North Star Lighting’s Camera Lowering Systems rises to new camera trends

First published in Intertraffic Innovation News - June 5, 2020

NORTH STAR LIGHTING IMG_0479About 10 years ago, Camera Lowering Systems, part of North Star Lighting, which has been manufacturing camera lowering systems (CLS) for over 25 years, foresaw that eventually the transportation industry would be using IP cameras. Consequently, the company introduced the hybrid CLS with both an analogue cable and a CAT5e for IP cameras. Some transportation departments still using analogue cameras, chose to purchase these units because they also foresaw that they would eventually deploy IP cameras.

Camera Lowering Systems reports that more DOTs than ever before are now utilising its CLS products wiath CAT6 for IP communication as they have been removing the older devices with the analogue units and installing the new IP cameras.

Today, the company now offers camera lowering systems with CAT6 and CAT6a for greater potential bandwidth (10 Gig per second with CAT6a) and greater data transmission (10GBASE-T with CAT6a). Florida Department of Transportation, District 4, is just completing the installation of a design/build project, which involves taking down 111 units and installing CLS’s new system, in the counties of Broward, Palm Beach, and Indian River on I-95. New cameras are also being installed with new high-definition (HD) internet protocol (IP) CCTV cameras with pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) capabilities.

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