Rugged design meets video analytics
The true potential of MIC IP cameras is the combination of their rugged design with built-in Intelligent Video Analytics that is specifically designed for the most demanding environments.
Extremely robust cameras
No matter how tough conditions get, a video surveillance operation must always go on. That’s why Bosch has taken extreme measures to develop its MIC IP family of extremely rugged moving cameras even further. MIC IP cameras are built to perform in practically any environment.
The solid metal bodies of the MIC IP starlight 7100i, MIC IP ultra 7100i and the MIC IP fusion 9000i can withstand severe weather conditions. That includes high winds, rain, fog, dust and 100% humidity (UL Type 6P and IP68), temperatures from -40°C to +65°C, extreme vibrations (IEC60068) and high impacts (IK10). The superior metallurgy and finish of the MIC IP cameras provide exceptional protection against corrosion. The MIC IP starlight 7100i and MIC IP ultra 7100i are designed to satisfy salt-water and marine requirements with an ISO12944-6: C5-M (High) Aluminum Housing Components rating. They also feature a new drive train, enabling them to track slow moving targets as smoothly as possible. And all MIC IP cameras are guaranteed never to lose their homing position, returning to a preset position over the life of the camera.
Video analytics to improve levels of security
The true potential of the MIC IP cameras is the combination of their rugged design with built-in Intelligent Video Analytics that is specifically designed for the most demanding environments. Even in the most extreme conditions, video data can be interpreted directly at the source to further improve the level of security or enable the video data to do more than security alone.
The built-in Intelligent Video Analytics perfectly matches the robust design of the MIC IP cameras. This type of video analytics stands out from other video content analysis solutions because of its ability to differentiate between genuine security events and known false triggers. Triggers such as challenging environments with snow, wind (moving trees), rain, hail, and water reflections. Intelligent Video Analytics enables the detection of objects over large distances. When combined with the thermal imaging capabilities of the MIC IP fusion 9000i, it is the perfect solution for early object detection in mission-critical applications like the perimeter protection of airports, critical infrastructures and border patrol.
But these cameras also take a significant leap in what’s possible with built-in Intelligent Video Analytics and Camera Trainer functionality. The next step in the development of Video Analytics, this exciting development introduces “machine learning” capabilities to MIC IP cameras. They can be trained to detect objects or situations that matter most to customers. This fits perfectly in today’s market where there is no “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to security, or delivering data for business intelligence. It is this ability to identify new, user defined parameters, combined with existing alarm rules and filters that promises even greater accuracy and flexibility. Learn more about Camera Trainer .
Maximum situational awareness
The MIC IP fusion 9000i offers a unique feature in terms of video analytics: metadata fusion. It fuses the metadata of the camera’s built-in optical and thermal imager, providing users with full situational awareness - regardless of whether it’s the optical or thermal video stream that’s being watched. Metadata fusion helps users to focus on ‘invisible’ things that need attention. If an event is detected, but is not necessarily visible in the video stream being watched, an alarm is triggered anyway and users can simply click the alarm overlay box. The user will then see the video data related to that event.
Video analytics while moving
Another innovation offered by all MIC IP models is video analytics while moving. An operator is alerted, or the camera’s Intelligent Tracking feature is triggered, the moment a moving object or person is detected while the MIC IP camera is panning, tilting or zooming. Once Intelligent Tracking is activated, it ensures that moving objects are automatically tracked. Optimal capture of the moving objects is assured by dynamically adjusting the field of view.
Areas of expertise
Besides their rugged exterior, all MIC IP cameras have what it takes to deliver the highest quality of relevant video images - regardless of lighting conditions, time-of-day or object movement. One of the most outstanding features of the new MIC IP 7100i cameras is that it is the first camera of its kind to combine a rugged housing with 4K ultra HD resolution, with 12x zoom and optical image stabilization. It’s this ultra-high resolution, in a moving camera with full pan and tilt control that makes it ideally suited for mission critical applications over sizable surveillance areas where inferior cameras would simply not hold up. Based on a 1 inch UHD CMOS Sensor and a high-resolution UHD lens, these cameras provide the high quality details demanded by applications such as city surveillance, crowd management and perimeter security. Furthermore, unlike cameras with electronic stabilization, the optically-stabilized images will maintain pin-sharp pictures even in situations where the camera is subject to vibration, such as on bridges. There is also no need to cut off the field of view to compensate for the vibration electronically.
The new MIC IP 7100i cameras feature Bosch’s starlight technology (down to 0.0047 lux) as standard, combined with 1080p resolution and frame rate of 60 frames per second. But with new, advanced sensors, you can expect to be impressed with even better, highly detailed color images in extreme low-light situations. When light levels drop to zero, the optional illuminator in the MIC IP starlight 7100i camera ensures the greatest level of detail. In fact, all MIC IP 7100i cameras can capture high-quality images in complete darkness over a distance of up to 550m, ensuring objects of interest always have optimum illumination. The MIC IP starlight 7100i comes in a “base” version or an “enhanced” version, while the MIC IP ultra 7100i comes standard with the “enhanced” version. The “enhanced” version includes an in-window defroster to improve visibility, onboard storage capabilities, and an anti-backlash drive train for smoother, more accurate tracking and greater accuracy for prepositioning.
What makes the MIC IP fusion 9000i stand out is the combination of both an optical and thermal imager in one rugged housing, providing relevant images in any lighting condition. Together with the camera’s metadata fusion capability, the MIC IP fusion 9000i ensures early object detection by enabling images to be captured through smoke, in complete darkness or when objects or people are obscured by foliage.
Intelligent bitrate management and data security
All MIC IP cameras offer Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction and intelligent streaming, combined with H.265 video compression. Depending on the content of the scene, this reduces bitrate by up to 80%. It helps to keep video data manageable, while substantially reducing network strain and storage requirements, without compromising video quality. Like all Bosch network cameras, the MIC IP models offer various software and hardware measures, such as a built-in Trusted Platform Module, to keep video data secure.
Configuring and calibrating video analytics has never been easier and can be done in very little time by anyone. Simply enter the height of the camera and the rest of the calibration is carried out by the video analytics itself, based on information derived from the camera’s positioning sensors.
The out-of-the-box installation allows installers to pre-configure the MIC IP cameras while they are still in the box. Thanks to MIC DCA mounting accessories, the installation becomes even easier and can be done by a single person. Simply ‘hook’ the MIC to the DCA mount using the hinge feature and safely connect the electrical wires to the camera. The optional VIDEOJET connect 7000 supports High Power over Ethernet to connect multiple MIC IP cameras, which makes it an ideal configuration for installations along perimeters or highways.