New diagnostic software from Roadranger

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Roadranger Marketing has introduced new diagnostic software for heavy-duty commercial trucks.

The latest addition to the rapidly-growing Eaton(r) MD Mobile Diagnostics products, is the MD-300 series. The diagnostics software for PCs diagnoses heavy-duty commercial vehicle electronic systems via an SAE J1587 diagnostic link and a unique Windows-based intuitive graphical interface.

“The experience we’ve gained in developing diagnostic software has paved the way to allow us to optimally design the MD-300 software for the total heavy-duty vehicle service environment,” said Richard Vanslambrouck, Eaton MD Mobile Diagnostics product manager. “This powerful software is faster and easier to use than conventional PC diagnostic software, while providing faster diagnostics that translate to more profits for the service provider. It’s like having a virtual truck technician in your shop.”

The MD-300 software has a suite of functions that include data monitoring, fault codes, and reporting. It also can simultaneously monitor several truck components. A graphic vehicle interface (GVI) displays vehicle components and their status – graphing up to four components individually or up to 15 collectively. Moreover, this robust new software includes a patent pending category parameter recognition feature.

This unique capability quickly sorts and organizes Parameter Identification (PID) and Message Identification (MID) functions. It eliminates the need for technicians to know and manually enter the MID/PID codes by allowing them to select from a hierarchy-based menu system, thus saving valuable diagnostic time.

Additional features include:

Retrieving and clearing fault codes
Creating custom diagnostics and saving set-ups
E-mailing or printing reports directly from the software
Easy export of data for further analysis
Easily accessible SAE database information
Allows for web based solutions and software upgrades
Quickly creates, saves and retrieves Vehicle Service Reports with various query abilities
Operates on Windows 95, 98, 2000 and XP

A PC should meet the following minimum configuration: IBM(r) PC-compatible computer- Pentium III or equivalent; 64 Meg of RAM; 800 x 600 screen resolution; CD-ROM drive; 100 megabyte of free space on hard drive; Microsoft Windows 95 or newer.

The following RP-1210A compliant communications adapters for vehicle diagnostics are recommended:

Eaton MD-100 series Vehicle Link Adapter
Eaton MD-200 series Vehicle Diagnostic Scanner in communication adapter mode.

However, the Eaton MD-300 heavy-duty diagnostic software can use any RP1210A compatible communication adapter.

Visit or call Roadranger 800-826-HELP (4357) for more information.

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