TPMS Firsts

Bartec is always at the forefront of TPMS technology. We are proud of our achievements.

February 2016 - OBDII Relearn for Ford Vehicles

OBDII Relearn for Ford Vehicles

February 2016 - Comprehensive TPMS Audit Report

Comprehensive TPMS Audit Report

February 2016 - Placard Pressure Changing

Placard Pressure Changing

July 2015 - Release 52

Release 53.0

Bartec USA, the North American leader in TPMS Diagnostic tools and solutions, announces the release of their last tool software update.  Available to current subscribers to tools.bartecusa.com, Release 53 [and current sub-release 53.1] can now be downloaded to your respective Bartec TPMS Tool.

July 2015 - Programming of the NEW EZ-sensor®

Programming of the NEW EZ-sensor®

Another market first feature in software release 53 is the ability to program the new EZ-sensor® from Schrader®. This new, single, aftermarket sensor solution combines 314.9 MHz, 315 MHz and 433 MHz frequencies into ONE easy-to-program TPMS sensor. Bartec tools are the first to offer this programming capability, and by simply updating your tool, you can begin using this revolutionary programmable solution.

July 2015 - TPMS Placard Adjustment

TPMS Placard Adjustment

Until now, when plus sizing tires, or changing tire types on a pickup truck, technicians were often frustrated by not being able to adjust the TPMS Placard value. Now, the Bartec Tech400Pro and TECH500 can adjust the point at which the TPMS low pressure warning occurs, without compromising OE load capacity. This exciting new feature means that technicians can properly set the TPMS based on the wheel and tire package for the vehicle while keeping the TPMS operative.

January 2015 - Release 52

January 2015 - Release 52

R52 and more vehicle coverage [2015, TIA Inside and more programmable sensor coverage. Download and update your tool to R52, and be able to program SMP Qwik Sensors, 31 Inc Smart Sensors, Dorman Multi-fit, and The Wheel Group’s Uni-sensor. With this release you can know complete OBD relearns on SUZUKI vehicles!

Tool Updates

December 2014 - SMP® QWIK-Sensor™ Programming

December 2014 - SMP® QWIK-Sensor™ Programming

  • BENEFIT: Greater flexibility and choice in aftermarket sensors
  • FIRST AVAILABLE: Software update 52 [December 2014]
  • WHAT TOOLS: TECH500, TECH400SD and TECH400+
  • WHAT’S NEEDED: Simply update your tool and purchase sensors

Feature Spotlights

December 2014 - TIA Tech Tips Inside

December 2014 - TIA Tech Tips Inside

  • BENEFIT: More information and better diagnostics
  • FIRST AVAILABLE: Software update 52 [December 2014]
  • WHAT TOOLS: TECH500, and TECH400SD
  • WHAT’S NEEDED: Simply update your tool

Feature Spotlights

December 2014 - OBDII Relearn for Suzuki Vehicles

December 2014 - OBDII Relearn for Suzuki Vehicles

  • BENEFIT: Greater flexibility and choice in aftermarket sensors
  • FIRST AVAILABLE: Software update 52 [December 2014]
  • WHAT TOOLS: TECH500, TECH400SD and TECH400+
  • WHAT’S NEEDED: Simply update your tool and purchase sensors

Feature Spotlights

March 2014 - Release 51

TECH500R51 released and Bartec tools are the first to work on Mitsubishis vehicles and also the Cub Programmer for the TECH500 is released and available.

TECH500 Detail View

June 2013 - Release 50

TECH400SDR50 released and with it, Bartec tools can now programming Alligator and Orange sensors in addition to the EZ-sensor. The sensor decision is once again in the hands of the end user!

TECH400SD Detail View

February 2013 - Release 49

R49 released and with it, the PROCESS DRIVEN MENU system was born. Because of BARTEC, Test Before You Touch is now part of the TPMS Diagnostic process!

August 2012 - Release 48

R48 GM COMS and DTC with direct OBD communications with GM vehicles for writing TPM IDS and reading vehicles Diagnostics Trouble Codes. Automatic DTC clearing during write process for Chrysler and additional OBD communications for Chrysler vehicles. Added supplier sensor part numbers to settings menu and MY2012 and MY2013 vehicle selections added

April 2012 - Release 47

R47 includes coverage for the all new Toyota Camry. The 2012 Camry features yet another new sensor protocol and vehicle communication specification, and Bartec has the solution! Also included is coverage for the 2012 Kia Rio, improved tool battery monitoring and improved aftermarket sensor handling.

November 2011 - Release 46

R46 New features like On Tool Relearns, Fast Mode and Diagnostics Mode for Vehicle Communications, as well as the ability to read TPMS Fault Codes (DTC’s) means users of our tool have a better chance at success when servicing TPMS.

August 2011 - Release 45

R45 Great new features added like advanced RKE/UHF signal detection, market leading vehicle coverage, ahead of the competition of course.

March 2011 - Release 43

R43 released to add EZ-sensor function and additional vehicle coverage.

January 2011 - Release 42

R42 released to add improved decoding for Continental’s Redi-sensor.

December 2010 - Release 41

R41 released and for the first time, programmable sensor technology was included in the TPMS scan tool.

August 2010 - - Release 40

R40 released and the TECH400PLUS can now test key fobs, another market first!

April 2010 - Release 39

R39 release brought about revolutionary changes to how the information is presented to the technician. The TECH400PLUS can now filter for wrong sensor modes, and duplicate sensors. The tool now displays PSI at wheel position, and the audit report now contains sensor status, position and a complete report on fault codes. A new standard in TPMS diagnostics is set!

December 2009 - Release 38

R38 released and the TECH400 now handles DTC clearing, more sensors and tons more vehicle coverage.

July 2009 - Release 36

R36 released and the TECH400PLUS is the first tool to program Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep through the OBD.

February 2009 - Release 34

R34 was the last release for the first generation TECH400. We continued to add vehicles and features to this already powerful tool!

December 2008 - Release 32

R32 released and the TECH400 can now do Honda OBD relearns - ANOTHER market first!

September 2008 - Release 30

R30 released with more Toyota models and the first tool to cover Subaru TPMS Communications!

May 2008 - Release 27

R27 released and TPMS service changes with more OBD coverage. Added Toyota TPMS OBD Relearns - The FIRST TPMS Tool to have this feature!