Digital Mirror System

Digital Mirror System

$250.00
SKU: digital-mirror-system-rear-none-top-none

Digital Mirror System

Designed for racers, this system replaces your mirrors with high resolution and frame rate digital virtual mirrors that are superior.  No more wavy hard to see super wide and long mirrors with a big wing blocking your view, or tiny side view mirrors that bounce out of place after hitting a single gator.  Massively reduced blind spots.  These digital alternatives give you a perfect view of what's beside and behind you.

Great for Endurance racers for night time driving!  Night driving requires big headlights and if you do night time racing you know that those huge lights fill your cabin with light when a car is close behind you.  This blinds you making you very uncomfortable and is very distracting.  Using a DMS in tandem with a blacked out rear windshield alleviates this problem dramatically!  The camera and display limit how much light get to your eyes making seeing cars possible without being blinded.  Drivers using our DMS were blown away with how much it improved their night driving experience.

This is NOT the same as dash cams!  Dash cam systems use fish-eye lenses which distort your view (something you don't want while racing!).  Often they claim 1080p or higher quality cameras yet do not actually deliver that quality of video (due to using composite video cables incapable of transmitting full 1080p, regardless of how good the camera is).  Also not the same as just slapping a screen and any camera on the car as you'll soon discover the images are not flipped properly.  You need a high quality system designed to replicate a mirror.  You need a DMS.

As a bonus these also have optional looped video recording to a USB Drive, included free in the software.

In-car video:

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The system is modular in that you can buy as many as you need, with each replacing one mirror.  Each DMS powers off 12V power and uses one HDMI display which you provide (though there is a very nice one on this site).  I recommend at a minimum a 5" display (though I prefer 7" personally), and a 1024x600 resolution, but larger and higher resolution is always preferred (tailor to your budget).  Here are some known good brands for small HDMI screens (most can be found on Amazon):

  • John Freund Racing 7" 1920x1200 Touch Screen HDMI Display - Yes, shameless self promotion, but these are awesome displays and have a sun shade offering.  VESA and AMPS mount options.
  • Seeed Studio - 5" and 7" LCD displays".  Good solid visual output for such an inexpensive display.
  • Eyoyo- 5" and 7" LCD Displays, some with sun shades,  More expensive but great visual quality.
  • Feelworld- 5" and 7" LCD Displays, some with sun shades.  Very similar to Eyoyo in that they are very high quality, though pricey.  


Mounting is left to the user. I can provide a rear GoPro  style mounting for the rear camera that uses M6 bolts to mount to a flat surface, but for side view since every car is different we don't really have a standardized mount.  It's fairly simply to device a mount from your dash using aluminum and then some 3M exterior tape to attach the cameras to the mount.

Features:

  • [email protected] Camera - High Quality Video to see what's around you clearly, and is weather resistant
  • Automatic Video Recording - dashcam-like recording with periodic video rolling and automated looping.  Can be disabled.  Video only, no sound.
  • Fast boot time - boots to a mirror display in ~7 seconds
  • Customizable Boot Splash - Add your car's brand or your racing team's personal logo to the startup screen.
  • Built on a Raspberry Pi - Customizable for the tech savvy in you, this system utilizes a Raspberry Pi 3 B+.
  • 12V Powered - Designed for a car, these run off a typical car 12V electrical system.
  • Protected against software corruption - Other Pi builders think it's ok to just cut power to a Raspberry Pi.  Believe me, it's not, and eventually those guys will have corrupt micro SD cards and will be wondering why their devices won't boot.  DMS is designed to tackle this poorly understood problem by protecting the software from corruption.
  • Reconfigurable - Each DMS can be used for Side or Rear view by simply changing a setting via the USB drive, and thus are interchangeable or physical jumper.  Useful if you want to keep a backup unit on hand, you only need one to cover all DMS.
  • Multiple Camera Styles - Both a tall and thin design ideal for the rear, and a long and short design ideal for side view positions.  
  • Mutliple Mount options - Comes with a license plate bracket by default, attached with 3M exterior tape, but this can be swapped with GoPro or even RAM style mounting if needed.  Your choice, we can include either, or neither.  We also offer roll cage and surface mounts for both!
  • Customizable - Camera can be oriented as needed with mounts on top or bottom (specified in the ordering options so we can configure the software accordingly).  Also case and camera lettering can be customized, including graphics, if desired (let us know in the order notes during checkout).
  • Dimmer Switch - Includes optional input that can be wired to a switch to activate software controlled brightness for the display.  Useful when driving at night.


Each DMS includes:

  • DMS Core Unit - Raspberry Pi based system
  • DMS Camera - [email protected] 8MP camera for excellent video quality, integrated cable (15ft for rear, 10ft for side).   Water resistant.
  • 16GB USB Drive - Used for DMS configuration and video recording storage
  • 16GB Micro SD card - contains the DMS software
  • 12V Power Plug - barrel plug for you to solder to your 12V power and ground
  • GoPro style M6 mount (upon request) - typically for rear mounted cameras, but can be used for side mount systems as well for creative customers.
  • Dimmer Cable Plug - barrel plug to wire to any switch for activating the dimmer function.


NOTE!  This product is MADE TO ORDER.  I do not keep inventory, so I will need to order all these components after you place your order.  Please be patient.  This means I am subject to current parts availability though I will communicate any delays with you.

If not using my John Freund Racing 7" Display - Please note include details of your display in your order notes so that I may configure your DMS appropriately.  Include model number, product link, resolution, and frequency.  I will do my best to get the settings right but some tweaking may be required.  

Warranty:

6 month warranty against defects in workmanship and materials under normal use and conditions. Free software updates for life. John Freund Racing LLC agrees, at its option during the warranty period, to repair any defect in material or workmanship or to furnish a repaired or refurbished product of equal value in exchange without charge (except for a fee for shipping, handling, packing, return postage, and insurance which will be incurred by the customer). Such repair or replacement is subject to verification of the defect or malfunction and proof of purchase.

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