Monthly Archives: September 2016

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What else got MS906 and MS906BT inherited from MaxiSys Pro?

What else got MS906 and MS906BT inherited from MaxiSys Pro?

 

Unique Russification. The average level of Russification of more than 73%. This will enable one skilled to use the device mostly in their native language. It is worth noting the quality of translation. During 2015 the company carried out a survey among users on what the brand must be Russified, or improve the translation. This information was the starting point of the team of professional translators.

The unique functionality. Thanks to the platform MaxiSYS MS906 and MS906BT allow you to comfortably perform not only basic functionality (reading and erasing errors, viewing current settings, activate), and specialized procedures (service functions, test blocks, adaptation, initialization, and even ECU coding).

The unique coating brands. Currently supported by 76 brands from Europe, Japan, China, USA and Russia. In 2015, the full support of Russian-made cars (LADA, GAZ, UAZ) added to the company’s engineers. The number of brands is expanding and Autel provides users with current subscriptions and brand new features for free.

The unique guarantee and service. In order to improve the level of customer support Russian Autel in 2016, in the case of failure of the device during the warranty period, a replacement guarantee the scan tool to the next three days. The company also offers its customers technical support online. If necessary, the service engineer of the Russian representative office has the ability to remotely connect to the system to solve the current problems.

What is the difference between MaxiSys MS906 and MaxiSys MS906BT?

MaxiSys MS906BT version is designed for those who want greater performance and functionality from their diagnostic systems.

MaxiSYS MS906BT


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Nexiq USB Link 2 Changes

NEXIQ 2

In early 2015, Nexiq Technologies discontinued the “tried and true” original Nexiq USB Link. This adapter had been around for around 7 years, and was wildly popular. One of the main reasons that the NEXIQ USB Link became so popular was because of their distribution. Nexiq is 100% owned by Snap On, so between the large marketing spends, industry trade shows, and Snap On tool trucks, Nexiq has an unmatched distribution network. The other large source of their distribution comes from formal truck dealerships, as Nexiq is the recommended product for various truck manufacturers such as International, Freightliner, and many others.

We’ve literally sold over 1,000 of the original Nexiq USB Link, so to say we are familiar with them is an understatement. Lets talk about some of the changes that we’ve noticed with this new and improved NEXIQ 2.

The first thing we’ve noticed is that Nexiq is no longer packaging their adapter in the “Nexiq Box” that they’ve frequently used for not only the USB Link, but other products as well. Here is what the original box looked like: Nexiq has decided not to provide this packaging with the new USB Link 2, but I guess who really cares about packaging?

For all its popularity, the original Nexiq USB Link had some serious design issues. The main issue was with the USB connector at the bottom. The original design was very poor, and lets face it, these devices are being used by diesel and auto technicians. To say they are rough on tools would be an understatement.

The main problem is that due to the bending of the USB cord and constant plugging/unplugging of it, the USB port would break off the motherboard inside the device. When this happened, you would have to send it to Nexiq to be repaired. Although the cost wasn’t bad (Around $150), the downtime of 3-4 weeks is what made it difficult for people. Nexiq did go through a couple “fixes” for this, such as creating a USB Link restrainer (shown below) and upgrading the USB port to the heavy duty “orange” style. By using both of these options, it did tend to help the issue. I only bring this up, because the new USB Link 2 appears to have solved that issue. The design they’ve come up with made it so that the USB cable really can’t be pushed around, and it gets “socketed” into the adapter.