Bosch has introduced its latest starlight technology featuring improved light sensitivity, enhanced front and backlight compensation; higher frames rates as well as a wider choice of resolutions and form factors. Another enrichment is that all Bosch IP 6000, 7000 and 8000 starlight cameras will feature Bosch video analytics at the edge as standard, instead of an optional feature requiring no additional investment or license fees from the customer.
Bosch feels that the offering of video analytics at the edge as standard is now a necessity to cater to the ever-increasing demand for details and the proliferation of cameras. Video analytics adds sense and structure to video data already at the point of capture (at the edge), enabling users to effortlessly search through large amounts of video data and to pinpoint the information that matters most to them. In this way users can take appropriate action faster, easier and more efficiently. It also enables them to reduce network strain and storage requirements by streaming only the data needed.
The IP starlight camera portfolio offers a selection of resolutions (720p, 1080p, 5 megapixel) and form factors including fixed box, fixed dome or moving dome cameras; as well as rugged moving cameras for when conditions get tough. The starlight portfolio also offers dynamic ranges of up to 120 dB for perfect exposure in all lighting conditions regardless of front and backlight, as well as frame rates of up to 60 frames per second to capture fast moving objects.
In addition, the latest sensor technology, combined with noise suppression, results in a light sensitivity of 0.0069 lux in colour and 0.0008 lux in monochrome for the 1080p models. This enables starlight cameras to produce full colour images in the dark beyond the point where other cameras may have switched to monochrome.