Bosch Security Systems has announced the successful integration of its MIC Series 550 high-speed pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras with MG Squared’s lowering system, which is frequently used in intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and makes it easier and safer to install and maintain pole-mounted cameras in vulnerable settings. Using the lowering system, MIC Series camera installation and maintenance can be performed on the ground by one technician, eliminating the need for bucket trucks (‘cherry-pickers’), cone crews or lane closures. It provides transportation agencies with great cost savings, as well as a more efficient and safer working environment. The system also frees design engineers from previous limitations on mounting heights, since pole and camera locations are no longer determined by where or how high a bucket truck can reach.
Bosch’s MIC Series cameras provide 550 TVL resolutions with 36x or 28x optical zoom for sharp images, even at great distances. The flat window, with a long-life silicone wiper and optional washer system, enables customers to capture images that are free from distortion in dry and wet conditions. Built to survive harsh environments, the cameras feature an IP 68/NEMA 6P-rated housing to ensure complete protection against dust and water ingress without the need for pressurization. Suitable for reliable operation in tough roadway applications, the cameras can withstand 210km/h (130mph) sustained winds and gusts up to 290km/h (180mph), as well as shock and vibration up to 20g and 2.0g respectively.
Martin Manners III, vice president and general counsel of MG Squared, commented, “Independent studies and reports have shown an estimated 80-92% life cycle savings in video surveillance maintenance costs when customers incorporate a lowering system. Integration with the MIC Series 550 gives customers a rugged PTZ camera that will survive the most challenging conditions along the world’s busiest highways or secure facilities.” Willem Ryan, senior product marketing manager at Bosch, noted, “With their rugged design, our MIC Series 550 cameras are rapidly gaining popularity for monitoring roadways around the world. MG Squared’s advanced technology provides customers with the ability to mount our equipment at the best heights and locations for their traffic surveillance requirements, while providing easier and safer access to the cameras for any future maintenance needs.”
24 July 2012
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