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    Question Which CPP corresponds to certain cameras and encoders? Answer The capability of a Bosch IP camera or encoder is driven by two forces: One is the hardware capability, defined by the Common Product Platform (CPP) itself and the combined components of the product. The other is the firmware that drives this hardware. The firmware is developed on a common code basis and derived from there for the active platforms, making the feature sets of various platforms fairly similar within a certain firmware version. This article gives an overview of CPPs that correspond to certain types of cameras and encoders. Here you can search by the CTN of the camera and find out the CPP of it. Thus, you will know which firmware you should use for upgrading your device.
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    ‎09-06-2021 02:19 PM
    Not all Cisco PoE+ switches are able to power up the UHO-PoE-10 or VSP-UHO-PoE-10 outdoor housing (F.01U.300.502, F.01U.332.052). Bosch has introduced the UHO-PoE-10 in 2014 following the IEEE802.3-2009 standards Cisco claims that the Bosch UHO-PoE-10 at startup for a short moment (around 1 micro second) exceeds maximum current peek allowed by the updated IEEE 802.3-2015 standard, allowing the PSE (Power Source Equipment) to withdraw the power as a protective measure. Due to analogue overcurrent protector components in the Cisco switch it can happen that tolerances may cause variety in behavior over different Cisco switches, even when the same model and setups are used. Currently this behavior is only known on some Cisco models. (reports were seen on C2960X, C3560CX and recently C9200.)  
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    ‎08-26-2021 12:47 PM
    he Project Assistant offers two ways of importing existing project data: Option 1)   Importing a   .bpassist   file, which was exported from the app at some point and which contains all information and data ever created/entered inside the app for that specific project. Simply select the "Project Assistant" mode >> click "continue" >> and press "import". Option 2)   Importing from a   tab-separated   text   file. This option may be useful, if you have existing project data, e.g. in an   Excel   spreadsheet, which you want to transfer into the Project Assistant for further use. This article deals with   option 2   and explains the steps potentially needed before you can refer to the steps explained in the following   Youtube video   ("Import from file").
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    ‎08-23-2021 12:09 PM
    The unit can receive the time signal from a time server using various time server protocols and then use it to set the internal clock. The device polls the time signal automatically once every minute. To check the NTP connection from the camera please follow the below steps:
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    ‎08-23-2021 09:07 AM
    This article informs about improvements in firmware handling and new security mechanisms that help our customers to increase security related to firmware updates and IP camera protection.
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    ‎08-20-2021 10:17 AM
    By default all cameras/encoders added to BVMS will be configured to start NTP synchronization against the Operating System of the Management server. Whenever a central NTP Server is available the recommendation is to   synchronize all cameras against the NTP central server.   In BVMS ≥ 11 there is a new configuration option.  
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    ‎08-11-2021 10:33 AM
    Hardware change in FLEXIDOME IP 4000i 5000i causes update in minimum FW version 7.60
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    ‎08-05-2021 01:39 PM
    S imple 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. A network management server can poll the health status of a device via SNMP requests. This article shows how to configure Bosch cameras in order to be able to answer to such requests. For more information on SNMP and supported SNMP versions please check -   What should you know about SNMP and Bosch cameras SNMP support? Note: Please keep in mind that for SNMP v3 only the the Standard MIB II file is supported. This means that only general network device performance monitoring parameters can be requested. There is no Bosch Private MIB II extension for SNMP v3. For exact support details check -  What should you know about SNMP and Bosch cameras SNMP support?
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    ‎08-05-2021 01:30 PM
    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. A network management server can poll the health status of a device via SNMP requests. This article shows how to configure Bosch cameras in order to be able to answer to such requests. For more information on SNMP and supported SNMP versions please check -   What should you know about SNMP and Bosch cameras SNMP support?
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    ‎08-05-2021 01:20 PM
    The default Community Strings for Bosch cameras is - public. To change it, please follow the steps below.
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    ‎07-27-2021 03:47 PM
    Answer This guide is meant to explain how you can find the connection state events of a camera in Operator Client - Bosch Video Management System.
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    ‎07-27-2021 12:57 PM
    The IP camera address is always the key if you would like to monitor or remote viewing it. Like any network device, the camera is assigned an IP address when it is connected to the router with Internet access and powered on. Here we will introduce 3 ways to find the network camera IP address quickly and easily.
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    ‎07-19-2021 11:20 AM
    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.
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    ‎07-19-2021 09:12 AM
    According to its Data Sheet, the Flexidome IP 3000i IR camera has 2 options to activate the alarm input. Please refer to the diagram from this article if you would like to get alarm input from some physical sensors.
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    ‎07-14-2021 05:09 PM
    The camera supports the SNMP V1 (Simple Network  Management Protocol) for managing and monitoring network  components, and can send SNMP messages (traps) to IP  addresses. It supports SNMP MIB II in the unified code. You may need the SNMP MIB file when you are trying to monitor the camera through a Bosch or 3rd party software. This article aims to describe how to find and enable the SNMP on a DINION 6000 HD camera. Article requirements: IP camera PC Same LAN connection between the camera and PC
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    ‎06-25-2021 08:48 AM
    This camera does not have the auto-focus functionality in the same sense as Autodome / Mic cameras.
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    ‎06-18-2021 06:00 PM
    The default SMTP port number for Bosch IP cameras is 25. The required SMTP port can differ depending on the service provider. From FW 5.80.0073 onwards it is possible to change the SMTP port using Alarm Task Script Language (ATSL). Related Products: IP cameras   Step-by-step guide   Check out the section Alarm Mail of the ATSL documentation, there is detailed description of each required parameter. Example script:   AlarmMail mail:={IP("172.21.2.201")To("receiverl.address@test.com")Port( 993 )Layout(Standard)Format(Small)Camera(1)From("sender.address@test.com")Login("User")Password("Password")}; if(Input(1))then mail; if(Input(2))then mail; if(Input(3))then mail;   Note:    Firmware 6.30: it is not possible to change the SMTP port via Web Interface
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    ‎05-12-2021 12:28 PM
    Answer Web Browsers: o Google Chrome o Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or higher o Microsoft Edge (Chromium based) o Mozilla Firefox   Important: When using browsers where Mpeg ActiveX is required → VCA, clock & date and recording dot point may not work. For a complete browser functionality, Mpeg ActiveX 6.34 or newer is needed and it is supported only by   Internet Explorer (IE). This is the only browser that allows the VA configuration option (for e.g.).   If you would like to avoid using IE and you want to   configure VA, it is recommended to   use Configuration Manager. According to the Release Letter, Configuration Manager is used for configuration and licensing of the various products. It includes Video SDK 6.3 and latest plug-ins for   VCA configuration. You can Download it from   here.   If you use Firefox, the issue below might arise. In this situation, IE browser/ CM is recommended to be used in order to access the missing elements. Firefox does not allow ActiveX elements . Therefore, some features are missing inside the webpage. Note: VCA related check boxes is fixed in 7.80 for Microsoft Edge. (7.80.0128 Release Letter)
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    ‎04-26-2021 04:30 PM
    Question What is a CPP and where you can find it for you Bosch IP camera?   Answer   To guarantee high quality imaging through the entire range of products, Bosch Security Systems uses a Common Product Platform (CPP). A CPP is a reference design that serves as a solid base for future cameras. Based on the same CPP, sub- or new products can be generated more easily by using a different sensor and/or a different housing. Each product cannot only benefit from the features provided by the platform but can also advance its functionality. Other advantages: easier integration with 3rd party security system components, such as VMS and recording solutions. allows installers and integrators to use the same interface that supports the entire Bosch product portfolio. new camera and software releases, regardless of the price segment, can be easily added to an existing security surveillance system. it helps you to find the right version of firmware you need for your camera   Where you can find the CPP of you Bosch IP camera?   1. Release notes: you can search for it directly on the product page > under Downloads section you will see the CPP version of your camera. In this example, the CPP for FLEXIDOME IP panoramic 5000 MP camera is CPP4:   2.  You can find the CPP of your camera on the web page by entering the IP address of it. Go to Configuration > Service > System Overview   CPP & Firmware: All firmware releases for the various Common Product Platforms (CPP) for Bosch IP cameras and video encoders can be found on the Bosch Security and Safety Systems page in Download Area. For detailed information of a specific product, the product catalogue is the recommended way to go. Those, who just need to update firmware and already know the platform which their product is based on, may directly go to the Download Area for a quicker and condensed overview   Other useful articles related to CPP & Firmware: Where you can find the intermediate firmware version when upgrading CPP4 cameras? What is the maximum firmware version supported by cameras depending on the BVMS version? TB VS: Bosch IP Video increased security with Firmware 6.51 / Firmware downgrade dependencies FAQ VS: How to upgrade from <6.10 to Firmware 6.50 and usage of the "combined firmware file 6.50"
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    ‎04-13-2021 03:23 PM
    This guide is meant to explain how to enable the appropriate debug commands for logging during random reboot situations, and which logging to collect for troubleshooting, as in general there are multiple triggers that can cause a device to reboot. The information gathered will help to analyze the root cause.  Please make sure that all of the logs collected cover the same time period.
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