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Industrial Flash Storage for Transportation Applications

Transportation_Truck-Ship-AirplaneWhat Are Top Reasons for Industrial Flash Storage in Transportation Applications? 

Many modes of transportation including motor vehicles, trains, and aircraft use industrial flash storage for critical data storage functions. Due to the varying nature of these transportation methods, technology is designed to execute specific roles and address special concerns. However, a common requirement found in all transportation technology systems is the need to reliably store operational, navigational, and system performance data. The rugged reliability of Delkin Devices Industrial Flash Storage can address these needs across various transportation systems and vehicle types.

In the transportation sector, there is extremely important data to be processed and stored, and industrial flash storage is the preferred solution because data integrity is critical for these systems involving safety and security. A longer lifecycle is required, as the flash storage devices can easily hit 2 million write cycles, and must retain data without any technical hitch. The storage must also effectively operate at a wide-temperature range between -45C and 90C.

 

How is Industrial Flash Storage Used for Security Data?

Security is a major concern when it comes to transport. Both passengers and goods being transported must reach their destinations safely and in a timely manner. To ensure the system stays on track, most transport companies install advanced security features that require data recording and retention. Some applications can monitor the exact location of the vehicle, aircraft, train, or vessel with the help of GPS technology. If it stalls along the way, systems management and other operators will be able to locate its precise location and offer adequate assistance. Data recorded during the journey is stored in the industrial flash.

Most vehicles, aircraft, trains, or vessels also have high-end security installations that can sense and detect any security breach. The recording of such events must be safely stored and available for future review and analysis by relevant authorities. The accuracy and quality of this data is vital for determining legal cause, and to accurately regulate safety improvements. Industrial flash storage plays a vital role in ensuring that this data is stored without issue, and Delkin Devices offers customization options for this application.

How is Industrial Flash Storage Important in Storing Scheduling Data?

Gone are the days when transportation scheduling was handled manually. Now scheduling data is stored in the industrial flash storage device which is embedded in the navigational systems which also include altitude, temperature, GPS, audio data and instrument settings. Precise schedule management means that vehicles, aircraft, trains, or vessels will arrive and depart according to a pre-programmed itinerary, keeping the much larger transportation network functioning at maximum capacity. This perfect efficiency has an enormous impact on the transportation company’s bottom line, saving fuel, time, and money. This is achieved with industrial flash storage of high quality and reliability.

Why Industrial Flash Storage?

There are several reasons why industrial flash storage is ideal for transportation applications. First, these cards use single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash to deal with more demanding requirements needed by the transportation industry, such as high endurance. Flash endurance in this context refers to the number of times in which specific segment of data can be written during the lifetime of the flash. Industrial flash storage is also ideal for transportation because of its reliability. Apart from SLC NAND, two other features that make them reliable are the firmware algorithm and the controller. Additionally, there is a controlled Bill-Of-Materials (BOM). It guarantees that the product is original with made-to-order part numbers and is customized to perform to the required specifications of the application. It also shows that the new industrial flash memory was tested and has no defects.

Delkin Devices is the leading manufacturer of rugged, controlled industrial flash storage solutions tailored to the needs of the transportation industry. If you would like to discuss custom data storage options for your transportation application, a Delkin Devices Industrial Flash Storage Expert is happy to provide a free consultation and provide sample options.