Press release #Automotive Aftermarket

New Bosch DCU 120 tablet PC with 11.6-inch full HD display and fast microprocessor

Robust, handy tool for mobile workshop use

  • Large full-HD capacitive touchscreen makes it easy to use all Bosch software packages
  • Futureproof tablet PC is ready for future workshop equipment and systems
  • State-of-the-art interfaces for extensive connectivity
Nico Krespach

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Karlsruhe and Plochingen, Germany – Bosch has developed a successor to its tried and tested DCU 100. The new DCU 120 diagnostic control unit offers improved features and enhanced technology. The large 11.6-inch capacitive touchscreen makes the new tablet PC extremely easy to use. Light finger pressure is all that is needed to operate the touchscreen. In addition, the high-quality display provided by the large full-HD screen makes it easy to read the contents of Bosch workshop software. The powerful microprocessor ensures that all Bosch software packages such as ESI[tronic] 2.0 Online, software for testing and diagnosing driver assistance systems, connected repair, vehicle systems analysis, and emissions analysis operate reliably and without a hitch. The DCU 120 can also handle the PassThru functions that allow workshops to retrieve manufacturers’ diagnostic data. This makes the new tablet PC ready for future workshop applications and systems. At roughly five hours, the DCU 120’s battery life is twice as long as its predecessor’s. Together with its robust design to protection rating IP65, this makes the Bosch device especially ideal for mobile workshop use.

All the important Bosch software packages pre-installed

The new DCU 120 runs on the Windows 10 operating system, which is pre-installed and already licensed on delivery. Standard Bosch software packages, such as ESI[tronic] 2.0 Online, are also pre-installed. Depending on the type of subscription and workshop requirements, individual applications and ESI[tronic] databases are activated. The integrated Download Diagnostic Manager downloads and installs the regular software updates online. For connecting to the internet, the workshop intranet and other workshop systems, the DCU 120 is equipped with a GigaLan connection, as well as with state-of-the-art Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB interfaces. Together with the KTS 560 and 590 modules, the DCU 120 forms a modern, fully-fledged diagnostic system for all servicing and repair work on modern vehicles.

Readers’ contact:
Robert Bosch GmbH
Automotive Aftermarket
Phone +49 9001 942010

Contact person for press inquiries:
Nico Krespach,
Phone +49 721 942-2209

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-specific products and services developed and manufactured in-house. About 13,000 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 courses, 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 421,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022). The company generated sales of 88.2 billion euros in 2022. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. 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 facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. 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 470 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. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,500 associates in research and development, of which nearly 44,000 are software engineers.

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