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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

27/11/2018
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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. Initially launching the range with the Urban-X Mini, the most compact and lightweight Urban-X luminaire,  Raytec have since launched the Urban-X Pro, the most powerful luminaire in the family. Urban-X delivers several 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... Read More

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

04/07/2018
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3 Benefits of Pulsed Lighting

Pulsed illumination offers several benefits that are well suited to transport applications. In this article we will look at three of these benefits in more detail. More Light The lifetime of an illuminator is controlled by the average operating temperature of an LED. Because pulsed illuminators are only turned on for a fraction of the total amount of available time (duty cycle), this means there is significant scope to increase the light output of an LED illuminator for shorter periods. Raytec pulsed illuminators typically provide 400% power output compared to... Read More

22/03/2018

The Next Big Trend in Lighting Will Be…Hybrid Illuminators

The big trend in video surveillance lighting today is Network Illuminators. A move towards smarter network cameras has created a demand for smarter lighting that provides the correct amount of light for any situation and is capable of delivering the appropriate lighting response to any security event. The latest video surveillance systems require both good night-time images and connectivity between devices to deliver the best results. Since Raytec launched the first network illuminator in 2013, a technology that has now evolved into VARIO2 IP, fully addressable network lighting has been... 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

Raytec & Genetec Integration_Blog Image 24/07/2017
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NEW INTEGRATION WITH GENETEC SECURITY CENTER

We are delighted to announce that Raytec’s range of VARIO2 IP Network Illuminators are the first illuminators to be fully integrated with Genetec’s unified security platform – Security Center. Enabled via dedicated plug-in software, VARIO2 IP illuminators can now operate in conjunction with multiple devices and applications within the Security Center platform. This integration embeds smarter surveillance lighting systems into the Security Center platform, to deliver dynamic, situation-dependent lighting exactly where and when it is needed. This smart and intelligent use of network lighting ensures the highest levels of security... 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