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29/07/2014 - MOBOTIX Expands Its Thermal Camera Range With More World First Innovations

Langmeil, Germany - July 1, 2014. MOBOTIX today introduced the new thermal sensor modules for the S15D, being the first thermal devices to use MOBOTIX’ revolutionary dual flexmount video cable technology. This is available with all S15D upgraded to software version MX-V4.2.1.43

The flexible video cabling, weatherproof design and tiny footprint allows the two S15D thermal sensor modules to be installed into any location up to two meters away from a single S15D core unit. The advantage of using thermal sensor modules is that they can visualize heat radiating from vehicles and persons, for the purpose of accurate movement detection up to 400 meters away from the camera, even under the most challenging lighting and environmental conditions.

Another world first innovation, available in the MOBOTIX M15D and S15D, is the ability to combine both thermal and optical sensor modules in the one camera. While the thermal sensor provides movement detection, the optical sensor provides crisp clear object identification. This enables the M15D and S15D to deliver accurate detection of motion in all lighting conditions and visual verification of who or what triggered the motion event.

The MOBOTIX M15D and S15D dual lens cameras come standard with MxActivitySensor, a state of the art intelligent motion detection software. When enabled in the thermal camera, MxActivitySensor registers movement without artificial lighting in pitch black conditions and during the day time, with stunning accuracy "MOBOTIX has re-engineered conventional thermal camera technology so that you can do more in a wider range of applications," said Dr. Ralf Hinkel, MOBOTIX founder, "As with all of our products, we are committed to quality and this is why we can guarantee an average MTBF of 9 years on all of our thermal sensors."

High Quality Construction

The new S15D thermal sensor modules are encased in a special housing made of aluminum and stainless steel, allowing the module to be securely fastened to surfaces without additional mounts. As with all MOBOTIX products, the thermal devices are made in Germany. The thermal sensor modules are built for continuous operation in extremes conditions, with an impressive *MTBF of 80,000 hours.

MOBOTIX thermal sensor modules have a sensor value of 50 mK, which places them in the premium range of thermal cameras currently available for commercial use. The devices are all weatherproof – M15D (IP66), S15D (IP65) and S15D thermal sensors (IP65).

Lens Options – L43, L65, L135

The MOBOTIX S15D thermal sensor modules are sold separately and available in three different focal lengths:

  • MX-SM-Thermal-L43 with a horizontal image angle of 45°
  • MX-SM-Thermal-L65 with a horizontal image angle of 25°
  • MX-SM-Thermal-L135 with a horizontal image angle of 17°

The MOBOTIX M15D thermal sensors are factory fitted in the following camera models and also available in three different focal lengths:

  • MX-M15D-Thermal-L43 with a horizontal image angle of 45°
  • MX- M15D -Thermal-L65 with a horizontal image angle of 25°
  • MX- M15D -Thermal-L135 with a horizontal image angle of 17°

The S15D thermal sensor modules cannot be fitted to the M15D.

Energy Efficient

MOBOTIX, famous for producing low power IP video devices, has brought unprecedented energy efficiency to its thermal camera range. For example the S15D, when fitted with two thermal sensor modules uses an incredibly low 7 watts of power and can be easily powered via a standard (IEEE 802.3af) Power over Ethernet power supply. This is outstanding energy efficiency. By comparison other competing brands of thermal cameras are 30 times less energy efficient than MOBOTIX!

About Thermal Imaging – Making the Invisible Visible

Thermal imaging sensors can detect and visualize thermal energy, emitted from an object. Thermal imaging is a powerful technology that can used effectively for perimeter surveillance and movement detection which can visualize objects in pitch black conditions, through fog or smoke.

MOBOTIX thermographic cameras can detect thermal radiation of objects in a temperature range from -40 °C to +550 °C/-40 °F to +1022 °F, which is invisible to the naked eye. 

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01/04/2014 - Secure – Intuitive – Simple: MOBOTIX Presents New IP Video Solutions At Light+Building 2014

Winnweiler/Langmeil, Germany, 1 April 2014. At this year’s Light+Building in Frankfurt, MOBOTIX presents its first thermographic camera M15D-Thermal, demonstrates its current camera platform with 5-megapixel technology and introduces new software developments as well as solutions in the area of building technology.

From 30 March to 4 April, at the MOBOTIX exhibition stand D40 in hall 9.0, visitors can get up-close with the advantages and possible uses of the M15D-Thermal weatherproof day and night camera. Other product highlights include, for example, the new, intuitive MxMultiViewer video management software, the T25 IP Video Door Station and the MxDisplay video remote station.

Reliable Detection At Night: M15D-Thermal

The new modules of the thermographic camera measure the thermal radiation of objects and persons and therefore work even in complete darkness. In connection with the MOBOTIX MxActivitySensor motion detection software, it is possible to detect movements in the image reliably also at night. Only changes in location trigger a signal, while objects moving in place do not. Also at daytime, thermal modules provide an advantage, because they also capture objects moving in the shadows, in twilight or behind bushes. The advantages of an M15-Dual camera with a thermal module and daylight sensor originate from the combination of both images: images taken by day or also in the twilight produce high-resolution 5-megapixel images, while movements at night are detected reliably. The MOBOTIX thermal modules have been certified as weatherproof according to IP65. Like daylight modules, they are available in different focal lengths.

Intuitive Video Management Software: MxMultiViewer

The MxMultiViewer video management software is a completely new development for PC, Mac and Linux systems that focuses on ensuring simple and intuitive use. Full screen display at a single mouse click, support for several screens and a transparent view of events and alarm messages are just some of the many advantages of the new software. Particularly outstanding is the automatic configuration of the extensive MxMultiViewer. All MOBOTIX components in a network are detected and pre-installed automatically. Thus, a complete network of cameras and door intercoms can be brought into use in just a few minutes, without a browser or additional software - free of charge, of course, from MOBOTIX.

Modular System For Building Technology: T25 IP Video Door Station

The T25 IP Video Door Station from MOBOTIX is a modular system for door communication and access control. The system supports the VoIP/SIP video telephony standard and can be upgraded or modified at any time. The camera module featuring innovative MOBOTIX 5-megapixel technology records all events taking place in front of the building or gate. Thanks to the special hemispheric technology, it provides a view without blind spots from wall to wall and from floor to ceiling. The T25 allows for all events in front of the door to be recorded with sound. It also provides for intercom communication and remote opening function - accessible anywhere in the world, for example using a PC or the MOBOTIX App. An integrated message function makes it possible to leave and listen to messages directly at the door. Further features include keyless entry via a PIN code, RFID transponder or, conveniently while away from home, via the MOBOTIX App. In combination with other installed MOBOTIX cameras and system accessories, the T25 can be expanded into a multifunctional comprehensive system. 

Sees Everything: MxDisplay Video Remote Station

The MxDisplay is the fixed remote station for the IP video door intercom and stands out, in particular, for its intuitive and easy use. With only a few swipes, the user can call up, for example, an overview of the cameras in the building and the most recent video messages from the door intercom or generate a new access transponder for a guest. No matter which menu the user is in, a tap on the key icon immediately displays the live image of the door intercom. Keeping the button pressed a while longer will open the door. If necessary, this can be secured further using a PIN or transponder. The MxDisplay can be integrated flush with the wall and is available in black or white.

Another advantage of the MxDisplay is that it can be operated wirelessly. It can also be used as a base station for other displays in the building. Smartphones and computers can be used to log into the display via the network or integrated Wi-Fi in order to use all the functions in the same manner. A ringing at the doorbell is then forwarded to the smartphone or the workstation. Thanks to the Wi-Fi Access Point function, the MxDisplay creates Internet access for these smartphones and computers, which makes it unnecessary to set up an additional Wi-Fi system in the building.

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10 To 20 Times More Light Sensitive: New 5-Megapixel Cameras

The new camera line with 5-megapixel sensors - S15, M15, D15, M25, D25, T25 and Q25 - is considerably more light sensitive than previous 3-megapixel models. As a result, a significantly shorter exposure time can be selected even in poor lighting conditions. This way, the motion blur is reduced drastically. 

Image Improvement Through Noise Suppression: MxLEO

With MxLEO

Without MxLEO

With MxLEO, the new 5-megapixel camera line has, for the first time, software for image improvement in very dark settings and therefore minimizes motion blur significantly. In addition, the new models feature directly on the image sensor a hardware-based noise filter that minimizes image noise, thus allowing for shorter exposure times and also sharper images. Depending on the requirements, it is now possible to select whether the automatic exposure is to extend the calculated exposure time, for example, to create night recordings for web images rich in contrast, or whether to shorten it in order to create sharp images of especially fast movements.

Massive Reduction Of False Alarms: MxActivitySensor Motion Detection Software

Particularly in outdoor areas with difficult environmental conditions, such as trees moving in the wind, shadows, clouds or snowfall, detecting objects represents a huge challenge. If every movement is captured and recorded, they will lead to false alarms and unnecessary recordings. A lot of memory will be used up and the user will have to search through the entire area to find the important scenes. By contrast, MxActivitySensor only records video or triggers an alarm if something relevant actually occurs in the image. It blocks out any interference, and apart from selecting an image area, it can also select the direction of motion for objects that are to trigger a recording or alarm. This way, much less memory is used, and the user saves an enormous amount of time, because only relevant scenes have to be evaluated.

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30/03/2014 - MOBOTIX: Groundbreaking Innovations At light+building


We would like to introduce you to some groundbreaking innovations in camera technology, home automation and access control at this year's light+building in Frankfurt, Germany:

  • The new light-sensitive 5-megapixel camera models, which feature a tenfold increase in light sensitivity compared with older systems, eliminate motion blurring in very dark scenes and deliver low-noise images.
  • The M15 thermal camera can detect movement in absolute darkness and measure the temperature.
  • The unique video motion analysis MxActivitySensor reliably detects movement outdoors. Even in difficult weather conditions, for example shadows and trees moving in the wind, it auto-configures itself, thus avoiding false alarms.
  • The new video management software MxMultiviewer for PC, Mac and Linux clearly and intuitively operates video security and home automation systems and independently configures complex video systems and access control systems.
  • The Hemispheric IP Video Door Stations with panorama view and integrated MxKeyless access control.
  • The new wall-mounted MxDisplay serves as a video remote station for the Door Stations and can control the cameras of a video security system. All of the access functions and the transponder can be programmed directly via the touch-sensitive display without a PC. 

Detailed information can be found in our "MOBOTIX News".


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17/01/2014 - MOBOTIX AG: Dr. Ralf Hinkel takes over Chairmanship of the Supervisory Board of 
MOBOTIX AG - Announcement acc. to § 19 1(c) General Conditions

Winnweiler-Langmeil, Germany, January 17, 2014. According to the Articles of Incorporation of MOBOTIX AG the Dr. Ralf Hinkel Holding GmbH exercised its appointment right to the Supervisory Board and appointed Dr. Ralf Hinkel member of the Supervisory Board.

On January 17, 2014, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board Prof. Dr. Rainer Gerten resigned from his office for personal reasons. We would like to thank him for the constructive cooperation for many years.

Thus, the Supervisory Board now consists of Ms. Sabine Hinkel, Mr. Willi Fallot-Burghardt and Dr. Ralf Hinkel.

During the instantly convened telephone meeting, Dr. Ralf Hinkel has been elected Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

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18/12/2013 - U.S. Patent And Trademark Office Grants MOBOTIX Corp.’s Requests For Patent Review

New York, December 18, 2013. MOBOTIX Corp. succeeded again in a patent dispute with San Antonio, Texas-based e-Watch Inc. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted MOBOTIX Corp.’s requests for review of four patents owned by e-Watch Inc. According to the USPTO, information presented by MOBOTIX Corp. established that there is a reasonable likelihood that MOBOTIX Corp. would prevail in showing unpatentability of the challenged patent claims.

Third-party publications found through extensive search as well as documentation and presentations published by MOBOTIX at the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover, Germany, in February 2000 show that the contents of the patent claims had been disclosed prior to the application for patent.
The four patents are cause of action in a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Texas-based e-Watch Inc. at the U.S federal court in San Antonio (Texas). In June, the court granted MOBOTIX Corp.’s motion for stay of the litigation pending review of the validity of the patents at the USPTO and confirmed the view of MOBOTIX Corp. that the patent lawsuit will be rendered irrelevant if the claims of the patents are cancelled in the review proceedings at the USPTO.

MOBOTIX Corp. holds that the claims of the four patents are unpatentable and consequently requested cancellation of the patents at the USPTO. The requests not only comprise the claims asserted in the lawsuit but above that challenge almost all claims of the four patents.

“We are pleased that the USPTO granted our requests for patent review. This serves not only to our own benefit but to the benefit of all manufacturers and every user of modern IP video surveillance solutions. Also in the future, we will have our defenses up when it comes to patent lawsuits and we will always check all of our legal options.”, explains Steve Gorski, General Manager at MOBOTIX Corp.

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13/12/2013 - New Camera Line From MOBOTIX Is More Light Sensitive And Shows More Detail Than Ever Before

Winnweiler/Langmeil, Germany, December 13, 2013. The new D25, M25 and Q25 5-megapixel IP camera models deliver high-contrast images without motion blur, even in poorly illuminated scenes thanks to the new MOBOTIX low-light optimization feature. As a result, they are considerably more light sensitive than the respective predecessor models and have twice as many pixels as Full HD.

All models feature state-of-the-art motion detection. Whether large objects in the foreground or small ones in the background, the integrated MxActivitySensor only records video or triggers an alarm if an important event actually occurs. Interference caused, for instance, by trees moving in the wind, shadows, passing clouds or snowfall is consistently ignored better than ever before. The motion sensor configures itself automatically; if necessary, it is possible to select the image region and direction of motion of the objects.

MOBOTIX new series 25

The three models are weatherproof and operate at temperatures between -30°C to +50°C (-22°F to 122°F). The only differences in the models are the design and the additional sensors they offer. The D25 is a compact dome camera for indoor and outdoor use and can be additionally equipped with vandalism protection. The M25 features a microphone and is designed to withstand extreme weather situations.

The Q25 generates 180-degree panorama images with significantly improved details and therefore discreetly secures an entire room without any blind spots. This way it is far easier to capture a scene than with several individual cameras. The number of cameras required and the costs are considerably reduced as zooming in on details is still possible.  

All new camera models now feature an MxBus connection to easily integrate additional features such as the GPS-Box, which delivers the exact time reference for the video recordings, in addition to position, ambient temperature and brightness. Recording on all camera models takes place both internally on an SD card and externally on a USB stick or via the IP network on NAS hard drives offering nearly unlimited storage capacity.

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The MOBOTIX App for iPhone* and iPad* allows users to watch both live events and any recorded material from anywhere in the world. The camera automatically reduces the size of the video for remote access to ensure that it is still possible to research high-resolution video streams with poor connection and low data rates without any loss of details.

Decentralized Concept
Recording on all camera models takes place both internally on an SD card and externally on a USB stick or via the IP network on NAS hard drives offering nearly unlimited storage capacity. The “decentralized“ recording of the cameras themselves via the network makes it possible to use up to 10 times more cameras per server, compared to the central VMS based recording of the competitors. No PC or additional software is required. Even if there are a large number of cameras recording, this “decentralized“ solution can considerably minimize storage requirements as each camera can reduce the video to the frame rate and image size required for storage, independent of the live video.

MOBOTIX Panorama Image Technology
The hemispheric Q25 delivers 180-degree panorama images with further improved details. This panorama image technology developed by MOBOTIX uses one single camera to discreetly secure an entire room without any blind spots, ensuring a better overview than several individual cameras, while still offering the possibility to zoom in on details. This significantly reduces costs and the number of cameras required. Unlike competitors, hemispheric distortion correction takes place in the MOBOTIX camera and not later on the computer. This drastically reduces the image data before it is transferred and saved. This “decentralized“ MOBOTIX solution lowers the volume of network traffic and allows dozens of hemispheric cameras to be displayed on a computer or smartphone.

*iPhone and iPad are Apple Inc. trademarks registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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08/12/2013 - Special Offer! DualNight M12

From now onwards, we will reduce the price of three M12 Sec models up to 26% based on € MSRP. For example the M12D-Sec-D43N43 will be priced at 938 €, ex-works, Langmeil, Germany, instead of 1.248 €. Detailed pricing see on the corresponding product page

This special offer is only valid for the specific Secure models shown there, as long as stock is available and will be managed on a first come, first serve basis. Due to the age of the product and the existing alternative of M15 since June this year, please understand that we are not able to take back any M12 stock or to support stock value adjustments.

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12/11/2013 - MOBOTIX AG Ends Fiscal Year 2012/13 With A 6% Increase In Revenue And An EBIT Margin Of 20%

The full-year results at a glance
(October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013):

  • Revenue: €86.4 million
  • Export ratio: 75%
  • EBIT: €18.3 million
  • EBIT margin (EBIT as a percentage of total operating output): 20%
  • Profit for the period (after taxes): €12.4 million
  • Earnings per share: €0.95

Winnweiler-Langmeil, Germany, November 12, 2013. MOBOTIX AG (ISIN DE0005218309), a supplier of high-resolution, network-based video security systems, has announced its consolidated financial results (IFRS) for the fiscal year 2012/13 (October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013).

Total revenue increased by 6% compared to the previous fiscal year (October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012) and amounted to €86.4 million (prior year: €81.6 million). The export ratio rose to 75%. Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) reached €18.3 million, which resulted in an EBIT margin of 20%. Profit for the period (after taxes) totaled €12.4 million, while earnings per share amounted to €0.95.

All the results relating to the fiscal year 2012/13 will be presented and explained by the Management Board of MOBOTIX AG during a teleconference at 9.30 a.m. (CET) on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.

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