CANect® is a telematics system that enables the user to manage and send asset data and view it on an asset level or aggregated fleet format. The system consists of an onboard module, software, and cloud storage. From the module, the user can send data via device-to-device or cloud-to-device. Device software is updated using Overthe-Air Programming.
The CANect® software has several parts: Composer , View, Reflector, and Portal. CANect® Composer is used to configure what data to read, how to read it, and what to do with it after it is read (log data, transmit to View, transmit to Portal). The data can be inputs to the CANect® module, inputs internal to the CANect® module (ex: accelerometer), and \or messages available on the CAN bus. Then, Composer
generates a single image containing all the files needed to update a system. The image is used to program the system. The image can be loaded to the system from a USB drive, or transmitted by CANect® Portal or CANect® View.
CANect® View is used for viewing the information gathered by the CANect® module. It is a website hosted by the CANect® module that can be viewed when connecting to the Wi-Fi host locally on the machine or remotely using Reflector. The module links to View after it has created a database with Composer .
CANect® Reflector is a cellular or Wi-Fi connection to the cloud to a module. The software is so named because it reflects the local website out to the cloud. It allows you to remotely log in to the CANect® View website. CANect® Portal is the cloud component of the system. Data collected from the module
is sent here to be stored and viewed.