Genie Transponder Key Programming Machine

The new Genie transponder key programming machine can prepare blank keys for programming the BMW, Cooper Mini, Mercedes and Range Rover keys.


While most key transponder key programming machines can clone and identify various transponder keys, only the new Genie can prepare blank keys for programming the BMW, Cooper Mini, Mercedes and Range Rover Keys. These car manufacturers use the Philips RFID Tags which are Crypto Type Keys. As a...


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While most key transponder key programming machines can clone and identify various transponder keys, only the new Genie can prepare blank keys for programming the BMW, Cooper Mini, Mercedes and Range Rover Keys. These car manufacturers use the Philips RFID Tags which are Crypto Type Keys. As a result, the locksmith can to be able to do more vehicles and increase his or her bottom line.

Another unique feature of the Genie is its small size. The unit is half the size and weight of the other machines present in the locksmith market. It’s size is a mere 6” by 4 ½”, powered by a small transformer with no need for an internal battery. The Genie also comes with software at no extra charge if one wants to archive data, program or change passwords on various type RFID Tags that are not locked.

The Genie easily clones the following RFID Tags: T5 20, T5 33, Temic 1/32, Temic 1/40, Texas Instrument 4C (TIRIS Circuit Board Type)and Phillips 73 and does not need software to perform this task. The machine has six buttons: R (For Read), W (Write), 1 and 2 (Designates which format to clone the key via instructions on the LCD display), Esc (Escape Key) and the Enter Key.

The first page of the Genie Software displays all the type of RFID tags it can process. The blue type indicates that these keys can be cloned; however, the red type indicates an identification which is helpful if you are reusing your old transponder keys by removing the chip and installing it into one of Jet, Silca or Keyline’s “Keys less chip” products. This has save locksmith some money since transponder keys can cost as much as $70.

See Chart 1 for a full listing of clone keys.

Unfortunately not all the “keys less chips” are available for some car manufacturers like the Freelander and Mercedes. To get a customer on the road with these keys, we took a rubber head and cut a cavity in the head of the key, then inserted the chip in the rubber head and sealed it with black epoxy. It may not be the prettiest key but it is functional and the customer can drive the car home. In my opinion in the future, key manufacturers will be making a wider variety of transponder keys since there is equipment coming unto the marketplace and competition is now global.

SOFTWARE

The photo on page 24 shows the front page of the Genie software. (Notice the Archiving of the customer info on the bottom of the screen). The archival storage is only limited by the hard drive space of the computer. Blue Type indicates keys that can be cloned. Red Type indicates read only.

The photo on page 25 shows the Phillips Type Screen with data loaded for the number three slot key used for BMW, Mini Cooper or Range Rover type vehicles using the BRM Tool.

Locksmiths can now purchase either the two or four track BMW type keys from American Auto Lock.com and be able to prepare their own keys to what key slot they wish to program into the vehicle. We will be making the BMW files available to those who purchased a BRM tool from us.

We have been testing a tool with success in programming the Mercedes ML & A Class vehicles using the OBDII Port. As soon as we come up with a solution in having Mercedes Transponder Two Track Keys, we will be making this tool available. Again, the Genie will have value in preparing these type of keys. Stay tuned to www.americanautolock.com for new developments in this ever changing automotive transponder world.

ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS

American Auto Lock.com's BRM Programming Tool allows the locksmith to add transponder keys to the BMWs, Range Rovers, and Mini Coopers that use the EWS 2 and EWS 3 system. BRM Prog Tool is a black box that snaps over the micro-controller of the EWS and opens up only the slots into which you want to program keys. From the factory, these vehicles have four keys. That leaves a reserve for six more keys to be ordered from the OEM.

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