Noregon has announced updates to its flagship JPro Professional diagnostic and repair tool and TripVision asset management products and also revealed plans for a technician education program.
Noregon released information about an enhanced version of TripVision called TripVision Uptime, which is available directly from Noregon as a standalone service. For its standalone offering, Noregon created a hardware device called ND2 to be installed on the vehicle, which does not interfere with telematics hardware.
TripVision Uptime has new capabilities, such as the ability to remotely clear fault codes, modify parameters such as max road and cruise speeds or idle shutdown times, and launch bi-directional tests including forced DPF regens and ACM resets. Additionally, the company announced a new feature for TripVision called Actionable Alerts that pinpoints faults that can be fixed by the driver before escalating into a serious issue.
“These enhancements to TripVision are a game changer for fleets looking to improve uptime while decreasing the cost of vehicle ownership,” said Tim Bigwood, Noregon’s CEO. “These capabilities, such as the ability to remotely clear fault codes, edit parameter settings, or launch bi-directional controls will present significant benefits for fleets by reducing their reliance on shop visits or mobile repair calls.”
The updated version of JPro Professional boasts an expanded list of industry-leading bi-directional controls for many components on medium and heavy-duty vehicles.
As part of the release, JPro’s Virtual Truck includes new diagnostic exercises to better illustrate JPro’s capabilities and present users with common issues seen on heavy-duty vehicles. Virtual Truck is built into JPro and allows users to simulate the tool’s advanced capabilities without connecting to a truck, offering a solution for product evaluation or for students and technicians aiming to improve their skills away from the classroom or shop environment.
Lastly, Noregon revealed plans of an education initiative to promote a career as a technician and improve classroom tools.
By enrolling in Noregon’s Education Program, schools will be eligible for discounted pricing on Noregon hardware and software, including JPro Professional. To supplement teaching resources eligible programs will also receive seats for their students in the official JPro Certification online course, which offers information on general diagnostics as well as teaching JPro’s capabilities.
For students attending courses at an enrolled program, Noregon offers a semester-long license for unlimited use of JPro’s Virtual Truck. The company will also offer a limited number of scholarships for students each year. The money goes directly to tuition so students can save money or buy resources and tools they need for classes.
“We are extremely excited to announce Noregon’s Educational Program which will equip colleges and diesel programs with JPro and NextStep while giving students licenses for JPro’s Virtual Truck to enhance their skills while away from the classroom,” said Bigwood. “Further, it is my honor to announce the creation of a scholarship fund that will help students reach their dreams of going to school and becoming a technician.”