Bosch MIC Series 440 Explosion-Protected

  • Explosion-protected unit certified to ATEX Directive 94/9/EC Exd IIC T6
  • CSA and Inmetro certified
  • Industry leading IP68 rating
  • Integrated wiper

The MIC Series 440 explosion-protected camera has been designed to offer an extremely reliable, robust,and high quality surveillance solution for potentially volatile security applications that demand the very best performance. Precision engineered to exacting standards, the range meets the requirements of ATEX Directive 94/9/EC Exd IIC T6 and CSA Class I, Division 1, Groups CD, Class II, Division 1, Groups EFG, T6 for safe use in explosive atmospheres such as those found in oil, gas, chemical processing sites, and petrochemical refineries.
Rated to an industry leading IP68, the specially designed camera housing is machined from solid aluminum. The MIC Series 440 camera ensures corrosion protection by using two different processes;first an Alocrom 1200 coating, then a robust polyester powder paint coating. Alocrom 1200 is a chromate conversion coating of aluminum, used in the aerospace and defense industries where a protective layer is required to improve corrosion resistance. Sealed with ‘O’-rings, the MIC Series 440 camera can operate permanently submerged up to 1 meter (3.3 feet) underwater by virtue of its design and construction,suitable for installation in the harshest of environments. The optically-perfect flat viewing window and integrated wiper ensure razor sharp images are captured in even the most demanding conditions. This allows the MIC Series 440 explosionprotected range to function perfectly in highly hazardous areas, such as offshore oil rigs.
The use of high-specification motors ensures reliable operation, while ground-breaking resolver technology provides pin-point accuracy and affords the user full 360° continuous rotation pan and 240° tilt control. A choice of true day/night camera modules, offering up to 36x optical zoom (12x digital), coupled with flexible upright or inverted mounting capability, allows the perfect field of view to be achieved every time.

MIC Series 440 Explosion-Protected Camera

Camera Module

Image Sensor 1/4‑inch EXview CCD
Picture Elements 380 K NTSC / 440 K PAL (WIDE)
Horizontal Resolution 18x module: 470 TVL NTSC/PAL typical 36x module: 470 TVL NTSC/PAL typical
Filter Automatic mechanical IR cut filter
Focus System Auto or manual
Iris Auto or manual with slow shutter integration modes
Synchronization Internal / External (V‑Lock)
Recommended Illumination 100 to 100,000 lx
Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) 50 dB or more
Back Light Compensation (BLC) On/Off
White Balance Automatic
Automatic Gain Control (AGC) 3 to -28 dB, 2 dB steps
Aperture Control 16 Steps

18x optical zoom module

Lens F=4.1 mm (WIDE) to 73.8 mm (TELE), F1.4 to F3.0
Zoom 18x optical (12x digital)
Angle Of View 48º (WIDE end) to 2.8º (TELE end)
Minimum Illumination 0.7 lux (F1.4, 1/60s NTSC, 1/50s PAL, 50 IRE), 0.11 lux (F1.4, 1/4s NTSC, 1/3s PAL, 50 IRE), 0.01 lux or less (F1.4, 1/4s NTSC, 1/3s PAL, ICR ON)
Shutter Speed 1/1 to 1/10,000s (22 steps) NTSC, PAL

36x optical zoom module

Lens F=3.4 mm (WIDE) to 122.4 mm (TELE), F1.6 to F4.5
Zoom 36x optical (12x digital)
Angle Of View 57.8º (WIDE end) to 1.7º (TELE end)
Minimum Illumination 1.4 lux (1/60 s NTSC, 1/50 s PAL, typical, 50 IRE) 0.1 lux (1/4 s NTSC, 1/3 s PAL, typical, 50 IRE) ICR-ON mode: 0.01 lux (1/4 s NTSC, 1/3 s PAL)
Shutter Speed 1/4 to 1/10,000s (20 steps) NTSC, 1/3 to 1/10,000s (20 steps) PAL


Auto Flip Yes
Manual Flip Yes
Persets 64 telemetry presets utilizing resolver technology (using FV protocol, 10 camera set-up presets to allow ANPR, color correction, etc.)*
Perset tours 6 tours each with up to 32 presets
Sector Titles Yes (64 sectors) 20 characters per title
Perset Titles 20 character caption for each of the 64 presets
Home Position Yes (preset 1 or tour)

Communication and Protocols

Communication RS485 / RS422
Control Protocol Bosch, Forward Vision, Pelco, American Dynamics, and VCL protocol variants available. Bi-phase control requires Biphase to RS485 converter (MIC-BP4) to be installed in the power supply (available separately).


Video Co-axial via composite cable
Telemetry Twisted pair. Simplex, half and full duplex operation via composite cable
Power Via composite cable


Alarm Inputs 1 tamper input (additional inputs possible with optional alarm card in PSU)
Alarm Communication Tamper switch (ground connection)


Drive Unit Integral pan/tilt motor drive
Pan Angle 360° continuous rotation
Pan Speed Up to 90° per second (variable)
Tilt Angle 240°
Tilt Speed 0.2° to 90° per second (variable)
Speed Control Closed‑loop electronics
Preset Accuracy Better than 0.08°
Propotional Pan/Tilt to Zoom Yes


Input Voltage 18VAC
Power Consumption 25.2 W max


Operating Temperature `-20 °C to +60 °C (-4 °F to 140 °F)
Weatherproofing IP68 (1m submersion for 24 hours maximum)


Dimensions (W x H x D) 286 x 523.6 x 189 mm (11.26 x 20.61 x 7.44 in.) (including deep conduit adapter)
Weight 15.5 Kg (34.17 lb) (including 4‑in. (101.6 mm) pitch circle diameter (PCD) base and supplied deep conduit adapter)
Viewing Window Tempered flat glass
Construction material Machined aluminum
Standard Colors Black (RAL9005), White (RAL9003)
Standard Finish Alocrom 1200 surface treatment with powder coat paint.
Window Wiper Standard

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