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DG Technologies Furthers Automotive Cybersecurity Awareness

DG Technologies Furthers Automotive Cybersecurity Awareness

Mark Zachos, President of DG Technologies, leads the way in creating standards and increasing awareness in Automotive Cybersecurity.

Mr. Zachos has over 30 years of engineering experience in automotive electronics, cyber security, vehicle diagnostics and communications. He also is a member of the Oakland County (MI) Connected Vehicle Task Force focusing on secure connected vehicle deployment; teaches embedded programming, CANbus and vehicle cyber security at The University of Michigan-Dearborn; instructs hackers at the US Army TARDEC CyberTruck Challenge; and established CyberTech – the TMC service technician troubleshooting skills challenge for identifying and repairing vehicle cyber hacks.

Vehicle cybersecurity vulnerabilities could impact a vehicle’s safe operation. Therefore, engineers should ensure that systems are designed free of unreasonable risks to motor vehicle safety, including those that may result due to existence of potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The automotive industry is making vehicle cybersecurity an organizational priority. Prioritizing vehicle cybersecurity also means learning about vehicle hacking techniques in order to ensure that systems will be reasonably safe under expected real-world conditions, including those that may arise due to potential vehicle cybersecurity vulnerabilities from hacking the CAN communications or OBD-II interface. The automotive cybersecurity environment is dynamic and is expected to change continually and, at times, rapidly. Developing a basic understanding of car hacking can provide a good foundation for developing approaches to vehicle cybersecurity.

DG Technologies has created the CyberTech brand to bring awareness, information and tools to the industry. Our cybersecurity training and leadership, along with our industry-leading, secure tools, help eliminate threats and keep you worry-free with your vehicles. Visit our training page on information on upcoming classes with Mr. Zachos, including a class on December 19th-20th in Troy, MI.

DG Vehicle Networking Event at the Automotive Testing Expo

DG Vehicle Networking Event at the Automotive Testing Expo

Take a break from the Automotive Testing Expo at Suburban Collection Showplace and join DG Technologies for our Annual Technology Showcase Hospitality Suite located in the attached Hyatt Place Hotel on October 23rd, 2019. DG Technologies will be located in the ‘Coral Room’ just outside the Exhibit Hall from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

This free open-house event will provide an exclusive advanced opportunity to see the latest product demonstrations and chat with experts in the field of vehicle network engineering over drinks and hors d’oeuvres. We want to talk with you about our ideas on how DG Technologies leveraged solutions can save you time and money with your testing efforts. See how to simultaneously transmit or record GNSS/GPS, video and vehicle network data for real-time or post processing analysis to support your test and simulation needs.

Let’s talk about DG Technologies solutions and how our partnerships with Softing Automotive, Spirent, Star Cooperation, and Synercon Technologies can bring advanced solutions to your development, diagnostic projects, and testing. DG Technologies experts will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss all of your data logging, EOL, Ethernet/ADAS, in-vehicle communication simulation, testing and more. In addition, it is strongly recommended to chat and learn about the dangers of using online technology and how to stay secure through Cybersecurity.

DG Technologies looks forward to talking with you on October 23rd, we hope to see you there!

For more information on DG Technologies and the Automotive Testing Expo, contact the DG Technologies sales team at sales@dgtech.com.

For further information:
DG Technologies
33604 West Eight Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
1-248-888-2000
info@dgtech.com

General Contact:
Mr. John McNelis
Sales and Marketing Manager
jmcnelis@dgtech.com

Announcing New DPA Updates, Version 4.01 is now Available for Download!

Announcing New DPA Updates, Version 4.01 is now Available for Download!

To our valued DPA customers,

Today, DG Technologies has released version 4.01 software for the DPA 5 family of Vehicle Diagnostic Adapters.  This includes an updated DPA User Manual, new firmware that improves tool performance, and the latest DG Diagnostics software application.  Keep your tools operating at peak performance by going  to our downloads page at https://www.dgtech.com/downloads/ and download version 4.01 for either of the DPA 5 or the DPA 5 PRO.

In addition, we have also released updated documentation for the DPA family. To view and/or download individual documents, head over to our documents page at https://www.dgtech.com/documents/ and select which documents you’d like under the DPA 5 heading.

All of us at DG Technologies appreciate your business and we are working hard every day to improve our products and make your job easier.  Our goal during our 30 year history has been to provide the fastest, most rugged, reliable tools including diagnostic software.  We want this to be the only diagnostic tool you will ever need.

For further information:
DG Technologies
33604 West Eight Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
1-248-888-2000
info@dgtech.com

General Contact:
Mr. John McNelis
Sales and Marketing Manager
jmcnelis@dgtech.com

DG Technologies and SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (COMVEC)

DG Technologies and SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (COMVEC)

On September 9th through September 11th, 2019, DG Technologies will be attending SAE COMVEC at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. At 5:45pm on Monday, September 9th, DG Technologies President, Mark Zachos will be having a 15 minute “Ted Talk” about Cybersecurity in the Exhibit Hall during the Welcome Reception at the Softing Automotive Electronics booth #202. Please stop by, listen, comment and contribute your thoughts on #vehiclecyber.

Mr. Zachos will also be a Panelist in the White River Ballroom A/B/C at 12:45 on Wednesday September 11, for the Cybersecurity Panel – How Would You Prevent This Breach? This should be a very important session to understand what the industry is doing to keep people, our products and our industry safe.

‘COMVEC is the convening point for the community developing vehicles and equipment spanning the on-highway, off-highway, ground defense and mining sectors. COMVEC covers the latest and critical need-to-know information impacting global commercial vehicles today and into the future.’

DG Technologies attends COMVEC to promote professional interaction and collaboration with the industry’s most influential audience. COMVEC routinely attracts more than 650 attendees in the commercial vehicle market.

For more information on DG Technologies and COMVEC19, contact the DG Technologies sales team at sales@dgtech.com

For further information:
DG Technologies
33604 West Eight Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
1-248-888-2000
info@dgtech.com

General Contact:
Mr. John McNelis
Sales and Marketing Manager
jmcnelis@dgtech.com

CAN and Heavy Duty Protocol Training

CAN and Heavy Duty Protocol Training

Who should attend: Anyone who wants to gain an advanced knowledge of vehicle electronic network protocol communication.  This knowledge can be used by OEM, Tier suppliers, Body Builders, Government and independent engineers seeking to maintain, modify or simply understand the message structure, architecture and strategy being used in vehicles today.

What attendees learn: The fundamentals required for developing Vehicle Communications Protocols.

When: Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: DG Technologies
33604 West 8 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335

Major Topics in the Course Outline

  • Terminology Preview
  • On-Vehicle Networking History
  • Computer Science Fundamentals Required for Vehicle Protocols
  • J1708/J1587
  • CAN (ISO11898)
  • J1939
  • The Next Generation of CAN, CAN FD (CAN with Flexible Data Rate)
  • TMC RP1210 and J2534
  • Validation Tools and Diagnostics
  • Protocol Layering, Physical Layers, /11 – Shielded Twisted Pair, /15 – J1939 Lite, /14 – J1939@500k
  • Data Link Layer, Network Addressing, Transport Layer, Message Layer, Diagnostic Layer
  • Hands-on Lab Exercises

 

Instructor: Mark Zachos

Mr. Zachos has over 30 years of experience in automotive electronics, cyber security, vehicle diagnostics and communications.  He has authored many technical papers on On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) and in-vehicle networking; he holds more than 10 patents on vehicle communications technology. Mark is the Head of USA Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the International Standards Organization (ISO) Road Vehicle Electronics Standards Sub-committee; he is a member of TMC, SAE and IEEE. Mark is the chairman of several technical standards teams including: the ATA TMC Fleet Maintenance Cyber Security Task Force, SAE J1939 Network Security Task Force, SAE J3005 (OBD “dongle” security), SAE Data Link Connector Security Committee (J3138 “hardening the OBD port”) and co-chair of ISO/TC22/SC31/WG2/PT-Security. He is a member of the Oakland County (MI) Connected Vehicle Task Force focusing on secure connected vehicle deployment; teaches embedded programming, CANbus and vehicle cyber security at The University of Michigan; instructs hackers at the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command – GVSC CyberTruck Challenge; and established CyberTech – the TMC service technician troubleshooting skills challenge for identifying and repairing vehicle cyber hacks.

To register for the CAN and Heavy Duty Protocol Training Course, complete the form here and email it to sales@dgtech.com. Contact our sales team at 248-888-2000 for corporate discount offers!

For further information:
DG Technologies
33604 West Eight Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
1-248-888-2000
info@dgtech.com

General Contact:
Mr. John McNelis
Sales and Marketing Manager
jmcnelis@dgtech.com

DG Technologies Acquires Synercon Technologies

 

                                  

PRESS RELEASE Farmington Hills, MI, USA, March 07, 2019 – DG Technologies Acquires Synercon Technologies

ANNOUNCEMENT: Dearborn Group Inc., dba DG Technologies has acquired Synercon Technologies, LLC. DG Technologies is a world leader in vehicle networking services and tools. Over a 30 year history, DG’s founder, Mark Zachos, has grown the company to a global leader servicing the transportation industry with development, diagnostics, testing, cybersecurity, and vehicle forensics products and services.

The combination of technologies, services and cultures of the two companies creates an opportunity to easily integrate, expand and grow the combined product lines. DG Technologies is committed to enhancing the core mission of both companies which will better integrate customer support for all products and create opportunity to advance product development.

“The acquisition and integration of Synercon Technologies will assist in advancing product support, technology growth and customer service in the fields of heavy vehicle event data recorder (HVEDR) forensics, transportation cybersecurity, and vehicle network technology. We are excited to carry on the legacy of the Forensic Link Adapter (FLA) and begin new product introductions to support customer needs. We will work to create more efficiencies and savings from the integration of processes and other functions that will help us offer the industry a better value moving forward.” said Zachos.

Dr. Jeremy Daily will continue with the new Synercon Technologies team as the lead Technology Officer, creating and enhancing new ideas while offering his exceptional support and training to all customers. “The products and services of Synercon Technologies combined with the knowledge, history and processes of DG Technologies will lead to greater world class services and innovations for the new company” said Dr. Daily. “I’m very happy to be continuing on with DG Technologies to carry forward our ideas and support our customers who have become trusted partners and friends over the years”.

Synercon Technologies will remain a standalone business entity along with DG Technologies under the Dearborn Group, Inc. company. Synercon Technologies will now have offices in Broken Arrow, OK, Farmington Hills, MI, Indianapolis, IN, and other service, support and sales offices globally.

DG Technologies, a diagnostics and vehicle network solutions provider for over 30 years, has worked in association with, and alongside many domestic and foreign OEMs, and Tier 1 & 2 suppliers to the automotive, heavy-duty, agriculture, off-road, cybersecurity and recreational vehicle transportation markets. DG Technologies has a long affiliation and ties to SAE International, American Trucking Association’s (ATA’s) Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC), tier 1 & 2 supplier organizations, and is a leading provider of aftermarket diagnostic products, engineering development tools, DG CyberTech and heavy vehicle digital forensics.

For further information:
DG Technologies
33604 West Eight Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
1-248-888-2000
info@dgtech.com

General Contact:
Mr. John McNelis
Sales and Marketing Manager
jmcnelis@dgtech.com

DG Technologies Partners with Softing Automotive

DG Technologies and Softing Automotive Announce Strategic Partnership

                                                         

Farmington Hills/Munich , February 26, 2019– DG Technologies and Softing Automotive can proudly announce today the new strategic partnership for joint NAFTA operations.

The collaboration enables both partners to meet relevant industry requirements and react to the rapidly growing demand, particularly in the U.S. and Canada. The collaboration allows DG Technologies and Softing Automotive to both leverage products and services, which complement each other and can be combined in product offering and solutions for customers in the fields of diagnostics and vehicle communication security. This allows the new alliance to combine relevant industry requirements as well as market specific demands.

Besides collaborating in providing turnkey solutions, the strategic partnership also includes a close collaboration on new service offerings and high-quality on-site engineering support.

About DG Technologies

DG Technologies, a diagnostics and vehicle network solutions provider for over 30 years, has worked in association with, and alongside many domestic and foreign OEMs, and Tier 1 & 2 suppliers to the Automotive, Heavy-Duty, AG/Off-Road, Cybersecurity and Recreational transportation markets.

DG Technologies has a long affiliation and ties to SAE International, ATAs’ Technology & Maintenance Council, Tier 1 & 2 supplier organizations, and is a leading provider of Aftermarket diagnostic products, Engineering development tools, DG CyberTech and Heavy Vehicle Digital Forensics.

About Softing Automotive Electronics GmbH

With its core areas of expertise in diagnostics, measurement, testing and communication, Softing Automotive is all about standardized key technologies in automotive electronics industry including passenger cars, commercial vehicles (trucks and buses) and non-road mobile machinery (agricultural, construction and forestry).

Sales@dgtech.com
248.888.2000
33604 W 8 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335

When it comes time to buy a great tool, that is going to help your business, there are a couple things to look for during your purchase. While it may be nice to come across a great deal you have to make sure you are getting what your paying for. To make the right investment it is important to make sure you are buying a quality product. DG has provided some helpful tools to help you spot counterfeiters and ensure your new tool is top notch and from a trusted seller. Its important to research what your buying; when in doubt it may be helpful to call the manufacture and verify that the product is not only the right one for you but that you are safely buying a quality tool

To see a list of trusted DG Distributors click Here!

Find helpful tips on how to spot a counterfeit product Here!

For more information about counterfeiters check out this article Here!

Watch this video to learn how counterfeiters can affect you.

For any assistance or technical questions give us a call at 248.888.2000

Here is an example of a counterfeit DPA 5 Kit VS  a genuine DPA 5 Kit:

Counterfeit_ Kit*Counterfeit DPA 5 Kit

Standard-DPA5-Kit*Genuine DPA 5 Kit

J2534 automotive reprogramming tool

Coming Soon!

DG Technologies would like to introduce the NEW d-briDGe Pro

Your next generation tool for reprogramming and diagnostics to essentially all J2534 compliant 2004 and newer domestic, Asian and European vehicles.
Including HONDA!

Stay tuned for updates and visit our d-briDGe Pro page for more info