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EPC Details

Electronic Parts Catalogue (EPC)

The GME Electronic Parts Catalogue or EPC as its better known is a software application. This application is produced by Adam Opel for the benefit of its users who are trying to locate parts information for the cars produced by GME.

The primary users of the EPC are the dealers selling Adam Opel specific brands (Opel, Vauxhall and Chevrolet Europe). These dealers regularly use the EPC product to identify parts fitted to cars for the benefit of the workshop (where cars come in for repairs) and for trade customers who are seeking the manufacturer’s genuine service parts (OEM parts).

The parts within the EPC are located using a generic vehicle breakdown e.g. body, engine, trim, etc. and each section is further broken down into more specific areas/products to aid the user in locating the parts.

In order to assist the dealer in further identifying the appropriate parts, EPC also uses the VIN (vehicle identification number) based filtering. The user can enter a VIN (which is normally found easily on the car) into the EPC and the user can then view all the options (e.g. electric windows, climate control, etc.) fitted to the vehicle. All of these options can then be applied to the EPC filters to help locate the correct part.

System requirements

To ensure that the EPC provides the best possible service and meets your expectations, we stipulate the following system requirements for your PC and your Internet connection.

Hardware

  • Intel Pentium Processor (at least 500 MHz)
  • 125 MB memory
  • 17 inch monitor
  • Internet access, if possible DSL, ISDN Dual Band

Software

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Windows Vista Professional operating system
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 7.0

Resolution

Default mode: 1024 x 768 pixels/65536 colours

To make full use of the EPC, you need 2 plug-ins:

  • 1) Image plug-in:

    - The first time the EPC is started, the user is confronted with a prompt to download an image plug-in. This file can be found under the "Help" menu item after you select "Downloads" in the EPC application. When the download is completed, click "RUN" to start the installation process, then follow the installation instructions carefully.

    Please note that you have to close all browser windows before operating this plug-in. When the installation process is completed, log on again to the IMT portal to retain access to the EPC.

  • 2) Java Runtime Environment (JRE 1.4.2_09 and later):

    -This is required if the user wants to send images by e-mail from the EPC. This file can be found under the "Help" menu item after you select "Downloads" in the EPC application. When the download is completed, click "RUN" to start the installation process, then follow the installation instructions carefully.