OEM Car Diagnostics
Scan tools are designed to interface with a car’s “on board diagnostic” system in order to facilitate the diagnostic process. In that way, they are a lot like car code readers. They can be plugged into an OBD-I or OBD-II socket, read and clear codes, and view data readouts from various sensors. However, scan tools go beyond that basic functionality. This write up environs OEM with special reference to following:
DCC is an ellipsis, identifying the Digital Command Control Standard created by the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA). Previous command control systems were built on analog, with some systems built around digital technologies. By defining a command control standard, which the NMRA named Digital Command Control, any DCC branded product should work with any other DCC product. By combining the throttle, command station, and booster into one package, a simple computer responds to inputs on the throttle by creating the required DCC signal, which is then amplified and applied to the track. More complex starter sets are also available, with handheld throttles, connected by wires, IR, or even radio signals. They usually offer more capacity in terms of trains that can be controlled, more power to the track and additional features plus possibilities.
The VCM II is the new Ford OEM diagnostic tool. It provides diagnostics facilities using Integrated Diagnostics Software (IDS). Along with a dedicated laptop, provides full dealer level diagnostic capabilities for most 16 pin Fords. This allows technicians to work on vehicles remotely while the VCM II connected directly to the vehicle. The VCM II will be required for all new 2014.4 Ford vehicles and is backwards compatible with most 16 pin Fords.
GM MDI is a global diagnostic system, supports offline programming for Opel and European Chevrolet, equipped with GDS2 diagnostic facility, Tech2win diagnostic software support adding latest software, online programming, cable & wireless communication and original factory new chips with latest software. MDI is an interface between the vehicle DLC and a PC. It affords a facility to be used for SPS programming on existing and future SGM vehicles. SPS and MDI manager software allows for GDS diagnostic for all current and most legacy vehicle protocols that includes UART, KW2000, Class 2 and GM LAN, etc.
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