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Bosch adds to X series camera line-up


July 6, 2021
By SP&T Staff

Bosch has launched the new Flexidome IP starlight 8000i X series cameras offering 2- or 4-megapixel resolution, custom optics, HDR (high dynamic range) X, and starlight X for enhanced image quality in scenes with low-light and fast-moving objects.

The new starlight X technology provides colour images down to 0.0061 lux due to its custom optics, image processing algorithms, and noise suppression. HDR X enables the cameras to optimize video capture in scenes with fast-moving objects with a dynamic range up to 144 dB, ensuring  exposure regardless of lighting conditions while reducing motion-related artefacts and blur in the daytime. The camera’s new 1/1.8 inch sensor  improves image quality across all light levels.

The cameras feature a robust, water- and dust-resistant design with an IP66 and IP6K9K rating and vandal-resistant IK10+ housing and can withstand temperatures ranging from -50 to +60°C (-8 to +140°F). Their dual-layer coating also protects against corrosion (IEC 60068-2-52 1344h).

Like all Flexidome IP starlight 8000i cameras, the X series has built-in AI featuring IVA and Camera Trainer to support predictive solutions. According to the company, this built-in AI enables these cameras to understand what they see and attach a layer of metadata to video feeds to convert video data into actionable insights. IVA is highly resistant to false triggers caused by weather conditions, such as snow, wind, rain, hail, and water reflections, and environments subject to vibration, such as on bridges. It provides automatic object detection over large distances, making it suited for perimeter protection of airports, parking lots, critical infrastructures, government buildings, border patrol, ship tracking, and traffic monitoring. Camera Trainer, based on machine learning, enables system integrators to tailor IVA to detect objects or situations that matter most to their customers.

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The new cameras also feature Bosch remote device management. With any Flexidome IP starlight 8000i camera, commissioning can be done wirelessly – no need for ladders or lifts. Installers can use the Bosch Project Assistant app installed on a wireless tablet or smartphone to adjust the pan, tilt, roll, and zoom (PTRZ) and set the required field of view without touching the camera or lens. With remote device management, any PTRZ adjustments required post-installation, such as new system layouts or altered high-risk zones, can be conducted offsite. System integrators can also perform services such as changing configuration settings or installing firmware updates.


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