Display computers, controllers, communication devices


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Heavy dependencies

Written: Monday, November 3, 2014 1:05:00 PM
When Faymonville designed their new remote controlled super trailer they needed a powerful and reliable platform for realizing the interface between the operator and the machine.

Wanted - Embedded software developer

Written: Monday, October 27, 2014 11:05:00 AM
We are looking for talented and highly motivated C++software developers to join our team working with software or system development in close cooperation with our customers.

Major product news revealed

Written: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:50:00 PM
At a product preview workshop in Düsseldorf October 14-16, maximatecc gave a preview of groundbreaking product news released in late 2014.

CCpilot VC display loaded with value

Written: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 11:00:00 AM
The new CCpilot VC is the latest addition to the CrossControl Vision line of displays, a product line that enables a premium user experience in cost sensitive equipment and applications.

Display launch!

Written: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 1:10:00 PM
The CCpilot VC has a truly multifunctional capability.It can be used as instrumentation display, control system GUI, video monitor, service tool and more.

Exclusive product preview workshop

Written: Monday, September 1, 2014 10:35:00 AM
CrossControl is arranging an Exclusive product preview workshop in Düsseldorf on October 14th, 15th and 16th. We are presenting the latest addition to our display portfolio, the CCpilot VC 5” display with multifunctional capability.

Follow CrossControl

Written: Thursday, August 7, 2014 2:25:00 PM
CrossControl has lots of new products and solutions in the pipeline and to keep track of these and coming events, make sure to stay tuned on our website, LinkedIn and through our e-letter.

System developers wanted

Written: Thursday, July 3, 2014 3:00:00 PM
With increasing demand for our services we need to grow our teams in Northern Europe.

Appy days

Written: Monday, May 5, 2014 8:35:00 AM
Operators expect the same simple and efficient user experience from vehicle display systems as they get with a smartphone. Software, and apps in particular, are now playing a greater role in achieving this.

CrossControl at CONEXPO 2014

Written: Monday, March 24, 2014 11:30:00 AM
We thank all existing and potential business partners for interesting and inspiring meetings at the CONEXPO 2014 show.

Smart thinking with SMART cluster

Written: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 11:20:00 AM
CrossControl presents the SMART cluster, featuring instrumentation integrated with display technology and other HMI functionality for efficient human control of machinery.

Meet the CrossControl team at CONEXPO 2014

Written: Thursday, February 13, 2014 11:20:00 AM
Whether you know us from before as Maxima Technologies, Turotest or CrossControl, we believe you will appreciate the extended portfolio and capabilities that maximatecc represents. Take the opportunity to be guided through our portfolio, from instrumentation and sensing technology to advanced display computer solutions at CONEXPO, South Hall 3-4, booth 84408.

Presenting the all-new Stewart Warner catalog

Written: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 11:15:00 AM
We are pleased to present the all-new, 128-page Stewart Warner catalog. The catalog contains information about traditional Stewart Warner product lines such as Deluxe, Wings, Power Series and Green Line, as well Heavy Duty and Heavy Duty Plus, Standard and Standard Plus, sending units and legacy products and accessories including Hobbs items.

Meet us at FIMA Seminar and Expo

Written: Thursday, January 9, 2014 11:10:00 AM
On January 23, FIMA is hosting its annual seminar and expo at VTT House in Tampere, Finland. CrossControl booth at the expo will have select CCpilot displays on show, including the new Vision line with CCpilot VI.

Happy Holidays!

Written: Monday, December 9, 2013 11:05:00 AM
We want to wish you all a Happy Holiday, with hopes for a prosperous 2014.

New display line for agri and construction

Written: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 1:20:00 PM
The new product line, Vision line, has been developed in response to increasing demand for displays that provide better operator support and a premium user experience.

Thank you for visiting us at Agritechnica

Written: Monday, November 18, 2013 1:20:00 PM
Our summary of the week is that the new Vision line of displays attracted a lot of interest, as did our software platform with CoDeSys and Qt integrated.

CrossControl display in Wärtsilä global design award win

Written: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 9:55:00 AM
CrossControl has developed a marine bridge panel display concept for Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading solutions and services provider. On July 1st this product was selected in the category "Best of the Best" in the prestigious Red Dot awards – a global award for industrial design achievements.

Meet us at Agritechnica 2013

Written: Thursday, September 5, 2013 9:25:00 AM
In November 2013 we will participate in the Hannover based exhibition. Come and meet us at the worldwide meeting point for the agricultural machinery sector, you find us in Hall 17.B50.

CrossControl R&D awarded

Written: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 9:15:00 AM
CrossControl specialists in system safety, Ph.D. Rikard Land and Ph.D. student Stefan Björnander, received an award for best paper at the International System Safety Conference, held in Boston in August 2013.

Andrew Kristensen, new Managing Director EMEA Region

Written: Friday, April 5, 2013 1:00:00 PM
CrossControl, provider of control solutions for industrial machinery, has appointed Andrew Kristensen as Managing Director Europe, Middle East, Africa.

CrossControl becomes part of Maxima Technologies

Written: Monday, July 23, 2012 9:25:00 AM
Actuant Corporation has acquired all shares in CrossControl which will be part of Maxima Technologies, a business within the Actuant Engineered Solutions segment. CrossControl will continue to operate largely as an independent company with the current team. “In Actuant we have found an ideal industrial owner which will support the future growth of the company” comments CrossControl CEO Peter Lageson.

Thank you for visiting us at Intermat

Written: Monday, April 23, 2012 9:50:00 AM
We are glad for the many visitors to the CrossControl booth at Intermat in Paris, April 16-21.

Next generation operator panels

Written: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 1:15:00 PM
CrossControl has developed a concept for replacing expensive and inflexible operator panels in industrial vehicles.

See you at Intermat 2012

Written: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 3:35:00 PM
CrossControl will participate in the upcoming Intermat tradeshow for construction equipment, April 16-21 in Paris. You find us in Hall 5A, H109.

Quality achievements

Written: Monday, February 6, 2012 5:00:00 PM
CrossControl is fortunate to have leading customers in segments with very high requirements on system safety and dependability. These requirements call for higher quality standards than the normal ISO9001 level.

CrossControl at Intermat

Written: Monday, January 16, 2012 9:05:00 AM
At Intermat, 16-21 April in Paris, we will show our new range of display computers and controllers. You find us in Hall 5A, H109.

In touch

Written: Thursday, December 8, 2011 2:30:00 PM
No matter how rapidly technology advances, people always want more. An open software tool chain approach for guis enables easy realisation of a premium user experience.

Thank you for visiting us at Agritechnica

Written: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 9:30:00 AM
We are glad that so many took time to visit us at Agritechnica. We really appreciate our interesting discussions about our strengthened product platforms.

Meet us at Agritechnica 2011

Written: Thursday, November 3, 2011 12:35:00 PM
13-19 November. Hall 16, stand C01 Our perception is that industrial vehicle OEMs in agriculture, as well as in other segments, are faced with challenges in the area of Human Machine Interaction. One obvious driver is the Smartphone trend, making end users expect more from the HMI in terms of usability and interaction. Related to this, it is quite common that the operator cannot utilize the full potential and capability of a complex machine. Another challenge is the software domain; hardware is often supplied with proprietary software solutions which limit possibilities for OEMs to realize desired functionality.

New terminals for premium user experience

Written: Monday, October 17, 2011 1:40:00 PM
CrossControl has launched two new HMI product platforms for industrial vehicles; the Intel Atom-based CCpilot XM and the ARM11-based CCpilot XA.

CrossControl starts up in Germany

Written: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 7:45:00 AM
CrossControl, the Sweden-based provider of industrial vehicle control solutions, establishes operations in Germany. The German office will be headed by Yassine Zoubir, previously CEO within ArcelorMittal. Up till 2007, Mr. Zoubir was Division Manager for ifm’s ecomat mobile.

HICAN - a cost-efficient alternative to CANopen Safety

Written: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 1:15:00 PM
HICAN (High Integrity CAN) is a protocol and an implementation which enables reliable detection of communication errors occurring between any two nodes in an ordinary CAN network. It is developed as a simpler and cheaper alternative to CANopen Safety, with the specific aim to meet the demands of safety-related systems and applications.

Humans in control

Written: Monday, September 5, 2011 9:30:00 AM
Integrated Fleet Management is a solution that enables industrial vehicle OEMs to leverage onboard intelligence for improved Machine-to-machine offerings.

A crossover in control design

Written: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 1:35:00 PM
Industrial vehicles have been fitted with in-cab displays for many years, starting with simpler, text-based systems. As the user expectations are getting higher and interaction through graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and the touchscreens is increasing, the importance of advanced human-machine interaction is also growing.

Smartphone user experience in industrial vehicles

Written: Thursday, June 16, 2011 11:10:00 AM
The Smartphone boom seen in the last couple of years drives new expectations on HMI and usability in industrial vehicles. New generations of operators will expect touch screen interaction and top-notch graphical interfaces. The CCpilot XA display computer platform enables vehicle OEMs to meet these expectations.

Career opportunities at CrossControl

Written: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 9:50:00 AM
CrossControl is strengthening its engineering organisation with both senior and junior product/system developers.

Seminar on HMI attracted interest

Written: Monday, May 30, 2011 8:35:00 AM
On May 18 CrossControl organised a seminar in Frankfurt on the topic “HMI solutions for higher competitiveness”. With end users of industrial vehicles starting to have Smartphones as the reference for usability and interaction friendliness, they will be expecting a similar experience with the HMI in the vehicle they are operating. This is a challenge for the industrial vehicle sector and the objective with the seminar was to inspire the participants by showing how this is made possible in industrial vehicle contexts.

Functional safety update

Written: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 11:20:00 AM
Functional safety has received increased attention through stricter legislation and new and updated international standards. Machines with embedded electronic systems are performing more and more advanced functions and vehicles are becoming autonomous. While new functionalities promise enhanced safety and improved performance, they are also associated with new faults, failure modes and risks. For this reason, CrossControl pushes various activities to evolve safety engineering in the industrial vehicle business.

Successful system integrator in US

Written: Friday, April 15, 2011 8:25:00 AM
CrossControl supports customers’ worldwide through co-operations with system integrators in various market segments and geographical areas. Price Engineering, headquartered in Hartland, Wisconsin, have in 2010 successfully applied the CrossControl solution portfolio in applications such as open pit mining, railway maintenance and underground mining machinery.

Seminar on HMI-solutions for higher competitiveness

Written: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 1:40:00 PM
CrossControl arranges a free seminar on HMI-solutions for higher competitiveness on May 18th in Frankfurt. The goal is to shed light on the opportunities and technical strategies for enabling OEMs to work efficiently with HMI design.

Control system engineering power

Written: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 1:00:00 PM
The CrossControl Engineering Services team in Tampere, Finland has been strengthened through two recent recruitments in embedded software engineering. This in response to growing demand for software engineering and integration services in the solutions CC is providing to the industrial vehicle market.

CrossControl at Agritechnica 2011

Written: Friday, February 25, 2011 8:25:00 AM
Come and meet us at the worldwide meeting point for the agricultural machinery sector. We would love to discuss innovations, trends and visions with you.

Follow-up on Safety seminar

Written: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 8:30:00 AM
On the 22nd of November 2010 we gathered some of our German customers in Nuremberg for a seminar on Functional Safety. The purpose of the seminar was to share our experiences in developing systems and solutions for safety critical applications. Summarizing the feedback received from the participants, we clearly see this type of competence seminar as the future for sharing our extensive experience from putting humans in control of machines in critical environments.

A new era for video surveillance

Written: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 10:45:00 AM
Video surveillance equipment has traditionally relied on analogue CCTV solutions. Low flexibility and scalability, high cost, and limitations in image quality has led to a next generation of solutions based on open-network technologies such as Ethernet and IP. These network-based video solutions are steadily growing and are now moving into the vehicle industry.

Ethernet - the answer when CAN can’t manage on its own?

Written: Monday, November 8, 2010 1:40:00 PM
CAN has been the main communication protocol used in industrial vehicles, but the latest trends have seen ethernet technology gaining increasing use for when CAN can ’t quite manage on its own.

PC-level functionality to the most extreme operating environments

Written: Friday, September 17, 2010 8:55:00 AM
Designing robust and reliable control systems and graphical displays for industrial vehicle applications has always required moving away from the high-performing standard segment of computer devices. The embedded solutions available with required robustness, have often had setbacks in the area of performance and graphical capabilities. With the new CCpilot XM, this is no longer the case.

CC Systems is the same but different

Written: Thursday, April 15, 2010 9:20:00 AM
On the 19th of April CC Systems changes name to CrossControl.

Testing ensures software quality

Written: Monday, March 22, 2010 12:30:00 PM
A new simulation-based test strategy for control system software can provide a test environment with higher observability, more controllability and greater interaction possibilities.

A new Fleet Management platform

Written: Monday, March 15, 2010 1:45:00 PM
A new Fleet Management platform that is seamlessly integrated with the machine control system can turn mere vehicle suppliers into leading machine service providers.

A touch of the future

Written: Tuesday, December 1, 2009 1:30:00 PM
Owners of even the most general purpose machines are now expecting increased efficiency through the use of modern controls and onboard computing.

Can you afford not to certify your control system?

Written: Thursday, November 26, 2009 11:45:00 AM
Legislative and standardisation authorities around the world are currently increasing the pressure on vehicle manufacturers to comply with safety standards for their electronic systems.