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VDO workshop tablet simplifies regular inspection

VDO’s Workshop Tablet, an innovative and user-friendly solution that considerably simplifies the regular inspection of digital tachographs as required by law, has now become available.


The device increases the efficiency of day-to-day workshop activities and is easy to handle, reducing the time required for installation and inspection by up to 50 per cent. It combines all the major functions in one unit, including vehicle acceptance using checklists, calibration of tachographs, checking for manipulation and printing of test certificates.

Data can be entered and processed quickly and easily at the robust touchscreen display. The tablet also possesses an integrated chipcard reader and wireless Bluetooth access to the vehicle interface at the tachograph as well as to the roller dynamometers in the workshop. The WorkshopTab will initially cover all radio-slot tachographs for testing and calibration.

Up to now Continental has offered its time-proven handheld Compact Test Computer VDO CTC II to record test data from digital tachographs, and the Web-based DTCO Workshop Report can be used for documentation and archiving of data. The menu sequences in the WorkshopTab now augment these functions.