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 / BenefitGPMS’s Foresight BHVM
Sustainability STC certifications, DO 160 testing, and MEMS accelerometers ensure rugged, compliant, and highly sustainable onboard systemCall to discuss
Weight & Installation Time  Bused kit architecture (vs star architecture) reduces wire and overall onboard weight and speeds installation timeCall 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 PCCall 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 systemsCall 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 replayCall 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 monitoringCall to discuss
Updatability & ScalabilityWireless 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