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According to Snap-on, the VERDICT is in

Snap-on Inc. has developed a new diagnostic and information system: VERDICT. It was designed by technicians for technicians, according to the company.

“At Snap-on, we worked closely with technicians in the bay to learn what they would demand from the ultimate diagnostic tool,” says Mike Alberry, product manager for the Snap-on Diagnostics division.

“They want broad capabilities to find the root cause to any problem, on any system and on any car. They want accurate results and to have confidence in the results. They also want a tool that works the way that they do, making the job easier and faster."

Here is what makes VERDICT uniquely flexible, says Snap-on.

* The system includes three powerful modules: the VERDICT D7 seven-inch display tablet, the VERDICT S3 wireless scan module and the VERDICT M2 two channel meter.

* It is wireless. The D7 Display controls the meter and the scan module remotely without wires, so technicians have the freedom to go where the job takes them. The scope and scan modules can both be connected to the car at separate points and controlled remotely from the display tablet.

* VERDICT requires no keys, so technicians can use a single adapter for OBD-II compliant vehicles.

*  It can multitask. With VERDICT, techs can scan the car while the scope is collecting data in the background, or open a favorite Web site or technical forum while using the scan tool.

The heart of the system is a powerful Windows-based display that features a seven-inch high resolution color touch screen. A high energy, lithium-ion battery offers up to four hours per charge (an optional "extended life battery" that runs for up to eight hours also is available).

VERDICT provides complete Snap-on software coverage back to 1980. One keyless universal OBD-II cable simplifies connection to any 1996 or newer vehicle.

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