UK companies MVIS/Bartco UK and 360 Vision Technology have joined forces to produce a solar-powered, trailer-based IP video surveillance platform. Named ‘Solar IP’, the unit is currently being deployed as an off-grid traffic management solution in several temporary roadworks and motorway schemes.
Commenting on the initiative and technology partnership, Matt Felce from MVIS/Bartco UK stated: “With IP technologies becoming more ‘power efficient’ we saw both the opportunity and gap in the market to further develop our solution to incorporate an IP camera, which delivered video image quality and IR lighting, whilst being portable and solar powered.”
A 360 Vision Invictus camera is being utilised in the development, Tony Holloway, Business Development Manager at 360 Vision Technology said: “We are delighted to have worked in partnership with MVIS/Bartco UK on this project. The automatic power management capability of our rugged PTZ cameras results in minimal power demand at all times. Couple this with the option for programmable power level IR and white Light illumination, tailoring the solution to the remotest locations, further enhances the camera performance whilst minimising additional power requirements. This really does lend itself to this type of off-grid solution.”