The BM FlexCheck is linked wirelessly, via Bluetooth technology, to the BM brake testers as well as to Emission and Head Light Test equipment made by other companies than BM.
The Visual Inspection is fully conducted by handheld BM PDA units, and all data is gathered and processed by the BM FlexCheck Windows program.
Up to 10 vehicle inspectors can log on to the system with their handheld PDA units and test vehicles simultaneously. The BM FlexCheck allows TUVLITA to test 3 vehicles at a time on each lane, fully utilizing their drive through design. With a test time of 30 minutes, and the inspector not having to return to an office, of PC to finalize the test, as the test is fully conducted from the handheld PDA, a potential turnover of 18 tests an hour is viable from only 3 lanes.
“Only one BM FlexCheck client controls the three vehicle inspection lanes with high through put rate of vehicles.”
TUVLITA is running an ERP system called TAIS; this is a client- server program holding all information of the vehicle inspection company including all vehicle registration data. Being an ERP system, TAIS provides facilities for invoicing, accounts, HRM, etc. and the general business management of the company’s activities are done via TAIS.
BM FlexCheck is fully integrated with TAIS using Web services for two-way communication. The web service ensures that all vehicle data and all vehicle inspection data are exchanged live and fluently between the two programs.
The BM FlexCheck Servers are placed in reception booths, that are located in front of the vehicle inspection building. In these booths, the BM FlexCheck Server allows a receptionist to register vehicles for inspection; data is automatically sent to TAIS and the BM FlexCheck Client in the inspection building. From BM FlexCheck, the data is sent to the handheld PDA units when required by the Vehicle Inspector.