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Nightvision Systems for Large Vehicles

Learn About Night vision systems for Large Vehicles

Night vision camera systems are becoming more popular with each winter this is due to the benefits drivers are enjoying from the SATIR Nightvision systems. They are popular with individuals who drive often in rural areas in areas of poor lighting or in areas where there is wild animals roaming the roads freely such as safari in Africa or Kangaroos in the Australian outback. A new market is emerging that SATIR nightvision systems are being installed on larger vehicles such as jeeps, vans, tractors, buses and trucks. Let’s look at the basics of SATIR night vision systems.

Nightvision for Vehicles Explained

The technology behind SATIR nightvision systems is known as thermal imaging or infrared. This technology is based on temperature measurement. All people, animals, object emit a temperature or infrared energy that can be seen in the dark or wet weather when using infrared technology. 

Why Nightvision systems should be on Large Vehicles?

Drivers of large vehicles are up at a height and may not be able to see clearly all the time at ground-level what is on the road. This happens often in bad weather conditions in high winds, fog, mist and heavy rain. The reason why a nigtvision systems should be in large vehicles is to allow the driver to have a quicker reaction time in order to protect the lives of other road users such as cyclists and also to protect the driver and their load whether it is goods or passengers in a bus. 

Recommended Nightvision systems for Large Vehicles

The SATIR nightvision system we would recommend for large vehicles is the NV628. The NV628 can be easily installed in the grill of the truck, tractor or bus. It can be connected to existing LCD screens that may already be in the vehicle. It has a 384x288 IR detector which will deliver 110592 pixels to the display screen. The NV628 includes an optional PDS system which can highlight people or other obstacles on the road. The IP69K encapsulation means the housing of the nightvision system is protected from dust and water. For more details visit

SATIR Exhibiting at CIIE 2019

Live Demos of a range of thermal cameras

SATIR Europe are pleased to announce we will be exhibiting at the 2nd China International Import Expo. We attended the first edition of the show last year and found it very successful. We are pleased to announce we will be upgrading our stand this year to a standalone booth in order to facilitate more visitors to our stand. Check out a sneak peak of our stand below:

CIIE takes place in Shanghai National Exhibition and Convention Centre, from the 5th -10th November. SATIR will be displaying a range of thermal cameras including our thermography, automotive, Cores product ranges. To learn more about CIIE visit:

New Certification for the SATIR V90


The SATIR V90 was released over a year ago as part of our V-Series product range. The V-Series is a range of thermal imaging cameras that are suitable for gas detection applications, they are also known as optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras. In the V-series range there are two models which are almost identical but use different wavelength detectors to detect different gases. The V80 is targeted for SF6 Gas detection applications. The V90 is more of a general gas detection camera that can detect up to 20 gases. Recently the SATIR V90 has received a new certification from APEX Explosive standards.

APEX Standard

The APEX standards cover two European directives that cover the work environment and equipment in an explosive atmosphere. In 2003, companies in the European Union had to comply with the APEX Standards to make sure employees are safe in an explosive atmosphere area. The ATEX 95 equipment directive 2014/34/EU is the standard that applies to the SATIR V90. It is to ensure equipment are safe for intended us in explosive atmospheres environments.

What does the new Certification mean for the SATIR V90?

This new certification means the SATIR V90 OGI camera is explosion proof and is suitable to be used in explosive atmosphere environments. 


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