RAM® Mounts Develops World's First CAN Bus Storing RAW Truck Data Directly to Tablet

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Seattle, WA - June 3, 2024 – RAM® Mounts, a leading provider of rugged mounting systems, is proud to announce the launch of the RAM® Mounts patent pending GDS® CAN Bus, the industry's first CAN Bus harness that passes both power and RAW truck data directly to a device. This innovative solution allows users to bypass the need for intermediate telematics units and subscription services and employ third-party software or develop their own applications, providing unparalleled flexibility and control over vehicle data.

If you're unfamiliar with Controller Area Network (CAN Bus) technology and interested in gaining a foundational understanding, you can learn more about the origins and advantages of CAN Bus here

How GDS® Can Bus Works

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Unlike traditional CAN Bus systems, which rely on a subscription-based model, the patent pending GDS® CAN Bus offers a streamlined and cost-effective alternative. Traditional CAN Bus systems involve a complex process where RAW truck data is sent to a telematics unit, transmitted to a web server via a cellular network connection, and then pushed to the truck's user interface. This not only incurs ongoing subscription fees but also introduces potential delays and data integrity issues.

The patent pending GDS® CAN Bus streamlines the data retrieval process and drivers experience by:

  1. Direct Data Storage: Captures RAW truck data and stores directly onto a tablet, ensuring immediate access and control.
  2. Open Software Compatibility: Empowers companies to select their preferred third-party software or develop their own applications, promoting innovation and customization.

  3. Cost Efficiency: Provides the opportunity to opt out of a subscription-based service to reduce long-term costs and simplify data management.

  4. Integrated Power: Instead of forcing drivers to choose between power and data, the patent pending GDS® CAN Bus provides power alongside the data transfer via the USB-C connector.


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RAM® Mount's patent pending GDS® CAN Bus seamlessly integrates with GDS® Vehicle Docks, ensuring a secure and reliable installation in any vehicle environment. It also comes in two unique configurations to cater to different vehicle types: the FMS connector and the 9-pin connector. These options ensure compatibility with a wide range of trucks, allowing businesses to choose the one that best suits their vehicle's specific requirements. With this new product, GDS® Technology™ continues to set the standard for innovation in the industry, providing robust and adaptable solutions that meet the evolving demands of modern transportation.


For more information about the patent pending GDS® CAN Bus and to explore the full range of the GDS® Ecosystem, please visit  www.rammount.com /pages/gds-tech.


RAM® Mount's GDS® Can Bus is patent pending. To see all patents and trademarks, please visit www.rammount.com/IP.


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