Bosch introduced the new FLEXIDOME multi 7000i camera family offering IR and non-IR models that provide 12- or 20-megapixel resolution to deliver highly detailed multi-directional overviews. These overviews are combined with built-in artificial intelligence (AI) to support predictive solutions in wide-area coverage applications such as intersections, public spaces, and retail. Each image sensor, offering 3- or 5-megapixel 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 FLEXIDOME multi 7000i cameras uphold the Green Way promise – a unique approach that ensures the cameras support sustainable business practices with remote maintenance, configuration, and device management.
Draw valuable insights from captured video footage with built-in AI: The cameras’ two built-in AI competencies – intelligent video analytics and camera trainer – 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.
Cover multiple directions with a single, robust, convenient solution: 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 IR models have an integrated 360-degree infrared feature which enables image capture in pitch-dark conditions over a distance of up to 30 meters (98 feet).
Ease of installation: The FLEXIDOME multi 7000i cameras offer four image sensors with one IP address. They only require a single Video Management System license, and can be installed with just one cable. Each of the four image sensors can be independently set up using three-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 Green Way Promise – supporting sustainable practices: The Green Way promise is a unique approach that ensures FLEXIDOME multi 7000i cameras are designed to maximize convenience and minimize costly on-site visits, which reduces travel and, in turn, the 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. By enabling integrators to commute less, save time and reduce harmful environmental emissions, Bosch supports sustainable business practices.
A solution built on trust: 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.