MALVERN, Pa. - Feb. 21, 2013 - Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced that its VPG On-Board Weighing product group has partnered with VUE, a UK leading supplier of vehicle CCTV, tracking, and telematics solutions, to enhance its 1300 BulkWeigh and 1300 WasteWeigh systems.
The new PM 1300 360-VUE systems offer enhanced health and safety and security features through new video data recording capabilities and support for up to eight cameras, including near side, far side, front, rear, and load.
The BulkWeigh and WasteWeigh on-board weighing systems that use the new PM 1300 360-VUE indicator can come equipped with three cameras and provide support for an additional five cameras to provide drivers with a 360º view.
For increased safety, when the vehicle slows below 15 mph and the left turn indicator is on, the systems will automatically default to the near-side camera. This gives the driver a clear view of the blind spot, helping to avoid accidents with pedestrians and cyclists when turning left.
The reverse camera also features new technology which corrects the "fish eye" effect, providing drivers with a clear, undistorted rear view.
Offering a 500 GB hard drive and recorder, the new PM 1300 360-VUE systems record vehicle speeds, G forces, and the use of brakes and indicators for insurance purposes. Providing fully controlled loading and unloading recording, the systems record GPS position, date/time, vehicle load weight, and video of the load platform for any planned load or unload, which can be included on digital photographs and stills. This same information is also recorded any time the vehicle load changes by half a ton, ensuring that no unauthorized unloading of goods occurs. The systems record load weights as text over video, and can store 30 days of data.
The new PM 1300 360-VUE BulkWeigh and WasteWeigh systems are available now. The enhanced features are also available as an upgrade to PM's existing 1300 systems.
Further information about VPG On-Board Weighing products is available at www.obwvpg.com.
About Vishay Precision Group
Vishay Precision Group (VPG) is an internationally recognized designer, manufacturer and marketer of: components based on its resistive foil technology; sensors; and sensor-based systems specializing in the growing markets of stress, force, weight, pressure, and current measurements. VPG is a market leader of Foil Technology Products, providing ongoing technology innovations in precision foil resistors and foil strain gages, which are the foundation of the Company's Force Sensors Products and its Weighing and Control Systems. The product portfolio consists of a variety of well-established brand names recognized for precision and quality in the marketplace. To learn more, visit VPG at www.vishaypg.com.
About VPG On-Board Weighing
VPG On-Board Weighing is the product group of Vishay Precision Group that includes the PM Onboard and SI Onboard brands, which have been providing on-board weighing and overload monitoring systems for decades. VPG On-Board Weighing systems integrate strain gages and load cell technology, advanced electronics hardware and software, back-office software, and wireless capabilities into standard and custom-made weighing solutions for fleet operators worldwide.