this is Steven GA from xcar360.
This year there are some new diagnostic tool for mercedes said support doip on market . today i make all test on 7 types mercedes diagnostic tools.
This one is one of the most stable quality in china, price around 480usd . it can support K and CAN and truck 24v ,
but it can’t support DOIP . and also no DOIP cable .
Recently one factory made a SDCONNECT DOIP device here , they add a DOIP PCB on the normal C4 . looks like the original doip device . price about $600
But after test . we found it can’t support DOIP protocol . it support K and CAN protocol , but it didn’t support DOIP like they claimed . and it also didn’t with a DOIP diagnostic cable .
so this one is same as normal one now . worthless
3.Mercedes Star C5 cheap one
this one price about 500usd .
this one is a joke . it use cheap C4 PCB , then insert it to a C5 case.
it work on K and CAN, but the factory quality not good, easy broken on 24 truck and not stable.
so this one also worthless.
this one price about 1100usd .
this one is a 1:1 clone from original xentry VCI , the SSD software is in device, and with license in machine .
it complete support K-line CAN and DOIP protocol . The booting speed a little slow , but diagnostic speed is quick.
it can update use original DVD , and install all ADDONS , it support all mercedes until now .and can use in any laptop .
so , this is worth to buy until now . price is 1100usd and include license update 2year .
this is a original device from ACTIA the price about 1000euro . it support CAN and DOIP , but didn’t support K-line .
diagnostic speed is quickly .
this is a Original Device . but very expensive , perfect support K + CAN + DOIP protocol . Diagnostic speed very quickly.
only problem , price higher.
7. VXDIAG DOIP VCI
This is a new device price $600. we test on some car W205 and old ,support K + CAN + DOIP protocol .Diagnostic speed not very quickly . but ok, not sure can completely support all car K+CAN + DOIP .
the only problem of this device is update .
it made by J2534 and a little like VAS 6154 VXDIAG version .
if driver not update on time , it may can’t use on new software .
and this one update by HDD .
2 year update 4times update fee about 400usd .
it is ok to buy now .
so, after we test
we give suggestion here .
1. if not need DOIP functions , SD CONNECT XCAR360 100925 version recommend to buy.
2. if you want a DOIP device and you can easy get update DVD, we suggest buy xentry connect C5 . update easy and orginal functions .
3. If you didn’t have budget ， and you still want a doip, you can buy vxdiag vci .