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Fastest from code-to-fix with more than 30 years of OE-level coverage. Technicians who want coverage and repair information for vehicles they see in the shop every day trust diagnostic systems from Bosch.

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Professional repair and collision diagnostics

3893 Encore

The OTC Encore diagnostic system with Identifix is fastest at what counts, and that's fixing vehicles. No tool is faster from code to fix, pulling the DTC and showing the likely repair.

  • 30 million on-tool fixes, maintenance tests and symptom assist
  • Direct link to Identifix and other tech forums
  • Industry-leading light-duty diesel coverage
  • 7" touch screen

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3896 Evolve

The industry's best and only tool with full-system wiring diagrams. Built on the same platform, engineered to give you more.

  • Wireless, J2534-compliant VCI
  • Dual-band WiFi for secure connections to shop WiFi and wireless VCI
  • Industry-leading light-duty diesel coverage
  • 10" hi-res touch screen

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Improve auto body repair procedures and reduce cycle time with pre- and post-repair scanning

As vehicle electronics become more complex, the need for diagnostics in collision shops grows. Scanning is the only way to identify all of the diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) stored in the vehicle before the repair, and the only way to know that no DTCs are lingering after the repair.

  • Faster, accurate diagnostic reporting with Evolve's dual cameras to document damage, on-tool wiring diagrams and wireless J2534 VCI
  • Dynamic and static calibration instructions for forward-facing collision avoidance systems
  • All-system diagnostic code scan for pre- and post-scan vehicle report
  • Wi-Fi enabled to wireless print, send and save reports for customers and insurers
  • Newest Bravo 2.11 software includes 30 million likely fixes and other troubleshooting tips
  • Optional 3914 tester wirelessly tests battery, starting and charging systems with Bravo 2.11 software

How does Encore and Evolve stack up?

Comparison Options
Evolve v. Encore
Evolve v. Competition
Encore v. Competition

Evolve

Autel MS908 Elite

Autel MS908 Pro

Launch PAD II

Snap-on Verus Edge

Encore

Autel MS906

Autel MS906TS

Launch PAD II

Snap-On Solus Edge
+Hardware
J2534 Compliant VCI
Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No
Display Size
10.2" 9.7" 9.7" 10.1" 10.0" 7.0" 8.0" 8.0" 10.1" 8.0"
Display Resolution
1280 x 800 2048 x 1536 1024 x 768 1280 x 800 1280 x 800 1024 x 600 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 1280 x 800 800 x 480
Memory Storage
64GB SSD 32GB SSD 32GB SSD 32GB SSD 64GB SSD 32GB SSD 32GB SSD 32GB SSD 32GB SSD 32GB SSD
Video Out
HDMI HDMI HDMI VGA No No No No VGA No
Speakers
Dual Stereo 2 Watt each Dual Speakers Dual Speakers Dual Speakers Dual Speakers No Single Speaker Single Speaker Dual Speakers Not specified
Microphone
Analog & Digital Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No
Headphone Jack
3.5mm Stereo Audio 3.5mm Stereo Audio 3.5mm Stereo Audio 3.5mm Stereo Audio 3.5mm Stereo Audio 3.5mm Stereo Audio 3.5mm Stereo Audio 3.5mm Stereo Audio 3.5mm Stereo Audio 3.5mm Stereo Audio
Battery
Dual Pack, Lithium-ion Cylindrical, 4 hour Lithium-polymer 3.7V, 13600mAh (50.3Wh) Lithium-polymer 3.7V, 13600mAh (50.3Wh) Lithium-polymer, 8 hour Lithium-ion, 5 hour Lithium-ion Cylindrical Lithium-polymer 3.7V, 5000mAh Lithium-polymer 3.7V, 5000mAh Lithium-polymer, 8 hour Lithium-ion, 5 hour
Wireless Vehicle Communication Interface (VCI)
WiFi Direct Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth N/A N/A Bluetooth Bluetooth N/A
Rear Camera
5.0MP 8.0MP 5.0MP 5.0MP Not specified No 8.0MP 8.0MP 5.0MP No
Front Camera
5.0MP 2.0MP No 2.0MP No No No No 2.0MP No
Country of Origin
USA China China China Taiwan USA China China China Taiwan
+Software and Coverage
Operating System
Android Android Android Android Windows 7 Embedded Android Android Android Android Embedded SMX®
Simple, Fast & Intuitive Interface
Yes No consistent OEM interface No consistent OEM interface No consistent OEM interface Simple, but multi-layered Yes No consistent OEM interface No consistent OEM interface No consistent OEM interface Simple, but multi-layered
Internet Browser
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Global OBD II (Dom, Asian, Euro)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Domestic Enhanced 1980 - Current
Yes 1996 & newer 1996 & newer Yes Yes Yes 1996 & newer 1996 & newer Yes Yes
Asian Enhanced 1987 - Current
Yes 1996 & newer 1996 & newer Yes Yes Yes 1996 & newer 1996 & newer Yes Yes
European Enhanced 1986 - Current
Yes 1996 & newer 1996 & newer Yes Yes Yes 1996 & newer 1996 & newer Yes Yes
Bidrectional Controls (Actuator Tests)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Technical Support Diagnostics
Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Dom/Asian/Euro Subscription Length
12 months included 12 months included 12 months included 12 months included Includes current software only 12 months included 12 months included 12 months included 12 months included Includes current software only
+Repair Information
Wiring Diagrams
Yes No No No No No No No No No
Key Fob & Remote Reprogramming Procedures
Yes No No No No Yes No No No No
Battery Disconnect Procedures
Yes No No No No Yes No No No No
Code-Assist™ All System DTC Tech Tips
Yes No No No Fast-Track Troubleshooter Yes No No No Fast-Track Troubleshooter
Symptom-Assist™ Tech Tips
Yes No No No Fast-Track Troubleshooter Yes No No No Fast-Track Troubleshooter
Repair-Trac™ VIN Specific Tech Tips
Yes No No No Fast-Track Troubleshooter Yes No No No Fast-Track Troubleshooter
Pathfinder Troubleshooting™ Diagnostics
Yes No No No Fast-Track Troubleshooter Yes No No No Fast-Track Troubleshooter
InfoTech™ Driveability & Component Test Software
Yes No No No Fast-Track Troubleshooter Yes No No No Fast-Track Troubleshooter
Identifix Direct-Hit™ Web-Based Info via Deep Link
Yes No No No No Yes No No No No
Fast Touch Links to Mitchell On Demand and more
Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No
+Productivity Features
Bluetooth Wireless TPMS Sensor Registration
Yes No No No No Yes No No No No
AutoDetect Repair Info Search
Yes No No No No Yes No No No No
AutoID
Yes, in 5 seconds Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Micro Training Videos
Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No
Automated System Test
Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No No
All System DTC Scan
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Maintenance Test
Yes No No No No Yes No No No No
Automatic Wi-Fi Updates Deliver in Background
Yes No No No No Yes No No No No
+Options
Docking Station
Yes, charging & storage Yes, charging No Yes, option Yes, option No No No Yes, option No
TPR TPMS Tool for wireless sensor registration
Yes, can also be used as a standalone tool No No No No Optional No Yes No No
+Warranty
Standard Warranty
1 Year / Lifetime 1 Year 1 Year 2 Year 1 Year 1 Year / Lifetime 1 Year 1 Year 2 Year 1 Year