Brigade Showcases Smarter Safety at Bauma Africa
Manoeuvring safety will take centre stage at Bauma Africa this September, as Brigade Electronics showcases a diverse range of its most durable radar and camera systems, as well as its signature broadband sound alarm, to the African mining, construction and haulage markets – while launching its Smarteye™ 360° camera system to an international audience.
Making its debut in the inaugural show’s ‘UK Pavilion’, Smarteye™ is the first in a new generation of intelligent vehicle safety solutions: a camera system that eradicates blind spots and dramatically reduces collisions and driver information overload thanks to a single bird’s-eye view of the entire vehicle and its immediate surroundings.
Comprising four cameras placed around the vehicle, Smarteye™ technology works by ‘stitching’ each image together to provide a complete and accurate all-round view, as if from above. Powered by software from ASL Technology, a specialist software developer of video image processing and other products, each camera’s ultra-wide angle lens renders a realistic, light-balanced video image displayed in real time on a high-definition cab monitor– with programmable options to highlight areas of greatest risk.
Visitors to the Brigade stand can see the Smarteye™ system in action as part of a broader product showcase, which comprises its Backeye® range of heavy duty cameras and monitors, its new-to-market digital wireless system, and a selection of its popular Backsense® radar products: Xtreme, WorkZone, and WorkSight. Brigade’s bbs-tek® white sound® reversing alarm will also be on display – which continues to earn international industry plaudits for its patented directional sound that only grabs attention in the immediate vicinity of danger.
Karel De Bont, Brigade Electronics’ South African director, said: “Equipment owners and operators across Africa see safety as an absolute necessity, in all industries. That’s why Brigade continues to focus on providing solutions that surpass industry standards and deliver in even the most challenging natural environments.”
Representatives from Brigade’s UK team and the company’s network of South African dealers – including Dynalift, John Radcliffe, and Le Bros – will be on stand for the show’s duration (18-21 September) to meet with attendees, and to demonstrate just how hard-wearing some of these products truly are.