Bilinx also operates over standard unshielded twisted pair (UTP) or fibre optic video transmission links to provide the same advantages. No separate wiring is required for camera control, alarms or settings. Designed for use with Bosch’s latest Dinion and AutoDome cameras, Bilinx technology allows multiple cameras even at different locations to be remotely set-up and configured without sending a technician to each camera, saving substantial cost and time. With Bilinx, users can download, store and upload settings into Dinion and AutoDome cameras including pre-position set-ups, call-ups, alarms and auxiliary commands without needing to access each camera. All control and configuration commands are embedded in the video signal enabling practically all the functions required for direct camera access or control to be achieved over the video cable. This is especially important in installations where cameras are hard to reach, in remote installations or where operations would be interrupted by a service call. With Bilinx, new systems require only a third of the wiring and together with the savings in technician time results in significant cost savings and reduced downtime. To make set-up even easier, a Bosch configuration tool can be connected anywhere along the video cable to allow all cameras and settings to be customized for any particular application, with instant feedback on the video monitor. Settings can also be stored and uploaded to additional cameras for faster set-up or replacement. This is especially helpful when installing multiple cameras in the same site and on multi-site applications. Video motion alarms generated by the cameras are also transmitted along with the video signal, eliminating the need for separate wiring from the camera. Bilinx also allows signals from external sources, such as PIR’s, door contacts or access control systems to be sent with the video signal, greatly simplifying complexity and reducing installation costs. When new features are added to Dinion Cameras or AutoDomes, Bilinx allows users to update the firmware in all cameras from a central point, eliminating the need to travel to and access each individual camera.