Lytx has announced a new tool, Lytx Video Services, a combination of cloud-connected event recorders and video cameras and software that aim to help eliminate fleet and operations blindspots.
The benefits of Lytx Video Services include:
- 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.
Available as an integrated service enhancement to the DriveCam safety program, Lytx Video Services offers a host of video functionality.
“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,” Lytx Chairman and CEO Brandon Nixon said in a statement. “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 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 PAL- or NTSC-based cameras, including those already installed on client 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.
Data and video from the DriveCam program and Lytx Video Services are accessed via the new Lytx Workspace, a web-based command center. The workspace has an enhanced DriveCam program dashboard with prioritized coaching events, at-a-glance driver ranking, and more, to help fleet managers and coaches.
For Lytx Video Services, users can live-stream video in the workspace, as well as customize and manage their program settings to streamline what recorded video they choose to watch and/or download.
Lytx Video Services uses a configurable system of tagging—including cloud-based triggers from third-party systems for fleet tracking, critical events and limitless custom configurations—to organize video, allowing the user to simply search and find video clips related to specific tags.
From there, users can choose the length of the video clip they desire, and download it.
Clips from all continually recording camera views, including third-party cameras, are gathered, synchronized and delivered to the user’s Workspace dashboard for review.
Lytx Video Services will be available in the first quarter of 2018.