Ummmm, can you say "reboot" ten times real fast. Even though the WDS is on
it's way out, it is one hell of a tool in regards to functionality and they
have added small improvements but with W98 as an operating system and
saddled with a wimpy little P266 processor, I call it the Wait-a-while
It is an impressive tool when it's not suffering from the computer version
of PMS. Aside from code reading, PID monitor, active command, flight
recording capabilities, we get Mode 6 data and mode 9 data (helps with the
diesels), we can do injector performance testing, relative compression,
power balance and the digital lab scope (which also suffers from a scan rate
low enough to mis important info). Build this around a 3 Gig P4 processor
and it would be awesome.
Software updates can be a chore, too. If we leave them connected to the
network, they are supposed to update automatically but we are still left
having to load the update CDs in the service bay.... usually at the same
time you need the thing (and anywhere up to an hour to load the update).