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Honda Antares Capsule (HAC) Smart Vehicle Communication Interface


NOTE: Dealers will be auto-shipped one (1) HAC Smart VCI kit beginning March 2024.


Honda Antares Capsule (HAC) Smart Vehicle Communication Interface

Features and Benefits

  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
    • Provides a robust and reliable wireless connection with no cables to snag or trip over. Connect it to your shop’s wireless network or even your smartphone’s hotspot (data plan required).
      NOTE:  Wireless functionality requires one-time device registration. Non-dealer customers will need an active i-HDS subscription to register. 
  • Full support of HDS and i-HDS
    • With 100% HDS and i-HDS compatibility, the Honda Antares Capsule Smart VCI is the ideal upgrade or replacement for the DST-i. 
  • Full support of Honda ECU Reprogramming
    • Update all legacy and future Honda/Acura vehicle control modules compatibility (requires wired USB connection).
  • 5 second boot up timel
    • Get up and running faster than ever before - plug it in and go!
  • Smart VCI Functionality (coming Q3 2024!) 
    • With a future software update, the HAC Smart VCI will read and clear DTCs in seconds, sending data to the cloud for faster access and service information integration, maximizing diagnostic efficiency.  
  • Ultra-compact Size
    • Dimensions reduced to the absolute minimum for less equipment to carry to the vehicle and less protrusion from the OBDII port for improved ergonomics and a more comfortable technician work environment.
  • Rugged protective rubber boot 
    • Provides shock-resistance to the internal circuitry and includes an exclusive built-in cable retention strap to prevent the USB cable from becoming dislodged during use.  
  • Waterproof protective storage case
    • Prevents damage to the Honda Antares Capsule Smart VCI when stored in the harshness of the service bay environment, ensuring that the HAC is always ready for use.
  • Made in the USA
    • For exceptional material and build quality, stringent quality control, and maximum reliability.


    • Color matched rugged protective boot with USB cable retention
    • Custom 6' USB A to Mini B USB cable
    • Tethered warning and information tag
    • Waterproof storage case
    • Information card


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    One year