Next Generation RV Power Management Systems
The RVMaster range is a family of power management controllers and accessories designed for RV markets in the US, Australia, and Europe. Designed for BMPRO, a leading brand of RV power management systems and battery chargers, the new range includes a pair of wall-mounted, touchscreen consoles (RVMaster, Odyssey) plus a battery-operated, Bluetooth light switch remote. The consoles provide complete control and monitoring of multiple vehicle functions including power and battery systems, temperature, lighting, and onboard features such as slide-out panels and water pumps.
Cobalt worked closely with the BMPRO team to develop the new enclosures that integrate an OEM android tablet with custom electronics and PCBs.
The product components and methods of assembly were developed with close consideration for the unique user needs of all key stakeholders including end users (RV owners), installers (RV manufacturers), service technicians and production teams.
A critical element of the brief was to create two unique and compelling console designs based on a common tablet that could then be sold into separate markets. Both should have a sleek, sophisticated but unobtrusive visual language suitable for installation in a wide range of vehicle interiors, and not look out of place amongst other installed appliances and fittings.
The new range successfully integrates an OEM touchscreen tablet providing a low-cost, quick-to-market solution (compared to the development of a custom touchscreen, LCD, and electronics).
OEM Tablet Integration
The new range successfully integrates an OEM touchscreen tablet providing a low cost, quick to market solution (compared to development of a custom touchscreen, LCD and electronics).
The RV master range provides a streamlined installation process for RV manufacturers. All assembly features and fasteners are concealed once installation is complete, providing an integrated solution that fits seamlessly into any vehicle's interior.
The RV master range was developed under an accelerated program to meet product launch deadlines that follow a seasonal cycle typical in the RV industry. Developed under the 'Boost your Business' incentive program – a Victorian government initiative to provide project funding through registered service providers, the product was fast-tracked to capitalise on the opportunity for BMPRO to expand their offering into the lucrative US market.
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Provided a platform for expansion of the BMPRO brand into the lucrative US market.
The project was partially funded under the Victorian Government’s Boost Your Business incentive program which provides grant funding to projects identified as high potential for Victorian companies. Cobalt is a registered service provider under this program.
Time to market
The project was completed under an accelerated program to meet aggressive customer timing targets for the integration of the Odyssey system into a new range of RVs planned for launch in the USA.
The successful launch of the RV Master range cemented BMPRO’s reputation as a market leader in RV control systems.