North Carolina Analyzer Certification Status

North Carolina established November 1, 2008, as the mandatory start date for Electronic Authorization (E-Authorization) to replace the physical stickers that previously had been placed on the windshields of vehicles. An electronic authorization number (e-authorization) is assigned to each vehicle passing an inspection and appears on the inspection receipt. Electronic authorizations apply to both safety-only inspections and safety-emissions inspections.

The analyzers listed below all have been certified to handle electronic authorizations, as well as perform safety and safety-emission inspections. All Standalone OBDII and Upgraded BAR 97analyzers can perform OBDII (pronounced OBD 2) inspections on 1996 and newer gasoline powered vehicles and communicate with all of the OBDII interface protocols: J1850 PWM, J1850 VPM, ISO, KWP, 11 bit CAN and 29 bit CAN.

Manufacturer
Marketing Contact
Phone Number
Type of Analyzer Analyzer Certification Status
(See definitions at bottom of page)
Acceptance Testing Beta Testing Certified
BanaLogic
 
866-853-6320
Standalone and Standalone OBDII January 20, 2010 February 4, 2010 April 1, 2010
BOSCH Automotive
Service Solutions
(formerly SPX)

Matt Fisher
269-544-3611
Upgraded BAR-97 July 30, 2008 August 28, 2008 September 25, 2008
Standalone OBDII July 30, 2008 August 28, 2008 September 25, 2008
Standalone OBDII (w/XP) July 30, 2008 August 28, 2008 September 25, 2008
EASE Diagnostics
Ed Carter
704-821-2863
704-591-6740
Standalone OBDII (w/XP)
With Optional
Wireless Interface
July 29, 2008 August 19, 2008 September 16, 2008
Standalone OBDII (w/XP)
*(C1)
With Optional
Wireless Interface
July 29, 2008 August 19, 2008 September 16, 2008
Standalone OBDII (w/XP)
*(C2)
With Optional
Wireless Interface
July 29, 2008 August 19, 2008 September 16, 2008
Standalone OBDII
(w/Vista)
With Optional
Wireless Interface
August 25, 2008 November 14, 2008 April 2, 2009
Standalone OBDII
(w/7)
With Optional Wireless Interface
March 14, 2012 NA June 8, 2012
ESP
David Lewis
1-800-695-4377
Upgraded BAR-97
With Optional
Wireless Interface
August 29, 2008 September 24, 2008 October 15, 2008
Standalone OBDII
With Optional
Wireless Interface
August 29, 2008 September 24, 2008 October 15, 2008
Opus Inspection 
(formerly SysTech)

Mr. Chris Smith
1-866-OBD-TEST
(1-866-623-8378)
Standalone OBDII August 7, 2008 October 8, 2008 October 28, 2008
SnapOn

 
800-695-0650

Standalone OBDII August 18, 2008 August 28, 2008 October 16, 2008
Verizon Business
by BanaLogic

1-888-333-0557
Standalone July 29, 2008 September 23, 2008 October 10, 2008
Standalone OBDII July 29, 2008 September 23, 2008 April 23, 2009
Worldwide

1-877-832-7664
(1-877-832-SMOG)

Upgraded BAR-97 August 1, 2008 August 28, 2008 October 15, 2008
Standalone OBDII August 1, 2008 August 28, 2008 October 15, 2008
Standalone OBDII (w/2000) August 1, 2008 August 28, 2008 October 15, 2008
Standalone OBDII (w/XP) Wireless September 4, 2008 January 27, 2009 March 18, 2009
Standalone OBDII (w/7) August 10, 2011 October 12, 2011 March 5, 2014
Standalone OBDII (w/7) OIS -7500 (DAD) June 29, 2015 NA July 27, 2015

Analyzer Certification Status (mm/dd/yyyy)

  • Acceptance Testing: The date a prototype unit has been received by the State and is being evaluated by conducting an extensive set of simulated inspections.
  • Beta Testing: The date when a limited number of production units has been approved for a 10-20-day field test.
  • Certified: Date granted for unlimited installation.

Type of Analyzer

  • "Upgraded BAR-97" is a BAR-97 idle analyzer that has been upgraded with hardware and software to perform OBDII testing. This machine also performs safety inspections. Idle testing ceased to be performed January 1, 2006.
  • "Standalone OBDII" is a machine that performs safety and OBDII inspections (no idle testing).
  • "Standalone" is a machine that performs only safety inspections. OBDII inspections cannot be performed in the "standalone" configuration.

For more information, contact Dave Willis at 919-733-1482 - Dave.Willis@ncdenr.gov