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. Available with a lumen output up to 14,000lm, the Urban-X range achieves incredibly powerful illumination from a small platform through the use of PLATINUM SMT LED technology. In addition, excellent thermal performance ensures the luminaires run cool, providing long-life and reliability – all supported with the Raytec 5 Year Warranty. With a range of different beam patterns available, Urban-X can target light where it is needed most with minimal wastage, while achieving highly even light distribution. Excellent efficacy of up to 140lm/w The smallest product in the range, the Urban-X Mini, weighs in at just 2kg which makes installation safer and easierUrban-X products are designed with easy installation and maintenance in mind to reduce costs. The smallest product in the range, the Urban-X Mini, weighs in at just 2kg which makes installation safer and easier while a contractor-friendly design with tool-less access makes maintenance straightforward. Thanks to the luminaire’s excellent thermal management and efficient optics, outstanding performance is combined with low power consumption to deliver excellent efficacy of up to 140lm/w. This means significant energy savings can be made when compared to conventional luminaires. Managing heat effectively also means a long lifetime is achieved, which when combined with easy installation and low power consumption means Urban-X delivers excellent value for money. In-built automatic thermal control system Featuring a lightweight, compact design which is focussed on durability, Urban-X luminaires are the ideal lighting solution for more challenging environments. Manufactured using marine grade aluminium and offering a wide operating temperature range, Urban-X excels where other luminaires may struggle. Urban X products are environmentally protected (IP66) and carry a temperature rating of -30°C and +60°c Urban X products are environmentally protected (IP66) and carry a temperature rating of -30°C and +60°c (-22° to 140°F), further adding to their suitability to demanding environments. An inbuilt automatic thermal control system (ATC) ensures sustained performance over the lifetime of the luminaire. Remote controlling and monitoring As well as being tough, Urban-X luminaires are also smart. DALI enabled, and fully programmable as standard, Urban-X is a fully connected lighting solution which brings new opportunities in the way lighting systems can function and be controlled. Luminaires can be controlled and monitored remotely, while groups of luminaires can also be controlled together as a network, providing the ultimate level of flexibility. This also helps to improve maintenance efficiency, further reducing costs when it comes to servicing. The arrival of the Urban X range further expands Raytec’s portfolio, providing a more complete package for specifiers and end users. “The new Urban X range provides us with a tough, high quality solution for general area lighting applications, making use of Raytec’s field proven technology and further builds on our portfolio of class leading safety and security lighting” adds David Lambert, Managing Director.
Raytec are proud to launch PULSESTAR, a new range of high-intensity pulsed LED illuminators designed for ANPR/LPR and machine vision applications. 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. 880W lighting drive power with PLATINUM Elite twin-core SMT LED Featuring up to 880W of lighting drive power and using cutting-edge PLATINUM Elite twin-core SMT LEDs with an interchangeable lensing system, PULSESTAR delivers outstanding illumination power on scene for the best image capture performance from image analysis and LPR systems. Combining Raytec’s field-proven pulsed technology and intelligently managed high-intensity LEDs in an extremely durable build, PULSESTAR illuminators are long-life and low maintenance making them perfect for difficult to access transport installations. “Raytec have over a decade’s experience in supporting ANPR/LPR installations with LED lighting globally” comments David Lambert, Managing Director (Joint) “Built on this expertise we are proud to introduce the PULSESTAR range which addresses a void in the market for purpose-designed pulsed LED lighting for transport and machine vision applications”.
Raytec’s VARIO2 IP Hybrid Network Illuminator has won an award for Innovative Achievement (Video Surveillance) at the Detektor International Awards 2017 that were held in Stockholm, Sweden. As the first and the only IP-enabled Hybrid Network Illuminator in the market, VARIO2 IP Hybrid represents all of the best Raytec technology integrated into a single platform. It combines 4 key technologies, namely infrared, white light, PoE and IP connectivity into a single networked package, which makes it the most advanced illuminator in the security market today. Automatic incident management Incorporating Platinum Elite twin-core SMT LEDs, which are individually over 200% more powerful than previous generation LEDs, VARIO2 IP Hybrid integrates all the performance of two full size illuminators (one infrared and one white light) into one much smaller hybrid platform. With full IP addressability, VARIO2 IP Hybrid enables instant control to respond to live events or make remote adjustments; and full integration with 3rd party devices to automatically respond to any incident, there and then, even if your site is unmanned. “We are delighted to have won this innovation award for VARIO2 IP Hybrid as it is recognition that the future of surveillance lighting lies firmly in networked lighting solutions that deliver the right type, the right amount, and right duration of light for any situation at any time – significantly simplifying how lighting for video surveillance is specified.” comments David Lambert (Managing Director- Joint). IP addressable illuminator VARIO2 IP Hybrid represents an evolution of Raytec’s award-winning VARIO IP range, the first ever IP addressable illuminator which has previously won accolades at IFSEC, ISC West, GIT Security and Security Essen. The VARIO2 IP Hybrid network lighting technology further demonstrates Raytec’s commitment to delivering cutting-edge innovations and driving the evolution of LED lighting technology for video surveillance.
Raytec have released their new range of VARIO2 IP Hybrid Illuminators that combine 4 key technologies into a single package and immediately becomes the smartest and most connected illuminator in the security market today. Each illuminator combines Infra-Red, White-Light, IP connectivity and PoE technology into a single networked package – designed to deliver the right light for any situation, at any time. Hybrid compact illuminator VARIO2 IP Hybrid utilises Raytec’s latest PLATINUM Elite twin-core SMT LEDs which are individually over 200% more powerful than previous generation LEDs. This allows Raytec to integrate all the performance of two full size illuminators (one Infra-Red and one White-Light) into one much smaller hybrid platform. Now security professionals get all the performance of two illuminators from a single package whilst reducing capital outlay, infrastructure and running costs. Remote monitoring capabilities Fully IP addressable, VARIO2 IP Hybrid allows one to stay connected with their site at all times. Operated remotely via a user-friendly GUI, one can take control of their lighting at any time to respond to live events or make easy remote adjustments. VARIO2 IP Hybrid can also be fully integrated with a VMS, BMS or other 3rd party devices, and you can automate it to respond to any incident, there and then, even if the site is unmanned. Integrated lighting solution “We are exceptionally proud of VARIO2 IP Hybrid” comments David Lambert, Raytec’s Managing Director (Joint). “It represents all of the best Raytec technology in a single platform that can deliver the right amount of light, and the right type of light, where and when the situation demands. Whether the goal is covert Infra-Red, close range facial recognition or white-light as a visual deterrent, one illuminator can now do it all. We believe that Hybrid IP is the future of lighting in the security market. No longer will security professionals have to choose between Infra-Red or White-light, they will choose Hybrid IP lighting that can be easily integrated into the wider security system and deliver any light that is required.” VARIO2 IP Hybrid represents an evolution of Raytec’s award-winning VARIO IP range, becoming the only IP-enabled Hybrid illuminator in the market.
Both new product lines feature the latest Platinum Elite LED technology, delivering up to 200% more power Raytec have launched two new product lines as they continue to invest in network lighting. VARIO 2 IP and VARIO 2 PoE will provide purpose built lighting solutions for network applications and sit alongside the existing range of VARIO 2 illuminators. Both new product lines feature the latest Platinum Elite LED technology from Raytec, delivering up to 200% more power, distances up to 500m from a single LED panel, and more light output for your money. Automatic lighting response VARIO 2 IP is a range of fully IP addressable network illuminators that delivers the highest levels of performance and integration into any surveillance system. It can be operated remotely via a user-friendly GUI or be fully integrated with 3rd party platforms or network devices to deliver an automatic lighting response to different events or alarms. VARIO 2 IP is an evolution of the award winning VARIO IP range and now offers improved distances, additional security, and more options for integrating with other network devices. Low cost lighting solution VARIO2 PoE is a new range of illuminators designed to offer a simple and low cost lighting solution. The PoE illuminators can be easily powered from an existing network infrastructure, without the need for an additional PSU, minimising the cost and time of installation. VARIO 2 PoE offers all the performance advantages of other products in the VARIO2 family. Network illumination “We are proud to offer the most comprehensive range of network lighting solutions in the market,” comments David Lambert, Raytec’s Managing Director (Joint). “Lighting is only going to become more intelligent and further integrated into security systems over time and we are excited to be at the forefront in network illumination.”
Raytec's Infra-Red and White-Light solutions will deliver huge improvement to surveillance image quality at night Raytec LED lighting has transformed security at a multi-site installation for the National Bank of Romania. As part of a large upgrade to an IP surveillance system, both Infra-Red and White-Light solutions were deployed to deliver a huge improvement to surveillance image quality at night and to create a safer, more effective working environment. Bank security challenges Security at the bank is strict; especially at the headquarters. The perimeter and access corridors are monitored by the bank’s camera system 24/7, but previously they were much more vulnerable during the hours of darkness. The previous surveillance system, using analogue cameras, had no professional lighting - making use of street lighting where possible. The images were dark and grainy with an uneven light coverage, making facial recognition totally impossible. It was also very difficult to raise accurate alarms based on the poor information in the images. Leading and managing the upgrade project was distributor Lantec, who urged the move towards the Raytec LED surveillance lighting and Mobotix MP IP cameras. “We have worked with Raytec for over ten years,” comments Radu Cristea, Lantec General Manager, “and we knew that their LED lighting would be the best solution to help the new IP cameras deliver a very high level of detail at night. Having never used video surveillance lighting before, the customer was also very attracted to the fact that the Raytec illuminators offered a ten-year life and needed zero maintenance.” Raytec’s infrared solution Working together, Lantec and system integrator Rasirom specified Raytec’s RAYMAX Infra-Red illuminators for use around the perimeter and both internal and external access ways. The final night-time images are a vast improvement. Every image is evenly illuminated and shows exceptional clarity and detail - with no bright or dark spots. The detailed images are also helping the cameras’ inbuilt analytics to detect and analyse incidents more accurately, resulting in fewer false alarms. The final night-time images are a vast improvement. Every image is evenly illuminated and shows exceptional clarity and detail - with no bright or dark spots “The bank is very satisfied with the night-time images and reliability of the information generated by the Infra-Red lighting” confirms Radu. “They are especially pleased that they can zoom in on any subject anywhere in the image in great detail. It’s also an added benefit that the IR is invisible and does not cause additional light pollution.” Extending beyond surveillance Lantec also recognised that they could solve some of the bank’s additional security needs that extended beyond surveillance, by introducing some of Raytec’s specialist visible White-Light solutions. In particular, some of the branch cash processing centres and under-vehicle check areas suffered from poor visibility as a result of little natural lighting. This made operations and inspection very difficult. To address this weakness, Raytec’s ceiling mounted Urban Bay lighting was installed in the cashing areas, along with simple low-voltage VARIO lighting mounted at ground level in the vehicle inspection bays. The result is a highly targeted illumination delivering a brighter, more natural lighting environment which makes it easier and quicker to perform tasks more accurately. David Lambert, Raytec MD (joint) comments: “We’re delighted that with the help of our long-term partner, Lantec, we’ve been able to help the bank to solve so many different security issues with LED lighting. Whilst good camera lighting is essential for night-time surveillance, lighting for people is just as important for ensuring the best safety, productivity and operational effectiveness at all times.”
The new move will support Raytec’s plans to extend their product portfolio even further The last year has been busy for UK surveillance and hazardous area lighting manufacturer Raytec. Having outgrown their current premises, Raytec are delighted to announce that they have moved to a bigger and better facility. The move to the new 30,000 sq. ft. UK premises in Ashington, Northumberland comes to support Raytec’s plans for continued growth in 2017 and beyond—providing nearly 3 times the amount of space for expansion. Hazardous area lighting An LED lighting manufacturer in the security industry with a growing business in hazardous area lighting, Raytec illuminators are well known for delivering the ultimate in quality and reliability—built on a long history of successful innovation. With all manufacturing, R&D, software development, quality, technical support, lighting design, sales and marketing under one roof, Raytec are ideally positioned to respond to customer demands quickly—often providing custom-built solutions to meet the exact customer requirements. The move to larger premises will allow Raytec to increase their production capability and continue to build their team of lighting experts even further—and remain the lighting partner of choice for a diverse range of security and safety applications. In particular, Raytec’s hazardous area LED lighting division has seen exponential growth in the last few years. The new move will support Raytec’s plans to extend this product portfolio even further. LED illuminators “Outgrowing our current premises is an exciting prospect for Raytec, and this move is another step along that continuous journey of development and growth” “We have always been proud that all of our illuminators are designed and manufactured here in the UK. We started out in Ashington over 10 years ago, and we’re thrilled to be moving to our new premises and staying in the local area—just 100 metres down the road in fact.” comments David Lambert, Raytec Managing Director (Joint). “Crucially, the new move will allow us to tackle more challenging projects, provide quicker lead times for our customers, with the flexibility to respond to market demands for more intelligent and bespoke solutions.” Some of the bespoke LED lighting projects driven by Raytec’s special operations team are very exciting indeed. These have included recessed under-vehicle lighting, vibration-resistant mining lighting, pulsed lighting for number plate capture and machine vision, automatic zoomable lighting, coloured signal lighting, UV lighting for manufacturing and many more. Development and growth plans “Outgrowing our current premises is an exciting prospect for Raytec, and this move is another step along that continuous journey of development and growth,” adds David. “We truly want Raytec to be an enjoyable and productive place to work. We will continue to invest in our facilities to ensure they provide an excellent environment so that our team can collaborate, work, and share knowledge more effectively for the benefit of our customers.” David goes on to say, “We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank all customers, suppliers, alliance partners, and friends of the company for their support over the years. Our close partnerships, joint ventures, and technology integrations have played a vital role in our success—and we look forward to continuing to lead and drive lighting innovation in our key markets.”
Visitors can make a selection based on type, brand, market, or by a specific term in the smart search bar Raytec launches newly redesigned website that’s dedicated to helping customers deliver the best lighting solutions for video surveillance. In an age where everyone needs access to information quickly and easily, the new website provides user friendly experience across all devices whether one is sat at a desktop looking for a product datasheet or searching for an integration paper in the field on one’s mobile device. New features Visit the website to explore: A two click path to find any product Unbelievably easy and familiar navigation A full suite of lighting services Software integrations for VARIO2 IP network lighting A lighting knowledge hub Instant access to essential lighting tools Improved product search & specification As the provider of lighting for video surveillance, Raytec has an illuminator for any application. The new website makes searching for products much easier. One can make a selection based on type, brand, market, or by a specific term in the smart search bar. Easy and familiar to use, a dedicated specification centre can then help to narrow one’s search based on their installation and operational requirements, and recommend specific models for the application. "Everything about our new website makes it quick, informative and convenient for our customers to use and enjoy" Up-to-date product information Every Raytec product page is a portal to a host of useful information. Visitors can browse product specifications, installation instructions, mounting solutions or access A&E documentation. Social media buttons also allow them to easily share key information with colleagues, and every visitor has access to a portfolio of high resolution product photographs that can be used for marketing purposes. A one-stop knowledge hub Raytec leads education on lighting in the security market. Visitors to the new website can explore their dedicated knowledge hub and learn everything there is to know about surveillance lighting. One can browse and share practical videos, white papers, top tip guides, articles, opinion pieces, case studies etc. Cat McElroy, Marketing Communications Manager comments: “Everything about our new website makes it quick, informative and convenient for our customers to use and enjoy. It’s full of handy tools and product showcases, and even recommends other products that may be of interest!” David Lambert, Managing Director (joint) comments: “We are exceptionally proud of the new Raytec website. It gives surveillance professionals an incredible suite of information from basic product data to advanced specification tools. Raytec are well known for high performance illuminators but the new website also demonstrates our commitment to delivering the best experience for our customers world-wide.”
Raytec are delighted to unveil the new Raytec Design App – a first of its kind app to make lighting design for video surveillance applications simple, quick and easy, and simplify the product selection process. “With the new Raytec Design App it has never been easier to add lighting to video surveillance systems.” says David Lambert, Raytec’s Managing Director (Joint). “It puts an incredibly user-friendly lighting design tool at our customers’ fingertips, giving them the power to design professional lighting systems and deliver a simple visualisation of lighting on site”. Through the new Raytec Design App users can easily access their site on Google Maps and plot the exact coverage from selected Raytec illuminators. Lighting design details can be saved as a project, edited afterwards and emailed for future reference. “Detailed lighting design plans usually come into the picture at later stages, this free app helps customers quickly gather an initial idea of the lighting requirements for their site.” says Mike Jamieson, Director - Raytec Systems Inc. “And compatibility with the Apple iPad and Android tablets mean lighting designs are now easily accessible and offer enhanced mobility for security professionals on the move”. Raytec also continue to offer a more in-depth Professional Lighting Design Service as a free support package, which includes 2D and 3D lighting design plans to highlight the best possible lighting positions, number of fittings and detailed lighting levels. Our team of expert lighting designers can help you design a custom scheme that ensures excellent lighting performance and efficiency. The new Raytec Design App is available as a free download on the App Store and Google Play.
Raytec lighting expert David Lambert (MD Joint) will discuss how to use the wide angle illuminators to make 360° CCTV successful With recent trends in 360° CCTV and developments in PTZ domes and multi-sensor cameras covering a large area, challenge of achieving high-quality images from these cameras at night is now faced. In this webinar, Raytec lighting expert David Lambert (MD joint) will discuss how to use Raytec’s new Panoramic Ultra wide angle illuminators to make 360° CCTV truly successful and even easier than before, with outstanding images at night. Listen to an expert’s take on how Panoramic Ultra renders all criterion for high-security CCTV achievable, including - a wider field of view, longer distances, high definition images, full video analytics functionality, and powerful zoom capabilities exploited to their full potential. David will also unveil Raytec’s latest VARIO IP lighting integrations for creating the most intelligent and responsive security systems, along with the new VARIO i16 & w16 series of ultra-long range illuminators, designed for higher levels of flexibility for meeting the most complex and challenging project requirements. Also on the agenda are hints and tips to get the most from the Raytec Lighting Design App and latest VARIO universal bracketry. The webinar training session, "Using new Panoramic Lighting to Achieve Amazing 360° Images at Night" is free to attend and runs on Wednesday 15th July at 15.00 BST (16:00 CEST/ 07:00 PDT/ 10:00 EDT)
Sarah (L) & Leigh (R) are expected to strengthen Reytec’s sales team to offer customer support Following a year of increased demand for Raytec’s market leading network illuminators and a trail of product innovation awards, Raytec have expanded their sales team to deliver even higher levels of support to our customers. Sarah Shires: Sales Manager Raytec is delighted to welcome Sarah Shires to the Raytec UK team as Sales Manager. With over 10 years of experience in international sales, Sarah also has a strong background in the security industry having previously spent 4 years within the international sales team at Bosch. Sarah will lead the sales team at Raytec, and will focus on delivering the highest levels of customer service, system design and technical support that Raytec are known for. Leigh Fairless: Sales Executive Raytec also welcome Sales Executive Leigh Fairless who will support Raytec customers in Eastern Europe and South East Asia. She will provide dedicated specification and product training, as well as technical support to help new and existing customers to achieve the most from their LED lighting whilst driving the migration to fully integrated IP lighting systems. With staff in the UK & EMEA region, North America, Middle East, China and Australia, Raytec are investing in the sales team to meet global demand for local, specialist lighting support. “We are pleased to have Sarah and Leigh on board” comments David Lambert (MD - Joint). “Strengthening the ability of our sales team to offer the highest levels of customer support and shortest response times is key to helping and supporting our customers during the migration to network lighting and the process of integrating lighting with other elements of a video or building management system. “We are dedicated to providing world class customer service. Our sales and product specialists ensure that all security professionals have direct access to support through every stage of a project. Guiding support locally across our 5 offices, on the ground, via telephone and online, makes it quicker and easier for all customers to enjoy the benefits of smarter lighting integrations and unlock the potential for the most advanced security systems”.