Bosch MIC Series 612 Thermal Camera 36X

  • User-switchable (single) or simultaneous (dual) thermal/optical video output
  • Two thermal imager options: standard resolution with 35 mm (includes on-screen temperature display with alarm) or high resolution with 50 mm lens
  • Human detection range up to 1500 m (almost twice the range of previous MIC thermal models)
  • Video and control over IP when powered by MIC IP Power Supply (sold separately)
  • Robust design rated to an industry-leading IP68/ NEMA 6P/IK10

The MIC Series 612 camera has been designed to offer an extremely reliable, robust, and high-quality surveillance solution for security applications that demand the very best performance. Precision engineered to exacting standards, the camera offers the most ruggedized dual optical/thermal image capture solution available on the market today. When powered by a MIC IP Power Supply, the MIC camera becomes an IP-enabled device with extra features such as Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA), and the ability to record video on a network-attached RAID iSCSI storage device or locally on a user-supplied SD or SDHC card (32 GB maximum). Operators can select either the visible video image or the thermal video image through the network connection provided by the MIC IP Power Supply. The optional “hybrid” operation provides video and control of the MIC camera over both analog (Bilinx over coax) and IP connections simultaneously.

MIC Series 612 Thermal Camera

Optical Camera Core, 36x Day/Night

Imager ¼ 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 4.0 seconds (optical Wide to optical TELE) 6.2 seconds (optical wide to digital TELE)
Focus Automatic with manual override
Iris Automatic with manual override
Field Of View (FOV) 1.7º to 57.8º
Spectral Response 7.5 to 13.5 μm
Thermal Sensitivity (NEDT) <50mk f/1.0
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 / 0.1lux

Night Mode

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
Filter Automatic IR cut filter
Electronic Shutter Speed 1/1 to 1/10,000 seconds (22 steps)
Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) 92 dB (50 dB with WDR Off)
Signal To Noise Ratio (SNR) >50 db
White Balance 2000 K to 10,000 K


Drive Unit Brushless integral pan/tilt motor drive
Pan Range 360° continuous rotation
Tilt Angle 180°
Tilt Range 58° to +90°
Variable Speed Pan: 0.2° to 72° per second (variable) Tilt: 0.2° to 90° per second (variable)
Pre-Position Speed 120°/second
Preset Accuracy ±0.30° (typical)
Propotional Pan / Tilt to Zoom Yes
Audiable Noise <66dB


Input Voltage (dual source) 18 VAC, ±10%, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption Camera: 20.5 VA Heater: 8.5 VA Total: 29 VA
Input Current Camera: 1.1 A Heater: 0.5 A


Sectors / Titling 16 independent sectors, each with 20-character title
Privacy Masking 24 individually-configurable privacy masks
Prepositions 99, each with 20-character title
Guard Tours Recorded Tours - two (2), total duration 15 minutes Preset Tours – one (1), consisting of up to 99
scenes, consecutively, and one (1) customized up to 99 scenes
Camera,Setup/ Control RS-485, Bilinx (coax)
Communication Protocols Bosch (Bilinx, OSRD), Pelco D/P Bosch OSRD requires use of converter device (MIC-BP3 or MIC-BP4, sold separately). (Bicom/Bilinx support on visible channel only.)
Washer Drive Optional washer kit (MIC-WKT Kit used with the appropriate HAC-WAS washer pump)
Supported Languages English, Czech*, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian*, Spanish

User Connections

Power 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 Dual coaxial via composite cable (sold separately) (Optical and optical/thermal cameras selectable.)
Alarm Inputs One (1) tamper input (eight (8) additional inputs possible with optional alarm card)
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 USBequipped PC via the MIC Series PSU over a full duplex to provide access to all camera functions and useful diagnostic tools.


Ingress Protection Rating/Standard IP68/NEMA 6P
Operating Temperature (With Heater) `-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 B84operations.)
Storage Temperature -40 °C to +70 °C (-40 °F to +158 °F)
Humidity 0-100%
Wind Load (Estimated) 240 kph (150 mph) (sustained) Camera: 517 N (116 lbf) Wall Mount: 130 N (29 lbf) Effective Projected Area (EPA): Camera: 0.192 m² / 2.06 ft² Wall Mount: 0.0483 m² / 0.52 ft²
Vibration IEC 60068-2-6, Test Fc: Vibration (operational), 10m/s² (1.0g)
Shock IEC 60068-2-27, Test Ea: Shock, 30g
IK Code IK10


Dimensions (W x H x D) 267 mm x 452 mm x 201 mm (10.5 in. x 17.8 in. X 7.9 in.)
Weight 10.66 kg (23.50 lb) (including 4-in. pitch circle diameter (PCD) base)
Viewing Window Tempered flat glass (optical) and germanium covering (thermal)
Construction Material Machined aluminum
Standard Colors Black (RAL9005), White (RAL9010); Grey (RAL9006, available in specific regions)
Standard Finish Alodine 5200 surface treatment with powder coat paint, sand finish
Window Wiper Standard, long-life silicone wiper
Heater Standard
Sunshield Optional; sold separately

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