Opus diagnostic tools approved for use in the Subaru Certified Collision Network
Subaru of America has approved the Opus IVS DriveSafe and ScanSafe diagnostic tools for use within the Subaru Certified Collision Network, Opus announced. They join AsTech and AirPro remote scanning tools on the OEM approved list.
The DriveSafe and ScanSafe devices both use OEM Subaru SSM3 and SSM4 software and the OEM Denso DST-vehicle communication interface, Opus said.
“All approved scanners have been validated through testing by Subaru technicians on the use of Subaru OEM Subaru Select (SSM) 3 and 4 monitors via the Denso DST-I interface,” said Devin Wilcox, DCMP, responsible for collision certification for Subaru of America.
Opus helps workshops repair complex vehicles quickly with live diagnostics, programming and repair advice from OE-specific master technicians. It provides a dedicated collision industry support team, which includes scanning, ECU programming / coding, ADAS calibration, and brand specific technical support.
The Opus suite of tools is also integrated into the CCC One estimation software.
“Opus IVS is delighted to be selected as an Approved Partner by Subaru of America, Inc.,” said Brian Herron, President of Opus IVS, in a statement. “For more than 20 years, our rich heritage of engineering and software development with OEMs, combined with cutting-edge technical support, has enabled us to help independent repair shops repair modern and complex vehicles. The collision industry continues to be at the forefront of technical repairs, and the use of up-to-date OEM scanning software, service information and repair procedures is essential to ensure a vehicle is returned safely. motorist safety.
Opus VP of Business Development Bob Augustine previously explained the capabilities of the ScanSafe and DriveSafe devices.
“The DriveSafe and ScanSafe devices offer both our trademark QuickScan as well as licensed OEM scanning applications integrated into a single piece of hardware,” said Augustine.
“QuickScan is a user-driven aftermarket CAN network scan for any current or historical diagnostic trouble codes. OE Scan is a remote service, provided by Opus IVS to the collision repair shop, which includes an Opus IVS support technician scanning the vehicle using the OEM software, then providing a consultation to the collision repair shop. analysis results and instructions on how to carry out the repair. . Since both options are available, the shop floor workflow rules dictate what type of scanning should be done and when.
“Opus IVS also offers additional remote services such as ECU flash programming, ADAS initializations and calibrations, which are supported by both devices. “
ScanSafe offers true PassThru J2534 mode and can be used by bodybuilders as a stand-alone pass-thru device, similar to the company’s CarDAQ-Plus. This allows stores to perform a self-directed OE scan using the right to repair OE applications or ECU flash programming with their own laptop and their own subscriptions.
Opus IVS operates five offices in North America, employing over 400 full-time associates, all dedicated exclusively to the auto repair industry. “As an industry leader in vehicle communications equipment, Opus IVS has worked with most of the global OEMs to develop essential tools for their franchise dealers,” the company said in a press release.
Opus said its suite of tools uses a guided workflow designed specifically for the scanning needs of a body shop, including required pre and post scanning with automated reports. On-going remote repair assistance is accessible at the push of a button, including programming / coding the new ECU and diagnostic troubleshooting.
Opus IVS is the Intelligent Vehicle Support division of the Opus Group, formed by the merger of DrewTech, Autologic, Farsight, BlueLink and AutoEnginuity to develop automotive solutions for more than 50,000 repair shops and dealers around the world.
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Featured Image: The Opus IVS DriveSafe device. (Provided by Opus IVS)
The Opus IVS ScanSafe device. (Provided by Opus IVS.)