Video servers (IP transmission) Comparison: Avigilon, Bosch  (4)

 
Video Inputs
4
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1
2
Audio Input
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--
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Alarm Input
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Compression Type
H.264/M-JPEG
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M-JPEG
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Network Protocols
HTTP, HTTPS, TCP, RTSP, UDP, RTCP, DHCP,NTP, DNS
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RTP, RTCP, UDP, TCP, IP, HTTP, IGMP, ARP, DCHP
RTP, Telnet, UDP, TCP, IP, HTTP, IGMP, ARP, ICMP
Image per second (IPS)
30 fps
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25 PAL, 30 NTSC
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Accessories
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Management Software for Videojet systems
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Other Inputs
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1
4
Video Outputs
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1
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No of Other Outputs
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1
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Interface
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10/100 Base-T Ethernet, RJ45
10/100 Base-T Ethernet, RJ45
Resolution TVL
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720 x 576
704 x 576

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Bosch provides IP CCTV solution to protect University of Sussex
Bosch provides IP CCTV solution to protect University of Sussex

Reliable technology from Bosch Security Systems is playing a principal role in a new CCTV installation at the University of Sussex as it extends the IP camera network to cover further areas of the university campus. The University of Sussex is a single site campus covering 280 acres on the outskirts of Brighton. Its CCTV system, specified originally in 2003 by the university in conjunction with specialist installers A.M Fire and Security, is a Bosch-based solution primarily based on dome cameras to cover critical areas across the entire site. As Trevor Clifton-Sprigg of A.M Fire and Security explains: "There are 120 cameras in total, with 35 external cameras, most of which are domes from Bosch's EnviroDome and FlexiDome series. The system runs over IP, with the use of Videojet 10, Vip  X1, Vip X2 and Vip X1600 video servers which migrate the existing analogue cameras to IP." EnviroDomes are an integral part of Bosch's AutoDome range, featuring its innovative motion tracking capability Auto Track. Rugged in design and ideally suited for perimeter surveillance, car parks, and other similar outdoor applications, EnviroDomes feature Day/night cameras that automatically switch from colour to monochrome when light levels decrease to give extra sensitivity, whilst high-resolution cameras with optical zoom of up to 25x capture the finest details. The cameras are controlled and monitored centrally at the University's security office in a building known as York House, with resilience monitoring at a separate location should a problem occur. "In addition," Trevor continues, "there are multiple client PCs at the individual buildings running VIDOS viewing software allowing each building user to view their own cameras and recordings." "The recording equipment consists of two Dell servers (each capable of handling up to 64 cameras), which are connected to the University's Storage Attached Network (SAN), with Bosch VIDOS networked video recorder (NVR) software (which can handle an unlimited number of cameras and user) to manage the recordings. Each PC uses graphical maps for fast, simple, access to cameras around the site." The University of Sussex received its Royal Charter in August 1961 and 40 years on, the University has become a leading teaching and research institution, renowned for its research excellence. Situated on the edge of the Sussex Downs, in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the University campus is described as a large, self-contained village, with lecture theatres, seminar rooms, libraries, accommodation, restaurants, bars, shops and sports facilities all within easy walking distance. The security challenges facing the University are not untypical of a campus site. Antisocial and criminal behaviour is not uncommon and can take place in the car parks, within teaching buildings or the student union areas, and access to the campus is open to would-be thieves.  Reliable technology from Bosch Security Systems plays a principal role in a new CCTV installation at the University of Sussex as it extends the IP camera network to cover further areas of the university campus Roger Morgan, Head of Security at the University explains: "The University has a good rating for security in the National Student Survey and this will in part be due to the presence of our surveillance system which is used very successfully in conjunction with security offices on the ground. It helps us to monitor activities on the campus and prevent incursion from unwanted visitors." "As an example of how beneficial the system is, recorded CCTV images (and work by our officers on patrol) led to the detention of some youths who were targeting our site and stealing bicycles from the cycle racks over a period of days." "We constantly review the system to ensure that we have the best coverage in all the key areas. As a University, changes are often made to how the buildings are used, and new buildings being constructed always necessitate a review of internal and external surveillance. The latest change to the system involved the addition of cameras to extend surveillance to a newly-built student residence." "The new building is effectively a satellite site on the other side of the main road, on the boundary of the campus. Cameras will cover the internal and external areas of the new site, including the subway between the campus and the halls of residence." Roger was previously Head of Operations for Gwent Police and has extensive experience of CCTV from his work with local authorities to establish and develop systems. "The University has a good system," he continues, "and technically we cannot get much better." "The only way we can improve the system is to develop operationally - become more proactive in our approach to monitoring rather than reacting to an incident. There are many benefits of this system that I look forward to exploiting, like the possibility of facial recognition technology to spot known people who might target the university as walk-in thieves. The only limitations we might currently face come from not knowing what the system is capable of."

Bosch IP video solution proves winning formula in protecting local borough
Bosch IP video solution proves winning formula in protecting local borough

Wireless IP technology from Bosch Security Systems installed by Central Security Systems (CSS), a leading specialist in local authority CCTV solutions, is proving a winning combination for Gedling Borough Council in protecting local residents from petty and serious crime as part of a much wider crime and disorder partnership initiative. Four town centres - Arnold, Mapperley, Carlton and Netherfield - will be making maximum use of some of the latest camera, encoder, recording and video management hardware and software from Bosch's proven CCTV product range, as Chris Lazzari, director of CSS explains: "We chose Bosch because of the quality and reliability of its products, notably the high resolution images from its cameras, even over IP, and the quality of its streaming. Being wireless means no hard wiring was required, making installation much easier but without sacrificing quality. Single sourcing also made sense, and the level of support from Bosch, especially with the commissioning process, has been excellent." Amongst the cameras installed is a mixture of 14 Bosch domes (from its AutoDome range) and fixed Dinion IPs. Images are transmitted over wireless IP back to a central monitoring station with 8TB of storage, making maximum use of Bosch's VIP-X IP encoders and VIDOS IP video management software. Kevin Nealon of Gedling Borough Council says: "We wanted a town centre CCTV system that was reliable, relatively low cost but very high quality, and that could be linked in with other parts of the Borough. Bosch's equipment gives us the ability to do this. Our vision is that the system will ultimately become the hub for a whole range of other agencies including the Neighbourhood Wardens, Police, Police Community Support Officers and the Fire and Rescue Service etc, in line with our commitment for a Borough that is healthy, safe, clean and green."    Bosch AutoDome cameras are able to produce extremely sharp and detailed images and handle difficult lighting conditions Rugged in design and ideally suited for outdoor applications, Bosch's AutoDome range utilises advanced 15-bit imaging technology, already proven in its Dinion cameras, to exploit the full potential of today's imaging chips. AutoDome cameras are able to produce extremely sharp and detailed images and handle difficult lighting conditions. The Auto Black feature counteracts the effects of fog or glare, NightSense compensates for fading light, and a backlight ensures clear images when viewing entrances. They also feature its innovative motion tracking capability AutoTrack. Bosch's Dinion IP features an integrated IP network connection, combining all the benefits and reliability of the Dinion range with a network video server that transmits video and control data over an IP network, which means that images can be transmitted to several receivers simultaneously. With an Ethernet connection and analogue BNC output, Dinion IP cameras offer a hybrid solution as they can be connected to existing analogue CCTV equipment, whilst offering the additional flexibility and scalability of IP-based CCTV systems. Installation is straightforward and they are easy to configure via the IP network. In this installation for Gedling Borough Council, both the dome cameras and the fixed Dinion IP cameras are integrated into Bosch's VIDOS Video Management System that affords monitoring station operators total control of all of the cameras installed across the two town centres of Arnold and Netherfield, (with Mapperley and Carlton town centres to follow in the near future), as well as the Bosch LCD monitors and recorders within the monitoring hub. VIDOS is a powerful, flexible and scalable client-server software suite for medium to large CCTV installations. The installation also utilises Bosch's VIP-X encoders to bring improved quality and enhanced functionality to network-based video surveillance. Thanks to advanced bandwidth-efficient MPEG-4 technology, VIP-X encoders give DVD-like image quality with high resolution and fast frame rates.

Bosch puts St Pancras on the right track
Bosch puts St Pancras on the right track

St Pancras International, Eurostar's new central London home, is using leading edge IP CCTV technology from Bosch Security Systems.St Pancras International is part of 'High Speed 1' - the UK's largest ever single construction project and the first major new railway for over a century.  The £5.8 billion high speed rail line from the mouth of the Channel Tunnel to St Pancras International is being delivered by London & Continental railways. It will make it possible to run twice the number of Eurostar trains to Paris and Brussels at peak times. St Pancras International is, in effect, five stations in one - with Eurostar, Midland Mainline and First Capital trains (formerly Thameslink) all with operations from the station.  From 2009, a high-speed domestic rail service from Kent will also serve the station, which already has connections to six London Underground lines.  St Pancras International will have an estimated footfall of up to 45 million people per year.It is in the context of increased passenger footfall that a new security solution was required, at the heart of which is sophisticated high-quality video transmission, management and storage technology from Bosch.Matt Caine, General Manager of Controlware Communications, who completed the installation, explains, "The technical solution includes a mixture of both static and dome cameras, IP codecs, networked storage and an advanced management platform.  As the leading IP Bosch Security Specialist Dealer (BSSD) for the UK, and having worked with the product range for over nine years, Controlware had no hesitation in developing a solution around the highly reliable Bosch product range." "The Bosch Security products used include: Videojet 8008 and VIP-X transmission codecs, Networked Video Recording (NVR), RAID storage, and VIDOS management.  Together these products form the basis of an integrated IP CCTV solution that delivers high-quality video transmission, management, and storage for St Pancras International."VideoJet 8008 is Bosch's high-end, multi-stream Video-over-IP CCTV network-based video surveillance encoder.  It delivers the highest quality real-time video available today and its hardware engine produces 25 images per second of pure MPEG-4 video in DVD-like quality.  This 19-inch rack-mount single unit incorporates multiple encoders delivering eight full-motion video channels, with each channel generating non-multiplexed video at 25 images per second (IPS).  The high-quality output video signals allow video to be viewed on any standard PC, using Bosch's VIDOS video management software or a web browser.VIDOS Pro Suite is a powerful, flexible and scalable client-server software suite for medium to large CCTV installations.  Its central configuration allows smooth upgrading and expansion simply by adding more cameras, encoders or workstations.  Central or remote management and control brings various user authorisation levels, and allows privilege allocations for cameras, monitors and alarms.The VIDOS Pro Software Suite manages and controls all the cameras, monitors and recorders.  The PC software uses graphical maps (sitemaps) for fast and intuitive user operation to manage all components in the CCTV system.  VIDOS can be used with, or instead of, hardware decoders and analogue monitors.  It is the central point to which encoders stream high-quality video, audio and alarm information.  It is also the central point for camera control and relay activation.Major contractors involved in the project include Costain, O'Rourke, Bachy and Emcor Rail (CORBER) consortium and Rail Link Engineering (RLE), and Controlware. Adam Breeze, Strategic Marketing Manager for Bosch Security Systems, said, "This is a prestigious installation and one that we are very pleased to be involved with.  Bosch's integrated IP Network Video Systems enables St Pancras International to benefit from secure access to real-time and recorded video from anywhere on the network and the IP network also offers the unique ability to support multiple viewers at any one time."