USA: Trimble has announced the debut of a two-channel digital video recorder (DVR) that records high-definition video from up to two cameras as part of its Video Intelligence solution. Designed specifically for smaller fleets and lighter duty vehicles, the two-channel DVR has a smaller footprint and a simplified installation process. With its reduced footprint and accessory power cables—including auxiliary outlet and OBDII connections—installs traditionally delegated to professionals can be completed by the end user.
Based on Trimble’s existing four-channel DVR and robust video technology, the two-channel DVR stores more than 72 hours of video and has two SD card slots for expandable storage.
Trimble also introduced a new video-on-demand plan that enables fleets to retrieve only the videos they want, which are sent in near real-time via 4G LTE networks for viewing in the Video Intelligence portal and on connected smart devices. While Video Intelligence includes video-on-demand along with event-triggered videos in its base plan, this new option gives fleets the ability to further customize their experience and just access the videos that they request.
“The DVR and camera only took about 10 to 15 minutes to install,” said James Van Eyll, fire chief of the Long Lake, Minnesota Fire Department and participant in the Video Intelligence two-channel DVR pilot program. “Being able to get video of what’s going on at the scene and particularly after an incident gives me insight I’ve never had. The ability to get these videos on-demand is an extremely valuable tool for training purposes.”
Trimble Video Intelligence provides fleets a neutral eyewitness perspective in and around their vehicles through a combination of forward, side and rear-facing cameras. Videos are triggered by company-controlled settings, including sudden acceleration or hard braking, to help fleets protect themselves in the event of an accident and increase safety across their driver base.
“While we launched Video Intelligence more than three years ago for over-the-road trucks, the potential for improved safety and liability protection is something fleets of all sizes and vehicle types can benefit from,” said Jim Angel, vice president of Trimble’s Video Intelligence Solutions. “Our two-channel DVR is built with these other fleets and vehicles in mind, providing them with a commercial-grade solution built to meet their specific safety and liability protection needs.”