Today’s off-highway mobile construction equipment is more complex than many would have ever imagined a mere 20 years ago. At the turn of the century, mechanical advancements and machinery upgrades rarely involved electronic controls or computerized enhancements. Yet in today’s world of off-highway equipment, special devices called “gateways” are utilized for security, safety and increased efficiency. These gateways serve as central hubs that allow for secure and reliable interconnections that process data across a wide range of vehicle networks and electronic control units (ECUs).
Because of the advancing technologies in the off-highway machinery space, it is more important than ever to stay prepared for future changes. As large mobile equipment networks continue to become more complex, the existing communication strategies will result in system bottlenecks down the road. A gateway device, such as the PVSG, solves these challenges by enabling future communication network architectures which allow for multiple network buses and managed communication between networks.
Ideally, such a wireless gateway provides routing support for different CAN network protocols, such as 11 bit CAN, 29 bit CAN and J1939. In order to support a multitude of CAN network protocols, the PVSG was developed with a PC configuration tool that enables OEMs to easily set the routing table without custom applications or detailed software competency - taking the challenge out of the process so OEMs can focus on reliability, efficiency and safety.
The Parker Vehicle System Gateway (PVSG) is a network management solution that is leading the way in providing large off-highway machinery with a central communication network hub. The PVSG allows for a seamless transfer of data to manage information exchange between many technologies, such as:
Gateways ultimately enable full control and a comprehensive understanding of a machine. The PVSG is specifically designed to allow users to manage interactions between CAN networks, upload/download service information via a multitude of connections, such as USB, Wireless, or Ethernet, as well as loads software to controllers and displays for complete system updates.