Bosch VideoJet X20X40 XF E H.264 Video Encoder

  • High-quality H.264 video over IPv4 and IPv6
  • Bandwidth-friendly adaptive bit rate encoding
  • Transcoding at the edge for advanced remote replay
  • Network-attached RAID storage via iSCSI
  • Local recording on CF card

The VideoJet X20/X40 XF E encoders belong to a family of high-performance, dual- or quad-input CCTV video encoders by Bosch that deliver real-time H.264 compressed video over IPv4 and IPv6 networks. The units provide two independent streams per camera with full frame rate at best quality for different purposes, like one stream for live viewing with lowest delay while the second stream is optimized for requiring only little recording space.
The VideoJet X20/X40 XF E encoders support PAL and NTSC sources and provide bidirectional audio communication in parallel to video. They are built into a housing that can be easily rack- or wall-mounted. These powerful and flexible devices represent the cutting edge of high-performance video-over-IP for CCTV today.

VideoJet X20/X40 XF E H.264 Video Encoder


Video X20: 2 x inputX40: 4 x input
• connector BNC
• impedance 75 ohm, switchable
• signal Analog composite, 0.7 to 1.2 Vpp, NTSC or PAL
Audio 2 x mono line in, 1 x mono line out
• connector 2 x 3.5 mm stereo jack
• signal line in 9 kohm typical, 5.5 Vpp max
• signal line out 3.0 Vpp at 10 kohm / 1.7 Vpp at 16 ohm typical


• Profile AAC-LC
• Frequency rate 300 Hz to 6.4 kHz
• Data rate 48/80 kbps at 16 kHz sampling rate


• Frequency rate 300 Hz to 3.4 kHz
• Data rate 80 kbps at 8 kHz sampling rate


• Frequency rate 300 Hz to 6.4 kHz
• Data rate 640 kbps at 16 kHz sampling rate
Signal-to-noise ratio > 50 dB
Alarm 4 x input
• connector Clamp (non-isolated closing contact)
• activation resistance 10 ohm max
Relay 1 x output
• connector Clamp
• signal 30 Vpp (SELV), 200 mA
COM port Clamp, RS‑232/422/485


Standards H.264 Main Profile, H.264 Baseline Profile (ISO/IEC 14496‑10)
Data rates 9.6 kbps to 6 Mbps per channel
Resolution Horizontal x vertical PAL/NTSC
• 4CIF/D1 704 x 576/480 (25/30 ips)
• CIF 352 x 288/240 (25/30 ips)
GOP structure I, IP, IPBB, IBBRBP
Overall IP delay 120 ms
Frame rate 1 to 25/30 (PAL/NTSC)


Ethernet 10/100 Base‑T, auto-sensing, half/full duplex, RJ45
Protocols IPv4, IPv6, UDP, TCP, HTTP, HTTPS, RTP/ RTCP, IGMP V2/V3, ICMP, ICMPv6, RTSP, FTP, Telnet, ARP, DHCP, NTP (SNTP), SNMP (V1, MIB-II), 802.1x, DNS, DNSv6, DDNS (,, noip. com), SMTP, iSCSI, UPnP (SSDP), DiffServ (QoS), LLDP, SOAP, Dropbox, CHAP, digest authentication
Encryption TLS 1.0, SSL, DES, 3DES, AES


Software update Flash ROM, remote programmable
Configuration Configuration Manager or web browser
Camera control Via serial interface; supported* protocols and devices:
• Bosch AUTODOME, HSPT, MIC1‑300 IP, TC8x00
• Canon VCC1, VC-C4R
• CBC SMD 12P/12PII/20P
• JVC TK-C676
• Panasonic WV-CS850
• Pelco Spectra D/P
• Sensomatic SpeedDome Ultra
• Sony EVI D30/31/D100
• Ultrak KD6
• VT VPT4x
* Basic functions only, no claim for full functionality valid. Bosch may not be made responsible if functions are not implemented or not working under all circumstances.

Storage medium

CompactFlash 1 x CF slot for optional standard Type I/II CompactFlash memory card, 2 TB


Dimensions (H x W x D) 38 x 146 x 183 mm (1.5 x 5.7 x 7.2 in)
Weight Approx. 0.6 kg (1.3 lb)


Power Supply Via external unit
Input voltage 12 VDC
Current Consumption 0.75 A
Power Consumption Approx. 9 W


Operating temperature 0 °C to +50 °C (+32 °F to +122 °F) ambient temperature
Relative humidity 0 to 90% atmospheric humidity, noncondensing
Thermal Value 31 BTU/h max, fully equipped

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