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Mitchell 1 and Zonar Systems Join in Strategic Relationship

February 08, 2011 - Press Release

POWAY, CA - Mitchell 1, a Snap-on Company, and Zonar Systems have entered into a strategic relationship to integrate Mitchell 1’s Repair-Connectweb services into Zonar’s Ground Traffic Control software to offer Zonar Rx.  Once the integration is complete, Zonar Rx will not only communicate trouble codes from an engine ECM, but will also provide the essential service information required to diagnose and repair the problem.

“The relationship with Zonar and the development of this new offering is a natural evolution for both companies.  Integrating our Repair-Connect application with Zonar’s ECM data capturing capability takes diagnostics and repair information to a whole new level,” stated Dave Costantino, CVG Director.

Mitchell 1’s Repair-Connect web-based application, introduced in 2010, uses Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) to gather, in seconds, all the information required to fix the problem identified by the code.  Seven tabs presented in the Repair Connect program contain details specific to the reported DTC, such as: component location, connector views, removal and installation, wiring diagrams, specifications and more.  Zonar’s Ground Traffic Control™, a web-based fleet management portal, provides a real-time picture of fleet operations. It presents all the information available through any of Zonar's electronic fleet management products. When a customer’s vehicle reports a trouble code, Zonar Rx™ will instantaneously notify the customer of the problem and present the repair information required to service the vehicle and clear the trouble code, thereby speeding up repairs and reducing downtime.  “The alliance between Mitchell 1 and Zonar brings unique and innovative time-saving benefits to our customers,” said Chris Oliver, VP of Marketing at Zonar Systems.

About Mitchell 1

Headquartered in Poway, California, Mitchell 1, a Snap-on Company, has continuously provided top quality service, repair and diagnostic information to the trucking and automotive industries for over 90 years.  The Mitchell 1 family of products includes a complete line of integrated software tools designed to maximize repair shop productivity.  Mitchell 1’s now serves as the one-stop industry standard for heavy-duty repair shop service information. In addition, provides shop owners a solution for servicing vocational trucks. Mitchell 1 is a recipient of the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence award. For more information regarding Mitchell 1 commercial vehicle products and services, trucking professionals can visit the company’s Web site at

About Zonar Systems

Zonar Systems provides electronic fleet inspection, tracking and operations solutions to a full range of public and private fleets. Zonar's unique Inspect, Track, Know approach enables fleets to realize unprecedented gains in operational efficiencies, cost savings and environmental impact. To experience the many benefits of having the right fleet management partner, visit

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