Bosch MIC Inteox 7100i Cameras Tested

By Derek Ward, Published Mar 17, 2021, 10:21am EDT

Bosch has released their first S&ST-enabled camera, the MIC Inteox 7100i, calling it "The first fully open camera platform."

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We tested the 4K and 2MP Bosch MIC Inteox 7100i, examining the following:

  • Image quality in full light (~200 lux), low light (~5-2 lux), and dark scenes (<1 lux) with the add-on IR Illuminator attached.
  • How easy are setup and installation of Security & Safety Things applications?
  • How well does the camera maintain focus during subject tracking?
  • How well does optical image stabilization work?
  • How well does Bosch IVA integrate with 3rd party VMSes?
  • What is the bandwidth consumption of the camera?

Executive *******

*** ******* ***** *** Bosch *** ****** ***** delivered ****** ***** ******* in ******* ******, ***** focus ****** ********, ***** optical ***** *************, *** analytics **** **** ***** the ****** ** ** motion. ************, *** *** camera's *** ***** ***** quality (~* *** *** below) *** **** ******, with **** ******* *** color ********.

*******, *** ** ***'* low ***** ***** ******* was **** ** ~* lux *** *****, **** dim ******, ****, ** well ** ******* *****, though ***** ********** **** for **** ************ **** greater ******* ********.

************, ** ************ ***** the ***-** *********** *** noticeable ******** ** **** 2MP *** ** ******* but **** ******* ** the ** *******.

************** & ****** ********** ** *** **** was *******, ********* ***** to *** *** ****** to *****'* *** ****** Portal ** ***** ******* and *** * ******** admin ** ** ******/**** apps. ************, ***** *** Semantive *&** **** ** tested ********** ****, **** only ********* ********* ** Milestone ** ** ***** and**** ******. ***** *&** **** continue ** **** (***** to ***), ** ***** few ** ** ********** for ***** ***.

IVA *********** ******

*** *** ******'* *****-** IVA *** *** ********* with ******* *** ********* which ********** ****** ** our *****, **** ****** and ******** ***** ********* only ** ******* ******** Center. ***** **** **** integration ****** ** ******** in *** ********, **** Milestone *********** ** *** next ****** ****.

**UPDATE **/**/****** -- ********* *&** ***********

***** ******** **** ***** and ******* *&** *** integration **** *********, ****** can ** ********* **** various ********* ****. **** requires ***** ** ****** Semantive's**** ****** ****-***-********* **** ************* **** these ****** **** *** be ****/********* ** *** “Select ****** *****” ******* since ** ** *** based ** * ******, but ** *** ********* TCP *********. *** ********* naming *********** **** ** used ** *** ***** of ******** ****** ** Milestone ** ***** *** the ********* **** ** work.

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**** ***** ** ********, events ********** ** *** apps ****/******** **** ***** alarming *** **** ** listed ** *** "***** Manager" ** *** ********* XProtect ******.

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Stable ***** ***** ********

*** ***** ****** *** able ** ******** ***** on * ******* ** they ********** *** ******, adjusting ***** ********* ** a ******** ** * second, ** ** ~* seconds ** *******. **** focus *********** ** ******* better **** **** **** we **** ******, ***** can **** ** ** 10-20 ******* ** ***** while ********.

IVA ********* ***** ******

*** *** ****** ******* for ********* ** *** while *** ****** ** moving, ****** ** **** or ***** ******** **********. Users **** ****** "****** VCA" *** **** *** then *** *** ** more ******* ** ********.

** *** *******, *** functioned ******** **** ** the ****, **** ******** triggering ******** **** ** they **** ****** *** scene, ***** ****:

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*** ****** ******* ****** with ****** *** ********* active *** *** ****** mounted ******** (*.*., ******* upside), ** ***** *****:

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********* ******** ******** **** not ********. ***** **** that **** ****** ** fixed ** *** **** firmware *******.

S&ST ***********

******* ** *&** ** the *** ****** *** complex. ***** **** * separate ** ** ****** S&ST ********, ********* * separate *****. ************, ***** must ****** ***** ****** Portal ************ *** ***** the ****** ** ***** S&ST ******* *****, ******* of ** *** ****** itself. **** ***** *** be ********** **** ****** Portal, *** ***** ** no ****** ** *********** to ***** ***** ******* this *******.

***** ***** **** *******, Bosch ******** ** ** their *********** ******* ******** ****** ***** ********** *** process, ***** ***** ~**-** minutes ** ********. *****-**** users ******* ***** *&** or ****** ****** *********** could ************* ***** ** hour ** **** *********** 3rd-party **** ** *** Bosch *** ****** ***** cameras.

Semantive *&** *** ***********

***** *********** *********'* *&** apps ** ******* **** have *** **** ******* with ** ******. ********* offers ******* ********* **** including **** ********* *** PPE ********* (****** *****), animal ********, **** *********, and ****.

******* **** *********, ** found *** ******* *********** is *** ***, *** in *** ******* *****, snow, *******, *** ******** would ** ********** ** a "****".

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*******, **** *** *********** set ******, ***** ********** were *********** ******* *** the ******** ********** ******** subjects ******* ** ******* ranges, ***** ****:

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*********'* *** ********* *** accurately ******** ******** ******* hard **** *** **-*** vests, ***** *****, ******** when *** **** *** was ******* *******. * small ****** ** ***** alarms **** *****, ****** they **** ***** *** atypical.

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*** ********* *** **** accurate **** **** *********, and ***** ********* ******* on * ******* *** wearing * **** *** or **** ********** ****. However, ** *** *** some ********* ** ***** being ******** ** **** hats *******.

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Strong ******* ***** *************

*** *** ****** ** one ** *** ******* which ******** ******* ***** stabilization ******* ** *******. In *** *******, ******* image ************* ********* ****, with ***** ***** *** little **** **** **** the ****** *** ****** strongly.

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Color *** ***** *******

*** *** ***** *********** of *** *** ****** is ******* ******** ** the ** ******, ***** the */*" ****** *** lower ********** ** *** 2MP ****** ****** *** 1" ****** ** *** 4K ******. ** ~* lux *** ~* ***, the ** ***** *** Inteox *** ******* ******* and ***** *******, ****** colors *** **** ****** than *** ***** ******.

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** ****** ******, *** performance ** *** *** camera ** ******* ********. The ********* ******* ** at ~* *** ~*.* lux, *** ***** *** 2MP ***** ** *****, colors *** **** **** vibrant, **** ******* *** chart ******* ******** ** ~0.1 ***, ******* *** 4K ****** ******** ** image.

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**** * ******* ******* in **** ~**' **** at ~* *** *** a ***** **** ***, the ***** ** *** a ********* **** ********** much ****** ***** *** subject ** ~**' ****.

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*******, *** *** ***** Inteox ***** *** **** details **** ** **** and ******** ***** **** a **** ******* ******** of ~**' ****, *** as ** **********, ***** is ******* ****** **** or ******** **** ******** details.

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Dark *********** **** ***-** **

*** ***-** ***** ** Illuminator ***-***-*** *** * central *******, **** ****** illumination ** *** ***** of *** ***** ** view **** ****** ***. The ** ***** ****** is ***** *****, **** dark ***** ** **** sides ** *** **** bay.

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*** ******* *** ***** sensitivity ** *** *** camera ***** *** ****-***** IR ****** **** ****, but ************ ** ***** relatively *** ** *** center, **** ****** ***** of *** ***.

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****** **** **** *** camera ***** ******** ** the ******* *** *****, details *** **** ** distinguish, ** ** ************ does *** ********** ******* when ****** **.

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**** *** ******* ** ~20' *** **** ***** wide, **** ******* ****** the ******* *** **** chart ****. *******, ** 40' ****, ***** ****** to **** *** ***** details ** *** ** camera, ******* * **** high ~** ***.

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** *** *** ** zoomed ** *** ***, the ** **** ***** the ***** **** ** used ** ********** *** scene, ** **** ** the ******* *****.

Full ***** *****

**** ***** ******* *** solid, **** ** ****** viewing ******* ** *** subject ** **** *****.

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Bosch *** *** ***********

** *** *******, ******* Security ****** *** *** only *** **** ********** the ***'* *** ****** and ******** *****. ****** did *** **** ** Avigilon, *****, *********, ** Nx *******, ******* ******* in **** ***** ** previous *****.

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** ***** ***** ***** IVA *** ***********, *** they ********* ****:

** ****** ** * new ******** *** *********** work **** *** ******* is ***** *******, ** expect ********* ***** **** will ** ***** ** few ***** (****** *****) for ****** ***********.

Bandwidth **********

*** ** *** ****** 7100i ******** * ***** amount ** *********, *-* Mb/s ** ** ***. The ***** *** ******** between *.* *** *.* Mb/s *** *** *****.

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Large, ***** ******** ****

*** ***** *** ****** 7100i ******* *** ****** and ******* **** ******* PTZ **** ******* **** as *** **** *****-**. Compared ** * ******, full-sized **** **** ** the ********* ** ***** dome, **** ** ******* the ****, ****** *** MIC ****** ***** ****** more, ~**.* *** ******** to *** *********'* ~**.* lbs.

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Made ** ********

*** ***** *** ****** 7100i ** **** ** Portugal.

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Versions ****

**** ***** *** ****** 7100i ******* **** ***** firmware ******* *.**.**** ** the **** ** *******.

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****** *** *** ***** review.

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**** ******* ** *** weight **********, **** **** not **** ** ** an ****** **********. *** MIC ** * ****** camera **** ** ****. Plus, ** *** **** inside, *** **** *** the **** **********. **** compare *** **** ****** as **** ** *** motor ******. ***** **** steel ***** *** * swiss **** *****, ******** to ******* ***** *** a $* ******* **** motor.

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**** ******* ** *** weight **********, **** **** not **** ** ** an ****** **********...

**** *** ** ******** then?

”****** ** ******, **** is **** - * grape ‘*** *** * pear, ** *** ******.”

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* ***** *** ** an ********* **** ****** is * ********. ***** can ****** ** * lighter ****** *** * cost, ******* **** **** is ********* ** $$ for *** ******** ** other ******* ******. **** a *** ********** ******* picks ** * ****** that ***** **** * boat ****** * ***** that ********** ******* * sense ** ********** *** quality - *** **'* be *****.

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**UPDATE **/**/****** -- ********* *&** ***********

***** ******** **** ***** and ******* *&** *** integration **** *********, ****** can ** ********* **** various ********* ****. **** requires ***** ** ****** Semantive's**** ****** ****-***-********* **** ************* **** these ****** **** *** be ****/********* ** *** “Select ****** *****” ******* since ** ** *** based ** * ******, but ** *** ********* TCP *********. *** ********* naming *********** **** ** used ** *** ***** of ******** ****** ** Milestone ** ***** *** the ********* **** ** work.

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**** ***** ** ********, events ********** ** *** apps ****/******** **** ***** alarming *** **** ** listed ** *** "***** Manager" ** *** ********* XProtect ******.

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