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Matco unveils new Android-powered diagnostic tablets

Stow, Ohio — February 12, 2014 — Matco Tools has announced it will be expanding its growing line of diagnostic products with the launch of Maximus 2.0 and maxGO.

Both open Android operating system tablets provide similar features to the original Maximus tablet, along with a new, thinner design. Additionally, the company says the technology upgrades make diagnostic work faster and easier, and is built to IP65 specifications. The company states that not only are the new tablets dustproof and droppable, they are actually waterproof, withstanding a stream of water from all directions.

“As technology continues to advance, we want to make sure we are integrating the latest and greatest into our products,” says Kimber Fabrick, diagnostics product manager for Matco Tools. “By expanding our diagnostics line we are providing more options for technicians to choose from based on their specific needs.”

The company says the Maximus 2.0 provides a true tablet experience, complete with industry-leading features that provide solutions for even the most complex jobs. Featuring a 10.1-inch high-resolution, capacitive touch screen, and front and rear cameras, Matco says Maximus 2.0 has the ability to capture still photos and videos, as well as load any third-party app available for the Android operating system. With Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities, the integrated one-click updates are easier than ever. The company adds that the Maximus 2.0 also works seamlessly with all current Maximus add-on modules and includes a true docking station that includes VGA, Ethernet, two USB ports, audio out and integrated connector storage.

The addition of maxGO to the Matco Tools diagnostic line provides technicians with a more portable solution for everyday projects. Much like Maximus 2.0, the company says maxGO includes the ability to install any third-party app available for the Android operating system, has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities, and sports built-in rear and front cameras with still photo and video capability. Matco Tools says the maxGO’s 8-inch capacitive touch screen and handheld design make storage and travel easy, while providing all of the diagnostic features a technician would need for daily tasks in the shop.

In expanding its diagnostic family, Matco focused on making Maximus 2.0 and maxGO “total life” tools, placing focus on easy transitions from the shop to the home.

Maximus 2.0 and maxGO will be available exclusively from Matco Tools starting on March 10, 2014. To locate a distributor in your area or for more information on the product, call 1-866-289-8665 or visit MatcoTools.com.

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