BOSCH’S shiny new AutoDome Easy II IP provides complete network-based control of all dome functionality including pan/tilt/zoom operation, presets, tours and alarming as well as web-based configuration of all dome settings. Importantly, the AutoDome Easy II IP conforms to the ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) specification guaranteeing interoperability between network video products regardless of manufacturer. With a dome diameter of just 10.2cm, the AutoDome Easy II IP is about 70 per cent smaller than traditional PTZ cameras and 20 per cent smaller than other compact domes. These compact dimensions make the AutoDome Easy II IP ideal for discrete surveillance applications. Despite its compact design, the AutoDome Easy II IP delivers state-of-the-art technology and features that are rare to most compact PTZ cameras. Some of these features include variable pan and tilt speeds and autopivot ensure optimal camera control and viewing at all zoom levels. The high-performance 120x (10x optical/12x digital) zoom autofocus camera incorporates the latest digital imaging technology with excellent sensitivity and resolution. With 99 user-defined presets as well as multiple tour and autopan modes, the AutoDome Easy II IP is not small on features.

System overview

The AutoDome Easy II IP PTZ cameras has 120x zoom, a 1/4-inch color CCD. With 530 TVL resolution and sensitivity to below 1.0 lux, the AutoDome Easy II IP Series offers exceptional performance at a very affordable price. The AutoDome Easy II IP supports up to 99 user-defined prepositions, as well as 1 preset tour, 2 recorded tours, and 2 auto-pan modes. The preset tour can be programmed with up to 99 presets and a configurable dwell time between positions. The recorded tours playback up to 15 minutes of any manual camera movements made during therecording, including the rate of pan, tilt and zoom speedsand other lens setting changes.Pan and tilt preset repeatability are accurate to within ±0.1 degrees to ensure that the correct scene is captured every time. AutoDome Easy II IP delivers variable pan/tilt speeds from a crawl speed of only 0.1 degrees per second up to an ultra-quick 120-degrees-per-second. The dome is capable of pan speeds of 360-degrees-per-second and tilt speeds of 100-degrees-per-second between prepositions. AutoDome Easy II IP provides a tilt range of 0 to 94 degrees, and a pan range of up to 360 degrees continuous rotation.

“AutoDome Easy II IP supports 4CIF and CIF resolutions at frame rates up to 25 and 30 images per second (for PAL and NTSC respectively). The AutoDome Easy II IP is capable of generating 2 independent H.264 streams with up to 4CIF resolution plus one JPEG stream simultaneously”

The patented AutoScaling (proportional zoom) and AutoPivot (automatically rotates and flips the camera) ensure optimal control. AutoDome Easy II IP uses an advanced H.264 encoder to create DVD-quality streaming video at ultra-low bit rates. Use of H.264 encoding, bandwidth throttling and multicasting capabilities, minimizes bandwidth and storage usage to significantly reduce costs. AutoDome Easy II IP supports 4CIF and CIF resolutions at frame rates up to 25 and 30 images per second (for PAL and NTSC respectively). The AutoDome Easy II IP is capable of generating 2 independent H.264 streams with up to 4CIF resolution plus one JPEG stream simultaneously. This profile allows you to stream high-quality H.264 images for live viewing and recording, and at the same time, stream JPEG images to aremote FTP server or PDA device.The AutoDome Easy II IP conforms to the ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) specification guaranteeing interoperability between network video products regardless of manufacturer. ONVIF conformant devices are able to exchange live video, audio, metadata and controlinformation and ensure that they are automatically discovered and  connected to network applications such as video management systems.With built-in video content analysis, the standard AutoDome Easy II IP reinforces the Intelligence-at-the-Edge concept where edge devices become increasingly intelligent. AutoDome Easy II IP comes with built-in MOTION+ video motion detection. This motion detection algorithm is based on pixel change and includes object size filtering capabilities and sophisticated tamper detection capabilities.The AutoDome Easy II IP also features Bosch’s Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) in a dedicated, optimized version. IVA is state-of the-art intelligent video analysis that reliably detects, tracks, and analyzes moving objects while suppressing unwanted alarms from spurious sources in the image. A heavy-duty, tamper-resistant aluminum housing and rugged polycarbonate bubble protect the camera from vandalism and theft, ensuring the AutoDome Easy II IP continues to deliver critical images even in the toughest environments.As with all Bosch products, the AutoDome Easy II IP has been subjected to the industry’s most comprehensive and demanding battery of endurance tests such as HALT (highly accelerated life testing) to make sure it will hold up through years of use. And of course, it comes with Bosch’s industry leading 3-year warranty.Other features include built-in iSCSI support that allows AutoDome Easy II IP to stream video directly to an iSCSI RAID array. This enables local video storage just like a conventional DVR without streaming high bandwidth video across the network. Local recording, or Recording at the Edge, minimizes bandwidth usage and makes system recording performance totally independent from network.Network-based control and configuration The AutoDome Easy II IP enables full camera control and configuration capabilities over the network. Operators or technicians can control camera pan/tilt/zoom operation, presets, tours, and alarm management functions virtually anywhere without need for additional wiring.The embedded web server lets the installer access all the user settings, make camera adjustments, and update firmware via a standard web browser. Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) support facilitates the remote monitoring and management. AutoDome Easy II IP provides full support for SNMP v3. It typically requires 4 or more fixed dome cameras to provide a full 360 degrees of surveillance coverage. Traditional PTZ dome cameras provide full coverage, but at a significantly higher cost. A single AutoDome Easy II IP provides as much coverage as four fixed domes, but is priced lower than a traditional PTZ dome camera. Not only is your initial investment smaller, but installation and maintenance costs are reduced as well.The AutoDome Easy II IP allows for a total of 12 individual privacy masks, with up to 12 displayed in the same scene. Unlike conventional privacy masks, these can each be programmed with three, four, or even five corners to cover more complex shapes. As the camera is zoomed each mask changes size smoothly and quickly ensuring that the covered object cannot be seen. You also have a choice of black, white, and blurred characteristics. The blurred option comes in handy when privacy is an issue, but determining the presence of motion is still required.The AutoDome Easy II IP has been designed for quick and easy installation; a key feature from Bosch CCTV products. The dome comes fully assembled and ready for surface mount applications. Also available are wall, recessed, and pipe mounting kits which allow the AutoDome Easy II IP to be easily adapted for the individual site requirements.The AutoDome Easy II IP also maximizes your security investment by integrating with the entire line of Bosch video products including variable speed Allegiant matrix switchers and Divar XF digital recorders, as well as the full range of Bosch video-over-IP products.Power for indoor camera models may be supplied via a Power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af) compliant network cable connection. With this configuration, only a single cable connection is required to view, power, and control the camera.You can view the video on a PC using a Web browser, in the Bosch Video Management System or Divar XF, or integrate it into another video anagement system.

Fact File:Features of Bosch AutoDome Easy II IP include:* Choice of standard, including high-performance H.264and JPEG* High-quality H.264 compression at 4CIF/D1 and CIFresolutions* Tri-streaming generates three independent IP videostreams (simultaneous H.264 dual streams and JPEGstreaming)* ONVIF compliant* Embedded Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) eliminatesdedicated PCs and associated software maintenance(optional)* Durable vandal-resistant housing and bubble* Ultra compact for discrete surveillance and improvedaesthetics in indoor and outdoor applications* High-speed 360-degree continuous pan* High resolution/sensitivity 530 TVL color camera* 120x zoom (10x optical, 12x digital).