One of the key benefits of ACTIA multiplexing systems is the ability to add functions without adding new hardware or decreasing reliability.
Common sensor and control data, such as vehicle speed, engine temperature, etc. are available on the network, so data can be shared, thus eliminating the need for redundant sensors.
Advantages Of Multiplexing
By reducing the wiring loom and removing the fuse boxes, relays and the associated cabling systems, cable trays, fixing system and other wiring accessories, multiplexing simplifies the vehicle's electronics, whilst at the same time allowing functionality and control that was unheard of by using 'traditional' systems.
A Modular Solution
By designing its Acti-MUX system in modular form, Actia have developed a very powerful system that can be used on a number of different types of vehicle. Modules are programmed for their use within the system and are linked using a CAN network.
The system functionality can be rapidly changed by modifying the software - often without changing or adding new hardware. This modular design makes such modifications easy to perform and reliable in use.
Multiplexing In Action
Acti-MUX is a very versatile system. It can be used on the following types of vehicle:- Buses, Coaches, Fire & Rescue, Refuse Collection, Road Sweepers, Rail Maintenance Vehicles - in fact any application requiring the effective and dynamic control or monitoring of the vehicle electrical system.
Multiplexing can control & monitor a wide range of electrical functions (removing the need for individual electronic controllers) including: External lighting, Instrument cluster, Switch panels, Message centre , Door control, Ferry lift, Internal lighting, Heating / Air con, Retarder, Wipers, Mirrors, Kneeling.
The ‘brain’ of the electrical system, replaces CAMU thereby reducing component requirement. Our Master Units provide continuous monitoring of its inputs and outputs for fault detection and diagnostics.
Actia Power Units continuous monitor inputs and outputs for fault detection & diagnostics. All outputs protected against short circuit by use of Smartmos devices.
ActiGRAF®, an integrated development environment to design MultiBUS functional applications from E/E architecture to diagnostics. All software is Windows™ compatible and based on the powerful ISaGRAF® Soft Logic package. The MultiBUS system Application delivers a clear graphical user interface for all programming MultiBUS modules.