Proving Grounds: The University of Minnesota Demonstrates Proof-of-Concept With the MultiConnect OCG
Source: Multi-Tech Systems
The University of Minnesota, they needed a way to test their concept that the existing cellular infrastructure could be used to help record the Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) for a given vehicle within specific geographic zones and then transmit the data back to the central office for processing. The University of Minnesota chose Multi-Tech hardware to overcome this challenge. The Multi-Tech hardware is more physically robust than the mobile phone and has withstood short-term vehicle deployment well. Having a proven hardware already developed and tested certainly shortens the path to a commercially-viable deployment solution. Multi-Tech provided a great deal of availability and support from various people within the company.