InterMotive’s New Break Out Box Promotes Conflict-Free Vehicle Network Connections

AUBURN, Calif. — InterMotive Vehicle Controls, a leading manufacturer of electronic control systems, has 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 that are used in law enforcement, transit, fire and work truck applications. For further details, contact Marc Ellison at LGS Group, the master distributor for InterMotive products, at 775-831-2002 ext. 201.

About InterMotive

InterMotive Vehicle Controls is a leading designer and manufacturer of electronic control systems that are built to optimize vehicle fuel economy, safety and productivity. As an ISO 9001:2015 registered company based in Auburn, California, InterMotive specializes in custom solutions for transit, work truck, law enforcement, ambulance, fire truck, school bus, RV and personal-use mobility industries. To learn more, call 800-969-6080, visit www.intermotive.net or contact one of its dealers.