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Bosch PB-MIC550ALW 36X NTSC Camera White


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Product Code: PB-MIC550ALW


The MIC Series 550 camera combines cutting-edge technology with the latest production techniques to provide a class-leading feature set in an economical package. The MIC Series 550 range takes high quality surveillance to new levels of excellence. As a best-fit camera for virtually any security application, it can be installed in the harshest of environments. Thanks to its IP68-rated aluminum casing, the MIC Series 550 camera functions perfectly in the most demanding conditions. This tough and vandal-resistant casing provides protection from the elements and physical attack. An integrated long-life silicone wiper and a reversible rain shield ensure high quality images regardless of the installed environment.

The brushless-motor technology offers ultra-reliable, quiet operation with full 360 continuous rotation pan and 270 tilt control for exceptional viewing capability. Small increment pan speeds from just 0.2 per second to 120 per second gives the user precise control. This speed control is especially important when used with video analytic systems, particularly for tracking subjects when fully zoomed in.

The MIC Series 550 camera incorporates Bosch's standard AutoDome controller interface supporting familiar AutoDome on-screen menus. This enhancement makes it simple to integrate and use the MIC Series 550 within systems that already use Bosch AutoDome cameras and systems.

System Overview:

Rated to an industry-leading IP68:
Subjected and certified to rigorous IP68 dust and immersion tests, MIC Series cameras are perfectly suited for installation in even the most unforgiving environments, eliminating the need for pressurization. The camera is machined from solid aluminum and protected from corrosion by two different processes: first, it receives a coating of Alodine 5200, a chromate conversion coating of aluminum that is used in the aerospace and defense industries where a protective layer is required to improve corrosion resistance. Second, it receives a robust, powder paint coating. The camera is sealed with 'O' rings and can operate submerged in up to one (1) meter (3.3 feet) of water for sustained periods of time [a maximum duration of 24 hours]. (It is not rated to be installed permanently under water.)

Various mounting options, including on-site canting:
The MIC Series 550 camera features twist-lock on-site canting functionality. This allows the camera to be installed upright, inverted, or canted (at a 45 angle) to achieve the perfect field of view. No matter the installation position, the camera will operate faultlessly.

Integrated wiper:
Regardless of the weather, the MIC Series 550 camera is able to capture the highest possible quality image all year long, thanks to its integrated, long-life silicone wiper.

Multi-protocol operation:
Compatible with Bosch Bilinx and OSRD protocols, as well as with Pelco "P" and "D" protocols over RS-485, the MIC Series 550 camera integrates seamlessly with existing security systems. The camera is also compatible with the Bosch converter for Biphase protocol; a second converter, sold separately, is required to use this Biphase converter.


General CCTV
Town centers
ANPR systems
Vandalism prone areas
Extreme environments
Rapid deployment
High security
Prestigious developments


High-performance PTZ day/night cameras:
High-performance PTZ day/night cameras Image control and quality are integral aspects of any PTZ camera, and the MIC Series 550 camera delivers. The camera is available with a choice of 28X or the industry-leading 36X optical zoom lens, and offers a full 12X digital zoom. Both camera options provide 550 TVL of horizontal resolution for outstanding clarity and image detail. The cameras also incorporate technology that dramatically improves the dynamic range by 128 times. Also known as Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), it results in clear image reproduction in extreme highcontrast environments. The AutoScaling (proportional zoom) and AutoPivot (automatically rotates and flips the camera) features ensure optimal control. Day/night capabilities and outstanding sensitivity make the MIC Series 550 cameras exceptional performers in all lighting conditions. In low light, these cameras automatically switch from color to monochrome by removing the IR filter to boost sensitivity, while maintaining superior image quality. For operation in the darkest conditions, the SensUp control feature automatically reduces the shutter speed to as little as one second. This increases sensitivity by more than 50 times. In addition to low light applications, the camera is also an exceptional performer when viewing under a sodium vapor lamp (for example, a street lamp or tunnel lamp). Images under these conditions normally have a yellowish tint, so the MIC Series 550 camera automatically compensates for the light from a sodium vapor lamp to restore objects to their original color. With super-quick, 120/60 per-second pan/tilt speeds, the MIC Series 550 camera outperforms other cameras in its class. The camera supports 99 pre-positions and two styles of Guard Tours: Preset and Record/Playback. The preset tour has capability for up to 99 pre-positions with a configurable dwell time between pre-positions, and can be customized as to the order and frequency each preset is visited. The camera also provides support for two recorded tours, which have a combined duration of 15 minutes of movements. These are recorded macros of an operator's movements, including pan, tilt, and zoom activities, and can be played back in a continuous manner.

Superior Privacy Masking:
The MIC Series 550 camera allows for a total of 24 individual privacy masks, with up to eight displayed in the same scene. Unlike conventional privacy masks, these can be programmed with three, four, or even five corners each to cover more complex shapes. Each mask changes size and shape smoothly and quickly, ensuring that the covered object cannot be seen. Each mask can appear in black, white, or blurred. Blurred is useful when privacy is an issue, but determining the presence of motion is still required.

Image Stabilization:
As PTZ cameras continue to improve their optical zoom capabilities, image stabilization becomes critical to eliminate movement caused by unstable camera mounts. A mere quarter-inch of movement of the camera mount can shift the field of view by more than 6 m (20 feet) when the camera is zoomed to a high value. This can render images unusable. Image stabilization algorithms included with the MIC Series 550 camera reduces camera shake in both the vertical and horizontal axis, resulting in exceptional image clarity (pixel displacement up to +/- 10% for frequencies up to 10 Hz). Bosch's unique image stabilization solution does not reduce camera sensitivity, unlike competitive systems.

Ease of installation and servicing:
Bosch's innovative software, the Configuration Tool for Imaging Devices (CTFID), allows technicians or operators to control the PTZ, change camera settings, and even update firmware from virtually anywhere without need for additional wiring. The MIC Series 550 camera has advanced built-in diagnostics to simplify service and minimize downtime. Using the On Screen Display (OSD), a technician can quickly and easily check critical parameters (such as internal temperature) to verify that the camera is functioning within acceptable operating limits.


Camera 36x Day/Night:
Imager: 1/4 in.-type Exview HAD CCD (progressive scan)
Effective Picture Elements: PAL: Approx. 440,000; 752(H) x 582(V) NTSC: Approx. 380,000; 768 (H) x 494 (V)
Lens: 36x Zoom (3.4 to 122.4 mm) F1.6 to F4.5
Zoom Movement Speed: 4.0 seconds (optical Wide to optical TELE), 6.2 seconds (optical wide to digital TELE)
Focus: Automatic with manual override
Iris: Automatic with manual override
Field of View: 1.7 to 57.8
Video Output: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ohm
Gain Control: Auto/Manual/Max. (-3 dB to 28 dB, 2 dB steps)
Aperture Correction: Horizontal and vertical
Digital Zoom: 12x
Horizontal Resolution: 550 TVL (NTSC, PAL) typical

Camera 28x Day/Night:
Imager: 1/4 in.-type Exview HAD CCD (progressive scan)
Effective Picture Elements: PAL: Approx. 440,000; 752(H) x 582(V) NTSC: Approx. 380,000; 768 (H) x 494(V)
Lens: 28x Zoom (3.5 to 98.0 mm) F1.35 to F3.7
Zoom Movement Speed: 1.7 seconds (optical wide to optical TELE, optical wide to digital TELE)
Focus: Automatic with manual override
Iris: Automatic with manual override
Field of View: 2.1 to 55.8
Video Output: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ohm
Gain Control: Auto/Manual/Max. (-3 dB to 28 dB, 2 dB steps)
Aperture Correction: Horizontal and vertical
Digital Zoom: 12x
Horizontal Resolution: 550 TVL (NTSC, PAL) typical


Drive Unit: Brushless, integral pan/tilt motor drive
Pan Range: 360 continuous rotation
Tilt Angle: 270
Tilt Range: Upright unit: -58 - +90, Canted unit: -103 - +90
Variable Speed: Pan: 0.2/second - 120/second, Tilt: 0.2/second - 60/second
Pre-position Speed: 120/second
Preset Accuracy: 0.17 (typical)
Proportional Pan/Tilt to Zoom: Yes
Audible Noise: <66dB


Input voltage: 18 VAC nominal
Power Consumption: 18 W maximum
Current Consumption: 1 A maximum
  • Choice of 36x or 28x day/night cameras with 550 TVL, 12x digital zoom, and wide dynamic range
  • Sodium Vapor White Balance mode restores objects to their original color
  • Rated to an industry-leading IP68
  • Advanced privacy masking; Image stabilization
  • Various mounting options, including on-site canting

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