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Bosch DVR500016A100 DIVAR AN 5000


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DIVAR AN 5000 960H/RT digital recorder for analogue camera video management. HDMI/VGA/CVBS outputs; loop-through; e-SATA; IntuiKey keyboard support; audio; H.264; PTZ control; web interface; free viewing Apps; 16 channels; 1 TB HDD
Model Number: Bosch DVR-5000-16A100

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Bosch Security Systems Products

Bosch DIVAR AN 5000

DVR-5000-16A100 Key Features


960H RT high-resolution on HDMI output
Mobile device support (iOS, Android)
Network function for remote viewing, playback, control and alarm notification
Simultaneous monitoring, recording and playback
Keyboard and e-SATA connections, plus video loop through
16 channels


DVR-5000-16A100 Description

The DIVAR AN 5000 is a family of 4/8/16 channel digital recorders that use the latest 960H high resolution video technology and state-of-the-art compression techniques. These advanced technologies, coupled with efficient network data transmission, deliver the high security and reliability required for modern surveillance systems. Simultaneous remote or local monitoring, recording, archive and playback are guided by simple menu selections and operator commands.

DVR-5000-16A100 System overview

The DIVAR takes advantage of the latest H.264 video and G.711 audio compression technology to dramatically reduce bandwidth and storage requirements while still delivering superb image and audio quality. Armed with the newest 960H video technology, DIVAR gives you the full benefits of the latest 960H high-resolution cameras. With the ability to capture more than 30% extra horizontal image resolution compared to D1/CIF recorders, the proof is in the pixels.

The DIVAR records multiple video and audio signals while simultaneously providing live multi-screen viewing and playback. Comprehensive search and playback functions provide quick recall and viewing of recorded video.

The DIVAR is not intended for use over a PoE switch.


The DIVAR is very easy to use. Simply connect the cameras, apply power and let the unit record automatically with no further intervention required. The H.264 compression function significantly reduces file size of recordings without sacrificing image quality. The DIVAR can record at up to 25 (PAL) / 30 (NTSC) images per second, per channel at 960H resolution.

Dome control

The DIVAR can control pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) equipment via RS‑485 / RS‑232 serial communications. PTZ devices, including the AUTODOME from Bosch and a number of third party domes, are supported.


All models have extensive alarm handling functions and telemetry control. Alarm functions include local inputs and relay outputs, plus motion detection in user-defined areas. If an alarm is detected, the DIVAR can:

• send an e-mail notification and/or FTP push
• display an on-screen message
• sound a buzzer and/or show a warning

Local control

The unit can be easily operated and programmed via the on-screen display menu system using:


the supplied mouse
the front panel control keys
the supplied remote control
a connected keyboard Video inputs, audio inputs/output, and alarm inputs/ outputs are located on the rear panel. Loop-through connections are also available for the video inputs. A choice of monitor outputs provide full-screen, multiscreen and sequenced viewing:
Three video connectors (BNC/VGA/HDMI) provide simultaneous output for monitor A for live display (with zoom) and playback (display can be frozen and zoomed)
A single BNC connector provides output to monitor B (spot monitor) for live viewing

Network control

Use the PC software or built-in web application via a network for live viewing, playback, and configuration.


The DIVAR includes an authenticity check for both local and remote archives, ensuring recording integrity. An Archive Player is provided for playback of secure video files and to check if video is authentic.

Smartphone App

A DIVAR Viewer App from Bosch for iOS and Android devices is available for live viewing and PTZ control. This means you can watch live video from cameras connected to the DVR from anywhere in the world. You can also control focus, pan, tilt and zoom on PTZ enabled cameras.

DVR-5000-16A100 Functions

The DIVAR has the following functions:

16 auto-terminating camera inputs with 960H resolution (loop-through supported)
4 audio inputs and 1 audio output
1 MIC input for talk input/output
Simultaneous live viewing, recording, playback, archiving, and remote streaming
Choice of CVBS/VGA/HDMI monitor A outputs
10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet port for local or wide area network connection
RS‑485 / RS‑232 serial ports to control movable cameras (PTZ)
IR remote control, front panel keyboard and USB mouse support for camera control
Bosch Intui Keyboard support for control of Bosch movable cameras (no Monitor B control)
A maximum 16 DIVAR AN 5000 units can be controlled by a single Bosch Intui Keyboard
Selectable PAL/NTSC TV monitor output mode
Secret (covert) recording channel that can be locked for unauthorized viewing
Full-screen and multi-screen display capabilities in live and playback modes for monitors
16 switching (alarm) inputs and 6 alarm outputs
Alarm and error notification (screen, audible, warning light, FTP, e-mail) and automatic record activation
Motion detection and video loss detection
DIVAR viewer App for live and PTZ control on Smartphone (iOS and Android)
Authenticity check in archive player
Supports Bosch and Pelco PTZ control protocols
Manual and automatic recording (scheduled and alarm)
Multiple search modes (time, channel, type, motion, smart motion within recorded images)
Local archiving via USB, e-SATA and optional built-in DVD burner
Local video storage via optional built-in HDDs
E-SATA to support max. 4 external HDDs for recording


DVR-5000-16A100 Specification


Rated voltage and power  
Power input 100–240 VAC; 50-60 Hz; 55 W, 187 BTU/h
RTC battery on main board Lithium CR2032, 3 VDC
Video standard PAL or NTSC (select via General Setup menu, or auto detect on channel 1) 960H resolution support
Playback 960H: 960x576 (PAL), 960x480 (NTSC) 4CIF: 704x576 (PAL), 704x480 (NTSC) 2CIF: 704x288 (PAL), 704x240 (NTSC) CIF: 352x288 (PAL), 352x240 (NTSC) QCIF: 176x144 (PAL), 176x120 (NTSC)
Compression H.264
Inputs 16 composite video 1 Vpp, 75 ohm, CVBS (BNC)
Outputs 1 channel Mon. A: CVBS (BNC) 1 channel Mon. A: HDMI 1 channel Mon. A: VGA 1 channel Mon. B: CVBS (BNC) Support for simultaneous CVBS/VGA/HDMI output to Mon. A
MON.A Live, playback, menus
VGA: analog RGB max. 1920x1080, 60 Hz  
HDMI: digital RGB max. 1920x1080, 165 MHz  
CVBS: 1 Vpp, 75 ohm, BNC (NTSC/PAL)  
Resolution (MON.A) CVBS (PAL): 704x576 CVBS (NTSC): 704x480 VGA: 1920x1080, 1280x1024, 1280x720, 1024x768 HDMI: 1920x1080, 1280x1024, 1280x720, 1024x768 960H camera: 960x576 (PAL), 960x480 (NTSC) 720H camera: 704x576 (PAL), 704x480 (NTSC)
MON.B Live
CVBS: 1 Vpp, 75 ohm, BNC  
Resolution (MON.B) CVBS (PAL): 704x576 CVBS (NTSC): 704x480
Inputs 4-ch RCA, 200 to 3000 mV, 10 kOhm (RCA)
Output Mono RCA, 200 to 3000 mV, 5 kOhm (RCA)
MIC input Mono talk input RCA, 200 to 3000 mV, 10 kOhm (RCA)
Compression G.711A
Sample rate 8 kHz per channel
Bit rate 8-bit
RS485 PTZ control port Output signals according to RS485, max. signal voltage -5 to +5 V
RS232 PTZ control port interface Output signals according to EIA/TIA-232-F, max input voltage ±10 V
Supported protocols Pelco P and D (over RS-485) Bosch OSRD (over RS-485 or RS-232)
Inputs 16 inputs configurable NO/NC, max. input voltage 5 VDC
Outputs 5 relay outputs, plus one controllable 12 VDC port
Relay Max. rated, 30 VDC, 2 A continuous or 125 VAC, 1 A (activated)
Video inputs 16 BNC
Video outputs (loop through) 1 x 25-pin D-type (connector cable supplied)
Monitor outputs 1 VGA D-SUB 1 HDMI 2 channel BNC (CVBS)
Alarm inputs 16 screw terminal inputs, cable diameter AWG26‑16 (0.13–1.5 mm)
Alarm outputs 5 screw terminal outputs, cable diameter AWG26‑16 (0.13–1.5 mm) 1 controllable 12 VDC screw terminal output
Audio inputs 4 RCA
Audio outputs 1 RCA
Audio bidirectional (MIC) 1 RCA for talk input or output
Ethernet RJ45, 10/100/1000Base-T according to IEEE802.3
Intuikey keyboard (KBD Digital or KBD Universal) Conforms to RS485, max. signal voltage ±12 V, power supply to keyboard 11 to 12.6 VDC at max. 400 mA
RS485 Screw terminal output
RS232 DB9 male, 9-pin D-connector
e-SATA e-SATA connector for backup device
USB 2.0 One front and one rear USB connector for mouse or USB memory device
+12 VDC External power input
Speed Max. 30 IPS per channel (NTSC), configurable Max. 25 IPS per channel (PAL), configurable
Mode Manual, motion detection, scheduled, alarm
Network control  
View alarm External, motion detection, system alarms and video loss
Audio Bidirectional (audio input and output connected via device)
PC software Bosch Video Client
Multi-channel Simultaneous 1/4/9/16 channels
Mode Frame-by-frame, slow play, fast play, reverse
Search Time, channel, type, smart
Network Bosch Video Client or Web Client software
Alarm Handling  
Motion detection Detection zones: 396 (PAL) / 330 (NTSC)
Video loss External alarm and screen prompt
Internal 4 SATA HDD or 2 HDD + 1 DVD (R/RW) Max. capacity per HDD: 4 TB Max. supported speed per HDD: 6 Gb/s
External e-SATA connection: Max. 4 HDD Max. capacity per HDD: 4 TB Max. supported speed per HDD: 6 Gb/s
DVD (optional) Built-in DVD+R/RW writer
USB Flash memory or external HDD (FAT32)
e-SATA Flash memory or external HDD (FAT32)
Network Bosch Video Client or Web Client software
Dimensions (WxDxH) 440 x 420 x 70 mm (17.3 x 16.5 x 2.8 in) excluding cabling and feet (5 mm)
Rack mount kit (included) For mounting one unit in an EIA 19” rack
Weight 5.5 kg (12.13 lb) approx. excluding HDD(s) and DVD writer
Operating temperature (incl. HDD(s) and DVD writer) +0°C to +40°C (+32°F to +104°F)
Storage temperature -40°C to +70°C (-40°F to +158°F)
Operating humidity <93% non-condensing
Storage humidity <95% non-condensing

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