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Smart-Vision™ Rear View Mirror/Monitor Backup Camera System Becoming Popular with School Bus Fleets

June 16th, 2013

Queens, NY – July 16, 2013 – Rosco, Inc. announced today that many successful state pilots and production school bus installations have culminated in a record shipment month for the Smart-Vision™ Backup Camera System. The Smart-Vision™ STSK6630 Rear View Mirror/Monitor Backup Camera System will be used to enhance visibility for the driver when reversing. With safety a priority in student transportation, backing up large, yellow school buses creates a risky and dangerous situation. The combination of limited visibility and the need to maneuver around students, pedestrians and other vehicles has the potential for disaster. The Smart-Vision™ Backup Camera System is a more advanced driver aide for school buses that includes a camera mounted on the back of the bus sending images to a monitor installed within the interior rear view mirror of the bus.

“The Smart-Vision™ Backup Camera System is perfect for large school buses backing into tight spots or moving in reverse when visibility is limited. It also has the capacity for additional interior and side cameras – it’s like giving the driver extra eyes,” said Peter Plate, Rosco’s Director of Sales & Marketing.

The large rearview mirror/monitor comes in three different sizes 6” X 16”, 6” X 30” and 10” x 30”. The installation is the same as any other large bus interior rearview mirror. The backup cameras are also installed like any other system, and the camera harness is simply connected to the monitor. In the Smart-Vision™ STSK6630 rearview camera system, a 7-inch LCD monitor is automatically displayed on the interior rearview mirror when the vehicle shifts into reverse allowing the driver to see behind the bus. Once the driver shifts into other modes of bus operation, a normal mirror view reappears. Large buses equipped with the Smart-Vision™ backup camera systems have options for multiple cameras including side cameras and interior cameras. An automatic monitor view changes based on the operational conditions of the bus or preference of the driver.

The Smart-Vision™ Backup Camera System prevents injuries and saves lives. An efficient rear view camera can also end up saving large bus fleets unnecessary costs by preventing accidents, expensive repairs and insurance claims. Rosco Backup Camera Systems have become a necessity for commercial fleets in order to reduce costs and liability. The average backing collision claim costs thousands of dollars if just the vehicle or property has been damaged, and hundreds of thousands if not millions if personal injury occurs. Rosco is a leader in the rear view camera industry and offers a wide selection of products designed to improve the safety for drivers, passengers and pedestrians.

About Rosco, Inc.  Rosco, Inc. is North America's largest bus mirror manufacturer, and a vision safety leader in rear view cameras, automotive windshield based camera recording, rearview interior/exterior mirrors and sun visors in numerous bus, truck, specialty, recreational and military vehicle markets. Founded in Manhattan, New York in 1907 as a safety product manufacturer for the automotive and aeronautical markets, Rosco moved to its current location in Queens, New York in 1974. Over 100 years later, the company is the largest supplier of mirror systems to the North American school bus market, selling to all major OEMs and parts distributors including Freightliner/Thomas Built, Navistar/IC Corp., Blue Bird, AM General, and many others.