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
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.
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)
🛈 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.
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.
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.