Flexible Sensor Integration to Bring Valuable Machine Insight

Adding sensors to vehicle and machine telematics is now easier than ever before. A whole host of input/output (I/O options) are available to cater to wired and wireless sensors. This enables endless opportunities to highlight potential machine or vehicle problems.

Vital information on the behavior of a machine can be collected, analyzed, and reported to the fleet manager and other key personnel to ensure immediate action is taken.

Adding Telematics Sensors

ATLAS can be used as a data concentrator featuring a rich collection of I/O options to collate information from many sources.

What Are Telematics Sensors?

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Sources

  • Bluetooth BLE Wireless - Any BLE sensor and mobile phone connection is acceptable. Mobile phones can be set up to display sensor data, including alerts.

What Are Telematics Sensors?

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  • Dual CAN-bus Interfaces - Two J1939 bus connections can be used to receive vehicle data or transmit data to the CAN-bus for vehicle use, such as a screen.

What Are Telematics Sensors?

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  • Multiple I/O Options - Digital (2) inputs plus ignition input and open drain outputs provide options for adding sensors.

What Are Telematics Sensors?

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What Are Telematics Sensors?

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  • 1-Wire Interface - Make a network of 1-wire sensors, such as iButton tag or temperature probe.

What Are Telematics Sensors?

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  • RS-232 & TTL - For establishing a connection to an external device, RS-232 and TTL serial ports are available.

What Are Telematics Sensors?

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  • Accelerometer - For horizontal (speed) and vertical movement and motion detection, the on-board accelerometer is available.

What Are Telematics Sensors?

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Adding Telematics Sensors for Key Functionality

TPMSTire Pressure Monitoring

The direct connection of TPMS sensors is enabled through an onboard 433 MHz RF receiver.

What Are Telematics Sensors?

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Axle Load Monitoring

An onboard RS-232 serial port is available to allow for direct connection to an axle load monitoring sub-system.

What Are Telematics Sensors?

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I/O Options for a Variety of Vehicle and Machine Alerts

ATLAS has been developed to gather data from several sources and report data back to an easy-to-use web application (ATLAS Insight). Sensors can be set-up and alert conditions configured to inform users immediately when a problem occurs. This rapid triage of sensor information leads to swift corrective action.

What Are Telematics Sensors?

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What Are Telematics Sensors?

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Door Opening.

Door Opening. Image Credits: Tough Tech Ltd

Temperature Monitoring.

Temperature Monitoring. Image Credits: Tough Tech Ltd

Tilt Monitoring.

Tilt Monitoring. Image Credits: Tough Tech Ltd

Machine Idling.

Machine Idling. Image Credits: Tough Tech Ltd

Custom OEM Integration – Adding Sensors

ATLAS has been designed to be integrated at the OEM level or as an after-market fit. With OEM integration, any unique electronics can be monitored with custom firmware and a consultative approach to meet the exact needs of the user.

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