Bosch bolsters analytics for MIC IP cameras

Bosch has improved video analytics for its MIC IP camera family that can handle temperatures from -40°C to +65°C.

The built-in video analytics of the MIC IP starlight 7000i and MIC IP fusion 9000i cameras allow them to distinguish false triggers from real threats. They can blend out snow, rain, hail, or water reflections. The MIC cameras are also resistant to shaking caused by winds, traffic or bicycles parked against the camera pole.

MIC IP fusion 9000i has a metadata fusion feature that fuses the metadata of the camera’s built-in optical and thermal lens and helps users to focus on ‘invisible’ things that need attention. For example, if the optical lens is blocked by smoke, the thermal one can automatically trigger an alarm and deliver a thermal image of what’s going on.

The camera is suited to situations that need maximum situational awareness and early object detection, such as perimeter protection of 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.

The MIC IP starlight 7000i and the MIC IP fusion 9000i offer Bosch’s starlight technology as standard, with a 1080p resolution and frame rate of 60 frames per second. The cameras can capture images with ambient light down to 0.0077 lux. They have a high dynamic range of 120 dB. In fog or low-contrast, visibility is improved by Intelligent Defog. When light drops to zero, the MIC IP starlight 7000i can be complemented with an optional illuminator, enabling the camera to capture images in complete darkness at up to 450m.

Both cameras offer an integrated motorised silicone wiper to keep the glass clean. A window-defrosting function is included on the MIC IP fusion 9000i. The cameras have a NEMA-TS2 rating and can be used for monitoring traffic in tunnels or on bridges.

The MIC IP starlight 7000i and MIC IP fusion 9000i cameras offer intelligent dynamic noise reduction and intelligent streaming, combined with H.265 video compression.

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