The new Intelimax+ MA-2020 modem features the ability to be configured as either a RS-232 or RS-485 half or full (RS-422) duplex interface, via its advanced software. This feature provides the ability to use the Intelimax+ for point-to-point or multi-drop (daisy-chain) scenarios giving users additional flexibility to simultaneously connect to a wider range of hardware and perhaps more importantly, saving time and costs.
Our new Intelimax Lite MA-2060 serial modem comes standard with an RS-232 interface, however the option of a RS-485 interface is available via a hardware configuration.
In recent years, data acquisition systems have become powerful tools that are vital to the success of motorsport. These telemetry systems measure and record important vehicle parameters via sensors and are pivotal in communicating track status and warnings between the pit and the driver.
These parameters including; Wheel speeds, Lateral and longitudinal acceleration, Tyre temperatures, Brake pressures, Engine speed (RPM), Engine temperature, Oil pressure and GPS; can be analysed to gain insight into the behaviour of the engine, chassis and driver, which can ultimately result in greater predictability and optimised performance on race day.
Our client has been using two-way radio to transmit data between car and pit, however this presented a number of issues such as; limited data speeds, occasionally having to install radio communications at each location and requiring a separate licence for each county they were using the devices in.
Maxon offered our client the Intelimax serial modem to test in a well known motor racing series held in Australia.
The Intelimax device was easily installed and circumvented the need for setting up receivers and antennas as is the case with RF Data systems. In addition, as FCC approval is already acquired for the Intelimax devices, no additional licences are required.
Once the Intelimax was installed the data speed immediately increased from 38400bps to 115200bps which allowed for faster and more reliable communications. Using the 3G network improved the privacy of the data being transferred and elliviated any issues of competitors listening in to vital team information.
Our client is very happy with this solution and is has plans to roll out Intelimax modems for all other motorsport classes they are involved in such as Formula 1 and V8 Supercars.
Sewerage Pump Control Solution
A government owned water business responsible for managing urban and rural water supply required a very significant sewerage pump control system to be installed. The system integrates a controller which allows sewerage to be pumped uphill. In order to access the pump controller remotely a communications device is installed at the site.
Maxons technical team worked alongside the client and were able to provide a cost effective modem - the Intelimax Lite; which conventionally has limited functionality. However, Maxon provided additional support for AT Commands that were essential for full compatibility with the connection establishment process in the Multitrode controller which enabled seamless functionality.
Our client was very satisfied with the overall service and cost savings that Maxon provided to ensure the application was achieved within the budget requirements.
Aside from the many benefits that Maxon have provided for this client; our team has developed yet another customized solution for an off the shelf product that has now become available for many other customers. A highlight of the adaptability and flexibility of our product range.