Semitron (Greece) has announced updated versions of its P6 series of taximeters, supporting the CiA 447 CANopen application profile for special-purpose car add-on devices.
Semitron upgrades the Measuring Instruments Directive-approved taximeters (for all European countries) supporting the CiA 447 Version 1.0 and Version 2.0 application profile. The updated versions of the P6 series of taximeters are able to connect to CANopen network compliant with CiA 447. Several OEMs such as Audi, Daimler, Opel, and Volkswagen provide already CiA 447 gateways to their in-vehicle networks.
Four models of taximeters are now available. The P6S2 mirror taximeter, the P6L2 LED taximeter, the P6C2 LCD taximeter, and the P6F2 taximeter with an integrated printer. The CiA 447 interface allows an adaptation to cars, having access to vehicles data such as the car’s velocity, the status of the seat contacts, and the wheel pulse counter. Additionally, the taximeter can control the roof lamp and the interior light status.
The company offers also different devices for storing, managing, transmitting, and printing taximeter’s data, authenticating driver’s identity using NFC technology and other necessary electronic equipment for taxis. Semitron was originally established in 1980 in Thessaloniki and operates in company-owned, equipped facilities in the industrial area of Sindos, Thessaloniki in Greece. Focused on the development and production of electronic systems, it has soon managed to create a range of products. Over the past three years Semitron created three affiliate companies located in Ireland, Turkey, and Algeria.
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