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Bosch Unveils Latest ‘AutoDome’ Camera

Model provides the same 1080p or 720p resolutions, 10x optical zoom and compact size as the rest of the series.

Bosch Security Systems, Inc. a designer of communications, security and life safety solutions located in Fairport, N.Y., has expanded its “AutoDome Junior HD” (high definition) series with a new fixed camera model, the “AutoDome Junior HD Fixed Camera,” the company says in a written statement.

The AutoDome Junior HD Fixed Camera provides the same 1080p or 720p resolutions, 10x optical zoom and compact size as the rest of the series, “making it an ideal indoor fixed camera choice for applications where both highly-detailed imaging and aesthetics are important,” Bosch says.

The compact AutoDome Junior HD Fixed Camera provides discrete surveillance, is rugged, and its vandal-resistant housing helps protect the camera from damage and theft, ensuring years of reliable operation in the toughest environments, the company says. Banking, retail, casino, and government or commercial building applications can benefit from the camera’s crisp, clear images that make it easier to identify people or small objects, such as jewelry, Bosch says. HD video also delivers increased situational awareness with a 16:9 aspect ratio that maximizes the field of view without compromising image details.

Quad-streaming provides simultaneous streaming of high-quality video with differing frame rate and resolution settings for flexibility in system design, according to the company, which adds that clients can select 1080p or 720p HD video for recording with H.264 compression, while simultaneously sending JPEG images to a hand-held device.

The camera also offers built-in “intelligent video analysis” (IVA) software for the automatic processing of video signals and alerting of operators to potential security risks, Bosch says. The higher pixel densities captured by the AutoDome Junior HD Fixed Camera enables optimized performance of IVA with improved detection for loitering, line crossing and other potential threats.

To increase the ease with which the camera can be installed, the AutoDome Junior HD Fixed Camera allows operators to engage the camera from a remote head-end unit, eliminating the need for hands-on focusing at the camera, Bosch says. And once the camera is configured, operators can use its built-in web interface—the Bosch Configuration Manager or the Bosch Video Management System—to remotely position it and fix its location without removing the bubble or connecting a monitor directly to the camera.