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CTRL Systems Hosts Demonstration of New Odometer Rollback Detection Technology
CTRL Systems hosted a demonstration of an Odometer Rollback Detector based on CTRL's ultrasound technology. The Speedo-Spy combines a database of engine sounds with CTRL's UL101 and SoundCTRL systems to create an accurate measurement of engine wear.
The Speedo-Spy is able to deliver accurate results in minutes, which are then evaluated with respect to a historical database and archived. The technology has been tested and proven for several years now. Its results are now accepted as evidence in court in Germany. Speedo-Spy is expanding its availability to other countries in Europe including Latvia, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Spain, and Portugal.
The event was well-received by those in attendance, which ranged from representatives from the National Auto Auction Association, mechanics, and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) officials from the Office of Odometer Fraud. According to the NHTSA, there is a definite escalation in fraud. New car prices, coupled with the increased demand for late-model, low-mileage, used cars, has made odometer fraud more profitable than ever. The Speedo-Spy is a welcome tool in the battle against odometer fraud.
The Speedo-Spy was demonstrated by its developer, German citizen Michael Schmutzenhofer, who had purchased a UL101 in 2001 for facilities management. When CTRL launched SoundCTRL in 2004, Michael, a qualified auto engineer, began compiling a unique database of engine sounds. The database, along with special algorithms, is coupled with CTRL’s ultrasound equipment that allows the engine mileage to be confirmed.
“The Speedo-Spy story is a great illustration of potential uses for ultrasound technology can grow well beyond what it is being used for today,” said Bob Roche, CEO of CTRL Systems, Inc. “We look to assist our partners and customers to advance real-world solutions in various industries.”
CTRL Systems, Inc. designs advanced ultrasound technologies for energy reduction, facility maintenance and mechanical machinery reliability. SoundCTRL is an ultrasound data capture device which allows for archiving of recorded data. CTRL’s services include turn-key technology integration and multi-level onsite training. For more information please visit www.ctrlsys.com or call 877-287-5797.
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CTRL Systems designs and manufactures ultrasound detectors and software systems for condition based monitoring, energy savings and leak detection.