Brigade Electronics discusses high definition versus standard definition CCTV cameras for vehicle safety

PORTLAND, Ind., Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Vehicle CCTV has grown in popularity over the last few years with many fleet operators choosing to equip their vehicles with the technology to improve safety, support driver training, and prevent fraudulent claims. Vehicle CCTV has even helped to reduce insurance premiums for companies, with the recorded footage proving invaluable when it comes to settling conflicting reports, providing invaluable evidence, and deterring perpetrators from targeting vehicles.

For fleet operators considering investing in commercial vehicle CCTV, understanding the benefits of each system and what is most appropriate could save money in the long term. Here, Corey Heniser, from Brigade Electronics INC, explains the differences between high definition and standard cameras.

High Definition v Standard Definition Vehicle CCTV

The main difference between high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) is the number of pixels contained in the displayed image. HD images have more

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Saudi Arabia Homeland Security And Public Safety Market Booming By Size, Revenue And Trend In 2020 Scrutinized In New Research

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Nov 22, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
The turmoil in the Arab world, the ongoing conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Yemen, and the Iranian driven Sunni-Shi’ah divide in the Kingdom, are forcing the ruling royal family of Saudi Arabia to face critical junctures. Saudi Arabia government, which has at its disposal $610B of petrodollars reserves, spends “whatever it takes” to secure the country’s stability and defeat any internal or external regime change threats. This policy places Saudi Arabia as the global leader in Homeland Security & Public Safety market size per capital.

Saudi Arabia plans to procure during 2017-2020 as much as $90B of Homeland Security & Public Safety related products and services. This huge market will create a highly profitable business environment for state-of-the-art security products and service providers.

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Volvo is using gaming technology to work on safety of cars

Volvo has come up with a new way to test the safety of its car and it seems rather entertaining for the engineers working on the project. The company has built “the ultimate driving simulator” which it claims is a “ground-breaking mixed-reality simulator”. The company clams this setup is used to make new developments in safety and autonomous driving technology.

The setup includes a moving driving seat, a steering wheel with haptic feedback and a virtual reality headset. The driver also gets a full-body Teslasuit that provides haptic feedback from a virtual world, while also monitoring bodily reactions.

The software uses real-time 3D development platform Unity. It also employs the assistance of Finnish virtual and mixed reality experts Varjo. The simulator involves driving a real car on real roads. It combines life-like, high definition 3D graphics.

The combination of software and hardware allows Volvo Cars engineers to simulate traffic scenarios

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New 2021 minivans offer features like hybrid power, safety technology, family comfort

For 2021, Toyota has completely revamped its Sienna minivan. Generations of them have been sold, and this newest Sienna is a complete redesign, with a sleeker look, starting at $34,460 for the base LE model.

It’s still space efficient, and brimming with new safety technology. Want to pamper the kids? Check out the second row amenities in the Platinum model, which features reclining captain’s chairs with extendable footrests. They’re like the automotive equivalent of business class airline seats. And coming along later, an optional built-in mini fridge, and a built-in vacuum cleaner with a hose that extends from the center console. The kids might even have fun cleaning up their own messes, though a fully-loaded Sienna Platinum approaches the $50,000 mark on the window sticker.

The longtime rival Honda Odyssey gets more of a mild upgrade for the new model year, and is a perpetual sales leader at auto malls

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NSF plans to decommission Arecibo Observatory’s 305m telescope due to safety concerns

NSF plans to decommission Arecibo Observatory's 305m telescope due to safety concerns
Arecibo Observatory’s 305-meter telescope in November of 2020. Credit: University of Central Florida

Following a review of engineering assessments that found damage to the Arecibo Observatory cannot be stabilized without risk to construction workers and staff at the facility, the U.S. National Science Foundation will begin plans to decommission the 305-meter telescope, which for 57 years has served as a world-class resource for radio astronomy, planetary, solar system and geospace research.


The decision comes after NSF evaluated multiple assessments by independent engineering companies that found the telescope structure is in danger of a catastrophic failure and its cables may no longer be capable of carrying the loads they were designed to support. Furthermore, several assessments stated that any attempts at repairs could put workers in potentially life-threatening danger. Even in the event of repairs going forward, engineers found that the structure would likely present long-term stability issues.

“NSF prioritizes the

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Kodak Moments Enhances Consumer Safety With Touch-Free Technology

ROCHESTER, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kodak Moments, a leading global provider of photo products and services to retailers, consumers, and entertainment properties, has announced its new touch-free photo printing technology solution for retailer partners.

With the coronavirus pandemic still well underway, providing a safe shopping experience for consumers is critical as retailers continue to instill in-person shopping confidence. As part of its commitment to both its retail customers and their shoppers, Kodak Moments is hoping to alleviate anxieties and allow alternative in-person photo printing options. The new touch-free technology is already enabled on the company’s Kodak Moments To Go solutions and can be retrofitted into current Kodak Moments retail products, allowing consumers to simply scan a QR code on the kiosk screen and go through the ordering process on their mobile device. Payment and photo fulfillment are then handled by the retailer as normal.

According to a recent study by McKinsey,

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Kodak Moments Enhances Consumer Safety With Touch-Free Technology – Press Release

ROCHESTER, N.Y.–(Business Wire)–Kodak Moments, a leading global provider of photo products and services to retailers, consumers, and entertainment properties, has announced its new touch-free photo printing technology solution for retailer partners.

With the coronavirus pandemic still well underway, providing a safe shopping experience for consumers is critical as retailers continue to instill in-person shopping confidence. As part of its commitment to both its retail customers and their shoppers, Kodak Moments is hoping to alleviate anxieties and allow alternative in-person photo printing options. The new touch-free technology is already enabled on the company’s Kodak Moments To Go solutions and can be retrofitted into current Kodak Moments retail products, allowing consumers to simply scan a QR code on the kiosk screen and go through the ordering process on their mobile device. Payment and photo fulfillment are then handled by the retailer as normal.

According to a recent study by McKinsey, 74 percent

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China Automotive Cockpit SoC Technology and Application Market 2020: Cockpit SoC Supports More Displays, Beefs up AI, and Improves Functional Safety

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Cockpit SoC Supports More Displays, Beefs up AI, and Improves Functional Safety

Intelligent vehicle E/E architecture ushers in a period of intra-domain integration to trans-domain convergence and to central computer from the distributed one.

For cockpit domain, the intra-domain integration calls for powerful cockpit SoC which caters to the current cockpits’ needs to support more displays, enable more AI features and fuse with ADAS, have safer functionality, among others.

Support for More Displays

Against the trend of one core enabling multiple screens, it remains a decisive factor to being chosen by the user that how many displays a cockpit SoC can support. The third-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon cockpit SoC based on versatile CPU and GPU is an enabler for as many as six to eight displays.

Samsung Exynos Auto V9 processor is in favor of up to six

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Amazon worker who was fired after leading COVID-19 safety protest files lawsuit against tech giant

Amazon Walkout; Chris Smalls
Amazon Walkout; Chris Smalls

Chris Smalls, a former Amazon employee who was fired in March after staging a small walkout over conditions, speaks during a protest of working conditions outside of an Amazon warehouse fulfillment center on May 1, 2020 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. People attending the protest are concerned about Amazon’s handling of the coronavirus and are demanding more safety precautions during the pandemic. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

This article originally appeared here on Salon.com

Chris Smalls, a former Amazon worker who made headlines for organizing a walkout over working conditions at an Amazon fulfillment center in Queens, N.Y., is suing the tech giant that fired him, Smalls believes, for organizing workers. 

The class action suit filed in Brooklyn claims that Amazon violated federal and state laws due to the company’s failure to provide adequate COVID-19 protections, specifically to Black and other minority workers. Smalls,

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Blackline Safety Appoints Women in Technology Hall of Famer, Cheemin Bo-Linn, to its Board of Directors

Former IBM VP and CEO of international consulting firm brings award-winning experience and a proven track record of leadership and innovation to Blackline

Blackline Safety Corp. (TSX.V: BLN), a global leader of gas detection and connected safety solutions, announced the appointment of Cheemin Bo-Linn to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. With this appointment, Blackline Safety’s Board expands to six directors. Notably, Ms. Bo-Linn was recognized as one of the ‘Top 50 Directors’ in the United States in 2019 by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). This recognition highlights the most influential and high performing directors who serve on a public company board and as an independent committee chair.

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Cheemin Bo-Linn is appointed to the Blackline Safety Board of Directors (Photo: Business Wire)

Blackline is a global leader in cloud-connected safety that supports leading businesses around the

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