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CarDAQ-Plus - PassThru J2534 Vehicle Reflash Hardware




CarDAQ-Plus, Compatible with TIS, TIS2WEB, WEBFLASH & more​

The CarDAQ-Plus is the ultimate interface for communicating with newer automobiles, heavy duty trucks, and CAN networks. It has both Ethernet and USB connectivity to a PC, a built-in operating system for running internal programs, protocol support for all modern vehicles, and six analog inputs. No other J2534 tool on the market has the performance and capabilities of the CarDAQ-Plus. It is upgradeable thru firmware updates and expansion slots. The CarDAQ family is the most talked-about J2534 interface out there.

CarDAQ-Plus Features
CarDAQ-Plus was built for freal world conditions. It performs the standard PassThru J2534 functionality, adds an internal 200MHz embedded Linux host, a CompactFlash slot, and an internal webserver for thin-client applications. In addition to acting as a laptop-to-vehicle PassThru device, it can also host diagnostic and datalogging applications on-board.

The CarDAQ-Plus has one internal and one external Compact Flash slot that can be used simultaneously. For wireless connectivity, we interface with off-the-shelf 802.11 WiFi compact flash cards. This is the same proven technology found in most modern laptops. It provides the speed, range, and reliability needed for wireless applications. The Compact Flash expansion slots may also be used for other CF peripherals, such as GPS receivers, expanded storage, modems, and any other CF card that supports Linux. The CarDAQ-Plus will support up to 8GB of memory per Compact Flash slot
Remote Diagnostics and Standalone operations

CarDAQ-Plus runs it's own operating system, embedded Linux, which allows it to be used as a standalone tool without a PC attached during operation. The Linux installation includes a file and web server which could simplify development of remote diagnostics and management applications. Imagine writing your own C/C++ application to perform an on-road test, then use 802.11 WiFi to wirelessly download a vehicle's data as soon as it re-enters the repair facility. Your program could access GPS compact flash card to capture location information about the test-drive, or use a cellular modem and download telemetry from live tests! For standalone applications, this provides the features of a PC host and a PassThru device all in one package

Customers Uses

* J2534 Independent Repair Facility tool
* Bench top ECU reprogramming
* In-Vehicle ECU reprogramming
* Diagnostics using 3rd party applications *
* In-vehicle pass-thru data logging
* Standalone data logging or monitoring
* Fleet or public transportation data acquisition
* OEM Engineering
* OEM calibration reprogramming
* End-of-Line testing
* Dealer Service Tools
* 3rd party integrated solutions
* Specialized Customers

* Note: Drew Technologies (currently) does not provide software applications. This is responsibility of the buyer.
OEM J2534 Reflashing Applications

Servicing newer, more increasingly complicated vehicles has put independent repair shops at a disadvantage against auto dealerships that have access to the latest service tools and knowledge databases. Accurately diagnosing and repairing many of these newer vehicles used to require full access to expensive factory service tools. The EPA recognized the independent repair shop’s need for access and mandated that all OEMs comply with the SAE standard J2534-1. The SAE J2534-1 standard defines a uniform hardware device, like the Drew Technologies CarDAQ-Plus, ScanDAQ and some of the Mongoose versions that all automakers must support with their vehicle reflashing applications.

Having access to SAE J2534-1 software and tools are important for several reasons. First, diagnosing and repairing vehicles often requires reprogramming or reflashing the vehicle with the latest update. After a vehicle is assembled and sold at a new car dealership, the automaker’s engineering groups often fix common problems found at the dealership by releasing a new reflash. The reflash is not a recall, and therefore most vehicles on the road will not get the update unless they are brought in to the dealership for servicing. These reflashes could fix transmission shifting problems, hesitation, rough idle, drivability, check engine lights, emissions quality, poor performance, or any of a number of other problems. Without the reflashing capabilities, independent repair shops may spend time and money trying to repair an issue with hard parts that cannot be repaired without a calibration flash update.

The Second reason a repair shop should have a SAE J2534-1 device is to offer their customers flash updates as an up sell. Even if the customer does not believe they are experiencing a problem with their vehicle, they may see some benefit in performance, drivability, or even fuel economy by getting their vehicle updated to the latest available calibration flash. It also serves as good preventative maintenance to update the calibration flash and avoid any problems that it was intended to fix.
J2534-2 Support

The EPA standard for independent shop reprogramming is J2534-1, but since automakers recognized that the J2534-1 standard did not cover all of their needs for the future. This lead to the development of J2534-2, a set of optional extensions. The CarDAQ-Plus from Drew Technologies supports many J2534-2 extensions. Drew Technologies is also working with the SAE and automakers to establish a SAE J2534-3 standard for compliance. This support protects your investment. Supported J2534-2 extensions include:

* Single Wire CAN
* CAN Mixed Mode
* A/D Inputs
* Pin Switching
 

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Any shops here need reflash equipment for OEM Calibration Files?

CarDAQ-Plus - PassThru J2534 Vehicle Reflash Hardware



The CarDAQ-Plus is the ultimate interface for communicating with newer automobiles, heavy duty trucks, and CAN networks. It has both Ethernet and USB connectivity to a PC, a built-in operating system for running internal programs, protocol support for all modern vehicles, and six analog inputs. No other J2534 tool on the market has the performance and capabilities of the CarDAQ-Plus. It is upgradeable thru firmware updates and expansion slots. The CarDAQ family is the most talked-about J2534 interface out there.
 

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And if you need coverage for only one vehicle make, rather than the total coverage of the CarDAQ-plus, we also stock the Mongoose interface cables from Drew Tech. These support the same SAE J2534 reflach functionality, but only within the protocols for that make of vehicle (either GM, or Ford, or Dodge, or Import, etc)

 

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A revolution in automotive diagnosis and repair has arrived!
Announced in November at SEMA, Toyota announced their new diagnostic solution, Techstream Lite.

Techstream Lite combines the Drew Tech J2534 Mongoose MFC or CarDAQ-plus and a Toyota Techstream subscription to give independent repair shops the same tools that Toyota dealerships use every day to diagnose and repair Toyota vehicles.


Purchase the Mongoose Toyota (MFC) or CarDAQ-plus, then subscribe to Toyota’s factory-level Techstream software to run on your PC. Subscriptions are currently available for two days ($55) or a full year ($995).

You get access to:

* Complete factory-level diagnostics software
* ECU reprogramming calibrations
* Repair data
* Wiring diagrams
* TSBs
* Identifix Direct-hit service


Toyota is the first company in automotive history to use the open J2534 standard to make their complete factory/dealer diagnostics tool available to the entire repair industry.

Low-cost and complete access… A genuine factory scan tool for thousands less than the dealer issued Toyota Techstream.

All this is all IN ADDITION to the standard SAE J2534 reflash functionality available across all Automotive manufacturing lines.

You can add OBD-II Scan Tool functions for other (non-Toyota) vehicles with the use of either PCMSCAN or ScanXL software. Enhanced data packages are available for ScanXL Ford, GM or Mazda

At Tuner Tools, we have plenty of both the Mongoose MFC and the CarDAQ-plus in stock and ready to ship. All brand new with full factory warranty, because Tuner Tools is an authorized distributor for Drew Technologies.
 
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