STOW, Ohio — Matco Tools Corp. has launched Maximus 3.0, a full-featured diagnostic scan tool tablet with access to a repair database.
Maximus 3.0 (part number MDMAX3) equips professional automotive technicians with the information and resources they need to complete a service job, the company said.
Once a technician scans a vehicle, Maximus 3.0 will link the vehicle make, model and year information, as well as diagnostic reporting, to a proptietary automotive repair database called MaximusFix. This database will provide full technical service bulletins, flow charts, wiring diagrams and other manufacturer documents needed to help the technician get to the fix and complete the job efficiently, Matco said.
"Automotive technology is constantly advancing, changing and becoming more complex," Matco Tools Vice President of Marketing Ben Gambrel said.
"Because of this, we recognized the need to arm automotive technicians with all the information they need to make the vehicle repair, saving them time and frustration. We wanted to put the power directly in the hands of our customers with our most powerful diagnostic scan tool yet."
After plugging in the dongle, Maximus 3.0 identifies the vehicle automatically and performs OE-level diagnostic testing, the company said. The tablet provides a data-sampling feature so the technician can compare the vehicle's readings against the optimal levels for that vehicle.
Maximus 3.0 also allows technicians to print and email customized health reports before and after repairs are made. It features Tech 2 Tech remote diagnostics, which allows a technician to log in remotely and make the repair.
The unit runs on an upgraded open Android system on a 10.1-inch touch screen display, allowing multiple applications to be used at once with high speeds, Matco said.
The unit uses Dual-Band Wi-Fi to connect to the most up-to-date routers and Dual-Mode Bluetooth for dedicated connection to the VCI to perform wireless diagnostics, including read/clear trouble codes, view/graph and record the PID, bi-directional test, coding reset etc.
Maximus 3.0 is IP65 rated to withstand dust, debris and water, features a built-in foldable kickstand and lasts up to eight hours on a single charge, the company said.
For more information, visit www.maximus3.com.