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Raytec chosen to provide illuminators for Olympics

Following extensive testing of their latest generation RAYMAX Infra-Red illuminators, Raytec have been chosen to help protect the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Vancouver.


February 17, 2010
By Staff

According to the company, the Integrated Security Unit which is responsible for all security at the Olympics selected the Raytec IR units over competing products because they give the best possible night-time images around all the venues.
 
Among other applications, they will be used to provide high quality illumination at the site perimeters throughout the 17 day Olympic and 10 day Paralympic Games.
 
“Throughout the rigorous testing undertaken by the client, the RAYMAX illuminators were clear winners because of their even coverage and performance to the distances required,” says Paolo Polano of Raytec’s Canadian office.
The newly built Whistler Olympic Park includes four outdoor venues plus over 50km of trails and is playing host to many prestigious events including ski-jumping, cross country skiing and biathlon.
Among the priorities of the security planners, in addition to time and budgetary constraints, was the determination to have as small an environmental impact as possible.
In addition, the use of Infra-Red in the Whistler Olympic Park means that the highest quality CCTV monitoring is possible without any unnecessary light pollution. Because the Infra-Red light from the RAYMAX IR units is not visible to the human eye they have been deployed in environmentally sensitive locations worldwide.
They are also tough enough to function perfectly in challenging temperatures and weather conditions.
 
“Raytec illuminators operate efficiently and reliably in all environments,” adds Paolo Polano. “In short, these are proven, robust units that are ideal for the most demanding applications.