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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

07/12/2018
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Vario 2 Hybrid: 1 Product 2 Illuminators

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 which provides a total lighting solution. Hybrid reduces the number of illuminators used on-site, saves running costs and provides a quicker, more dynamic security response.

29/11/2018
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New Product: The Urban-X Pro

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. With the Pro offering a greater lumen output, the Urban X range truly covers all your industrial lighting needs! To discover more of the benefits, read our article here.

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

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