Enable Intelligent Vehicles with AAEON’s BOXER-6301VS Embedded Box PC2015-06-17
Enable Intelligent Vehicles with AAEON’s BOXER-6301VS Embedded Box PC
(Taipei, Taiwan) June 17, 2015 —AAEON®, a major developer of industrial computing solutions, presents the BOXER-6301VS Embedded Box PC, a rugged, embedded computer specifically designed for in-vehicle usage.
Acknowledging some of the most common scenarios present inside a vehicle, the BOXER-6310VS is built with a number of features that can effectively overcome these problems/limitations. One such example is protecting the computer from constant power fluctuations.
Unlike a normal power supply, vehicular power supplies are often subjected to wide fluctuations during vehicle operation. For instance, a surge might occur during startup; voltages might drop drastically as the onboard devices are powered up (load dump); interference from noise and stray voltages may be present as devices are used. This ISO-7637 and E-mark- certified rugged computer incorporates surge protection, power on/off delay, low voltage battery protection, and critically low voltage battery protection as measures to counter these unpredictable conditions and prevent electrical damage.
Another feature tailored for the vehicular environment is easing the installation and maintenance of the vehicle’s onboard devices through Power over Ethernet, or PoE, technology, which helps reduce the amount of cabling required by using only a single wire for both power and data transmission. Compared to the traditional method of connecting the onboard devices, such as cameras and sensors, PoE makes the task of installing and maintaining the devices simpler while driving down costs in the process.
Other features aiding vehicle operators include swappable hard drives for downloading captured footage conveniently after a day’s operation and a CANbus interface so that many of the vehicle parameters, such as engine status, mileage and fuel conditions, can be monitored easily and in greater detail. The BOXER-6310VS’s connectivity options enables the captured video footage or data to be sent wirelessly through 3G/4G/WiFi networks during an incident allowing for real-time assessment of the situation from a command and control center.
“We looked closely at today’s demands for intelligent vehicle technologies. That close examination crystallized into the BOXER-6301VS”, said Ray Chang, Product Manager of AAEON’s Panel Appliance and Automation Division. “We will be rolling out variants of the controller, like one with more CANbus in the future, to handle the requirement for more devices in intelligent vehicles”.