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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

13/09/2019
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Application Focus: Critical Infrastructure

Raytec are the lighting experts for Critical Infrastructure supplying both our security and hazardous products. These sites are essential for the functions of everyday life, so it is highly important they are kept secure. Also, due to the high-risk nature of some of these sites, our hazardous range plays an important role as our products can withstand harsh environments. An example of this application would be civil nuclear sites. Our products provide a complete solution: Subject matter experts as Raytec have worked across various critical Infrastructure sites, a large one... Read More

12/09/2019
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VARIO2 Used to Monitor Insect Flight Patterns

Raytec’s IR illuminators have been installed across several universities in and around Germany, providing the perfect the solution for a research project monitoring the flight patterns of insects. The Challenge For Noldus Information Technology, who develop and deliver innovative solutions for the analysis of animal behaviour, this particular project involved conducting research into the orientation and the flight patterns of insects. With the insects’ body and wings reflecting Infra-Red, a polycarbonate tracking chamber was designed consisting of black Infra-Red absorbing walls. Combining this with an IR illumination system would allow... 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

30/07/2019
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New Webinar: Seeing Through Windscreens – Lighting for Intelligent Transport Systems

With transport systems becoming more and more advanced, our latest webinar will provide insight and advice on how to get great images for driver and passenger recognition applications. We’ll also address some the challenges of seeing through windscreens and how you can overcome them. The webinar will cover; • The growing trend of being able to see through the vehicle windscreen. • Challenges of seeing through the windscreen. • How to achieve the best results and boost performance. • 730nm: using different wavelengths to get results.     We have... Read More

25/07/2019
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PULSESTAR: A Closer Look

Have you ever wondered how a pulsed illuminator integrates directly with the camera? The lighting pulse of PULSESTAR can be easily synced with the camera shutter via a digital input to ensure maximum light levels precisely when necessary. Pulsed LED technology delivers significant boosts in illuminator performance compared to equivalent non-pulsed illuminators when used in combination with fast shutter cameras. Watch our video to see how PULSESTAR operates. EXPLORE THE RANGE 

27/06/2019
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Achieve 400% More Power with PULSESTAR

PULSESTAR delivers on-demand lighting to perfectly illuminate fast moving objects. The lighting pulse of the illuminator can be easily synced with the camera shutter via a digital input to ensure maximum light levels precisely when necessary. Pulsed LED technology delivers significant uplifts in illuminator performance compared to equivalent non-pulsed illuminators when used in combination with fast shutter cameras and pulsing also increases the lifetime of the LED and boosts energy savings. EXPLORE THE RANGE 

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

28/02/2019
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New White-Paper: Lighting for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)

This new White-Paper explores the lighting solutions for intelligent transport systems around the world, including LPR/ ANPR number plate installations. With the increasing deployment of such systems into a wide variety of applications, Raytec want to share our theoretical knowledge and practical experience of such installations. Download our White-Paper for insights into; Key elements for image capture in an LPR/ ANPR system Common global challenges of capturing the plate Advanced lighting features Pulsed vs. constant lighting All in one vs. separates The Common Challenges and Solutions

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