Indoor PTZ Camera rotates 360° per second.
November 12, 2009 -
Featuring tamper-resistant aluminum housing and polycarbonate bubble, AutoDome Easy II incorporates 120x zoom autofocus camera and provides 360° continuous rotation, making it suited for discrete surveillance applications in education, retail, and corporate settings. Camera delivers resolution of 530 TV lines and, with sensitivity below 1.0 lux, can provide effective color imaging even in low-light conditions. Bilinx technology allows for 2-way communications over video cable.
Original Press release
Bosch Security Systems
130 Perinton Pkwy.
Fairport, NY, 14450 9199
Bosch Delivers the New AutoDome Easy II Camera High Resolution and Sensitivity in a Compact Affordable Package
Bridges the gap between fixed minidomes and traditional PTZ cameras
Broad coverage allows large areas to be monitored with just a few cameras
Easy to set up and attractive yet rugged design well suited for education, retail and corporate settings
Bosch Security Systems announces the release of the AutoDome Easy II, a compact and affordable indoor pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera designed to bridge the gap between fixed minidomes and traditional PTZ cameras.
Designed for for discrete surveillance applications, the AutoDome Easy II is only around one quarter the size of a traditional PTZ dome camera and 20 percent smaller than most other minidomes. A single AutoDome Easy II provides as much coverage as four fixed minidomes at half the cost of a traditional high-speed PTZ camera. Choosing the AutoDome Easy II allows users to monitor a larger area with fewer cameras, resulting in reduced system installation and maintenance costs. Designed for improved aesthetics, the AutoDome Easy II is well suited for education, retail and corporate settings.
The powerful AutoDome Easy II provides 360 degrees continuous rotation and incorporates a high-performance 120x (10x optical/12x digital) zoom autofocus camera to give users increased monitoring range. It incorporates the latest digital imaging technology to deliver a resolution of 530 TV lines for sharp images that capture all the important details in a scene. With very high sensitivity to below 1.0 lux, the AutoDome Easy II provides effective color imaging even in low-light conditions.
The need for masking certain areas to protect privacy is increasing due to the continuously increasing density of surveillance cameras. The camera allows for 12 privacy masks that can be programmed with up to five corners to cover more complex shapes than conventional privacy masks. As the camera is zoomed, each mask quickly changes size to ensure that the covered object cannot be seen. In addition to black and white masks, users can choose a blurred option to help preserve privacy while maintaining the ability to detect motion in high-risk areas.
The camera is also packed with features that make it easy to operate and install. Proportional zoom control and automatic focus deliver optimal camera control and viewing at all times. Ninety-nine definable preset positions and the ability to rotate up to 360 degrees per second between positions allow users to view critical areas quickly with the touch of a button.
Bosch's innovative Bilinx technology is built in to the new camera to allow for two-way communications over the video cable. This capability reduces installation times by allowing technicians to verify camera status, change settings and update firmware from a laptop computer. The AutoDome Easy II also uses the same menu and command structure as the AutoDome Modular Camera System to make it easier for technicians familiar with the AutoDome series to configure the camera.
A heavy-duty, tamper-resistant aluminum housing and rugged polycarbonate bubble protect the camera from vandalism and theft, enabling the AutoDome Easy II to deliver critical images even in the toughest environments. Subject to the industry's most comprehensive and demanding battery of endurance tests, the AutoDome Easy II cameras are intended to deliver years of dependable operation.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas
of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology,
some 280,000 associates generated sales of 45.1 billion euros in fiscal 2008. The Bosch
Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional
companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Each year, Bosch spends more than 3.5 billion euros, or eight percent of its sales revenue, for research and development, and applies for over 3,000 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.
The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as "Workshop
for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering." The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.
Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch.com.