The hardware comes as pictured, brand new and including the basic set of OBD (on-board diagnostic) cables needed to read from most vehicles. In addition to the hardware, you will need to purchase protocols depending on what vehicles you are wanting to remap. In most cases, people will want car/bike protocols, listed in Kess V2 Software; or alternatively you can purchase the Kess V2 Starter Kit. You do not need to purchase subscriptions as the first twelve months are included in any protocol package.