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Clarion to release two new 2.4 GHz digital wireless camera systems for commercial vehicles in North America, Europe, Oceania, and Japan.

Jun 17, 2014

All new systems enhance safety and driver confidence for a wide range of commercial vehicles

SAITAMA , Japan, (June 17, 2014) - Clarion Co., Ltd. announced today the release of two 2.4 GHz digital wireless camera systems designed for a wide range of commercial vehicles. First among Japanese in-car information equipment manufacturers, Clarion’s wireless camera models are suitable for a variety of applications on oversized vehicles such as trucks, buses, delivery vehicles, and construction/agricultural machinery. The products will be released initially in North America and Europe, followed by Oceania and Japan.
Clarion’s new wireless vehicle camera systems are specifically engineered and designed to address the needs of the commercial vehicle operators for on-board camera systems with simplified wiring, reduced installation costs, and minimal requirements for maintenance and cleaning. Both Clarion models address the specifics with one of the 2.4 GHz camera systems featuring WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) technology and the other using FH (Frequency Hopping) technology. Both models minimize or completely eliminate the hassle for wiring, are dust-proof and water-proof, conforming to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard IP67, allowing the units to withstand immersion in water up to a depth of about 1 meter for 30 minutes.
WLAN System
Composed of a Clarion CC-3500 camera with built-in transmitter and the EE-2178 receiver, the WLAN system boasts the industry’s shortest delay time of 90 msec (best effort) for video signal transmission. Using a simple pairing function, the camera can be replaced easily allowing for quick and easy system switching as needed. The built-in transmitter has a transmission range of up to about 9 meters when on-board, which is long enough for small- and medium-sized trucks, forklifts, truck cranes, and agricultural machinery. Since the WLAN system benefits from the same communication standards as publically available WiFi networks, its functions can be further expanded and explored in the future, including connection with smartphones.
FH System
Composed of a camera with built-in transmitter and a monitor with built-in receiver, the EE2179 uses an FH modulation technique, utilizing the Bluetooth® protocol which provides extra security while being highly resistant to interference. Featuring a transmission range of up to 12 meters when mounted on a vehicle, the FH system is suitable for installation on large vehicles such as trailers and buses. Video signal delay is 180 msec. (best-effort) — the industry’s shortest among FH type systems. With communication modules integrated within the camera and monitor units, the EE-2179 allows users to set up their wireless vehicle camera system easily and quickly.
Clarion is committed to continue enhancing the capabilities and performance of wireless camera systems as an integral component of driving safely.

About Clarion

Clarion Co., Ltd. headquartered in Saitama, Japan, has been a consolidated subsidiary of Hitachi Group since 2006. An international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940, Clarion is involved in the research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of vehicle entertainment, navigation, communications, with expanding its business domain to security products and overall system provider of these for the automotive and recreational vehicle environments, with marketing and sales affiliates in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Clarion is located on the Web at
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