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BBS Is back and wow you all really have to read this post

Hiyas All
It has been quite a while since Blackbox Solutions has introduced any of the new innovations, firsts, additional model coverage and other developments of our Diagnostic equipment for Land Rover vehicles that we are known for.

We have almost purposely allowed a belief here that we were somehow slipping

However, nothing can be further from the truth and reality that I can now reveal that far from slipping, over the past few years, in complete secrecy, we have been working very hard on developing an all new, truly revolutionary and feature packed Diagnostic and monitoring system for Mobile Devices we call ROVACOM-IQ.

www.rovacom-IQ.com

Be sure to scroll down to see all the Information and FAQ's section which answers most questions in detail.

This is a direct link to the Video that is also on the ROVACOM-IQ.com web site

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZiyRxUMO7Q&feature=youtu.be

With a new Bluetooth based Micro Interface designed to stay plugged in permanently and which intelligently monitors the vehicle itself, Automatic synchronisation, Off line usability, SMS notification, an Instrument Mode with Dials and Bar type Gauge options, Data logging, high end Graphics with swappable themes, this system might already seem to have it all, and then some, however we have much bigger plans for this.

This is what a Mobile application is and should be

I am only sorry that it took us so long to get here and provide this.
 

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Welcome back Colin.

Interesting read on your website. Personally I could do without the muzak.

I'll be interested to read user & press reviews.

Good luck

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Hi Colin looks good, thats why you have been quiet.

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Hi Colin

Are you planning an iPhone version ??
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Yep, looks good, but where is the Disco 5 ?
  
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Looking good there Colin, maybe time to upgrade my Evo. Thumbs Up
   
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The Dundonian wrote:
Yep, looks good, but where is the Disco 5 ?


Different CAN networks, I believe...
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This new device has my attention I have been researching the options and will require myself a diagnostic machine to allow updating and upgrading of features.

Will this device be VIN locked in much the same way as the IID tool or will it be open to one specific vehicle type and so on.
  
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Welcome back Colin
When is the D5 version out and when will it be available on I Phone?
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Thank you all for the warm reception and kind comments on this, new to you, development.

Naturally I have been using this for a long time now in my 2010 RRS etc

@NJSS
The Music, which was composed by a member of staff here, is part of the Video just below the first page, and that would be odd without any. You can however pause it, but in the meantime we have changed it to stop Auto play Wink

There will undoubtedly be many independent reviews of this in the near future.

@Flack
Hiyas buddy.
Yep, it does look good, but it actually works even better. Who could have imagined a diagnostic system where you don't need a button marked "Read Fault codes"
Last week My smart watch vibrated and I looked to see I had an SMS with a fault code that had just been logged on the Evoque my wife was driving. If that is not advanced and innovative, I do not know what is Wink

@Wiggs
Hiyas to you too Buddy.
This is already covered as the first item in the FAQ's section near the bottom of the ROVACOM-IQ.COM web site. to which the answer is

Quote:
Rovacom IQ is currently available for Android devices only. However, with this requirement in mind, we specifically designed and created the Rovacom IQ application using a multi-platform cross compiler, such that it should require only a relatively small amount of work for us to introduce versions for other operating systems


I really cannot currently commit to a when, But it is of course high on our To Do list and from what I understand, a lot easier than Android;-)

@General
We have covered most possible questions in the FAQ section of the site and would add any further points there as a central information resource, IE about the Disco 5 etc But in the meantime for those asking here, Of course we intend to add the Disco 5.

Regards

Colin
  
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Hiyas Again All

I know that many have read about our new ROVACOM-IQ app on this thread and have, as a result, visited the ROVACOM-IQ.com web site, but very few have actually installed the application to try it out, and honestly, I dont blame them if they have read or come across the long list of seemingly invasive Permissions required as listed by the Google play store etc, which starts

This app has access to: Device & app history, read sensitive log data.
and then goes on about needing to know your location, sending SMS messages reading the phone staus and Identity, reading, modifying or deleting your phones USB storage contents.

Reading all of that as it is described, also causes me some concern and alarm about allowing permissions to what is and should be a vehicle diagnostic application only that should have no need of such access, and please feel free to share and post up, if that put you off too. Really please do, as it will help greatly.

I have as a result of this belief, recently made a document that explains the reasons behind these permission requirements that might help.

https://www.rovacom-iq.com/preview/rovacom-iq-privacy-policy

However despite this, and quite sadly, to reduce permission requirements, we are now having to strip out valuable an possibly useful functionality that we have developed, starting with the ROVACOM-IQ apps ability to log App & VCIQ communications, which it would have only done if a VCIQ was specifically licenced as a Development system and to to aid in our Debugging of problems in the field in extreme cases.

Sadly, the next feature to go will be the SMS notification feature, as Google has recently implimented a policy where only one app, designated by the user as the default app for SMS, will be able to access a devices SMS capability.

Seems like yet another case where the actiivites of a few spoil things for the many

Regards

Colin
 

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