Until some years ago, new released cameras, encoders, domes and decoders that were introduced into market after a BVMS release could not be connected to an existing BVMS version because these cameras where not known to the BVMS.
In the BVMS 4.5.1, a new concept was introduced.
This concept treats Bosch video encoders and decoders as generic devices, and automatically recognizes specific device functionality (for example the number of streams, relays and inputs).
Based on this information, unknown device is added to the system and can be used by the operator.
The attached document provides a detailed description of this functionality.
The attached manual provides information for Mobile Video Service (MVS) within Bosch Video Management System.
You can find: - how to configure the router and Internet Information Service (IIS) - how to add MVS to BVMS - user guide - some troubleshooting tips
This document can also be found online here.
What should you know about SNMP and Bosch cameras SNMP support?
This article explains briefly the basics of SNMP. Declares the basic terms of the protocol. It also explains what part of the protocol is supported by Bosch cameras.
Basics of SNMP and terms.
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a common protocol to monitor the health status of a system. Such a monitoring system typically has a central management server that collect all the data from the system’s compatible components and devices. SNMP provides two methods to gain the system health status:
–The network management server can poll the health status of a device via SNMP requests.
–Devices can actively notify the network management server about their system health status in case of error or alarm conditions through sending SNMP traps to the SNMP server. Such traps must be configured inside the device.
Details how to configure Bosch camera to send SNMP traps - How to activate the SNMP and configure sending SNMP traps from Bosch cameras?
SNMP also allows configuration of some variables inside devices and components. The information, which messages a device supports and which traps it can send, is derived from the Management Information Base, the so-called MIB file, a file that is delivered with a product for easy integration into a network monitoring system. There are three different version of the SNMP protocol:
–SNMP version 1
SNMP version 1 (SNMPv1) is the initial implementation of the SNMP protocol. It is widely used and has become the de facto standard protocol for network management and monitoring. But SNMPv1 has become under threat due to its lack of security features. It only uses ‘community strings’ as a kind of passwords, which are transmitted in clear text.Thus, SNMPv1 shall only be used when it can be assured that the network is physically protected against unauthorized access.
–SNMP version 2
SNMP version 2 (SNMPv2) included improvements in security and confidentiality, amongst others, and introduced a bulk request to retrieve large amounts of data in a single request. However, its security approach was considered way too complex,hindering its acceptance. Thus, it was soon pushed out by version SNMPv2c, which equals SNMPv2 but without its controversial security model, reverting to the community-based method from SNMPv1instead, similarly lacking security.
–SNMP version 3
SNMP version 3 (SNMPv3) mainly adds security and remote configuration enhancements. These include improvements on confidentiality by encryption of packets, message integrity and authentication. It also addresses large-scale deployment of SNMP.
Bosch cameras SNMP
To check what SNMP version does a particular camera support, check the data sheet of the device. (Find it under your device in the product catalogue - https://www.boschsecurity.com/xc/en/product-catalog/)
since FW 6.40 onwards Bosch devices support SNMP v1 legacy and SNMP v3
Don't skip the Warning Signs that suggest an HDD Failure.
If you suspect that your hard drive has failed and you are contacting the Central Technical Support team, please first consider the mandatory information listed below, which must be provided to them.
🛈 Port Forwarding
Allows remote computers (for example, computers on the Internet) to connect to a specific computer or service within a private local-area network (LAN).
In a typical residential network, nodes obtain Internet access through a DSL or cable modem connected to a router or network address translator (NAT/NAPT). Hosts on the private network are connected to an Ethernet switch or communicate via a wireless LAN. The NAT device's external interface is configured with a public IP address. The computers behind the router, on the other hand, are invisible to hosts on the Internet as they each communicate only with a private IP address.
When configuring port forwarding, the network administrator sets aside one port number on the gateway for the exclusive use of communicating with a service in the private network, located on a specific host. External hosts must know this port number and the address of the gateway to communicate with the network-internal service. Often, the port numbers of well-known Internet services, such as port number 80 for web services (HTTP), are used in port forwarding, so that common Internet services may be implemented on hosts within private networks.
Some options have been removed when compared to previous CPPs, as they are only useful for moving cameras.
Find here the overview of the web page of ‘Live’ functions section and the options remained available for FLEXIDOME multi 7000i (CPP14) cameras.
Each camera imager can be configured separately and therefore many settings can be made and checked separately.
Settings in the Installer Menu can be made on a per-camera basis, including sensor mode, image rotation & lens settings with the lens wizard.
Please find in this article some settings you can do separately for each FLEXIDOME multi 7000i camera imager on the camera’s web page.
‘Display stamping’ submenu has been moved from the General menu to the Camera menu.
Open one browser
Type the IP address of your camera
Go to Configuration > expand the Camera menu. The "Display stamping" menu will be displayed there. Options are much more flexible than in the previous cameras, they are now like CPP13 cameras (INTEOX).
NetApp SANtricity Dynamic Disk Pools (DDP) technology represents a significant advancement in storage system, data protection and data management. As disk capacities continue to grow without sufficient increases in data transfer rates, traditional RAID rebuild times are getting longer, even up to several days. This slow rebuild results in much more time with degraded performance and exposure to additional disk failures.
Dear Bosch, you have so many nice articles related to BVMS on the knowledge base( 😉 ). I would really like to have a consistent overview of the available information.
Bosch Visio Design Icons
Set of Visio Design icons for Bosch products.
BVMS - Device Compatibility
This document describes how BVMS works with older and newer Bosch cameras.
BVMS - Single port connectivity
This document describes how the SSH functionality works.
BVMS - Configure time services
This document provides a guideline on how to configure time services.
BVMS - Merging VRM systems
This document describes how to merge two VRM systems into a single system.
BVMS - Operator quick guide
This document serves as a quick guide for operators.
BVMS - Streamlining
This document describes the streamlining concept.
BVMS - Configuring a Microsoft iSCSI target
This document explains how a Microsoft iSCSI target can be configured.
BVMS - Deployment guide
This document describes how a BVMS system can be deployed from the commandline. This is useful when using software deployment environments.
Virtualization - A concept explained
This document explains virtualization.
BVMS - Upgrade guide
Described the process on how to upgrade a system (checklist)
BVMS - BIS Connectivity
Describes how to connect BVMS to BIS
BVMS - SDK help
Provides instructions and examples on how to use the BVMS SDK
BVMS - Keyboard shortkeys
Shows a (normal computer) keyboard and the shortkeys that are available for BVMS.
BVMS - OPC Server
Describes the functionality available in the OPC server.
BVMS - Mobile Video Service
Describes the Mobile Video Service conceptually.
BVMS - GDPR
Description on how GDPR impacts BVMS.
BVMS - Network design guide
First version composed together with ASA. Feedback welcome!
BVMS - System design guide
Previously known as pre-sales guide.
BVMS - Policy based recording
Describes the “cameras and recordings” tab, in addition to the product manuals.
BVMS - Blueprints
Shows general BVMS system design blueprints.
BVMS - Activate demo license
Describes how customer can generate and activate their own demo license. Includes link to the LIF file.
BVMS - AE Specification
Architects and Engineering specification.
BVMS - Automatic login of Operator Client
Describes the parameters which allow the operator client to automatically login.
BVMS - ONVIF Compatibility
Lists the tested ONVIF devices.
BVMS - Configuring LDAP
Explains how BVMS can be connected to a LDAP environment.
Safe software delivery
Describes how customers can check the integrity of the installation zip files.
BVMS - Client installation package
Describes how a reduced client installation package can be used.
BVMS - Decoding performance
Shows the workstation performance
BVMS - Migrating SQL Database
Describes how to migrate the SQL database to a different server.
BVMS - Securing the security systems
Describes how to secure a BVMS system.
BVMS - ANPR by ISS
Describes how to configure ISS SecureOS and BVMS to combine ANPR functionality.
BVMS - IEC62676-1
Describes how BVMS meets the requirements specified in IEC62676-1
BVMS Lite - Quick start guide
Describes how BVMS Lite can be set-up.
How-to: Transition from Project Assistant to (B)VMS
Have you ever wondered how to best transition from the Project Assistant to (B)VMS?
Software-defined video surveillance storage
Describes the collaboration between HPE, SUSE and Bosch in modernizing video surveillance storage.
BVMS Person Identification - Data Protection Information
The attached document aims to provide concerned parties, such as customers, users, operators or consultants, with an overview of data privacy and protection related features of BVMS Person Identification.
Software Service and Support
Describes how software moves through the product lifecycle.
VRM eXport Wizard
Describes how to use the VRM eXport wizard
BVMS Project checklist
The BVMS Project Checklist is an Excel-based tool which makes it easier to design a BVMS system.
BVMS - Automated firewall configuration
How does BVMS 10.0.1 (or newer) configure the firewall during the installation of the system?
BVMS - Store snapshot of all cameras
My customers asks me to store the field of view of the cameras connected to BVMS. Is there an easy way to achieve this without opening every camera manually?
BVMS - Demonstrating (JPEG) cameras
How can I use "virtual" cameras to demonstrate BVMS?
How to create CA signed certificates for cameras and distribute
Configure video authenticity / integrity using CA signed certificates
BVMS - Operator collaboration using Slack
Configure BVMS to integrate with Slack.
BVMS - Person Identification Camera Placement Guide
Describes best-practices on camera placement when using person identification.
BVMS - Tattile configuration
Describes how to configure Tattile (LPR) cameras and BVMS.
How does the "zoom threshold" function work for Bosch cameras in Configuration Manager?
By checking the Zoom threshold box you will select the current zoom position at which the mask will appear as the camera zooms in or be hidden as the camera zooms out.
Privacy Masking: The ability to mask out a specific area to prevent it from being viewed in order to comply with privacy laws and particular site requirements
What is the recommended AC cable for NPD-9501-E Midspan 95W 1 port outdoor?
Power cord requirements :
North America - SJOW or SOOW standards
Europe - H07RN-F
Rated to: 300 Volts (or better)
Temp. Range: -40 to 65ºC (or better)
Size: 16 - 18AWG 3C or 1.0 mm^2^ - 1.5 mm^2^ 3C
Approved for indoor and outdoor use.
Cable outer dimension Ø 3/16” – 3/8” or Ø 6.0 mm^2^ – 10 mm^2^
The 95 W midspan is a high-power PoH (Power Over HDBase T) device that provides data and power between an Ethernet switch and an IP camera.
In the table below, an "X" identifies which midspans can supply power to which models of cameras: