Following are the similarities and difference among FVDI, VVDI and SVDI Abrites Commander diagnostic & programming interfaces.


SVDI, FVDI and VVDI (including original AVDI) ABRITES Commanders share the similar functions, including basic diagnostic, key programming, pin code reading, mileage correction, airbag reset etc.


  1. Activation

FVDI and VVDI software: No need activation,

SVDI software contains: VW/Audi software, BMW commander software and tag key tool software, BMW Commander Software needs activation. Please send SVDI abrites commander serial number to seller for activation.


  1. Language:

VVDI: English/Chinese

FVDI: English, Germany, Spanish, French, Russian, Italian, Danish, Czech, Chinese, and Bulgarian

2015 FVDI

SVDI: VW/Audi software support multi language, BMW commander software and tag key tool software covering English only. SVDI PSA software supports French, English and Turkish.

  1. Update

SVDI VAG command and VVDI could upgrade via email and that is to say, you could send me your serial number for update file if there is any new software.


FVDI: Before update, you need provide the FVDI ID first, we will check if the ID is in the update list which can be update by email, if not in the list, please send back the FVDI commander to us for updating. Users are required to pay the shipping fee.

2015 Fvdi 6.3 update video guide

  1. Vehicle coverage:

VVDI: VVDI covers VW /Audi vehicles

FVDI: VW/Audi, BMW, MINI, Benz, Smart, Maybach, Opel, Vauxhall, Peugeot, Citroen, Fiat, Alfa, Lancia, Renault, Porsche, Nissan, Infiniti, Toyota, Ford, Mazda, Jaguar, Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Land Rover, Lexus and so on


SVDI can work on both car and truck, while FVDI and VVDI can only support cars.

  1. Conclusion:

VVDI is the best choice for VAG group. FVDI covers the most vehicles than VVDI and SVDI.  SVDI is the newest one at cheapest price and with versatile functions.

Free BMW Standard Tools 2.12 and installation

BMW Standard Tools is a group of software distributed by BMW Group that contains several interoperating applications and drivers, including NCS Expert, WinKFP, NFS, Tool32 etc. Following are the free download and detail installation instruction offered.

Software: BMW Standard Tools 2.12 (INPA, EDIABAS Toolset32, NCS-expert etc)

Hardware: K+DCAN cable, ENET (Ethernet to OBD) cable, ICOM a2+b+c emulator

Where can you get the BMW Standard Tool?

Free download BMW Standard Tools V2.12


Or get it in BMW ICOM Rheingold ISTA-D ISTA-P software HDD

Operating system: Win XP/Win 7

How install and setup BMW Standard Tools (SDT) step-by-step?

NOTE: We use INPA K+DCAN cable here.

Install BMW Standard Tools 2.12

1.First must install bmw_std_tools_2.12, go to the folder and launch bmw_std_tools_2.12 Standard_Tools_Setup_2.12.exe to start the installation.

2.Select language and press OK.


3.We are informed that the installation will begin on the computer and it is recommended to close all other existing applications. Press Next.


4.Accept the license and do next


5.The system will display BMW Standard Tools software information, click on Next to continue


6.Select the program components you want to install (no need driver). Press Next


7.Then the system will ask you if you want to change the locations of the data on your drive, leave it to default.

EDIABAS location:


NFS location


INPA location


NCS Expert location:


8.This part of the setup creates a folder in the start menu to gather all launchers


9.Data backup is optional. You can leave the box to avoid a warning message. Then it will create the icons on the desktop and in the Start menu.


10.You are asked to choose your interface type, STD: ODB for this procedure with K+ DCAN cable.


11.You are asked to choose the serial port to choose com1 and checked the USB box


12.The next program will bring the previous settings information, click “Install” to begin the installation process.


13.The installation is in progress.


14.If the file does not exist you will get a warning message like 4 times, for our 4 files made. Made just skip each time (The catch is can not be in the good order)



15.That installation is complete, select “No, I will restart the computer later” option and click on “Finish” button


16.Now we have to copy the files contained in BMW Standard tools v2.12 ENG 2012 in C: \

If you go into your hard drive you will find at the root folders:


– Ediabas


– NFS-Backup

In the folder BMW Standard tools v2.12 ENG 2012 there are 3 files to copy:


– Ediabas


Merged and replaced all when Windows asks you. Do not delete the files and then replace because you lack data and shall appear bugs.

Configure Cable

1.Installation is completed and we must configure our cable so that it is functional.

2.Connect your K+DCAN cable with computer, Windows will attempt to install a driver.

3.See in the start menu and right click on computer to manage to see this screen:


4.Then go into Device Manager to check if the INPA cable is well connected.


5.Right click and go to property and Driver tab.

Check The driver for Version

If this is not the case made to update the driver, search for a driver on my computer


6.Choose the folder location bmw std tools v2.12 ENG 2012 and select the folder K+DCAN Drivers


7.Windows installs the driver, check the driver version and Close.


In the port setting tab, go to Advanced. Check COM port setting. Here we set to COM1.

8.This is our port is configured there is no tested on the vehicle.

Install Rheingold

If your vehicle is recognized you can proceed to install Rheingold 3.**.**. (Latest Rheingold V2015.04 3.48.30 )

C: \ Ediabas \ Hardware \ OBD ODBSetup.exe start if you have an error launching Seriel port.reg and repeated.

Installation Rheingold

You must have BMW Standard INPA 2.12 with 5.0.6 and 7.3.0 to run Ediabas rheingold

Rheingold is provided in a version without installation.

Unzip the folder where you want and run it by going to:

testergui \ bin \ relase \ istagui.exe

You can make a shortcut on the desktop istagui.exe