NASHVILLE -- The latest version of Noregon Systems' JPro 2015 v1 is on the street. The commercial vehicle diagnostics tool provider made the release announcement Sunday at the ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.
Noregon says the latest version has data updates for Cummins and Detroit as well as Ford, GM and Sprinter modules through 2015. JPro Commercial Vehicle Diagnostics 2015 v1 also includes expanded coverage of model years and diagnostic data for Freightliner and Freightliner Cascadia body and chassis controllers.
“At its core, the release of JPro 2015 v1 focuses on the fact that technicians need to have the very latest component and model-years of coverage,” says Greg Reimmuth, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Noregon.
JPro 2015 v1 also features a new Demo mode in Vehicle History that enables users to explore JPro features quickly and easily without needing access to vehicles.
"One of the things that has always been a little perplexing for our customers is that if you want to show a demo of JPro, you had to launch a log file or plug into a vehicle," says Reimmuth. "We now have a demo with a video that will run them through the entire script of how a JPro log-file works and what you should be looking for when you're using our software."
Reimmuth said there have also been updates for Command Module for Mack and Volvo, and Command Modules for other major engine platforms are currently in development. These will roll out over the course of 2015 and into 2016.
Looking ahead, Reimmuth said customers can expect to see a new data filtering and analytical system from Norego, called Trip Vison.
According to Reimmuth, some telematics providers specialize in certain data streams, and they will offer filters so fleets can choose what they want to see on a daily basis. That means they might not be seeing certain critical bits data that they need. Others don't do any filtering and bring down everything, which then becomes while noise.
"They get thousands of SAE generic faults," he says. "We have determined that a typical on-highway truck produces an average of 3.5 faults per operational day. That can be overwhelming, and fleets end up doing nothing with it. With Trip Vision, we are looking at ways of taking all that data off the vehicle data bus, analyzing it or filtering it, to make a healthy/unhealthy determination and then recommending what action to take."
Trip Vision is not yet fully commercialized, but there will be more announcements later this year.
The updated features are immediately available on new copies of 2015 v1.
Those with current JPRO licenses with active support agreements can download the update directly from: http://www.jprofleetproducts.com/downloads/software/jpro_fleetdiags.asp