asTech announces patent for system to determine if aftermarket scan tool OK

AsTech announced last week it had received a patent for a method where technicians could send a VIN to a database “and assist in determining whether an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) diagnostic tool — or aftermarket tool — is required for proper diagnosis and/or repair of the vehicle.”

“asTech’s technology is an industry ‘game changer’ by providing unique functionality to access vital OEM and aftermarket remote diagnostics data via VINs, and this newest patent will help us in protecting that technology” Cris Hollingsworth, president of Repairify, which does business as asTech, said in a statement July 22. “ASE technicians will

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