Auto Diagnostic Tool
The VCM II is the new Ford OEM diagnostic tool. It provides dealer-level diagnostics using the IDS software.
The VCM II is the brand new diagnostics interface from Ford for use with the Integrated Diagnostics Software (IDS).
The VCM II and IDS, along with a dedicated laptop, provides full dealer diagnostic capabilities for most 16 pin Fords.
A fantastic new function of the VCM 2 is its ability to communicate wirelessly with your laptop or computer without any hardware or software upgrades.
This allows technicians to work on vehicles remotely while the VCM II is connected directly to the vehicle.
The VCM II will be required for all new 2013 Ford vehicles and is backwards compatible with most 16 pin Fords.
It supports the Vehicle Measurement Module (VMM) and new Customer Flight Recorder (CFR).
The VCM II has shock resistant rubber ends, making it suitable for garage and workshop environments.
The CFR replaces the Vehicle Data Recorder (VDR).
The CFR is an optional cable that allows the VCM II to monitor and record live data streams.
This provides an advantage for technicians when diagnosing intermittent problems.
VCM IDS (VCM) is a high performance, rugged, 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 DVD includes both IDS (Integrated Diagnostic Software) and PDS (Portable Diagnostic Software) tools.
Diagnostic coverage includes most 1996 2011MY (produced 1995 2007) Ford, Lincoln/Mercury & Mazda vehicles.
It can do four car model. IDS for Ford and Mazda, JLR for Jaguar and Landrover