Archive for October, 2015

It has been said that the best business plans focus totally on quality. At INTEC Video Systems, our quality is based on extensive experience in the application of video safety systems for commercial vehicles. For nearly 40 years, we have worked closely with companies to help make their operations involving large trucks safe and efficient. We know what works and what doesn’t work. In these industries, there is no room for gimmicks or short-cuts.

INTEC Car Vision® Mobile Video Safety Products are designed specifically to aid drivers operating mining, construction, refuse collection, EMS and public transportation vehicles. Since day one, we understand that helping drivers conveniently view blind spots is a necessity. In a working environment where harsh conditions and distractions in the cab (laptop and sensors) are part of a normal working day, drivers appreciate how our design features, top quality components and overall technology enhance visibility and make their jobs safer and easier.

Besides delivering a video safety system that drivers can depend on each day, INTEC sees its products as assets for driving a company’s revenue stream. Providing a high-quality system translates to minimal costs related to repairs and replacement parts.

The INTEC team backs up its systems with all the necessary support to keep trucks in operation. It’s this high level of commitment that demonstrates that we do more than sell products; we establish relationships to ensure quality performance.

As a result, INTEC fosters strong relationships with companies that have been using multiple generations of our product line in their fleets. These systems have been in operation 10 to 15 years or even longer depending on the vocational application. Again, it’s common for an INTEC system to operate efficiently for the entire service life of the truck.

Our experience, commitment to quality and lasting relationships with customers sustain our reputation and define the meaning behind “Quality First For Performance That Lasts.”

To learn more about INTEC Video Safety Systems and how it can make a difference in your company’s fleet operations, please visit www.intecvideo.com.

Contributed by Dino Nama, Vice President at INTEC Video Systems, Inc.

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Recently, one of our competitors announced the unveiling of its new backup camera that features a heater to enable it to function in the snow and rain. At INTEC Video Systems, Inc., we have been using heaters in our line of mobile video safety products for almost 40 years. Our extensive experience in rear view camera systems helps drivers operate commercial vehicles with peace-of-mind throughout the year.

We learned a long time ago that condensation of moisture is possible in hot, cold or even mild weather conditions. With moisture being a major culprit of camera failure, we installed a heater inside the camera housing to keep it dry and prevent the glass window from fogging up. In winter climates, the heater is essential to keep the system operational.

To further prevent moisture from damaging the system’s components, a proprietary material is used to seal the entire casing of the mobile video safety system. This industrial strength sealing even meets military specifications. This is an important layer of protection especially for the system’s camera windows and connectors. Even monitors are sealed because vehicle cabs have a tendency to get wet especially when drivers are frequently stepping in and out of their vehicles in the rain or snow.

INTEC mobile video safety systems are IP68 certified to ensure protection from water intrusion. This third-party certification confirms that our systems can operate under a full meter of water for extended periods of time, and every component is fully water tank tested. These protective measures incorporated in INTEC systems are a cut above other camera and monitor systems on the market that are not designed specifically for industrial applications. Those systems, often based on consumer designs, consist of substandard materials, which become brittle over time and require frequent replacement. This is a significant financial issue when compared with the long-lasting durability of INTEC systems.

In terms of reliability, these protective features incorporated into INTEC mobile video safety systems significantly enhance the commercial vehicle’s overall performance. The system helps drive revenue and efficiency for mining, construction, refuse collection, EMS and public transportation companies. A system designed to withstand demanding work environments makes a difference in safety and dependability that will support a vehicle throughout its operational life.

To learn more about the reliability of the INTEC Car Vision® mobile safety systems, please visit www.intecvideo.com.

Contributed by Dino Nama, Vice President at INTEC Video Systems, Inc.

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Real Value of INTEC Car Vision® is in the Life Cycle Cost

How much does a mobile video safety system failure cost a company?

The breakdown of a backup camera or display monitor on a large commercial vehicle is not just a problem for the driver. A broken system can send shockwaves of grief from the truck yard all the way up to the executive suite.  The causes of the breakdown are often linked to the system’s substandard components and poor design.

For example, refuse collection companies in California face significant revenue loss and hardships when one of their garbage trucks has to stop in the middle of its route because of a broken or faulty display monitor or camera. Many refuse collection companies have a policy that when a camera system is down, the truck is red-tagged and cannot work its route. If the camera stops working while on the route, the driver must discontinue operations. During these situations, the costs to repair the system and resolve the disrupted trash pickup schedules are substantial. These expenditures primarily involve sending mechanics out to do the repair work, as well as other costs related to replacement parts, new system purchases and labor overtime.

These expensive incidents quickly gain the attention of a company’s upper management. As a proactive measure to guard against these unfortunate occurrences, it’s important for these key decision-makers to be in the loop when purchasing a mobile video safety system for their trucks. They need to carefully examine the system’s “life cycle cost,” which involves additional costs and revenue loss resulting from systems breaking down. What appears to be saving money in the short-term by purchasing the cheapest system ends up creating unexpected financial headaches in the long-term.

INTEC Car Vision® systems are designed and built for the rigors that refuse collection vehicles face each day and have a proven average lifespan of eight and a half years. Compared with lower quality systems from other manufacturers that last approximately three years under ideal conditions, this is an important performance point for upper management to note. Superior optics and sensors, heavy-duty polyurethane cabling, as well as certified IP68 cameras, controllers, and displays ensure the reliability and performance of the INTEC Car Vision® line of mobile video safety systems.

When purchasing INTEC systems, companies will pay a little more upfront, but over the life of the vehicle, they will spend significantly less.  To learn more about the value of the INTEC Car Vision® mobile safety system, please visit www.intecvideo.com.  Representatives will be pleased to assess the
life cycle cost of the mobile video safety system currently being used in your company’s commercial vehicle fleet.

Contributed by Dino Nama, Vice President at INTEC Video Systems, Inc.

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Before purchasing a mobile video safety system for your company’s commercial vehicles, carefully think about safety, design, reliability and performance. At INTEC Video Systems, Inc., these important features are incorporated into our systems for every type of vocational application – from fire and rescue to heavy construction, refuse collecting, transit and mining. With over 35 years of experience, INTEC has earned the reputation for building a quality product offering reliable performance that lasts. Read the rest of this entry »

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