Bell Helicopter Vibration Monitor (BHVM) HUMS vs GPMS Foresight

Shopping for a Health & Usage Monitoring Systems and considering Bell’s BHVM for the 212/412 and 429? 


We invite you to get in touch to learn more about how the systems compare. Below we’ve provided some useful points of differentiation we think are key to ensuring operator value.


Feature / Benefit GPMS’s Foresight  BHVM
Sustainability  STC certifications, DO 160 testing, and MEMS accelerometers ensure rugged, compliant, and highly sustainable onboard system Call to discuss
Weight & Installation Time   Bused kit architecture (vs star architecture) reduces wire and overall onboard weight and speeds installation time Call to discuss
Data Acquisition & Transfer   Onboard regime recognition automates acquisitions; data on the aircraft is transferred automatically (not manually) to software via WiFi/cellular  Call to discuss
System Availability   Cloud system architecture w/ browser based software ensures access from anywhere, any device (PC, phone, tablet) rather than a single local PC Call to discuss
Usability   Modern, intuitive software interface, color coding, and normative scales mean all members of your team can use HUMS, not just experts and outside consultants   Call to discuss
Functionality   Foresight provides rotor track & balance, flight data w/ exceedance monitoring, and engine performance in addition to mechanical system vibration monitoring  Call to discuss
Specificity &  Accuracy  Distributed sensor-level processing, high resonance bracketry, and advanced algorithms yields 7x fault detection vs. legacy systems Call to discuss
Prognostics  Advanced software provides a true predictive model with component Remaining Useful Life estimates allowing you to optimize assets and better plan maintenance windows  Call to discuss
Integrations  Cloud-enabled APIs and export buttons enable Foresight data to be easily integrated into maintenance and safety systems or exported for simulator replay Call to discuss
Validation & Self Monitoring   Drill-down capability for raw signal viewing together with sensor monitoring and fleet comparison views enable fault validation and system monitoring Call to discuss
Updatability & Scalability Wireless connectivity, cloud architecture, and an update-over-the-air capability ensures bugs will be fixed and improvements made. Onboard hardware is modular with expansion capability for more features. Call to discuss
Pricing & Support Model  In contrast to transactional hardware sale, GPMS’s HUMS-as-a-Service business model ensures long term partnership, lower up front cost, continued product development and support excellence  Call to discuss