Thanks for the info. I am holding off buying vcds and i was looking forward to this being released but I'm a bit disappointed that its going to be more expensive than the current VCDS.
Just my feeling on it. There is probably a logical reason for the cost but just because it connects to multiple device OS's I don't think that should be the reason for the difference in cost especially if it just does the same job as the VCDS that's out just now.
Again just my feelings. Feel free to flame.
I was issued my HEX-NET earlier this week. I need to go play on miss Tiggy this weekend! At that point, maybe I can shed more light on what can be done on the mobile devices.
Has anyone seen or tried the new iOBD2 software from a company called Xtooluk ltd. I think this has been developed in China. There is a small item and an advert in this months (August 2013) Audi Driver magazine. The software can be downloaded free from iTunes or Google PlayStore but for it to work you need the hardware interface to plug in to the OBD port. This is a small item and cost £95.00. Their website is Products | iOBD2 | Advanced Engine Data Reader for Smartphones | T-Shirts & Merchandise
Getting VCDS-Mobile and the HEX-NET wireless interface ready has taken substantially longer than we had anticipated (or would have liked). Simply put, we found issues that needed to be addressed before we were comfortable with making production quantities. We believe these issues have now been resolved and production has begun.
We are now confident that we will be able to begin shipping units to customers this coming January (roughly 3 months from now). Initial production will be somewhat limited but will be ramped so we expect to have plenty of product available by the beginning of the 2nd quarter.
We know everyone is curious about price. We are still working final costs but the price is expected to be in the low $400 range - and if possible, below $400 - but no promises yet.
Upgrades will not be offered at the start. We will not offer them as upgrades until sufficient quantities are in stock - and that may not be until sometime in the 2nd Quarter.
For those who may be attending AAPEX or SEMA in Las Vegas November 5-8, Ross-Tech will be in booth 450 at AAPEX in the Sands Expo Center where we will be demonstrating VCDS-Mobile and HEX-NET live on a Beetle Cabrio as well as on stations where we will permit the attendees to connect to our demo stands with their own smart devices. We're excited to make this introduction to the market at the AAPEX Show.
As the end of the year gets closer, we will try to send you another email regarding the upcoming release of this product.
We thank you for your patience and understanding.