release of Firmware 4.1, Bosch Security Systemsí range of IP Video products is
now fully compliant with the new Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF)
specification. You now can make your product ONVIF compliant by simply
installing a free firmware upgrade.
This full compliance provides interoperability with other vendorsí ONVIF-compliant
products and makes installation easier.†
firmware covers all Bosch IP video products: the new Firmware 4.1 is available for Dinion IP, FlexiDome IP, Extreme
Series IP, and AutoDome IP cameras, as well as the NBC-200 Series IP cameras, the
VideoJet X series of encoders, and VIP X1600 multi-channel encoders and
one of the founding members of the ONVIF forum, which was set up to establish a
global interface standard for network video products. Open to all companies and
organizations, the forumís aim has been to standardize communication in order
to ensure interoperability between network video products from different
vendors. Finalized last summer, the standard will enable all IP products with
an ONVIF interface, regardless of vendor, to fully communicate with each other
over an IP network. For installers and system integrators, the new standard
will mean greatly simplified installation and greater freedom in specifying a
system, and for end users it will mean more flexibility and far greater freedom
4.1 also provides new features that contribute to ease of installation,
including Universal Plug & Play functionality and Bilinx support for Dinion
cameras. With the latter feature, analog camera menus are now fully accessible
and settings can be changed via the IP video encoderís Web browser.
with installed Bosch IP Video products are able to download Firmware 4.1 from the Bosch Web site free of
charge. Just go to the product page and click the Software tab.