In-vehicle Computer Solutions
BVM can provide a variety of computing solutions for harsh environment, inclusive of roadside & in vehicles applications. BVM’s work has been involved with working in and around vehicle control centre’s, fleet management and vehicle monitoring (ANPR). BVM provide both standard OEM and customised (with pre-requisite certifications in place such as compliance and E-Mark ; ISO 7637 certification) to meet the demands of information handling required by the intelligent system within the vehicle – or indeed, to support highway safety.
Our in-vehicle solutions accommodate for essential features such as :-
- Power ignition on / off delay control
- Wide range DC (+9V~36V) power input
- Wide range Temperature (-40°C~60°C)
Additionally, features such as the availability to communicate via 3G, 4G, or 5G cellular connectivity (as well as WiFi and Bluetooth) are available with BVM solutions. Standard locational features such as GNSS – and the ability to be powered over ethernet (PoE) are also available as standard features on our solutions.
There are number of hardware of platforms that we can provide :-
In-Vehicle System PCs
Embedded system PC’s (box PC’s) for the supporting of DVR or ANPR applications. We supply systems that provide efficiencies in the handling of high volume data & HD imagery where their communication over networks is key, regarding speed of speed of transfer, integrity of data and reliability of available up time.
In-Vehicle Panel PCs
In-vehicle Panel PCs designed to withstand the shock and vibration that comes with driving a vehicle. Touchscreen Panel PCs supporting Ignition Control and Delay On/Off, available with a choice of Intel CPU’s.
Handheld PCs and Tablets
BVM’s Handheld PCs and Rugged Tablets support applications ‘on the go’ and where mobility of solution is paramount for applications involving industrial automation, healthcare, business and commerce and smart factories for warehouse management.
Again, BVM supply standard “off the shelf” or customised Rackmount PCs from 1U through to 4U, inclusive of Tower PC solutions.
In-Vehicle and Portable Printing
Dascom in-vehicle thermal printers are more than just mobile, as they can be permanently mounted and powered by the vehicle battery. Users include the emergency services, utility companies and fleet vehicles. Print widths up to A4 size and communication via USB, Bluetooth or WiFi. BVM’s in-vehicle printer is perfect for printing receipts, invoices, tickets and more on the move.
The range of compact and light weight Seiko portable thermal printers (with Bluetooth options) are ideal for printing anywhere. Applications range from field sales, inspection and measuring services, mobile medical facilities, warehouse inventory and equipment, issuing of tickets to name but a few.
In-Vehicle Thermal Printers
In-vehicle printing with ease. Printers for use in a range of vehicles. Print tickets, invoices or issue receipts on the move with BVM’s range of in-vehicle printers.
Portable Thermal Printers
Compact and Lightweight, Rugged, Battery Powered, portable thermal printers from Seiko. Ideal for mobile ticket or receipt printing. Bluetooth and Wi Fi interfaces available.
AI-based Transport Solutions
Artificial intelligence (AI) is being implemented in various industries to improve efficiency, reduce costs and enhance safety. One of the areas where AI is being extensively used is the transportation industry. AI-powered technologies such as autonomous vehicles, logistics and supply chain management and air transportation are being developed and implemented to optimize delivery schedules and routes, reduce transportation costs, improve delivery times, enhance safety and provide more personalized and efficient customer service. AI is expected to revolutionize the transportation industry and bring significant changes in how transportation systems work.
The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Transportation and the SMART City
Here are a few examples of how artificial intelligence (AI) is being used in transportation and the smart city:
- Autonomous vehicles: AI is being used to enable vehicles, including cars, trucks, buses and drones to operate without human intervention. AI can be used to help these vehicles navigate, avoid obstacles and make decisions about routes and destinations for travelling efficiency.
- Traffic management: AI can be used to analyse data from sensors and other sources to optimise traffic flow and reduce congestion. This can include everything from adjusting traffic light timing to routing vehicles onto less congested roads.
- Public transportation: AI can be used to optimise routes and schedules for public transportation, such as buses and trains, improving efficiencies and reduce costs. AI can also be used to provide real-time information to passengers about delays, re-routing and other disruptions.
- Logistics and supply chain management: AI can be used to optimise the flow of goods through the supply chain, reducing waste and improving efficiency. This can include everything from routing trucks to identifying the most efficient warehouses for storing and distributing goods.
- Energy management: AI can be used to optimise energy use in buildings and other infrastructure, improving efficiencies and reducing costs. This can include everything from adjusting heating and cooling systems to managing the flow of electricity through a grid network.
- Environmental monitoring: AI can be used to monitor the environment and identify patterns and trends that may be relevant to public health or the environment. This can include everything from analysing air quality data to tracking the movements of wildlife.
The hardware required to support artificial intelligence (AI) can vary depending on the specific application and the type of AI being used. Some AI algorithms are computationally intensive and require powerful hardware to run effectively.
Deep learning algorithms, which are used for tasks such as image and speech recognition, typically require specialised hardware such as graphics processing units (GPUs) to run efficiently. GPUs are designed to perform the complex matrix calculations that are required for deep learning – and they can be much faster than traditional central processing units (CPUs) at these types of tasks.
Other types of AI, such as rule-based systems, may not require as much computational power and can be run on standard CPUs.
Case Study: Road Traffic Control – Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Our client provides traffic and parking systems for the intelligent monitoring and maintaining of free flowing traffic around bus lanes, yellow box junctions and red routes for towns and cities across the UK and USA.
Case Study: Ruggedised Vehicle Satellite Navigational Unit
BVM’s design challenge that used a Pico ITX to create a ruggedised vehicle satellite navigational unit.
Case Study: Mobile Data Terminal with ANPR and DVR functionality
Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) for use in Emergency Vehicles. High performance Mobile Data Terminals with ANPR and DVR functionality.
Case Study: Vehicle Mounted Digital Advertising System
How to advertise on the roof of taxis using LED matrix screens, 3G and GPS.
OEM/ODM INDUSTRIAL AND EMBEDDED SYSTEM
DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING SERVICES
Whether we’re utilising our own manufacturing & production facilities here in Southampton – or our ecosystem of partners in Asia, BVM can cope with any size or complexity of batch manufacturing. Our production team are highly motivated with a flexible “can do” attitude ensuring consistent quality and on-time delivery.
Whether we’re designing a bespoke printed circuit board or a complete embedded system PC assembly, our ‘Design to Order’ process encompasses us producing prototypes for mechanical, electrical and thermal verification of the design. Additionally, environmental/extended temperature testing, EMC testing and functional tests (with your application software on board) are all part of the services that BVM provide in a products design so discrepancies can be identified & improved upon before your product is released for manufacture & marketing.
Our ‘Build to Order’ services are provided so our customers can concentrate on other immediate business needs. We only select components from reliable sources with long life time availability to ensure your product stays in production for its required life cycle – and remains on budget. Our procurement and production management team will provide you the advice and experience that you’ll need.
It’s relatively straightforward to get up and running with an embedded O/S, but to obtain a robust, optimised and secure operating system – a deeper understanding is required. Our own processes are proven – and we can provide you with guidance on how an implementation should be configured with consideration to the implications of using flash storage, write filters, resilience to attack and system recovery procedures.
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Our supporting team have all worked in industrial and embedded environments for a number of years, consequently providing knowledge, experience and good advice around all BVM’s products & services when and where you need it. We don’t profess to know everything you need at the time – but we’ll always help in the first instance and get back to you when a little more information is required.