19. May 2016 Press Release

Industry Award 2016: in-tech awarded three times in the automotive category

Engineering company receives award for in-house developments orangeHiL, orangeRack and orangeCtrl

At this year’s HANOVER FAIR, in-tech was awarded the INDUSTRY AWARD 2016 with the “best of certificate” in the automotive category for the systems orangeCtrl, orangeHiL and orangeRack. The industry prize has been awarded once a year since 2006 by Huber Verlag für Neue Medien (a German new media publisher) for particularly advanced industry products and solutions. “This award completes our very successful fair appearance. Besides many interesting conversations with potential customers, visitors and journalists, the presentation by our industry 4.0 expert Dr. Klaus Wiltschi was well-attended”, in-tech manager Christian Wagner stated.

As part of the INDUSTRY AWARD 2016, the following products were awarded the “best of” certificate in the automotive sector.


The orangeCtrl system consists of a hardware box and a complete Linux operating system. The box is normally mounted in the trunk of the car and directly connected to the relevant vehicle busses (CAN, FlexRay, LIN). By the direct connection to available bus interfaces, almost the entire communication within the vehicle can be intercepted. An Android app is also provided. This solution picks up the sensor data at the CAN bus and transfers the information wirelessly via WiFi or Bluetooth to mobile terminal devices. The app visualizes and controls arbitrary vehicle data in real-time.


This flexible measurement system enables energy supply and energy management for all the measurement technology in the vehicle and enables furthermore quick access to all communication busses via live analyses. An integrated breakout unit provides all important communication interfaces to the vehicle in order to connect data loggers, tablets and PCs. CAN, LIN, Flexray, OBD or analog signals: a variety of signals in the vehicle can be gathered and measured easily, depending on the case of application.


The HiL system for component testing fulfills all requirements to a full-value HiL testing station by providing a real-time test and simulation environment. orangeHiL is modular-based and provides a distributed structure across different areas due to modern Ethercat technologies. Particular control units such as transmission control, stability control and similar can be tested independently from the vehicle at the test station. Therefore, a real vehicle in a real environment is simulated for the control unit. The ECU is then connected (as later in the vehicle) to sensors and actuators via CAN, LIN, Flexray bus systems and analog/digital/PWM interfaces. The results can be received wirelessly via the orangeCtrl app developed by in-tech. The Android solution gathers sensor data at the CAN bus and the HiL system and transfers the information via WiFi or Bluetooth to mobile terminal devices. Furthermore, the app enables users to control the HiL system.

About in-tech

in-tech shapes digitalization in the automotive industry, rail transport and industry. The company develops solutions for the automotive, eMobility, transport systems and smart industry sectors. The developers and engineers at in-tech work, for example, on topics such as autonomous driving, electromobility, digital rail or smart industrial production.

The company was founded in 2002 and has been consistently growing ever since. in-tech currently employs around 1700 people at locations in Germany, Austria, the USA, China, the UK, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Spain and Romania. The owner-managed company shines as an excellent employer with an outstanding corporate culture: the company has already received several awards for its good working atmosphere, internal team spirit and excellent work-life balance.

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