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27/06/2019

BBC Documentary Uses Raytec IR Illuminators

Raytec illuminators have been installed in some of the most challenging and exciting global environments, over the years. Most recently, our VARIO2 IR illuminators have been used for this beaver surveillance project. Watch these interesting animals in their natural habitat! 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 

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

15/04/2019
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Application Focus: The Cannabis Industry

Raytec has over 40 years of experience in the lighting industry, supplying LEDs across a wide range of diverse applications. One of these applications is the legal cannabis industry. As attitudes around the world are changing towards the use of cannabis, LEDs have a major part to play in not just the growing process, but also the security of the growing facilities. As the cannabis industry has strict regulations, security is vital in the licensing process. Raytec’s knowledge of these security requirements lends an advantage over other manufacturers who are... 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

29/03/2019
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Something Fishy: Raytec Protect Marine Species in California

Raytec’s IR illuminators have been installed across several beaches in Southern California. High quality, even illumination, has provided the client with 24-hour video surveillance, and enabled them to begin monitor the spawning of a unique marine species.                Aliso Beach, Laguna The Challenge For SCP Electrical, the local electrical contractor working on the project, the main challenge was to obtain high quality night-time images, over a wide area, and long distances. With little ambient lighting available, cameras needed additional IR illumination to provide quality... 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