The Vehicle Commnication Module (VCM) is a high performance, ruggedized, vehicle serial communications gateway. This device provides multiple vehicle serial communication interfaces to meet the requirements of all Ford Motor Company vehicles.
The VCM unit is housed in a magnesium enclosure with a tough, protective, plastic cover for the PCMCIA expansion slot which can, for example, be used for wireless LAN cards or memory expansion.
The VCM device contains five LED status indicators to provide the user with a visual mode of internal VCM, vehicle, and host device (e.g. NGS Classic's T-Handle, PC, Pocket PC/PDS, and Laptop/IDS) operation.
The VCM also has detachable cables for connection to industry standard high-speed host interfaces as well as to the vehicle under test.
The VCM includes both IDS (Integrated Diagnostic Software) and PDS (Portable Diagnostic Software) tools.
This machine can do ford and mazda old and new cars, no year limitation. For jaguar and landrover,it can only do after 2005 year. It will ask for pin code for ford cars before 2009 when you do key programming. After 2010, it do not need pin code.
Integrated Diagnostic Software (IDS) is the next generation diagnostic tool. IDS integrates WDS software modified to run on an off-the-shelf laptop with the Vehicle Communication Module (VCM) currently used in NGS+ and PDS, and a new Vehicle Measurement Module (VMM).
Vehicle Diagnostic Connectors
The VCM 16-pin DLC cable is used to connect the VCM to the vehicle. The VCM and VMM connect to the laptop through the Ethernet-USB Adapter Cable (H406/H416).
The interface devices that are used with this application are:
VCM Vehicle Communication Module This device provides all link based functionality including: Data logger, Self test, Service Functions, Module Configuration and Programming, etc. VMM Vehicle Measurement Module This device provides the following functionality: Oscilloscope, Digital Multi-Meter, Ignition System Test, Fuel System Test, and SGM.
hardware and software requirements on installation:
1.1 Please install IDS and JLR to Local Disk C
IDS software is for Ford and Mazda, and it must be installed to Local Driver C;
JLR software is for Jaguar and Land Rover, and Local Driver C is also required.
Moreover, at least 15G available space is required on your Local Driver C when installing the software
1.2 Requirements on computer configuration
Computer memory: at least 1GB
CPU: at least 1GHz
Netbooks (ULPC:Ultra low-cost PC) not allowed
1.3 Requirements on computer USB interface
Every laptop has more than one USB ports, one of them is the MAIN PORT, and others are AUXILIARY PORT, please make sure the USB port works and use MAIN PORT
1.4 Requirements on computer operating system
For computer operation system, please use Windows XP(sp2 or sp3) professional Edition 32-Bit.
Home Edition and other systems are not allowed
1.5. Need install the convert software and follow the instruction.
Note that the application will detect the interface device that is connected to the laptop. Indicator icons will appear at the bottom right-hand corner of the IDS screen when the VCM are connected.
IDS VCM Accessories:
Vehicle Communication Module (VCM)
16-Pin DLC Cable
IDS 4m PC Ethernet-USB Host Cable