“Connecting a Smarter World,” leading the automotive electronics industry with this mantra is MRS Electronic, a telematics and automotive controls company headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. With an approach to escalating the ‘smart world’ at a new level, MRS Electronic, leverages the information in smart automotive devices to add value with the most advanced technologies available. “Bringing in a vertical connection between machine networks, data networks, and people networks while adding significant value through connected services is the primary goal at MRS Electronic. We deliver products and services that turn into reality the way customers connect with innovation,” says Franz Hoffmann, CEO of MRS Electronic. MRS’s products and services are deployed in the fields of mobility, transportation, utility vehicles, electric vehicles, buses, construction equipment, farming equipment, and material handling.
MRS Electronic assists clients in implementing advanced hardware and software solutions, mobile apps, and cloud-based solutions—enabling ‘fast-pace’ development and tangible innovation. The firm is a pioneer in expanding and enhancing the on-board and off-board communication process by leveraging proprietary ‘Connected Gateway’ solutions. These Connected Gateways are easily integrated into any vehicle’s control system and connected directly to the MRS Electronic’s cloud. The data received can be viewed by any Smartphone, tablet or PC users who have permission. MRS Electronic also provides a whole suite of virtual connected services that share data, diagnostics, and analytics with the vehicle driver, fleet owners, technicians, dealers, or OEM’s in real time. Connectivity is further enhanced with the help of MRS Electronic, family of CAN, LIN, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, high-precision GPS, USB, Video, and Ethernet gateways. This service offered by MRS Electronic, surely allows anybody to go out of town without ever getting lost.
Adding to its growing portfolio of connectivity solutions, MRS Electronic, also offers systems with cellular communication, radio frequency communication, and satellite communication.
Bringing in a vertical connection between machine networks, data networks, and people networks while adding significant value through connected services is the primary goal at MRS Electronic
The team at MRS Electronic, offers turnkey cloud based fleet management solutions including I/O dashboards, rules engines, geo-fencing, data logs, and cognitive analytics whereby the complete business operation can be integrated into the MRS Electronics’ cloud as well as being directly connected to the technology deployed in the field.
“We provide turnkey telematics services, but in addition, support connecting with a vehicle in more than one way: Direct access using cellular and indirect BLE and Wi-Fi connectivity via the driver’s mobile phone or tablet. These multi-pathway solutions are combined to increase reliability. Beyond that, we also enable technicians to conduct real time connected diagnostics, optimizations, preventive engineering, and secure software updates in complicated mobile systems over our integrated MQTT Broker services in the cloud,” adds Hoffmann.
Having had a well-versed knowledge of industry-specific needs, MRS Electronic’s solutions have been utilized by clients across many industries. Illustrating one of the cases, Hoffmann recalls how MRS Electronic helped an electric vehicle manufacturer to implement advanced controls and telematics system empowering their client to go high-tech, reduce cost, and greatly increase performance. The team at MRS Electronic within six weeks designed and deployed a complete H2M + M2M solution that includes a main vehicle CAN controller, a turnkey telematics solution, GPS, radio, charger control, a 9-axis inertial module for custom stability control and hill assist, as well as a touchscreen display with custom gauges and diagnostics GUI for driver feedback in real-time. Appreciating the solution implemented by MRS Electronic, the client expressed that the joint venture proved to be pure luck for the growth of the company.
Recently, the team at MRS Electronic rolled out a new product platform, the MicroPlex. “A scalable CAN controller system that can quickly turn any ‘common fuse & relay box’ into a smart power management and diagnostics system”, adds Hoffmann. In the future, MRS Electronic aims to move from probability-based analytics to cognitive based analytics for specific conditions to aid businesses to do a better job. The company also intends to quantify its customers’ experience leveraging cognitive analytics by continuously improving its M2M and H2M solutions. Believing that ‘there is always room at the top’, the team at MRS Electronic, has a definition of success and work in each project with a detailed eye for value-driven innovation. With over 100 customers from across Europe, MRS Electronic heads on in the telematics market bringing innovations to connect a Smarter World.
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