Transponder Cloning Technology Basics

Before investing in equipment, make a list of the vehicles that you see on a regular basis. Then choose a machine that will serve your needs.


“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 TR-5000 EVO can clone all fixed code keys as well as Texas Instruments encrypted and Philips encrypted keys. In addition, the TRS-5000 EVO can clone the proprietary JMA TP05, TPX1, TPX2, and TPX4 transponders. These transponders allow the user to supply their customers with true transponder keys in place of larger modular electronic keys. These keys require no battery and the transponders themselves are waterproof.

JMA is the second largest key blank manufacturer in the world and offers a full line of domestic and import keys. All JMA transponder keys feature easily removed transponders and empty “shell keys” are readily available. This allows a locksmith to easily recover the transponder from a damaged or miscut key for reuse.

More Info: www.jmausa.com

 

A final warning: Many of the transponder tools and transponder keys offered for sale on the Internet are illegal copies of legitimate products. Some of these knock-off tools even use the same part numbers as the legitimate tools and will pop up in almost any Internet search. These knock-off machines cannot be updated and have no warranty or support of any kind. The manufacturers listed above have all spent a great deal of time and money developing tools for our industry. Be aware that buying illegal tools and equipment hurts us all. If you find a price on a copy of one of the machines listed here that seems too good to be true, I can assure you that it is.

 

Steve Young is the founder & former owner of Tech-Train Productions. He has been making video training for locksmiths since 1988, and is the author of “Steve Young’s Quick Reference Automotive Manual.” He is the owner of AutoLockInfo.com. You can e-mail Steve at steve@autolockinfo.com.

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