Bosch presents new KTS generation with innovative and even more powerful diagnostic solutions

Expanded and optimized Esitronic workshop software

  • With PassThru Interface; thus perfectly suitable for the use of the vehicle manufacturers’ portals for ECU programming
  • New Bosch KTS ECU-diagnosis modules save both time and money
  • Bosch Esitronic Web: Proven Bosch workshop software is now also available online

Bosch is one of the first suppliers of testers coming with the new, Ethernet-based diagnostic interface. Besides all common interfaces used so far, the new generation of the Bosch KTS-line diagnostic testers – such as the KTS 560 and KTS 590 modules or the compact KTS 350 workshop tester – also support future, Ethernet-based vehicle interfaces.

Most European vehicle manufacturers already equip their current vehicle models with such new, Ethernet-based diagnostic interfaces. Volvo XC90 is the first vehicle on the market allowing a complete diagnosis only by means of the Ethernet interface. The software automatically detects when to activate the Ethernet interface.

In addition, the new KTS generation is equipped with the improved “PassThru Interface” allowing to use the vehicle manufacturers’ web portals as usual when programming control units in accordance with Euro 5/6. Moreover, the computer performance of the KTS testers is improved considerably, the memory size is increased significantly and the parallel operation of several vehicle interfaces is facilitated. Systematical backward compatibility ensures the new tester generation to cooperate with all available and future Bosch devices at a workshop. In this manner, the new KTS diagnostic testers are future-proof equipped and ready for future technical developments.

New KTS 560 and KTS 590 ECU-diagnosis modules

Using the new KTS 560 and KTS 590 diagnostic modules, up to three CAN interfaces and up to three K-line interfaces can be used simultaneously for the diagnosis. Special requirements of the manufacturer portals are thus perfectly supported. Using the KTS modules, diagnoses can either be performed using the Bosch Esitronic 2.0 workshop software or by means of the manufacturer portals. No additional hardware is required. KTS 560 and KTS 590 feature a powerful computer platform with one gigabyte of RAM and 512 megabytes of program memory – which can be extended without restrictions. A long-range radio connection for the connection with the workshop computer allows their mobile use all over the workshop. All-in-all, diagnoses will be faster and more economical using the new KTS modules 560 and 590.

KTS 350 mobile diagnostic tester with more power for fast working

The handy KTS 350 tester with its 10-inch touch screen also provides each and any one of the possibilities of the new KTS generation. In addition, it supports all common and current vehicle interfaces – even the new ones based on Ethernet. It is also equipped with the optimized “PassThru Interface” for diagnosis and programming of control units by means of the portals of the vehicle manufacturers. The device comes with the workshop software Esitronic 2.0 already preinstalled. A significantly more powerful processor than the predecessor’s one, four gigabytes of RAM and a quick 256-gigabytes SSD program memory combined with the current Windows 10 operating system ensure quick program starts and fast working. With its complete equipment, the compact KTS 350 tester provides anything required to perform ECU diagnoses, troubleshooting, service and repair tasks.

DCU 100 Diagnostic Control Unit with significant performance upgrade

The robust DCU 100, the 10-inch tablet computer for mobile workshop applications, has also been equipped with a more powerful processor. Instead of a conventional hard disk, it now also features a 256-gigabytes SSD memory and four gigabytes of random access memory, Windows 10 operating system and fast USB 3.0 interfaces. DCU 100 also comes with Esitronic 2.0 workshop software already preinstalled. The connection to KTS diagnostic testers is established by means of a smart high-performance Bluetooth module. In combination with the KTS 560 module, Bosch also supplies DCU 100 as a complete package solution called KTS 460.

Esitronic 2.0 workshop software and Esitronic Web expanded and optimized

Esitronic 2.0 already supports the Bosch workshop-connection concept known as Connected Workshop. Thanks to regular updates, automotive workshops can be sure always to have latest data of all common types of vehicles at their disposal. In case a Bosch diagnostic device is connected to the Internet, all updates will be downloaded in the background – that is, while the device is in use – from the first quarter 2017 onwards. Another novelty to Esitronic is the “EBR – Experience-based Repair” program. It includes specific errors repeatedly occurring on certain vehicle models. In case a known error is detected during the diagnosis, Esitronic recommends the mechatronic a repair solution which has already proven to be a good remedy.

Esitronic Web is an online diagnostic portal for repair and maintenance information which can be accesses by any workshop without having to install the software on one of its workshop computers. In this manner, missing repair information, for example, can be accesses quickly. A search function helps finding the desired information quickly. Esitronic Web works on all workshop systems including tablet computers, as long as they are connected to the Internet and have a browser installed. Access is possible within minutes, the payment for the information retrieval is made via credit card.

The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with modern diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, as well as aftermarket products and services developed and manufactured in-house. About 17,000 associates in more than 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 15,000 workshops, and more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 410,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2018). The company generated sales of 78.5 billion euros in 2018. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 460 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At nearly 130 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 68,700 associates in research and development.

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