InterMotive introduces new Break Out Box promoting conflict-free connections


InterMotive Vehicle Controls (Auburn, California) 
developed a product to address the proliferation of aftermarket devices using the OBDII connector on commercial vehicles.

The Break Out Box (BOB) is a multi-access hub for CAN bus connections to help reduce compatibility issues on the network. Additionally, BOB decreases the necessity of multiple harnesses crowding the Data Link Connector (DLC) under the dash.

Two versions of the product, BOB and BOBe™, offer custom options according to customer needs. BOB includes four module connections to the vehicle network, making it easy to add several devices without the complications caused by daisy-chaining harnesses.

BOBe is enhanced with the addition of InterMotive’s Safe-T-Net™ features. With five module connections available, BOBe provides passive data acquisition with an auxiliary CAN network for third-party devices. This allows modules to co-exist on the network without requiring changes, minimizing conflicting requests and eliminating vehicle operational concerns.

A simple plug and play connection to the OEM chassis through the OBDII or a gateway connector provides a clean installation. Third-party devices can easily attach via custom harnesses to the multiple 10-pin connectors on BOB.

The Break Out Box is currently available on Ford, GM, FCA and medium duty vehicles used in law enforcement, transit, fire and work truck applications.

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