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Opus diagnostic tools approved for use in Subaru Certified Collision Network

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Subaru of America has approved the Opus IVS DriveSafe and ScanSafe diagnostic tools for use within the Subaru Certified Collision Network, Opus has announced. They join AsTech and AirPro remote scanning tools on the OEM’s approved list.

The DriveSafe and ScanSafe devices both utilize OEM Subaru SSM3 and SSM4 software and the OEM Denso DST-vehicle communication interface, Opus said.

“All approved scanners were validated through testing by Subaru technicians the utilization of the Subaru OEM Subaru Select Monitor (SSM) 3 and 4 through the Denso DST-I interface,” said Devin Wilcox, DCMP, Collision Certification Manager for Subaru of America.

Opus helps shops repair complex vehicles fast with diagnostics, programming and live repair guidance from OE brand-specific master technicians. It provides a dedicated support team to the collision sector, which includes scanning, ECU programming/coding, ADAS calibration and brand-specific technical support.

The Opus tool suite also is integrated with CCC One estimating software.

“Opus IVS is excited to be selected as an approved partner with Subaru of America, Inc.,” Brian Herron, president of Opus IVS, said in a statement. “For over 20 years our rich heritage of engineering and software development with OEMs, combined with industry leading technical support, has allowed us to assist independent repair shops with the repair of modern, complex vehicles. The collision sector continues to be on the front lines of technical repairs and the usage of up-to-date OEM scanning software, service information and repair procedures is essential in ensuring a vehicle is returned safely to the motorist.”

Opus business development Vice President Bob Augustine previously explained the capabilities of the ScanSafe and DriveSafe devices.

“The DriveSafe and ScanSafe devices offer both our trademarked QuickScan as well as the licensed OEM scanning applications, incorporated into one piece of hardware,” Augustine said.

“QuickScan is a user-operated aftermarket scan of the CAN networks for any current or history diagnostic trouble codes. OE Scan is a remote service, provided by Opus IVS to the collision repair shop, that includes an Opus IVS support technician scanning the vehicle using OEM software and then providing consultation to the shop of the scan results and direction on how to successfully complete the repair.   Since both options are available, the shop workflow rules dictate which type of scan is to be performed and when.

“Opus IVS also offers additional remote services such as ECU flash programming, initializations, and ADAS calibrations, which are supported through both devices.”

ScanSafe offers a true J2534 PassThru mode, and can be used by collision shops as a standalone pass-thru device, similar to the company’s CarDAQ-Plus. This allows shops to perform self-directed OE scanning using the right to repair OE applications or ECU flash programming with their own laptop and subscriptions.

Opus IVS operates five offices in North America, employing over 400 full-time associates, all dedicated exclusively to the auto repair industry. “As a vehicle communication hardware industry leader, Opus IVS has worked with most of the global OEMs to develop essential tools for their franchised dealers,” the company said in a press release.

Opus said its tool suite uses a guided workflow designed specifically for the scanning needs of a collision shop, including required pre and post scanning with automated reporting. In-process remote repair help can be accessed with the push of a button, including new ECU programming/coding and diagnostic troubleshooting.

Opus IVS is the Intelligent Vehicle Support division of Opus Group, formed through the merging of DrewTech, Autologic, Farsight, BlueLink and AutoEnginuity to develop automotive solutions for more than 50,000 repair shops and dealerships worldwide.

More information

Information on DriveSafe and ScanSafe

Opus IVS says CSAA selected it as DRP ‘preferred collision scanning solution’


Featured image: The Opus IVS DriveSafe device. (Provided by Opus IVS)

The Opus IVS ScanSafe device. (Provided by Opus IVS.)

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