ATEQ launches ‘Live Sensor’ TPMS tool platform
ATEQ TPMS Tools has launched the “Live Sensor” platform, purportedly the first real-time updating portal for every sensor maker that is in ATEQ tools. On 2 November 2020, ATEQ announced that “Live Sensor is a brand-new, patent-pending technology that allows sensor information to be updated in real-time, allowing users to keep their tool updated as new information is added”.
The Live Sensor platform is designed for constant updating. Sensor manufacturers no longer have to wait for quarterly software updates to amend their information. For example, during the Winter season in the European market, sensor information is updated constantly to keep up with new vehicles. In the North American market, adjustments to sensor information are made continuously to keep up with a more mature market. The Live Sensor platform is meant to keep pace with every market environment around the world.
In order to see and utilize the changes made on the Live Sensor platform, all tool users must update their tool. If a user has an ATEQ WiFi-enabled device, like the VT56, a notification will appear on the top right corner of the screen when an update is available. The tool user will perform a normal update and once it’s complete, the user will have the most up to date sensor information for all vehicles.
Users that own ATEQ tools that are not connected to WiFi or don’t have a WiFi-enabled device, can simply connect their tool to the WebVT system and perform a normal update. ATEQ will always communicate Live Sensor updates to every ATEQ TPMS tool user, ensuring each tool owner takes advantage of the most up to date sensor information.
“We live in a world where technology advances at a very fast pace. In 2008, TPMS tools were just service trigger tools and now, things have changed. TPMS tools can perform an initial inspection, program sensors, diagnose the system, reset the system, tire tread capturing, and all the way to customer management via WiFi. At ATEQ, we believe that the technician who is taking the tool out of the box is king. He will be using the tool on a daily basis and as the manufacturer, we have to work very hard to keep the device up to date and ready to perform whenever the technical calls upon it. Our commitment to ATEQ tool users is to offer them the best technology, coverage, support, and training for many years. With this spirit, we are very proud to announce that we can support the tool users live and make sure there is always a real-time solution. As long as tool users keep updating the tool, troubleshooting or fixing TPMS systems will be very simple”, said Eri Muca, Global Aftermarket TPMS manager, ATEQ TPMS Tools.
“Tyresure has been a close partner to ATEQ since 2008, and we like to think that we have contributed to ATEQ’s market leadership…Now with Live Sensor, we can update our configuration data to the Live Sensor platform, and instantaneously the data is available to download from the ATEQ WebVT portal. This means that we can add Tyresure coverage updates to the ATEQ database and our ATEQ customers can immediately download the updated version. This is a major step forward in functionality, helping us to marry our exceptional vehicle coverage, with instant tool updates”, Ian Smith, managing director, Tyresure/Hamaton commented.
Tony Davenport, Global Vice President of Sales – Aftermarket, BH Sens added: “The whole team at BH Sens are very proud of our premium quality, our innovation, and our extensive product range. Our goal is to make everything about TPMS easier for our service providers and for all of our customers. Our strategic relationship with ATEQ now allows us access to their innovative Live Sensor platform. One key target in the IAM is being able to provide the latest and accurate information in real-time – this new and market-leading platform will deliver on that market demand…”
“Live Sensor is an important step in updating application data for TPMS sensors. All tool manufacturers should adopt this type of innovation. To think a customer can have a new vehicle application in a matter of hours instead of months is truly revolutionary. Kudos to ATEQ for being the first”, said Daniel Baker, Senior Director of Sales, North American TPMS Aftermarket, Schrader TPMS Solutions.