Old system setup video shown here. New pole systems (in
development) still use side strut and vehicle dead weight,
stakes, or gabbons as stabilizers. 15m steel telescoping
pole weighs 100 Kilos and requires a SUV for transport. 10m
fiberglass/composite pole system will weight 10 Kilos and
fit in a duffle bag.
for the Early Mounting Pole Setup video.
Sidefire radar is mounted to the camera pole to reduce the effort of
manually verifying all loop data
Radar effectiveness is a function of height, angle, and offset, so
the mounting system provides for these to be quickly changed and
There are only a few electronic settings, but they can be confusing,
so we developed our own GUI and driver that outputs Log170 event data
compatible with VideoSync.
The following are amongst the videos developed to help explain some
of unique charteristics of sidefire Radar to new users.
Sidefire Radar works off the reflection of pulses of constant
radius arcs, which can make consistent mapping to lanes problematic.
Radar “arcs” reflect back at different times contingent on
the lateral and vertical position of the vehicle’s reflective
The long wavelength of radar makes it the best sidefire
mount detector to “look over” the occluding influence of
Physical placement of Radar is critical.
“Sensitivity” is one of the few electronic parameters
that can be set.
Please click the image above for the corresponding video.