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  1. Stoneridge-Orlaco Launches Digital Ethernet Monitor

    Stoneridge-Orlaco Launches Digital Ethernet Monitor

    Stoneridge-Orlaco is launching a new 7-inch ELED. This digital Ethernet monitor is the latest addition to the Ethernet portfolio; it is compatible with our digital Ethernet cameras and radar. The new high-definition 7-inch ELED offers a high resolution that delivers razor-sharp images, providing operators with an optimum view of their working environment. The compact design makes the ELED ideal for vision solutions on construction machinery, cranes, trucks, buses and forklifts. As an example,...

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  2. Turn Assist system SideEye now complies with Direct Vision Standard London

    Turn Assist system SideEye now complies with Direct Vision Standard London

    The active camera and radar detection system "SideEye" of Stoneridge-Orlaco now also meets the requirements of the Direct Vision Standard. Vehicles with this blind spot system can also drive into the world city of London after March 1, 2021. Direct Vision Standard: safety permit for London To further reduce the number of accidents in London, the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) will come into effect on March 1, 2021. To be allowed in the city, all heavy-duty vehicles over 12 tons must have a saf...

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  3. New Ethernet Cameras and Monitors for 2021

    New Ethernet Cameras and Monitors for 2021

    Stoneridge-Orlaco's plan for 2021 is packed full of product launches. On the agenda are four ELED monitors, various Ethernet cameras, such as the HD-E Zoom II, EMOS II and E-CFMC and the long-range WiSR. Stoneridge-Orlaco is firmly committed to Ethernet technology, but why? Digital video via Ethernet offers the same basic functionality as its analog PAL/NTSC counterpart, but with higher resolution and therefore better image quality. In addition, it is possible to adjust the camera resolution,...

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  4. Safer Work with Cameras for Compact Machinery

    Safer Work with Cameras for Compact Machinery

    Backup cameras were initially a popular option for larger machinery such as wheel loaders, dump trucks and excavators. The size of this machinery creates blind spots, which can be brought into view by cameras. Camera solutions are now becoming increasingly popular for compact machinery due to the significant safety improvements they bring to construction sites. Improved Comfort and Safety A camera and monitor system ensures that operators have a clear view of the rear of the machinery, allow...

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  5. Orlaco Cameras used on new STS Cranes in Haifa Port Israel

    Orlaco Cameras used on new STS Cranes in Haifa Port Israel

    Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries has shipped the first batch of four ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and two rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes for Israel Haifa Automatic Terminal to Haifa Port. To increase the safety and ease of operation in the port, the new STS Cranes were fitted with cameras from Stoneridge-Orlaco. The Port of Haifa – a landmark project in Israel – will be Israel's largest container terminal when completed. It is one of the largest ports in the eastern Mediterranean in terms of...

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  6. Stoneridge-Orlaco introduces active turn assist system SideEye™

    Stoneridge-Orlaco introduces active turn assist system SideEye™

    Stoneridge-Orlaco introduces its active camera- and radar detection system ‘SideEye’ to reduce blind-spots and increase safety. The turn assist system actively alerts the driver when cyclists, pedestrians or other road users are present in the blind spot of the truck. SideEye therefore increases the safety of vulnerable road users in urban environments. SideEye is a certified Kraftfart-bundesamt (KBA) turn assist system. The blind spot warning system consist of a combination of radar signals,...

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  7. Third award for MirrorEye®

    Third award for MirrorEye®

    “MirrorEye is the most innovative mirror replacement camera system on the market” Automotive News has recognized Stoneridge with a prestigious PACE 2020 Award for its innovative MirrorEye® Camera Monitor System (CMS). This is the third industry award MirrorEye has received since October of 2019. During the last Busworld Europe exhibition, Stoneridge-Orlaco received the prestigious 2019 Busworld Innovation Label for this CMS. The award demonstrates MirrorEye as one of the best innovative de...

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  8. Stoneridge-Orlaco introduces new HLED 7” and dynamic GMSL cables

    Stoneridge-Orlaco introduces new HLED 7” and dynamic GMSL cables

    Stoneridge-Orlaco introduces the new HLED 7” monitor and a new dynamic GMSL cable. With these new products, Stoneridge-Orlaco complement its current GMSL product portfolio. Due to its more compact size, the 7” HLED is better suited for rearview solutions on heavy equipment, commercial vehicles and forklift applications. The new monitor is a complete new design compared to the current 10” HLED. Its full front glass coating and responsive capacitive keypad do not only give the monitor a much mo...

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  9. Forklifts and Blind Spots

    Forklifts and Blind Spots

    Forklift drivers often have to contend with an impaired view as a result of blind spots around the vehicle, leading to a considerable volume of accidents each year. This fact is borne out by figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which reports that between 2011 and 2017, a total of over 7000 people each year were injured so badly that they were unable to work for a prolonged period of time. Most industrial accidents with forklifts involve the truck being in a collision with the acc...

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  10. Wireless Camera System for Crane Trucks Provides Optimum Vision of Lifting Operations

    Wireless Camera System for Crane Trucks Provides Optimum Vision of Lifting Operations

    With its new wireless camera system, Stoneridge-Orlaco is making lifting with a crane truck safer and more efficient. The high-end, shock-resistant system provides the operator with a sharp, stable view of the winch, load, surroundings and the entire situation around the crane. Loader cranes have developed rapidly over the past few years, with an increasing number of cranes being developed for special purposes. For example, heavy-duty loader cranes are usually equipped with a second articulat...

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  11. MirrorEye In Local Public Transport: A Safety Boost for Everyone

    MirrorEye In Local Public Transport: A Safety Boost for Everyone

    It's Monday morning and we are at a bus depot near Nordhausen in the southern foothills of the Harz mountains. Here we meet Thomas Fricke, a bus driver who has worked for local transportation company Verkehrsbetriebe Nordhausen for 20 years. He's about to start his shift. What makes his day a little bit more special is that for the last six months he has regularly been driving a bus, on a scheduled route, that is fitted with the MirrorEye camera system. Today is no exception. "It took a while...

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  12. 5x Advantages of Cameras on a Forklift Truck

    5x Advantages of Cameras on a Forklift Truck

    Forklifts are one of the most common causes of accidents in the workplace The reason? The driver doesn't have a good enough view. Installing the Forkview camera system will significantly reduce the risk of accidents and, what's more, productivity will increase and costs arising from damage will fall. These benefits and various others are outlined on our website. 1. A better view for increased safety The front area is completely obscured when a forklift truck is carrying a load, which causes...

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  13. ATS Group Installs CornerEye on New Natural Gas Trucks

    ATS Group Installs CornerEye on New Natural Gas Trucks

    ATS Group in Belgium has installed the CornerEye blind spot camera from Stoneridge-Orlaco on 23 new trucks. As a multidisciplinary technology group, safety and sustainability are top priorities when it comes to delivering electrical, HVAC, mechanical and distribution solutions, including truck safety — on the road and, in particular, on construction sites where getting a good view of surroundings is difficult. For Fleet Manager Jeroen Van den Berghe, the decision was not a difficult one: "We wer...

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  14. Wireless communication marches on in the agricultural industry

    Wireless communication marches on in the agricultural industry

    The agricultural industry is undergoing a period of rapid digitalization and automation. Connectivity and data communication from one agricultural machine to another is therefore becoming increasingly important. Effective communication is pivotal to the creation of complete and reliable automated workflows. Many farmers are keen to increase the precision of their work. To make this goal a reality, the agricultural machines must be able to communicate with each other reliably and securely. Sto...

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  15. Stoneridge-Orlaco wins Innovation Label Busworld Europe

    Stoneridge-Orlaco wins Innovation Label Busworld Europe

    Stoneridge-Orlaco has been granted the prestigious Innovation Label 2019 Busworld Award with MirrorEye®. The Busworld Awards are one of the most important prizes in the bus and coach sector. The awards were granted during the Busworld Europe exhibition in Brussels (Belgium). All 514 exhibitors at the exhibition were given the opportunity to compete for the innovation award. Eventually, Stoneridge-Orlaco made the shortlist with 18 other exhibitors in the category ‘Innovation Label Non-Vehicles...

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  16. More than 10 buses featuring MirrorEye™ at Busworld Europe

    More than 10 buses featuring MirrorEye™ at Busworld Europe

    No fewer than 10 buses from different bus manufacturers will be in attendance at Busworld Europe in Brussels equipped with MirrorEye from Stoneridge-Orlaco. The innovative and advanced camera system has only just hit the market but is already being embraced by OEMs worldwide.  Replacing Exterior Mirrors with MirrorEye MirrorEye consists of two high-definition (HD) cameras mounted on the side of a vehicle. These cameras replace the exterior mirrors and cover the statutory mirror classes II an...

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  17. MirrorEye Bus Camera Boosts Road Safety

    MirrorEye Bus Camera Boosts Road Safety

    Narrow streets, numerous cyclists and pedestrians, and a whole load of cars. With all these factors to think about, a good view of the surrounding area is essential for any bus driver in a busy city when it comes to preventing accidents. Replacing conventional mirrors with MirrorEye improves the view of the area around a bus, which in turn increases the safety of the driver, the passengers and other road users. Buses and coaches often need to drive through congested and busy cities, and have...

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  18. Wireless Camera Set Connects Any Truck to Any Trailer

    Wireless Camera Set Connects Any Truck to Any Trailer

    Thanks to Orlaco, driving and maneuvering trucks with trailers and semi-trailers is much safer and easier. Orlaco's high-end wireless camera set, which comprises the new Ethernet Wireless Sender Receiver (WiSR) and an EMOS Ethernet Camera, lets truck drivers see their trailers via a tablet, anytime and anywhere — and even when changing to another trailer or semi-trailer. As far as transport companies are concerned, safety is a top priority, whether this be the safety of humans, materials...

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  19. Many Accidents Involving Forklift Trucks Every Year

    Many Accidents Involving Forklift Trucks Every Year

    Forklifts are one of the most common causes of fatal accidents in the workplace according to the Dutch Association of Safety Engineers (NVVK — Nederlandse Vereniging voor Veiligheidskunde), a knowledge platform for experts in the field of safety. Accidents involving forklifts can often result in a fatalities, hospitalization or permanent injury. About a third of the accidents involve a collision. It may also be the case that bystanders get trapped between the truck and a wall, or that the loa...

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  20. Better visibility and increased Safety for SUEZ Trucks

    Better visibility and increased Safety for SUEZ Trucks

    Safety Comes First Safety is paramount at SUEZ Netherlands. As Health & Safety Specialist for the company, Ralph Kerkhoff was involved in the decision to install CornerEye®, the blind spot camera from Orlaco. "We operate more than 850 trucks in a wide range of models. When we drive them through urban and residential areas and business parks, our top priorities are traffic safety and the safety of people and other road users. Our main focus is on preventing accidents, whatever the circumstan...

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  21. 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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  22. 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 hal...

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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Front view for wheel loaders

    Front view for wheel loaders

    The bucket of wheel loaders and shovels in many situations, cause blind spots and the view to be limited from the operator’s cabin. This situation results in the driver working based on the view above, below, left or right of the body, in addition to the bucket that creates enormous blind spots. Blind spots Blind spots create dangerous situations around the vehicle. People standing in front of the body or passing by the vehicle, while the machine is still or in operation, the views are o...

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