Innova Electronics Corporation has announced the launch of its OE-level professional Smart Diagnostic System (SDS) Tablets and RepairSolutionsPRO app. Part of Innova’s new line of professional automotive solutions, the smart tablet tools and app deliver pro-level features and functions that maximize the diagnostic process, save automotive technicians time, and improve shops’ communication with their customers. This is the first Innova line designed specifically for professional automotive repair use. It was created with input from ASE Certified technicians, automotive repair students, longtime Innova customers and insight from shop visits with a goal to revolutionize the diagnostic process.
“Today’s entry level techs have grown up with smartphones and tablets; they want everything in the palm of their hands on a touch screen device,” said Keith Andreasen, Innova’s Tool Product Manager. “We created this line of OE-level diagnostic tablets and paired them with our unrivaled RepairSolutionsPRO app to deliver Innova’s ease-of-use and time-saving knowledgebase of diagnostic information, service and maintenance solutions. We offer it in a format a younger generation of techs understand, while continuing to deliver the features, functions, affordability and unmatched support the industry has long entrusted to Innova.”
At launch, the line features three competitively priced, professional tablet tools, including the Innova SDS43, SDS50 and revamped SDS7111. The SDS43 and SDS50 are the only affordable OE-level tablets on the market that don’t rely on the Android platform – dramatically improving their performance and speed.
Each tablet works on all 1996 to current model vehicles, including battery electric vehicles (BEV), hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and plug-in hybrids (PHEV), to deliver a single form factor to make it easier for technicians to efficiently find and fix problems on today’s vehicles. Ergonomic one-hand design and rugged rubber exterior make the tablets ideal for shop environments.
Once connected to a vehicle, the tablets auto decode the VIN and offer OBD2 and OEM diagnostic pathways. Each has Innova’s patented all-in-one display featuring 30+ pieces of information on a single screen with guided diagnostics to help techs find the problem faster with less time scrolling through menus.
Unlike any other tablet tool line, the SDS tablets include premium access to Innova’s knowledgebase, featuring more than 100 million vehicle fixes verified for accuracy by ASE Certified master technicians. The 7111 has RepairSolutionsPRO embedded, and the new SDS43 and SDS50 tablets have Wi-Fi enabled access to the RepairSolutionsPRO app; greatly expanding their ability for shop-level diagnostic repair and reporting.
The Innova SDS Inspector is a great entry-level professional diagnostic tool that’s also ideal for budget-conscious automotive repair techs who demand speed, accuracy and proven reliability. It provides near instantaneous boot times with fast access to the information that matters most. Its intuitive user interface and streamlined workflow make it easy to use, while its rugged design ensures reliable performance in tough conditions. Whether you’re diagnosing emissions-related issues on a daily basis or dealing with challenging diagnostic issues, it is the tool you can trust to get the job done quickly and accurately. This technician-tested device offers a 4.3″ display, durable rubber guard, drop-tested durability and a one-handed ergonomic design with an adjustable hand strap for optimal comfort. Read and clear OBD2 and OEM fault codes including advanced OEM diagnostics with pre- and post-diagnostic reporting with side-by-side comparison before and after repairs (ideal for collision). It also features workshop tools with 12 of the most popular resets, relearns, calibrations, routines, and vehicle inspections such as battery reset, EPB reset, oil maintenance reset, TPMS relearn, ABS bleeding, transmission reset, etc. The MSRP for the SDS43 is $319.99. It is now available at AutoZone.