MAHLE Service Solutions Receives AAPEX New Product Showcase Award for Smartphone App
Farmington Hills, Mich. – Dec. 7, 2016 – The SmartACX Smartphone App from MAHLE Service Solutions was named the technology category winner in the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) Show 2016 New Product Showcase. The app is a productivity enhancing application program that helps technicians view the status of the company’s ArcticPRO® machines during vehicle service.
The SmartACX Smartphone App allows technicians to remotely view the values and status of the Kia ArcticPRO® ACX1299 A/C machine during vehicle service. Technicians benefit by being untethered from the A/C machine during operation, which allows them to be productive on another repair. The SmartACX Smartphone App automatically displays the pertinent values and an alert notification on the technician’s smartphone.
“Receiving this prestigious award is gratifying and demonstrates that our technology continues to fulfill the productivity needs of repair shops,” said Andreas Huber, general manager, MAHLE Service Solutions.
The MAHLE Service Solutions SmartACX Smartphone App works over Wi-Fi or cellular data and can be downloaded for free at the Apple Store (iOS) or through Google Play (Android). MAHLE Service Solutions will offer this functionality on other ACX machines in the coming months.
MAHLE Service Solutions introduced the ArcticPRO® ACX1299 A/C machine exclusively to Kia America dealers in January 2016. It is a digital air conditioning (A/C) machine designed to safely service vehicles using the new R1234yf refrigerant. It is the first A/C service equipment to be fully integrated with MAHLE Service Solutions’ TechPRO® diagnostic scan tool software. With this added functionality, the ACX1299 is the only A/C service machine on the market that can also perform full diagnostic testing.