliamentary or local council proceedings – and no separate technical preparations for this are required. Conference participants can choose (in their own languages) between the options “For”, “Against” or “Abstain” without leaving their seats; coloured buttons make the system more intuitive. Votes are tallied by the conference unit to which the task is assigned, the results being displayed automatically on the 7”display of all participating multimedia devices.

Stem microphones for acoustically challenging applications
For noisy environments and rooms with poor acoustics, the new software as well supports the wearing of unidirectional stem microphones which are immune to interference from mobile phones. The microphones come in a choice of long and short goosenecks. The Multimedia Device detects the connected microphone and adjusts the audio settings accordingly.

Version 1.2 of the DCN multimedia software from Bosch is available worldwide with immediate effect.
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Bosch Security Systems - Maximize connected security Connectivity as a driver for growth
Gert van Iperen
President of the Security Systems Division
of Robert Bosch GmbH
at the press conference in Essen during the “security 2014”
on September 23, 2014

Ladies and gentlemen,

Security systems are becoming increasingly important in our globalized world; not only for companies and the public sector, but also for private users.
In 2013, the global market for security products and systems had a total volume of about 18 bill. euro and grew by two percent in real terms. However, growth momentum varied across individual regions. The particularly strong drivers of growth were the Middle East, China, the ASEAN states and Latin America. We are also seeing a positive market trend in some African countries, South Africa for example.
The development of the world market in 2014 has so far been somewhat better than the previous year and we expect real market growth of around three percent. However, we should not forget that such a prognosis must be viewed conservatively considering the current situation in the global market. The main impetus for growth continues to come from the emerging markets in China, Latin America and Asia Pacific. We also expect further growth in the Middle East and parts of Africa.

We are developing this market with our innovative security and communications systems as well as with our services. In 2013, we achieved sales of around 1.5 billion euro. Setting aside exchange rate fluctuations, that is three percent more than the previous year. Worldwide, we have our own branches in more than 50 countries and we work closely with partner companies in a further 150. We manufacture at five locations in Germany, Portugal, China, and America and employ around 12,000 associates overall.
In 2013, we managed to significantly increase our sales in Latin America, Russia, Turkey, the GCC states and the ASEAN states. Our installer business in Germany and the Netherlands also delivered positive results. I will go into more detail about this later.

Good business development in 2014
Now to the current fiscal year:
We expect an improved growth in 2014 compared to the previous year. With the exception of North America, we have experienced growth in all regions, even achieving double digit growth rates in Latin America, the Middle East and South Africa.

Major projects are making significant contributions to sales
Major projects such as "The Star"– an architectural highlight in Singapore – made significant contributions to our positive sales development. "The Star" is a shopping mall with over 100 shops and restaurants. The security solution for this multifunctional building includes systems for video surveillance, public address and access control. The entire security system is managed through our Building Integration System.

One particular highlight of this year was of course providing security for many World Cup stadia in Brazil. One example is the Salvador da Bahia stadium, which we equipped with security and sound systems. This is where the World Champion Germany played their first game against Portugal. 280 cameras, 500 speakers and 4,000 fire detectors were installed. This security technology enables the 50,000-seat stadium to be evacuated in just eight minutes in case of an emergency.

We have also enjoyed success with many projects in China, a market that is very important for us. One of these projects is providing security for the Minsheng Bank in Beijing. The Minsheng Bank is the first commercial bank in China that is mainly owned by private companies; it has over 200 branches. We installed a comprehensive integrated security system at their Beijing headquarters. The security solution included video surveillance, an intrusion system, access control, a public address and evacuation system and conference technology. All of the components in the buildings can be controlled from a central location.

Progressive connectivity as an opportunity for growth
In addition to developing innovative products and successfully delivering customer projects, our success as a business depends on us quickly identifying key trends and acting accordingly. We therefore monitor changes in user needs and user behavior very closely. I would now like to talk to you about the most significant trend within our market: connectivity!
In 2015, 75 percent of the 7 billion people in the world will have an Internet connection and some 6.6 billion devices will be connected. And these numbers will continue to grow from there. Connectivity is also having a huge impact on the security technology market.

The switchover from "analog" to IP is in full swing. For example, the proportion of IP video systems in the global market in 2011 was a little below 40 percent. By 2016, two-thirds of all camera systems will be IP-based.
The main reason for this is that IP offers significant advantages. This protocol enables safety and security systems to be tightly integrated. For instance, in the event of a fire alarm, it is possible to automatically display video footage of the affected area and floor plans. At the same time, the data from the access control system can indicate exactly how many people there are within this area. This enables a faster and more targeted response to incidents. Connected and integrated systems are also much more efficient to operate.
As IP is a universal protocol, in the future it will also enable a simpler connectivity of systems that will go far beyond our own field. We are looking at the integration of domains here. Only the open IP architecture enables the integration of security systems with other domains from lighting and air conditioning to entirely new applications such as connected "smart cities."

As a comprehensive provider, we at Bosch are responding to this development and have identified networking as being the main focus for the coming years. Under the slogan “Maximize connected security”, we will show you what we are already doing today at our stand.

Let us now turn to a particularly important aspect of connectivity: data protection. Firstly, we will look at data protection from a technical point of view. Our cameras have a smart card chip of the type also used in credit cards. On the one hand, this chip provides a unique number for the camera and therefore ensures safe communication with it. On the other hand, the chip generates the keys for encryption and stores them securely. Our cameras encrypt video, audio, meta and control data, allowing them to be operated securely even in open IP networks.
But technology is only one aspect of the issue; data protection is also an organizational task. At Bosch, we have implemented internal rules and regulations to support compliance with the legal requirements on data protection and information security – and we have done this with a particular focus on our customers' interests. In addition, we restrict access to personal or security-related data and conduct regular access control checks. We also raise awareness among our associates of how to handle this data and ensure they receive ongoing training.

Integration Partner Program
One key move in terms of connectivity is the Integration Partner Program (IPP), which was first presented at Security 2012. IPP enables us to support our partners in integrating Bosch products and systems even more simply and more comprehensively than ever before, whether for new solution concepts or existing installations. We have also turned IPP toward consultants, system integrators and end customers. For example, the program allows consultants and integrators to use all the innovative functions of Bosch products in combination with products from other manufacturers in a single comprehensive solution. IPP thus clarifies the logical orientation of Bosch toward open IP interfaces rather than closed, proprietary systems. To date, several thousand users have joined the IPP community and the number of partners is constantly growing. Partners include Genetec, Milestone Systems, OnSSI, Exacq Technologies, and Lenel. The program that began with IP video products is now being extended to include intrusion systems, access control, and management systems, and will in the future also serve fire detection and voice alarm systems.

Wide range of IP products
We already offer our customers a broad portfolio of IP products. Our connected devices are becoming more and more intelligent. As a leading manufacturer of video products, we are already very far advanced in this product field.

Beside data protection, an important aspect of connectivity for our customers is that the required data is available anytime, anywhere. This involves a huge torrent of data, and associated network overloads must be avoided. The challenge in the video sector is to develop systems that can efficiently manage content with an even higher resolution. We at Bosch offer significantly better solutions in this area than the industry standard.
Take the example of 4K ultra HD. This technology offers four times the resolution of the previous 1080p HD standard at 30 frames per second. This generally means a data rate that is about four times higher. The data usage rate of the Bosch 4K ultra HD camera is up to 50 percent lower than the industry average. In other words, in an existing IP network customers can either use more cameras with the same storage capacity or need less storage capacity for the initial amount of cameras. How does that work? Bosch uses “intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction technology (iDNR)” for this purpose. iDNR ensures that network bandwidth is only used when it is needed. If there is no movement or only minor movements in the picture, the data rate is lower. I would like to show you a short video that will explain the principle of iDNR.
To summarize once more: our IP cameras are well received in the market. In 2013, they were already generating 51 percent of our total sales of video cameras. This means a growth in sales in this product segment of 21 percent compared to the previous year. We expect IP video sales to grow by 20 percent each year up to 2020.

However, it is not only in the field of video that data transfer over IP is gaining importance. IP data transfer is integrated into our new MAP 5000 COM intrusion control panel without any additional hardware, making it the first system of its kind on the market. Our competitors' solutions still need a separate physical network device in addition to the actual intrusion alarm system. The MAP 5000 COM allows you to connect via standard IP networks or BoSiNet, our Bosch security network. This integration reduces hardware costs as well as installation and operating costs. In addition, it offers a more reliable system architecture and standardized programming, further limiting sources of error during configuration. The MAP is certified in accordance with VdS class C. The encryption is compliant with AES (Advanced Encryption Standard). It meets the highest standards and fulfills all requirements regarding critical infrastructures specified by the German Federal Office for Information Security.

New products at Security 2014
Now let's take a look at our new products, which we are happy to present to you at our stand.

Let's begin with our latest IP camera, the DINION IP ultra 8000 MP. With this camera, Bosch is setting new standards in the field of precise monitoring of large areas. Even when zooming in right on an object, the DINION IP ultra 8000 HD ensures that every detail remains recognizable. For example, the DINION IP ultra 8000 MP can monitor a large crowd of people at a soccer game while filtering out and identifying individual persons.

Following the introduction of ultra high resolution cameras, like the DINION IP ultra 8000 MP, Bosch will substantially change the market for panoramic surveillance at the beginning of next year. With the introduction of the FLEXIDOME IP panoramic 7000 MP Bosch will combine 12 megapixel imaging with the ability to continuously provide a 360 degree overview image without any blind spots. The advantage is that situational awareness can be substantially improved in, for example, high risk applications like airports without compromising on the level of detail. You can get a sneak peek of the FLEXIDOME IP panoramic 7000 MP in our demonstration room on the upper floor of our stand.
We have developed the MIC IP 7000 HD family for extreme applications. These PTZ cameras combine high-quality HD image capture with an IP68/NEMA 6P certified housing, meaning they can be used at temperatures from -60 to +60 degrees Celsius and humidity of up to 100 percent. They are also resistant to rain, snow, dust, wind and powerful vibrations. This means the MIC IP 7000 HD family is particularly suitable for outdoor use. It provides IP video images of the highest quality, and is used among other things to provide security for inner cities, highways and critical infrastructures.

There are also new developments within fire detection technology: With the use of video cameras for fire detection, we will be able to combine our expertise in both technologies in the future. These systems will open up new opportunities for special applications where conventional detection technologies have reached their limits. Examples of this are difficult ambient conditions, such as in tunnels, specialized production facilities or warehouses.

Let us now look at “Fire EVAC.” In this system, the Bosch Smart Safety Link networks our series-1200 and 5000 fire panels with the PRAESIDEO public address and evacuation system. The system is fully digital and is based on the IP protocol. This simplifies implementation and operation significantly. Thanks to the CAT5 connection this type of solution reduces the installation time for ten evacuation areas from two hours to two seconds. As you can imagine, this saves a lot of time and money. Our customers benefit from a considerably higher level of operational reliability as there is no possibility of wiring faults occurring. All systems, including the fire alarm peripherals and speaker, are certified in accordance with EN 54.

In the field of voice alarms and professional sound, we are showcasing our EN 54-certified ProSound and voice alarm/fire detection systems. A typical EN 54-certified "EVAC meets ProSound solution" is being implemented at a large velodrome complex south-west of Paris. We got the go-ahead on this project mainly because we were the first company to be able to offer the combination of voice alarm systems and ProSound components with EN 54 certification.

We would also like to present our cost-effective solution for audio playback in public address and voice alarm systems: The Line Isolator System (LIS) speaker.
The easy-to-install system comes without the need for expensive E30 wiring and creates redundant speaker loops for public address and voice alarm systems. LIS is currently being certified in accordance with EN 54 for the use in PRAESIDEO systems and is suitable for commercial use in buildings with lots of speakers – such as office buildings and hotels.

Of course, this was just a small selection of what we would be happy to present to you live at our stand.

Awards for attractive design
But it's not just the outstanding technology that's important; the appearance of the products, i.e. the product design, plays an ever greater role. Our products have already been recognized on several occasions this year for their attractive design. Here is a brief outline of some of these outstanding accolades:
  • The German Design Award 2014 for the Bosch DCN-D conference unit;
  • The Red Dot Award for the DINION IP 5000 video camera;
  • The International Forum Design (if) Award for three Bosch systems in the "Audio/Video" category. These are the DCN multimedia conferencing system and two components of the PLENA matrix;
The DCN multimedia conference system was used at the Nuclear Security Summit 2014 in The Hague.

Installer business for complete solutions from a single source
As I mentioned at the beginning, I would like to tell you about the development of our installer business. In this sector, we offer planning, setup, maintenance, and financing of security systems and solutions from a single source. Our main customers are the manufacturing sector, the public sector, banks, and service providers. This sector has until now been concentrated in Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. Since the beginning of September, our installer business has also been active in the security market in Austria.

Our installer business has developed well over 2013 and 2014. One recent example of our successful market progression is the complete security system with fire detection and intrusion alarm system plus video surveillance installed for air navigation service provider Deutsche Flugsicherung in Munich. We have also provided security for the Porsche Centre in Mannheim. In 2014, Bosch video cameras have begun to monitor the fuel pumps and shops at German Avia gas stations.

More and more customers are relying on our expertise as installers of integrated and connected security solutions, which are operated via the existing IP infrastructure and are centrally managed. We also offer the option of integrating security systems across multiple sites and connecting to external monitoring centers via our own VDS-certified security network, BoSiNet.

Another highlight here at the trade fair is "EffiLink," our Remote Services platform. "EffiLink" enables diagnostics and programming to be performed remotely, meaning that an on-site technician is often no longer needed. For example, we can use "EffiLink" to identify the causes of system faults remotely and rectify the error directly. And in the event that remote service is not possible, the information received can be used to provide valuable support to our service technicians on site. This saves resources and decreases the response time. "EffiLink" is hosted by the Bosch data center and is manufacturer- and system-neutral, meaning it is forward-thinking. Data security on “EffiLink” is safeguarded at all times by the Bosch IT security concept and by authentication and authorization management for system users.

Service sector expanding
The Bosch Communication Center is also expanding and as of September 1, 2014 bears the new name "Bosch Service Solutions". But it's not only the name that has changed. I will tell you more about this in a moment.
First of all I would like to turn to business development over the current and last year. The development of new business models in addition to our BPO services (Business Process Outsourcing) as well as internationalization are the key factors for economic success in this sector.
We offer our services in more than 30 languages and in 15 countries worldwide. We are currently expanding the business, primarily in North and Latin America. In the coming years, we will continue to grow on an international scale. There will be both site expansions as well as new sites in other countries.

Now let's go back to the name change – why are we now calling the former Bosch Communication Center "Bosch Service Solutions"? The name is indicative of the continuing development of our company. We have become more than a Communication Center; we are a leading solution provider in the area of Business Process Outsourcing for complex, technology-driven services. In addition, we develop, implement, and operate new innovative business models together with our customers. We see great potential for such services in both industrialized and emerging countries.

I would like to mention a particularly good example of this, which is our "fleet management" mobility service. This is a solution that, on the one hand, provides the customer with greater security and, on the other hand, a higher level of efficiency in the planning and control of their truck fleets. This involves a unit built into the vehicle that transmits relevant data, such as deviations from established routes, fuel consumption, and speed recordings, to our security monitoring center. Our associates analyze this information and forward recommendations for the optimization of fleet performance to our customers.

Ladies and gentlemen,
We can be happy with our success up to this point and look to the future with optimism. We are well positioned in terms of technology and sales. But we want to put our strengths, such as a high level of innovation, excellent quality, and a broad international presence, to even better use. And we will seize all of the opportunities that the interesting market of security technology has to offer.

We will continue to drive forward connectivity within security technology as well as the integration with other applications, such as facility and energy management. That is why we are focusing all of our attention on IP and open interfaces.

This focus is also reflected at our stand, stand 409 in hall 3. As already mentioned, our slogan this year is "Maximize connected security". We are thrilled to show you what we mean by this. Come and visit us. We are looking forward to seeing you!
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  • September 23, 2014
  • Presentations
  • Security Systems