The extensive integration of affordable PC technology into workshop equipment such as engine testers, wheel aligners, exhaust gas analysers, test lanes etc. is finally implementing the “old” idea of interconnecting workshop equipment, dealer management software (DMS), automobile manufacturers or independent automotive workshops.
asanetwork creates the technical prerequisites to make measurement and test equipment of different manufacturers compatible with commercial software applications (DMS) or to link them up with future e-commerce systems.
The interfaces, data format and data transfer protocols are standardised and based on the Internet. All network participants (equipment manufacturers, software providers, data suppliers, vehicle inspection organisations) must convert their software (data format) to the asanetwork standard format before they can transmit their data via the network manager to associated devices on the net.
The network manager Asanetman is the heart of the system. It oversees and coordinates all data streams in the network. In addition, data can be stored temporarily. This enables regular central backups and the possibility of saving data for users who are not yet ready to receive it.
Hence asanetwork has paved the way for the “paperless workshop”.