Advantage PressurePro TPMS Receives Reader’s Choice Award

PressurePro Receives Reader’s Choice Award

Dec 27, 2013

Advantage PressurePro, world leaders in TPMS, is proud to have been again selected as a Reader’s Choice Award Winner from MotorHome Magazine.

Advantage PressurePro, world leaders in Tire Performance Monitoring Solutions, is proud to have been again selected as a Reader’s Choice Award Winner from MotorHome Magazine. The Reader’s Choice Awards, handed out by Family Motor Coach Association, are handed out in December after three months of voting by MotorHome’s subscribers in 26 different categories. A multiple award winner, PressurePro claimed the silver prize for 2013, after receiving over 15,000 ‘top pick’ votes.

“PressurePro is very excited to be chosen again as a Reader’s Choice Award Winner,” stated Vanessa Hargrave, PressurePro’s Director of Marketing. “As the Original provider of commercial and aftermarket TPMS solutions, we take our role as pioneers of TPMS technology very seriously. Providing American Made product and utilizing leading edge components ensures maximum reliability and durability, we also remain committed to maintaining the most extensive research & development commitment in the industry; all to ensure top quality product for our customers.”

In addition to a sharp focus on providing top-of-the-line product, PressurePro also remains committed to providing advanced customer service and the most comprehensive product line.

“It makes me smile every time a customer calls in and is impressed that they get someone on the phone immediately that can assist them with questions or orders,” stated Hargrave. “No one appreciates getting recording after recording or having to email generic addresses and wait for responses, so we pay close attention to provide immediate and personal responses to our customers.”

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Advantage PressurePro TPMS Announces Integration with Omnitracs

Announcing Integration With Omnitracs

Nov 26, 2013

Advantage PressurePro the world leader in Commercial TPMS technologies has announced the integration of their advanced TPMS solutions to Omnitracs.

Advantage PressurePro the world leader in Commercial Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems and TPMS technologies has announced the integration of their advanced TPMS solutions to Omnitracs Mobile Computing Platforms 110 and 200 (MCP110 and MCP200). The integration, which allows full monitoring and reporting of tire performance information directly to the MCP110 and MCP200 in-cab display, allows for-hire and private fleets of all sizes to proactively monitor and maintain optimal tire health, allowing significant additions to safety and savings.

“For many fleets today, in the absence of timely, critical data, monitoring and managing tire conditions for safety can be a challenge,” said Vikas Jain, vice president of product management and software as a service at Omnitracs. “Omnitracs’ Tire Pressure Monitoring application, in conjunction with PressurePro’s Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, delivers on a very real need—to bring added tools and information to customers who are committed to preventative safety measures.”

The integrated solution addresses critical tire maintenance needs, helping fleets extend the life of their tires, reduce expenses and prevent accidents caused by improper tire care. It also provides both drivers and back-office staff with easy-to-use, graphical data on tire conditions including real time pressure and temperature readings, under and over inflation alarms and high temperature alerts. This gives users the power to revolutionize their tire management programs, reducing operational costs dramatically.

“Our advanced solutions, including our integrated options alongside Omnitracs’ Mobile Computing Platforms, not only provides customers with a comprehensive toolset of progressive monitoring options, it allows users to customize their TPMS solutions.” stated Jeromy Mogharbel, PressurePro’s director of technology. “Arming customers with the power to personalize where they view/receive readings and alerts, to customize their alert levels, to tailor their readings and alerts on their back-end management software - and more - these options allow users to take their maintenance programs to new heights, ultimately allowing greater savings and efficiencies than ever before.”

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Lyttelton Port Automates Straddle Carrier Tire Monitoring with PressurePro

Lyttelton Port Automates Straddle Carrier

Jan 4, 2014

Advantage PressurePro the world leader in Commercial TPMS has officially announced the completion of several upgrades to their product line.

The world leader in Commercial Tire Pressure Monitoring technologies has officially announced the completion of several upgrades to their product line of advanced condition of tires on its straddle carrier container handling equipment. The New Zealand port operator has implemented the new system as an extension of its existing investment in CTAS, Identec’s real-time fleet management and process automation platform for container port and terminal operators.

As installed at LPC, the Identec Solutions CTAS tire management system (TMS) uses PressurePro’s heavy-duty 10 Wheel Monitor to continuously capture and record tire data, including automatic alarms for low or high pressures and temperatures. The sensors, which are fitted to the valve stem of each straddle carrier tire, can read pressures from 10 to 199 psi, with data displayed in psi, bar or kPa. Information from the PressurePro monitors is integrated into CTAS via the straddle carriers’ PLC controls and is displayed on the Fuel/Tire dashboard of the CTAS Fleet Management software module. This allows LPC maintenance and engineering staff to remotely track, manage and analyse the performance of individual tires and machines.

A special feature of the LPC system is a “limp home” safety mode. When a low pressure tire is identified, CTAS sends a signal to the straddle carrier PLC to automatically restrict the speed at which the equipment can be driven. At the same time, drivers receive a “Return to workshop” message on their CTAS cabin display unit. This ensures that drivers cannot continue to operate equipment normally until the fault has been properly checked and rectified by maintenance staff.

LPC has so far installed CTAS TMS on 4 new Liebherr straddle carriers commissioned earlier this year, with an option to roll the system out across its existing fleet of 18 Kalmar straddle carriers in the future. The TMS technology was factory-fitted and Identec Solutions worked closely with Liebherr to ensure successful mechanical and electronic integration of CTAS and TMS components during equipment production and on-site commissioning. As part of the project, Identec Solutions is also collecting shock data from straddle carriers and spreaders, which is transmitted to the equipment PLCs to assist with overall diagnostics and trouble shooting.

LPC is New Zealand’s third-largest deep water container port, and the largest in the South Island. Container trade through the port has grown by more than 20% in the last two years, as Canterbury rebuilds following the earthquakes of 2010-2011, and has surpassed 350,000TEU during the 2013 financial year. With container volumes expected to double in the next 8-10 years, LPC is now investing over NZ$16 million (€9.6 million) in new handling equipment and supporting technology such as CTAS TMS.

Previously, LPC’s tire pressure management process was completely manual, relying on maintenance staff to perform regular field checks. As a result of its investment in CTAS TMS, the port now expects to save on maintenance labour and fuel costs, as well as improving operator safety.

LPC was already using the CTAS platform for vehicle access control, remote fuel management and equipment shock monitoring and says that it “made good sense” to adopt the tire monitoring module within CTAS rather than investing in a separate system. “With our existing investment in the Identec CTAS system, this additional technology and functionality could be implemented to our straddle carrier fleet in a phased process with minimal disruption and cost,” said Ray Welten, Purchasing Manager at LPC. “With the latest improvements and accommodation of various custom requirements for this project, the extended performance and functionality which the CTAS system will now offer is expected to greatly reduce operational costs and improve efficiency.”

“Worldwide, tires are among the largest contributors to vehicle maintenance costs and the port sector is no exception,” said Michael Dempsey, GM Ports & Terminals for Identec Solutions. “Under-inflation is the main culprit, creating safety hazards, increasing fuel consumption and emissions and leading to premature ageing.” US studies on commercial vehicle maintenance have calculated that just 10% under-inflation reduces tire life by 11%, while 30% under-inflation causes a 40% drop in tire life. “With tires playing such a vital role in cost, fuel, safety and operational efficiency, Identec Solutions is pleased to have been able to partner with Liebherr and Advantage PressurePro, both leaders in their respective fields, to develop this integrated monitoring solution for Lyttelton Port of Christchurch,” added Mr. Dempsey.

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Advantage PressurePro Announces National Installation Partner

Announcing National Installation Partner

Sep 24, 2013

Advantage PressurePro announced to the market their partnership with the leading global technology deployment company, Velociti.

Advantage PressurePro the world leader in Commercial Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems and TPMS technologies announced to the market their partnership with the leading global technology deployment company, Velociti. This partnership brings Velociti’s world class installation, project management and training services to PressurePro customers and allows more rapid deployment of PressurePro’s money making technology to fleet customers.

“Tire Pressure Monitoring technology provides significant, measureable savings for commercial fleets and Velociti has proven its ability to help fleets maximize these savings by deploying the solution in a rapid, professional manner. We’re pleased that Advantage PressurePro recognizes the importance of including Velociti as an integral piece of a turnkey solution for its customers,” stated Deryk Powell, President of Velociti.”

Velociti’s experience in the market, as well as their highly regarded reputation, were both factors in PressurePro selecting them as an official installation provider.

“As we continue to work closely with nationwide customers, it’s important to us to have a reliable installation house that not only has a deep understanding of the vehicles we are installing to, but also has a profound knowledge of our products and expectations as the leader in our market,” stated Phillip Zaroor, President and CEO of PressurePro. “We work hard to maintain top level customer service and expect our installers, who we view as an extension of our offices, to do the same.”

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PressurePro NEWS Letter September 17, 2013

Financing Options For Fleet Customers

Sep 17, 2013

Advantage PressurePro, and Valmont® Irrigation, manufacturer of the Valley® brand of irrigation equipment, announce the addition of the TPMS to Valley’s product line.

Advantage PressurePro the world leader in Commercial TPMS technologies, today announced their strategic alliance with Marlin Equipment Finance.

Advantage PressureProTM, the world leader in Commercial Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems and TPMS technologies today announced their strategic alliance with Marlin Equipment Finance. This alliance brings Marlin’s line of flexible financing options directly to PressurePro customers, bringing reliable and competitive payment options to their fingertips.

“In today’s market, no fleet can afford to stand idle, watching competitors leverage a tool that brings as significant of savings and efficiencies to their operations as TPMS,” stated Jason Zaroor, Director of Sales at PressurePro. “PressurePro gives you the power and information you need to stay competitive. With our new financing tools, you can now do so with flexible payment options including 0% financing, making the initial set-up of PressurePro easier and more affordable than ever.”

The savings potential touched on by Zaroor, gained through increased fuel efficiency, extended tire life, decreased maintenance, reduced downtime and more, has proven so substantial that the average Return on Investment for a PressurePro system is under 12 months. When tied with partnering Telematics options, even greater benefits are realized through the addition of remote readings, fully integrated diagnostics systems and more.

“We provide product and information key in helping fleets flourish in a competitive market,” stated Vanessa Hargrave, Director of Marketing at PressurePro. “With the longest Sensor life in the market, PressurePro is the best value in TPMS. By providing fleets with an attractive way to finance our options, we’re simply sweetening the pot further.”

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PressurePro And Trimble Announce TirePulse

PressurePro And Trimble Announce TirePulse

Aug 7, 2013

Advantage PressurePro and Trimble introduced this week the TirePulse™ to assist fleet managers in increasing overall fleet productivity and promoting site safety.

Advantage PressurePro is happy to announce the attendance of their National Distributor, L&S Safety Solutions, at the upcoming Sports,

“This partnership will help give our end user clients the very best offerings of both PressurePro and TST, leading to maximized savings and efficiencies,” stated Dan Covington, President of TST. “We also feel that it helps further cement both companies as industry innovators.” Vacation and RV Show in Quartzsite, Arizona. Being held January 18th through the 26th, the show remains the largest gathering of RVs and RVers worldwide, with an estimated attendance of over 150,000 RV enthusiasts.

“We are excited about returning once again to Quartzsite for the Annual show,” stated Carol Sprague, VP of L&S Safety Solutions. “Not only does Quartzsite provide a great platform to showcase PressurePro’s award winning TPMS options to the most dedicated RVers in the Nation, it also gives us a great opportunity to speak one-on-one with current and potential customers to discuss the many advantages of the PressurePro system.”

PressurePro continues to lead the market in technology advancements and comprehensive product offerings. Bringing users a complete range of high and low pressure and temperature alerts, data logging and more, PressurePro provides drivers with the real time tire performance information needed to help increase fuel efficiency, extend tire life, decrease maintenance, reduce downtime and more. Recently named a MotorHome Magazine ‘Reader’s Choice Award’ winner for the second year in a row, PressurePro continues to bring RVers peace-of-mind while on their adventures.

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