Bosch launches first fully open camera platform

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Monday, April 27, 2020

GRASBRUNN, Germany—Bosch announced the launch of INTEOX, a new camera platform designed to modernize the security and safety industry by giving users, system integrators and application developers unlimited freedom for innovation and customization. 

The Internet of Things (IoT) presents new opportunities and Bosch is demonstrating that potential with INTEOX, combining build-in Intelligent Video Analytics from Bosch, a commonly used open OS and the ability to add software apps securely. This new platform supports the latest technologies offered on today’s market, such as neural network-based analytics, with machine learning and AI being the next step. App developers and integration partners can easily develop unlimited software apps based on a common language while at the same time, system integrators can customize their security solutions to meet specific, changing customer requirements by adding apps and deploying them into INTEOX cameras. 

“As sophisticated sensors with Intelligent Video Analytics built-in as standard, INTEOX cameras can provide valuable data that can be analyzed and used in a wide variety of new and beneficial ways,” Michael Seiter, senior vice president, responsible for the Bosch Video Systems & Solutions business, said in the announcement. “Bosch supports the platform with the highest levels of data security and privacy protection, and the quality and simplicity that comes with working with Bosch.” 

The INTEOX camera platform will power an entirely new line of MIC, AUTODOME, FLEXIDOME and DINION fixed and moving cameras supported by an open IoT infrastructure. Developed by Security and Safety Things GmbH, a Bosch start-up company, this IoT infrastructure is based 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 purchase ready-to-use apps for all INTEOX cameras; 

A web portal for app developers and designers, offering information and tools to develop and test apps; and

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

“INTEOX will fuel innovation that is beyond the scope of any single company today,” Seiter said, “The introduction of this open camera platform will accelerate the future growth of the entire security and safety industry.” 

The first cameras based on the INTEOX platform are expected from July 2020 onwards.