PressurePro and RM Michaelides Partner, Creating Integrated Telematics System

PressurePro and RM Michaelides join forces to create market’s first CAN-Bus/TPMS System

Harrisonville, MO USA and Fulda, Germany: January 15, 2010 – Advantage PressurePro, leaders in Tire Pressure Monitoring Technology, are proud to announce to the market another ‘first’ in TPMS advancement. Led by partners RM Michaelides, worldwide leaders in CAN Technology, PressurePro has developed the first Can-Bus Telematics system, complete with PressurePro’s real time tire pressure monitoring capabilities.

Offering a variety of displays ranging from a 2” round, in-dash display, to a 6.5” full color display showing complete vehicle functions, RM Michaelides is a premier provider of a wide variety of top-of-the-line viewables which communicate information compiled by their PROEMION Telematics platform. Already providing full vehicle information including vehicle tracking, diagnostics, GPS and more, the integration of PressurePro’s TPMS Technology now allows the PROEMION platform to present complete tire pressure and temperature information needed to add safety and savings.

“It’s not often that two technology leaders come together to provide a product that can profoundly affect a market,” stated Phil Zaroor, President and CEO of Advantage PressurePro. “In a time when efficiency, savings, safety and environmental concerns are paramount, PressurePro and RM Michaelides have formed an advantageous partnership to provide a product that leads the worldwide market and provides a way to add efficiency and save money, for fleets of all types.  We are proud to partner with a technology leader like RM Michaelides and we look forward to strong growth in our partnership providing products that affect the environment and our customers’ the bottom line.”

“With PressurePro we have found an experienced and innovative partner for realizing an important module of our telematics solutions”, said Robert Michaelides, Managing Director and CEO of RM Michaelides. “It gives us great pleasure that our concerted innovation has already taken shape and is successfully being deployed in a pilot project headed in Germany. With the CAN bus TPMS, PressurePro and RM offer leading tire pressure monitoring technology for literally everyone, from manufacturers to end buyers and for any vehicle you can imagine… provided it has tires.”

January 15, 2010 at 7:53 pm 2 comments

Picture-Perfectless Truth of Tire Care

Have you checked your tires lately?

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While some major tyre industry names produce calendars that elicit furtive glances and even the occasional ‘phwoar’ from enthusiastic admirers, the Kwik-Fit annual calendar may take your breath away for another reason entirely. Kwik-Fit’s Tyre Wall of Shame 2010 features twelve images intended to shock – photos of tyres in outrageous condition, including some with almost no tread left, sidewall ruptures through under inflation, and even one worn right down to the steel core. And while Pirelli’s calendar efforts involved weeks of shooting in Brazil, all the ‘models’ featured in Kwik-Fit’s 2010 edition were removed from customer’s cars on a single day in December 2009.

Scarier still, this was an average day Kwik-Fit says it replaces tyres in similar  conditions every day of the year.

PressurePro checks your tire pressures 12,340 times a day,bringing you peace-of-mind, increased tire life, improved fuel efficiency, added safety, enhanced performance and much more.

Drive Smart. Drive Safe. Drive Green. PressurePro.

January 8, 2010 at 9:32 pm Leave a comment

Happy Holidays, from PressurePro!

Though we have tons to announce, and piles of information about to come your way, this week, all of us at PressurePro want to set aside time to send you the most important message of all…


From the entire PressurePro team, may you have the best of Holidays and a very Happy New Year!

View PressurePro’s Holiday Card here!


December 22, 2009 at 10:46 pm 1 comment

A Simple Posting…

As we get close to the first of this Holiday’s festivities, PressurePro wishes all of our customers, partners, friends and family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Safe travels,

Your friends at PressurePro

 

November 24, 2009 at 10:42 pm 2 comments

A Long Walk to Dinner – PressurePro Customer Profile

After last week’s Customer Profile, Joe Durrance, a longtime user of PressurePro, took the time to write and send me a breathtaking profile from a recent trip of his. As PressurePro wants these Profiles to be customer testimonials not only of your travels with PressurePro, but of the experiences of your travels, I wanted to take time to post his story here.

Thank you for sharing Joe, and safe travels!

Try a 6.6 mile walk to dinner, uphill?   But a ‘log rolling’ dinner it was!    It had to be because all the guests had to climb up to the top of Mt. Le Conte in the Great Smoky Mountains to get there, the only access being by foot.  We chose one of the longer, steeper wilderness trails ascending over 3800 feet in the 6.6 mile climb.  The Rainbow Falls Trail offers its travelers spectacular vistas around every switchback.  Overlooking the mountains with the Smoky’s legendary blue mist in the air,  we could even identify the Pigeon Forge’s famous shopping strip in the distance.

Mt. Le Conte Lodge is an old rustic split log cabin located at one of the Smoky Mountains highest peaks.   Open to the public nine months of the year, you may need paid reservations a year in advance.  There are no roads or motor vehicles, only foot paths lead you to this hidden lodge at 6593 feet elevation.  Arriving at the lodge is akin to finding an oasis in the middle of the desert, a truly welcome sight  for weary hikers even though  they are in the heart of the unspoiled backwoods.

Cabin (Custom)

The lodge provides its guests a cabin with bunk style beds, potable water from an outdoor hydrant, flushable toilets as well as two meals.  Only the bare necessities are provided at this altitude.  A bucket and water basin allow for a well earned sponge bath and we were advised that the dinner bell would be rung only once so be listening.  Early the next morning, another full and hearty meal is served to furnish the required calories for our long descent back to civilization.  The lodge dining room is supplied three times a week by llama ‘mule’ train.  Making the ascent each Monday, Wednesday and Friday they bring in all perishables as well as clean linen for each new guest.  Presently, llamas are being used instead of horses because of the shape of their hoofs and because of the way a llama sets his foot straight down on the trail.  Llamas do little damage to the trail as he carries his precious cargo.  As a matter of fact, I am told the llamas do less harm to the fragile foot trails with their padded feet than hikers do with their hiking boots.

If hikers still have any steps left in their weary feet after the ascent to Mt. Le Conte Lodge, they must not miss the spectacular 320 degree panorama view of the earth from Myrtle Point.  One of the greatest highlights of this trip was witnessing the magnificent sunset from this altitude.  Only a 10 minute hike from the semi- comforts of our cabin takes us to the Cliff Tops for a glorious sunset over the Great Smoky Mountains.   The clean air at this elevation causes the colors to be truly thrilling.  I love the amazing way the leaves filters the color of the sunlight as it makes its way thru the overhead canopy to light the forest floor in infinitely different hues.  The leaves falling so fast it reminded one of snowfall as it covers the trail under our boots sometimes making it difficult to find our path.

I had to believe I was in good physical shape because of my diligent daily exercising, but these steep trails found several weaknesses in my fitness plan.  The ascent took us over 6 hours, which includes occasional stops to enjoy mid October’s changing fall colors.   Looking down on the expansive forest from this height, afforded us a view you seldom attain.  The full array of nature’s fall colors is unmistakable from the top view looking down on the foliage.  Two days after our decent down the 7.1 mile Bullhead Trail I am still sore from muscles I forgot I had.

Mountain View (Custom)

An unanticipated benefit of this hike was the great way the trials of this journey permitted me to bond with my family.  My two sons, ages 30 and 36 and my daughter age 34 and I, age 65, walked to the top of the mountain and down again the following day.  Together, the four of us challenged the might of the mountain and succeeded.  I think we know each other a lot better after this excursion and feel a closed connection than any of us have felt since they have grown up.

As difficult as I may have made this seem, I must still enjoy myself because before leaving the spectacular beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, I have already made new reservations for the following year.

Four at Dining Hall (Custom)

October 22, 2009 at 9:44 pm Leave a comment

PressurePro featured on KTLA

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Brian Brawdy, featured just last week right here on PressurePro’s blog, is now in California spreading word on Green RVing at the 57th Annual California RV Show. Brian, who is traveling the country in his Green RV promoting and educating the industry with his ‘Conservation through Exploration’ tour is an expert at all things Green, and for good reason. For the last year, he has traveled the nation living full time in his modified camper testing and innovating products that can help adventure seekers reduce their footprint.

And what all did Brian talk about while being interviewed by KTLA this morning? Find out for yourself here!

Green RV featured on KTLA – California RV Show 2009

October 16, 2009 at 9:52 pm Leave a comment

PressurePro Customer Features

When we first started the PressurePro Blog, we did so not only to keep customers updated on the events and happenings at PressurePro, but also wanted to leverage it as a tool to introduce PressurePro customers to each other. We have noticed over the years that PressurePro customers tend to band together to travel, share stories and more; and we’d love to aide in introducing you. As such, with today’s posting we begin introducing our newly launched ‘PressurePro Customer Features’.

These features are just what they sound like, postings made just about you, your travels, your experiences with PressurePro and more. We’ll include images, information, anything that you’d like to provide…. But you have to send it to me! In addition, these features might just pop up from any occurrence where customers happen to pop in to the headquarters, go to meet our distributors, or come to see us at shows. Really, anywhere where Vanessa can finds you with her camera in hand (which is nearly everywhere she goes).

To kick off our Features, we want to introduce to you Jim and Charlotte Schroeder. Jim and Charlotte have been customers since their original system purchase in early 2004, and just happened to be traveling through to North Kansas City to visit family and friends. Since two of their sensors were starting to show signs of battery loss (yes, you heard me right, his sensors were just now being replaced after over 5 years of use!!!!) they slid on in to visit us. In fact, they did more than just visit, they somehow, without even asking, had Phil – PressurePro’s President and CEO – out laying on the sidewalk installing the inner dual sensors!

Not long after, Jim and Charlotte were back on the road for a short trip up North, but watch for their Bounder to be heading south soon, as they – and pup Tinkerbell – are heading down to warmer weather and a bit more blue skies in less than a week. Since we couldn’t con them into letting us all hitch a ride with them out of this recent gloomy weather, we’ll just wish you safe travels again from the warmth of our offices and publically tell Jim and Charlotte again how nice it was meeting them.

Safe travels!

Phil, Rhita, Doug, Robin & Vanessa

October 15, 2009 at 3:29 pm Leave a comment

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