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App Transforms Tablet Into Diagnostics Tool


Tablets are becoming increasingly popular in the workshop due to their versality and price tag. As a result, HGS introduces the mega macs ONE, which transforms a tablet with Android 6.0 or higher and minimum 7-inch screen, into a diagnostic tool.

“The introduction of mega macs ONE is particularly important as it allows workshops to access premium level diagnostic capability at budget prices,”said Neil Hilton, Head of Hella Gutmann Solutions. “By combining the best of HGS knowhow with extremely competitively priced, off-the-shelf Android technology, we have adapted these multifunctional devices into high calibre diagnostic tools.”

After signing a licence agreement for the mega macs ONE app, technicians receive a Bluetooth VCI (vehicle communication interface), which it uses to communicate with the vehicle and, once the software has been installed on the tablet, it can be used for an unlimited period of time.

All the basic diagnostic functions available are equivalent to those provided by our other mega macs tools, ranging from displaying the OBD socket location in the vehicle, to reading/ deleting trouble codes, performing a global scan, resetting service indicators, parameter depictions (up to 16 at the same time), basic settings and adaptions, coding and actuator tests and ADAS (advanced driver assistance system) calibration software, as well as its new Cyber Security Management (CSM) function, see page 40 for details. The diagnostic results can be printed out or emailed to customers as a PDF document.

Users can alter the recording duration of measured parameter values and it will sound a warning when the user is leaving the VCI wireless range, avoiding unnecessary interruption of the diagnostic process and accidental loss of the VCI.



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