The new camera series combine built-in AI and enhanced image quality to support predictive solutions in mission-critical applications
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Bosch launches the new Flexidome IP starlight 8000i X series cameras in the UAE. The new series offer 2- or 4-megapixel resolution, custom optics, next-level 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 significantly improve image capture during the day. It excels in near-dark scenes, ensuring color images down to 0.0061 lux due to its custom optics, Bosch advanced image processing algorithms, and noise suppression. HDR X enables the cameras to optimize video capture in scenes with fast-moving objects with a dynamic range up to 144 dB, ensuring perfect exposure regardless of challenging lighting conditions while reducing motion-related artefacts and blur in the daytime. The camera’s new 1/1.8 inch sensor further improves image quality across all light levels. Capitalizing on the exceptional image capture of the X series, 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.
Exceptional outdoor performance 24/7
The new X series extends the outdoor fixed camera portfolio of the Flexidome IP starlight 8000i family by delivering an ideal mix of resolution, light sensitivity, dynamic range, frame rate, custom optics, and built-in AI. The cameras’ enhanced image qualities address the difficulties inherent in extremely low light and challenging light levels around the clock. 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.
Built-in AI supports predictive solutions
Like all Flexidome IP starlight 8000i cameras, the X series has built-in AI featuring IVA and Camera Trainer to support predictive solutions. This built-in AI 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. IVA is highly resistant to false triggers caused by demanding weather conditions, such as snow, wind, rain, hail, and water reflections, and environments subject to vibration, such as on bridges. 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.
Remote device management supports sustainable business practices
The new cameras also feature Bosch remote device management, which is a combination of tools like Project Assistant and Configuration Manager and services for secure, transparent, and cost-effective device management throughout a product’s life. The innovative remote wireless configuration and commissioning functionality of the Flexidome IP starlight 8000i range enables installers to work smarter while onsite. When commissioning, installers typically must climb up and down ladders or hire lift equipment to reach cameras at high levels. With any Flexidome IP starlight 8000i camera, commissioning can be done entirely wireless – no need for ladders or lifts. 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. System integrators can also perform services such as changing configuration settings or installing firmware updates, ensuring systems meet the highest reliability standards. The remote device management and wireless commissioning process saves time, costs, effort and minimizes commutes. It results in sustainable business practices that are economically viable, socially responsible, and environmentally friendly.
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and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 129 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 73,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 34,000 are software engineers