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NEWS AT AUTOPROMOTEC 2015

  • AT AUTOPROMOTEC, TEXA IS PRESENTING “TEXA CARe”, THE DEVICE THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE, AVAILABLE FROM SELECTED GARAGES.
  • THERE ARE TWO IMPORTANT ADDITIONS TO THE KONFORT RANGE OF A/C RECHARGE STATIONS TOO: THE 707R AND 705R OFF ROAD. 
  • TEXA'S FAMOUS OPERATING SOFTWARE HAS ALSO BEEN RENEWED AND RENAMED IDC4e.
  • AND TEXA'S TPMS SOLUTIONS, INTRODUCED LAST YEAR AND ALREADY BEST SELLERS, HAVE GROWN IN NUMBER. 
  • FUTURE-PROOF SOLUTIONS FOR PTI CENTER.

As always, TEXA will be one of the leading players at Autopromotec in Bologna (20-24 May). The event is one of the top international exhibitions for the world of automotive equipment and after-market products. TEXA will have a stand of over 700 square metres in the new diagnosis grouping in Hall 14. The new products on display will include:




TEXA CARe

At last, mechanics can sell personal security in the form of around the clock medical assistance, and ensure customer fidelity for servicing and repairs.

TEXA CARe is an exciting new product, destined to revolutionise the relationship between garages and their customers by offering both parties important new benefits, with driver security in first place. 

TEXA CARe is a patented, miniaturised device that plugs into a car's OBD socket. Once installed and configured, CARe dialogues with the car's electronic control units not only at basic OBD level but at the manufacturer's specific diagnostic level too. TEXA CARe connects to the driver's smartphone and uses it as a display and as an interface to communicate with your garage (for servicing and repairs) and with the TEXA operations centre (in the event of an accident or sudden illness).

BENEFITS FOR THE DRIVER
With CARe, mechanics can offer their customers something very precious: security on their daily drive.

One of the main worries of any driver is the possibility of being involved in an accident and not being able to call the emergency services. Once installed in the car, TEXA CARe automatically detects collisions and activates the emergency services immediately by calling the TEXA operations centre (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) on the driver's smartphone.
The system rapidly communicates the exact position of the car even if the driver is unconscious or unable to make a call himself.

In the event of sudden illness, or any other emergency not due to a road accident, the driver can request assistance directly from an app on his smartphone. In this case too, the TEXA operations centre will immediately get in touch and alert the emergency services if necessary.

On top of security for the driver, his family and passengers, there is also the major advantage of having a vehicle constantly monitored by a mechanic. The garage can monitor the state of its customers' cars wherever they are, allowing drivers to contact their preferred mechanic in the event of a problem or malfunction - a major benefit indeed. And drivers no longer need to worry about scheduled maintenance intervals. They will receive notification of all their vehicle's servicing and testing requirements directly on their smartphones.

TEXA CARe also offers a wide range of apps, developed by TEXA to maximise the practicality and efficiency of your car - and for fun too! With TEXA CARe drivers can view statistics on driving style, receive suggestions on how to reduce fuel consumption, monitor the behaviour of family members at the wheel to make sure they do not drive too fast, obtain extra information complementary to that provided by the dashboard (extended dashboard), be reminded where they parked the car, and more besides.

Like all modern devices, TEXA CARe will receive periodic updates to add exciting new functionalities.

In brief, TEXA CARe allows drivers to: 
• Receive assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the TEXA operations centre in the event of an accident. 
• Benefit from assistance by their regular mechanic at any time and in any place. 
• Receive warnings and advice in real time regarding potential mechanical problems. 
• Save time and effort thanks to predictive vehicle maintenance. 
• Enjoy a higher level of safety and security thanks to apps that warn others in the event of an emergency. 
• Enjoy a large number of apps expressly developed to add new functionalities to the car.


BENEFITS FOR THE MECHANIC
Garages installing CARe DEVICES can use TEXA software to communicate with them over the internet and view in real time, on a PC or directly on a TEXA diagnostic tool, the status of each customer's vehicle and the presence of any errors or service messages.


TEXA CARe is a great opportunity, a new optional that can be offered to all customers. Customer fidelity is even more important for the garage, as it means income in the long term. TEXA CARe allows mechanics to offer an innovative, modern and efficient service that old fashioned workshops cannot hope to rival.

By always knowing the condition of your customers' vehicles, thanks to software that lets you monitor their state in real time and view all errors and service messages, you can inform drivers in advance of the need for a service, oil change, new battery, tyre rotation, etc.. 
Your garage receives information on each vehicle's faults and errors in real time even if it is many miles away. 
This means you can contact your customers to warn them of possible problems and fix an appointment for repairs.

In brief, TEXA CARe enables garages to:
• Sell and install the product, potentially to your entire customer base. 
• Monitor the condition and servicing needs of your customers’ cars wherever they are. 
• Support customers in the event of malfunctions or faults, and arrange for vehicles to come in for repairs. 
• Notify customers in advance when a service is due and organise your work more efficiently. 
• Use a single piece of software to manage the maintenance of all your customers’ vehicles. 
• Save valuable time for your customers and ensure their fidelity for years to come. 
• Project an image of advanced technology and impeccable service. 
• Keep your customers faithful to your business



KONFORT 707R AND KONFORT 705R OFF ROAD

After a record 2014 for the KONFORT range, TEXA is now introducing another two aircon stations with an excellent price/quality ratio.

2014 was a fantastic year for TEXA's KONFORT range of A/C recharge stations, with a record production of around 6000 units, over 1000 of which were configured for the new R1234yf refrigerant. 
Now, to coincide with Autopromotec, TEXA is presenting another two new models to complement to seven already in production (705R, 710R, 720R, 760R, 760R BUS, 770S and 780R BI-GAS): the KONFORT 707R, designed for use exclusively with the new R1234yf refrigerant, and the KONFORT 705R OFF-ROAD.

KONFORT 707R
The KONFORT 707R is a basic, competitively priced and easy to use recharge station that nevertheless boasts extremely advanced design solutions. It is fully automatic in functioning and guarantees excellent efficiency and safety. 
The “heart” of the system and the external casing are made from top quality components. 
This innovative recharge station stands out from the competition for its exceptional characteristics. It incorporates a dehydrator filter that lets you perform up to 300 recharges, a scales locking system to prevent loss of calibration, and an intuitive alphanumeric keyboard. Other important features of the KONFORT 707R are its convenient height and its 4 castoring wheels, designed to let you perform all tasks with ease. The KONFORT 707R also records the services it performs and can provide details of all past maintenance operations. It comes with provision for installation of a refrigerant identifier kit, an indispensable accessory for preventing contamination by counterfeit refrigerants that could cause irreparable damage to customers' vehicles and to the recharge station itself.

KONFORT 705R OFF ROAD
The KONFORT 705R OFF ROAD has been developed from the 705R, the “entry level” recharge station for vehicle A/C systems, designed to provide a simple but complete solution to all recovery and recharging needs involving only R134a, at a highly competitive price. 
The OFF ROAD version boasts the same technical specifications as the basic 705R with its characteristic casing but also offers a number of special features developed specifically for operations on rough terrain.

The KONFORT 705R OFF ROAD has two larger rear wheels than the other machines in the KONFORT range. On top of this, the tyres are filled with a special anti-puncture foam, a highly useful feature when working outside the workshop. Instead of the two front wheels found on standard workshop models, the OFF ROAD version has a robust metal bar for even greater stability during use. Another feature designed specifically for off road applications is a scales locking system that prevents the loss of calibration during movement over rough ground.

Alongside these important new features, TEXA has maintained the same functions that made the 705R such a worldwide success in 2014. Light weight, easy manoeuvrability, and TEXA's traditional build quality are some of the key characteristics of this recharge station. The simplicity, precision and huge standard database (containing around 14,000 selections for the CAR, TRUCK and AGRI environments) make the 705R OFF ROAD the perfect partner for mechanics who need to be able to operate inside and outside the workshop in their daily work.




IDC4 SOFTWARE IS STILL IMPROVING AND HAS BECOME “EVO”

After Autopromotec, IDC4 becomes IDC4e to emphasise the many improvements introduced.

IDC4, generally considered the best software on the market, is constantly evolving. Updates are frequent too, thanks to continuous dialogue with professional mechanics who help TEXA follow the rapid developments in the technologies and systems associated with the world of electronic diagnostics. The new CAR 58 and TRUCK 36 versions, released to concide with Autopromotec, will soon be followed by new releases for the BIKE, OFF-HIGHWAY and MARINE environments too. On top of the continuous increase in coverage and the addition of new vehicles, these latest releases are easier to use than ever before, and fully merit the designation “Evo”. 
The main improvements consist of a new, re-organised user interface with larger, more intuitive icons that group together and highlight the functions most commonly used in garages, guaranteeing exceptionally rapid use. The new features are designed to save precious time in the workshop.

 

So let's have a look at the characteristics of the latest IDC4 software:

  1. Global Systems Scanning through the extraordinary TGS3s function, Vehicle Maintenance, Settings and Codes and Device Check functions have all been included in the Autodiagnostics menu for easy use.
  2. The vehicle selection process has been redesigned to make it more intuitive and to reduce the number of steps involved. Vehicles can now be selected in just a few clicks. The new “START” button, located alongside the selected system, provides instant access to the ERRORS screen.
  3. Navigation between screens is easier than ever thanks to the introduction of tabs (PARAMETERS, ERROR, ECU INFO, ACTIVATIONS, SETTINGS).
  4. A new function called "Wiring Diagram Detail" makes an instant link between the error read from the control unit and the corresponding component on the wiring diagram. From the wiring diagram you can access the test functions and device descriptions typical of the IDC4 operating environment.
  5. Favourite parameters always available. This function enables the user to create logical parameter groupings for investigating possible vehicle malfunctions.
  6. The reorganised software also lets you access all the vehicle's technical documentation directly from the Autodiagnostics function.
  7. The Client Manager section has also been redesigned and lets you manage your customers through detailed profiles of their vehicles and the jobs done on them.

 


TPMS SOLUTIONS

TEXA presents useful new functions for tyre pressure monitoring systems.

A few months ago it became obligatory for European vehicles destined for the transport of persons to be equipped with a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). 

TEXA was quick to respond with its AXONE S TPS, TPS and TPS KEY tools, and has since established itself as one of the global leaders in this sector. TEXA is introducing additional new functions to coincide with the Autopromotec exhibition:

TWS (TEXA WIRELESS SCAN)*
This great new function simplifies recognition of the sensors installed on a vehicle. With TWS, you can scan a vehicle's TPMS sensors and display information on the tool's own screen. This revolutionary new functionality saves a great deal of time and boosts your workshop's productivity.

BIKE COVERAGE
More and more bikes come as standard or can be fitted with a tyre pressure monitoring system, a major contribution to safety. Building on its vast experience in the car sector, TEXA has developed a specific solution for checking the correct functioning of TPMS systems on motorcycles too, and has extended its already vast vehicle coverage to include the many bike models now equipped with this technology.



FUTURE - PROOF SOLUTIONS FOR PTI CENTER

Exhaust gas analysis is one of the most delicate and important phases in the mandatory testing of old and new motor vehicles. In recent years, advances in technology have led to the development of vehicles that are far more efficient in terms of exhaust gas emissions. Even these vehicles, however, need to be tested and certified to ensure that their emissions remain within the limits established by law. As time passes, emission limits are also becoming stricter, requiring the use of advanced technology to carry out the necessary tests.


The demand for exhaust gas analysis tools is therefore constantly growing, not only from authorised vehicle test centres but from conventional garages too. TEXA has the solutions to satisfy that demand.

TEXA's innovative exhaust gas analysis products are designed for use by test centers and garages performing pre-test checks. These easy to use tools incorporate TEXA's own, patented measuring technology and ensure accurate and reliable exhaust gas analysis in conformity to the latest emission control standards.

Bluetooth communication technology and TEXA's Autopower battery technology mean that these tools can be used without any awkward cables. All TEXA exhaust gas analysis tools come with a practical trolley for easy mobility around the workshop without having to lift and carry them.

The TEXA solution for exhaust gas analysis includes a series of tools for performing all the tests and analyses currently required by emission control legislation: GASBOX Autopower, OPABOX Autopower, GAS Mobile, MULTI PEGASO, RC2, RC3.