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18/12/2014 - Service between Christmas and New Year's Day with limited staff

During our traditional company holidays between Christmas and New Year (December 24 - 31), our headquarters will work only with limited staff. We would like to thank you for your understanding that there might be delays in answering your call during this time.

Between Christmas and New Year our hotlines will be available with limitations:

December 24: 8.00 am to 12.00 pm
December 25 and 26: closed
December 29 and 30: 8.00 am to 6.00 pm
December 31: from 8.00 am to 12.00 pm

On January 1 our offices will be closed.

Our employees and service hotlines will be fully available for you again starting January 2, 2015.

MOBOTIX wishes everyone a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy and Successful New Year!

Please find our contact information below:

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+49 6302 9816-103

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17/12/2014 - MOBOTIX AG as of 1st April 2015 with a new Chief Sales Officer

Announcement acc. to § 19 1(c) of the General Conditions of Deutsche Börse AG for the Regulated Unofficial Market at Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Langmeil, 17th December 2014. The Supervisory Board of MOBOTIX AG has appointed Dr. Tristan Haage as a new member of the Management Board for the area of Sales. With a PhD in physics, Dr. Haage comes from Kaiserslautern and will assume responsibility in the Management Board starting 1st April 2015. With Dr. Haage, MOBOTIX AG gains a leader with many years of management experience in international sales.
After finishing his studies at the Kaiserslautern University of Technology and completing his doctorate degree at the University of Stuttgart, Dr. Haage began his professional career at Siemens in Munich. In addition to leading strategic projects, he helped build a global Key Account Management system at Siemens’ industrial division. Over ten years he served as Director of Sales and Marketing and a member of the management at Steitz Secura, while contributing to the growth of this medium-sized company. Most recently, he served as an authorized officer of the international company Frenzelit Werke, division  seals and new materials. Dr. Haage came to MOBOTIX AG in 2014 and has been supporting the Management Board in restructuring of the sales worldwide since then.
"Dr. Tristan Haage stands out in particular because of his analytical and strategic way of thinking. He has many years of sales experience in technology-oriented SMEs and has already successfully been restructuring  the US subsidiary of MOBOTIX AG", said Dr. Ralf Hinkel, Chairman of the Board of MOBOTIX AG.

Klaus Gesmann

Oliver Gabel

Dr. Tristan Haage

Klaus Gesmann, CEO

Dr. Oliver Gabel, CTO

Dr. Tristan Haage, CSO

Effective 1st April 2015, the MOBOTIX Management Board will consist of Klaus Gesmann (CEO and CFO), Dr. Oliver Gabel (CTO) and Dr. Tristan Haage (CSO).

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09/12/2014 - MOBOTIX Elects Works Council For The First Time

Winnweiler/Langmeil, December 9, 2014. The Management of MOBOTIX AG in Langmeil welcomes the employees' wish to elect a works council for the first time. The works meeting to elect an election committee will take place on Friday, December 19, 2014 at the company headquarters.

"A works council offers a wide range of advantages for a company of our size because this way agreements can be made more efficiently than in one-in-one meetings with hundreds of employees. Moreover, after 15 years MOBOTIX has reached a size of company in which a council can contribute to the corporate culture better than even the best and most employee-oriented HR department actively can. It is a proven means to facilitate communication between the employees and the Management," says Klaus Gesmann, CEO of MOBOTIX AG.

MOBOTIX AG already grants its employees many advantages. In addition to the salary, for example, a monthly child benefit of € 50 per child, a Christmas bonus for each child in the amount of € 250 and monthly travel money are already being paid. Additionally, MOBOTIX has given each employee a set of winter tires several times. Meals and drinks are free-of-charge for the employees at the company‘s own canteen. In the company fitness and sports center, which is led by two physiotherapists, employees are free to use various athletic equipment and engage in different sports activities. In addition to medical offerings, such as eye examinations and workout for the back, employees also have the option of a free massage per month or in case of acute need, even more often. Health plays the biggest role around the PC workstation.

The Management looks forward to numerous applications and active participation of many positive and committed employees whose motivation is the well-being of their colleagues and not their own reputation or ideology. "We are looking forward to a committed and constructive collaboration with the works council," concludes Klaus Gesmann.

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04/11/2014 - MOBOTIX Corp. Continues To Prevail In Patent Dispute: USPTO Cancels Three Patents

New York, November 04, 2014. MOBOTIX Corp. was once again successful in a patent dispute with San Antonio, Texas-based e-Watch Inc. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted MOBOTIX Corp.’s request and determined that all challenged claims of U.S. Pat. Nos. 7,023,913, 7,228,429 and 7,733,371 are not patentable.

MOBOTIX Corp.’s success story in the patent dispute against e-Watch Inc. continues. In August 2014, the USPTO had determined that U.S. Pat. No. 6,970,183 is not patentable. Shortly after this decision, a  district court in Texas dismissed the patent infringement lawsuit filed by e-Watch Inc. against MOBOTIX Corp. Now three more patents owned by e-Watch Inc. have been successfully challenged by requesting inter partes review at the USPTO.

"Although the three decisions had no relevance to the patent infringement lawsuit any more, it was important for us to carry on with the review proceedings at the USPTO. We have been a successful pioneer in the IP video surveillance market for more than 15 years, and – using documentation on the MOBOTIX camera model M1 published at the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover, Germany, in 2000, as well as third-party documents found through extensive prior art search – have shown that the patents-in-suit are invalid as they claim inventions that were already known well before the filing of the patents-in-suit," explains Keith Jernigan, General Manager at MOBOTIX Corp.

"We are very pleased with our continued success in the patent dispute with e­-Watch Inc. All challenged claims of all four patents have been determined unpatentable and will be canceled. Requesting inter partes review of the patents has proven to be effective and we will follow the same approach in the future to counter patent infringement lawsuits," says Keith Jernigan explaining the company’s corporate strategy.

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24/09/2014 - MOBOTIX Presents New IP Video Solutions At Security 2014

Langmeil, Germany - September 24, 2014. At this year’s security in Essen, MOBOTIX presents a new compact sized Hemispheric camera, demonstrates its recent remote station for the IP video door intercom and introduces new software developments. The MOBOTIX technology stand is located at booth 408, Hall 1.0.

"Important highlights at the MOBOTIX stand this year will include previews of the MxMultiViewer, our new video management software, the MxDisplay management station and the all new i25 Hemispheric camera," said Dr. Ralf Hinkel, MOBOTIX’ founder.

i25 - a new compact sized Hemispheric camera

The revolutionary Q25M has given birth to a brand new hemispheric camera, which is nearly half the size. The new indoor camera is a fully featured device and built on the 5MP hardware platform. "We believe customers will love the i25 because it offers many of the same features found within the Q25, but at a much lower price point," said Oliver Gabel, MOBOTIX’ Chief Technology Officer.

The wall mountable i25 captures an entire room with stunning 180˚ wall-to-wall view, without any blind spots. As with all MOBOTIX Hemispheric devices, the virtual PTZ on the live and recorded images is performed by the i25 camera without requiring an additional computer or software.

Available in both Day (color) and Night (B&W) models the i25 caters to the most challenging lighting conditions and a wide range of indoor surveillance applications.

MxMultiViewer – intuitive video management software

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.

MxDisplay – building automation server with touchscreen display

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. Smart phones 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 smart phones and computers, which makes it unnecessary to set up an additional Wi-Fi system in the building.

Reliable Detection At Night: M15D-Thermal and S15D-Thermal

A world first innovation, available in both 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 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.

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 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.

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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

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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".

 

This year again, we provide live cameras.

 

 Exclusive Exhibition Booth Tours

 
We would like to invite you to familiarize yourself with our products and solutions during a tour of the MOBOTIX exhibition booth. Get an overview of our new products and top sellers in 20 minutes and then meet your customer advisor to exchange ideas.

 Register at our exhibition booth in Hall 9.0, Booth D40. We look forward to seeing you!