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Havis Integrated Control System

Written by Miller, Heather

The modern police vehicle is constantly evolving and becom­ing loaded with technology and equip­ment that, in turn, puts a premium on in-vehicle space. The Havis Integrated Control System (ICS) is designed for saving space, creating police officer comfort, and integrating the latest on-board technology.   

Forward-thinking manufacturers Havis and Ford co-developed the Havis Integrated Control System to replace and mount in the factory dashboard location of the Ford Police Interceptor Sedan and Utility vehicles. The system package includes the Trim Panel, Touchscreen Display, A/V Extender, Embedded Processor, and HVAC Controls.

The Integrated Control System offers a variety of features that improve comfort and safety in the vehicle and provide seamless integration of the vehicle’s technology with externally mounted computing devices.

By relocating computers and external video sources to the trunk, the Integrated Control System allows for a flush profile of the OEM dash and a clean cockpit. The sunlight-readable LCD display is composed of extremely durable, chemically strengthened glass that can withstand impact without chipping. The Touch Screen Display’s ultra-wide viewing angle allows for both driver and passenger operation. Video Mode 1 provides control of the built-in Integrated Control System vehicle applications, and Video Mode 2 provides allows for control of an externally mounted computer, laptop or tablet.    

The Touch Screen Display offers NTSC Camera viewing, the Image Viewer and real-time diagnostics that include system status and vehicle battery levels. The display also features AM/FM radio controls, which replace the vehicle’s fac­tory controls.   

The embedded processor connects to Ford wiring and replaces the OEM AM/FM Radio Module. A sophisticated audio management system prioritizes the use of the vehicles audio system, so important communications are not missed (including the car speakers and hands-free microphone).

The Integrated Control System features tactile HVAC controls and a tactile Mode button to toggle between the two different display options. Other buttons control volume, brightness and blackout. The Touch Screen Display has four different illumination levels ranging from dim for nighttime use to bright for use in the sun.

The steering wheel buttons can be configured to con­trol the User Mode, Illumination Level and AM/FM radio functions (band, tune, seek, volume). The Integrated Control System is compatible with a wide range of laptops and tablets, which can be connected to the system through HDMI or VGA cables.

Fleet managers can utilize the admin­istrator password to save and maintain settings that cannot be edited. The Integrated Control System has a three-year limited warranty from Havis and does not impact the vehicle warranty. 

 

Product Specifications

  • Touch Screen Display: 12.1-inch touchscreen, 800x1280 resolution, 1200 NIT, 88-degree viewing angle, -20C to +70C, built-in heater activation below -20C

  • Embedded processor: AM/FM tuner, 4x20W speakers, Android 4.1, -40C to +85C, CAN, USB, Discrete A/V

  • A/V Extender: VGA or HDMI, USB and Audio inputs from laptop/dock

  • HVAC, hazards, airbag indication and controls for volume, display brightness and lights-out mode

  • Havis provides a Compatibility Matrix for computers and peripherals tested on the Integrated Control System

  • Certifications: vibration testing, crash testing, thermal testing

 

In addition to the Integrated Control System base packages, Havis will be offering recommended console and keyboard mounting options to create the ideal mobile office for customers requiring additional equipment. 

The Havis Integrated Control System will be officially launching by August 2014 and will be promoted, sold, and serviced by Havis, Inc. As always, Havis will provide product pricing, unmatched support, training options, website tools, videos, and much more at that time. Havis will also announce the contact information and locations of the Sales Representatives who can offer live vehicle demonstrations.

At the upcoming Police Fleet Expo in Louisville, Ky., which runs from Aug. 18-21, Havis will feature the Integrated Control System in the company’s booth (#524). For more detailed information on the Havis Integrated Control System, please visit www.havis.com/integrated-control-system or contact sales@havis.com for quoting and assistance.


Published in Police Fleet Manager, Jul/Aug 2014

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