Discussions were initiated with Hectronic to find a solution. Hectronic’s software engineers adapted the BIOS which reallocated resources during the start-up phase and mapped memory to match existing cranes and harvester head models.
Some additional legacy requirements were more straightforward to meet but nonetheless important. Physical dimensions were such an example. The hole pattern of the new computer board was designed to match its predecessor.
Our experience is that Hectronic’s main strength in securing interoperability from one product generation to the other is breadth and depth of technical competence. Since we are the only player on the Nordic market to develop X86 processor platforms from scratch we possess the knowledge and control of the details and the big picture. Development of next generation embedded computers that fulfill legacy requirements, are interoperable over generations, is often the result of joint efforts among a combination of disciplines like hardware, software and mechanics.