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How do I know if I need to upgrade my old OSCA Cable?

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Our original OSCA is still supported by our specialist technicians’ so don’t worry if you don’t want to upgrade; simply carry on using your cable as normal. However, OSCA 2.0 has many significant advantages over the original OSCA cable.

While OSCA 2.0 excels in the more complicated configuration processes, such as ECU and Body Control Modules. If you are just programming keys or doing less complicated modules, the original OSCA cable will work fine and dandy.

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We will be adding additional features to our OSCA application list, to advise you on which jobs will require a more stable internet connection, flagging up whether it’s prudent to plug in via ethernet cable. This extra step supports the old cable and isn’t needed for OSCA 2.0. This feature, and an updated android application, are two of the steps we have taken thus far to ensure the continued and enhanced usability of the original OSCA cable.

What can OSCA 2.0 offer you?

The main enhanced capabilities of OSCA 2.0 is that it has 4 CAN bus lines, is CAN FD and DoIP ready. OSCA 2.0 is able to take on more advanced jobs, on next-generation vehicles which require variable and faster data transfer to their vehicle control units. The DoIP readiness of the OSCA 2.0 cable will allow for faster and safer ECU procedures such as flashing; significantly reducing the risk of an error occurring when issues like intermittent internet connections come into play. Jobs are completed faster with the aid of increased data transfer speeds. Recently, Ethernet-based Diagnostic Over Internet Protocol (DoIP) was applied to automotive systems, and in-vehicle gateways have been introduced to integrate Ethernet with traditional in-vehicle networks, such as the local interconnect network (LIN), controller area network (CAN) and FlexRay. The introduction of in-vehicle gateways and of Ethernet-based diagnostic protocols not only decreases the complexity of the networks but also reduces the update time for ECU software reprogramming. Therefore, DoIP will be the platform whereby future diagnostic connections will establish safer, faster, more adaptable, and more reliably versatile connections. This will allow further application development and model range expansion. This technology, however, will only really become necessary in the coming years. Another massive advantage of the OSCA 2.0 is that it no longer requires an Android device, so you can use a wider range of devices to access our Vehicle Diagnostics specialists through our custom web app through your browser. So, in summation, if you are not interested in performing more advanced diagnostics on the very latest models of vehicles, or you are an automotive locksmith that only requires key programming, the original OSCA cable is still capable of doing the job for you.