Bosch MIC Series 550 Infrared Camera 36X

  • Choice of 36x or 28x day/night cameras with 550 TVL, 12x digital zoom, Wide Dynamic Range (WDR),advanced privacy masking, image stabilization, and Sodium Vapor White Balance mode that restores objects to their original color
  • Video and control over IP when powered by MIC IP IR Power Supply (sold separately)
  • Twin integrated IR illuminators with 3D Diffuser technology provide even illumination and allow classification of objects up to 100 m (328 ft).
  • Robust design rated to an industry-leading IP68
  • Complete series of mounting accessories; various mounting options, including on-site canting

The MIC Series 550 Infrared camera combines cuttingedge technology with the latest production techniques to provide a class-leading feature set in an economical package. The MIC Series 550 range takes high quality surveillance to new levels of excellence.
As a best-fit camera for virtually any security application, it can be installed in the harshest of environments. Thanks to its IP68-rated aluminum casing, the MIC Series 550 Infrared camera functions perfectly in the most demanding conditions. This tough and vandal-resistant casing provides protection from the elements and physical attack. An integrated, long life silicone wiper, and a reversible rain shield ensure high quality images regardless of the installed environment.
The brushless-motor technology offers ultra-reliable operation with full 360º continuous rotation pan and 186º tilt control for exceptional viewing capability. Small increment pan speeds from just 0.2º per second to 120º per second gives the user precise control. This speed control is especially important when used with video analytic systems, particularly for tracking subjects when fully zoomed in.

MIC Series 550 Infrared Camera

Optical Camera Core, 36x Day/Night

Imager 1/4 in.-type Exview HAD CCD (progressive scan)
Resolution/Effective Picture Elements PAL: Approximately 440,000; 752(H) x 582(V) NTSC: Approximately 380,000; 768 (H) x 494 (V)
Lens 36x Zoom (3.4 mm to 122.4 mm) F1.6 to F4.5
Zoom Movement Speed 2.1 to 6.2 seconds, depending on model
Focus Automatic with manual override
Iris Automatic with manual override
Field Of View (FOV) 1.7° to 57.8°
Video Output 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ohm
Gain Control Auto/Manual/Max. (-3 dB to 28 dB, 2 dB steps)
Apperature Correction Horizontal and vertical
Digital Zoom 12x
Horizontal Resolution 550 TVL (NTSC, PAL) typical
Sensitivity ¹/ 30 IRE/50 IRE

Day Mode

SensUp Off 0.66 lux / 1.4 lux
SensUp On (NTSC: 1/4s, 15X; PAL 1/3s, 16.7X) 0.04 lux / 0.1 lux

Night Mode

With infrared (IR) (B/W) 0 lux / 0 lux
SensUp Off 0.104 lux / 0.209 lux
SensUp On (NTSC: 1/4s, 15X; PAL 1/3s, 16.7X) 0.0052 lux / 0.0103 lux
Electronic Shutter Speed 1/1 to 1/10,000 sec., 22 steps
Signal To Noise Ratio (SNR) >50 dB
White Balance 2000 K to 10,000 K

IR Illuminators

LED Array High-efficiency Surface Mount (SMT) LEDs
Number of LEDs 7 per lamp
Wavelength 850 nm (semi-covert)
Beam Angle 30º
DCRI Performance Range (with SensUp ON) Detection: 150 m (492 ft) Classification: 100 m (328 ft) Recognition: 75 m (246 ft) Identification: 60 m (197 ft)
Construction Material Aluminum with Lexan® front window


Drive Unit Brushless, integral pan/tilt motor drive
Pan Range 360° continuous rotation
Tilt Angle 186.6°
Tilt Range Upright unit: -58° - +90° Canted unit: -103° - +70°
Variable Speed Pan: 0.2°/second - 120°/second Tilt: 0.2°/second - 60°/second
Pre-Position Speed 120°/second
Preset Accuracy 0.17° (typical)
Propotional Pan / Tilt to Zoom Yes
Audiable Noise <66 dB


Camera/ IR Illuminator
Input Voltage (dual source) 18 VAC nominal / 26 VDC nominal
Power Consumption 18 W maximum / 26 W maximum
Current Consumption 1 A maximum / 1 A maximum


Sectors / Titling 16 independent sectors with 20-character titles/ sector
Privacy Masking 24 individually configurable privacy masks
Prepositions 99, each with 20-character titles
Guard Tours
Two (2) types of tours: • Recorded tours - two (2), total duration 15 minutes • Preset tour - one (1), consisting of up to 99 scenes, consecutively and (1) customized up to 99 scenes
Camera,Setup/ Control RS-485, Bilinx (coax)
Communication Protocols Bosch (OSRD, Bilinx), Pelco P/ D, Forward Vision (Bosch OSRD requires use of converter device (MIC-BP3, sold separately.))
Washer Drive Optional washer kit (MIC-WKT Kit used with the appropriate HAC-WAS washer pump)
Supported Languages English, Czech*, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian*, and Spanish

User Connections

Power, Camera Via composite cable (sold separately)
Power, IR Illuminator Via composite cable (sold separately)
Control Data RS-485 (Twisted pair; Simplex, half and full duplex operation via composite cable) Biphase ± (Optional; requires MIC Biphase module with external power supply.)
Video Coaxial via composite cable (sold separately)
Alarm Inputs Four (4) tamper inputs
Relay Outputs Two (2) relay outputs and washer relay output only with optional alarm card
Alarm Communication Tamper switch (ground connection)
Software CTFID software allows direct connection to a USB-equipped PC via the MIC Series PSU over a full du-plex to provide access to all camera functions and useful diagnostic tools.


Ingress Protection Rating/Standard IP68
Operating Temperature `-40 °C to +60 °C (-40 °F to +140 °F)
Cold Start-up Temperature `-40 °C (-40 °F) (Requires 30-minute warm-up prior to PTZ operations)
Storage Temperature `-40 °C to +70 °C (-40 °F to +158 °F)
Humidity 0-100%
Wind Load (Estimated) 209 km/h (130 mph) (sustained) (Gusts up to 290 km/h (180 mph))
Vibration IEC60068-2-6, Test Fc: Vibration (sinusoidal), 20m/s^2 (2.0g)
Shock IEC60068-2-7, Test Ea: Shock, 20g


Upright and Inverted 399 x 355 x 178 mm (15.71 x 14.0 x 7.0 in.)
Canted 399 x 312 x 255 mm (15.71 x 12.3 x 10.0 in.)
Weight 7.75 kg (17.06 lbs) (including 4 in. pitch circle diameter (PCD) base)
Viewing Window Tempered flat glass
Construction Material Cast solid aluminum
Standard Colors Black (RAL 9005), White (RAL 9010); Grey (RAL 9006, available in specific regions)
Standard Finish Alodine 5200 surface treatment with powder coat paint, sand finish
Window Wiper Standard
Canting Twist-lock canting secured by two security screws

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