BOSCH’S new 700
Series Hybrid Recorders, formerly called Divar XF, are an important release for
the company. There’s still plenty of life in the DVR market and many smaller
and medium sized applications prefer the DVR’s unitised approach to storage and
management of video.

Pretty obviously,
the beaut thing about the 700 Series is that it’s designed for applications
using a mix of analog and IP cameras. What this means is that you can bring in
up to 16 of your 16 legacy cameras while at the same time allowing the
installation of 16 IP cameras – including HD and megapixel.

For end users
with dedicated IP video applications, there’s a 700 Series Network Recorder that’s
an all-in-one IP video management solution containing everything to store and
manage surveillance video in a single, easy-to-install box. Used as an NVR, the
700 Series can support up to 32 H.264 IP cameras.

Both hybrid and full
IP devices allow management of IP camera profiles and features, such as motion
detection, within the recorders themselves, eliminating the need for
configuration through a PC. The recorders’ embedded design coupled with
efficient H.264 compression technology lowers the cost of ownership by reducing
software maintenance requirements and decreasing storage utilization by up to
30 percent.

Customers have a
variety of flexible options for storing recorded video. Four internal hard disk
drives, with available RAID-4 technology, assure maximum protection of recorded
video and deliver uninterrupted system reliability even in the event of a drive
failure. The drives are accessible from the front of the unit for easier
servicing and to provide the flexibility to add larger-capacity disks when
needed.

Using the Bosch
storage expansion kit, the recorders can save up to 8 terabytes of video data.
Customers can also choose to further increase capacity, up to 120 terabytes,
and centralize storage using network-attached iSCSI arrays that provide
additional backup.

Text data can be
integrated with the video recorded by the 700 Series. This feature, available
as a licensable option, is useful with license plate recognition systems for
parking lot management and in stolen vehicle searches. Text support can also
help end users reduce shrinkage and detect fraud through remote monitoring
capabilities for ATM or point-of-sale transactions. The recorders also include
a Smart Search feature, which saves time by searching for motion only within
selected areas of the recorded video.

With real-time
4CIF recording, the 700 Series is ideal for applications where end users
require a high level of detail in their surveillance images, including retail,
banking, corrections, and transportation and commercial buildings.

The embedded
design of the 700 series recorder offers a higher level of security against
network attacks than traditional systems and has lower maintenance
requirements. The security of recordings remains high while eliminating the
need to install software patches and anti-virus updates. The integrated
architecture, built-in installation wizards and low maintenance design make the
700 series easy to set up and operate while delivering a lower total cost of
ownership.

Easy to set up,
use and expand, Bosch’s Network Recorder 700 Series provides a powerful
and flexible solution for IP camera surveillance. It really does provide
medium-sized sites everything they might need to store and manage surveillance
video in a single, easy-to-install box. And installation wizards and automatic
IP address assignment, help installers to reduce installation time by up to 50
per cent compared to traditional PC-based IP video management solutions. The
embedded design is also more secure and robust than PC based IP VMS and storage
solutions can be.

Fact File:

Features of Bosch
700 Series Hybrid/Network Recorder

* Dedicated to IP
with up to 32 H.264 IP camera support – with the straightforward ease-of-use of
a traditional analog recorder

* Reveal every
detail with real-time recording and playback in genuine 4CIF/D1 resolution

* Speedy
installation with fully automatic assigning of H.264 IP cameras

* Protect your
recorded video from hard drive failures with on board RAID4

* Easy to service
and expand up to 8 terabytes of internal storage with front replaceable hard
drives

*
Expand/centralize storage with network attached video storage arrays with high
performance RAID configuration (iSCSI)

* Record text
data together with associated video (e.g. from an ATM machine, license plate
reader or cash register)

* Searching on
text data allows fast retrieval of the associated video and provides legal
evidence in the event of fraud.

“For end users
with dedicated IP video applications, there’s a 700 Series Network Recorder that’s
an all-in-one IP video management solution containing everything to store and
manage 32 IP cameras in a single, easy-to-install box”