VPG Introduces New PM Onboard 1300 BulkWeigh and 1300 WasteWeigh Systems
Offering Video Data Recording and Additional Camera Support in Partnership
MALVERN, Pa. -- February 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 360-degree
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 that 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
Further information about VPG On-Board Weighing products is available at
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
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.
VUE (Vision Unique Equipment) is a family owned business that designs and
manufactures CCTV and accident recording systems for vehicle fleets across the
UK and Europe. Established in 1997, the Manchester-headquartered business has
a turnover of £2 million and is recommended by many major insurance companies.
VUE works in collaboration with its clients to develop systems which will
reduce non-fault accident claims, reduce fleet risk, and assist with driver
behavior training. It has developed a range of products including, data
overlay, delay timers, digital switchboxes, TV tuners and in-vehicle monitors.
VUE works across three main sectors: Flashing light – emergency services
vehicles; Commercial – vans, company cars, HGVs and prison vans; and Passenger
transport – coaches, taxis and mini buses. Further information is available at
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Vishay Precision Group
Marti Spalding, +1 919-374-5515
Director, Global MarCom
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