The Modules

The following seven modules are provided with the CBox-Modulo and can be combined individually:

C-Core
(Main-unit)

C-Gate
(Communications-unit)

C-Touch
(Communication-unit with touchscreen)

C-Core RFID
(RFID-Reader / integrated in C-Core)

C-Access
(RFID-antenna)

C-Core Bluetooth
(Bluetooth-module / integrated in C-Core)

C-Intac
(Fuel-card-/key detection)


The seven CBox-Modulo modules can be combined individually according to application requirements, e.g. for pool or CarSharing/CarRental vehicles, for open or closed user groups, station-based or one-way projects etc. Vehicle access can be controlled using RFID cards or smartphones, based on reservations, stored access lists or instant access.

By combining the modules you can select your preferred options regarding:

  • Vehicle access
  • Communication
  • User interface
  • Control of petrol/parking cards and vehicle keys

C-Core (Main-unit)

C-Core (Main-unit)

C-Core is the main unit used in all module combinations. All other modules are directly integrated into or connected to this unit. The module contains the following:

  • powerful ARM processor
  • 2 USB connectors (for C-Gate/C-Touch and for a smartphone or a memory stick)
  • 16 MB flash memory
  • connector for the C-Access card reader antenna
  • analogue and digital inputs
  • connector for the C-Intac fuel card / key detection unit
  • universal outputs for central locking and immobilizer control
  • low current consumption
  • 2 CAN-transceivers
  • temperature range: C-Core: -40 to +85  ̊C, C-Gate: -30 to 85  ̊C, C-Touch: -20 to +80 ̊C 
  • accelerometer
  • voltage range: 6 to 28V (e.g. for trucks)

The C-Core Jumper intelligent main connector contains all vehicle-specific adaptations. Remote control prints of car keys can be placed inside this connector. The integrated clamps make it easy to connect to all vehicle models.

C-Touch (Communication-unit with touchscreen)

C-Touch (Communication-unit with touchscreen)

The C-Touch module allows the customer to be led through various processes (e.g. PIN entry, change of reservation times, questions about cleanliness and damages) and provides information about current reservation data and necessary actions (e.g. refuelling, plugging in electric vehicles, etc.). In addition, a hands-free set is integrated, which establishes a voice connection to your customer centre. The touchscreen can be placed in various locations inside the vehicle. 

  • touchscreen with back-light
  • 3G-module
  • highly sensitive GPS/GLONASS receiver
  • antennas for mobile network and GPS
  • hands-free phone
  • ARM processor
  • 16 MB flash memory

C-Gate (Communication-unit)

C-Gate (Communication-unit)

When using without a touch screen, the C-gate module comes into play.

  • 3G-module
  • highly sensitive GPS/GLONASS receiver
  • antennas for mobile network and GPS

C-Core RFID / C-Access (RFID-reader / -antenna)

C-Core RFID / C-Access (RFID-reader / -antenna)

The card reader antenna is taped to the front windscreen. It contains a multi-colour LED (red/green/yellow).

The following cards types and standards can be read: 

  • ISO 14443A
  • ISO 14443B
  • ISO 15693
  • NFC
  • Hitag 1
  • HitagS
  • Mifare
  • Calypso
  • other standards on request

C-Intac (Fuel-card / key-detection unit)

C-Intac (Fuel-card / key-detection unit)

The C-Intac module monitors the use of the fuel or parking cards and ensures that the right cards are in the device again at the end of the journey. Otherwise an alarm will be transmitted. 

If the option “key recognition” is activated, the vehicle key must be placed in the appropriate holder inside the vehicle at the end of the journey. Only then can the vehicle be closed with the card or mobile phone. This ensures that the driver cannot inadvertently take the vehicle key with him at the end of the journey. The cards and the key are monitored using RFID tags.

C-Bluetooth (Bluetooth-Module integrated in C-Core)

C-Bluetooth (Bluetooth-Module integrated in C-Core)

With the C-Core Bluetooth module authorisation to use the vehicle is transferred by means of an app on the user’s smartphone. If the driver is near the vehicle, the required data will be sent to the CBox-Modulo and the vehicle will open or close at the push of a button. And of course the journey data can be sent back to the central server for further processing using the smartphone. This module can also be used in combination with the mobile phone network. 

The Bluetooth module meets standard BT4.1 (low energy). It is used to communicate with the vehicle user’s smartphone. The module is located inside the C-Core main unit.