Phillips introduces Rear-Vu universal backup camera for commercial trucks

Phillips introduces Rear-Vu universal backup camera for commercial trucks

Phillips says the Rear-Vu Backup Camera offers low latency, a 170-degree wide angle and over 50 feet visibility.

Phillips Industries launched its Rear-Vu Backup Camera for the commercial trucking industry. Phillips says Rear-Vu is designed to be equipped to any trailer, and features a proprietary WiFi connection that extends more than 70 ft.

Phillips tells us Rear-Vu integrates with any ELD navigation system, with automatic over-the-air firmware updates. Additionally, the company says the camera has a 170-degree wide viewing angle, more than 50 ft. of visibility behind the trailer and ultra-low latency of less than 0.25 seconds for real-time viewing. It can also be used continuously while driving, allowing drivers to monitor traffic behind them.

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A Phillips REAR-VU Backup Camera unit installed on a trailer.

The camera mounts with two bolts or rivets over the rear center marker light and connects directly into the existing trailer harness. Phillips says it works with both standard and offset swing and roll door configurations and is compatible with dual-mode center clearance brake lights required in Canada. Rear-Vu includes a dedicated mobile application for iOS and Android devices. Once downloaded, drivers can select the trailer, and start viewing.

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