VBOX Touch

VBOX Touch is a versatile and future-proof data logger, featuring a large colour touchscreen, brake trigger input support and the ability to write your own apps in Python.

  • 10 Hz GNSS data logger
  • 4.3” Colour touchscreen
  • Available with RTK for centimetre-level accuracy
  • Digital input for brake testing
  • Download apps for free

Key Features


Large Touchscreen

The 4.3" TFT touchscreen is responsive, great in daylight and allows you to see results instantly. High brightness LED's provide instant feedback on your current test run.

Free Apps

Download free apps from our website and install them on your VBOX Touch via an SD card. It is quick and easy to switch between apps.

RTK Option

VBOX Touch is also available with RTK, providing centimetre-level positional accuracy when used with an RTK base station or NTRIP solution.

Custom Applications

Apps are written in Python and you can write your own, including custom CAN based applications, using our database of sample code snippets.

Brake Trigger Input

VBOX Touch is ideal for performance testing; it offers brake-trigger input support and can also calculate MFDD (Mean Fully Developed Deceleration).

Powerful Analysis Software

Export and analyse your data in VBOX Test Suite using dedicated plugins, letting our software do the hard work for you.

Inbuilt GPS Antenna

10 Hz GNSS receiver with internal patch antenna for accurate logging of performance, speed and position data. An external antenna is also included.

CAN Bus Interface

VBOX Touch has two CAN Bus interfaces that can be used in apps such as Tyre temperature monitoring, or in your own custom, Python-based apps.

VBOX Touch Applications


VBOX Touch has an extremely user-friendly interface and you can see your test results in real-time, live from the vehicle. It is the ideal data logger for many automotive applications, including:

  • Performance testing
  • Tyre temperature monitoring
  • Durability testing
  • Brake testing
  • Lap timing

 

There are different apps available for each of the above use cases, that are written in Python and can be downloaded from the VBOX Touch App Store, below. Simply load your chosen app onto an SD card, insert it in the VBOX Touch, follow the onscreen commands and you are ready to start testing.

VBOX Touch comes pre-installed with a versatile Performance app, for acceleration and deceleration testing. The device offers brake trigger input support, meaning you can easily test a vehicle's braking abilities using trigger and speed-to-speed methods.

Each app provides you with the relevant information needed for that specific test, with results saved directly to the device's SD card. You can also export your test results as a CSV file for more detailed analysis in VBOX Test Suite, if required.

Performance App (Standard)

The standard Performance application that ships with the VBOX Touch enables you to perform acceleration and deceleration tests, using one of the many pre-configured tests or by setting your own parameters. Lap timing and speed display modes enable you to see your current lap time, reference lap, live speed, average speed or maximum speed.

VBOX Touch Apps


You can download additional apps below or from the Apps section on the SW/FW downloads page. They are free of charge, but you are required to register your VBOX Touch in order to download.

Please note:
Only one app can run on the VBOX Touch at a time. Once you have loaded a new app onto your VBOX Touch, you can easily switch back to the standard functionality of the device by re-installing the Performance app. Similarly, you can switch between other applications, by loading the one that you wish to use onto an SD card, and inserting this into the VBOX Touch.

Brake Temperature Monitoring

The Brake Temperature Monitoring app provides you with a real-time display of the temperature of each brake disc while on track. This is invaluable information when looking for the optimum brake bias and tyre setup for a race.

The responsive, colour display offers a visual representation via 64 individual heat maps, as well as live and maximum temperature values.

In order to use this app, you must also purchase the Brake Temperature Monitoring Sensors & Wiring Loom (RLACS314).

Multi-Function Display

The Multi-Function Display app allows you to use the VBOX Touch as a display when connected to a VBOX 3i.

It will show data from GPS derived channels that are outputted over CAN. Up to six parameters can be displayed on a single screen, such as speed, lateral & longitudinal acceleration, radius of turn, distance travelled, heading and various brake test channels. It can also calculate and present performance test results, live from the test vehicle.

You will need the cable 'RLCAB005-C' to connect VBOX Touch to a VBOX 3i.

Tyre Temperature Monitoring

Measure, log and display the surface temperature of all 4 tyres in real-time on the VBOX Touch. The responsive, colour display offers a visual representation via 64 individual heat maps, as well as live and maximum temperature values.

In order to use this app, you must also purchase the RACELOGIC tyre temperature sensor kit (RLACS272).

Speed Profiler

Ideal for durability, fuel economy and tyre testing. You can set a target speed for a duration of time or distance using the VBOX Speed and Route profiler software on your PC, which will generate an .SPP file.

This can then be loaded to the VBOX Touch using an SD card, once the Speed Profiler app has been installed. The driver will then receive both audible and visual alerts if they deviate from this.

Custom applications


If you have a need for a specific VBOX Touch application, please contact us, so we can understand your exact requirements and let you know if it will be possible for us to develop the app or possibly even provide you with scripts to write it yourself. Please note, there may be development costs involved depending on the complexity of the request.

Write your own apps


A collection of scripts to help get started in writing code for the VBOX Touch can be downloaded below. Each script demonstrates how to utilise one or more features of the product. Please see the Readme.txt for details of each specific app and how to run each script. For further assistance on writing code for the VBOX Touch please contact VBOX support.

Centimetre-Level Position Accuracy


If you need a versatile and future-proof data logger with a centimetre-level accuracy, VBOX Touch with RTK uses the latest GNSS technology that will meet your current and future testing requirements. 

Tracking the GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo constellations, it offers robust position accuracy and precise measurements of speed and distance, at an extremely competitive price. 

The device can receive RTK correctional signals using a Base Station or NTRIP modem, meaning you can have up to 1 cm positional accuracy at a test track or on open roads. 

Free Analysis Software

VBOX Test Suite


All VBOX data loggers come with free data analysis software. A recorded session will be saved within the SD card as a .vbo file and can be analysed using VBOX Test Suite. Our user-friendly, intuitive data analysis software comes pre-loaded with application specific plugins that make it quick and easy to conduct tests.

  • Over 25 application specific plugins
  • Post-event data analysis
  • Create your own custom tests
  • Customisable layout
  • Easily create charts, tables and reports
  • Analyse data sets simultaneously

Technical Specifications


Velocity

Accuracy
0.1 km/h (averaged over 4 samples)
Update rate
10 Hz
Maximum velocity
1600 km/h
Minimum velocity
0.5 km/h
Resolution
0.01 km/h

Acceleration

Accuracy
1%
Maximum
4 g
Update rate
10 Hz
Resolution
0.01 g

Absolute Positioning

Accuracy (Standalone)
H: 2.5 m CEP*
Accuracy with SBAS
H: 1 m CEP*
Update rate
10 Hz
Resolution
0.00185 m

Absolute Positioning

Accuracy with RTK
H: 0.01 m + 1 ppm CEP*
V: 0.01 m + 1 ppm R50*
Accuracy with SBAS
H: 1.0 m CEP*
Accuracy (Standalone)
H: 1.5 m CEP*
Update rate
10 Hz
Resolution
0.00185 m

Heading

Accuracy
0.3°
Resolution
0.01°

Distance

Accuracy
0.05 % (<50 cm per km)
Update rate
10 Hz
Resolution
1 cm

Trigger Brake Stop

Accuracy
±20 cm

Trigger Brake Stop

Accuracy
±5 cm

*Specifications will vary depending on the number of satellites used, obstructions, satellite geometry (PDOP), multipath effects, and atmospheric conditions. For maximum system accuracy, always follow best practices for GNSS data collection. 1 ppm means 1 mm/km away from base. Ppm is limited to baselines up to 20 km.

Please download the datasheets for full specifications.

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