New Federal Mandate and
Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems...
Federal law requiring new passenger vehicles to be outfitted with Tire
Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) has produced a
wide variety of solutions. Many automobile manufacturers have selected the
direct approach. This approach incorporates the use of a transmitter built
into the valve stem that transmits information (inflation pressure, sensor
id, temperature, etc.) to the vehicle control module. Each time the
tires/wheels are rotated, the sensors need to be retrained with their new
position, thereby requiring the need for a tool that "triggers"
or "programs" the transmitter at the appropriate time during servicing.
There are dozens of different Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors manufactured today with
various triggering techniques including magnetic and electronic frequency
sensor initiation. Additionally, multiple frequency bands are used to
carry the transmitted signal to the vehicle control module. This
results in the requirement for service facilities to purchase multiple TPMS
GWR and Premier Nitrogen, after investigations, significant research and
finalization meetings, has decided to work with the largest of
manufacturers of TPMS service tools.
Their patented technology and VT55 tool eliminates the need to purchase
multiple TPMS tools. This tool accommodates both magnetically and
electronically triggered tire pressure sensors.
ATEQ was founded in 1975 with the vision of replacing all the
traditional production line leak detection methods for water testing
with computerized leak testers. ATEQ is now the number one world
supplier in the TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) field and
supplies an entire range of TPMS activation tools for both assembly
lines and tire repair shops. From it's initial successes in
Western Europe, thirty-five years after its creation, ATEQ is now a $50
million global company with offices in 22 countries. ATEQ built a unique
international network with engineers that have designed and now sell the
TPMS line to more than 5000 car assembly manufacturers and suppliers.
Some of the OEM Accounts currently serviced by ATEQ
Now, 30 years later, here are ATEQ's achievements:
* More than 5000 customer references including large multinational
companies such as Toyota, GM, Baxter, Sony, HP, ...etc
* More than 55,000 instruments sold and serviced in 32 countries.
* 3200 production line instruments and more than 30 000 TPMS products
sold every year. This is more than any of our nearest competitors and
probably more than all of them combined.
* 21 wholly owned ATEQ subsidiaries spread across the most developed
countries in the world, plus 12 specialized local representatives the
combination of which covers virtually all industrialized parts of the
* We are also the only leak testing and TPMS company to sell and service
Number 1 in the industry, ATEQ exclusively offers....
TPMS Trigger Tools range :
ATEQ has just introduced the world's first TPMS product line for tire
repair shops that is able to activate TPMS sensors from all
manufacturers. In addition ATEQ has also developed the first easy to use
internet synchronization software that enables customers to upgrade
their TPMS tools with new sensor protocols.
TPMS Tool Universality :
ATEQ supplies car manufacturer's assembly lines with TPMS sensor
activation systems. ATEQ has access to the most up to date
technology on the market as well as the latest TPMS sensor protocols.
This means that with ATEQ you are guaranteed your TPMS tool will always
be in the forefront of what's available at any given time.
TPMS Support :
ATEQ is one of the largest companies in the TPMS industry. ATEQ can
supply and service our products all over the world thus providing
excellent service standards to our customers. Having a global
advantage in the market enables ATEQ to guarantee customer satisfaction
in both the quality of the instrument and the level of service and
technical support our customers need.
What this brief video to see how really simple this
tool is to use, no other tool even comes close.
The ATEQ VT55 OBDII TPMS activation tool is the most advanced way to
synchronize and turn the tire warning light OFF !
On top of the latest US manufactured vehicles, the ATEQ VT55 OBDII
reprograms Asian and European vehicles (including Toyota, Honda, Nissan,
Hyundai, Kia, Mitsubishi etc) which do not feature a TPMS self
ATEQ's VT55 OBDII includes a universal OBD connector which connects to
the vehicle ECU via CANbus and K-line.
Technicians only have to select the make of the vehicle and press the
START button. It is that easy and fast to accurately activate, decode
TPMS sensors and display their data or any faults they may have.
Training is nearly inexistent as the whole process is displayed
on-screen. Even the newest recruited technician can use the VT55 OBDII
because they simply follow on-screen instructions as they'll guide you
through the procedure to trigger the tires.
Forever up to date with Plug & Play Internet synchronization. This is
extremely important because you never know the brand of the next TPMS
valve you might encounter!
The VT 55 OBDII has a unique interface that is so easy to use, it puts
the competitors to shame. The technology is so advanced that it is
patented! The TPMS sensors database, classified by car manufacturers, is
built into the tool and is constantly updated when ever you go online.
The VT55 OBDII is equipped with a built-in RS232 connector as well as a
USB connector. Combined with a PC software and a cable included in its
box, the VT55 OBDII can synchronize with our online sensors protocols
It is as simple as selecting the car maker you wish to test and then
press the "TEST" button. You'll never have to turn down a customer
again, every vehicle can be worked on without the aid of an expensive
The VT55 OBDII
unit is also an RF key tester. Simply position it next to
the key, press the key and read its signal on your device to
make sure it functions correctly.
The VT55 OBDII Kit even comes with a high quality protective
case and rubber cover for added durability against breakage.
ATEQ's VT55 OBDII is a universal TPMS sensor activator that can also
program the vehicle ECU if required. Compatible with all currently known
TPMS sensors, it has a built in synchronization software that makes sure
that it stays up-to-date with all the new TPMS sensors introduced every
year. The VT55 OBDII is equipped with the latest advanced stream
decoding technology that can trigger and decode sensors much faster and
more accurately than previous generation devices.
Designed to last in rough environments like tire repair shops, comes
with plastic cover and leather case. The VT55 OBDII can handle high
volume testing for an entire day due to its rechargeable battery. The
VT55 OBDII triggers all newly mounted TPMS sensors, reprograms the car
ECU and turns the warning light off. The VT55 OBDII uses the relearn
option of the vehicle ECU software if available or uses the OBD
connector whenever required. ATEQ's VT55 OBDII decodes the sensor data
and ensures that the correct Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor is being
read and that the RF transmission doesn't come from key fobs or other
This unique and patented tool allows the operator to display the data on
screen but also to transfer it to a PC, print out results and then show
the customer which TPMS is faulty and why. The tool displays : sensor
ID, pressure, battery status, temperature, accelerometer etc.
VT55 OBDII's OBD software is compatible with all Asian and European
vehicle brands that require OBD synchronization and its software is
updateable by using a standard USB cable hooked to a PC. The very simple
PC interface guides the user through a minimum of steps. An upgradeable
TPMS tool has never been so important, brand new Tire Pressure
Monitoring Sensors are being fitted to new car models at an increasing
ATEQ has a dedicated team that tracks all new TPMS Sensors introduced to
the market. They constantly make sure the VT55 TPMS tool can be updated
with those sensors months or years before they actually reach your
You will NOT find a better service anywhere else, because ATEQ supplies
car assembly plants that gives them access to new TPMS protocols long
before anyone else.
The VT55 OBDII comes all equipped with an OBD universal connector, a
charger for its battery, a rubber protection and carrying pouch, a
magnet to trigger certain models of TPMS sensors, as well as a USB cable
and software to update the tool with a PC.
ATEQ VT55 OBDII
300 (f/ NAPA)
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$1,995, American Tire
Various Venders $700 to $900
Tips $469 Snap-On $629, MAC $629, MATCO $531
Triggers All Know
Reprogramming via OBDII for Japanese & Korean Cars
Module 1521 $700
Ease of Use
Manufacturers Name Only
Requires Mfg, Make & Model
Requires Mfg, Make & Model
Compatible w/ Future Sensors
/ LED Lights Only
/ LED Lights Only
/ 9 Volt
/ 9 Volt
Mfg. Suggested List $
(Triggers all currently known sensors)
(Read RF signal on your device)
selection for faster recognition
(One touch and your unit is set and ready)
(Faster signal recognition)
(No searching for batteries when a job is waiting)
ATEQ VT55 OBDII
- Complete Specifications
Universal tool Ė selection by
car manufacturers. Simply select the car maker in the menu
and the VT55 will find the sensor from all the sensors used
by that car maker on all its model
New Sensors Compatibility
The VT55 remains always up to
date thanks to its built-in internet synchronization
software. One year subscription offered
2 to 4 (option)
frequencies of reception to chose from 315 MHz - 433.92 MHz
- 434.42MHz. The VT55 can also test a RF Remote Keyless
Buzzer and reception led
indicators PASS / FAIL
Depending on what the sensor
sends, the VT55 will display sensor ID, pressure, battery
state, temperature and accelerometer information.
USB - RS232 port with included
USB cable and PC driver and software.
Powered with Li-Ion
rechargeable batteries with charger - low battery status
250 g (8.82 ounces)
150mm (5.91") Height x 80mm
(3.15") Width x 25mm (0.98") Depth
Be sure to add this invaluable
accessory to your order, you will need it!
A faulty TPMS sensor can be dangerous
eventhough it has been created to reduce risks.
But what can go wrong in a TPMS sensor ?
1- The pressure sensor port might be plugged by tire
2- The wrong pressure range might have been applied to
the sensor, thus providing a difference between your
gauge and TPMS reading.
3- The pressure sensor chamber might be leaking and has
a manufacturers defect.
Only ONE way to make sure !
Introducing the TPMS sensor check box !
Open the box
Position TPMS inside
Close the box
Connect air pipe
Connect air supply
Compare the TPMS pressure
reading displayed on your ATEQ VT55 TPMS tool with
the pressure displayed on your pressure gauge.
ATEQ TPMS check box complete specifications
Equipment required to
carry the test
ATEQ TPMS Box, Air Supply w/ Pressure gauge, ATEQ
VT55 TPMS sensor decoder to read the pressure value
of the sensor from within the box.
TPMS Sensor compatibility
All currently known TPMS sensors on the market
New Sensors compatibility
As long as they fit inside the box, they are
Maximum test pressure
5 Bars (73 PSI)
Standard pneumatic dual connection on the back.
One to connect air supply and an optional one to
check the calibration of the gauge you are
682 g (24.057 ounces)
Dimensions H x W x D mm
125 (4.92")x 120 (4.72")x 85 (3.35")
Valve simulator - Bluetooth - Protective holster
What are you going to do? How do you reprogram sensors in your shop?
All new vehicles and most used cars are equipped with tire pressure monitoring sensors.
Additionally most all of these systems use a "direct" approach which incorporates the use of
wheel based transmitters or sensors (typically incorporated into the valve
stem). These report tire pressure (in addition to the sensor ID) to the
engine control module (ECM) or some specific controller module on the
vehicle. For most of these vehicles, specifically those that use
positioning indicators on the instrument cluster or electronic vehicle
information console (EVIC), each time that you rotate tries / wheels (or
if a defective sensor is replaced) the TPMS sensors must be retrained or
reprogrammed in order to properly inform the driver of the correct vehicle
location for a low or high pressure tire. If the receivers are not
reprogrammed, the system will continue to report the correct pressures,
but they will be reported in the wrong position on the vehicle information
console or instrument cluster. Each time the tires are rotated or the
wheel positions are changed the system must be reprogrammed to
recognize the new location.
The ATEQ Universal TPMS Activation Tool automatically chooses the correct
triggering protocol or allows the user to select the desired protocol.
What makes this tool unique is that it has been designed to trigger ALL
known magnetic and frequency triggered tire sensors that have been
installed at the factory by original equipment manufactures.
A simple four-step process that solves your problems, in just
1. Before changing or rotating tires/wheels, identify the type of
system and perform a diagnostic check of all wheel sensors. This assures
all sensors are working properly before performing maintenance on the
2. Change or rotate tires and wheels
3. Aim the VT55 at the sensors, push the button and simply follow the
simple instructions on the LED panel.
is cost effective and extremely simple to use. They are heavy duty and
designed to stand up to harsh shop environments, including resisting
numerous oils and fluids found in today's shops. Most importantly,
the unit is constantly upgrading so that the newest formats can are
downloaded into the tool for ease and functionality.
GWR Part.... #20 VT55-OBD
Please call 1(800) 266-4497 to order
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