“Cloning” is one of those buzzwords that have crept into our daily language in this new age of technology. More often than not, you hear the term used interchangeably with duplication, but in reality, a clone is much more than a simple duplicate. In the biological world, clones are identical...
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The new “TK100 Electronic Universal Head” has several new features including a true transponder that does not require a battery and can mimic the functions of a wide variety of OEM transponders, both fixed code and encrypted. The TK100 Electronic Head can be mated with a variety of key blades that allow you to clone many vehicle keys without stocking a large assortment of transponders. The TK100 head is even compatible with many motorcycles. A complete listing of the current applications for the TK100 Universal Electronic Head can be downloaded at www.keyline.it/files/tk100-rk60/tk100-rk60_68667.pdf.
Keyline also offers the RK60 head that allows the user to clone not only the transponder functions, but also the remote functions of many vehicles keys. At this time the applications for this technology are mostly for European vehicles that are not exported to the North America, but that may be changing soon.
Software updates are available and the machine can be updated via a USB connection as needed, but no computer is required for normal operation. The 884 Decryptor Ultegra also features a 12VDC power option so that it can be operated from the cigarette lighter in the customer’s car.
The functionality of the 884 Decryptor Ultegra has recently been enhanced with the addition of new clonable fob kits for some BMW and Volvo vehicles. At the time I am writing this, details of these new products are still sketchy, but this will be the first time that any BMW or Volvo transponder systems could be cloned in a cost-effective manner by locksmiths.
More Info: www.keyline.it.
Ilco RW4 Plus Transponder Duplicator, with SNOOP This is another standalone machine that does not need a computer for day to day use, but can be easily updated via the Internet. Ilco provides free software updates for a period of one year from the date of purchase. After that, updates are available for a nominal charge.
The RW4 Plus is a fifth generation tool with the ability to clone all fixed code keys, Texas Instruments encrypted keys, as well as Philips encrypted keys. Ilco also produces a full line of modular electronic keys that are all compatible with the RW4 Plus. The RW4 Plus can also clone most one-piece and two-piece clonable keys from other manufacturers.
The RW4 Plus features a keyboard for manual data entry when needed as well as for archiving. There is also a 12VDC power supply for use in vehicles. The RW4 Plus is equipped with software for automatic code generation for “pre-cloning” operations.
One of the unique features of the RW4 Plus is the SNOOP module. This innovative device can be attached to a key and then used in a customer’s vehicle to help decode systems like the GM Circle Plus system (Philips encrypted). An easy-to-read LED indicator tells the user when enough information has been obtained to clone the key. This device can save you multiple trips to the vehicle or having to hook up a machine in the customer’s car.
After the SNOOP has been used in the vehicle, it is inserted into the RW4 Plus and the information needed to clone the key is downloaded to the RW4 Plus. That information is then used to clone the key in a single pass, where some other machines may require multiple trips to the car.
In January of 2013, Kaba / Ilco introduced the EH3LB multi-system electronic head that is compatible with all existing Ilco modular blades. This electronic head does not require a battery and can mimic the functions of both the Texas Instruments and Phillips encrypted transponders.
More Info: www.kaba-ilco.com.
Jet iClone (Intelli-Clone). Jet Hardware manufactures a full line of transponder key blanks including clonables, modular clonable key blanks and chipless transponder key blanks for most transponder applications including those using Texas Instruments and Philips fixed and encrypted applications. The modular heads are available without transponder, which allows a locksmith to easily recover the transponder from a damaged or miscut key for reuse.
The Jet iClone machine is designed to operate all of their clonable transponder keys. This cloning machine does not require Internet connection for cloning encrypted transponders. The iClone has dedicated read and write controls and a full keyboard. Jet also offers product support for the iClone machine. They have a trade-in program for competitive cloners and incentive pricing.
More Info: http://www.jetkeys.com.
JMA TRS-5000 EVO. This standalone machine replaces the earlier TRS-5000 machine, and competitive trade-in programs are available. This machine features automatic updating whenever the machine is connected to the Internet, but no Internet connection is required for normal use. The TRS-5000 EVO uses a simplified two-button read/write control.
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