Kappa Optronics opts for THine’s V-by-One HS in Rearview OneBox for Auto Cameras

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THine Solutions announced that Kappa optronics GmbH (Kappa), a world market leader in highly integrated vision systems in safety-critical aviation and defense applications as well as mirror replacement systems for the automotive sector, has selected THine’s V-by-One HS Chipset for their digital mirror solution/system Rearview OneBox.

Kappa’s Rearview OneBox solves many critical problems of conventional side/interior mirrors such as unclear vision due to weather conditions (e.g., rain, snow, fog), blind spots, design constraints, and aerodynamical fuel and/or battery inefficiency.

Kappa’s products are already used in many high-performance exotic cars like the Aston Martin Valkyrie, the Gordon Murray T.50 and the KTM X-Bow GT-XR. Even Formular 1 world-champion Jenson Button is relying on Kappa’s technology in his Radford Type 62-2.

THine’s V-by-One HS Chipset uses a market proven high-speed video transmission technology with millions of pieces shipped.  To enable the comprehensive integration of THine’s technology, THine provided Kappa with Kit Solutions and intensive support.  THine’s V-by-One HS video transmission technology allowed the camera to be physically located far away from the camera monitoring processing unit which is required for Camera Monitoring Systems (CMS).

“To achieve leading edge requirements of our customers as well as critical industry standards in rugged and certifiable designs, our vision system platforms are very sophisticated and advanced,” said Fabian Claus, Business Manager, Vision Solutions at Kappa. “Because of THine’s technical expert team’s intense support we felt confident that we would achieve our project goal with using THine’s parts and kits.”

“It has been an exciting experience supporting Kappa with our ICs and Kits being part of their outstanding solution platforms,” said Tak Iizuka, Chief Solution Architect of THine Solutions, Inc. “In the near future, we are sure there will be many more car manufacturers leveraging Kappa’s platform to differentiate and make their users’ driving experience safer and more comfortable.”

Key Features of Kappa’s Rearview OneBox a new generation of digital mirrors

  • Best-in-Class Image Quality
  • Enhanced Field of View Eliminating Blind Spots
  • Optimum Situational Awareness Under All Weather and Light Conditions
  • Design Flexibility Allowing Pure Aesthetics
  • Reduction of CO2 Emissions
  • Improved Euro NCAP Rating