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DUAL CPU

The VIAC7 Primary x86 CPU (up to 1.5GHz frequency) with CX 700 Companion chipset allows this Mobile Computer to supply a remarkable flexibility and efficiency in computing power. The Secondary AITP (Automotive Intensive Task Processor) CPU supplies the necessary functionalities in the automotive field, like power management, Safe Shutdown, Wheel Pulses Odometer, Distance and Speed calculation, Wake-Up On Ring, Over-the-Air services for software and firmware updates.

The AITP is OTA programmable for remote automatic firmware upgrade and can be always powered ON; it can turn ON and OFF the Device and all its peripherals.

VERY HIGH PERFORMANCE VIDEOGRABBER COMBINED WITH THE HIGH FLEXIBILITY OF MICROSOFT WINDOWS EMBEDDED


Digitax M2 Display and VideoGrabber application

The 4GMCU+ provides DVR functionalities (Digital Video Recorder) through the 3 Independent Channel Video Grabber able to perform MPEG4 and H264 compression in PAL/NTSC format up to 25 fps refresh rate.

The power of the three ARM CPUs for the video coding and compression with the flexibility of Windoes Embedded Standard Operative System, allow to use this Device to perform any video surveillance and accident data recorder request (such as cyclic recording, recording on alarm event, remote transfer of real-time video and historical videos).

In fact the advanced Microsoft Windows Operative System and the Digitax libraries allow to develop simple and fast applications in the most popular programming languages (such as Java, qT, C/C++, C# .NET, VB .NET) capable of handling Over-IP video streams.

IDEAL FOR FLEET MANAGEMENT AND JOB DISPATCHING

The Device represents the state-of-the-art device for job dispatching and fleets management, a separate CPU – Display powerful solution. The HSUPA modem allows very reliable and high speed communication with operating headquarters for device tracking and remote real-time video viewing/storing. The vehicle is located by the high performance GPS U-Blox 6 receiver with 50 channels, over 2 million of correlators and compatible with the new European positioning system GALILEO.

An Hardware MUX Port is available which allows to send AT commands to the modem while the device is connected in HSUPA, for example to send/receive SMS or request connection status, signal diagnostic and modem statistics.

All the communication and tracking features are assured by the AITP processor even when the Device and the Operative System are powered OFF: the GPS and Modem modules are managed by the AITP both for power supply and for communication.

INPUTS AND OUTPUTS

The Device supplies a wide range of communication channels with the external environment. The three RS232 / RS422 / RS485 ports and the three power outputs allow the device to manage the power and control the Pan, Tilt and Zoom (PTZ) of the cameras.

The others special programmable digital inputs and outputs allow to control devices and read signals coming from generic external equipments.

SERVICE POWER KEY

The Service power key is a Smart Power Button, completely programmable and used to perform several important tasks such as:

  • normal press to start from Internal Flash Disk
  • long press to start from SDHC Card
  • long press to Shutdown Windows OS safely

DUAL BOOT FEATURE

Through this powerful functionality is possible to restore and to update the entire system anytime, starting from user application up to the complete operating system and all the CPU firmwares. The system is able to boot from two different disks:

  • Flash Disk, used for applications and data
  • SDHC for large data storage (large maps, images, movies, logs) and for service (system initialization or Full System restore)

STEALTH MODE

Stealth mode is a special operating mode in which the system is working but the display is OFF. This feature can be useful in several situations:

  • Driver Control: System has also the wake up on ring feature, so at the central it is possible to remotely turn ON the device (also in stealth mode so nobody can see that it is starting) in order to check vehicle position, internal audio listening and other data.
  • Ghost Mode: It is possible to set the device so that after pressing the shutdown button the system goes on stealth mode instead of turning OFF. This feature is useful if you want the device to remain always ON (it turns OFF only the display, reducing power consumption) or in an alarm situation.
  • Alarm managing: If system is OFF and alarm button is pressed the system can be started in stealth mode, so nobody can see that the system starts. On this special start the system can be programmed for example to send an alarm message to the central, GPS position or also screenshots or audio.

HIGH AVAILABILITY

The Device can withstand glitches at car start, or power loss problems thanks to the UPS Battery system, that is automatically recharged.

The AITP processor gives time to user applications and Windows to close gracefully and safely in case of sudden disconnection of the Main Power.

Software
Operating System Windows Embedded Standard 2009
Development Tools
Debug Through LAN (Ethernet) Port
Microsoft Framework Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 supported with Digitax Samples Code provided
SDK Sample Code for SDK C++ Language
Digitax Framework Digitax Libraries:
  • GPS
  • Modems
  • VoiceCall
  • I/O Management
  • Odometer
  • Hardware Keys
  • WatchDog
  • Over-The-Air Updates
  • Windows Status
  • Stealth Mode Controller
  • Logs
  • Backup and Restore
  • Light Dimmer
  • Hardware Identification
  • Splash Screen
  • Alarm
Drivers, API and Test tool
  • Serial Port
  • Digital I/O
  • Software controllable Warm Restart
  • Modems
  • Speaker and MIC
  • Backlight control
Hardware
Primary CPU VIA C7 ULV, 500Mhz up to 1.5Ghz
Companion Chipset Additional processing power for 3D graphics, multimedia, and streaming functions
Secondary CPU M16 Processor for Automotive Intensive Tasks (AITP) provide automotive features such as:
  • Low consumption power management with start-up / shut-down control and car battery disconnection (only stand-by circuit is active)
  • Allow to keep alive the Communication interfaces and Inputs / Outputs also when the O.S. is powered down
  • Automatic and Programmable Fan control with Internal Temperature Sensor and PWM Driver
RAM Memory up to 1GB (SO-DIMM Option)
Hard Disk Flash Disk-On-Chip up to 4GB (Solder Option)
Card slot Secure Digital (SDHC) High Capacity Card add-on Socket
UPS Battery On-board UPS with Internal Battery Package with up to 30 minutes of autonomy for Safe Shutdown
Embedded VideoGrabber
Video Inputs 3 Video Inputs (independent channels)
CPUs Video Grabber over IP with 3 Independent CPUs (ARM based with Linux OS)
Data Transfer Ethernet BUS
Available Video Compression MPEG4 and H264
Video Format PAL and NTSC supported
Frame Rate up to 25fps
Management Management and Control by Web Interface
Privacy Obscuring of partial areas to Privacy policy available
Information Impression Timestamp, GPS position, General text, etc. available on the Header and on the video frames, programmable
Display
Display Separate CPU Unit and LCD Display, Colour TFT LED Display
Viewing area 7” diagonal
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Resolution WVGA 800x480
Brightness Display clearly viewable with 350 cd/m2
Ambient Light Sensor 32 Steps Automatic Regolation
Touchscreen Full Automotive Rugged Touchscreen with configurable touch areas, Extended Temperature Range, Finger Type
Ambient Light Sensor 32 Steps Automatic Regolation
Hardware Keys 6 Lighted and Software Programmable Hardware Buttons
Power-on Key 1 Power ON/OFF Button
Connectivity
Primary Modem
  • HSUPA / HSDPA / UMTS / EDGE / GPRS / GSM embedded module, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps uplink, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps downlink
  • Dual SIM, switchable through programmable selection circuit by user application (API provided)
  • Secondary RS232 Serial Port available (Hardware MUX) allow AT commands from user application also when RAS is connected through the Primary Port
Secondary Modem On-Board GPRS / GSM Class 12 module with hardware MUX, with Voice capability (automotive temperature range) and fault-tolerance Double SIM Socket. Allow to swap between two network operators
General Functions
  • Modems can be powered on when the terminal is OFF
  • Wake-up on ring programmable feature
  • Warm Reset and Cold Reset available through API calls
  • Support international standard protocol (ETSI AT Command set)
  • Support RAS (Remote Access Service) dialup function
Bluetooth On Board Class1 (100mt) Bluetooth with Data (Serial Port Profile) and Audio (Headset Profile)
Network On board 10/100 LAN (Ethernet Port) for Debug, Development and general purposes
Wireless WiFi Embedded Module (Option)
Antenna
  • GPS / GPRS Rugged Combo Antenna (Option)
  • UMTS/WiFi/GPS Rugged Trimodal Antenna (Option)
Multimedia
Video VGA Video Output
Audio Input Microphone Input
Audio AC97 compliant Audio
Audio Output
  • Audio Output (Line level)
  • Audio Power Output for external Speaker
Video Input Built-In RGB Video Grabber Input for external PAL analog Camera/s (security features)
Alarm and Security
Input Panic Button input
Stealth Mode Stealth Mode Remote Controller (system ON display, audio and lightings OFF)
Programmable device mode Fully Programmable Stealth Display mode, Screen Saver mode and Sleeping mode by:
  • Power Button
  • Hardware Keys
  • API
LCD Control Enable Switching OFF LCD without powering down the Device
Special features
Soft/Hard Reset
  • Soft Reset available through HW Switch
  • Soft Reset available by API Calls
  • Hard Reset (System Restore) available by SDHC Card
Safe Windows shutdown procedure
  • Pre-Shutdown Notification
  • Disk Activity Signal Control
  • On-Board UPS Backup Battery
OS Image Loader
  • Over The Air (OTA) OS image Loader
  • SDHC Card Image Loader
Wake Up on Ring Ring / Power On Ring (Hardware Detection - Wake Up on Ring from Remote)
Power Management Peripheral GPS and Modems Power Management
Boot Manager Dual Boot Manager (Internal Flash Disk and SDHC Card), File System Integrity Check
Updates Over-The-Air (OTA) Application Update
Temperature Control Temperature sensor
Splash Screen Customizable Boot Up Splash Screen with End-User Logo
Text-To-Speech Supports 3rd part Text-To-Speech application
Software Navigation Supports 3rd part Map Application and Navigation Software with SDK provided
Interfaces
Communication Ports
  • Generic USB Host
  • RS232 Serial Port for Digitax M2 VGA Display communication
  • 3 Serial Ports (independent set-up as RS232, RS422 or RS485) for general purposes or cameras management
I/O ports connection
  • Odometer Input
  • 4 Digital Inputs
  • 2 Analog Inputs
  • 3 Power Output for general purposes or camera management
  • 1 Power Output for VGA Display management
  • 1 Power Output for general purposes
  • Dedicated Ignition (Engine) Input
  • Dedicated Emergency Switch (Panic Button) input, allow to notify emergency status
  • 1 PS2 Keyboard Connector
System Update Fleet Management
Over The Air (OTA) Client Professional Over The Air (OTA) Client allows the update of the whole Operating System and all the CPUs and Peripheral Firmwares
Over The Air (OTA) Server Professional Over The Air (OTA) Server with vehicles enrolling, group management and selective update, remote debugging and logging (Web Based user interface)
GPS Receiver
Model U-Blox 6 GPS Receiver
Channel 50 channels
Supported Positioning System Hybrid GPS, GALILEO and SBAS (WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, GAGAN) engine
Acquisition - Cold starts: 29 s
- Warm starts: 29 s
- Aided starts: < 1s
- Hot starts: < 1 s
Accuracy - Position 2.5 m CEP
- SBAS 2.0 m CEP
Correlators Over 2 million effective correlators
Time to First Fix Under 1 second Time-To-First-Fix for Hot and Aided Starts
Sensitivity SuperSense® Indoor GPS: -160 dBm tracking sensitivity
Update Rate 5 Hz position update rate
Security
  • High immunity to jamming
  • Antenna Supervisor for short-circuit and Antenna disconnection
System Diagnostic Tools
On Field Test (OFT) On-board Diagnostic Utilities included
Customizable Tests CheckList
  • GPS
  • Antenna connections
  • Modems Connectivity and Base Station Signal Quality
  • Odometer
  • Ignition (Engine)
  • Panic Button
  • TouchScreen Calibration
  • Hardware Keys
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Device Version
  • OS Version
  • AITP Version
  • UPS and Battery Status
  • Navigation Software
  • Digital Inputs
  • Power Outputs
Installation and Swap All On Field Tests and enrolling feature can be used during first installation and swap of devices
Mounting
Cables and Connectors Fixed cables on the connectors with anti-rip retention and lock sealed screws
Sealed slots Accessible slots such as SIM Cards, SDHC, USB, etc. are sealed
Fitting Double Fitting (vertical and side)
Automotive Certifications
Operating Temperature
  • Operating temperature range: -20° / +70°
  • Storage temperature range: -40° / +80°
Mechanical strenght 3G
Vibration Vibration Sine Wave, 10 ~ 500 ~ 10Hz, 1.5G, 0.37 oct/min 3 axis, 1 Hour/axis
Humidity Humidity up to 95% non-condensing
Operating voltage 8 – 32 V with Surge Protector
EMC compatibility E-marking 2006/28/CE
Radio and Communications R&TTE Directive 99/05/EC
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