Bosch Security Systems has the AutoDome Easy IP, a compact and affordable indoor pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera designed to bridge the gap between fixed minidomes and traditional PTZ cameras.

Ideal for discrete surveillance applications, the AutoDome Easy IP measures less than half the size of traditional PTZ dome cameras and 20 percent smaller than most other minidomes. A single AutoDome Easy IP provides as much coverage as four or more fixed minidomes at half the cost of a traditional high-speed PTZ dome camera – allowing end users to monitor a larger area with fewer cameras, while resulting in reduced system installation and maintenance costs. Designed for improved aesthetics, the AutoDome Easy IP is well suited for education, small retail and corporate settings.

 The AutoDome Easy IP incorporates a high-performance 100x (10x optical/10x digital) zoom autofocus camera with the latest digital imaging technology to deliver excellent sensitivity and resolution. Capable of real-time streaming in 4CIF resolution, the AutoDome Easy IP captures all the important details in a scene.

The camera is equipped with Bosch’s efficient H.264 video compression technology to deliver high-resolution images while reducing bandwidth and storage costs by up to 30 percent compared with IP cameras that use traditional MPEG-4 encoding. Further reducing costs, the AutoDome Easy IP features built-in iSCSI support to allow the camera to stream video directly to a network-attached iSCSI storage array, which eliminates the need for expensive network video recorders for managing recording and playback.

The AutoDome Easy IP allows camera operators to control pan/tilt/zoom operation, presets, tours, and alarm management functions from virtually anywhere on the network. Alarm notifications with a text description and digital image can also be sent via email to immediately alert personnel to possible security concerns.

A heavy-duty, tamper-proof aluminum housing and rugged polycarbonate bubble protect the camera from vandalism and theft, enabling the AutoDome Easy IP to continue to deliver critical images even in the toughest environments. Rigorous endurance testing also ensures the AutoDome Easy IP Cameras deliver years of dependable operation.

Other user-friendly features – such as an intuitive menu structure with multiple language support – make the AutoDome Easy IP simple to operate. Proportional zoom control and built-in automatic focus assure optimal camera control and viewing at all zoom levels. Sixty user-definable preset positions allow users to view critical monitoring areas with the touch of a button. When used with Bosch’s Divar XF 2.0 hybrid DVR, IntuiKey support ensures the AutoDome Easy IP Camera uses the same keyboard and joystick commands as the rest of the Bosch AutoDome family.