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Four Cameras Combine

Digital stitching for vehicle and environment

The 360° surround view system uses multiple ultra-wide angle cameras mounted in strategic locations around the vehicle to synthesise a quadraspheric bird's eye image of the vehicle.

 

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  • Horizon to Horizon

    A key advantage of Optronics 360 is that it can be programmed from horizon to horizon as well as forward and rear. By covering a much wider area this makes it the most effective system on the market for reducing blind spots and improving all round visibility

     

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  • The world's first 360 degree

    Optronics 360 is the world's first 360 degree surround view camera system for industrial and commercial vehicles. It takes visibility up to the next level – literally

     

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  • Understanding blind spots

    Our free visibility studies map driver site lines on individual vehicles and machines. This is the natural starting point to eliminating blind spots.

     

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  • Optronics 360 off-highway demo

    Optronics 360 Excavator demo

    Optronics 360 CV Functiality demo

    The Problem

    When the worst happens - and someone is killed or seriously injured by heavy machinery or a commercial vehicle - it's too late to discover that it was caused by a blind spot. Too late to realise that it could have been easily rectified with the right safety aids, properly installed. Too late to make sure that the driver could see all around the vehicle, and at a distance to be able to stop in time.

    Serious accident rates and fatalities in construction, mining and quarrying are still too high. Even one is too many. And every one brings in its wake a tragic trail of human loss, compromised duty of care, possible prosecution, compensation claims, and irrecoverable reputational damage.

    It simply isn't safe to assume that machines and vehicles have no blind spots. They do. Visibility studies prove it, time and time again. Even the operators may not realise it. Even when mirrors and cameras are fitted, poor installation can still leave blind spots.

    And blind spots kill.

     

     

     

     

    The Solution

    Optronics 360 is the world's first 360 degree surround view camera system for industrial and commercial vehicles. It takes visibility up to the next level – literally

    Already proven in the high end passenger car market on the BMW 5 series and the Land Rover, Range Rover models, all the advantages of this highly sophisticated system are now available for use on mining, quarrying and construction machines and commercial vehicles.

    For the first time, operators can now have a real-time bird's eye view of their entire vehicle and its surroundings.

    No compromise. No cutting corners. And no limitations on all round visibility when people's lives and safety are at stake.



     

     

     

    The Benefits

    Benefits of the system extend beyond helping to prevent injuries to people; it also reduces or eliminates collisions with other objects (such as site vehicles) and can minimise tyre damage, particularly when reversing, as it enables operators to see and avoid objects lying on the ground.

    Programmable from horizon to horizon

    Some less advanced alternative systems limit the available view to a short fixed distance from the machine or vehicle. This "one size fits all" approach can leave large areas that the operator still can't see.

    A key advantage of Optronics 360 is that it can be programmed from horizon to horizon as well as forward and rear. By covering a much wider area this makes it the most effective system on the market for reducing blind spots and improving all round visibility

    Digital stitching for vehicle and environment

    The 360° surround view system uses multiple ultra-wide angle cameras mounted in strategic locations aroundthe vehicle to synthesise a quadraspheric bird's eye image of the vehicle.

    It then displays a composite real time view (30 frames per second) on the operator's screen that looks just as if it's been taken from above the vehicle, using a single camera with no jump between viewed frames.

    This method of digitally stitching images allows us to place the stitching in less critical areas to ensure maximum 360° vision is achieved at all heights all the time - another critical aid to optimising visibility and avoiding accidents.

    Integration with other systems

    Optronics 360 consists of a combination of a camera system, a monitor (available in different sizes) and a high performance programmable electronic control unit (ECU) that uses heavy duty signal processing to overcome distortion.

    Traditional rear view images can be incorporated and the addition of a digital recorder can provide critical data. Both of these can be integrated easily into the user interface.

    Installation

    Our in-house team of fully trained and experienced engineers program the ECU so that the bird's eye view that the operator sees meets the exact needs of the individual vehicle and its environment – getting rid of all those blind spots, and keeping people safe,

    Their dedication to installation, paying meticulous attention to detail when they carry out the fitting of Optronics 360 and any other systems - making sure for example that the cameras are in the correct key positions, and that the monitor is in an optimal position in line with the mirrors.

    ASL360 - TDL360 - Optronics360 - systems must be calibrated and maintained by trained personnel.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Spillard

    Leading in all round vision

    When we set up Spillard Safety Systems in 1992, we had one simple aim - to make machines safer to operate. From the full harness rollover restraint system we developed in our first year, we soon moved into convex mirrors and rear view camera systems with our ALL ROUND VISION™ and OPTRONICS® brands.

    Today, we help mobile plant stay safer with a complete suite of systems covering vision, detection, comfort, restraint, warning and control.

    In the twenty years that we've been dedicated to improving safety, we've never sold commodities. We're meticulous about making 100% sure that every solution we supply is absolutely right for each individual machine or vehicle, as well as for its operating environment. And we're meticulous about installing them correctly.

    But at the same time, we never stop looking for new ways to prevent accidents and deaths. We're not satisfied until we can take things up to the next level. And that's what makes Optronics 360 such an important breakthrough…

    ASL



    ASL Vision was formed in 1989 is renowned for creativity, innovation and management of diverse technologies to solve practical and business issues.

    Working from our offices in Lewes, East Sussex, we employ leading scientists and engineers who are all experts in their field. Over a half have post-graduate qualifications; a third doctorates. This allows us to deliver competitive advantage to our clients through highly innovative, refined, state of the art products and applications. It also allows us to be highly effective when taking on entirely new intellectual challenges, in new domains, technologies or applications.

    As an industry leader in Research and Development we have undertaken many projects for high end customers such as:

    • Amstrad • NEC • Bayer • BMW • Range Rover • London Underground

    ASL Vision has also developed significant intellectual property in its application areas and in particular, video camera signal processing, which is deployed by several of our customers.

    It invests in its own programs to develop its technology further and has developed several spin-offs in the past.

    ASL360 has been born out of our work within the automotive industry, in particular working with BMW and Range Rover and we feel this is the future and will be the next generation of driver assistance aids.

    Optronics



    Optronics design and manufacture reversing camera systems and mobile CCTV solutions for all types of industrial vehicles.

    Due to the bespoke design anything is possible.

    Only the highest quality components are used in the manufacture of Optronics systems, to give unrivalled picture quality and durability, with factories in Taipei, Shenzhen and here in the UK we can provide our customers with the products and services needed to ensure your vehicles work safely in the most arduous of environments.

    All Optronics safety products are thoroughly tested to all current relevant standards including rigorous field testing. All products are CE and 'e' marked and comply with ISO16001. Additionally the Optronics 5600 industrialised range is also ISO13677 accredited.

    The first Optronics colour rear view system was launched in 1997 and is still compatible with any 5600 series product sold today.

    Optronics® is registered trademark of Spillard Safety Systems Ltd

     

     





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