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Today’s EIO post is on car electronics and the different products related to rear view cameras for automobiles.

What are Backup Cameras:

A backup camera is a special type of video camera that is produced specifically for the purpose of being attached to the rear of a vehicle to aid in backing up. Backup cameras are alternatively known as ‘reversing cameras’ or ‘rear view cameras’.

The design of a backup camera is distinct from other cameras in that the image is horizontally flipped so that the output is a mirror image. This is necessary because the camera and the driver face opposite directions, and without it, the camera’s right would be on the driver’s left and vice versa. A mirrored image makes the orientation of the display consistent with the physical mirrors installed on the vehicle. A backup camera typically sports a wide-angle or fisheye lens. While such a lens spoils the camera’s ability to see faraway objects, it allows the camera to see an uninterrupted horizontal path from one rear corner to the other. The camera is typically pointed on a downward angle, to view potential obstacles on the ground as well as the position of approaching walls and docks, rather than straight back.

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Pyle PLCM19 Low Lux Rear Camera Black Chrome Metal Lisence Plate Frame

 

Low Lux Rear Camera
Black Chrome Metal
License Plate Frame

 

Model
Brand Pyle
Model PLCM19
Specification
Type Back up Camera & Rear View Mirrors w/ Monitors
Features
Features
  • 420 TVL Horizontal Resolution
  • Waterproof Rating : IP67
  • Sensor Image: Color CMD Sensor
  • Low Light Capable
  • 17 Foot Male to Male RCA Video Cable
  • TV System: PAL/NTSC
  • Effective Pixels: 512 x 492
  • Resolution (TV Lines) : 420
  • Resolution (TV Lines) : 420
  • Video Output: 1.0V pp-77Ohm
  • Lens Angle: MAX 170°
  • Power Supply: DC 12V
  • Current Consuption (mA): 200mA
  • Dimension: 312 x 162 mm
  • Operating Temperature (Deg
  • C): -20 – +75 (RH95%MAX.)
  • Storage Temperature (Deg
  • C): -40 – +85 (RH95%MAX)
  • Sold as : Unit

 

PYLE PLCM7300BT 7″ Mirror Monitor W/ Rearview Night Vision Camera Built-In Bluetooth

 

7”TFT Mirror Monitor
Rear-View Night Vision Camera
Built-In Bluetooth

 

Model
Brand PYLE
Model PLCM7300BT
Type Rear View System
Specification
Dimensions Screen Dimensions: 10.19″ x 4.25″ x 1.81″

Camera Dimensions: 8.46″ x 1.29″ x 1.37″

Features
Features 7″ TFT (16:9) Wide Screen

Universal Clip On Existing Mirrors

Wireless Remote Control

Resolution: 480 x RGB x 234

Contrast Ratio: 400 CD/M2

Viewing Angle: U/D90° L/R120°

Power Consumption: 6W

Auto Switch PAL/NTSC

Dual Video Input(DVD/CAMERA/GAME)

Rearview Night Vision Camera

Built-In Bluetooth System

Display In-coming Calls

License Plate Mount

Anti Glare Mirror

 

PYLE PLCM24IR Universal Mount Rear View Backup Camera

 

Universal Mount Rear View Backup Camera
Model
Brand Pyle
Model PLCM24IR
Spec
Type Rear View Camera
Image Sensor 1/3″ Color CMD
Pixels 580 x 540
Resolution 420 TV Lines
Illumination 1.0 LUX (Min.)
View Angle 170°
Output Level 1.0 Vpp-75 Ohm
Power Requirement DC 12V
Dimensions 0.67″ x 0.67″ x 0.9″
Features
Features Water Proof 1/3″ Color CMD

17 Foot Male to Male RCA Video Cable

IP Rating: 68

Auto Image Adjustment

PYLE PLCM38FRV Universal Rear View Backup Color Camera

 

Universal Mount Optional Front View & Rear View Backup
Color CMD
Distance Scale Line Camera

 

Model
Brand Pyle
Model PLCM38FRV
Specification
Image Sensor 1.3″ Color DVD
Pixels 580 x 540
Resolution 8 420 TV Lines
Illumination 0.5 LUX (Min.)
View Angle 170°
Color System PAL / NTSC
Output Level 1.0 Vpp-75 Ohm
Power Requirement DC 12V
Dimensions 3.18″ x 2.95″ x 2.17″
Features
Features Water Proof Front & Rear View Camera

17 Foot Male To Male RCA Video Cable

Ip rating: 68

Auto Image Adjustment

LED Light For Night vision

Distance Scale Line

 

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Car Accessories, part 2

eiodotcom —  July 17, 2012 — 2 Comments

Today’s Eio post is on car accessories, part two.

Avoid this with a rear-view camera system!

As mentioned in the first post on car accessories (part one), car accessories are handy, practical, and can greatly enhance your driving experience. Part one’s post focused on car stereos, head units, and power inverters. Power inverters allow one to charge or use various electronic devices within a car, by way of electrical outlet converters. Stereos give music and other audio listening while driving.

Today’s post follows a similar vein by focusing on the car accessories that are both deeply practical and enhance the driving experience. The practical focuses on rearview camera systems, while the enhancement focuses on car videos.

Car Accessories

Rear-view Camera Systems

Similar to rear-view mirrors, rear-view cameras are designed to help the driver see objects behind the car, especially when the driver is backing up in reverse. The camera is often mounted on the rear of the car, on the trunk or near the license plate to maximize visibility and thus protection to the car and surrounding objects. The camera video in the car is often connected to a miniature LCD screen mounted on the dashboard of the car, so the driver can see the video feed of the rear-view camera.

PYLE PLCM7300BT 7″ Mirror Monitor W/ Rearview Night Vision Camera Built-In Bluetooth

Features:

  • 7″ TFT (16:9) Wide Screen
  • Universal Clip On Existing Mirrors
  • Wireless Remote Control
  • Resolution: 480 x RGB x 234
  • Contrast Ratio: 400 CD/M2
  • Viewing Angle: U/D90° L/R120°
  • Power Consumption: 6W
  • Auto Switch PAL/NTSC
  • Dual Video Input(DVD/CAMERA/GAME)
  • Rearview Night Vision Camera
  • Built-In Bluetooth System
  • Display In-coming Calls
  • License Plate Mount
  • Anti Glare Mirror

PYLE PLCM24IR Universal Mount Rear View Backup Camera

This Pyle camera is mounted on the bumper of your car. It connects to the LCD screen (not included) with a 17 foot male to male RCA video cable. It has IP rating of 68, comes fully water proof, has pixels of 580 x 540, and comes in full color. LCD screen not included.

Pyle PLCM19 Low Lux Rear Camera Black Chrome Metal Lisence Plate Frame

Features:

  • 420 TVL Horizontal Resolution
  • Waterproof Rating : IP67
  • Sensor Image: Color CMD Sensor
  • Low Light Capable
  • 17 Foot Male to Male RCA Video Cable
  • TV System: PAL/NTSC
  • Effective Pixels: 512 x 492
  • Resolution (TV Lines) : 420
  • Resolution (TV Lines) : 420
  • Video Output: 1.0V pp-77Ohm
  • Lens Angle: MAX 170°
  • Power Supply: DC 12V
  • Current Consuption (mA): 200mA
  • Dimension: 312 x 162 mm
  • Operating Temperature (Deg
  • C): -20 – +75 (RH95%MAX.)
  • Storage Temperature (Deg
  • C): -40 – +85 (RH95%MAX)
  • Sold as : Unit

Car Videos

Car videos are similar concepts of car audio: it is simply the ability to play video (movies, TV, or DVDs) in the car. Video screens are often mounted on the dashboard, ceiling, or into the driver’s or passenger’s chairs. Oftentimes, viewing the video on the dashboard screen is illegal because it distracts the driver from watching the road. Most times, video screens are installed in the latter half of the car so the passengers can watch movies or videos while on road trips.

PYLE PLTS77DU In-Dash DVD Receiver w/ 7″ Motorized Touch Screen Model

This Pyle car video system comes with head unit to install in the dashboard, video screen, and remote control. Tthe head unit is fully detachable, comes with a touch screen (Graphic Screen Allows Easy Control of Operations By Touch), with Treble / Bass / Balance / Fader / Encoder / Volume Control. It also comes with an electronic clock, and full FM/AM radio. The video screen is a 7″ wide screen LCD display with 1440×234 video resolution (pixels), and has 400nits brightness. It plays DVD, VCD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, MP4, JPEG, and WMA formats.

Pyle PLRD133F Car Video Player

This car video set comes with an overhead console with twin dome lights with LED. It has a slot-loading DVD player with built in speakers, and a fully functional remote control. The screen is a 12.1″ wide screen hi resolution LCD monitor with 1280×800 resolution.

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Car Accessories, part 1

eiodotcom —  July 13, 2012 — 1 Comment

Today’s Eio post is on car accessories.

We all know what a car or automobile is. Wikipedia defines a car as a “wheeled motor vehicle used for transporting passengers, which also carries its own engine or motor.” Cars are typically designed to run on roads, and to transport people rather than goods.

Cars are a primary mode of transportation, especially people in more developed nations. Since the average U.S. citizen spends many waking hours driving from point A to point B, car accessories can be very handy and practical.

Car Accessories

Stereos / Head Units

While most modern day premium cars come with built in stereos, some don’t. Others come with only the minimal stereo, such as CD player and radio. If you want to spruce up your music and listening ability within your automobile, a stereo or head unit may be the right choice.

Pyle PLR14MPF In-Dash AM/FM-MPX MP3 Shaft Style Dual Knob Radio w/USB/SD Card

This Pyle head unit comes as a detachable front panel, which is mounted where the stereo panel usually is. The neat thing about this stereo is that it comes with the ability to plug in a SD memory card or USB cable so you can play any type of music or audio file right into your car stereo. Here are some of its features:

  • AM/FM-MPX/USB/SD MP3 Stereo
  • Built-In USB/ SD/ MMC MP3 Player (2 Gig Max),
  • Classic Car Audio Replacement Allows For Zero Dash Board Modification using Shaft Style Openings
  • Built-In USB/ SD/ MMC MP3 Player (2 Gig Max)
  • Volume/ Balance/ Tone COntrol
  • 1.2 Volt RCA Line Out (Amplifier Line Output)
  • 2 Channel Output 80W x 2 (160W Max)
  • Adjustable Shaft Knobs from 4.65”-5.5”
  • Mounting Hardware Included
  • DC 12 Volt 3 Amp Power Consumption
  • Unit Dimensions: 7”W x 4.72”D x 1.96”H
  • Sold as : Unit

Pyle PLCD7MRKT Car Audio Player

This stereo comes with a complete set of detachable stereo head unit, remote control, case for the head unit, and speakers. Here are some of its features:

  • In-Dash Marine CD Player
  • Anti-Theft Detachable Face
  • Full Function Wireless Remote Control
  • 3 Beam Laser Tracking
  • 8 X Oversampling
  • Ant-Skip Mechanism
  • Auto Power Loading
  • Minute/ Second Track Display
  • Full Function LCD Display
  • Auto Best Station Memory
  • Full Illumination Carrying Case
  • 2 Pairs Of 5.25″ Waterproof Speakers
  • Transparent Smoke Tint Cover Face

Power Inverter

Have you ever found yourself needing to charge an electronic device while in your car? Or needing to plug some electronic device in to use while driving? Power inverters were created to meet just that purpose! They normally plug directly into the cigarette lighter in your car to adapt the electricity into a power strip or electrical outlet. Now you can plug in your phone charger, GPS device, or even turn on a blow dryer while driving (but that’s not recommended)!

Lenmar NVD175X 175W Auto Inverter with DC Socket

  • Maximum output power
  • 175W (15 min.)
  • Surge output power
  • 300W (5 sec.)
  • Continuous output power
  • 140W (4 hr.)
  • Output frequency
  • 60+/-2HZ
  • Output voltage range
  • 105V-125V AC , Modified Sine Wave
  • Input voltage range
  • 11.5V-15V DC
  • AC receptacle
  • 1x 3 PRONG SOCKET
  • Dimensions
  • 5 x 3.25 x 1.75 inches
  • Protection
  • 1. Low voltage cut out
  • 2. Over voltage shutdown
  • 3. Over heat protection
  • 4. Short circuit protection

Pyle PNVU200 80W DC-to-AC Power Inverter

  • Cigarette Lighter Powered With 1 Power Output
  • 80 Watts Maximum Continuous AC Output Power
  • 160 Watts Maximum AC Output Surge Power
  • General Dual 115 Volts 60 Cycles as Power From Any 12 Volt
  • USB Airplane Power Plug
  • Replaceable Spade Fuse
  • Use In Car. Truck, RV or Boat
  • 90% Optimum Efficiency
  • Use For Video Games
  • 12.8-20 Amp Input Current
  • Less Than 0.3A No Load Current Draw
  • Electronic Over Load Protection w/Automatic Shutdown
  • Low Battery Voltage Warning Followed By Automatic Shutdown
  • High Input Voltage Protection
  • Input Reverse Polarity Protection

Kensington K38022US Auto Power Inverter with USB Power Port

  • Power and charge your notebook, mobile or smartphone, MP3, PDA, or any mobile device from your car by turning your cigarette lighter into a powerful wall outlet.
  • Converts your vehicle power outlet (e.g. car cigarette lighter) into a powerful 90 Watt wall outlet
  • Power and charge most Mac or PC notebooks and USB mobile devices simultaneously in your car
  • Built-in USB power port lets you charge USB compatible device
  • Works with your own USB cable or purchase separately a Kensington USB Power Tip pack with retractable USB cable
  • Compact and portable and fits conveniently in your car
  • Safety features – over temperature, over current and short-circuit protection

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