The RP1210 interface, specified by the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC), was designed to standardize the interface between Windows-based software applications running on a PC and control network interface hardware. This standard is often required by vehicle manufacturers within the heavy truck market. A couple of the advantages of doing this are:
- A common device can be used to interface to numerous manufacturers' control modules.
- A particular manufacturer's software can communicate using any number of devices.
As a result, there are a variety of RP1210-compliant hardware interfaces on the market, including Kvaser cables available from New Eagle.
Additional information can be found on the Kvaser Introduction to RP1210 page.