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TRANSPONDER PRPGRAMMING EQUIPMENT
The good news is that locksmiths have their choice of transponder programming equipment. ASP has the T-Code, Ilco has the SDD machine, and now STRATTEC is introducing the Code-Seeker. Check out each of these machines carefully, as they all have unique advantages, and determine which machine will best serve you. Ask about updating, costs, technical support, etc.
Lockmasters has expanded into the automotive tools and key blanks aftermarket. The company has introduced a remote cloning tool and a number of automotive lock readers, picks and decoders. With the purchase of Tech-Train Productions and the development of the Pure Auto seminars, Lockmasters is becoming a significant force in automotive servicing field.
Ilco is in the process of introducing new key blanks for the 2004 model vehicles.
STRATTEC is the OEM supplier of locks, pin kits and key blanks for Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep and many Ford-Lincoln-Mercury, Cadillac-Chevrolet-Oldsmobile-Pontiac-Saturn, Mitsubishi, and heavy truck models. In addition to the Code-Seeker and the Quick-Code, STRATTEC is introducing a line of key blanks for popular "World" and domestic vehicles, with and without transponders.
All in all, 2004 is turning out to be an exciting year for locksmiths who work on automobiles. Just think, 2005 vehicles will begin to appear on the roads in about three months!
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