In challenging physical environments, the MIC IP camera range from Bosch can operate continuously despite high winds, rain, fog, 100 per cent humidity, temperatures as low as -40°C to as high as +65°C, extreme vibrations, high impacts and even corrosion. The potential of the MIC IP cameras is the combination of rugged design with built-in intelligent video analytics designed for the most demanding environments. With features such as video analytics while moving and metadata fusion, situational awareness in extreme environments is improved.
The built-in video analytics of both the MIC IP starlight 7000i and MIC IP fusion 9000i cameras allow them to distinguish false triggers from real threats. The cameras ignore snow, rain, hail or water reflections and are also resistant against vibrations.
MIC IP fusion 9000i fuses the metadata from the camera’s built-in optical and thermal elements. If the optical lens is obscured by smoke, the thermal camera can automatically trigger an alarm and still deliver a thermal image. This ensures early object detection, such as perimeter protection of airports and critical infrastructure or monitoring of bridges, tunnels and borders.
Another feature is video analytics while moving, offered by both new MIC IP models. An operator is alerted instantly or the Intelligent Tracking feature is triggered when a moving object or person is detected as the camera pans, tilts or zooms. Once Intelligent Tracking is activated, objects are tracked automatically. Optimal capture of the moving objects is assured by the camera’s dynamic adjustment of its field of view.
Both the MIC IP starlight 7000i and the MIC IP fusion 9000i include starlight technology as standard, with a 1080p resolution and frame rate of 60 frames per second, enabling capture of images in scenes with minimum ambient light (down to 0.0077 lux). Exposure in uneven light is safeguarded by the cameras’ High Dynamic Range of 120 dB. In fog or low-contrast scenes, visibility is improved by the Intelligent Defog function.
Both cameras offer an integrated motorised silicone wiper and a window-defrosting function. These self-cleaning capabilities, combined with the NEMA-TS2 rating, make MIC IP cameras ideal for monitoring traffic in tunnels or on bridges.
The MIC IP starlight 7000i and MIC IP fusion 9000i 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 per cent.