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  • Xentry TIPS (TIPS Reader)Brief instructions for Mercedes-Benz workshops

  • Contents - Xentry TIPS (TIPS Reader)

    The software is subject to change and may differ from the illustrations in these brief instructions.Reprint, translation or reproduction, including ofextracts, is not permitted unless authorized in writing.

    Issue date: 07/2011Software: Xentry TIPS (TIPS Reader)

    Daimler AGGSP/OIPGlobal Service & PartsBetriebsteam TIPSHPC R80270546 Stuttgart

    Chapter 1: Overview of the Xentry TIPS interface

    Chapter 3: Search functions in Xentry TIPS

    Chapter 2: Introduction to Xentry Ident

    Chapter 4: Further information

    Chapter 5: Support for Xentry TIPS

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  • Xentry TIPS (TIPS Reader)

    These brief instructions are intended to help you use Xentry TIPS (TIPS Reader).

    To allow you to perform searches quickly and easily in TIPS, each step is explained graphically and in writing.

    The steps are marked with , etc.

    You can also familiarize yourself with other functions of Xentry TIPS.

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  • Xentry TIPS (TIPS Reader)

    1Benefits for workshops

    - Better overview

    - Greater data transparency

    - Up-to-date information and quick assistance for repairs

    - Case module quick assistance through direct communication channel with national representative

    - Documentation of data (contact persons, remedies, repair procedures etc.)

    - Support for workshop staff--> Improved customer satisfaction

    - The expertise of all workshops is combined and made available to each individual workshop

    Xentry TIPS: The latest repair information available online

    -TIPS contains technical product repair information for Mercedes-Benz and smart vehicles which is updated daily.

    - TIPS is thus the communications system where the most up-to-date remedies are published.

    - This information can be accessed quickly and easily with easy-to-use search functions

  • Overview ofXentry TIPS interface

  • Overview of the Xentry TIPS interface

    The adjacent graphic shows the structure of TIPS and its elements

    HeaderThe header contains the Xentry logo on the left:

    The name of the Xentry application which is currently active or the selected functional area is shown to the right of this.

    Navigation barThe navigation bar is used to access applications directly and switch between the different applications.It is also used to access the vehicle identification and configuration settings.

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    Vehicle identification/IdentVehicle identification/Ident is a core function of Xentry.The vehicle is identified here. The identified vehicle is automatically transferred when a Xentry application is accessed, avoiding the need for repeat identification/entry.

    Xentry TIPSXentry TIPS incorporates the functionality of the TIPS system, allowing searches for up-to-date information on customer complaints and online case opening. Xentry TIPS is also linked to EPC net and WIS/ASRA net.Xentry TIPS is started with the TIPS button.

    Configuration settingsThe configuration settings are reached via the button with the gear symbol.Here you can see your user data. You can change the settings to match your needs. To save the settings, click on the "Accept" button.

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  • Overview of the Xentry TIPS interfaceYou can set the default brand (e.g. Mercedes-Benz) which you want the system to start with.

    If you want to set a different language to the default setting, log on to TIPS with your username and password, click on "Self-administration" on the left-hand side and then on "Settings".The first language is the application language and the content language. If a topic is not yet available in the first language selected by you, the system tries to load the topic in the language preference order specified by you. If a topic is not available in any of the languages specified by you, the topic is displayed in a "fallback language" (English).

    Exit buttonYou can log off from the system and terminate Xentry with the "Exit button": On standard PCs with Xentry TIPS, pressing this button logs the user off the system and terminates Xentry at the same time.

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    Upper barThe bar contains various core functions and information, which are shown permanently depending on the application selected.It is divided into three areas:

    Navigation elements, title, tabsThe links allow you to jump directly to the specified information - passenger car, van or truck in this case.

    Selection box for selecting desired brand:

    Help functionThe symbol for accessing the help function appears permanently at the top right of the screen. This function can be used throughout the system.When the help function is started, the system takes into account the application which is currently being used and also where in the application the user currently finds himself/herself.

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  • Overview of the Xentry TIPS interfaceStatus barThe status line contains the following information and symbols:

    Logged in: Displays the surname and first name of the user currently logged in. VIN display of selected vehicle Vehicle model designation (6-digit) or model series Sales designation M: Engine model designation G: Transmission model

    Content areaThe user actually works in the system in the content area.

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    Xentry Ident

  • Introduction to Xentry Ident

    2Brand selectionIn Xentry TIPS, the brand is selected via the selection box in the upper bar.Here, you can select the desired brand and set it by pressing the "Select" button next to it. You can set the default setting of the selection box in the Xentry configuration settings. When you restart Xentry TIPS, this brand is then preset for you.The brand selection is visible throughout the entire vehicle selection function and can be changed at any time. if you change the brand during the vehicle identification process, the vehicle identification process starts again.

    Vehicle selectionHere, there are two options: Vehicle identification by entering an identification number (VIN) Vehicle identification by selecting a product group, vehicle model (vehicle model designation), engine and transmission model designation.You can select one of the two options by clicking on the corresponding tab. The "Ident number" tab is active by default when vehicle identification is started.

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    2Selection by clicking on the Ident number tabHere you can enter a complete identification number (VIN) incl. world manufacturer code (e.g. WDC1631741A434939) which you wish to search for.

    Then confirm your entry by clicking on "Continue".

    The system checks whether the information you entered is correct and simultaneously finds the information available for your selected vehicle in FDOK.

    If the vehicle selection is correct, click on "Apply"

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    2The vehicle data are then applied for your subsequent activities and the vehicle identification process is complete.

    You can now exit the Xentry Ident screen and start TIPS by clicking on the "TIPS" button on the left.

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    2Selection by clicking on the Product group tab:Here you can identify your desired vehicle via the product group, model series and vehicle/engine/transmission model designation.

    After selecting a product group by clicking on the corresponding link, the model series assigned to this product group are displayed.

    Model series selectionEach model series is displayed with a picture and the model series designation as a link. You select a model series either by clicking on the pictureor the designation.

    When you click on one of the pictures, the screen changes to the model selection screen (vehicle model designation).

    Model selectionHere you can see the models (model designations) which correspond to your selected model series. You can select one of the models by clicking on the corresponding line. You can also select an entire model series by clicking on "All".

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    2You are then taken to the next screen - selection of the engine and transmission model designation.

    Selection of engine and transmission model designation:Here you can select the corresponding engine and transmission model designation.It is also possible to select all engine and transmission model designations by clicking "All".If, based on the information entered previously, there is only one engine AND one transmission model designation, the system skips this screen.

    You can return to the model selection by pressing the "Back" button in the bottom part of the screen.

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    Summary (overview)You also receive a summary showing your selection when you complete this method of vehicle identification.

    A link "Modify..." is provided behind each of the rows for "Ident number", "Model series", "Model", "Engine" and "Transmission". This takes you back to the corresponding identification step where you can repeat/change the vehicle identification process.