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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 02:33 PM
    Some devices that demand 60W or less are not powered by the NPD-9501A Midspan   Possible causes and solution(s) Some devices that demand 60W or less are not powered by the NPD-9501A Midspan The Midspan was released before the standards on mega poe were crystallized into accepted definitions at the IEEE standardization body. This device specifically targets to support power application to Bosch products that could not be served by lower capacity power source equipment. Using power devices that are not listed for this product in the datasheet migth result in power failure. Currently known   NPD-9501 Midspan  will not work with UHO-PoE-10 Housing   Solution   For products demanding 60W or less advise to use NPD-6001B Midspan.     NEW update To achieve a broader compatibility with switches and Midspans, for example the NPD-9501 Midspan and Cisco PoE+ switches (like C2960X, C3560CX and C9200). The UHO-POE-10 Outdoor housing received a product enhancement.   How to identify if UHO-PoE-10 is the new variant? The new batch contains products which contain SN starting with 404023113800040670 POE module is Blue, previous was Black!
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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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    ‎08-05-2021 09:55 AM
    Question   What should you know about SNMP and Bosch cameras SNMP support?   Answer   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  
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    ‎07-28-2021 09:50 AM
    When using Configuration Manager, each device has a status icon. The method below shows you how to generate an updated certificate for Bosch IP Camera's and VRM Servers
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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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    ‎07-20-2021 02:54 PM
    The Release Letter for CPP 7.72.1118 provides information about the dependencies between firmware versions for a better understanding of the upgrade process of devices with older firmware.
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    ‎07-20-2021 02:42 PM
    RTSP and multicast streaming There are different ways for a client to receive a multicast stream: the client can connect to the camera and request a multicast stream. In this case you would see a connection in the dashboard. If not checked, it requires at least one connected client to have the camera provide the stream into the multicast group. Clients who just joined would receive no stream if there is no client connected. the client can join an existing multicast stream without connecting to the camera. It must know the multicast group. You would not see this client on the dashboard. The streaming flag tells the camera if it should feed its stream into this multicast group, regardless of a connected client. This is an option if there are many, many clients possibly connecting to the same camera/stream. There is no difference in data amount if streaming is checked or not as long as there is at least one multicast client connected to this multicast group. Below you find a way how to pass a special connection string to request a multicast stream via RTSP from a BOSCH IP camera or IP encoder.
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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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