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New compact Bosch KTS 250 tester for mobile and quick ECU diagnoses

New compact Bosch KTS 250 tester for mobile and quick ECU diagnoses

With intuitive user interface and easy handling


Newly designed entry-level device for straightforward ECU diagnoses

Modern Android-based user interface for high user friendliness

Future-proof thanks to integrated DoIP ethernet interface

Johannesburg, South Africa, Automechanica 2019 – Bosch launches a new diagnostic tester onto the market which has specifically been developed for mobile and straightforward workshop use. The compact and robust Bosch KTS 250 is perfectly suitable for small automotive workshops, for use at workshops’ vehicle reception or as an additional device for larger workshops. The tester stands out for its high user friendliness. A new, intuitive and Android-based user interface supports its operator. Equipped with Bosch ESI[tronic] workshop software, KTS 250 allows economical ECU diagnoses on almost any type of passenger car on the market. So far, the software covers some 150 car makes and is thus equally comprehensive and complete as ESI[tronic] 2.0 installed on larger Bosch diagnostic testers. Thanks to its powerful processor programs are loaded quickly and rapid diagnoses are ensured. Bosch first presents the new KTS 250 diagnostic tester at Automechanica fair in Frankfurt on the Main (Germany), now will be showcased at Automechanika South Africa for the first time in Africa.

Automatic vehicle identification via VIN code

Even the vehicle identification is performed automatically via VIN code and the most comprehensive VIN database on the market so far. In almost no time, the compact seven-inch touch screen provides the user with an overview of all control units installed at the vehicle. Thanks to a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, texts and graphics are displayed clearly and easily readable. Once the KTS 250 tester has been connected to the vehicle by means of the OBD cable included in the scope of delivery, it allows reading out the actual values of the control units and the fault memory. Vehicle-specific OBD adapters are available for older vehicles. By means of the printing function, the results can be printed out at a printer connected to the workshop network. For its power supply, the tester is equipped with an integrated lithium-ion battery. During diagnoses, the tester is supplied by the vehicle tested via the OBD connector.

DoIP ethernet interface already integrated

With the new tester, workshops are already very well equipped for the future. KTS 250 supports DoIP (Diagnostics over Internet Protocol) – the new, ethernet-based diagnostic interface. It allows much higher data transfer rates. Since the modern interface has already been used for control unit flashing for quite a while, an increasing number of vehicle manufacturers relies on Ethernet for diagnostic purposes as well. In addition, KTS 250 also allows parallel communication with different control units on different communication channels.

Data updating is made online via WLAN connection and without any additional DVD drive or connection to a workshop computer. With the same easiness, software licensing is also carried out online. Once the user name and the password have been entered, the new KTS 250 diagnostic tester can be used right away.

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