thanks for taking the time to answer me. i was just playing with the idea seeing as my car already has the sensors. i think there would be a large market for a universal receiver for those of us that have tpms in our cars but want more info then the dash info provides. me especially, i have a 07 mustang and it will just tell me if i have a tire low it wont say which one or what the pressure is.
as i understand it there is only three frequency bands that tpms uses 315(usa only) 433 and 868. How hard would it be to make a receiver to pick up those bands? also i know I would have to figure out the encoding logic as well but i would assume that ford or chevy would use the same logic on all their vehicles to facilitate repairing and maintenance of the system.
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Is there any hope that this new software might be able to be ported to Linux? I have not built my system yet, but when I do, TPMS would be very handy. I'm not yet DEVOTED to the idea of Linux, but seeing as I havn't run a windows machine in over 3 years, I am a bit reluctant... So, looking into the future, is this a possibility that a linux user may have access to at some point down the road?
We have not had any plans for Linux as I have not seen much demand for it (very few car pc users run linux due to lack of a mature front end) but we are willing to work with developers if they would like to build a Linux version.
I promise that it will be fixed in the next release of the plugin.
Currently I am working on the new software mentioned by Lok, so when it will be ready, I would also to update the RR plugin in order to support the new features (handle up to 10 sensors).
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However, like I had said before, I don't even have a system built yet. Therefore this all should be treated as a wishlist item than anything. Thank you for the response though
There are plenty enough users using Linux, the problem is there are few users using Linux, who want a TPMS solution, who are also developers, and have the money to buy one. That's a lot of criteria to meet. If I ever get the money to buy one of these I plan on releasing linux drivers/software like I did for the Fusion Brain and Visteon HD radio, but at the moment it's simply not economical.
Very nice and well put together review fixerofallthin, kudos for that.
Please correct me if I'm worng: Orange seems to build a good product, but it doesn't seem to offer the ability to integrate with a computer, and is thus fairly useless to me, and I would think to this forum in general. But it is good to see that there are other products out there available in case people don't require a full computer...