Bosch's Thermal Cameras VOT-320 Examined

Author: John Honovich, Published on Mar 31, 2011

In this note, we examine Bosch's thermal network cameras, the VOT-320 series. This is Bosch's entrance into the IP thermal market and an extension of the IP thermal camera trend (following Axis and FLIR). First, we will review the key details of Bosch's offering and then contrast them to Axis's.

The VOT-320 series has 8 models. All of them have the same resolution (320 x 240) and all are outdoor rated (-50 C to +55 C). The series has 4 lens options, from as wide as 9mm / 48 degree horizontal FoV to as narrow as 60 mm / 7.6 degree horizontal FoV. Each lens option is offered in a 8.33 fps and 30fps option (the 30fps is subject to export laws as all thermal cameras). With the longest lens option, Bosch lists object (e.g., car) detection at about 4km or just less than 13,000 feet.

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