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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. The products come with either resistive touch screen or the new Projective Capacitive (PCAP) technology, which has contributed to making Smartphones so successful. Screen sizes are 7’’, 10’’, 12’’ and 15".

Both products support multiple CAN interfaces, up to four video interfaces, USB, Ethernet and also optional wireless interfaces like WLAN and GPRS. They are freely programmable and a system developer can choose the tools of his preference for development on Linux or Windows. But they are also supplied with an open application software platform where CoDeSys is used for CAN controller tasks and Qt is used for the GUI. Qt has been chosen due its support for advanced functions like vector graphics, alfa-blending, sweep navigation, etc. The two frameworks communicate via a data repository, forming an integrated software platform with an easy-to-use tool chain.

CCpilot XA and XM are designed for the next generation HMI systems. Many industrial vehicles of today are utilized only at a fraction of their potential. With more advanced HMI systems, operators are supported to operate the machine for higher utilization. And an attractive GUI with high usability gives a premium user experience that strengthens the vehicle brand. CrossControl has its roots in the forest harvesting business which has been early in adopting these ideas.

Both products will be demonstrated at Agritechnica. Hall 16, stand C01.