Published on 20 November, 2012
Bosch Security Systems, Inc. announces the latest release of its viewing client and storage software. Video Client 1.4 (BVC) from Bosch offers a number of enhancements—including improved search and support for advanced features of IP cameras from Bosch—to give customers more control over their video systems. The new version also adds support for ONVIF conformant cameras and an expanded range of storage solutions.
With version 1.4, customers can conduct forensic and event contextual searching for Bosch’s Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) and benefit from the new automated tracking feature for AutoDome 700 and 800 Series Cameras. Intelligent Tracking uses AutoDome’s built-in IVA to constantly monitor scenes for motion and automatically track objects moving within the camera range. Customers can stipulate conditions that will instantly activate tracking or click on a moving target within live video to trigger tracking.
The software also adds support for the regions of interest feature for live and recorded video. This allows the user to zoom in to a specific area of an image and transmit it in a separate stream, so both the overview and detail can be seen at the same time.
Customers can use dual monitors for easier viewing and assign live camera streams to cameos on the second monitor. BVC displays live video from up to 20 standard definition, high definition (HD) or megapixel cameras simultaneously and features visual adaptive cameo tiles that dynamically change to support the HD 16:9 aspect ratio. Live camera streams can also be displayed on a monitor wall.
The software supports IP cameras from Bosch and ONVIF 1.02 profile S conformant cameras from other manufacturers when used with DLA Series IP Video Storage Appliances and the Video Streaming Gateway from Bosch. It is also compatible with a range of storage solutions to meet varying budget and retention needs. Customers can combine BVC with IP cameras from Bosch or edge devices with Secure Digital (SD) or Compact Flash (CF) cards for a very affordable IP video system. Other solutions include Recording Station, the 400, 600 and 700 Series Recorders, DLA Series IP Video Storage Appliances, DiBos DVRs, and Video Recording Manager 2.30 which allows the use of DSA E-Series iSCSI Disk Arrays. Customers can also activate on demand recording to the local PC hard drive for easy export of video to any media, including network locations.
The Video Client software from Bosch is simple to install, easy to configure and intuitive to use. A simple Configuration Manager Wizard takes users through set-up one step at a time. Cameras can be quickly configured for most common lighting conditions, while allowing individual settings to be adjusted to obtain optimised results for a specific scene. Favorite views can be defined and named by each user and are easily accessible, offering one-click display of related camera images.
The software allows control of pan-tilt-zoom cameras with a mouse, console and with IntuiKey Series Keyboards simultaneously. Low bandwidth streaming with pan-tilt-zoom control has also been added to the new version.
BVC is delivered free-of-charge for up to 16 IP camera or encoder channels, while a license can be bought for additional channels up to a maximum of 128. It is ideal for small to medium surveillance applications, including retail, banking, transportation, and commercial buildings.