Fält Communications introduces a new communications solution for vehicles, MLAN, which uses gprs. The module enables wireless communication with the vehicle’s electronic equipment and installation of one or several Ethernet connections computer – Internet. In practice, the creation of an intranet in the vehicle.
This makes it possible for driver or passenger to access his/her company business system in real-time and set up a mobile office, or to play online games, e.g. Playstation. And it can be done with the highest level of security, since all the information transmitted from MLAN can be encrypted and tunneled through the Internet.
Via the company Multicom Security, it is already possible to connect MLAN with gps and offer it as a security solution for the taxi business. Having acquired the proper permission, a camera can be installed in a taxicab and pictures of the passengers can be stored and sent out together with position information to an alarm center in case of an emergency situation. If, in addition, the taxi is equipped with an Ethernet connection, the passenger may read his/her e-mail or surf on the web at an applicable fee.
MLAN is based on the Fält Communications telematics platform MIIPS and has a gprs modem with a baud rate of 36 kbit/s. The system is also prepared for 3G.
MLAN is transparent, which means that the solution is capable of transmitting all types of protocols from the vehicle’s electronic system. It is, consequently, well suited for transmission of information from the vehicle’s electronic network, e.g. the CAN network, which handles the electronic equipment, or the MOST network, which controls the car stereo. A garage or repair shop may then communicate with the vehicle’s electronics and networks and get an indication of the service needs.
– MLAN makes it possible to realize the telematics vision without major adaptations, says Fält Communications CEO Torbjörn Hornliden. With a minimum of development and integration work, the customers can achieve functioning communications even outside the office.
In addition to vehicles, MLAN has a number of application areas. One such area is automation stations, e.g. ventilation systems that can be remote-controlled with a very high security level.
Patent pending, MLAN is trademark-protected.
For more information, please contact:
Mikael Långström, development manager Fält Communications, phone +46 90 18 39 04, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org