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01 - VBOX Touch Introduction

The VBOX Touch features a 10 Hz GNSS receiver, responsive colour touchscreen and the ability to run multiple applications on the same hardware. Built on a platform that allows functionality to be expanded through future software and firmware upgrades, the VBOX Touch is an extremely versatile data logger.
 

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Applications are written in Python script enabling you to create your own, including custom CAN Based applications to solve specific testing needs. New applications can be loaded by inserting an SD card containing the new script and it is just as quick to revert to the standard functionality of the VBOX Touch by inserting the SD card containing the original data. 

VBOX Touch is also available with RTK, providing centimetre-level positional accuracy when used with an NTRIP or RTK Base Station solution. Other features include the ability to connect to capture screenshots and see live test results.

Features

  • 4.3" TFT daylight readable capacitive touch screen
  • 4 x high brightness LED Indicators
  • Built-in applications such as performance testing, lap timing and speedometer
  • Python-based applications, ideal for solving user-specific testing needs
  • Removable protective rubber cover included
  • 10 Hz GNSS receiver with internal patch antenna
  • SMA connector for external GNSS antenna (overrides the internal antenna when connected)
  • Available in an RTK variant for receiving RTK correctional signals for centimetre-level positional accuracy

Connectors

More detailed connector information can be found on the PIN OUTS page.

Left Side

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SD Card

VBOX Touch logs data via an SD card. Dependent on the Logging Strategy selected within the General Settings area, the unit will either log continuously or when movement is detected (default). More information on this is available here.

Right Side

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Antenna

VBOX Touch has an internal patch antenna, meaning that in many circumstances where the unit has a clear view of the sky without any interference, an additional antenna is not required. However, if you are struggling to maintain a stable satellite lock, the supplied external antenna (RLACS262) can be connected to the antenna socket. The external antenna should also be used when conducting a Brake Trigger Test. More information on the external antenna is available here.

D IN/PPS

The Digital In and PPS port can be used for connection to the VBOX Brake Pedal Trigger to provide brake trigger deceleration tests. More information on this is available here.

The port can also be used to connect a Hand Held Start/Stop Logging Switch (RLVBACS010) to control the logging of the unit. More information on this is available here.

CAN/Serial (Top)

The top CAN/Serial port can be used to output serial information, allowing you to either connect VBOX Touch to VBOX Test Suite via an RLCAB001 and conduct live testing, or output lap timing parameters. Serial Output settings information is available here.

CAN/Serial (Bottom)

The bottom CAN/Serial port can be used by VBOX Touch RTK units to receive RTK corrections via an NTRIP Modem or a Telemetry Radio Module with a Static Base Station. RTK input settings information is available here.

Power

The VBOX Touch unit is either powered by the supplied RLCAB010LE cable (RLVBTOUCH) which is inserted in to a vehicle's 12 V cigar power socket, or by the RLCAB014LE cable (RLVBTOUCH-M) which is unterminated for making a bare wire connection to a power supply. More information on this is available here.

Standard Inventory

VBOX Touch (RLVBTOUCH)

Product Code Quantity Description
VBTOUCH-V1 1 VBOX Touch 10 Hz Unit Including Rubber Cover
RLCAB010LE / RLCAB014LE 1 Cigar Plug Power Supply (RLVBTOUCH, 2 m) or Unterminated Power Supply (RLVBTOUCH-M, 2 m)
RLACS313 1 8 GB SD Ultima Pro UHS-1 Memory Card
RLACS262 1 GNSS Antenna (3 m)
RLACS277 1 Swivel Neck Richter Suction Mount
RLACS281 1 Plastic Carry Case for VBOX Touch (not supplied with RLVBTOUCH-M)

VBOX Touch RTK (RLVBTOUCHR)

Product Code Quantity Description
VBTOUCHR-V1 1 VBOX Touch RTK 10 Hz Unit Including Rubber Cover
RLCAB010LE 1 Cigar Plug Power Supply (RLVBTOUCH, 2 m)
RLACS313 1 8 GB SD Ultima Pro UHS-1 Memory Card
RLACS308 1 GNSS Antenna (3 m)
RLACS277 1 Swivel Neck Richter Suction Mount
RLACS281 1 Plastic Carry Case for VBOX Touch

 

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Optional Accessories

Product Code Description
RLVBACS004 Brake Pedal Trigger
RLVBACS010 Hand Held Start/Stop Logging Switch
RLCAB001 VBOX PC Serial Cable
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