Over the last several years Advanced Diagnostics increased the security on the software it develops. The advancement in security is necessary to stop unauthorized counterfeiting of our hardware and software. Counterfeit product continues to have a negative effect on the industry in many ways...
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Over the last several years Advanced Diagnostics increased the security on the software it develops. The advancement in security is necessary to stop unauthorized counterfeiting of our hardware and software. Counterfeit product continues to have a negative effect on the industry in many ways.
Advanced Diagnostics has recently introduced the Smart Card Calculator Security System. This system creates an advantage for both the customer and Advanced Diagnostics. When connected to a vehicle, a large percentage of software will give you a security outcode; thus a security incode is required to continue to use the software. The new Smart Card System will enable customers to obtain the incode without using our website, and no internet or mobile phone connection is required. The Smart Card Calculator System is 100 percent standalone.
The initial Smart Card Calculator Kit includes one Calculator and two Smart Cards. Each Smart Card has maximum of 5000 uses. Each card must be pre-programmed to the MVP or TCODE machine with which they are intended to be used. The programming procedure is currently handled through our U.K. Operations. The Smart Card System is only available on our Pro Level Machines.
Advanced Diagnostics’ original intent for the Smart Card Security System was to protect all software, whether the software required web security or not. Since its release, we have removed it from a percentage of older software.
All new TCODE PRO or MVP PRO Machines that are sold in the North America now include the Smart Card Calculator System. Those who have Pro Level machines already operating have the option to add it to their machine.
Note: This security system will not address this issue of Pin Codes for Chrysler or Mazda. The Chrysler and Mazda are handled through specific software and the use of our web site.
If the card/s fail or are lost, a backup option online can be used, which will enable access to obtain codes from our website in a temporary emergency mode. If this happens, the current card/s will be cancelled and deleted from the system. New cards will then need to be ordered while use of the web system is temporary. There is no limit to cards or calculators per each machine.
Each card has 5000 uses in increments of 500. After 500 uses the smart card will need to be re-charged by point and click process via the Advanced Diagnostics website at www.advanced-diagnostics.co.uk/htm/SmartCard-English.php . (see photo 1)
Simply log onto to this website and click on Coded Title at the top of the page. From there you will find several selections from a drop down screen. Select smart card to gain access to commands dealing with maintaining your smart card.
Each card will have a total of 10 recharges. Once the card has reached its 5000 limit, a new card must be purchased. The smart card itself is unique to each machine and will require the valid serial number of the machine when placing an order request with your distributor. Those who already operate a pro level machine and order a smart card calculator will need to activate the security system via the website mentioned above.
Once you have completed the activation and updated the machine, a new screen will appear after vehicle selection. This screen is the additional security step now in the programming process. The user has 55 seconds to enter a challenge and response codes. The user will insert the smart card into the calculator which will power on the calculator screen and prompt you to enter the challenge code from the TCODE or MVP machine.
When challenge code is entered on the calculator, a response code is produced that needs to be entered on the machine. If the challenge code is not entered within the 55 seconds then the machine will generate a new code. The user will have three attempts to enter the correct codes. After three incorrect attempts, the machine will have to be turned off and re-started.