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An Update from DG Technologies

Friends, Family, Clients, Customers and Colleagues;

The coronavirus continues to impact people and businesses throughout the U.S. and around the world. This has created some uncertainty in lives, jobs and the economy. Please know that DG Technologies understands this, and we are still here for you as we all work through this new reality together. DG Technologies is open for business, required to be operational due to our position in the critical supply chain, working remotely from home and in our small offices in Farmington Hills, Michigan and Indianapolis, Indiana.

The health and well-being of our clients, friends, family, staff and communities are critically important to us. We are practicing safe procedures throughout our office to ensure the safety of our employees and we hope and encourage others to do so as well. We have asked that our staff avoid in-person meetings if possible, while remaining as accessible and responsive as always, by way of email, telephone and video conference.  All company and industry events are subject to cancellation and are being reviewed daily.

We want to continue to do business and earn your business and we thank you as valued members of the DG Technologies community. There are many ways to keep in touch with DG Technologies during this difficult time, visit dgtech.com, or follow our social networks. Twitter: @DGTechnologies, Facebook: @vehiclenetworksolutions, sales@dgtech.com, techsupport@dgtech.com or give us a call at 1-248-888-2000.

Thank you and stay safe!

John McNelis
Sales & Marketing, DG Technologies

New VSI-2534 Release, Available Now from DG Technologies

New VSI-2534 Release, Available Now from DG Technologies

A brand new VSI-2534 Release, 2.10.08, is now available from the Downloads page at dgtech.com. This update includes fixes to DG Assist, updated Tech2Win support, adds support for GMUART, and improves speed and general bug fixes. From the downloads page you will find full release notes and a download link.

DG Technologies continues to release new updates for all of our hardware to improve upon our 30+ year history of bringing highly advanced technician and engineering tools. Keep tabs with your products and be the first to download our latest updates by following our social media pages. @DGTechnologies on Twitter, and @vehiclenetworksolutions on Facebook.

DG Technologies, a diagnostics and vehicle network solutions provider for over 30 years, has worked in association with, and alongside domestic OEMs, and Tier 1 & 2 suppliers to the heavy-duty, automotive, agriculture, off-road, cybersecurity and recreational vehicle transportation markets. DG Technologies has a long affiliation and ties to American Trucking Association’s (ATA’s) Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC), SAE International and is a leading provider of aftermarket diagnostic products, engineering development tools, DG CyberTech and heavy vehicle digital forensics.

For more information on DG Technologies, visit www.dgtech.com.

For further information:
DG Technologies
33604 West Eight Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
1-248-888-2000
info@dgtech.com

General Contact:
Mr. John McNelis
Sales and Marketing Manager
jmcnelis@dgtech.com

d-briDGe PRO: Now Tested on more OEMs Than Ever!

d-briDGe PRO: Now Tested on more OEMs than ever!

The d-briDGe PRO just got even better. DG Technologies has announced the product has now been tested and validated with Honda, FCA, GM, Toyota, Hyundai, and Kia, among many others, giving your d-briDGe PRO the widest range of supported vehicles it has ever had.

The d-briDGe PRO  is used in conjunction with software applications to provide reprogramming and diagnostics to essentially all J2534 compliant Domestic, Asian and European vehicles. This is based on OEM requirements and restrictions. While many adapters only work on one brand of vehicle, the PRO works on all OEMs, making it a profitable and efficient tool for mechanics in this rapidly growing reflash market. You can find out more about OEM reprogramming for specific vehicles by visiting our OEM Service Websites page.

To purchase or update your d-briDGe PRO, visit dgtech.com and visit the ‘Downloads’ or ‘Store’ pages. The d-briDGe PRO comes with a 2 year extended warranty and United States based technical support from DG Technologies. It comes in a shop-ready rugged metal case and includes DG Diagnostics software with no update or maintenance fees.

All of us at DG Technologies appreciate your business and we are working hard every day to improve our products and make your job easier. Our goal during our 30 year history has been to provide the fastest, most rugged, reliable tools including diagnostic software. We want this to be the only diagnostic tool you will ever need.

DG Technologies, a diagnostics and reprogramming hardware and software  solutions provider has worked in association with, and alongside domestic OEMs, and Tier 1 & 2 suppliers to the automotive, heavy-duty, agriculture, off-road, cybersecurity and recreational vehicle transportation markets. DG Technologies has a long affiliation and ties to SAE International, American Trucking Association’s (ATA’s) Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC), and is the leading provider of aftermarket diagnostic products, engineering development tools, DG CyberTech and heavy vehicle digital forensics.

For more information on DG Technologies, visit www.dgtech.com.

For further information:
DG Technologies
33604 West Eight Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
1-248-888-2000
info@dgtech.com

General Contact:
Mr. John McNelis
Sales and Marketing Manager
jmcnelis@dgtech.com

The latest DPA 5 Update: Version 4.01.30 Available Now!

The Latest DPA Update: Version 4.01.30 Available Now!

To our valued DPA customers,

Today, DG Technologies has released version 4.01.30 software for the DPA family of Vehicle Diagnostic Adapters.  This includes new firmware that improves tool performance, bug fixes, and user enhancements.  Keep your tools operating at peak performance by going  to our downloads page at https://www.dgtech.com/downloads/ and download version 4.01.30 for either of the DPA 5 or the DPA 5 PRO.

In addition, we have also released updated documentation for the DPA family. To view and/or download individual documents, head over to our documents page at https://www.dgtech.com/documents/ and select which documents you’d like under the DPA 5 PRO heading.

All of us at DG Technologies appreciate your business and we are working hard every day to improve our products and make your job easier.  Our goal during our 30 year history has been to provide the fastest, most rugged, reliable tools including diagnostic software.  We want this to be the only diagnostic tool you will ever need.

For further information:
DG Technologies
33604 West Eight Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
1-248-888-2000
info@dgtech.com

General Contact:
Mr. John McNelis
Sales and Marketing Manager
jmcnelis@dgtech.com

DG Technologies Furthers Automotive Cybersecurity Awareness

DG Technologies Furthers Automotive Cybersecurity Awareness

Mark Zachos, President of DG Technologies, leads the way in creating standards and increasing awareness in Automotive Cybersecurity.

Mr. Zachos has over 30 years of engineering experience in automotive electronics, cyber security, vehicle diagnostics and communications. He also is a member of the Oakland County (MI) Connected Vehicle Task Force focusing on secure connected vehicle deployment; teaches embedded programming, CANbus and vehicle cyber security at The University of Michigan-Dearborn; instructs hackers at the US Army TARDEC CyberTruck Challenge; and established CyberTech – the TMC service technician troubleshooting skills challenge for identifying and repairing vehicle cyber hacks.

Vehicle cybersecurity vulnerabilities could impact a vehicle’s safe operation. Therefore, engineers should ensure that systems are designed free of unreasonable risks to motor vehicle safety, including those that may result due to existence of potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The automotive industry is making vehicle cybersecurity an organizational priority. Prioritizing vehicle cybersecurity also means learning about vehicle hacking techniques in order to ensure that systems will be reasonably safe under expected real-world conditions, including those that may arise due to potential vehicle cybersecurity vulnerabilities from hacking the CAN communications or OBD-II interface. The automotive cybersecurity environment is dynamic and is expected to change continually and, at times, rapidly. Developing a basic understanding of car hacking can provide a good foundation for developing approaches to vehicle cybersecurity.

DG Technologies has created the CyberTech brand to bring awareness, information and tools to the industry. Our cybersecurity training and leadership, along with our industry-leading, secure tools, help eliminate threats and keep you worry-free with your vehicles. Visit our training page on information on upcoming classes with Mr. Zachos, including a class on December 19th-20th in Troy, MI.

DG Vehicle Networking Event at the Automotive Testing Expo

DG Vehicle Networking Event at the Automotive Testing Expo

Take a break from the Automotive Testing Expo at Suburban Collection Showplace and join DG Technologies for our Annual Technology Showcase Hospitality Suite located in the attached Hyatt Place Hotel on October 23rd, 2019. DG Technologies will be located in the ‘Coral Room’ just outside the Exhibit Hall from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

This free open-house event will provide an exclusive advanced opportunity to see the latest product demonstrations and chat with experts in the field of vehicle network engineering over drinks and hors d’oeuvres. We want to talk with you about our ideas on how DG Technologies leveraged solutions can save you time and money with your testing efforts. See how to simultaneously transmit or record GNSS/GPS, video and vehicle network data for real-time or post processing analysis to support your test and simulation needs.

Let’s talk about DG Technologies solutions and how our partnerships with Softing Automotive, Spirent, Star Cooperation, and Synercon Technologies can bring advanced solutions to your development, diagnostic projects, and testing. DG Technologies experts will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss all of your data logging, EOL, Ethernet/ADAS, in-vehicle communication simulation, testing and more. In addition, it is strongly recommended to chat and learn about the dangers of using online technology and how to stay secure through Cybersecurity.

DG Technologies looks forward to talking with you on October 23rd, we hope to see you there!

For more information on DG Technologies and the Automotive Testing Expo, contact the DG Technologies sales team at sales@dgtech.com.

For further information:
DG Technologies
33604 West Eight Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
1-248-888-2000
info@dgtech.com

General Contact:
Mr. John McNelis
Sales and Marketing Manager
jmcnelis@dgtech.com

Announcing New DPA Updates, Version 4.01 is now Available for Download!

Announcing New DPA Updates, Version 4.01 is now Available for Download!

To our valued DPA customers,

Today, DG Technologies has released version 4.01 software for the DPA 5 family of Vehicle Diagnostic Adapters.  This includes an updated DPA User Manual, new firmware that improves tool performance, and the latest DG Diagnostics software application.  Keep your tools operating at peak performance by going  to our downloads page at https://dev.dgtech.com/downloads/ and download version 4.01 for either of the DPA 5 or the DPA 5 PRO.

In addition, we have also released updated documentation for the DPA family. To view and/or download individual documents, head over to our documents page at https://dev.dgtech.com/documents/ and select which documents you’d like under the DPA 5 heading.

All of us at DG Technologies appreciate your business and we are working hard every day to improve our products and make your job easier.  Our goal during our 30 year history has been to provide the fastest, most rugged, reliable tools including diagnostic software.  We want this to be the only diagnostic tool you will ever need.

For further information:
DG Technologies
33604 West Eight Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
1-248-888-2000
info@dgtech.com

General Contact:
Mr. John McNelis
Sales and Marketing Manager
jmcnelis@dgtech.com

DG Technologies and SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (COMVEC)

DG Technologies and SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (COMVEC)

On September 9th through September 11th, 2019, DG Technologies will be attending SAE COMVEC at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. At 5:45pm on Monday, September 9th, DG Technologies President, Mark Zachos will be having a 15 minute “Ted Talk” about Cybersecurity in the Exhibit Hall during the Welcome Reception at the Softing Automotive Electronics booth #202. Please stop by, listen, comment and contribute your thoughts on #vehiclecyber.

Mr. Zachos will also be a Panelist in the White River Ballroom A/B/C at 12:45 on Wednesday September 11, for the Cybersecurity Panel – How Would You Prevent This Breach? This should be a very important session to understand what the industry is doing to keep people, our products and our industry safe.

‘COMVEC is the convening point for the community developing vehicles and equipment spanning the on-highway, off-highway, ground defense and mining sectors. COMVEC covers the latest and critical need-to-know information impacting global commercial vehicles today and into the future.’

DG Technologies attends COMVEC to promote professional interaction and collaboration with the industry’s most influential audience. COMVEC routinely attracts more than 650 attendees in the commercial vehicle market.

For more information on DG Technologies and COMVEC19, contact the DG Technologies sales team at sales@dgtech.com

For further information:
DG Technologies
33604 West Eight Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
1-248-888-2000
info@dgtech.com

General Contact:
Mr. John McNelis
Sales and Marketing Manager
jmcnelis@dgtech.com

CAN and Heavy Duty Protocol Training

CAN and Heavy Duty Protocol Training

Who should attend: Anyone who wants to gain an advanced knowledge of vehicle electronic network protocol communication.  This knowledge can be used by OEM, Tier suppliers, Body Builders, Government and independent engineers seeking to maintain, modify or simply understand the message structure, architecture and strategy being used in vehicles today.

What attendees learn: The fundamentals required for developing Vehicle Communications Protocols.

When: Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: DG Technologies
33604 West 8 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335

Major Topics in the Course Outline

  • Terminology Preview
  • On-Vehicle Networking History
  • Computer Science Fundamentals Required for Vehicle Protocols
  • J1708/J1587
  • CAN (ISO11898)
  • J1939
  • The Next Generation of CAN, CAN FD (CAN with Flexible Data Rate)
  • TMC RP1210 and J2534
  • Validation Tools and Diagnostics
  • Protocol Layering, Physical Layers, /11 – Shielded Twisted Pair, /15 – J1939 Lite, /14 – J1939@500k
  • Data Link Layer, Network Addressing, Transport Layer, Message Layer, Diagnostic Layer
  • Hands-on Lab Exercises

 

Instructor: Mark Zachos

Mr. Zachos has over 30 years of experience in automotive electronics, cyber security, vehicle diagnostics and communications.  He has authored many technical papers on On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) and in-vehicle networking; he holds more than 10 patents on vehicle communications technology. Mark is the Head of USA Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the International Standards Organization (ISO) Road Vehicle Electronics Standards Sub-committee; he is a member of TMC, SAE and IEEE. Mark is the chairman of several technical standards teams including: the ATA TMC Fleet Maintenance Cyber Security Task Force, SAE J1939 Network Security Task Force, SAE J3005 (OBD “dongle” security), SAE Data Link Connector Security Committee (J3138 “hardening the OBD port”) and co-chair of ISO/TC22/SC31/WG2/PT-Security. He is a member of the Oakland County (MI) Connected Vehicle Task Force focusing on secure connected vehicle deployment; teaches embedded programming, CANbus and vehicle cyber security at The University of Michigan; instructs hackers at the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command – GVSC CyberTruck Challenge; and established CyberTech – the TMC service technician troubleshooting skills challenge for identifying and repairing vehicle cyber hacks.

To register for the CAN and Heavy Duty Protocol Training Course, complete the form here and email it to sales@dgtech.com. Contact our sales team at 248-888-2000 for corporate discount offers!

For further information:
DG Technologies
33604 West Eight Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
1-248-888-2000
info@dgtech.com

General Contact:
Mr. John McNelis
Sales and Marketing Manager
jmcnelis@dgtech.com