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18/10/2019
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Raytec Triumph in North East Awards

We’re delighted to announce that we have won the ‘Export Award’ for Insider’s annual ‘Made in the North East Awards’.  This annual award ceremony recognises and rewards the excellence of the North East’s manufacturing sector, displaying the incredible achievements of the innovative and forward-thinking businesses in the North-East. This great achievement showcases how proud we’re to manufacturer and export our products from the North East of England. “We are delighted to have won this prestigious award for our Export performance.  Every Raytec product is manufactured in the UK and it gives... Read More

02/09/2019

Constant vs. Pulsed – Which Is Best for Transport Applications

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are a combination of advanced information and communication technologies used in transportation and traffic management systems to enhance the efficiency, safety and sustainability of transportation networks. Lighting is an essential part of an effective transport system, but when designing your Intelligent Transport System, you need to consider what ‘type’ of lighting suits your project. There are two different approaches: ‘constant’ and ‘pulsed’ illumination. In this article, we will explore both types of lighting. Constant Illumination – this is when a light is switched on 100% of the... Read More

31/07/2019
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New 730nm: The wavelength for Driver and Passenger Recognition

Raytec are delighted to launch VARIO2 730nm illuminators, a breakthrough product in the transport sector. The ability to identify drivers and passengers through a windscreen is becoming an increasing demand in transport applications around the world. Capturing a high quality, clear image inside the vehicle requires significantly more light than a typical ANPR/LPR application. This needs to be considered when choosing the correct wavelength. After testing various wavelengths of light to see how they compare (read full article here) we have identified that 730nm provides the best results and allows... Read More

07/06/2019

New Axis ACAP and Genetec Plug-Ins

We are delighted to announce the release of our latest Axis ACAP and Genetec plug-ins, which now support VARIO2 Hybrid IP illuminators. The new plug-ins allow VARIO2 Hybrid IP illuminators to operate in conjunction with multiple devices and applications within the ACAP and Genetec platforms, and means a wider range of Raytec products can be integrated into these systems than ever before. With the ability to control all White-Light and IR demands from a single illuminator, Hybrid integration provides users with a more dynamic and flexible solution. Follow the links... Read More

28/05/2019
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How Do We Integrate with Our Partners?

At Raytec, we’re committed to delivering smarter lighting for the security industry. Developing our own software, to facilitate integration with third-party security platforms, has always been an important part of what we do. With the release of our latest ACAP and Genetec plug-ins, VARIO2 Hybrid illuminators can now be integrated into these systems for the first time. Raytec’s existing White-Light and IR VARIO2 illuminators are also compatible with several different platforms, summarised by the graphic below. Download our new AXIS ACAP plug-in here Download our new Genetec plug-in here Download... Read More

18/04/2019
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URBAN-X Announced as a Finalist in the Benchmark Innovation Awards

We are excited to announce that our new URBAN-X range has been selected as a finalist in the 2019 Benchmark Innovation Awards! The URBAN-X, which includes the powerful URBAN-X Pro and the more compact URBAN-X Mini, is a range of high-performance, general area luminaires. They are designed for perimeter, fence line, pathway and industrial lighting applications.  URBAN-X illuminators deliver extreme levels of reliability, toughness and performance for the most demanding applications: Environmentally protected (IP66) with a temperature rating of -30°C to +60°c (-22° to 140°F), make it perfect for even... Read More

29/03/2019
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Raytec Launch First IP Only Product

We are delighted to launch VARIO2 IP i16 & w16 illuminators; our most powerful IP illuminators ever. With a 24V DC input, the new products combine the power and distance of our largest illuminators, with the smart network capability of our award winning VARIO2 IP range. Able to control illuminators individually or in groups, users can create dynamic lighting systems which deliver the perfect level of light, exactly where it’s needed. Featuring maximum distances of up to 500m (1,640ft) for IR and 250m (820ft) for White-Light, and offering a long-life... Read More

27/02/2019
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Driver and Passenger Recognition: Using Different Wavelengths of Light to Achieve Results

More and more transport applications around the world are trying to identify drivers and passengers who are inside the vehicle. A camera trying to obtain clear, high quality images, inside the vehicle, requires significantly more light than it would in a typical ANPR/LPR application. In this article, we explore the difficulties of seeing through the windscreen, and discuss how different wavelengths of light could help to overcome the issues. Challenges of Seeing Through a Windscreen Modern windscreens are designed to block out certain wavelengths of light. This is mainly to... Read More

10/01/2019

We will be at Intersec 2019

From 20th-22nd January, 2019, Raytec will be exhibiting at Intersec, Dubai. We’re on Hall 1, Booth H12 Visit the Raytec team where we’ll be showcasing our latest LED lighting technology innovations, including our VARIO2 Hybrid Network Illuminator; a 2-in-1 solution which delivers Infra-Red and White-Light in a single IP PoE platform. You can also explore our latest products from the new URBAN-X range. The URBAN-X Mini and Pro are powerful lightweight luminaire, designed for a range of street, pathway and industrial lighting applications. DALI enabled and fully programmable, URBAN-X is a fully... Read More

03/12/2018
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Application Focus: Sleep Labs

Raytec are the lighting experts for Sleep Labs with over 25 years of experience. In this unfamiliar environment, the CCTV system needs to capture outstanding video surveillance without comprising the comfort of the patient. Raytec’s range of Infra-Red illuminators provide the perfect solution: Available in both covert and semi- covert, Raytec IR provides a powerful yet discrete solution. The units also put flexibility and simplicity at the forefront for commissioning, installation and operation. Control your illuminator either by remote or through IP and integrate with other devices for a complete... Read More