ELGIN SWEEPER INTRODUCES MOBILE CAMERA SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED OPERATION OF ELGIN STREET SWEEPERS
Better Roads Staff | December 14, 2009
ELGIN, Ill. (Dec. 11, 2009) – Elgin Sweeper has introduced the Elgin Mobile Camera system as an option for its line of environmentally efficient street sweepers. The multi-camera system, which includes both mirror and rear-view camera kits, provides sweeper operators with expanded visibility to the main and side brooms – as well as to the rear of the sweeper – for improved performance.
“Street sweepers often need to negotiate tight spots, take difficult corners and make critical maneuvers in reverse, which requires good visibility to the front, sides and rear of the machine, as well as to the traffic and work areas,” said Frank Ligori, national parts marketing manager at Elgin Sweeper. “With the Elgin Mobile Camera system, the monitor in the cab provides the operator with a detailed view of the main and side brooms to check the collection of debris. The operator can also switch to a rear view of the sweeper when backing up, turning or changing lanes.”
In 2008, Elgin Sweeper began installing rear-view cameras on new street sweepers as standard equipment, with the side mirror camera kit available as an option. Available for Elgin Sweeper’s Broom Bear®, Crosswind®, Eagle®, Pelican® and Whirlwind® models, the cameras and monitor are designed for durability and can withstand the knocks, bumps and vibrations sweepers encounter on a daily basis.
The Elgin Mobile Camera system includes such features as high-resolution Sony CCD cameras for outstanding image quality; 5.6-inch color TFT-LCD monitors; automatic reverse or turn signal camera activation; infrared LEDs for night vision and multi-voltage capability (12/24 VDC). The system also includes a two-year warranty.
“For sweepers already in service, the complete Elgin Mobile Camera system is available as a retrofit package which combines the rear-view and side mirror camera kits,” Ligori said. “These fit on Elgin sweepers and can also be installed by your local Elgin dealer on other brands of sweepers.”
“The mobile camera system is yet another example of Elgin Sweeper’s commitment to our municipal and contractor customers to improve operator performance and comfort,” Ligori said.
For additional information or detailed specifications on the Elgin Mobile Camera system, please see your local Elgin Sweeper dealer, call 1-847/741-5370, or visit www.elginsweeper.com.
Sold and serviced through a network of more than 100 dealer locations worldwide, Elgin products are the sweepers of choice for a variety of general street maintenance, special industrial and airport applications. With more than 90 years of experience, Elgin Sweeper offers municipalities, contractors and industries the most sweeper options in the country, using the latest sweeping technologies—mechanical, pure vacuum, regenerative air, alternative fuel and waterless dust control. Elgin Sweeper is a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation’s Environmental Solutions Group. For more information, visit www.elginsweeper.com.
Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) is a leader in advancing security and well-being for communities and workplaces around the world. The company designs and manufactures a suite of products and integrated solutions for municipal, governmental, industrial and airport customers. Federal Signal’s portfolio of trusted, high-priority products include Bronto aerial devices, Elgin street sweepers, Federal Signal safety and security systems, Guzzler industrial vacuums, Jetstream waterblasters and Vactor sewer cleaners and vacuum excavators. Federal Signal was founded in 1901 and is based in Oak Brook, Ill. For more information, visit www.federalsignal.com.
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