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Hamaton Launch a TPMS Sensor You Can Program with Your Phone

24-11-2021

Hamaton - committed to developing the most advanced TPMS solutions – returned to The SEMA Show to debut the next generation of its popular universal sensor brand – U-Pro.

The new U-Pro Hybrid NFC is the first universal sensor to adopt Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology in the North American automotive aftermarket. Hamaton has also developed an app* – coming soon to the Apple App Store and Google Play – enabling users to configure and program the said sensor with just a tap of their smartphone. 

What is NFC?

NFC is a short-range wireless technology that allows compatible devices to communicate. It is the technology behind contactless cards and is found in most smartphones today. Most people will be familiar with Apple Pay and Google Pay. Similarly, these digital wallets use NFC to make quick and easy payments. 

NFC delivers rapid configuration – tapping takes under a second – and eliminates the risk of programming the wrong sensor. When combined with the free, easy-to-use app, it makes the perfect solution for DIYers, wheel assemblers and companies looking to capitalize on TPMS business opportunities.

More about the app

The app provides not one but two ways to configure and program U-Pro Hybrid NFC sensors. Users can either create a new ID or manually enter an existing OE sensor ID. The latter option will benefit users who want to keep the ID of an OE sensor to avoid relearning the vehicle. As established, the app offers a faster and more convenient experience. Nonetheless, it is important to note that it will be compatible with ATEQ manufactured TPMS tools too.

The below video demonstrates how to create a new ID with the app:

Besides NFC, the U-Pro Hybrid NFC includes the same features as other sensors in the range, notably dual frequencies (315 MHz* and 433 MHz), high vehicle coverage and a dual valve option.

The U-Pro Hybrid NFC will be available at the start of 2022. Please email info.usa@hamaton-tpms.com or call (248)-308-3856 if you would like more information. 

*Available for NFC-enabled Android phones and the iPhone 7 or newer with a minimum of iOS 15.