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Bosch introduces INTEOX International Security Journal

Bosch has announced the launch of INTEOX, a brand new camera platform designed to modernise the security and safety industry. The very first fully open platform available, INTEOX gives users, system integrators and application developers unlimited freedom for innovation and customisation.

Shaping the way forward for security and safety

As the world becomes increasingly connected, the Internet of products (IoT) presents new opportunities for individuals and businesses. However, to consider full advantage of the opportunities the IoT brings, the security and security industry must embrace change. Bosch is demonstrating the vast potential of the IoT with INTEOX. The INTEOX open camera platform combines built-in Intelligent Video Analytics from Bosch with superb performance, a widely used open OS and also the capability to add software apps securely.

The new powerful platform supports the latest technologies. For example, neural network-based analytics, the next step in machine learning and Artificial Intelligence. INTEOX enables app developers and integration partners to consider benefit of its built-in intelligence and capabilities to easily develop unlimited software apps based on a common language. Simultaneously, system integrators can customise their security methods to meet specific and changing customer requirements by adding apps and deploy them into INTEOX cameras.

“As sophisticated sensors with Intelligent Video Analytics built-in as standard, INTEOX cameras can offer valuable data that may be analysed and used in a wide variety of new and beneficial ways, a few of which the can only imagine. Bosch props up platform using the highest amounts of data security and privacy protection and the quality and ease that comes with dealing with Bosch”, says Michael Seiter, Senior Vice President, accountable for the Bosch Video Systems & Solutions business.

An open platform approach has proven successful in the computer and mobile phone market, where software and apps have grown to be an integral part of daily life. For example, apps provide immediate information, instant communication and connection, improved work productivity and simplified daily tasks. These benefits extend to video security cameras. Having an open platform, developers can function with integrators to address their customer's business challenges.

The INTEOX camera platform perseverence a completely new line of MIC, AUTODOME, FLEXIDOME and DINION fixed and moving cameras based on a wide open IoT infrastructure. Developed by Security and Safety Things GmbH, a Bosch start-up company, this IoT infrastructure is dependant on four pillars:

  • An open OS based on Android Open Source Project and strengthened for increased security

  • An application store to access relevant app information, browse the public store and buy ready-to-use apps for all INTEOX cameras

  • A website for app developers and designers that provides information and tools to build up and test apps

  • A device management portal that shows app and device health statistics and enables easy management of apps

The INTEOX cameras, along with the IoT infrastructure, enable app developers, system integrators, integration partners and other market players to produce customer-specific apps and insert them easily into INTEOX cameras. “INTEOX will fuel innovation that's past the scope of any single company today. The development of this open camera platform will accelerate the future development of the whole safety and security industry,” Seiter says.