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March 19, 2013

Compact Low Power ARM-based Vehicle Terminal Facilitates Fleet Management

NEXCOM has launched the mini ARM-based vehicle terminal VTC 100 which can run telematics applications on 8 watts of power and boot in 10 seconds. The VTC 100 features low power ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor, pre-installed operating system, various wireless and CAN bus communications and smart power management. This vehicle terminal can step up mobility and assists with driver hours of service (HOS) compliance for a variety of dispatch service, including taxi, truck, airport shuttle, and ambulance.


ARM-based, vehicle terminal

Positioned as a power-efficient vehicle terminal, the VTC 100 is based on TI AM3352 ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor and is pre-installed with Windows Embedded Compact 7 or embedded Linux operating system. With a choice of wide varieties of off-the-shelf application software, the VTC 100 can carry out asset tracking, vehicle navigation, task dispatching, and driver recordkeeping with ultra low power consumption. Thanks to robust hardware and software integration, the unit can boot fast and therefore keep the fleet ready to mobilize in a fast-paced environment.


As a dedicated telematics appliance, the VTC 100 offers GPS tracking and navigation along with support for dead reckoning. It adopts SAE J1939/ J1708 CAN bus protocols to vehicle data acquisition and allows for data exchange over Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3G. A 4GB microSDHC Class 10 memory card is shipped with the VTC 100, which allows for high speed read/ write speed and expansion up to 16GB.


For use in vehicles, the VTC 100 supports a wide range of power inputs from 9~36V and smart power management, it enables the VTC 100 to works in conjunction with both 12V and 24V electronics systems and to negate voltage spikes. It can ensure reliable operation in severe conditions including temperature extremes ranging from -20 to 70 degree Celsius and vibration and shock according to MIL-STD-810G standards. Sized 45mm x 180mm x 110mm (H x W x D), smaller than a DL envelop, it can be easily tucked into any vehicles regardless of space concerns.


Main Features

  • Compact and fanless design
  • TI AM3352 ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor
  • BT, WLAN, WWAN and GPS modules
  • CAN bus V2.0b; optional support for J1939/ J1708
  • Smart ignition power on/ off and power management design
  • Wide DC power input range: 9V~36V
  • Wide operating temperature range: -20°C~70°C
  • Operating system: WEC7 or embedded Linux

Ordering Information

VTC 100-A1E (P/N: 10V00010000X0)

ARM® Cortex™-A8 720MHz Processor with 256MB DDR2, GPS and WEC7 system

VTC 100-A1U (P/N: 10V00010001X0)

ARM® Cortex™-A8 720MHz Processor with 256MB DDR2, GPS and embedded Linux


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