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Brigade Electronics demonstrate new wireless camera monitor system at Hillhead

Brigade Electronics demonstration truck will be on display at Hillhead this year with all the latest vehicle safety products, including the company’s new wireless camera-monitor system. 

Wireless camera-monitor systems have been on the market for several years but have generally demonstrated poor picture quality caused by electrical interference from other vehicle systems. Historically, Brigade found that wireless systems only worked in optimal conditions, not typical in the quarry and heavy plant and equipment sector, and as safety experts, they did not want to bring a product to market that was not safe.

However, new digital technology has vastly improved the stability of picture performance and, following product testing, Brigade will be displaying their new wireless system at Hillhead. The wireless system eliminates the need to run cables along the vehicle reducing fitting time and preventing cables from becoming damaged, which is especially relevant for articulated machinery.


Also on display (stand Q11) will be Brigade’s Xtreme Backsense pulsed radar sensor system. Xtreme has been re-engineered with a new moulded cable connector to increase water resistance and make it even more robust with improved precision down to only 60cm from the sensor. The heavy-duty system detects moving and stationary objects around construction vehicles and mobile plant equipment that typically have extensive blind spots. The system provides the driver with graduated visual and audible warnings allowing the him or her to judge speed and direction. Operators can choose 6m, 8m or 10m detection ranges, and sensors can be networked to provide 360-degree protection of the vehicle. Operators can also configure the audio and visual warning boundary for the final detection zone.

For light-to-medium-duty vehicles and machines, Workzone offers close-in detection. Its beam pattern covers the bumper close in from corner to corner, suiting busy work sites by detecting workers adjacent to the rear. The 3m beam pattern is approximately the width of the vehicle providing a benefit over devices with wider detection areas that give regular false warnings. Both Xtreme and Workzone can trigger other safety devices, such as camera monitor systems or reversing alarms, on detection of objects.

Brigade’s new BE-970WM 7in digital LCD monitor is waterproof to IP69K, making it suitable for quarry and construction applications, and has been tested to ISO 13766 for earthmoving machinery and EMC standards. The BE-970WM has a backlit touch screen button panel and a ‘button lock’ anti-tamper feature. It is compatible with Brigade’s heated-shutter camera (BE-810C) which prevents the lens from getting dirty or freezing in cold temperatures. 

Brigade’ network of Business Service Partners (BSPs) in the UK offers customers a complete package of quality products and service from more than 20 regional sites nationwide, each with fully equipped workshops and a team of engineers providing extensive parts availability, support and advice. In addition, Brigade have a nationwide network of approved fitters, mobile engineers and more than 150 distributors. For extra peace of mind, an on-site service upgrade can be purchased to get a vehicle back on the road as quickly as possible.

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