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Bosch delivers AutoDome Easy II H.264 IP cameras

24 June 2010

High-resolution images from a compact PTZ dome

Bosch Security Systems has enhanced its AutoDome Easy series with the introduction of a durable pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) IP camera for indoor and outdoor applications. Designed to bridge the gap between fixed minidomes and traditional PTZ cameras, this unique IP camera provides customers with advanced features not found in other compact PTZ domes. Ideal for discreet surveillance applications in large retail stores, banks, schools and commercial office buildings, the AutoDome Easy II IP is over half the size and cost of traditional PTZ dome cameras and 20 percent smaller than most other minidomes. A single AutoDome Easy II IP provides as much coverage as four fixed minidomes, allowing users to monitor a larger area with fewer cameras for reduced system installation and maintenance expenses.  To lower bandwidth consumption and storage costs, the new camera uses H.264 compression for DVD-quality video with reduced bit rates. The AutoDome Easy II IP can generate two independent H.264 streams with up to 4CIF resolution and one JPEG stream simultaneously. Tri-streaming allows the camera to produce high-quality images for live viewing and recording while concurrently sending JPEG images to a remote server or device. Built-in iSCSI support also enables the camera to stream video directly to a network-attached iSCSI RAID array for storage. The powerful AutoDome Easy II IP features 360-degree high-speed continuous rotation along with variable pan and tilt speeds. The 120x  (10x optical/12xdigital) zoom autofocus camera gives customers an increased monitoring range and incorporates the latest digital imaging technology for sharper images that capture all the important details in a scene. With excellent sensitivity to below 1.0 lux, the AutoDome Easy II IP provides clear colour images even in low light conditions. Optional Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) enables the AutoDome Easy II IP to process video at the network¹s edge and alert operators to potential security risks. IVA allows the AutoDome Easy II IP camera to autonomously detect suspicious behavior, including loitering, idle objects, object removal and line crossing. With this intelligence at the edge, customers have the ability to only transmit video of IVA alarms over their network to reduce bandwidth requirements and improve operator response times. The AutoDome Easy II IP is easy to install and operate. Proportional zoom and built-in automatic focus assure optimal camera control and viewing at all zoom levels. Ninety-nine preset positions allow users to view critical monitoring areas with the touch of a button. In addition, compliance with the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) specification guarantees compatibility with other network video products, regardless of manufacturer. Surface, wall, recessed and pipe mount options, and an Outdoor Installation kit ensure the AutoDome Easy II IP fits nearly anywhere. The heavy-duty, tamper-resistant aluminum housing and rugged polycarbonate bubble protect the camera for constant operation, ensuring years of reliable operation even in tough environments.

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