Precor: Fitness Device Architecture And Full Stack Development

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With a worldwide recognition in manufacturing fitness equipment, Precor is a step-ahead company developing new fitness equipment providing immersive user experience for any exerciser. Based on the desire to improve their products, Precor has strived to upgrade a 6 year old successful fitness console called the P80. Precor is drastically improving the user experience linked to this product by upgrading hardware and software components of this solution. The company released brand new P82 console in March of 2016 for their top of the line cardio equipment which features Android based technology and allows faster processing speeds, embedded Wifi, Bluetooth and NFC. In addition Precor added a new P82 console with smaller screen in Q4 of 2016. Both consoles provide new features that have been developed in order to provide an unmatched in-gym experience for any user.

Based on a Variscite System-on-Module (SOM) supporting NXP i.MX6Quad core Cortex-A9 processor for the P82, Precor was looking for a system software integrator company able to match these new consoles with low and high level software technical requirements.

Challenges and requirements

  • Deep knowledge of software integration on NXP ARM MCUs and MPUs such as the i.MX processor family
  • Development and support from low level embedded software to immersive user interface
  • Product reliability enhancement and performance optimization

The Witekio solution

  • Android BSP adaptation and integration
  • Time savings thanks to our legacy BSP development and adaptation for solutions based on i.MX processor
  • System integration on NXP i.MX based Variscite SOM-MX6 design
  • Low level development on Linux and Android
  • High level software development
  • Multimedia decoding integration support

Full stack software development for media entertainment

Witekio provided its architecture and software expertise on different low and high level software layers of the solution. In regard to embedded software development, Witekio collaborated with Precor’s technical team both on Linux kernel debugging and integration as well as Android features development and integration.

Based on Precor expectation, Witekio also adapted the current NXP i.MX6 Android BSPs to match with the Android based product requirements. Proficient hardware understanding coupled with embedded software ex-pertise allowed Witekio to enhance the P82 platform’s stability and reliability. These technical improvements represent a key success as the P82 is a product that must work 24/7.

Along with various high level developments, Witekio has helped to stabilize support for worldwide television and media decoding integration, with dedicated support and debugging methods and development.

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Our mission is to develop personalized health and fitness experiences that help people live the lives they desire. For over three decades, we’ve driven fitness forward with a passionate focus on ergonomic motion, proven science, and superior engineering. We constantly study and anticipate the needs of the people and organizations we serve, and continually redefine the levels of innovation, quality, and service necessary to deliver the very best fitness experiences – all with the goal of improving the ways people improve themselves. Our equipment is chosen by health clubs, hotels and spas, universities, and individuals all over the world.