RadarEye® - Active Camera Sensor System for industrial vehicles

In mining, port areas, construction sites and distribution, work is carried out using large machines. In these areas, tight spaces and extreme conditions such as snow, rain, cold and dust can cause safety risks. Drivers and operators have no visibility of blind spots around the vehicle due to the driver's elevated position and the size of the machine. Accidents are just waiting to happen and can cause not only physical injury and material damage, but also considerable time loss.

Trust RadarEye, Orlaco's active detection system that promptly warns you of objects and people near your vehicle. A clear audible signal will warn you, and the hazard area will be highlighted with a transparent overlay on a monitor so you know for certain when you can drive and turn safely, preventing collisions and giving you peace of mind.

  • Active detection of objects and people
  • Radar detection — reliable in all weather conditions
  • Work more efficiently, safely and comfortably

RadarEye offers extra comfort and efficiency in tough working conditions. RadarEye switches on automatically when there is a dangerous situation, so you can fully concentrate on your work knowing you will only be warned when necessary. The system can also be configured exactly how you like it, so the system warns you whenever you want.

What Vehicles Is RadarEye Suitable For?

RadarEye is particularly suitable for larger vehicles that continuously drive back and forth. Examples include reach stackers and empty container handlers in port areas, dozers and wheel loaders on construction sites, mining vehicles and trucks that are used for urban distribution. As well as the rear view, the view to the front and sides of the machines is also limited. RadarEye provides added value for this type of machines.

Can RadarEye Be Integrated on Any Monitor?

In addition to all Orlaco PAL/NTSC monitors, RadarEye can be integrated on all third-party monitors with a PAL/NTSC video input via the SRD Interface box. This means that RadarEye can be used independently of an Orlaco SRD monitor, and standard camera systems can easily be expanded with active radar detection. The box integrates radar alerts directly into the view on the existing monitor via visual overlays. Audible signals can also be used.

What area does RadarEye cover?

One RadarEye SRD sensor covers an area of up to 20 meters with a detection angle and detection height of 70° and 11°. You can easily expand the detection area by using multiple radar sensors. The detection area is displayed in different zones using transparent overlays. The distance of the area to be detected can be set individually via the intelligent menu on the monitor.

The deactivation of RadarEye can also be set based on the direction of travel or speed. An example of this would be deactivation of the radar on the back of the vehicle, as this prevents unnecessary warnings from behind when you are driving forward.

The shortest delay on the market!

RadarEye uses Doppler radar technology. The Doppler effect is used to produce speed data about objects at a distance. This is done using a microwave signal that is continuously deflected off the sensor in order to then analyze how an object has changed the frequency of the reflected signal. This results in immediate and highly accurate detection of an object relative to the sensor. Thanks to this technology, RadarEye has the shortest delay in the market.

How Carefully Does RadarEye Detect?

The system is designed to work optimally in the toughest conditions. Splashing mud, dust, rain and snow, and even falling leaves do not disrupt the detection. Without unnecessary warnings, work can be completed quickly and efficiently and you can do it more comfortably.

Can I configure RadarEye myself?

The RadarEye system comes with a special SRD monitor. This monitor contains all the intelligence needed to individually configure different zones and acoustic signals. The visual overlays that appear on the monitor are divided into three color zones, ascending in color from green to yellow to red according to the level of danger. You set the zone for the color display yourself. The zones are displayed as curved lines, rectangles or dots. The acoustic signaling is configured based on zone. The system emits a warning when the object is in the yellow zone, for example, depending on how you configure it yourself.

How is RadarEye installed?

Using the software in the monitor, you program the radar before it is mounted, based on a system drawing. You determine the settings for the external speaker and the detection zones yourself. The detection zone is the zone that a person or object has to enter for the system to respond.

The SRD sensors can be used in different positions. A popular solution is detection from the rear corners of a vehicle or a centered solution. In addition to these solutions, numerous other installations, extensions and active vision solutions are possible.

Can the RadarEye System Be Expanded?

The system can be expanded with multiple sensors to cover multiple hazardous zones at the same time. Using sensors on the front, rear and sides of a vehicle, gives you 360-degree surveillance around your vehicle. This is particularly suitable for larger vehicles in the mining industry, such as hydraulic shovels, rope shovels and rigid dump trucks.

Of course, the cameras can be expanded by means of a camera switcher for increased visibility around the vehicle.

The DVR One Channel recorder can be used for recording camera images. Thanks to this recorder, certain situations can be properly analyzed after they happen.

What Components Make up a RadarEye System?

The RadarEye system consists of one or more SRD sensors in a bracket, an interface box with or without an external speaker, a FAMOS camera, monitor, cabling and a terminator.

FAMOS camera
Orlaco uses a PAL/NTSC FAMOS camera for RadarEye. Due to the spherical design, this camera is easy to install and adjust. The camera is also available in an IR LED variant.

SRD sensors
The SRD sensors (Short Range Detection) are suitable for detection from 2 to 20 meters.

A terminator at the end of a wire or cable prevents the signal from being reflected from the end, as reflection can cause interference. The terminator is supplied with every RadarEye set.

Master/slave cable (red)
These cables have been specially developed by Orlaco and are only suitable for RadarEye applications.

Cable (green)
These cables have been specially developed by Orlaco and are only suitable for RadarEye applications.

Multi cable, 4-pin
The multi cables have been specially developed by Orlaco and have excellent properties. These cables are only suitable for Orlaco PAL/NTSC vision systems.

Interface box
The SRD sensors can be connected to the SRD monitor and the FAMOS camera via an Interface box. Using an optional speaker with a powerful 85-dB (+/-3 dB 1 m) speaker, it is even possible to clearly hear the acoustic detection signal in machines that make a lot of noise or in working environments with numerous loud disruptions.

An Orlaco RLED CAN SRD monitor, a standard Orlaco monitor in combination with an SRD Interface box or a third-party monitor in combination with an SRD Interface box.

What Has RadarEye Been Used For?

Since its launch in 2012, RadarEye has frequently been used by port companies, transporters, mining companies and in the construction sector, notably in harsh industrial environments such as the mining industry in Siberia and Australia, where temperatures reach extremely cold or hot levels.

"The worst time of the year is around February and March. There's so much snow and wind that you can barely see anything in the mine. We tried just about everything to resolve the vision problems, but nothing worked — until we tried a pilot with RadarEye. The drivers insisted on having all their vehicles equipped with cameras and radars."

Polyus Gold Mine, Russia