Raytec | Blog

15/09/2021
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Application Focus: Lighting for ANPR / LPR

Raytec are world leaders in LED lighting for safety and security. PULSESTAR is our range of LED pulsed lighting products designed specifically for transport applications. In this Application Focus, we explore the lighting requirements for ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) / LPR (License Plate Recognitions) systems and identify some of the key elements to consider when specifying lighting for these applications. What is ANPR / LPR? Firstly, let’s start with what actually is ANPR / LPR?  ANPR (or LPR depending on your locality and terminology) is technology used to automatically... Read More

27/07/2021
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Raytec Obtain JOSCAR Certification

Raytec are pleased to confirm that they have been awarded JOSCAR certification, showcasing their credentials as a trusted supplier to the aerospace, defence and security industries. JOSCAR (the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register) is a collaborative tool used by the aerospace, defence, and security industry to act as a single repository for pre-qualification and compliance information. Using JOSCAR can determine if a supplier is “fit for business”. Barry Thompson, Director, commented, “We’re delighted to become a JOSCAR accredited supplier. Our inclusion to the JOSCAR register will open up new opportunities... Read More

22/06/2021
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New Webinar: Illuminating Your Perimeter

Often one of the first lines of defence, protecting the perimeter is an important consideration for many high-security sites. Raytec have many years of experience in providing and designing lighting solutions for perimeter protection applications. In our new webinar, we explore the important role which high quality illumination plays in the effectiveness of these systems, and identify some of the key elements to consider for anyone specifying lighting for perimeter applications. Why is lighting needed for perimeter protection? Specifying lighting for perimeter applications; types of light, quality and distance Network... Read More

08/06/2021

How to Integrate with Milestone’s XProtect Video Management System

Raytec’s range of VARIO IP Network Illuminators is the world’s first CCTV lighting range to be fully integrated with Milestone’s XProtect Video Management System. Enabled via easy plug-in software, VARIO IP can be easily configured to respond ‘on demand’ to multiple alarms driven by a number of different Milestone system devices, for the most visual and instant response to events on site. Watch our ‘How To’ video for a quick and easy guide to installation and setup. 00:00 Intro 00:10 Prepare Your Lamps (via DiscoMan or Lamp Web Interface) 02:38... Read More

02/06/2021

New Product: VARIO2 Lite

We are excited to announce the latest addition to the VARIO2 range; VARIO2 Lite. VARIO2 Lite offers the core functionality of VARIO2, but in its simplest form. It has been specifically designed for applications which require simple on/off functionality, without needing the level of configuration that is available with standard VARIO2 illuminators. This allows a faster, easier set-up and added security. VARIO2 Lite provides all the performance of the standard VARIO2 products; with distances of up to 500m (1640ft) for Infra-Red and 250m (820ft) for White-Light. With angle of illumination... Read More

27/05/2021
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New Guide: Comparing Light Types

Check out our latest guide where we discuss the different types of light available for your security and transport applications. We look at the characteristics of White-Light, Infra-Red (850nm & 940nm), Far-Red (730nm) and Hybrid illumination, and address the best uses and limitations of each wavelength. Quality images are a necessity for any security system or transport monitoring application. Not only does the performance of the system rely on the camera and lens, but also on the quantity, quality, and distribution of available light. With lots of different types and... Read More

02/03/2021
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Application Focus: Perimeter Protection

Often one of the first lines of defence, protecting the perimeter an important consideration for many high-security sites. Raytec have many years of experience in providing and designing lighting solutions for perimeter protection applications. In this Application Focus, we explore the important role which high quality illumination plays in the effectiveness of these systems, and identify some of the key elements to consider for anyone specifying lighting for perimeter applications. Download our application focus to find out more. English Version Spanish Version

25/02/2021

Raytec IR Enables Bat Conservation Project

Over the years, Raytec illuminators have been installed in some of the most challenging and exciting global environments. Most recently, our VARIO2 IR i8 illuminators have been used for this bat conservation project. Our IR illuminators play an important role helping to keep track of the number of bats in the colony, allowing any decline to be monitored. Watch our video to see these bats in action.  

16/12/2020
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Looking Back on 2020

What a year it has been! If you had asked us what we thought 2020 would look like this time last year, I don’t think any of us could have predicted it. That being said, Raytec’s family-orientated and hardworking culture has really helped us through a very tough year, and overall, we are ending the year positively. We are proud of the team we have here, and we are looking forward to the New Year – after a well-earned Christmas break of course! Before then, here is a roundup of... Read More

21/10/2020
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Live Demonstration: VARIO2 IP PoE New Features & DiscoMan

Already delivering world-leading performance and reliability, a host of brand-new features means VARIO2 IP PoE illuminators are now more advanced, and more secure, than ever before. Watch our latest webinar where we walk you through all the new features in detail, and we also demonstrate our new discovery and management software – DiscoMan. Among other features, DiscoMan allows multiple lamps to be set-up at the same time to increase ease and speed of commissioning. You don’t want to miss it! Please email marketing@rayteccctv.com for any queries.