NEXCOM’s Latest Rugged Vehicle Mount Computer Maximizes Mobile Workforce Efficiency


Fremont, California (EastBayDaily) — NEXCOM has released a 7-inch vehicle mount computer, VMC 1100, to increase operational efficiency and regulatory compliance for vehicle fleets. Based on Intel® Atom™ processor E3825, the VMC 1100 is capable of information visualization, data logging, data communication, and vehicle tracking and monitoring. By consolidating functions of portable navigation devices (PND), electronics logging devices (ELD), and fleet telematics systems (FTS) onto one reliable hardware platform, the VMC 1100 enables mobile workforces, including truck fleets, police patrols, and fire and emergency medical service (EMS) squads, to excel on the job.

The VMC 1100 is integrated with Intel® HD Graphics and supports up to 4GB of DDR3L memory. The vehicle mount computer can display work orders, route navigation, graph data and integrate information that are imperative for mobile workforces. For ease of use and to prevent distracted driving, the VMC 1100 has five function keys to offer single-step access to various functions, such as Hours-of-Service (HoS) records, print command and other user-defined functions.

The VMC 1100 is built with a GPS and CAN bus interface to collect abundant vehicle data. From the regulatory perspective, the vehicle mount computer can maintain a driver's record of duty status (RODS) by compiling vehicle geo-location, engine hours and odometer readings. In the fleet manager's view, the VMC 1100 can monitor vehicles to ensure drivers follow designated paths and guidelines. Additionally, the vehicle mount computer supports optional onboard diagnostics II (OBD II) interfaces with a variety of signaling protocols to be used with different vehicles made by different automakers.

The VMC 1100 provides strengthened reliability with several design enhancements. For instance, it follows SEA J1113, SAE J1455, and ISO 7637-2 standards to boost immunity to potential conducted interferences. Moreover, the VMC 1100 uses Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) for data encryption and decryption, protecting data from tampering.

The vehicle mount computer VMC 1100 is available with 16GB, 32GB, 64G, or 128G internal storage and supports external storage expansion with microSD and data transfer through USB as well as wireless communication. 3G/LTE and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity is available through mini-PCIe expansion. Peripherals such as printers and ID scanners can also be added via COM ports.

About NEXCOM: Founded in Taiwan in 1992, NEXCOM’s mission is to be an innovative supplier in vertical application markets. NEXCOM gains a stronghold in vertical markets with its industry leading products across five business units, including industrial computers, in-vehicle computers, multimedia, network and communication, and intelligent digital security. NEXCOM serves its customers worldwide through its subsidiaries in seven major industrial countries.


Khang Pham