By CRM Staff
Elk Grove, California -- November 8, 2017 -- ALLDATA marked its 11th year at the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas with the launch of its next-generation technology – ALLDATA Diagnostics.
The company claims the new technology turns a tablet or computer into a “powerful, professional scan tool,” in what it calls an industry first. It’s the only scan tool solution with ALLDATA Repair or ALLDATA Collision built in, which means that codes link directly to relevant OEM-direct articles, as well as ALLDATA’s new interactive colour wiring diagrams.
Instead of housing scan tool software in a bulky, hand-held unit, ALLDATA Diagnostics has a Vehicle Connection Interface (VCI) device that attaches to the vehicle’s OBDII port. It links wirelessly via Bluetooth to an Android, Windows 10, or iOS tablet, giving technicians the flexibility to perform scan tool functions directly on the tablet or computer from whatever location in, or around, the vehicle best suits their needs.
The product, which was available for pre-sale at SEMA, requires a subscription to ALLDATA Repair or ALLDATA Collision. However, the company confirmed that there’s no charge for software or data updates.
“We’re thrilled to bring this game-changing scan tool solution to our customers,” said Mitch Major, Vice President of Commercial Support and President of ALLDATA. “In addition to the convenience of fully-integrated access to ALLDATA Repair or Collision, shops can re-purpose their own computer tablet and turn it into a scan tool.”
ALLDATA Diagnostics, according to the company, delivers all the functionality technicians expect in a professional-level scan tool, with coverage for North American, Asian, and European vehicles.
Users can retrieve and clear manufacturer P, B, C, and U codes. The scan tool also reads and displays PIDs, providing live sensor data from all modules/vehicle systems and offers bi-directional component control.
More information about ALLDATA can be found on the company's website at alldata.com.