Camera system for Class 7 and 8 trucks increases safety

Voyager OBS713RCM heavy-duty Blind Zone camera system for heavy truck market.

Elkhart, Ind., May 24, 2010—ASA Electronics, an international manufacturer and supplier of medium and heavy-duty audio and video electronics, is has introduced the Voyager OBS713RCM heavy-duty Blind Zone camera system to the heavy truck market. This system, complete with a durable 7 inch heavy-duty LCD monitor, a right side high-performance camera, a monitor mount and 25 feet of cabling, is specifically made for eliminating dangerous blind spots for Heavy trucking applications.

The Voyager OBS713RCM Blind Zone side camera system is highly effective in helping truck drivers overcome blind areas and conquer dangerous driving maneuvers such as backing up, changing lanes, merging and making wide right turns. The system’s sealed 7-inch waterproof/dustproof color LCD monitor offers heavy-duty observation features that make it completely reliable for strenuous road and work applications. It delivers clear, high quality color images of the truck’s surrounding areas to the driver and can be paired with up to three cameras. It can be activated by dc triggers such as 12V impulses, including the left/right blinkers and the reverse gear. It also features an integrated audio speaker, backlit, easy-to-use controls, manual or automatic source selection, day/night brightness modes, and on screen display (OSD) for AV source, picture adjustment and volume control. The monitor’s slimline profile lends to an unobtrusive appeal for cab installation and the anti-glare/anti-scratch protective lens keeps the monitor resilient in all conditions. This monitor is specifically built for the industry by offering 12V and 24V system compatibility, circuit protection and a completely sealed housing, which prevents moisture and dust from penetrating the inner components and circuitry.

The OBS713RCM side camera system also includes a sealed, waterproof Voyager color right side CMOS camera in an attractive chrome housing that offers drivers the ability to see well beyond the normal scope of vision provided by conventional mirrors. Since the monitor is three camera-capable, additional cameras can be added to the system if desired. The included high-performance camera features wide viewing angles (101 degrees horizontal viewing) showing drivers all the way down their rig and 3-4 lanes and innovative CMOS technology that allows for increased picture quality, enhanced nighttime and daytime vision, and a decrease in camera size. When paired with the 7-inch monitor, it delivers high quality, “real time” images that help eliminate road vision limitations. The CMOS camera is also anti-blooming which means direct sunlight will not wash out the images. Also, distracting light halos that often appear around bright images become a thing of the past. The side camera can be easily installed on any heavy truck with 90 degree mounting (model OBS713RCM) or an adjustable right side camera (model OBS713TCM) is also available to accommodate for angled fenders.

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