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52 • RV PRO • May 2021 rv-pro.com April 1991 – Advantage Enterprises founder, Phillip Zaroor, is approached by a man who has sketched out on a napkin an idea for a new product utilizing brand-new technology. Zaroor sees the potential of the product, and by early 1992, has secured patents for the first-ever direct tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) solution. 1994 – The company launches the TireMate, the market's first direct TPMS solution. 2003 – Advantage Enterprises incorporates a new division, Advantage PressurePro, to design and produce a new generation TPMS products. 2004 – PressurePro TPMS hits the market, becoming the first tire pressure monitoring system to offer pressure and location agnostic sensors, allowing customers a single sensor solution for all vehicle set-ups and tire pressure ranges. (PressurePro Sensors were also the first to feature two low pressure alerts, providing users with a first alert at a 12.5 percent drop in pressure from baseline, and more urgent alert at a 20 percent loss.) 2006 – PressurePro releases updates to technology, featuring RS232 and data logging capabilities, opening the door for advanced integration options and in-depth tire performance analysis, as well as announcing high temperature alerts. 2008 – PressurePro releases J1708 and J1939 (CAN) capabilities, unlocking drop and hook capabilities and advanced integration options alongside technology and OE partners. April 2015 – Advantage PressurePro announces the launch of its TPMS+ platform with the PressurePro Pulse display, featuring real-time monitoring, two low-pressure alerts, a high-pressure alert and high-temperature alert. The device features an easy-to-read screen, data logging, fully adjustable vehicle layouts and completely customizable alerts. August 2016 – Advantage PressurePro wins the Supplier of the Year Award at the RV Aftermarket Association (RVAA) annual meeting. January 2017 – PressurePro announces integration with Newell Coach, unlocking real-time tire performance monitoring as an add-on option for Newell owners. February 2018 – Advantage PressurePro debuts its Pulse FX TPMS for Towables product, which allows users to monitor their tire pressure on their towable units through their own smart devices via a free, downloadable app from the company. May 2019 – JR Products and Advantage PressurePro announce a partnership whereby JR Products will distribute PressurePro's FX solution through JR Products' distributor network. Through this agreement, JR Products acts as a value-added reseller and streamlin es access of the FX to a wide array of customers regarding tire performance management solutions. September 2020 – RV Whisperer and Advantage PressurePro announce the integration between Advantage PressurePro's PressureFX solution and the aftermarket RV Whisperer monitor station. The integration allows RV Whisper customers to add a PressurePro FX system to their RV Whisper system as a new wireless sensor. RV Whisper then logs all tire sensor data and displays it in the RV Whisper app, along with other RV Whisper sensors, so all sensor data can be securely displayed on a smartphone both in the RV and over the internet. October 2020 – Tiffin Motorhomes announces Advantage PressurePro's Tire Performance Management Solutions (TPMS) as a standard feature across Tiffin's PowerGlide chassis offerings. That system adds real-time tire performance readings and alerts directly to drivers. Advantage PressurePro team members pose for a group photo at the historic home that serves as the headquarters for the business. Despite the fact the company operates in many markets and that its products are sold in 42 countries, the business remains nimble and fairly small in terms of the number of people it employs. Advantage PressurePro Milestones

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