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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

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

We will be at Intersec 2019

From 20th-22nd January, 2019, Raytec will be exhibiting at Intersec, Dubai. We’re on Hall 1, Booth H12 Visit the Raytec team where we’ll be showcasing our latest LED lighting technology innovations, including our VARIO2 Hybrid Network Illuminator; a 2-in-1 solution which delivers Infra-Red and White-Light in a single IP PoE platform. You can also explore our latest products from the new URBAN-X range. The URBAN-X Mini and Pro are powerful lightweight luminaire, designed for a range of street, pathway and industrial lighting applications. DALI enabled and fully programmable, URBAN-X is a fully... 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