Bosch has launched the Flexidome IP starlight 8000i X series cameras offering 2- or 4-megapixel resolution, custom optics, HDR (high dynamic range) X, and starlight X for enhanced image quality in scenes with low-light and fast-moving objects. The new starlight X technology helps to improve image capture during the day and in low light conditions, ensuring colour images down to 0.0061 lux due to its custom optics, Bosch image processing algorithms and noise suppression. HDR X enables the cameras to optimise video capture in scenes with fast-moving objects with a dynamic range up to 144 dB, reportedly ensuring perfect exposure regardless of challenging lighting conditions while reducing motion-related artefacts and blur in the daytime. The camera’s built-in artificial intelligence (AI) featuring Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) and machine learning (Camera Trainer) offers more relevant data supporting predictive solutions in mission critical applications.
Thanks to their robust, water- and dust-resistant design with an IP66 and IP6K9K rating and vandal-resistant IK10+ housing, typical applications include manufacturing, public sector, and transportation. The cameras can withstand temperatures ranging from -50 to +60°C (-8 to +140°F). Their high-quality, dual-layer coating also protects against corrosion (IEC 60068-2-52 1344h).
The built-in AI featuring IVA and Camera Trainer enables these cameras to understand what they see and attach a layer of metadata to video feeds to convert video data into actionable insights, helping users anticipate unforeseen events and prevent them from happening. It provides automatic object detection over large distances, making it ideal for perimeter protection of airports, parking lots, critical infrastructures, government buildings, border patrol, ship tracking, and traffic monitoring. Combined with starlight X and HDR X, this built-in AI provides more rich data during the day and even in extreme low-light situations. Camera Trainer, based on machine learning, enables system integrators to tailor IVA to detect objects or situations that matter most to their customers.
The new cameras also feature Bosch remote device management, which is a combination of tools like Project Assistant and Configuration Manager and services for device management. Installers can use the Bosch Project Assistant app installed on a wireless tablet or smartphone to adjust the pan, tilt, roll, and zoom (PTRZ) and set the required field of view without touching the camera or lens. With remote device management, any PTRZ adjustments required post-installation, such as new system layouts or altered high-risk zones, can be conducted offsite. Systems integrators can also perform services such as changing configuration settings or installing firmware updates, ensuring systems meet the highest reliability standards.