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News   August 14, 2007   by Auto Service World

SmartTire Signs Deal with GE

SmarTire Systems Inc. announced today that it has signed a 3 year agreement with GE Sensing for the continued supply of a key component of SmarTire’s tire monitoring system.
SmarTire’s current tire monitoring sensors already include the GE Sensing NPX component, which monitors pressure and temperature information within the tire.
The tire monitoring sensors have been optimized by combining GE Sensing’s NPX component with other RF and power management components in SmarTire’s tire monitoring systems to provide optimum performance and durability.
“This agreement is a critical part of strengthening the supply chain for SmarTire,” said Greg Tooke, vice president of product & supply chain for SmarTire.
“The GE Sensing product is a high quality, field-proven device that has demonstrated its ability to meet the harshest environments and performance levels in the transportation industry.”
David Hardy, General Manager Sales for GE Sensing, said, “We are pleased to partner with SmarTire through this long-term supply agreement.
“They have consistently pioneered the TPMS market, and we are confident that they will be a major supplier of tire pressure monitoring systems to the commercial and off-highway vehicle industries now and in the future.”
SmarTire develops and markets proprietary advanced wireless sensing and control systems worldwide under the SmartWave trademark.
The company has invested more than $100 million in R&D for its patented tire monitoring technology.
It developed numerous patent-protected wireless technologies and has advanced tire monitoring solutions since 1987.

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