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Chubb Systems Limited has launched a television out station (TVOS). It’s an all-weather traffic monitoring CCTV camera system that delivers images for the ‘smart motorways’ of the future. The new TVOS also meets the specific technical specifications required by Highways England for its Road Investment Strategy.
The TVOS unit delivers images in ultra-low and zero light, the makers say, thanks to its infrared array. This means, it’s claimed, that even in the toughest lighting, the camera provides regional control centres (RCC) exceptional images to monitor traffic flow and motorway incidents as well as increase safety for the Highways’ workforce.
Dave Dunnagan, sales director, Chubb Systems said: “With emphasis being placed on providing improved technology to the UK’s highways, we can deliver a product and service that matches expectations and offers excellent value for money.”
The unit has a long-range, high-resolution camera with optical zoom and back light compensation; an infra-red array with 500m range; and a television base unit (TVBU). The unit offers physical and cyber security accreditation and a remote maintenance service for software upgrades and alterations.
In complying with Highways England’s specific regulations, Chubb Systems was awarded a position on Lot 2 (Traffic Monitoring and Traffic Enforcement Cameras) of the Crown Commercial Services / Highways England Traffic Management Technology 2 Framework agreement; and Lot 15, the Framework’s overall catalogue of products.
Dunnagan said: “Alongside the TVOS camera head’s technological benefits are significant cost reductions. Capital costs are reduced with no special brackets needed to hold the camera head in place. The unit’s ongoing costs are minimal as power consumption has been significantly reduced.”
The TVBU also serves as the outstation element in the Highways England CCTV network – it connects the relevant cameras to the National Roads Telecommunication System that itself connects back to relevant RCCs, where remote monitoring operatives are located. Visit www.chubbsystems.co.uk.