Deal Comp Oy wins HSL’s public tender for vehicle routers

Helsinki Regional Transport Authority´s Board of Directors has declared Deal Comp Oy the winner of the tendering process for 1800pc vehicle routers. The router contains  a computer and precision locator integrated into one compact housing. No similar product was found on the market, but Deal Comp Oy was able to develop a completely new vehicle router on a very fast schedule and integrate the latest technologies into the router according to customer’s requirements. The challenge in the development work was raised by the global shortage of components, which could be taken into account during the development phase and thus ensure security of supply for future deliveries. The successful product now developed is designed to operate for 10 years in demanding Nordic conditions in vehicle use.

Technical Director Tomi Hänninen comments, that we understand the customer’s needs and are able to meet them in a short time by designing a product that meets the requirements with the components available on the market. Although the schedule was very tight we were able to develop, test and certify the router in time. This reflects the agility and attitude of the company.

Deal Comp’s router includes the latest technologies such as 5G connectivity, eSIM and Inertial positioning, which were not yet integrated into similar industrial solutions 6 months earlier. Although Deal Comp’s vehicle router is technically ahead of its competitors, it is affordable in terms of cost structure. Deal Comp’s success is based not only on agile development and security of supply, but also on cost-effective operations in demanding projects. 

Deal Comp´s winning product:  DR01 specs

Deal Comp Oy ‘s Updated Business 2022

Deal Comp Oy has been both a manufacturer and an importer of “ruggedized” PC equipment since the 1990s. As the ICT-IoT industry has undergone a major disruption in recent years as new technologies challenge traditional solutions, we have followed the trend and launched an intensive R&D process that allows us to now offer ARM-based devices based on different processors alongside our existing x86 products. Now our product range covers both devices from renowned manufacturers and customer-specific solutions based on our own design and development work, carried out in accordance with the requirements of customer projects. The manufacture and certification of products and solutions are also part of our service. In addition, we provide our devices with a Linux-based Open Source software platform that makes application programming with QT, Python, or other tools easy and fast to implement.

Deal Comp’s strategy is to complement the so-called “BoxMoving” business with a comprehensive “one-stop-shop” service that allows customers to have an optimal and coordinated solution for integrating devices into their own system.

As the IPR of the products we develop is owned by Deal Comp, it opens the door to launch large-scale export operations in new expanding mobile IT applications, enabling the company to grow to a new size, taking advantage of the new global demand created by the aforementioned transformation. This is based on solid technological know-how and product development capabilities.

Mobile computing applications are increasingly moving from device-centric to open systems with software at the center. We can provide customers with solutions to take advantage of the opportunities presented by this transformation. On the processor side, there is a shift from general-purpose processors (e.g., x86 PCs) to application-specific processors suitable for AI and Neurocomputing, as well as real-time processing and interpretation of HD-resolution video data. These areas are the spearheads of our product development. We share these tasks with first class skilled SW-houses.  We have developed new products with the philosophy of an open software platform, easy scalability and the ability to integrate the latest technologies. Read more about the new products.

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MOCCULA-RTK – HIGH ACCURACY LOCATION DEVICE

The DealComp MOCCULA-RTK is a powerful stand-alone high accuracy RTK enhanced GNSS location device targeting primarily in-vehicle applications. The navigation subsystem leverages the latest technologies in sensor-based and sensor assisted GNSS location. Handover between navigation technologies is seamless and transparent. The Moccula is easy to install due to its compact size 129 x 104 x 40mm. In addition to accurate location information, it enables very fast communication, thanks to the built-in LTE CAT4-modem. You can now upgrade your existing solution with one installation. You get a very accurate location and fast data connection in one package.

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The navigation engine uses integrated high-sensitivity RTK sensors supported by vehicle speed and vehicle direction data. To support legacy vehicles where CAN data access is not available, The MOCCULA-RTK can connect to 0-24VDC nominal wheel-tick and direction signals. When used in vehicles with CAN bus, the MOCCULA-RTK can extract speed and direction data from the OBD II or J1939 FMS CAN-port. The CAN system provides the highest accuracy with 10ms speed updating rate.

MOCCULA-RTK is based on a YOCTO Linux quad core ARM CORTEX A7 processor which is supported by a dedicated system management microcontroller. Local Flash storage is used for application software as well as buffering. An additional uSD card can be used for local data logging of vehicle parameters. External interfaces include Fast Ethernet,
RS-485 and Dual CAN bus ports. Four 0-24VDC range digital inputs can be used for general purpose I/O, dedicated inputs are available for emergency pushbutton and ignition key sensing. The emergency pushbutton input can connect to normally-closed chained emergency plungers for passengers and the driver. The MOCCULA-RTK can be customized to support different actions based on emergency pushbutton activation.

The MOCCULA-RTK is a fully fledged gateway router with the ability to extract vehicle health data from the vehicle CAN-bus. Modern bus systems are being incrementally upgraded to ITxPT across various stages of upgrade programs. The MOCCULA-RTK can act as an ITxPT compliant GNSS-to-IP subsystem providing location service to other data-users on the vehicle.

The design of the power supply has extensive input filtering exceeding the requirements of E-certification asd well as EN50155. The input contains an active protection circuit and multi-stage filter to ensure lowest emissions and best immunity. The input is reverse protected up to 100V and will withstand indefinite overvoltage up to 100VDC. The operating temperature range is -20 to 70C.

MOCCULA-RTK is an open platform, which is programmable and upgradeable to support different project requirements and back-end data API’s. Please contact DealComp for details on such support and services.

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