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VTC 6100 in-vehicle computer gets farmers out of the mire.

The benefits of an in-vehicle computer are recognized by Belgian farmers looking for waste disposal solutions. With large farms often containing thousands of beef and dairy cattle, safe and effective disposal of the resulting excrement is essential and a legal requirement. Therefore for truck companies working within the waste disposal industry, the ability to efficiently manage, track, weigh and bill individual collections is increasingly important. In response to these requirements, a leading Belgium waste collection company has installed NEXCOM’s VTC 6100 in-vehicle computer into its fleet of vehicles.

This smart in-vehicle computer can efficiently schedule and track all waste collections. Configured with the truck manufacturer’s own patented tank weighing software, the VTC 6100 enables the operator to instantly determine how much waste is collected, without the need to drive to a weighbridge.

So what are the specific features which make the VTC 6100 the ideal for this particular application? Firstly the VTC 6100’s 3.5G module enables two-way communication, this allows information pertaining to the consignment; including type, weight, date, time, order number, customer name and tracking number to be collected and then transmitted back to the main office. Drivers can also retrieve data/records from the remote database and view this information on an 8.4" in-vehicle display (VTK33M), which is connected to VTC 6100 via LVDS port with single cable attachment.

Secondly, the VTC 6100 in-vehicle computer has a number of I/O interfaces which enables connection to a wide variety of peripheral devices. In this application, weighing-scales and the printer are simultaneously connected to the
VTC 6100, thus improving functionality and reducing operating times. Finally, the fanless VTC 6100 is specifically designed for use in harsh automotive environments. Thus, VTC 6100 is ideal for in-cab computing applications where high levels of shock, vibration and heat are present. Other notable features include a fanless design, power ignition delay control, low-battery protection, e13 mark certification, GPS navigation, and wide operating temperature from -30oC to 60 oC.

By utilising VTC 6100 into the waste-collect-service, the trucking company not only has access to instant information on the fleet’s location and load via 3G, but also saves time and money with an on-the-spot weighing facility and fast, accurate monthly billing. Local farmers are also happy because they get an improved service.

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