Supercharge your EV business
Complete display and data communication solutions for electric vehicle charging
Electric vehicles help us reach our climate goals. And powering them with readily available electric vehicle charging stations is what will make the electric revolution take off – bringing greater sustainability and the reduction of greenhouse gases our planet so badly needs.
Availability of stations and ease of charging will drive the transformation to EVs. Your way to build a strong brand and better business is by incorporating our world-class EV charging display and data communication solutions that make consumer experiences easy, billing simple and driving with less interruptions a pleasure.
Give your consumers a simple, intuitive experience
People want to charge vehicles simply. Through an intuitive user interface that’s easy to understand and use and gives clear information. One that works all the time, regardless of extremes of light or temperature, dust or rain. And they expect personalized information that adapts to their preferences, offers loyalty discounts and more.
Reliable, always on charging
As an OEM you expect industry grade, reliable, interoperable display solutions you can connect to any controller type or brand. Remotely maintaining and upgrading charging station software and applications without needing to be present on-site is vital. So too is flexible data handling to optimize reporting – and ultimately your profits.
Make vehicle charging a pleasure not a pain
Charging point operators maximize revenue by offering a welcoming experience from a highly available, easily upgradable EV charging network. Displays with customer branding options will promote your brand and visual ID. It’s also crucial that you can securely transfer data through wired or wireless connections in different station and charging pile layouts.
Bringing world-class user experience to EV charging
Robust, factory-tested standard displaysOur standard displays are ready to go out of the box. They are 100% factory tested featuring IP65/66, high brightness and withstand UV light exposure, high vibration and temperature extremes. They come with ready-to-use design software that makes it easy for OEMs to create their own graphic solutions and add the functionality they want.
Your display – your wayWe offer a variety of customizing options for our displays. Choose white labelling where standard displays are branded with your logo and colors to enhance your visual identity. Or choose a complete custom designed display where we tailor all parts of the display including display type, mounting, operating system and more to your specific requirements.
Fully flexible data integrationBenefit from flexible connectivity solutions for a variety of applications from charging pile to control center and back to a consumer’s mobile app. Data integration options include industrial wired and wireless network switches, routers and converters. Solutions enabling communication of charging and user data, remote maintenance, software updates and more.
Equipment that’s always availableConsumers expect charging stations to just work – all the time. High availability offers a better experience, builds your brand and ultimately avoids churn. Our robust, industry-grade products offer proven performance from a wide range of rugged, industrial applications. Everything is built using high quality components and materials.
EV charging solutions help drivers fuel a greener future
EV charging technology is an important area of focus for Beijer Electronics to provide robust, sustainable solutions for the Energy sector. Since 2020, Beijer Electronics HMIs have been installed in many EV charging stations around the world, providing drivers with robust, reliable displays that help to keep them on the move.
In this paper, we will look at:
- The need for long-lasting technology
- Displays with a perfect fit for EV charging stations
- Data communication solutions to optimize the customer experience
“Supercharge the user experience through an intuitive user interface that’s easy to understand and use and gives clear information”
How we help you
Your partner for user-friendly stations
When you partner with Beijer Electronics you work together with a company that offers global coverage with a local presence – one that has than 40 years of experience and expertise in display systems and data communication. Industries benefitting from our technologies include infrastructure, marine, energy, and manufacturing. Our products and services are available wherever you are, backed up by skilled Field Application Engineers. When you develop reliable, quality equipment from the start it operates for longer before being recycled or sending to landfills.
Products that support your business
X2 extremeBuilt to withstand the toughest outdoor environments, our standard X2 extreme HMI panels work in operating temperatures from -30°C to +70°C and stand up to high vibrations and high-pressure wash-downs.
iX HMI softwareDesigned to offer simple-to-use intuitive interfaces, iX HMI software and X2 HMIs combine top-class graphics with pre-styled objects and intuitive operation. X2 HMIs communicate with any type of PLC, regardless of brand.
Display solutionsBenefit from our 40 years of specializing in best-in-class standard and custom display solutions. Come to us for expertise and advice on the display solution that gives you optimal performance for your specific operational needs.
Take advantage of our experts to find the right solutions and products for your engineering challenges.
What is a standard display solution?
A standard display solution, also known as an HMI (human-machine interface), is the user interface that connects an operator to the controller for an industrial or technical system. Standard displays translate data from industrial control systems into visual representations of the systems. On the HMI, an operator can see schematics of the systems and interact with different parts of a process e.g., turn switches and pumps on or off, raise or lower temperatures, etc.
Standard displays offer customers a readily available solution out of the box. Standard displays come with predefined screen sizes, mounting options, operating system, programming software, etc. The end of life is fully determined by the manufacturer, but best in class manufacturers offer almost seamless migration from earlier series to newer ones.
The interaction between operator and machine happens most often directly on the touch screen of the displays, but are in some cases combined with keypads, function keys or external keyboards. Standard displays are usually able to communicate directly with a variety of programmable logic controllers (PLC) and other industrial controllers, and additional cloud connectivity is an increasing trend for newer displays. Standard HMIs are most often offered as off-the-shelf products, however with several additional options and some possibilities for customization.
What is a customized display solution?
A customized display solution is very similar to a standard HMI display (human-machine interface) by being the user interface that connects an operator or user to the controller for an industrial, commercial or technical system. Customized display solutions differ from standard HMIs by being specifically tailored for an exact application and a customer in terms of the specific components e.g., the display itself, the required touch sensor, interface board, the SCB, the firmware and software, the enclosure, etc. to match the exact customer needs.
Developing a custom display solution is an advantage as well as a challenge since the customer, in collaboration with the manufacturer, need to make deliberate decisions on many levels to obtain the required product quality, user experience and cost. Choosing a display solution is a commitment, and when handled skillfully by both parties can create an extremely perfected solution providing the required look and feel for an application. The challenge can be drastically minimized when choosing to work with an experienced manufacturer.
Like HMIs, customized display panels translate data from control systems into visual representations of the systems. On the display, an operator can see information from the systems and interact with different parts of it. The interaction between operator and machine happens most often directly on the touch screen of the display, but are in some cases combined with keypads, function keys or external keyboards.
What is data communication?
Data communication means transmitting data from one point to another. There are many ways of doing this, from copper and fibre-optic cables to wireless and cloud connectivity. Within each of these methods there are different components and protocols, and different ways of packaging data.
Data communication components include routers, network switches and remote access devices. Beijer Electronics, along with Korenix, embeds robust data communication into its design philosophy, ensuring customers have access to best-in-class solutions. Data help companies to make decisions based on facts, rather than based on gut feelings, opinions, and emotions. And in mission-critical businesses a reliable availability of solid data is key.
Commercial data communication solutions exist everywhere in applications such as home computing and smart household devices. Here, components are simple and available off-the-shelf, allowing for mass production and ease of use. Industrial data communication takes this concept and embeds it into tougher environments where applications are more complex, and the stakes can be a lot higher. These data communication devices often differ significantly from their commercial counterparts.
Our world-leading IP-based communication products include managed and unmanaged Ethernet switches with PoE, wireless LAN access points, cellular routers and gateways and solutions for remote access. All made to endure industrial settings, and work in the harshest environments.