Ocularis 5 adds support for Bosch cameras
The strategic partnership between Bosch Security Systems and OnSSI has resulted in new integration capabilities with the Ocularis IP video surveillance and security platform. Ocularis 5.2 now supports client-side dewarping of streams from the Bosch FLEXIDOME IP panoramic camera family.
Bosch FLEXIDOME IP panoramic cameras offer a full 180-degree or 360-degree overview of an area in a single view. Available with five or 12 megapixel resolution at high frame rates, the cameras provide a complete overview without blind spots and easily capture moving objects. Dewarping of the panoramic streams within Ocularis 5.2 eliminates the image distortion caused by the cameras’ fish-eye lens.
“Blind spots can seriously undermine the reliability of video surveillance, but our panoramic cameras offer a solution by enabling operators to oversee everything in an area with superb clarity,” said Brad Eck, integration manager, North America, Bosch Security Systems. “Viewing detailed dewarped overview images within the powerful Ocularis video and event management platform improves the quality of any security operation – providing our mutual customers better visual information about critical events.”
Before this latest release, the Ocularis platform already supported video analytic events delivered from Bosch IP devices and the Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction (IDNR) feature of Bosch IP cameras, which cuts storage costs and significantly lowers network strain by reducing bitrate by up to 50 per cent. Other features supported include edge recording to prevent loss of video during network or server failures, multi-streaming, tamper and motion detection, and more.
“Many OnSSI customers rely upon the advanced capabilities supported by the combination of Bosch cameras and IP devices with the Ocularis video and event management platform,” said Mulli Diamant, vice-president of international business development, OnSSI. “The additional integration of these new panoramic cameras gives installers powerful new tools to address an even wider array of application scenarios and improve situation awareness for users.”