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Phillips reveals universal backup camera

May 20, 2024
Rear-Vu system compatibility ensures any driver can connect to any trailer equipped with the new WiFi device

Phillips Industries recently launched the Rear-Vu Backup Camera for commercial vehicles.

The easily accessible technology promises to “transform trailer maneuverability and safety” be ensuring any driver can connect to any trailer equipped with the device, Phillips said. The camera’s universal compatibility is complemented by a proprietary WiFi connection that extends over 70 ft. for reliable service.

“Phillips Industries has always been committed to keeping our roads safe," Phillips Industries CEO Rob Phillips said in a news release. “With the introduction of the Rear-Vu Backup Camera, we are not just offering a product but a new vision for industry safety and efficiency. The positive response that we have received so far confirms that we are meeting a critical need, which we are very proud of.”

Rear-Vu integrates with any ELD navigation system, and updates to the system are streamlined through over-the-air firmware updates, ensuring the system updates automatically, the company added.

The camera has a 170-degree viewing angle, clear visibility of the bumpers and doors, over 50 ft. of visibility behind the trailer, and ultra-low latency of less than 0.25 seconds for real-time viewing. And in addition to its function as a backup camera, Rear-Vu also can be used continuously while driving like a rearview mirror, allowing drivers to monitor traffic behind them and make safer lane changes.

Rear-Vu includes a free, dedicated mobile application available for both iOS and Android devices that enhances user experience by simplifying the setup process—drivers simply download the app, select the trailer they’re pulling, and start viewing.

The device doubles as a dual-function marker light and is designed for easy installation and maximum durability. The camera mounts with two bolts or rivets over the rear center marker light and connects directly into the existing trailer harness using .180 bullets, ensuring it’s easily adopted across various trailer types. The camera can be configured to work with standard or offset swing and roll-door configurations, and is fully compatible with dual-mode center clearance brake lights as required in the Canadian market.

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