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Applus Smog DADdy® is well into the 2nd Phase of Beta!
BAR has just announced that Beta testing will resume early May and anticipates certification of Applus Smog DADdy early June. Upon equipment certification, stations will be able to use Smog DADdy for 2000 and newer OBD smog inspections immediately. Take advantage of conducting faster smog checks and by ordering today! Only 10% down holds a DADdy for you.
Equipment is in limited supply. Delays in ordering may effect delivery times.
BAR has announced a temporarily suspension in the DAD certification process for all DAD vendors. This is a result of critical improvements that are required on the OBD Inspection System (OIS) controlled by BAR. It is estimated that the suspension will last from 4-8 weeks.
Applus Beta testing with Smog DADdy® will continue during this suspension. Applus continues to manufacture its complete line of Smog DADdy® products to fulfill orders upon certification and BAR approval. Prospective purchasers are encouraged to place orders early to ensure that they can take advantage of the new OBD Inspection System as soon as possible and reduce their dependence on their current BAR 97 equipment.
All vendors participating in DAD certification activity are subject to this certification freeze, regardless of where they currently stand in the process.
Applus Smog DADdy® has passed Phase 1 of Beta and is approved to move to Phase 2 beginning January 23!
"The Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) is pleased to inform Applus Technologies, Inc. (Applus) that its wired/wireless Data Acquisition Devices (DADs),model310-0909, firmware number 3.45,software/dll version 184.108.40.206,have passed Phase 1 Beta Testing. Applus is therefore approved to proceed to Phase 2 Beta Testing.”
- Bureau of Automotive Repair
Applus is continuing with Phase 1 of the BETA program and is preparing to launch Phase 2 subject to approval from BAR. In the meantime, since our last update, we held workshops in Salinas, San Luis Obispo, Northridge, and Ventura. We’d like to thanks the folks at Hartnell College in Salinas, Gary Villa at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, Randy Mark at Fox Tire and Auto in Northridge, and Andy Cawelti and Chuck Rockwood from Ventura College.
Thanks to Thao Nguyen at Automotive Training Center for hosting our Santa Clara workshop last evening. There are 6 workshops remaining, please be sure to register.
Watch this page daily for updates to OIS BETA testing. Yesterday marked the start of BETA testing in Sacramento for those vendors that have passed the Alpha phase of DAD testing, one of which was Applus. The start was a little later than anticipated as the BAR software download wasn’t immediately available. Once the shops received and installed it, the testing went smoothly.
Last evening Rick Escalambre, Coordinator of Automotive Technology at Skyline College in San Bruno hosted our workshop. We want to thank Rick and his team for allowing us to use their technical facility.
BETA begins today in Sacramento.
Tim Raml & Dick Fitzherbert demonstrate Applus' Smog DADdy® at last night's workshop, hosted by Doug Mueller of TecHelp in Concord.
Workshops continue through next week.
Applus kicked off its Workshops tour last night at Advanced Automotive Training in Rancho Cordova, answering questions and demonstrating its Smog DADdy®.
Special thanks to Bruce Cosby for hosting the event. Workshops continue nightly until December 13.
BAR announced first phase of BETA testing in the Sacramento Region will commence December 4, 2013.
BAR informed Applus that beta testing will be delayed “a minimum of two weeks”.
They will provide an update to the schedule as soon as they receive more information. We once again want to thank everyone who volunteered to participate with us in beta. We intend to continue delivering our beta units during this delay.
Watch this page for updates. This site will be updated as soon as we receive the new schedule from BAR. Thanks again for your patience.
The BAR field BETA testing will still be rolled out in two phases. In the first round, vendors will test with 10 DADs in Smog Shops in the Sacramento area and complete 1,500 smog checks. In the second round, vendors must test with 40 more DADs in Smog Shops across the state and complete an additional 18,500 smog checks. Keep checking our website for updates on the Beta testing.
BAR approved the Applus’ Smog DADdy® for field Beta testing
Submissions for participating in Beta testing have ended. Applus sincerely appreciates all Smog Shops that expressed an interest in participating in the pilot.
Applus attends California Automotive Teachers (CAT) fall conference in Santa Barbara.
Applus explains the DAD certification process.
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