Lytx has introduced Lytx Video Services, a cloud-based combination of an event recorder, video cameras and software that the company says can help eliminate fleet and operations blind spots. It is available as an integrated service enhancement to the company’s DriveCam safety program, which helps organizations pinpoint and extract risk from their fleet. The company says this service can “make it possible for fleet and operations managers to virtually be in a vehicle or in the field when it matters most.”
The company highlights the following benefits of Lytx Video Services:
- Evaluation: Video evidence can help companies evaluate both driving and non-driving processes and procedures to improve the effectiveness of their operations.
- Verification: Video evidence can provide proof or confirmation of the true story, such as load delivery.
- Discovery: Video evidence can help reveal new revenue-generating opportunities or opportunities to improve customer service.
“Late in 2016, we introduced the Unisyn ‘video without limits’ platform and immediately went into beta testing where we discovered that, with some key enhancements, the Unisyn platform could broaden into a host of services offering many more benefits than the original concept,” said Lytx Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brandon Nixon. “The key, we discovered, was giving our clients the ability to easily—and quickly—go back to a specific point in time to see exactly what happened, from any view they desired. This ability to see more—and therefore know and do more—about what’s happening in the vehicle and in the field could completely transform how a fleet operates.”
The DriveCam program with Lytx Video Services uses the new Lytx ER-SF64 event recorder equipped with features to give the user an abundance of video and data, the company shared, including:
- A driver-facing lens that captures only 12- or 20-second exception-based video clips, triggered when a driving event occurs, such as a hard brake or a sudden swerve.
- An outside lens that has continually recording video plus the option to livestream video to your location when you need to see what’s happening in real time.
- An onboard, cloud-connected digital video recorder (DVR) with a 64-gigabyte memory – enough to store video for about a week’s worth of vehicle operations.
- The advanced sensors used by other Lytx event recorders to capture critical data about driving events, including accelerometers to detect speed, gyroscopes to detect motion, and GPS to detect location.
- Easy connections to third-party cameras, including those already installed on vehicles, enabling 360-degree views in and around the vehicle. With the addition of a small piece of hardware called the Lytx Hub, Lytx Video Services can accommodate up to 12 additional camera views—four cameras per hub, and 3 hubs per vehicle—as well as the ER-SF64.