OTC, a business unit of SPX Corporation, recently announced the availability of new software update kits for the popular OTC Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM). The new TPM update kits feature the latest software functionality for 170+ previously covered models as well as information on 100+ new 2007 models. Burned into the software is a diagnostic vehicle information database featuring more than 1,000 make-year-model combinations for easy and accurate access to the proper vehicle interface. The new Auto Scan diagnostic capability further simplifies operation by automatically scanning for good or bad TPMS sensors and activating any wheel TPMS sensors.
“By September 2007, all 2008 model passenger vehicles, trucks and light buses manufactured in North America will be required to have an on board TPM system and this new software release is part of OTC’s ongoing commitment to help shop owners and technicians stay current with the new regulations and government mandates,” said OTC Product Manager Robert Kochie. “Our TPM kits with the latest version 2.7 software and new Auto Scan feature provide our customers with the most comprehensive information they need to service any direct or indirect TPMS-equipped vehicle.”
For existing owners of the OTC TPM, the 2006-2007 Software Update Kits (P/N 3833-11 and P/N 3833-9) are available. The Model 3833-11 Kit is available to all OTC TPM Tools that have version 2.2 or older software and includes V 2.7 software, update cable and supplement quick-reference guide containing the critical reset procedures, along with all of the system information including torque specifications. The Model 3833-9 Kit includes all the above plus a digital tire pressure gauge, 4-way valve tool, valve core torque driver, rechargeable batteries and charger, application flip chart, service procedure wall flowchart, consumer poster and CD training video.
The OTC TPM is available in two separate kit configurations. The Base Kits (P/N 3833, 3833QR, 3833CD) are offered in three different rest manual formatsprinted full volume manual set, printed Quick Reference manuals and CD manual and include the latest software subscription, activation magnet, quick start guide, latest comprehensive reset procedure manual, update cable, CD training video, 3 C batteries, and backup software CD, all neatly packed in a blow-molded case.
In addition to the Base Kits, OTC also offers three TPM Master Kits (P/N 3833T, P/N 3833TQR and P/N 3833TCD). The Master Kits are newly developed TPM kit models, rather than revamped versions of its predecessor TPM Model 3833, that include all of the above components, as well as host of additional TPM accessories including, 6 nM Hi rechargeable batteries and recharging station, digital tire pressure gauge, 4-way valve tool, valve core torque driver, laminated application flip chart, service procedure flowchart poster and consumer poster.