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Diagnosis, controls and information display for rail vehicles

Gersys (Germany) announced the multifunctional display BC2200 at the Innotrans 2012. The IPC-based unit with optional CAN interface (PC/104 slot) has been developed for the usage as diagnosis, controls and information display on railroad vehicles and other mobile applications.

THE DEVICE IS BASED ON VORTEX86DX PROCESSOR running at up to 1 GHz. It features an on-board 256-MiB SDRAM (512 MiB possible), the SM712 video controller, a 1-GiB Compact Flash card (slot for second CF card is available) and an RTC (real-time clock). Available interfaces are EIA-422, EIA-485, EIA-232, Ethernet, USB and optionally MVB (multifunction vehicle bus). Supported operating systems include Windows XPe and (optionally) Windows XP Pro e, MS-DOS, Linux and QNX. Hardware specific drivers are available.
The 8,4-inch TFT display with VGA resolution of 640 x 480 pixels provides status LEDs for low/over temperature, key confirmation and user control. A 32-keys keyboard with overlying minted foil offers abrasion and chemicals resistance and automatic key illumination control. Possible power supply input voltage ranges from 24 VDC to 110 VDC with power consumption of max. 35 W.
The 4-kg device dimensions 275 mm x 192 mm x 65,5 mm and offers a connector panel with a 65,5-mm depth for installation. Operating temperature ranges from -25 °C up to +60 °C. Separate electronics for temperature management is available. The display is type tested according to railway standards EN 50155 and EN 50121.
The company also provides further CAN-capable multifunctional displays for mobile applications. The devices feature 5,7-inch (BC2400) to 12,1-inch (BC5700) displays. Manufacturer's vehicle terminal BC1100 also offers an optional CAN interface and is used for simple information displaying applications on a four-lines screen.

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