MIC IP cameras

MIC IP 7000 HD
 

The true potential of MIC IP cameras is the combination of their rugged design with built-in Intelligent Video Analytics that is specifically designed for the most demanding environments.

 
 

Extremely robust cameras

 

No matter how tough conditions get, a video surveillance operation must always go on. That’s why Bosch has taken extreme measures to develop its MIC IP family of extremely rugged moving cameras even further. MIC IP cameras are built to perform in practically any environment.

The solid metal bodies of the MIC IP starlight 7000i and the MIC IP fusion 9000i can withstand severe weather conditions. That includes high winds, rain, fog, dust and 100% humidity (NEMA 6P and IP68), temperatures from -40°C to +65°C, extreme vibrations (IEC60068) and high impacts (IK10). The superior metallurgy and finish of the MIC IP cameras provide unprecedented protection against corrosion (ISO 12944 C5M). Built-in starlight technology ensures highly detailed color images in extreme low-light situations. When light levels drop to zero, the optional illuminator in the MIC IP starlight 7000i camera, or the thermal capabilities of the MIC IP fusion 9000i, ensure the greatest level of detail or early detection of objects.

 

Video analytics to improve levels of security

 

The true potential of the MIC IP cameras is the combination of their rugged design with built-in Intelligent Video Analytics that is specifically designed for the most demanding environments. Even in the most extreme conditions, video data can be interpreted directly at the source to further improve the level of security or enable the video data to do more than security alone.

The built-in Intelligent Video Analytics perfectly matches the robust design of the MIC IP cameras. This type of video analytics stands out from other video content analysis solutions because of its ability to differentiate between genuine security events and known false triggers. Triggers such as challenging environments with snow, wind (moving trees), rain, hail, and water reflections. Intelligent Video Analytics enables the detection of objects over large distances. When combined with the thermal imaging capabilities of the MIC IP fusion 9000i, it is the perfect solution for early object detection in mission-critical applications like the perimeter protection of airports, critical infrastructures and border patrol.

 

Maximum situational awareness

 
 

Metadata fusion

The new MIC IP fusion 9000i offers a unique feature in terms of video analytics: metadata fusion. It fuses the metadata of the camera’s built-in optical and thermal imager, providing users with full situational awareness - regardless of whether it’s the optical or thermal video stream that’s being watched. Metadata fusion helps users to focus on ‘invisible’ things that need attention. If an event is detected, but is not necessarily visible in the video stream being watched, an alarm is triggered anyway and users can simply click the alarm overlay box. The user will then see the video data related to that event. [Insert YouTube video on metadata fusion below text]

 

Video analytics while moving

Another innovation offered by both MIC IP models is video analytics while moving. An operator is alerted, or the camera’s Intelligent Tracking feature is triggered, the moment a moving object or person is detected while the MIC IP camera is panning, tilting or zooming. Once Intelligent Tracking is activated, it ensures that moving objects are automatically tracked. Optimal capture of the moving objects is assured by dynamically adjusting the field of view. [Insert YouTube video on video analytics while moving below text]

 
 
 
 

Areas of expertise

 

Image quality

Besides their rugged exterior, all MIC IP cameras have what it takes to deliver the highest quality of relevant video images - regardless of lighting conditions, time-of-day or object movement. Both MIC IP starlight 7000i and MIC IP fusion 9000i offer Bosch’s starlight technology as standard, combined with a 1080p resolution and frame rate of 60 frames per second. This enables the capture of highly detailed color images in scenes with minimum ambient light (down to 0.0077 lux). Fast moving objects are captured without difficulty thanks to the high frame rate. Perfect exposure of (moving) objects in unevenly lit scenes is safeguarded by the camera’s High Dynamic Range of 120 dB. When foggy or other low-contrast scenes are viewed, visibility is improved by the camera’s Intelligent Defog feature. When light levels drop to zero, the MIC IP starlight 7000i can be complemented with an optional illuminator, enabling the camera to capture high quality images in complete darkness over a distance of up to 450m. This ensures that objects of interest always have optimum illumination.

Both cameras offer an integrated motorized silicone wiper to keep the glass clean. The window-defrosting function makes sure the MIC IP fusion 9000i captures the highest quality video no matter how cold it gets. These self-cleaning capabilities, combined with the NEMA-TS2 rating, ensure MIC IP cameras are also the ideal choice for traffic applications such as tunnels and bridges.

What makes the MIC IP fusion 9000i stand out is the combination of both an optical and thermal imager in one rugged housing, providing relevant images in any lighting condition. Together with the camera’s metadata fusion capability, the MIC IP fusion 9000i ensures early object detection by enabling images to be captured through smoke, in complete darkness or when objects or people are obscured by foliage.

Intelligent bitrate management and data security

All MIC IP cameras offer Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction and intelligent streaming, combined with H.265 video compression. Depending on the content of the scene, this reduces bitrate by up to 80%. It helps to keep video data manageable, while substantially reducing network strain and storage requirements, without compromising video quality. Like all Bosch network cameras, the MIC IP models offer various software and hardware measures, such as a built-in Trusted Platform Module, to keep video data secure.

 

Easy installation

Configuring and calibrating video analytics has never been easier and can be done in very little time by anyone. Simply enter the height of the camera and the rest of the calibration is carried out by the video analytics itself, based on information derived from the camera’s positioning sensors.

The out-of-the-box installation allows installers to pre-configure the MIC IP cameras while they are still in the box. Thanks to MIC DCA mounting accessories, the installation becomes even easier and can be done by a single person. Simply ‘hook’ the MIC to the DCA mount using the hinge feature and safely connect the electrical wires to the camera. The optional VIDEOJET connect 7000 supports High Power over Ethernet to connect multiple MIC IP cameras, which makes it an ideal configuration for installations along perimeters or highways.