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First Transit to Showcase State-of-the-Art Vehicle Diagnostic System from InstallerNet at APTA Expo in New Orleans

October 3, 2011 (New Orleans, LA) – First Transit and First Vehicle Services ( will have its first public showing of InstallerNet’s Vehicle Diagnostic System (VDS) at the APTA Expo and Annual Meeting, located at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA on October 3-5th in the First Transit booth #2432.

Vehicle Diagnostic System (VDS)

InstallerNet's Vehicle Diagnostic System (VDS) maintains and tracks your fleet. VDS features a single application design to read and reset error codes for any vehicle, with its easy-to-use graphical Interface and factory link it allows for enhanced troubleshooting making repairs much easier and faster. VDS includes a self-charging docking station that monitors and alerts security if it is not returned by the end of day. Vehicle diagnostic logs are automatically saved and transferred to allow virtual ride-along from any VDS unit. The system will also launch any OEM application for specific vehicle performance testing without requiring additional expensive adapters and cables.

A key element about this diagnostic system is that it will provide important data to enhance preventative maintenance but also predictive maintenance information by integrating with any telematics or asset management platform. The VDS system also delivers technical bulletins, training, security, and safety reporting.

“Implementing InstallerNet’s Vehicle Diagnostic System (VDS) has allowed First Transit to accurately provide more effective diagnostic services to its clients, while allowing for improvement in bus maintenance turnaround times along with fewer mechanical errors” said Todd Hawkins, Senior Vice President of Maintenance for First Transit and First Vehicle Services.

About First Group America (
FirstGroup America is the leader in safe, reliable, sustainable transportation and is the largest provider of surface transportation services in North America. Our company owns and/or operates thousands of school bus, transit, Greyhound and maintenance locations in the United States and Canada.

About InstallerNet ( )
InstallerNet, Inc. is the nation’s premier in-vehicle electronics installation services company with a network of more than 6000 installers stretching from coast-to-coast. With more than one million installations nationwide including mobile, commercial and home installations, the company is no stranger to the needs of the fleet industry.

For more information, please contact:

Stephanie Youker, Director of Marketing

Mobile: 617-697-1297