Vehicle safety technology experts, Innovative Safety Systems Ltd (ISS) promise to attract a lot of visitors to their stand at this year's Plant & Waste Recycling Show thanks to their new innovation - Cyclear™ - the Cyclist Warning Display System.
ISS will also be demonstrating the LANlink remote download facility, which saves vehicle operators time by downloading recorded camera footage from vehicles by wifi as soon as they return to the depot. The system also sends an automatic daily health report for each camera and recording device alerting the operator of any faults immediately.
Cyclear has been in development for the past two years and after successful tests of the prototype it is now in operation in a number of authority areas including Guildford Borough Council and London Borough of Sutton. The technology has also been adopted by private operators such as Serco.
The system comprises an illuminated sign and speaker to alert cyclists and vulnerable road users when a vehicle is turning left. The latest version also has an optional sequencing sensor that alerts the driver when a cyclist or pedestrian is approaching. Vehicle operators can use one or both elements of Cyclear installed on their fleet depending on specific requirements and budget.
Gavin Thoday said: "It is the only system of its kind to be developed for this purpose. Cyclear sensors filter out objects that aren't moving from the rear to the front end of the vehicle. The result is that we have practically eliminated the false alarming that made other systems unreliable." Paul Wells, Fleet & Waste Operations Manager, Guildford Borough Council said: "We take health and safety very seriously, which is why all our refuse and recycling vehicles are fitted with the latest digital CCTV recording technology, radars and 'Caution Workers' light-boards. When ISS approached us with Cyclear we had already recognised the need to take steps to keep cyclists safe. We were waiting for the right technology and we are confident that Cyclear is a great solution. Our drivers are reassured knowing they have something in place to help prevent accidents."
Cyclear has also been given the thumbs up by Chair of RoadPeace and cyclist safety campaigner, Cynthia Barlow, who said: "ISS has put a great deal of effort and engineering expertise into creating a safety system that is effective for both cyclists and vehicle operators. If used more widely, this system could really help to reduce the number of cyclist and pedestrian fatalities in our towns and cities."
Continued Gavin: "We are really excited about bringing Cyclear and LANlink to the show. Interest in both technologies is flooding in so we expect to be busy."
ISS supplies, installs and maintains the full range of safety and lighting products including reversing radars, CCTV camera systems, Hard Disk Recording, warning beacons and LED lighting packages.
The company has seen impressive growth over the past 12 months and has recently relocated to larger, fit for purpose premises, featuring a state of the art showroom to demonstrate its market leading technology, and providing excellent meeting facilities for its customers.
For further information about Cyclear, LANlink, vehicle CCTV, DVR or LED lighting contact ISS on tel:02476 442699