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Bosch VIP-X2A compact video encoder with 2-way audio - 2 port

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This product is discontinued, for alterative models please see Network Video Encoders And Decoders

The Bosch VIP-X2A is a compact network video encoder which is used to convert analogue video feeds from up to 2 cameras into digital signals for broadcast over IP-based networks such as a local network or the Internet.

The video encoder provides digital IP benefits such as remote access to live images across the Internet, built-in video motion detection using MOTION+ technology for alarm based email notification and 2-way audio support.

Multiple recording options provide flexibility when capturing images including integration with network video recorders and local storage to a USB recording solution. Like all products on offered by Network Webcams, the Bosch VIP-X2A has a built-in web server and can be viewed over a Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN) or via the Internet.

Key benefits:

  • The VIP-X2A provides integration of up to 2 analogue CCTV cameras for easy migration of legacy analogue equipment to a fully digital IP CCTV system
  • Digital IP features include notification by email based on video motion detection (MOTION+) or anti-tamper alarm system as well as offering live remote monitoring capabilities
  • Record to local USB storage device for a self contained recording solution without the need for a constant network connection

Key features:

  • 2 Port video server for up to 2x analogue video sources (PAL/NTSC)
  • Frame rate: 25fps (PAL), 30fps (NTSC)
  • Ultra compact in size allows for space-saving installation for any IP CCTV installation
  • Dual streaming allows two streams to run concurrently from a single camera source with different quality settings allowing optimization of bandwidth or storage
  • 2-way audio support allows you to listen-in on sounds near the video encoder and also talk directly to people/staff members at the encoder’s location or use to scare off potential intruders from a scene
  • Built-in video motion detection using MOTION+ technology with sensitivity adjustment
  • Anti-tampering alarm notifies the user if the camera has been covered, moved, sprayed or defocused
  • Ultra compact size provides a space-saving design for easy integration into any IP CCTV system
  • Record to USB devices, iSCSI devices or to a network video recorder
  • RAID5 iSCSI storage provides conventional DVR functionality
  • External I/O sensors for 4x inputs and 1x relay output
  • Viewing can be achieved using a standard Internet browser such as Internet Explorer or using a VIDOS video management system
  • Security comprises of multi-level user logins, 802.1x authentication and SSL encryption by secure HTTPS connection
  • Intelligent Video Motion Detection (IVMD) is an optional software component which allows intelligent functions such as direction detection, speed of movement and if an object has entered or left and area as well as adapting to lighting or weather conditions, resulting in fewer false alarms

Typical applications:

  • Takes 2 analogue video sources and digitizes them for broadcast over IP-based networks to allow remote monitoring of your small business property, manufacturing line, shop, reception, car park etc.

Key technical indicators:

  • Number of channels: 2
  • Video compression: MPEG-4, JPEG
  • Supported video resolutions (PAL): 704x576, 704x288, 464x576, 352x576, 352x288, 174x144
  • Frame-rate: 25fps (PAL) 30fps (NTSC)
  • Supported protocols: RTP, Telnet, UDP, TCP, IP, HTTP, IGMP V2/V3, ICMP, ARP, SNMP, SMTP, SNTP
  • Power: Input voltage: 12-24V DC AC adapter included
  • Weight: 0.2kg (0.44lb)
  • Operating temperatures: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
  • Dimensions: (HxWxD) 26 x 85 x 107mm


  • Ethernet: 10/100 Base-T, auto-sensing, half/full-duplex, RJ-45
  • Video in: 2x analogue composite, NTSC/PAL, BNC connection
  • Alarm in: 4x (non-isolated closure contact type)
  • Relay out: 1x 30 Vpp. 2A
  • COM port: 1x RS-232/422/486 interface
  • USB port: 1x 2.0 external interface
  • Audio line in: 1x 3.5mm stereo jack
  • Audio line out: 1x clamp, not isolated, closure contact
  • Mic in: 1x CombiCon connector
  • Speaker out: 1x CombiCom connector

Accessories included:

  • AC Power adapter
  • RS-232 null modem cable
  • Quick installation guide
  • CD-ROM containing manual, software and tools

Additional items you may want to order with this camera:

  • VIP-X2-FS1 – VIP-X2 IVMD 1.0 Intelligent Video Motion Detection (IVMD) VCA Software License
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