Raytec Vario IP Illuminators

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jan 27, 2013

Raytec may have the first ever networked surveillance illuminator. The big question is what this means. What are the practical benefits of an IP based illuminator and is it worth switching from traditional ones? In this note, we look at this new line, how it compares to existing options, and best potential applications.

Overview

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Network *********

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Vario IP Web Interface

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Competitive **********

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Practical ************

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Comments (9)

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