The NWD-495 FlexiDomeDN IP is a high-performance 1/3-inch CCD day/night network camera, designed to ensure the highest possible image quality at all times. This ultracompact and vandal-resistant camera provides DVD-like quality MPEG-4 video at up to 25 and 30 images per second (for PAL and NTSC respectively) or H.264 encoding. Network video signals are sent over IP networks and can be received and displayed on a PC web browser, viewed and recorded using the DiBos hybrid recording system, or managed as part of a VIDOS or BVMS video management system. Moreover, send the stream to a BOSCH Video over IP (BVIP) decoder for viewing on a CVBS or VGA monitor.
The camera combines 15-bit digital video processing (which enhances sensitivity) and XF-Dynamic (which extends the dynamic range) to provide a sharper, more detailed image with outstanding accuracy in color reproduction. Depending on the available light, the NWD-495 automatically switches from color to monochrome, enhancing sensitivity for IR illumination to provide high-quality images even in challenging low-light conditions.
FlexiDome IP uses H.264 or MPEG-4 compression, bandwidth throttling, and multicasting capabilities to manage bandwidth and storage requirements efficiently while delivering the best image quality and resolution. The analog video service output and the on-screen displays (OSD) simplify focus adjustment and network configuration, leading to lower installation and support costs. Power over Ethernet (PoE) makes installation easier and more cost-effective because cameras no longer need AC power.
In night mode, the NWD-495 provides enhanced night viewing by increasing the IR sensitivity. The IR filter can switch automatically from color to monochrome by sensing the illumination level or be remotely switched via a web browser. An internal, through-the-lens IR detector enhances monochrome mode stability by preventing the camera from returning to the color mode when IR illumination is dominant.
The highly accurate 15-bit digital signal is automatically processed to reveal every detail of the image in both the highlight and low-light areas of the scene simultaneously.
The FlexiDome day/night IP supports increased intelligence at the edge that provides powerful tamper detection for various combined picture cases arising from: video loss, masking, hooding, defocusing, and diverted camera. Bosch also offers Intelligent Video Motion Detection (IVMD) as an additional licensable option. This provides video content analysis (VCA) directly at the video input for even more advanced VCA.
MPEG-4 video encoding
The FlexiDome MPEG-4 encoder creates high-quality streaming video at low bit rates, minimizing bandwidth and storage requirements, which further reduces costs. Each FlexiDome IP camera can deliver up to 25 and 30 images per second (PAL and NTSC) at true 4CIF video resolution.
ONVIF (Open Network video Interface Forum) compliancy ensures integration with third party management systems and video network devices.
FlexiDome IP cameras can generate two separate H.264/ MPEG-4 video streams and one JPEG stream simultaneously, while giving access to five users at a time. This advanced tri-streaming capability, not typically found in other IP CCTV systems, enables the user to optimize live viewing and recording requirements to meet specific site and enterprise needs.
OSD-based network set-up
Network parameters and basic camera set-up, such as lens set-up and back focus, are quickly and easily performed using the on-screen displays (OSD) and analog video service output. Unlike other IP cameras, no network connection, PC configuration utilities, or other tools are required to set up FlexiDome IP.
The FlexiDome IP cameras offer unparalleled recording options - network-attached utilizing iSCSI devices, and of course centrally, using network video recorders (NVRs). The iSCSI RAID 5 storage support enables a camera to act as a conventional DVR, while streaming high-performance live video across the network.
- High-impact, vandal-resistant enclosure
- Advanced day/night camera with mechanically switching IR filter
- 15-bit DSP technology with XF-dynamic extended dynamic range
- High-performance H.264, MPEG-4, and M-JPEG
- Direct-to-iSCSI recording
- Storage efficient tri-streaming: Dual MPEG-4/H.264 and M-JPEG simultaneously
- Power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af compliant)
- ONVIF conformant