Kess v2 and K-tag are top 2 great ECU tuning tools to hit the market and overtake all other brands in its path. There are several versions software/firmware available of both clone Alientech Kess and Ktag Master ECU programmers.
The difference among these versions can be checked at the table list below:
|Item||KESS V2 ECU programmer||KTAG/K-tag ECU programmer|
|Version||Software KsuiteV2.10 Firmware V3.099||Software KsuiteV2.10 Firmware V3.099||Software Ksuite V2.13 Firmware V4.036||Software Ksuite V2.10 Firmware V5.001||Software Ksuite V2.11/V2.13 Firmware V6.070||Software KTM100 V2.13 Firmware V7.003|
|Language||English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French||English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French||English, Italian, Portuguese|
|Tokens||60 Tokens available, after use it up, get J-Link to add tokens.||60 Tokens available, after use it up, get J-Link to add tokens||No Token Limitation||500 tokensafter use it up, get J-Link to add tokens.||No Token Limitation||No Token Limitation|
|O/S||Windows XP||Windows XP||Windows XP/7(partly)||Windows XP/7(partly)||Windows XP||Windows XP/7(partly)|
|Function||read and write the Data of Engine ECU|
|Support vehicle||World-wide famous brand cars||World-wide famous brand cars, trucks, tractors and bikes|
|Support Motorcycle||Yes, work with a small part|
|Via OBD or BDM||Via OBD||Via BDM|
|ECU type||K-Line, CAN, EDC17, MED17 and Ford J1850.||K-Line, CAN, EDC17,MED17 and Ford J1850||K-Line, CAN, EDC17,MED17 and Ford J1850||K-Line, CAN, EDC16,EDC17 etc||K-Line, CAN, EDC17 and MED17 etc||K-Line, CAN, EDC17 and MED17 etc|
|Opened protocols||Partly||Partly||Over 80%||Partly||Over 95%||Almost ALL|
|NOTE||1) KTAG and KESS V2 share the same software, but KESS V2 has OBD function while KTAG programs ECU by BDM.2) SE87 and SE87-B can be updated to SE87-C, But Need to send back the main device and pay 95.0USD.
SE80 can be updated to SE80-B, But Need to send back the main device and pay 370USD.
3) KESS V2 has Anti-mediation lock module, it can do new and encrypted cars better.
4) KTAG SE80-B and SE80-D add BMW F chassis petrol and Mercedes-Benz