Case Study: Improving Operator Safety with a 7″ Vehicle-Mounted Panel PC

Improving Operator Safety with a 7" Vehicle-Mounted Panel PC

Supporting Construction Vehicle Operational Safety & Efficiencies:
A BVM Case Study

Pioneering a “Safety First” Attitude Whatever the Industry

With over 30 years of experience in supplying modular & innovative safety solutions for the construction, rail, waste management & recycling, warehousing, sea & airports and agriculture & forestry sectors, our client is a dedicated visionary force in introducing adaptable safety solutions for the safeguarding of both personnel & equipment assets.  

Customer Requirements

Fusing industrial PC technology with efficient operation within challenging environmental conditions……

Our client’s request was to integrate an advanced industrial touchscreen PC solution into on-site construction vehicles to ensure system stability & balance to protect vehicle operator safety during on-site operation – a solution that could also remain fully operational for sustained periods whilst undergoing the rigours of diverse weather & temperature conditions.

Our clients prime directive was clear: a low-power, versatile computer that sported rapid boot capabilities to initialise both the Windows operating system and the customer’s proprietary software application in under 45 seconds.

Application Solution

In direct response to our client’s specific requests, BVM provided a 7” Embedded Panel PC in the format of Winmate’s  FM07 7″ Vehicle Mounted Computer (VMC) Panel PC solution deployed with a bespoke Windows 10 IoT LTSC 2019 operating system to achieve system boot times. Main features of the overall solution provided, included :-

  • Vehicle-mounted Panel PC powered by an Intel Celeron N3350 Apollo Lake processor to harness both capable computing ability and low power during operation.  
  • 7″ TFT display, 1024 x 600 Panel PC with integrated projected capacitive multi-touch screen to ensure an intuitive user interface experience.
  • Wide power input range of 9-36V DC, featuring ignition support for versatile power supply options.
  • M12 waterproof connectors to reinforce consistency of connectivity in the presence of harsh environmental conditions.
  • IP65-certified ingress protection, further fortified by an E-Mark certification to safeguard against EMC challenges of an in-vehicle environment.
  • Compliance with MIL-STD-810G standards to ensure resistance in the withstanding of shock and vibration.
  • A bespoke Windows IoT 10 LTSC 2021 image specifically configured by BVM to optimise boot time efficiency and obtain to a ‘ready to run’ application state within the target time of 45 seconds. 
Case Study: Improving Operator Safety with a 7" Vehicle-Mounted Panel PC
Case Study: Improving Operator Safety with a 7" Vehicle-Mounted Panel PC

Elevating Efficiencies: The Result

The implementation of a bespoke Windows 10 IoT LTSC 2021 operating system proved transformative, trimming boot time down from that of the previous application by over 50%. System boot was achieved & demonstrated by initial supply of sample units for our client to verify boot time – eventually leading to a production stream supply of  30 units per month.

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Winmate FM07 Series: Compact 7″ Vehicle-Mounted Computers

Winmate’s compact 7-inch vehicle mounted computers, the FM07 and FM07E, bring a compact design to a leading class of vehicle-mount computers. The VMC (vehicle mounted computer) provides a choice of Intel Celeron Apollo Lake or Elkhart Lake processors – along with a pCAP (Projective Capacitive) multi-touch screen to allow the user to manage data easily, all in one user-friendly package.

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