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02/09/2019

Constant vs. Pulsed – Which Is Best for Transport Applications

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are a combination of advanced information and communication technologies used in transportation and traffic management systems to enhance the efficiency, safety and sustainability of transportation networks. Lighting is an essential part of an effective transport system, but when designing your Intelligent Transport System, you need to consider what ‘type’ of lighting suits your project. There are two different approaches: ‘constant’ and ‘pulsed’ illumination. In this article, we will explore both types of lighting. Constant Illumination – this is when a light is switched on 100% of the... 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

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 (Urban-X Mini) and -30°C... 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