Bosch has introduced the new FLEXIDOME multi 7000i camera family offering IR and non-IR models that provide 12 or 20MP resolution to deliver highly detailed multi-directional overviews, which are then combined with built-in artificial intelligence (AI) to support predictive solutions in wide-area applications.

Each image sensor, offering 3 or 5MP resolution, attaches a layer of metadata to video feeds to convert video data into actionable insights. It helps customers anticipate unforeseen events and prevent them from happening. The cameras offer maximum flexibility since every image sensor can be configured independently with up to 16 video analytics rules, enabling customers to decide what to focus on per scene.

The cameras’ built-in Intelligent Video Analytics and Camera Trainer (AIs) use metadata to add sense and structure to captured video footage. Camera Trainer, based on machine learning, enables system integrators to tailor Intelligent Video Analytics to detect objects or situations that matter most to their customers.

These analytics generate valuable insights to support predictive solutions that help operators react before a possible threat or unwanted situation occurs. These insights can help city planners improve experiences by identifying bottlenecks that compromise the flow of people or cars through public spaces or at intersections. In retail applications, it can recognize customer footfall hotspots to inform the positioning of high-margin products to increase sales.

The image sensors have a multi-exposure high dynamic range of up to 120 dB, reducing shadows and balancing uneven exposure to distinguish objects and facial features of pedestrians easily. All these Bosch IR models have an integrated 360-degree infrared feature which enables image capture in pitch-dark conditions over a distance of up to 30m.

FLEXIDOME multi 7000i cameras offer 4 image sensors with one IP address. They only require a single VMS license, and can be installed with a single cable. Each of the 4 image sensors can be independently set up using 3-axis movement along a circular track, allowing the capturing of images from practically every angle. The cameras have a built-in USB-C port that accepts a Wi-Fi dongle to enable configuration via the Project Assistant when no local network is available. This approach results in maximum convenience, less cabling, shorter installation and set-up time and, therefore reduced costs.

The Bosch Green Way promise is an approach that ensures FLEXIDOME multi 7000i cameras are designed to maximize convenience and minimize costly on-site visits, which reduces travel and CO2 emissions. System integrators can work with customers remotely to perform services such as changing configuration settings or installing firmware updates, ensuring the system meets the highest reliability standards.

The FLEXIDOME multi 7000i cameras are secure by design. They offer a systematic approach centered on a built-in Secure Element hardware with Trusted Platform Module (TPM) functionality, safely storing all certificates and cryptographic keys needed for authentication and encryption. The approach offers extensive user management to ensure only authorized users have access to data, supports a Public Key Infrastructure set-up, and provides software sealing to detect changes in the cameras’ configuration settings. The Secure Element also supports RSA encryption key lengths of up to 4096 bits, ensuring data safety well beyond 2030.