The Modular Vehicle Communication Interface (MVCI), is the interface between the vehicle and the Honda Diagnostic System (HDS) scan tool software which can be run from your PC meeting the minimum requirements listed below. HDS is not included in the cost of the MVCI. One must first possess the MVCI and then order the HDS through the Honda Service Express site.
Honda Service Express partnered with SPX to design and develop the 3rd Generation Honda Diagnostic System (3G HDS) software.
Communications are based on current industry standards.
Industry standard hardware and interface improves reliability.
Commercial-grade components withstand abusive conditions.
Passed HALT testing (Highly Accelerated Life Test and 6 months field testing in dealership setting).
Upgradeable via MVCI expansion slot makes this a long term tool that is a part of Honda next generation diagnostic strategies.
Stand-alone CM (Control Module) reprogramming no longer requires a PC for reprogramming (updating) vehicle control modules.
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Minimum PC requirements:
Laptop or desktop computer
Intel or AMD processor: 2.0 GHz or higher
Keyboard & mouse
Memory (RAM): 1GB or higher
Hard Drive Space: 20 GB or more
Floppy Drive: not required
USB: 1.0 or higher
Network Card: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Optical Drive: 8x DVD-ROM
Video Resolution: Recommended is 1024 x 768 with the large font setting. 800 x 600 will work, but some procedures work better at the higher resolution.
Sound Card: 1 channel audio or higher
Internal or external audio speakers
Operating system requirements:
USA Spec: Windows XP Professional with SP3 (32bit only) Windows Vista Home Premium (32bit only) Windows Vista Business (32bit only) Windows 7 Professional (32bit and 64bit) Windows 8 Professional (32bit and 64bit)
Canadian Spec: Windows XP 32bit Windows Vista (32bit only) Windows Vista Business (32bit only) Windows 7 Professional (32bit and 64bit) Windows 8 Professional (32bit and 64bit)