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Bosch VG57230CPT5 Autodome IP starlight 7000 HD Camera


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IP moving dome 1080p indoor in-ceiling Superb quality indoor IP PTZ dome camera. 1080p HD resolution; 30x optical zoom; IVA; PoE; iSCSI/SD; multiple pre-programmed user modes; H.264 quadstreaming (CPP4); IP54. In-ceiling mount, tinted bubble.
Model Number: Bosch VG5-7230-CPT5

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Bosch AUTODOME IP Starlight 7000 HD Camera

VG5-7230 Starlight Series Key Features


Excellent low-light performance
High Dynamic Range (120 dB) for challenging bright and dark scenes
Built-in Intelligent Video Analytics to trigger relevant alerts and quickly retrieve data
Enhanced camera reliability with optional dual, redundant power ensures continuous 24x7 operation
Dedicated AES 256-bit crypto engine for secure recorded video

VG5-7230 Starlight Series Description

The AUTODOME IP starlight 7000 HD is a high-speed PTZ dome camera that delivers unmatched picture quality and network performance day and night. The camera has superb high-definition (HD) 1080p25/30 video and 30x optical zoom. Easy to install, the camera is available in either a field-proven, indoor/outdoor pendant housing or an indoor, in-ceiling housing. The camera provides complete network-based control of all dome functionality including pan/tilt/zoom operation, presets, tours and alarms as well as webbased configuration of all dome settings. It also provides direct network video streaming using H.264 compression / bandwidth throttling to efficiently manage bandwidth and storage requirements while delivering outstanding image quality.


VG5-7230 Starlight Series Functions

Exceptional low-light performance

The latest sensor technology combined with the sophisticated noise suppression results in an exceptional sensitivity in color. The low-light performance is so good that the camera continues to provide excellent color performance even with a minimum of ambient light.


With built-in video content analysis (VCA), the camera reinforces the Intelligence-at-the-Edge concept where edge devices become increasingly intelligent. The camera comes with the state-of-the-art VCA method by Bosch, Intelligent Video Analytics, that reliably detects, and analyzes moving objects while suppressing unwanted alarms from spurious sources in the image.

With this method, the camera is able to detect idle and removed objects as well as loitering, multiple line crossing, and trajectories. This method also supports BEV (Bird’s Eye View) People counting.

Intelligent Tracking

The camera utilizes the built-in Intelligent Video Analytics to follow an individual or an object continuously.

When Intelligent Video Analytics detects objects while the camera is in a stationary position, the camera activates the Intelligent Tracking feature. This feature controls the pan/tilt/zoom actions of the camera to track the objects and keep them in view in the scene. The new Intelligent Tracking is based on robust flow detection algorithms which can reliably track moving objects even under challenging scenes.

The tracking and detection reliability can be enhanced further with virtual masking for scenes with a lot of background motion such as trees or other objects creating constant motion in the scene.

The camera supports three modes for Intelligent


Auto mode: When configured in this mode, the camera actively analyzes the video to detect any moving object. If it detects movement, it begins to track the object. This mode is most useful for scenarios where normally no motion is expected.

One Click mode: In this mode, users can click an object moving in the live video image to enable the camera to track the movement of the selected object. This mode is most useful for scenarios where normal scene activity is expected.

Triggered mode: In this mode, the camera continuously analyzes the scene for alarms or rule violations. If a rule is violated, it triggers the advanced tracking feature of the camera to start following the object / person that triggered the alarm.

This unique combination of robust Intelligent Video Analytics and Intelligent Tracking allows the camera to track moving objects of interest without getting distracted by other moving objects in the scene.

Virtual masking

The camera offers Virtual Masking, which gives users flexibility to mask parts of the scene which should not be considered for flow analysis to trigger Intelligent Tracking. This allows users to mask from IVA/Tracking any background motion (moving trees, pulsating lights, and busy roads) in the scene without blocking the motion from the video.

Dual power options

All AUTODOME starlight models can be powered by either a PoE+ (IEEE 802.3at)-capable network switch or a High PoE midspan.

In a PoE configuration, a single cable connection provides power while simultaneously supporting data and video transmission.

For additional system reliability, users can connect 24 VAC power and PoE to provide fully redundant power to the camera without disruption to operation.

DORI coverage

DORI (Detect, Observe, Recognize, Identify) is a standard system (EN-62676-4) for defining the ability of a camera to distinguish persons or objects within a covered area.

Five (5) pre-programmed user modes

Five pre-programmed but configurable user modes, optimized with the best settings for a variety of typical applications, make on-site programming easy and userfriendly. Users select from the menu the mode that best defines the environment in which the camera is installed:

• Outdoor – General day-to-night changes with sun highlights and street lighting
• Indoor – Ideal mode for indoor applications where lighting is constant and not changing
• Low light – Optimized for sufficient details at low light
• Motion – Monitoring traffic or fast moving objects; motion artifacts are minimized
• Vibrant – Enhanced contrast color reproduction and sharpness

Users have the ability to customize these modes, if necessary, for the specific requirements of the site.

Image Stabilization

As PTZ cameras continue to increase their optical zoom capabilities, image stabilization becomes critical to eliminate movement caused by unstable camera mounts. Minor movement of the camera mount can shift the field of view by a large distance when the camera is zoomed to a high value. This can render images unusable. The camera incorporates an Image Stabilization algorithm that allows the camera to detect continuous vibration. If it detects vibration, the camera dynamically corrects the shaky video in both the vertical and horizontal axis, resulting in
exceptional image clarity and a stable field of view on
the monitor.

Superior privacy masking

The camera provides 24 individual, easy to configure privacy masks, with up to 8 displayed in the same scene. As the camera is zoomed, each mask changes size smoothly and quickly, ensuring that the covered object cannot be seen in most cases.

Sophisticated alarm responses

The camera supports advanced alarm control that uses sophisticated rules-based logic to determine how to manage alarms. In its most basic form, a “rule” could define which input(s) should activate which output(s). In a more complex form, inputs and outputs can be combined with pre-defined or user-specified commands to perform advanced camera functions.

PTZ drive and mechanism

The AUTODOME 7000 supports 256 pre-positions and two styles of Guard Tours: Preset and Record/ Playback. Users can configure the preset standard tour with as many as 256 sequential pre-positions, with a configurable dwell time between pre-positions. The AUTODOME Series also provides support for two recorded tours, which are recorded macros of an operator’s movements, including pan, tilt, and zoom activities, and can be played back with the click of a button.

Pan and tilt preset repeatability are accurate to within ±0.1 degrees to ensure that the correct scene is captured every time. The camera delivers variable pan/tilt speeds from a crawl speed of only 0.1 degrees per second to a full 400 degrees per second. The camera is capable of pan speeds of 400 degrees per second and tilt speeds of 300 degrees per second between prepositions. The camera provides a tilt angle 18 degrees above the horizon, and a pan range of up to 360 degrees continuous rotation.

Content Based Imaging Technology

Content Based Imaging Technology (CBIT) is used to radically improve image quality in all lighting conditions and to identify areas for enhanced processing. The camera examines the scene using intelligent video analytics and provides feedback to retune the image processing. This provides better detail in the areas that matter and better all-round performance.

Intelligent Defog

Users can configure the mode to be active continuously, or to activate automatically when the video analytics in the camera detect fog and add light to the video image (and then deactivate when the fog clears or the scene changes).

Common product platform (CPP4)

The camera has an advanced, efficient H.264 encoder (CPP4) embedded for high quality HD streaming video and very efficient streaming and network capabilities. The new platform supports simultaneous streaming of individually configurable HD streams, and allows a choice of HD resolution in combination of SD resolutions.

Advanced streaming

The camera offers advanced streaming capabilities so that you can configure the camera to take advantage of the latest network technology.

The camera is designed on the most efficient and powerful H.264 encoding platform capable of delivering high-quality HD video with very low network load. The new intelligent encoding capabilities drops the bandwidth consumption to extremely low levels if the camera detects no motion in the scene. The camera is capable of quad streaming which allows the camera to be configured to deliver independent, configurable streams for live viewing, recording, or remote monitoring on constrained bandwidths.

Recording and storage management

A memory card (SD (Secure Digital), SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity), or SDXC (Secure Digital eXtended Capacity)) can be used for local alarm recording or for Automatic Network Replenishment (ANR) to improve the overall recording reliability. Recording management can be controlled by the Bosch Video Recording Manager (VRM), or the camera can use iSCSI targets directly without any recording software.

ONVIF conformant

The camera conforms to the ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) specification which guarantees interoperability between network video products regardless of manufacturer. The ONVIF Profile S specification allows easy integration with other conformant devices and VMS. ONVIF conformant devices are able to exchange live video, audio, metadata, and control information, and ensure that they are automatically discovered and connected to network applications such as video management systems.

Data security

Special measures have been put in place to ensure the highest level of security for device access and data transport. The three-level password protection with security recommendations allows users to customize device access. Web browser access can be protected using HTTPS and firmware updates can also be protected with authenticated secure uploads. The on-board Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) support, guarantee superior protection from malicious attacks. The 802.1x network authentication with EAP/TLS, supports TLS 1.2 with updated cipher suites including AES 256 encryption.

The advanced certificate handling offers:

• Self-signed unique certificates automatically created when required
• Client and server certificates for authentication
• Client certificates for proof of authenticity
• Certificates with encrypted private keys

Ease of installation and servicing

The camera has been designed for quick and easy installation, a key feature from Bosch IP video products. All housings feature recessed screws and latches for increased tamper resistance.

Indoor/outdoor pendant housings are rated to provide IP66 protection and offer an operating temperature range down to -40 °C (-40 °F). The indoor/outdoor pendant comes fully assembled with a sunshield which can be easily removed for use in indoor applications. In addition, both pendant and in-ceiling camera models have a high-resolution acrylic bubble for enhanced image clarity.

Bosch offers a full complement of hardware and accessories (sold separately) for wall, corner, mast, roof, pipe mount, and in-ceiling applications for indoor and outdoor environments, which allow the camera to be adapted easily to individual site requirements. Remotely upgrade the camera whenever new firmware becomes available. This ensures up-to-date products, thus protecting investment with little effort.

Fiber Optic Kit

Bosch offers the optional VG4-SFPSCKT, a unique media converter module for use with various Bosch devices. This media converter module is designed to accept a wide-range of 10/100 Mbps SFP modules for use with Multimode or Single-mode optical fiber withLC or SC connectors.

The media converter module along with the SFP module is user-installed directly into the camera‘s power supply box to provide an integrated fiber optic solution.

Unsurpassed reliability

As with all Bosch products, the camera is designed using the industry’s best design process and is subjected to the most stringent testing standards such as HALT (highly accelerated life testing), which pushes the limits of products to ensure reliability throughout their lifetime.

VG5-7230 Starlight Series Specification


Imager 1/2.8-type Exmor R CMOS sensor
Effective Picture Elements (Pixels) 1945 x 1097 (2.13 MP)
Lens 30x Zoom4.3 mm to 129 mmF1.6 to F4.7
Field of View (FOV) 2.3° to 63.7°
Focus Automatic with manual override
Iris Automatic with manual override
Digital Zoom 12x
Video performance - Sensitivity  
(3100K, reflectivity 89%, 1/30, F1.6, 30 IRE)  
Color 0.0077 lx
Mono 0.0008 lx
Gain control AGC, Fixed
Aperture Correction Horizontal and vertical
Electronic Shutter Speed (AES) 1/1 sec to 1/10000 sec (22 steps)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) >55 dB
Backlight compensation (BLC) On, Off
White balance 2000 K to 10,000 K ATW, AWB Hold, Extended ATW, Manual, Sodium Lamp Auto, Sodium Lamp
Day/Night Monochrome, Color, Auto
Improves visibility when viewing foggy or other low-contrast scenes.  
Dynamic range  
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Mode 120 dB WDR
In-Ceiling Pendant
Pan Range 360° cont. , 360° cont.
Tilt Angle 1° above horizon , 18° above horizon
Pre-position Speed Pan: 400°/sTilt: 300°/s , Pan: 400°/sTilt: 300°/s
Pan/Tilt Modes  
Turbo Mode(Manual Control) Pan: 0.1°/s – 400°/sTilt: 0.1°/s – 300°/s
Normal Mode 0.1°/s-120°/s , 0.1°/s-120°/s
Preset Accuracy ± 0.1° typ. , ± 0.1° typ.
In-Ceiling Pendant
Input Voltage 21-30 VAC, 50/60 Hz; (class II) High PoE (with Bosch Midspan (NPD-6001A); required to power the heater) PoE+ (IEEE 802.3at, class 4 standard)(when used indoors, not powering the heater)
Power Consumption,typical 24 W / 44 VA , 60 W / 69 VA (heaters on)or24 W / 44 VA(heaters off / without heater connected in power supply box for indoor applications)
Protection on Alarm Inputs Peak current 17 A, peak power 300 W (8/20 μs)
Protection on Alarm Outputs Peak current 2 A, peak power 300 W (8/20 μs)
Protection on Relay Output Peak current 7.3 A, peak power 600 W (10/1000 μs)
Protection on Power Input (Dome) Peak current 7.3 A, peak power 600 W (10/1000 μs)
Protection on PowerOutput (Arm Power Supply) Peak current 21.4 A, peak power 1500 W (10/1000 μs)
10/100 EthernetData Lines Peak current 14 A, peak power 200 W (8/20 μs)
Camera Setup/Control Via web browser (such as Internet Explorer version 7.0 or later), Bosch Configuration Manager, Bosch Video Management System (BVMS), Bosch Recording Station (BRS), or Bosch Video Client (BVC)
Software Update Network firmware upload
Communications Protocols Standard Bosch IP protocol, including ONVIF and SNMP v1
Standards / Video compression H.264 (ISO/IEC 14496‑10), M‑JPEG, JPEG
Streaming Four (4) streams with individually configurable frame rate and resolution: Two (2) independently configurable H.264 recording streams Two (2) non-recording streams (profiles)
When the option in field “Property” for Stream 1 is: The available options in field “Property” for Stream 2 are:
H.264 MP SD - H.264 MP SD
H.264 MP 720p fixed - H.264 MP SD - H.264 MP 720p fixed - H.264 MP 400x720 upright (cropped) - H.264 MP D1 4:3 (cropped) - H.264 MP 1280x960 (cropped) - H.264 MP 640x480
H.264 MP 1080p fixed - Copy Stream 1 - H.264 MP SD - H.264 MP 720p8/10 fixed - H.264 MP 1080p4/5 fixed - H.264 MP 400x720 upright (cropped) - H.264 MP D1 4:3 (cropped) - H.264 MP 640x480
H.264 MP 720p50/60 fixed - Copy Stream 1 - H.264 MP SD - H.264 MP 720p6/7 fixed - H.264 MP 400x720 upright (cropped) - H.264 MP D1 4:3 (cropped) - H.264 MP 640x480
Non-recording profiles Two (2) streams, I-frame only Options are:- HD Image Optimized- HD Balanced- HD Bit Rate Optimized- SD Image Optimized- SD Balanced- SD Bit Rate Optimized- DSL Optimized- 3G Optimized
Resolution (H x V)  
1080p HD 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
720p HD 1280 x 720
432p SD 768 x 432
288p SD 512 x 288
144p SD 256 x 144
Protocols IPv4, IPv6, UDP, TCP, HTTP, HTTPS, RTP/RTCP, IGMP V2/V3, ICMP, ICMPv6, RTSP, FTP, Telnet, ARP, DHCP, APIPA (Auto-IP, link local address), NTP (SNTP), 802.1x, DNS, DNSv6, DDNS (,,, SMTP, iSCSI, UPnP (SSDP), DiffServ (QoS), LLDP, SOAP, Dropbox, CHAP, digest authentication
Ethernet 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, auto-sensing, half/full duplex
Encryption TLS 1.0, SSL, DES, 3DES, AES
Ethernet connector RJ45
Connectivity ONVIF Profile S, Auto-MDIX
GOP Structure IP, IBP, IBBP
Data Rate 9.6 kbps to 6 Mbps
Overall IP Delay 240 ms (typical)
- Standard G.711, 8 kHz sampling rateL16, 16 kHz sampling rateAAC, 16 kHz sampling rate
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio >50 dB
- Audio Streaming Bidirectional (full-duplex)
Memory Card Slot User-supplied SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card (maximum 2TB – SDXC)
Recording Continuous recording of video and audio, alarm/events/schedule recording
Description Fiber Optic Ethernet Media Converter kit 6.Requires a small form-factor pluggable (SFP) module (sold separately).
Data Interface Ethernet
Data Rate 10/100 MbpsIEEE 802.3 CompliantFull Duplex or Half Duplex Electrical PortFull Duplex Optical Port
Compatible Receiver CNFE2MC
Installation Installed inside a VG4-A-PA0, VG4-A-PA1, VG4-A-PA2, VG4‑A‑PSU1, or a VG4‑A‑PSU2 power supply box with supplied mounting hardware
6. Kit available separately and must be installed inside the AUTODOME power supply box.  
Description Interchangeable modules available for use with MMF or SMF optical fiber.
Data Interface Ethernet
Data Rate 10/100 Mbps IEEE 802.3 Compliant
Weight (all SFP modules) 0.23 kg (0.05 lb)
Dimensions (LxWxH) SFP-2, SFP-3: 55.5 x 13.5 x 8.5 mm (2.2 x 0.5 x 0.3 in.) SFP-25, SFP-26: 63.8 x 13.5 x 8.5 mm (2.5 x 0.5 x 0.3 in.)
Type Connector , Wavelength (transmit / receive) , Max. Distance
SFP-2 MMF , Duplex LC , 1310 nm / 1310 nm , 2 km (1.2 miles)
SFP-3 SMF , Duplex LC , 1310 nm / 1310 nm , 20 km(12.4 miles)
SFP-25 MMF , Single SC , 1310 nm / 1550 nm , 2 km(1.2 miles)
SFP-26 MMF , Single SC , 1550 nm / 1310 nm , 2 km(1.2 miles)
Fiber Compatibility  
Optical Fiber Compatibility, MMF 50/125 µm MMF. For 50/125 µm fiber, subtract 4 dB from the specified optical budget value. Must meet or exceed fiber standard ITU-T G.651.
Optical Fiber Compatibility, SMF 8–10/125 µm SMF. Must meet or exceed fiber standard ITU-T G.652.
Optical Distance Specifications Specified transmission distances are limited to the optical loss of the fiber and any additional loss introduced by connectors, splices, and patch panels. The modules are designed to operate over the entire optical loss budget range, so they do not require a minimum loss in order to operate.
Sectors / Title 16 independent sectors with 20 characters per title
Privacy Masks 24 individually configurable privacy masks(Available options: Gray, Mosaic)
Virtual Masks 24 individually configurable masks to hide parts of the scene (background motion such as moving trees, pulsating lights, busy roads, etc.) which should not be considered for flow analysis to trigger Intelligent Tracking.
Pre-positions 256, each with 20 characters per title
Guard Tours Two (2) types of tours: Recorded tours - two (2), maximum total duration 30 minutes (depending on amount of commands sent during recording) Preset tour - one (1), consisting of up to 256 scenes consecutively, and (1) customized up to 64 scenes
Supported Languages English, Czech*, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian*, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese * Available with separate language upload
Power, Camera RJ-45 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet (High Power-over-Ethernet (High PoE)) or PoE+ (IEEE 802.3at, class 4 standard)21-30 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power, Heater RJ-45 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet (High Power-over-Ethernet (High PoE))21-30 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Video and Control RJ-45 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet
Alarm Inputs (7) 2 supervised, 5 non-supervisedProgrammable for “normally open” or "normally closed"
Alarm Outputs (4) 1 dry contact relay, 3 open collector/transistor outputs32 VDC @ 150 ma max.
Audio 1 x mono line in, 1 x mono line out
Signal line in 12 kOhm typical, 1 Vrms max
Signal line out 1 Vrms at 1.5 kOhm, typical
In-Ceiling(with acrylic bubble) Pendant(with acrylic bubble)
Ingress Protection Rating/ Standard IP54, Plenum rated , IP66,,NEMA 4X
Operating Tempera-ture (with heater wired) -10 to +40 °C(+14 to +104 °F) , -34 to +74 °C(-30 to +165 °F)(in accordance with NEMA TS 2-2003 (R2008), section -40 to +55 °C(-40 to +131 °F)(continuous operation)
Operating Tempera-ture (without heater wired) -10 to +55 °C(+14 to +131 °F)(continuous operation)
Storage Tempera-ture -40 to +60 °C(-40 to +140 °F) , -40 to +60 °C(-40 to +140 °F)
Operating Humidity 0% to 90% RH, non-condensing , 0% to 100% RH, condensing 7
Dimensions See dimensional drawings.
Weight In-ceiling: 2.59 kg (5.71 lb) Indoor/Outdoor Pendant: 3.07 kg (6.77 lb)
Bubble Size 153.1 mm diameter (6.03 in.)
Construction Material, Housing In-ceiling: Magnesium Pendant: Cast aluminum
Construction Material, Bubble In-ceiling: HD High-resolution acrylic Pendant: High-resolution acrylic
Standard Color White (RAL 9003)
Standard Finish Powder coated, sand finish
Clear HD high-resolution acrylic VGA-BUBHD-CCLA
Tinted HD high-resolution acrylic(Included with in-ceiling camera models.) VGA-BUBHD-CTIA
Clear high-resolution acrylic(Included with pendant camera models.) VGA-BUBBLE-PCLA
Tinted high-resolution acrylic VGA-BUBBLE-PTIA
Clear rugged IK10-rated nylon* VGA-BUBBLE-IK10
Pendant Arm Mounts  
Wall Arms VG4-A-PA0 (no transformer) VG4-A-PA1 (120 VAC transformer) VG4-A-PA2 (230 VAC transformer)
Pendant Arm with Wiring VG4-PEND-ARM
Mounting plate for VG4-PEND-ARM VG4-PEND-WPLATE
Trim skirt for VG4 Series Power Supplies VG4-A-TSKIRT
Optional Mounting Plates for Arm Mounts  
Corner Mounting Plate VG4-A-9542
Pole Mounting Plate VG4-A-9541
Pendant Pipe Mounts  
Pipe Mount Kit VG4-A-9543
Pendant Roof Mounts  
Roof (Parapet) Mount(VG4-A-9543 Pipe Mount Kit required. Available separately.) VGA-ROOF-MOUNT (with 1.5-inch NPT tapered male threads)
Optional Mounting Plates for Roof Mounts  
Flat Roof Adapter for Parapet Mount LTC 9230/01
In-ceiling Support Kits VGA-IC-SP (Bracket for suspended or drop ceilings)

VG5-7230 Starlight Series Ordering information


Product Code Description
VG5-7230-EPC5 IP moving dome 1080p outdoor pendant. Superb quality indoor/outdoor IP PTZ dome camera. 1080p HD resolution; 30x optical zoom; IVA; PoE; iSCSI/SD; multiple pre-programmed user modes; H.264 quad-streaming (CPP4); IP66. Pendant mount, clear bubble.
VG5-7230-EPR5 Rugged IP moving dome 1080p outdoor pendant. Superb quality indoor/outdoor IP PTZ dome camera. 1080p HD resolution; 30x optical zoom; IVA; PoE; iSCSI/SD; multiple pre-programmed user modes; H. 264 quad-streaming (CPP4); IP66. Pendant mount, IK10-rated bubble. Available in specific regions only.
VG5-7230-CPT5 IP moving dome 1080p indoor in-ceiling. Superb quality indoor IP PTZ dome camera. 1080p HD resolution; 30x optical zoom; IVA; PoE; iSCSI/SD; multiple pre-programmed user modes; H.264 quadstreaming (CPP4); IP54. In-ceiling mount, tinted bubble.

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