This article describes how to configure a generic Microsoft Windows Server (2012 R2, 2016 or 2019) based server to serve as an iSCSI target for a Bosch video surveillance environment.
SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) is most commonly used for the communication between computers and peripheral devices, such as hard drives.
iSCSI enables devices to use SCSI over a network interface, therefore it makes a lot of sense for cameras to use iSCSI to record video.
The camera is a small computer that needs a (network) connection to a "hard drive" to store video footage. In other systems this job is performed by the network video recorder (NVR).
This article describes all the steps that will help you to create iSCSI Virtual Disk/LUNs after replacing an HDD on a DIVAR IP 5000 AIO.
BVMS Configuration Client which is included with BVMS
DIVAR IP 5000 AIO
This article explains how BVMS can be configured to connect to an LDAP (or Microsoft Active Directory) and use it as a base for user authentication.
BVMS is able to function in a (Windows) domain-controlled environment.
The BVMS (and related) services run under the local system account. If another (domain-controlled) account is used to run these services, their permissions level should be the same as the local system account.
It is recommended to add the Windows server to the domain first (as a domain member), before installing the BVMS software. The BVMS configuration is independent from the domain configuration, however, crucial changes in the domain could break the connection between the BVMS system and the LDAP authentication mechanism.
The Divar AN 3000/5000 features the ability to ping an IP address, thus allowing the technician to verify that the workstation that is to connect to the Divar can be seen on the network.
Please note that this only checks the connection from the DIVAR to the Workstation. Ping operates by sending Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo request packets to the target host and waiting for an ICMP echo reply. The program reports errors, packet loss, and a statistical summary of the results.
This article will explain how to set-up the RAID quickly in order to start the "re-imaging" process from the Recovery DVD (one at DIVAR IP 6000 R2 - or two DVDs at DIVAR IP 7000 R2) enclose to each DIVAR IP 7000 R2 or DIVAR IP 6000 R2 delivery.
Relates to: IP Storage/PC HW - DIVAR IP 6000 R2 and DIVAR IP 7000 R2
Both DIVAR IP units running the BIOS from American Megatrends Inc. (A.M.I)
There are PRE BOOT or POST BOOT beeps.
Please see the following Acoustic Error Codes.
The BVMS Project Checklist is an Excel-based tool which makes it easier to design a BVMS system.
This article describes how to use the project checklist.
Pick the attachment you need, depending on the version of BVMS you have
This article explains how to integrate the Bosch MIC IP 7000 HD camera series into any existing analog CCTV system using the Bosch VIDEOJET decoder 3000. The most common integration scenarios are listed below:
Simple integration using direct connectivity to analog monitor and joystick, typically found in single camera installation (for example, mobile surveillance vehicles)
Integration into an existing analog matrix switcher typically found in large installations (such as for city surveillance)
A transfer of the license from the Bosch Software License Manager System (SLMS) to the Bosch Remote Portal is required for every BVMS system to be upgraded from 10.1 to 11.0
Starting with BVMS 11.0 the license activation will be done via the Bosch Remote Portal.
To upgrade an existing system, the BVMS licenses need to be migrated from the old licensing system, Bosch Software License Manager System (SLMS), to the new licensing system available in Bosch Remote Portal.
This article describes the steps that need to be followed when upgrading a system to BVMS 11.0.
Prerequisites for upgrading a system to BVMS 11.0:
Existing license activated in SLMS
Valid Software Assurance (SMA) PRO
Valid account on Bosch Remote Portal
❗ ❗ ❗ IMPORTANT
In BVMS 10.x the computer signature is the link to the license in the SLMS
When upgrading to 11.x the computer signature becomes obsolete and the new Remote Portal tool no longer takes it into consideration
The software Order ID is transferred in the background from SLMS to the Remote Portal
This allows the activation of BVMS 11.x in the Remote Portal using the new identifiers for the Management Server Hardware called System Fingerprint, contained in the System Info file.
In terms of license activation process and compared to other versions of BVMS (<v11.0), the Bosch Remote Portal replaces the Bosch Software License Manager System (SLMS), starting with BVMS v11.0.
A new user registration is required in Bosch Remote Portal and the mandatory information for license activation is the System Info file (generated in the Configuration Client) and the Software order ID (received from the Bosch order desk by e-mail → ordering remains unchanged: still utilizes the Bosch Order Desk)
The remote portal will then provide a "Activation file" which includes all activation details. It needs to be uploaded to the newly installed BVMS system.
The activation process defines the start date of the software maintenance agreement (SMA - software assurance) period.
The end date is shown on the License manager of the BVMS Configuration Client after activation
NEW: Software version-less ordering process: Ordering a BVMS Base or Expansion licenses is not software dependent anymore starting with BVMS 11.0 upwards. During license activation only "non End of Life" (EOL) versions are assigned to the license.
Follow this article and find out the steps that need to be performed when activating a new BVMS 11.0 license.
This article will guide you through the upgrade procedure of a MIC 500 camera.
Connected by use of USB / RS485 converter.
Do not use the “Transparent” USB converter anymore as this is not compatible the latest version of Universal Camset Software 4.12
Make sure that you have the MICUSB485VTR2 ( USB to RS485) This converter is attached in package of MIC 500 camera.
Make sure you have programmed on your PC latest Firmware of Camset Software.
Version 4.12 includes the MIC file1.07 which contain all available protocols.
In case Bi-phase card has been inserted in Power Supply box, remove this PCB during upgrading of your MIC camera, in very few cases this may be cause a connection failure during upgrade process.
An object moving or a low/ higher contrast scene can throw off the autofocus option, resulting in a soft focus or even not focus at all.
Using manual focus is an obvious solution, but manual focus isn’t exactly easy to get sharp images.
Manual focus requires a bit of know-how and some practice to get right.
If you would like to improve the performance and get a sharp image, please see below how you can manually adjust the focus ring on a Dinion Thermal camera.
Sometimes it is preferable to have a different “user mode” during the day then in the night.
Our cameras by default have the option to switch the user mode e.g. triggered by the camera D/N switch over. But also other triggers can be chosen. Below an example how to setup the “user mode” switching triggered by the D/N switch over.
There are two methods of working with 3 rd party apps: through Remote Portal and Configuration Manager.
The methods using the Configuration Manager can be used both with an online system (cameras connected to the internet) and an offline system (no internet connection to local system).
Once apps are installed on the camera, the configuration interface for each app can be accessed through the Local App Management Console on the camera. No internet connection required.
In this article you will find the step-by-step guide where is described the method using Configuration Manager.