Bosch Advantage Line Additions

By Ethan Ace, Published Aug 26, 2012, 08:00pm EDT (Info+)

Over the last year, Bosch has aggressively promoted its 'Advantage Line' on the Internet and in trade shows, including a massive tower at ISC West 2012 [link no longer available]. Now, they have expanded this line with 5 new cameras [link no longer available]. In this note, we examine the key features of the release, how this impacts Bosch's positioning and how it compares to other big name brands.

Overview

**** ******* ******** **** *** ******* [link ** ****** *********] - * domes, * ******, **** **** ** 5MP:

  • ***-***-*** ***/** **** ** **** ($*** MSRP), *.*-*** ********* ****, **** ***/*****, up ** **' ** *****
  • ***-***-** * **/** **** ** ****** ($900 ****), *.*-**** ********* ****, **** day/night, ** ** **' ** *****
  • ***-***-* ***/** ***** ********* ($*** *** MSRP), *.**** ***** ****, ***** ****, MicroSDXC ****
  • ***-***-** * **/** ***** ******* ********* ($810 ****), *.**** ***** ****, ***** only, ********* ****
  • ***-***-** * ** ******* ********* ($*** MSRP), *.**** ***** ****, ***** ****, MicroSDXC ****

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*** ****** *** ********* *** ******* in ** ****.

Positioning *******

**** ******* ********* **** *** **** in *****'* ********* ****, *********** **** models ***** ***** *************, **** ** Axis, *********, *** ****, **** *** available *** **** ****:

  • ******* ********* *******:***** ** **** *******, *** ********* Line *** **** ***** ********* *******, two *** *******, *** *** ****, with ** ******* *******. *********** ******* an ******* ***** ********* ****** ****** to *** *** ********* **, *******. Now, **** **** ** **** *** models ***** *******-*****, **** *** ** narrow *******.
  • ** *******:** ** **** **** ** ******** from ****, *********, *** ******, *****-** IR ** * ******* ***** **** year. *** ********* **** ********** **** offered ** ************ ** ******** ********** cameras. **** ******* **** *** ****** of ** ****** **** ** ************ to *** ****.
  • ******* *****:******* ******* ***** ** *******, *****-**** domes, ** **********, **** * ****** of ************* ********* ******* ** **** form ****** **** ****. ********** ******** no ******* **** *******, ***** *** caught ** ** **** ***** **** these *** ******.

SDXC **** *******

*****'* ********* ** **** ***** ** most ** ***** ******, ******* ** SDHC ***** ** **** *******, ******** some ********* *** ***** ******* ** build * ************* ************ ******. ******* of *** **** ***** ***** ** SDHC *****, **** **** * *********** limit ** ***, ****** ********* ** video *** ****** ******* ** ****** bitrates *** *********** **** **** *********. More ***********, *****, ** ***** ** 64GB *** ****** *********. ******** *********'* **** **** *********, **** ******** * ******* ******** to **** ****** ********* (****** **** greater **** ******* **** ******* *** a ****** ***** ****** *** **** higher ****** ****** *** ** ****** client).

Competitive **********

**** ******* **** * ****** ** lower-cost ******* ** *** ***** *********, in **** **** **** ***********, ****** they ***** *** ****** ****' ***********/***** *********. ***** **** *** ****** ******* of ***** ***** ********, ** ****** the ***-***-* ***** ******** **** **** for ***** $***-*** ******. **** ** moderately ***** **** ****'* ******** (~$***-*** ******), ***** ******* ********** ******** $***.

*******, ***** ***** * ****** ** not ******** ******** ********* *********, **** do ******* ***** * ******* ********** to ******* ** *** ** ****. We ** *** ****** **** ***** models **** ******** **** ** ****** but ** ** ***** ***** **** provide * ***** ******** *** ******** Bosch ********* / *******.

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