Bendix Updates Diagnostics Software, Enhances Video-based Training

October 2012, - Feature

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Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has released the version 6.5 of its ACom diagnostics software.

The latest update improves technicians' ability to diagnose, repair, troubleshoot and recalibrate components that form its antilock braking and stability systems. Acom version 6.5 also includes support for SmarTire Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The updated software also supports Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems.

"Just as we are committed to evolving the Bendix portfolio of electronics solutions, we are continually updating the Bendix ACom diagnostics software, because we believe it's just as important to support our customers after the sale throughout the life of the product," said TJ Thomas, Bendix director of marketing and customer solutions, Controls group.

"Our mission is to ensure that technicians always have the latest diagnostic tool at their fingertips - readily available software to troubleshoot and correct any issues quickly and effectively. Like the technicians and their fleets, we want all trucks on the road to be running with the safestbraking, active safety, and TPMS systems possible."

The Bendix ACom Diagnostics 6.5 software is available at no cost through the literature center at, or by calling 1-800-247-2725. The software can also be downloaded from

Video Training Portfolio Expands

Reinforcing its belief that 24/7/365 post-sale support is a critical aspect of addressing ongoing fleet needs, Bendix continues to expand its existing portfolio of targeted video-based training with a new, growing menu of technical training segments on important, specific maintenance topics. The videos are currently available as downloads on the Bendix website; through the Bendix Braking & Safety Technology channel on; via DVDs that can be ordered from the Bendix online literature library; and more.

In addition, Bendix will soon launch a new training portal for technicians and others who service commercial vehicles. The new site will feature an evolving menu of 5- to 7-minute video segments, as well as a broad range of other training tools on all aspects of electronics and air brake maintenance.

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