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Roadranger adds new tool to mobile diagnostics line

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Roadranger Marketing has introduced the latest addition to its rapidly growing line of Eaton...

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Roadranger Marketing has introduced the latest addition to its rapidly growing line of Eaton
MD Mobile Diagnostics products.

The new, robust MD-300 series diagnostics software for the PC diagnoses heavy-duty commercial vehicle electronic systems via an SAE J1587 diagnostic link and a unique Windows-based intuitive graphical interface.

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.

The new software also includes a patent-pending category parameter recognition, which 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.

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

For more information, visit or or call 1-800-826-HELP (4357).

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