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Transport and Logistics solutions

When global government drives to further increase the efficiencies of their national transportation systems in delivering reliable and flexible services, the involvement of technology to play its part in helping deliver those services has never been greater.

BVM’s transportation solutions can help address, what can often be, complex requirements via rugged motherboards and industrial system PC’s.  Our products can meet the demands of harsh working temperatures (-40°C to +85°C) and are equipped with a wide power input range to ensure operation remains ‘up’ and continued in those environments.

Where a more befitting or tailored solution is required, with its complement of integration services BVM can help you with BIOS or O/S customisation.  With more than 30 years of experience of being a provider of embedded solutions & associated services, BVM can comprehensively support you in providing and assisting with intelligent transportation applications. 

 

Products - Motherboards

Not surprisingly, transportation systems rely on technologies  to provide safe and reliable data transmission – with increasingly faster and more efficient transfer; applications where network connectivity and computing capability are embedded in smart objects, sensors and other devices, allowing them to exchange data over a network. Transportation hardware can achieve stable, high-speed information transfer between devices by utilising  high bandwidth interfaces (typically Ethernet, PCIe, and miniPCIe) on reliable, high-performance industrial-grade motherboards.

Where quite often space-constrained applications can be the norm, the size of embedded motherboard can quickly become the focus of attention – equally as much as its functionality.  Applications such ticketing machines, fare collection machines, and card application systems are designed with small/ slim footprints that still achieve the provision of  functionality whilst retaining flexibility in space-constrained environments. Compact industrial-grade motherboards such as Pico-ITX and 3.5” SBCs provide feature rich i/o for such applications.

On the latter, the challenge is to be able to provide the required i/o, inclusive of the i/o shield, within a ‘thin envelope’ of space. With BVM’s selection of certified board lay-outs, our narrow-width boards can provide features such as three independent display outputs supporting HDMI, LVDS, VGA, DVI or DP– additionally supporting up to 9 USB 3.0/2.0 ports, 4 COM ports and expansion slots.

 

Products - System on Modules

With increasing usage of public transport systems, ease of maintenance (and on-going maintenance) within transportation systems is a critical item to address for system integrators.

BVM’s SOM (system-on-module) hardware solutions and value add design services provide upgradable designs in combination with ensuring life-time availability of product. Our System on Module solutions come with both high powered Intel Core series and low powered Atom series processors.

Where the cost of product development can be dramatically reduced as each generation of your product moves on to meet future demands of its environment, equally – this hold true from the commence of product life, where SOM’s promote :-

  • Lower engineering costs
  • Lower product costs
  • Lower cost of life cycle management

Basic changes during the next design phase, or even in the middle of the products life, are more easily manageable. Plug in the next generation of SOM module to :-

  • Lower design risk
  • Lower transition risk

Consequently providing for :-

  • Faster time to market for product
  • Faster reaction time to market changes

Items such as coin & note validators or ticket dispensers - where changes in legislation, tender or just general technology improvements  may need to apply, expansion capabilities required for transportation systems and their ‘future proofing’ become  critical design considerations.  

With multiple expansion interfaces, our modules allow various peripheral devices such as smart card readers, receipt printers, cash and coin counters, LCD monitors and coin hoppers to be incorporated via a vast array of I/O connectivity.

 

Products - Industrial Computing

For embedded PC systems, required features such as 24/7 stable operation in a rugged industrial design format is necessary to run in the challenging environmental conditions of heavy-workload ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems).

Our embedded systems are mechanically robust with components and cable free designs to enhance anti-vibration capability and improve shock resistance.

Anti vibrational qualities and an extended operating temperature range enable BVM systems PC’s to perform under extremely challenging conditions such as uneven surface roads and  extreme or adverse weather conditions

To meet more the complex or exacting application demands, BVM provide integrated systems with modular flexibility and scalability. System dimensions and thermal design are customised to space and environmental limitations. Our solutions support 9 -36volts input - designed for device damage protection from unstable power supply and the use of replaceable (modular) I/O boards assure the promotion of available up time of your product.

BVM’s success stems from their 30 years decades in helping customers build their systems to meet their requirements for in-vehicle applications, traffic management surveillance systems and trackside (rail) safety systems.

 

Products - Industrial Displays

Advances in digital signage technology in recent years has given rise to further use of TFT displays in transportation hubs such as airports, railway stations and bus stops to provide real-time travel information, interactive advertising and enhanced customer services for travelers.

Displays used both for indoor & outdoor applications require 24/7 reliable operation with resistance to environmental factors such as sunlight, dust or humidity. BVM provides bar-type display solutions available in multiple panel sizes designed to accommodate the demands of non-standard mechanical sizes with tight space constraints, lending themselves to bus, tram or rail.

Features including wide viewing angles, high brightness, wide operating temperatures and industrial-grade ruggedness for operation in a wide range of transportation application environments; bus stop information systems, ticketing machines and outdoor advertising.

In addition, BVM provides customisation services to design and manufacture displays that meet your unique demands. With our OEM partner network, we can tailor bespoke solutions to your exacting requirements into cost-effective and well engineered solutions for virtually all kinds of transportation environments.

 

Case Studies:

Rail - Level Crossing Safety Systems

Rail - Level Crossing Safety Systems

Rail Crossing Data Recording & Control of LIDAR Obstacle Detection and CCTV System A leading independent, telecommunications and security systems integrator... more

 

Air Traffic Control  IP Controller

Air Traffic Control – IP Controller

Design & manufacture of an embedded PC for air traffic control communications Our client is the world’s leading manufacturer of Air Traffic Control (ATC) ground to air communicati... more

 

Road Traffic Control - Digital Video Recorder (DVR)

Road Traffic Control - Digital Video Recorder (DVR)

Digital video recording unit for unattended traffic enforcement Our client provides traffic and parking systems for the intelligent monitoring and maintaining of free... more

 

Ruggedised Vehicle Satellite Navigational Unit

Ruggedised Vehicle Satellite Navigational Unit

Product Ruggedised, external use vehicle satellite navigational system Company  VDK (Vanderkooij Te... more

 

Vehicle Mounted Digital Advertising System

Vehicle Mounted Digital Advertising System

Company: Equitech. Equitech are an innovative UK-Based IT solutions provi... more

 

Rail Communications  Custom Modem

Rail Communications – Custom Modem

Custom Modem for Underground Rail Communications London Underground&rsquo... more

 

Aerospace  Portable Electrical Test System

Aerospace – Portable Electrical Test System

Lighting Strikes, EMC and stray currents are a serious threat to an aeroplane’s structural integrity. The electrical bonding on an aircraft protects the plane and passengers by reducing the effects from these ri... more

 


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