Bosch recently debuted a new IP surveillance camera, the 5MP DINION Starlight 8000 MP camera. According to Bosch, the Starlight is capable of delivering relevant IP video images 24/7, regardless of the time of day, movement of the object of interest or extreme low light conditions. Bosch is hoping that this new camera sets a new standard in 24/7 surveillance and, due to the camera’s comprehensive technical specifications, this camera is a good fit for 24/7 surveillance at critical infrastructures, parking lots, city surveillance projects or other applications that may have challenging lighting conditions.
The Starlight delivers 5 megapixel details, even in extreme low light situations, and is also capable of capturing moving objects in 5MP resolution at up to 30fps. The latest sensor technology is combined with sophisticated noise suppression, which results in a light sensitivity of 0.0121 lux at full 5MP resolution in color an deven 0.00825 lux at 1080p resolution. In addition, the Starlight also produces full color images in the dark beyond the point where othercameras have turned to monochrome images.
Even when other cameras show no image whatsoever, the Starlight is still capable of delivering a monochrome image. What’s more is that potential disturbances caused by changing front or backlight are eliminated by Bosch’s unique built-in intelligence. The intelligent Auto Exposure (iAE) technology radically adjusts the exposure of the camera to automatically adapt to changing light conditions. This, in turn, provides perfect exposure of objects of interest every single time. This technology also contributes to the outstanding dynamic range of the camera, which is said to be 103+16 dB for the 1080p mode.
The built-in Intelligent Video Analysis is another great feature of the Starlight. This technology helps to focus on relevant situations by altering when needed or automatically tracking objects of interest. In addition to that, IVA also adds sense and structure to video data by adding metadata. This allows the quick retrieval of relevant images from hours of stored video recording. Metadata can also be utilized to deliver conclusive evidence in security cases or to optimize business processes based on things like people counting or crowd density. Complex tasks are further made easy by intelligently utilizing the camera’s ability to simultaneously combining 8 of 15 available IVA rules, reducing false alarms significantly.
Limited bandwidth makes streaming HD content on mobile devices impossible though Dynamic Transcoding delivers smooth live video streaming along with instant access to full 1080p HD images when necessary, regardless of available bandwidth. Dynamic Transcoding also allows you to instantly retrieve the correct video data from hours of recorded material. The Starlight is also supported by Dynamic Transcoding in 1080p mode in combination with either one of the Bosch DIVAR IP recording solutions or a Bosch VIDEOJET.
In order to reduce storage costs and strain on your network the Starlight also features intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction (iDNR). This technology leads to bandwidth only being used when needed. When there is little or no movement in the scene, less bitrate is required. As a result, iDNR actively analyzes the scene and distinguishes between relevant information, like moving objects and image noise artifacts. The degree of noise reduction is adjusted accordingly, meaning important objects are captured and image noise artifacts are suppressed, optimizing bitrate.
Overall this seems to be a pretty solid 24/7 surveillance solution. The image capabilities are very good, especially in low light situations. If you require 24/7 surveillance then the DINION IP Starlight 8000 MP camera from Bosch could be the solution you are looking for.
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