The extensive integration of affordable PC technology into workshop equipment such as engine testers, wheel aligners, exhaust gas analysers, test lanes etc. is finally implementing the “old” idea of interconnecting workshop equipment, dealer management software (DMS), automobile manufacturers or independent automotive workshops. asanetwork creates the technical prerequisites to make measurement and test equipment of different manufacturers compatible with commercial software applications (DMS) or to link them up with future e-commerce systems.
The new brake tester directive issued by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS) stipulates that all brake testers used by the inspection agencies during the periodic technical inspection according to section 29 of the German Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (StVZO) must be equipped with the asanetwork Livestream interface as the standard data interface.
asanetwork Livestream is a modified, simplified version of the asanetwork standard interface that has been specially adapted and introduced to meet the requirements of the brake tester directive. For this use the interface is available free of charge.
Our inspection software livestream Validator is designed for checking brake tester functionality in accordance with the new brake tester directive and for performing single conformity inspections (Stückprüfung).
To prevent abuse when carrying out single conformity inspections of brake testers, the brake tester department of the Automotive Service Association (ASA) has decided to provide the Validator with an individual copy protection (USB dongle). The test report will thus show the company and name of the inspector, the brake testers for which he is licensed and the date the license expires (normally after two years).