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27/09/2018
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3 REASONS TO UPGRADE TO HYBRID

At Raytec we’re very proud of our Hybrid illuminators. Hybrid combines White-Light and Infra-Red technology into a single illuminator, and with variants which feature full IP connectivity, represent the most advanced product of its type in today’s security market. In this article, we look at some of the key benefits in more detail.  2-in-1 Solution With Hybrid combining White-Light and IR into a single unit, the number of illuminators on-site can be reduced along with the amount of cabling and other infrastructure required; ultimately reducing overall capital outlay. However, what about performance... Read More

26/09/2018
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Winter Promotion: FREE UPGRADE TO HYBRID WHEN YOU BUY INFRA-RED

Experience Raytec’s award winning Vario2 Hybrid illuminator with our winter 2018 promotion. Raytec are offering a FREE upgrade to Hybrid when you purchase a Vario2 Infra-Red illuminator; giving you all the performance of the Infra-Red illuminator with additional White-Light functionality at no extra cost. What Is Vario2 Hybrid? Hybrid is a 2-in-1 solution which incorporates Infra-Red for covert surveillance, and White-Light which can be triggered on demand; either as a visual deterrent with a flashing output, or for additional on-scene information for colour cameras. Hybrid is a single body illuminator... Read More

04/09/2018
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Come and visit us at Security Essen 18

Raytec will be exhibiting at Security Essen, stand 5B48 in Hall 5, from 25th-28th September, 2018. The Raytec team will be there to discuss our latest LED lighting innovations, including the VARIO2 Hybrid Network Illuminator.  This cutting-edge technology delivers the power of two whole illuminators, one Infra-Red and one White-Light, in a single IP PoE platform. The Infra-Red illumination can be used for general day-to-day surveillance whilst the White-Light can be used as a deterrent in an emergency or unexpected situation, or to deliver additional on-scene information upon activation. The ability to have both Infra-Red and White-Light capability in one product provides even... Read More

04/09/2018
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Raytec Launch New Urban-X Luminaires

Raytec are delighted to launch Urban-X; a new range of high performance general area luminaires designed for a range of industrial applications, as well as pathways, street lighting and perimeter fence lines. The Urban-X family delivers a number of performance advantages compared to traditional lighting: High Performance Available with a lumen output up to 14,000lm, the Urban-X range achieves incredibly powerful illumination from a small platform through the use of PLATINUM multi- core LED technology. In addition, excellent thermal performance ensures the luminaires run cool, providing long-life and reliability –... Read More

19/09/2017
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CREATING SMARTER SYSTEMS WITH NETWORK LIGHTING

Lighting has always been an essential component of high security video surveillance systems but has historically been treated as a stand-alone accessory. However, with the development of Network Lighting, it firmly places illumination at the very core of our security systems and unlocks more intelligence than ever before. It enables us to use lighting as an interactive and dynamic tool which can respond instantly to any situation at any time. IP Lighting can be fully automated to operate even if your site is unmanned. It can be triggered from any... Read More

14/09/2017

HOW RAYTEC CALCULATE ILLUMINATION ANGLES?

The spread of light from your illuminator has a critical impact on the success of your video surveillance system. But in the absence of any accepted industry standards and testing methods the calculation of Width/Angle has historically been left open to the interpretation of the manufacturer – leading to varying performance claims. This has always made it virtually impossible for consultants, installers and end-users to specify surveillance lighting with confidence, reliably compare products, and achieve a consistent level of performance. Width/Angle Performance Consider the two images above, both manufacturers could... Read More

01/09/2017
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TAKE LIVE CONTROL

All cameras need light to see during the hours of darkness. But with IP based security systems on the rise, it’s Network Lighting which not only helps us to generate good night time images, but which works with the entire IP system to help us stay connected to our site at all times. Being IP addressable, Network Lighting is designed to deliver the right amount of lighting exactly when and where you need it. Whether controlling it via its web interface, your VMS/BMS, or other platform integration, you have the... Read More

01/09/2017
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RAYTEC IP LIGHTING COMBATS CRIME AT HISTORIC MANOR HOUSE

Raytec Network Illuminators have been deployed as a key element of a bespoke IP security solution for a Grade II listed Manor House in Shropshire, UK to deliver outstanding night time surveillance images and actively combat crime. Previously a target of crime, the estate had no professional CCTV system, relying only on halogen lighting with inbuilt PIR detectors. The security team needed a solution which would allow 24/7 monitoring over the property, particularly at night, with the ability to respond instantly to any security breaches. SMC, leaders in electronic system... Read More

15/08/2017

RAYTEC GOES ON SAFARI

Raytec VARIO2 illuminators have been installed in the greater Kruger National Park in South Africa to capture amazing footage of some rather large and wild animals. Raytec illuminators have been used in some of the most challenging and exciting environments globally, everywhere from the Arctic Circle to the jungles of Borneo, and when specialist wildlife film makers WildEarth were looking for a solution for their live night time filming needs they turned to Raytec for support. In the film and TV industry where picture quality is everything, outstanding illumination was... Read More

Raytec IP Lighting Set Up 24/07/2017
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HOW NETWORK LIGHTING MAKES SET-UP & COMMISSIONING EASIER

Installation, setup and commissioning are made significantly easier for security professionals through the use of IP addressable network lighting. Gone are the days when we had to adjust illuminator settings in situ, often up a ladder or lift. With network lighting, installers now have quick access to configure all lighting settings via an integrated web interface from any remote network location. Adjusting the illumination had often been a time consuming part of any security installation and often involved a 2 person trip to site at night to achieve the best... Read More