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  1. MCB Uses Orlaco System on DAF Trucks

    MCB Uses Orlaco System on DAF Trucks

    MCB, the metal wholesaler based in Valkenswaard in the Netherlands, is having its entire vehicle fleet fitted with an Orlaco camera system. The De Burgh DAF dealer in Eindhoven is currently busy installing the cameras on all 70 DAF tractor units, plus a further 105 semi-trailers. "Our work on our customers' premises often involves reversing in, and effectively you're reversing into a big black hole. This camera lets you see exactly what is going on inside, which makes the system ideal for...

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  2. One in two cyclists don't know where the blind spot is

    One in two cyclists don't know where the blind spot is

    Research shows that nearly 50% of adults don't know where a truck's blind spot is or where cyclists should position themselves in order to be safe when cycling near a large vehicle. 46% of all serious accidents involving the blind spot have a fatal outcome. And this happens despite the fact that cameras can easily be used to provide real-time coverage of blind spots. Research into how adult cyclists and bystanders approach the blind spots of large vehicles in traffic has shown that almost...

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  3. A growing number of accidents are being caused by people not being able to see properly when working on the road:

    A growing number of accidents are being caused by people not being able to see properly when working on the road:

    Poor visibility, cramped working conditions, time pressure, traffic racing past — experts say that people put their life at risk when working on a road sweeper. "Although it looks like an easy job, it isn't." An accident involving a road sweeper and two road workers took place recently during some routine maintenance work, when poor visibility resulted in both men ending up underneath the vehicle. This accident underlined the potential dangers of working with road sweepers. Experts mai...

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  4. Help Your Employees to Avoid Accidents!

    Help Your Employees to Avoid Accidents!

    This month, both the Dutch and German statistics offices, Statistics Netherlands and the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, will publish their official figures for accidents involving commercial vehicles in 2018. It is clear even now that both countries are set to report a worrying increase in accidents compared with 2017. You can prevent your employees from making the figures for 2019 even more concerning by using Stoneridge-Orlaco vision solutions. In 2017, there were 1484 accidents...

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  5. Make driving in the dark pleasant and safe!

    Make driving in the dark pleasant and safe!

    The sun rises late and sets early these days. With just eight hours of daylight, the dark time of year is still upon us, and for your truck drivers, these are the most difficult months. Good vision can't be guaranteed, but at the same time, this should not have a negative effect on your drivers' performance. Your employees need support during this period in particular. As a transport company, you can offer this support to them with solutions from Stoneridge-Orlaco! Every truck driver know...

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  6. FMCSA approves MirrorEye as alternative to mirrors for bus and coach

    FMCSA approves MirrorEye as alternative to mirrors for bus and coach

    As a lot of you might have heard that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted a five-year exemption to install MirrorEye camera-monitoring system on trucks instead of traditional rear-view mirrors in the USA. But what about busses and motorcoaches? The good news is that the exemption not only applies to mirrors for trucks, but also to mirrors on multipurpose passenger vehicles and each bus, other than a school bus, with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than...

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  7. ‘Truck Mirrors Create an Illusion of Road Safety’

    ‘Truck Mirrors Create an Illusion of Road Safety’

    OSC: "80% of mirrors on trucks are not adjusted properly" Most truckers in the Netherlands drive with incorrectly adjusted mirrors. What's more, they have no idea how to improve the adjustment themselves. This not only endangers road safety but also poses a major risk for drivers themselves. This is according to the Dutch umbrella road haulage organization, OSC. Every truck driver knows the feeling. You're driving through a busy city. It's beginning to grow dark and you need to make a...

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  8. Cameras and Radars Are Worth Their Weight in Gold in Russian Mega-Mine

    Cameras and Radars Are Worth Their Weight in Gold in Russian Mega-Mine

    Gold mines are among the most challenging working environments in the world. They are places where huge mining vehicles brave harsh conditions every day. This is why PJSC Polyus equips all of its vehicles in the vast Russian Olimpiada mine with cameras, radar and monitors. It is the heart of winter in the middle of nowhere, 310 miles (500 kilometers) north of the city of Krasnoyarsk in Siberia. It is 49 degrees Fahrenheit below zero (-45°C) and snow is falling, but this won't hold back th...

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  9. ‘Our drivers no longer want to work without cameras’

    ‘Our drivers no longer want to work without cameras’

    Small mistakes can have large consequences, every transport company knows this. A. Van Velsen Transport B.V. has been choosing Orlaco’s camera and monitor systems for years for that reason. The result? More safety and less damage. Transport company with focus on concrete mortar and road construction A. van Velsen Transport B.V. is specialized in transporting concrete mortar. That is assigned by concrete factories in the West and central of the Netherlands. Besides that, the transport com...

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  10. Grow with Us as an Orlaco Preferred Partner

    Grow with Us as an Orlaco Preferred Partner

    Do you want to sell, world-class camera-monitor systems in your region? Then seize the opportunity to become an Orlaco Preferred Partner. Orlaco provides camera-monitor systems (standard and custom) for forklifts, trucks, buses, cranes and construction machinery to ensure that blind spots are visible. Worldwide, our products are helping to improve safety, efficiency and comfort. They have an excellent reputation and are known for their quality and reliability in all conditions. Strengthe...

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  11. Climbing Cranes Would Not Be Possible without Cameras

    Climbing Cranes Would Not Be Possible without Cameras

    The Dutch wind turbine manufacturer Lagerwey is the first in the world to develop a climbing crane. The crane is controlled from a laptop on the ground, and 14 Orlaco FAMOS compact cameras play a key role. It is the end of 2017, and the first part of an L136 wind turbine stands out against the blue skies over the windy harbor of Eemshaven in the Netherlands. Some 60 meters up, a crane system is climbing upward on what will be the tallest onshore wind turbine in the Netherlands (with a tow...

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  12. CornerEye Defies the Winter Cold

    CornerEye Defies the Winter Cold

    The roads in Norway are covered with a thick layer of snow for a large part of the year. While persistent snow in the Netherlands causes great strain on traffic, in Norway they have been able to avoid this stress for some time. Customers can experience for themselves how the tough trucks from Scania can hold their own even in extreme weather conditions at the Scania Winter Event in January 2018. The Orlaco team will offer live demonstrations of our CornerEye systems in the white and wintr...

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  13. The most sturdy HD IP cameras for vessels and cranes

    The most sturdy HD IP cameras for vessels and cranes

    Orlaco introduces the most sturdy HD IP cameras that can be used for maritime surveillance and construction cranes. The newcomers feature the highest achievable level of protection: IP69K. In other words, the cameras are particularly suitable for heavy duty and extreme weather conditions, such as on ships, quays, construction cranes and offshore. Orlaco’s state-of-the-art network cameras support TCP/IP and enable streaming of high resolution video images via digital networks. As desired b...

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  14. CornerEye… Through the eyes of Bakker & Schilder and Gomes Noord-Holland

    CornerEye… Through the eyes of Bakker & Schilder and Gomes Noord-Holland

    As one of the Netherlands’ first transport companies, Bakker & Schilder equipped its new trucks with CornerEye®. This vision solution, developed and manufactured by Orlaco, has been officially approved as front and kerb mirror replacement. The cameras field of vision exceeds class V and VI and therefore contributes to road safety. “Our drivers are very satisfied”, Piet Bakker, CEO of the company from North-Holland, evaluates. “They are especially pleased with the fact that they can no...

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  15. Work faster and safer with cameras on fork lifts

    Work faster and safer with cameras on fork lifts

    On a daily basis, 15 to 20 trailers are loaded with railing, grids, and other outdoor security products at Heras in Oirschot. Due to the fact that fork lifts, side loaders and four way forklifts are nowadays equipped with cameras, operations are safer, more efficient and the number of damages has decreased. Forkcarriage limits view on load “We have been using cameras since 2012”, logistics coordinator Fons Heeffer says. “We then purchased the first Linde lift trucks with attachments. Ver...

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  16. Orlaco 4-channel Digital Video recorder with Multiview

    Orlaco 4-channel Digital Video recorder with Multiview

    Orlaco proudly presents the new 4-channel Digital Video recorder (DVR) with Multiview. The DVR is designed and manufactured according to Orlaco’s highest quality standards. With this recorder and the version for 1-channel recording, Orlaco sets the new norm for heavy duty DVR-recorders. Multiview with extra functions The DVR Multiview is a digital video recorder that saves the recordings on a Secure Digital (SD) memory card. All four camera images are separately recorded. The output of t...

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  17. Stoneridge Acquires Strategic Technology Partner Orlaco

    Stoneridge Acquires Strategic Technology Partner Orlaco

    Transaction expected to be accretive in 2017. Novi, Michigan, February 1, 2017 -- On January 31, 2017 Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE: SRI), completed the acquisition of Orlaco Products BV, a leading supplier of vehicle camera solutions in a transaction that is expected to be accretive to Stoneridge’s 2017 earnings per share. Highlights Compelling strategic rationale that enhances Stoneridge’s vision and safety product portfolio Orlaco is an industry leader in camera-based vision sy...

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  18. Innovation makes front and kerb mirrors redundant

    Innovation makes front and kerb mirrors redundant

    Good news for truck manufacturers. Equipping trucks with mirrors is no longer necessary. Orlaco is the first company to receive RDW approval to deliver a camera/monitor system that replaces both mirrors for class V and VI (front and kerb mirror) : CornerEye®. Orlaco wants to improve traffic safety and decrease the amount of damages with this innovation. CornerEye is the first system that makes mirrors redundant with its component approval. The RDW has tested the system according to the R4...

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  19. Orlaco Introduces Ethernet Camera for OEMs

    Orlaco Introduces Ethernet Camera for OEMs

    With the future in mind, Orlaco is introducing a shock-resistant ethernet camera: the EMOS. The images produced by the EMOS are for all intents and purposes displayed in real time, making it perfect for use on trucks, cranes, heavy construction and mining equipment, semi-automatic or remote controlled vehicles, and more. This compact, lightweight camera (55 x 60 x 24 mm; 150 g) has been specially developed for integration into onboard computer systems. Via the RTP and AVB protocols, the cam...

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  20. Scenic winter stage for camera system demos

    Scenic winter stage for camera system demos

    In January, Orlaco shall once again take part in the exclusive customer event ‘Scania Winter Event’ in Trysil, Norway. During this event, the latest developments concerning heavy equipment vehicles will be presented to Scania’s customers, suppliers and employees. Orlaco presents its camera systems in the snowy forests of Scandinavia, where visitors test the cameras themselves. CornerEye performs in extreme conditions CornerEye is the system to depict blind spots on the truck’s passenger...

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  21. Loadview system essential on telescopic cranes of crane owner Kuiphuis

    Loadview system essential on telescopic cranes of crane owner Kuiphuis

    ‘The load is always visible, even when working behind a building’ Lifting construction material over a sixty meters tall building with a telescopic crane? An extra pair of eyes is indispensable in that situation, crane owner Kuiphuis knows this from experience. The cranes of the century old family business can be found daily on construction sites in the East of the Netherlands. Bricks, walls, floors, concrete; Kuiphuis’s crane drivers make sure all materials get to the right place....

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  22. Explosion proof cameras for the maritime and offshore industry

    Explosion proof cameras for the maritime and offshore industry

    Are you looking for the perfect vision solution for explosion risk areas? Orlaco introduces new, Ex certified cameras and CCTV systems for the maritime and offshore industry. These camera systems enable you to work faster, more efficiently and more safely. Great diversity in vision solutions Orlaco offers a suitable explosion proof camera for every situation. Our explosion proof product line consists of the Compact, Zoom, Pan Tilt, Pan Tilt Zoom and Thermal Image Camera. These cameras...

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  23. Work safely on a high level at PT Creations

    Work safely on a high level at PT Creations

    How do you safely store a pallet away to a 9 meter height with a VNA-truck? At PT creations it was quickly found out that it is quite difficult to do with just your own eyes. Therefore, a camera system was installed on the new Toyota BT Vector VRE150. Shortage of space due to fast growth of plant arrangements PT Creations is specialized in growing, purchasing and selling plants. Every day, large quantities of high quality plant arrangements are shipped out to gas stations, florists, and...

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  24. MirrorEye makes mirrorless trucks possible

    MirrorEye makes mirrorless trucks possible

    Orlaco will introduce an intelligent camera system in 2017 to replace side mirrors on trucks and improve overall performance. MirrorEye's impressive features include night vision and an automated panning function. A crystal-clear view of all traffic in the vicinity MirrorEye consists of two High Definition (HD) cameras placed on either side of the cabin. The driver can view the camera images in real time on a split screen HD monitor in the window stile, providing him with an optimum view...

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  25. Cameras for the best posture when operating a forklift

    Cameras for the best posture when operating a forklift

    When a forklift driver at Witzand Bouwmaterialen was on sick leave due to physical complaints, the company started looking for a solution. The solution turned out to be a camera system for the Linde H80. All drivers at the Almelo office are very pleased with that solution. Building materials office with a focus on wood Witzand Bouwmaterialen is a family company with offices in Almelo, Eibergen, Lichtenvoorde, Ruurlo and Vriezenveen. It provides contractors, builders, freelancers and indi...

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