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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Ethernet vision solutions; Flexible in vision and connectivity!

    Ethernet vision solutions; Flexible in vision and connectivity!

    In the market since 1989 we see vision systems evolving from accessories to critical safety components in the future. Shared data increases efficiency. We see a work environment where video data is shared between mobile machines and the office, in cab displays and smart devices, to boost productivity and increase safety. These vision solutions are implemented in any market from construction to logistics and lifting to agriculture. Integrate on a HMI in a construction or mining environmen...

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. See around Corners with Cross Traffic View

    See around Corners with Cross Traffic View

    When driving a tractor with a front-end attachment, turning or crossing roads can entail a certain degree of risk due to the limited view from the cab. With Orlaco's Cross Traffic View, you can do this more safely. The system provides a clear, real-time view of the left and right sides of the road ahead, allowing you to spot pedestrians, cyclists and cars in time. A View to the Left and Right Cross Traffic View consists of two FAMOS compact cameras that offer a view from the left and rig...

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  13. RadarEye now integrates on every monitor

    RadarEye now integrates on every monitor

    If workplace safety is an important issue for you, your fleet will no doubt be equipped with camera monitor systems. You can now make your machines even safer by integrating RadarEye on your monitor. This active detection system is now available for all existing Orlaco monitors and third-party monitors. RadarEye prevents collisions by actively warning you about objects and people around the machine. You therefore know what is happening in the vicinity of your vehicle and can work even more safel...

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  14. Gain an Optimum Overview with CCTV

    Gain an Optimum Overview with CCTV

    At sea, ships endure the harshest of conditions. Cold, heat, seawater, rain and salt push the ship and its crew to the limits. In situations like these, you want to be able to rely on the best vision systems to monitor hazardous areas — systems that are built to cope with the most demanding work and that increase safety, efficiency and comfort on board. Monitoring Hazardous Areas CCTV systems from Orlaco ensure that you can view all areas that you want to monitor. A captain, for example,...

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  15. Shell AirFlow Starship Uses MirrorEye for Fuel Economy

    Shell AirFlow Starship Uses MirrorEye for Fuel Economy

    MirrorEye provides impressive results in fuel economy, as demonstrated by the fact that the system has been selected for Shell's AirFlow Starship — the truck of the future. The AirFlow Starship is a combination of a truck and trailer, and was designed by Shell to be as fuel efficient as possible. The truck contains a wide range of gadgets that help save on fuel. For example, solar panels are installed on the roof, the design is highly streamlined to minimize resistance and there are even...

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  16. ‘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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  17. 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 the hu...

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  18. ‘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 company...

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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Vision Systems for Fire Department Aerial appliances

    Vision Systems for Fire Department Aerial appliances

    An aerial ladder platform is a complex vehicle that requires good visibility to ensure that firefighting work can be completed safely and flexibly. It is therefore important to visualize blind corners. Working Faster and More Efficiently When using an aerial ladder platform, it is essential to follow the operation closely from the ground. With an Orlaco AF-Zoom camera, firefighters can gain a proper overview of the operation and view individual details, both from the cage and from the ma...

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  22. Complete 360° overview in real time with SurroundView

    Complete 360° overview in real time with SurroundView

    Drivers of heavy machinery are faced with a number of blind spots around the vehicle that impede their view. Orlaco's SurroundView system gives drivers a complete 360° overview of the vehicle without any delays waiting for software to compile the images. As a result, Orlaco SurroundView helps improve safety, efficiency and comfort during work operations. SurroundView consists of four FAMOS compact cameras that provide views to the front, rear and sides of the machinery. The Orlaco MultiVi...

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  23. FAMOS IR LED Excellent day & night vision

    FAMOS IR LED Excellent day & night vision

    The FAMOS IR LED is a compact camera with night vision and is applicable to all types of vehicles, from trucks to heavy equipment. The FAMOS IR LED is available with 80° and 118° lens angles and offers excellent night vision under all circumstances. The FAMOS IR-LED cameras contain four strong infrared LEDs behind a UV permeable housing. Intelligent software on an advanced CMOS sensor automatically sets the right IR-LED activation to enable vision to up to 75 feet in the dark. Thanks to t...

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  24. 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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  25. Orlaco 170º Sideview on your side

    Orlaco 170º Sideview on your side

    In an urban area, maneuvering safely with a truck isn’t always easy. Orlaco’s 170º Sideview system offers a solution to make this process safer, more efficient and more comfortable. Combined with Front and Rearview, this vision system provides a view on all risky areas. Orlaco’s Sideview system consists of a FAMOS camera with 170°-lens that more than covers vision class V on a 7” monitor. The area on the side of the truck is completely visible. Pedestrians, cyclists and obstacles are clea...

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