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Bosch launches Dinion Infrared Imager for perimeter surveillance and other outdoor applications

Published on 22 September, 2011

Bosch Security Systems, Inc. introduces the Dinion Infrared Imager, a rugged camera designed for perimeter surveillance and other outdoor applications. With 2X-Dynamic Technology and Variable Field Illumination, the Dinion Infrared Imager consistently delivers high-quality video even in harshly lit or completely dark environments.

Available in analogue and IP models, Dinion Infrared Imagers deliver up to 525 feet of detection level performance in low or no light. Designed to improve perimeter protection at critical sites - such as energy, transportation and defence applications - the imagers also achieve classification level surveillance up to 390 feet away at night, making them ideal for installation along a fence line.

The 2X-Dynamic Technology in the Dinion cameras provides 20-bit processing - twice the power of conventional cameras - and wide dynamic range sensors for unparalleled image quality in all lighting conditions. The cameras deliver excellent colour reproduction and analyse unevenly-lit scenes pixel-by-pixel to produce the most detailed images, day and night. Infrared illumination compensation assures effective round-the-clock surveillance.

Variable Field Illumination provides maximum flexibility by allowing on-site adjustment of the infrared intensity and beam shape to match the coverage area, improving image quality in the dark and simplifying installation. The infrared panels can be tilted to fit the customer's specific application, resulting in wide area coverage and reduced setup time. For increased control, customers can also change the infrared intensity or turn the illumination on or off remotely.

Patented 3D Diffuser technology provides even illumination across the entire scene to eliminate hotspot foregrounds and underexposed backgrounds. Low-noise images reduce bandwidth and storage requirements and enable night-time function of video content analysis software.

Bosch's unique Constant Light technology delivers a consistent level of imaging performance throughout the life of the product - even when operating in fluctuating temperatures. This advanced technology automatically controls and adjusts output to compensate for the degradation that naturally occurs with all LED illuminators. As a result, customers gain long-term reliability and performance.

Tri-streaming allows the Dinion IP Infrared Imager to produce high-quality H.264 images at full frame rate for live viewing and recording while concurrently sending JPEG images to a remote server or device. Built-in iSCSI support enables the camera to send video directly to a network attached iSCSI RAID array for storage, while Power over Ethernet Plus allows a single cable to power, control and stream images from the camera.

Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) enables the Dinion IP Infrared Imager to process video signals and automatically alert operators to potential threats. IVA allows the camera to autonomously detect suspicious behaviour, such as loitering and line crossing, and notify security personnel of a potential or impending perimeter breach, among other risks.

A quick connect system between the camera and mount makes the Dinion Infrared Imager easy to install, and an integrated on screen display with remote capability provides a single interface for controlling both infrared and camera functions. In addition, conformance with the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) standard assures compatibility of the Dinion IP Infrared Imager with other network video products, regardless of manufacturer.

IP 67 and NEMA4X ratings ensure the imagers withstand a range of weather conditions and resist corrosion to provide years of dependable operation. The camera is tested to desert solar radiation conditions and functions in temperatures ranging from -40 to +122 degrees Fahrenheit. It can endure wind speeds up to 162 miles per hour.

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