Custom Industrial Computer Design Service

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Custom Industrial Computer Design Service

Innovative Custom Industrial Computers Designed for Extreme Environments

Industrial PC Design: From Concept to Manufacturing

At BVM, we specialize in the design and manufacturing of industrial PCs tailored to meet the specific needs of various industries. With over 35 years of experience, our expertise lies in transforming innovative ideas into reliable, high-performance products. Our comprehensive ‘Design to Order’ services take your concept from initial design and prototyping to a fully manufacturable solution, ensuring every detail meets the highest standards of quality and functionality.

Our adaptable OEM processes cater to a wide range of industrial applications, including extreme and specialized environments. We pride ourselves on delivering robust, IP-certified products that are shock-resistant, dustproof, and waterproof, optimized for continuous 24/7 operation. At BVM, we understand the critical importance of longevity and reliability, providing extended production availability and seamless component transitions to keep your operations running smoothly. Trust BVM to bring your industrial and embedded computer design visions to life.

Ensuring Product Longevity

Selecting the right Industrial PC components is crucial for long production availability, typically between 5 and 7 years. BVM extends this availability, allowing your product to be manufactured beyond the usual industrial design lifespan. Our materials management services ensure a smooth transition when components reach the end of their life, efficiently adopting next-generation components.

Custom Solutions for Diverse Environments

Our OEM “Design to Order” processes are versatile, supporting products for various industrial applications, including extreme environments and specialized uses. Our designs ensure reliable operation and maximum uptime, even in challenging conditions. We offer solutions that are shock-resistant, dustproof, waterproof (IP certified), and optimized for continuous 24/7 operation.

Our Design Process

At BVM, we start by understanding your product’s needs in detail. We create a ‘Requirement Specification,’ our memorandum of understanding, to ensure clarity on:

  • Product functionality
  • Key features and market competitiveness
  • Aesthetics and user experience
  • Time to market and budget constraints

With over 35 years of expertise, our ‘Build to Order’ team knows what makes a successful embedded system design.

Our Design Considerations Include:

  • Power budget optimization
  • Thermal management
  • Design for manufacturability and testability
  • Component selection for extended availability
  • Obsolescence management (EOL and Last Time Procurement)
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3D CAD Render

From Design to Proof of Concept

Detailed design work begins only after the Requirement Specification is approved. Once the specifications are finalized, the design team initiates the creation of initial designs that serve as the foundation for the project’s development. This phase leads to the development of a “proof of concept” (PoC), which is a working unit designed to verify various critical aspects such as functionality, aesthetics, and budget constraints.

The PoC helps in identifying potential issues and ensures that the project proceeds smoothly by addressing any design flaws or unmet requirements early in the process. By validating these elements beforehand, the team can make informed decisions and adjustments, paving the way for a more robust and successful eventual product.

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Prototype

Pre-Production and Field Testing

Following the PoC, we produce pre-production and field trial prototypes to validate manufacturability and testability. Our entire process is governed by BVM’s Quality Management System, certified to ISO-9001:2015 standards.


Industrial Computers Designed by BVM

Theme Park AR Industrial PCs with MXM GPU

Custom Industrial Computer Design Service - Theme Park AR Experience Custom Industrial PCs with MXM GPUs
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 (10th Generation) for high-end computing power
  • Graphics: Mobile NVIDIA GeForce 1080 MXM GPU for enhanced AR visuals
  • Chassis: Custom design cooling (heat pipes) and power supply for inrush current
  • Longevity: lifetime availability of 5-7 years, with EOL component programs
  • Reliability: Engineered for uninterrupted operation with industrial-grade components

IoT Gateway Device

Custom Industrial Computer Design Service - IoT Gateway Device
  • Compute Unit: Raspberry Pi Compute module
  • Chassis: Custom design with bespoke cooling
  • I/O Capabilities: Digital and analogue I/O
  • Network: Dual Ethernet network connections
  • Clock: Battery-backed real-time clock
  • Power: Operates on a DC power source (12V to 24V)

Transportable Control Centre – Portable PC in a Pelicase

Custom Industrial Computer Design Service - Transportable Control Centre
  • Display: 18.5″ high-bright (1,000 Nit) 1920 x 1080 TFT with PCAP touchscreen
  • CPU: 3.5″ SBC with Intel i7-8665UE
  • Memory: 16GB SODIMM PC2666 DDR4 Wide Temperature
  • Storage: 1TB mSATA3 SSD with Power & Data Guard
  • Power Supply: 150W 12VDC
  • Cooling: Custom solution
  • Connectivity: Network and fiber
  • OS: Windows 10 IoT bespoke operating system

Custom Medical Panel PC – Endoscope Hygiene & Cleaning

Custom Industrial Computer Design Service - Custom Medical Panel PC – Endoscope Hygiene Cleaning
  • Compute: Atom-based thin Mini-ITX SBD
  • Display: 15” TFT with 5-wire resistive touchscreen
  • Cooling: Filtered air cooling
  • Protection: Waterproof top and sides (IPx3 rating) for liquid spill protection
  • OS: Customized Windows 10 IoT optimized for managed shutdowns
  • Certification: Designed to meet higher EMC standards for future medical certification

Road Traffic Control – Digital Video Recorder (DVR)

Custom Industrial Computer Design Service - Road Traffic Control – Digital Video Recorder DVR 1
  • Protection: IP65 ingress protection
  • Connectivity: 4G/GPS/WiFi
  • Enclosures: Easy access
  • Integration: Motherboard with additional electronics
  • Temperature Range: Operational from -20°C to +60°C
  • OS: Windows 10 IoT LTSB
  • Management: Remote access and management with Intel AMT 11

Custom Rail PC – Level Crossing Safety Systems

Custom Industrial Computer Design Service - Custom Rail PC – Level Crossing Safety Systems
  • Component Selection: Careful selection of ‘best fit’ components for a compact, bespoke embedded computer
  • Motherboard: Micro-ATX motherboard utilizing an Intel i5 CPU
  • Additional Hardware: Includes a DIO Card, PCIe Video Card, and 3G connectivity
  • Operating System: Configured and deployed bespoke Windows 7 Embedded
  • Security: Embedded McAfee Application Control to create “White Lists” for running only approved applications

Contact Us for Your Custom Industrial Computer Design and Manufacturing Needs

For all your Industrial and Embedded Computer Design and Manufacturing requirements, contact us today. With over 35 years of experience in designing industrial and embedded computer hardware, our team is ready to assist you. Reach out to our sales team at 01489 780144 or email us at sales@bvmltd.co.uk. Let us help bring your ideas to life.


BVM Design and Manufacturing Services

Custom Carrier Board and Custom PCB Design

Custom Carrier Board and Custom PCB Design

At BVM we have an established history of design and manufacture of embedded computer boards. From the early days of VMEbus board design through to Compact PCI and PMC Module design. In today’s world, BVM frequently custom carrier designs for bespoke solutions – also including System On Module (SOM) applications using Computer on Modules (COM) such as COM Express (Type 6, 7 and 10) and Qseven. We also produce custom power supply units, too – where & when the situation requires it.

Custom Chassis and Cooling Design

Custom Chassis and Cooling Design

Not everything ‘off the shelf’ will be a fit for your specific application – which is fine, quite often one size doesn’t fit all.  With our CAD design team using the very latest in 3D modelling software, BVM engineering will custom design solutions to provide for the exact heat dissipation needed – whilst also ensuring any ingress protection needs are looked after, if needs be. Typically, this takes the consideration of the housing & accommodation of the motherboard, TFT displays with integrated touch, peripheral cabling for data communication (LVDS) and backlighting.

Custom Cable Design

Custom Cable Design

BVM has an experienced team of operatives with the ability to manufacture and build the most complex cable harnesses, wiring looms – and provide ‘box build – from simple control boxes, power & distribution boxes to more complex systems. From the initial design, prototyping, production & test – through to delivery, every member of our team is committed to getting it right first time – produced to exacting standards, time after time.

Touch Screen Integration and Display Enhancement Services

Touch Screen Integration and Display Enhancement Services 1

More and more of the products we use in our everyday lives require a means of interaction via their display output. At BVM we have the ability to integrate the touch screen solution that’s befitting your application, so whether you need single point of touch or full ’10 point’ interactivity with on screen gesturing (‘flick, zoom, pinch’) – we’ll integrate the touch solution that provides functionality you need.  In addition, we also provide other display enhancement services, ensuring your product can always be seen and read.

BVM Products are Designed for Manufacture

Design for Manufacture (Design for Manufacturability or DFM) is the engineering process of designing products to ensure they’re efficient to manufacture.

Our design team plan a level of detail during both the initial concept and prototype phases – well before any level of product volume is reached. During the initial design processes, the design will be refined and honed along the way to make it suitable for repeatable production.

Our designs will always consider:

  • Set up and tooling costs
  • Volume production costs
  • Maintenance costs
  • Environmental effects

BVM’s Design for Manufacture processes will always allow every commercial (and technical) consideration to be identified within design phase, the most cost-effective place to catch & address everything.

Our industrial and embedded product design-to-order projects have included:

Contact Us

If you would like more information about our Design to Order service, please fill in the contact form below or email sales@bvmltd.co.uk and a member of our technical sales team will be in touch as soon as possible.


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