LAS VEGAS, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and Advantage PressurePro announced today that they have signed an exclusive OEM and distribution agreement for integrated Tire Pressure Monitoring Solutions (TPMS) for the construction market. Under the agreement, Advantage PressurePro will provide Trimble with a product based upon its PressurePro TPMS platform. Trimble will leverage the information from the PressurePro TPMS in its VisionLink integrated fleet, asset and site productivity management solution for construction contractors as well as other Trimble commercial vehicle fleet management solutions.
The announcement was made at Trimble Dimensions 2012.
PressurePro's TPMS Sensors provide operators and fleet managers with real-time tire pressure reports and information, as well as alerts to low and high pressure and temperature events. Reporting this data in VisionLink™ from Trimble provides equipment and fleet managers with the real-time knowledge needed to extend tire life, increase fuel efficiency, decrease downtime, improve operator and driver safety and better plan commercial vehicle and heavy equipment maintenance.
Efficient fleet management and optimization of onsite production activities can be significantly impacted by the state of the tires on commercial vehicles and heavy machines. PressurePro sensors continuously monitor tires and instantly flag incorrect pressurization or excessive overheating events, allowing an equipment manager or site supervisor to make timely fleet maintenance decisions. Correct pressurization of the tires reduces fuel consumption and the associated carbon footprint of a commercial vehicle or heavy machine. In addition, early alerts relating to incorrect pressurization or overheating can reduce costly tire damage and improve operator and site personnel safety."PressurePro is proud to partner with Trimble to integrate our market leading Tire Pressure Monitoring technologies into Trimble's portfolio of heavy civil construction solutions," said Phillip Zaroor, president and CEO of PressurePro. "The addition of PressurePro TPMS sensors to VisionLink, our fleet, asset and site productivity management solution allows Trimble to offer contractors the ability to better manage their fleets and realize greater efficiencies and savings than before," said Bryn Fosburgh, vice president of Trimble. PressurePro TPMS sensors integrated with VisionLink from Trimble will be available through Trimble's global network of SITECH ® technology dealers. About Advantage PressurePro, LLC Advantage PressurePro is the developer and marketer of the PressurePro line of Tire Pressure Monitoring solutions. The leading aftermarket TPMS system worldwide, PressurePro has been involved in the TPMS industry since 1991 and is noted as a pioneer in TPMS technology. Known for the reliability, durability, accuracy and ease of use of their solutions, PressurePro remains the only TPMS provider to supply American Made product. Offering numerous advanced monitoring options, PressurePro was the first TPMS Company to add communications capabilities across their product line, bringing users remote monitoring options alongside of the world's leading Telematics products, and also remains the only TPMS provider to offer fully automated drop-and-hook applications and data logging abilities. For further information, visit www.pressurepro.us. About Trimble's Heavy Civil Construction DivisionTrimble's Heavy Civil Construction Division is a leading innovator of productivity solutions for the heavy civil construction contractor. Trimble's solutions leverage a variety of technologies, including Global Positioning System (GPS), construction lasers, total stations, wireless data communications, the Internet, and application software. As part of the Trimble Connected Site ® strategy, these solutions provide a high-level of process and workflow integration from the design phase through to the finished project—delivering significant improvements in productivity throughout the construction lifecycle. About Trimble Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. For more information, visit: www.trimble.com. GTRMB