spo-book MOVE QM87 – Vehicle Computing with Every Refinement

The spo-book MOVE QM87 is a vehicle solution with a powerful Intel Core i5 CPU, fanless heat management and numerous additional features.

Vehicle Computing by spo-comm

As the name suggests, the MOVE Series is a classic for use in vehicles of all kinds. Special transformers, optional batteries and numerous modules for mobile applications (3G/4G, GPS) ensure smooth operation in every imaginable vehicle. Thanks to passive heat management and particularly robust construction, usage within an extended temperature range of-40°C to 70°C is no problem.

Mini-PC with Masses of Content

The inner workings of the typically compact industrial PCs provides a few surprises, with numerous options that propel vehicle computing to a new level. In the rugged and fanless metal casing measuring 250x55x150mm, there’s space for up to two HDDs or SSDs as well as modules for mobile networking (3G/4G), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. Thanks to the dual SIM slot, it’d even possible to use two completely separate mobile networks.

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What are features of a Vehicle-PC?

A Mini-PC that is suitable for the use in vehicles is characterized by various factors. First, Vehicle-PCs should have no moving parts to endure shock and vibration easily. Therefore, they have fanless cooling, and ideally an SSD is installed instead of an HDD. The robust design and a completely enclosed housing also protect against dust and moisture. In order to bear the voltage spikes of starting the engine of a car, a Vehicle-PC requires a wide range input of 9-36 volts, sometimes even up to 48 volts. Furthermore, a compact design is advantageous because the space available in vehicles is limited. Mini-PCs are therefore always the first choice. An extended temperature range is also important as Vehicle-PCs are used outdoor and thus should be able to withstand minus degrees and heat.

Depending on the area of application, Vehicle-PCs can additionally be equipped with various extensions. These include GPS as well as 3G or 4G modules. Some PCs even offer two SIM card slots, which significantly improve the availability in the mobile network. If you want to prevent a sudden shutdown of the PC, for example, by stalling the engine, you can get a battery pack, which supplies the PC for another 10 minutes of power and thus can prevent data loss.

Where are Vehicle-PCs used?

The application areas for Vehicle-PCs are diverse. Examples are emergency vehicles, such as ambulances, police cars or customs vehicles. In addition, mobile operating centers and mobile monitoring platforms can be equipped with vehicle-compatible Mini-PCs. Vehicle-PCs are also used in vehicle development. In prototypes, for example, they can monitor, measure and check the processes while driving. Autonomous driving requires Vehicle-PCs with enormous computing power. Images of several cameras as well as measurement results of different sensors have to be evaluated and processed with artificial intelligence and deep learning. Another area of application is digital signage and infotainment. On buses, trains, subways and even taxis, screens with news, weather forecasts and advertising are commonplace.

Which Vehicle-PCs offers spo-comm?

In spo-comm’s product catalogue everyone finds the suitable product for his specific vehicle application. The Vehicle-PCs include the models of the MOVE series: the MOVE N3160 and, for those who need a bit more power, the MOVE QM87. The newer models of the RUGGED series are as well suitable for the use in vehicles: the RUGGED Q170, the RUGGED Ryzen on AMD basis and our RUGGED GTX1060 Ti, which is equipped with an NVIDIA Geforce graphics card and allows multi-monitor applications.

##Discover spo-comm Vehicle-PCs

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Mini-PCs in vehicles? How does this work?

A normal desktop PC is not the best solution to use in a car, which should be clear to everyone. We have summarized, why Mini-PCs are the better choice and what special features they need aside from that.
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End of the wire crisis due to CAN bus

The acronym CAN stands for Controller Area Network and describes a serial bus system, thus, a system for the data transmission between a number of participants via a common transmission route. The maximum transfer rate for a (High speed-) CAN bus is 1 Mbit/s, but also depends on parameters such as cable length and the bus traffic load.

The purpose of the system that was developed from Bosch in 1983 is, reducing cable harness in cars – at this time they were up to 2 kilometers long.

The CAN bus in vehicles

Since cars produce more and more data, also the electronics assembly is focused. In order that the electronic devices in vehicles can work together properly, a consistent communication or platform is needed. This is ensured with the CAN bus.

Ranked among the electronic devices are sensors and control units. Of latter, in modern upper class cars, up to 50 can be found. Each of it is connected with the bus via a CAN port and checks the data on the content and priority. In case many control units want to send information simultaneously, the message with the highest priority is sent first, followed by the other in descending priority. Due to so-called “Identifier” the information is then processed by the correct device.

Benefits when using the CAN bus:

  • Less wiring effort
  • More economical and easier realization of across system communication, such as ESP
  • Clear recognition of errors and interruptions due to high transmission safety

Mini-PCs in vehicles

Also among our Mini-PCs there are some models that suit various application scenarios in vehicles. These include, on one hand, the MOVE series and, on the other hand, our RUGGED series, which just got a new member the RUGGED Ryzen. All models can optionally be equipped with a CAN bus module, to suit the before described scenario.

More about vehicle PCs, what distinguishes them and where they can be used, is already mentioned in another article.

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What is the CAN bus and how is it used in vehicles?

Modern cars often count on several dozen of control units. Many of them have to communicate with each other, too. In this article you can read, what this has to do with the CAN bus.
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Integrated Systems Europe 2017 in Amsterdam is the largest trade show regarding AV solutions and, as the name suggests, integrated systems. You will find us in hall 8, booth N335. There you will have the opportunity to experience new products in the fields of Digital Signage and Virtual Reality, to get an insight into our current range and learn all about our customizing and service offerings.

How to get the free e-ticket

We offer you the possibility of a free e-ticket to visit the show. Get access to the e-ticket in three simple steps:

  1. Go to the following page for a free registration: https://registration.n200.com/survey/0hlzs6anfdarp
  2. Click on the “Register” button
  3. Enter the required data the site is asking for and paste the code 247056 in order to complete the registration.

You will then receive your e-ticket.

Arrange an appointment with us

Please contact us by phone or via e-mail in order to arrange a personal consultation at the fair. For further inquiries we are available at any time:

E-mail: sales@spo-comm.de
Phone: +49 911 23 98 37 – 0

See you there! Booth 8-N335

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spo-comm at the ISE 2017 – Get your free admission to the fair

The spo-comm GmbH is proudly exhibiting again at the ISE in Amsterdam – February 7th to 10th, 2017 – and will show current IPC systems, new products and also our first take in direction of Virtual Reality. Get your free e-ticket and visit us at our booth in hall 8.