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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 TTL 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 TTL 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

22/02/2019
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RAYMAX and RAYLUX Travel to New Heights

Raytec White-Light and Infra-Red LED illuminators have been used to help monitor blade erosion and identify maintenance requirements at a windfarm in the Austrian Alps. The Alps are a major mountain range in Europe and Austria accounts for a large portion of the area, covering spectacular geographical features such as lakes and glaciers. The shear height of these mountains and the speed of the winds which blow across them, make this portion of the Alps particularly suitable for wind turbines. However, blade erosion is a common problem with wind turbines.... Read More

10/01/2019
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CPD Webinar: A Guide to Lighting for Intelligent Transport Applications

Join our latest CPD accredited webinar now and discover the latest techniques in lighting for transportation applications and how they can be applied to deliver outstanding results. Designed for both security professionals unfamiliar with the specific challenges of transportation projects and experienced specialists who want to unlock the highest levels of performance, the webinar will cover latest advice for; Number plate capture Pulsed or constant lighting Illuminating fast moving targets Driver recognition and vehicle occupancy Hard-shoulder monitoring Other OCR applications (trains, containers, track inspection) We will be running two session on the following date: Tuesday 12th... Read More

17/12/2018
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Hybrid Provides the Perfect Lighting Solution for Lebanon Palace

Raytec Hybrid IP PoE illuminators have been installed to protect a residential palace in Lebanon. The palace located in the Lebanese mountains outside Beirut, lies at an altitude of 1,650 meters above sea level. The ornate design and treasured contents of the palace meant the client wanted an advanced security solution for the premises to protect both indoor and outdoor areas. The client approached local security company, Security Engineering, who specialise in complex integration between various systems, to provide an effective solution for their property.  What Were the Requirements? The client wanted to achieve... Read More