ORANGE CA, May 13, 2016Redline Detection announced today that in a first instance decision, the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich, Germany has unanimously ruled to revoke in its entirety Star EnviroTech's European Patent No. 1,384,984 dealing with the use of nitrogen generated smoke with dye to leak test vehicles in Europe. At an opposition proceeding between Redline Detection and Star EnviroTech, it was determined that Star’s method for detecting leaks in a fluid system with nitrogen and/or UV dye as claimed is not patentable over Star’s own prior art. Consequently, the European Patent Office has prevented efforts by Star EnviroTech and its president Jim Saffie, to monopolize the use of nitrogen generated smoke with a dye. Zachary Parker, CEO of Redline Detection, shared his view that “The EPO oral hearing was impressive to attend as it was fast, thorough, and driven by fact-finding discussion. The United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) would be well served to emulate the efficient and effective European system.”

Star EnviroTech formerly obtained European Patent No. EP 1384984 for a method of testing vehicles for leaks using nitrogen and fluorescent dye to generate smoke, seeking to block all competitors from using such methods. But such patents require a new invention that was not previously used, published or publicly known. While claiming that it was a new invention, Star EnviroTech and its president Jim Saffie failed to disclose to the Patent Office that such use was well known in the United States years before Star filed for its European Patent covering exactly the same thing.

To stop Star’s monopolization efforts in Europe, Redline Detection stepped in to make the European Patent Office aware that the method was known long before Star improperly patented it in Europe. While an appeal is possible, it will prove challenging for Star EnviroTech because the improperly claimed method is disclosed in Star’s manuals, in third party manuals, and a Star trademark on an oil-based fluid with UV dye used for leak testing – all long before Star EnviroTech improperly sought its European patent.

In light of this information the European Patent Office revoked Star’s improperly obtained patent – but did so over Star’s protests and over Star’s denials that the process was old as shown by Star’s own materials. Star EnviroTech’s attempt to improperly monopolize the use of nitrogen-generated smoke containing fluorescent dye is thus thwarted in Europe. When Mr. Parker was asked why Star would attempt to contest a patent revocation with clear facts against them he offered, “Perhaps Star EnviroTech has been licensing and selling technology that it does not own in Europe, Canada and other countries. While most OEM automakers do not require the use of nitrogen to test vehicles for leaks - and several actually forbid the use of dye - no company, including Star EnviroTech, should ever use improperly obtained patents to unlawfully prevent healthy, legal competition. Now all tool and equipment manufacturers are free to use nitrogen and UV dye to test vehicles in Europe.”

Star obtained similar nitrogen/dye patents using the same questionable methods in several other countries such as Canada, Japan, Australia, and Spain by not disclosing to the Patent Office it was patenting old technology. It is expected that Star EnviroTech will move to vacate those patents or suffer the same fate of having them publicly overturned as happened in Europe.

About Redline Detection, LLC.
Headquartered in Orange, Calif., develops and manufactures the world’s best-­selling diagnostic leak detection equipment. From the world’s leading OEMs to individual technicians, Redline Detection has built a global fan base for its professional grade custom diagnostic solutions, as well as for its ability to increase the bottom line. To learn more about Redline Detection and its award-­‐winning products, please visit www.redlinedetection.com.
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Encourages Other Manufacturers to Develop Similar Programs

Monterey CA, April 28, 2016Redline Detection today announced that they are expanding their successful internship program, now in its seventh year. Zack Parker, President of Redline Detection, spoke from the Equipment and Tool Institute’s annual Tool Tech meeting: “Every year, we get many times more applicants than we have internship positions available. Based upon the growth of this program--and thanks to Redline’s unprecedented success this year--we are delighted to be in position to expand our internship program.”

Redline Detection is dedicated to providing meaningful opportunities to help young people enter the professional world. The company is known for manufacturing the world’s best--selling smoke machines for automotive use, Smoke Pro, as well as new high pressure diagnostic leak detection equipment for boosted vehicles and heavy duty applications that has been globally mandated in 112 countries, PowerSmoke PRO and HD PowerSmoke. This technology provides quick diagnostic ability for naturally aspirated passenger vehicles, high performance turbo/ boosted/ diesel vehicles, heavy duty trucks and even large scale constructions, agricultural and mining equipment.

Redline internship opportunities are only promoted via social media and the response is enthusiastic: Within the first 24 hours of publishing the internship opportunities on social media there were over 100 applicants. Mr. Parker said “As the world’s leader in diagnostic leak detection, we want to inspire other manufacturers to join us in helping young people to get good start in their careers. We are working to onboard the best and the brightest young people to our industry.”

About Redline Detection

Headquartered in Orange, Calif., develops and manufactures the world’s best-­‐selling diagnostic leak detection equipment. From the world’s leading OEMs to individual technicians, Redline Detection has built a global fan base for its professional grade custom diagnostic solutions, as well as for its ability to increase the bottom line. To learn more about Redline Detection and its award-­‐winning products, please visit www.redlinedetection.com.

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Redline Detection
Naomi Rivas
+1 714-451-1411
nrivas@redlinedetection.com

Committed to the Mission of Continuing Technical Automotive Education

FISHKILL NY, March 18, 2016Redline Detection, maker of the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment, announced today that they are sponsoring the 13th Annual TST Technician Training Big Event. “Redline is committed to providing young technicians with essential training on diagnostic leak detection technology, and providing experienced technicians with continued education to keep them up to date on increasingly complex automotive repair technology” said Alex Parker of Redline Detection. “Redline’s equipment is not only the technicians’ go-to tool for quickly and reliably locating faults, it’s also OEM mandated / essential in 112 countries around the world. That is a real endorsement of how incredibly valuable this equipment – and the knowledge to use correctly - really is.”

Technicians Service Training (TST) is not-for-profit organization devoted to keeping technicians up to date with the latest technology, providing quality training seminars and educational materials at a reasonable price, delivering practical repair information, and keeping technicians informed of industry trends. Founder and President, Jerry “G” Trulia is an industry leader in automotive technical education. TST provides training in Auburn, Massachusetts; Southbury, Connecticut; Totowa, New Jersey; and Mahopac, New York.

This is the second year that Redline Detection has been a sponsor of the event. In addition to sponsoring technical education events, Redline also has an ongoing scholarship fund that provides diagnostic equipment to high school and college automotive tech programs at low or no cost. As part of Redline’s ongoing commitment to technical education, they are expanding their Redline Tech Academy to include new video content and regularly scheduled webinars on such topics as, The Basics of Diagnostic Leak Detection and High Pressure Leak Detection for Turbo and Diesel Vehicles.

 

About Redline Detection

Headquartered in Orange, Calif., develops and manufactures the world’s best-­‐selling diagnostic leak detection equipment. From the world’s leading OEMs to individual technicians, Redline Detection has built a global fan base for its professional grade custom diagnostic solutions, as well as for its ability to increase the bottom line. To learn more about Redline Detection and its award-­‐winning products, please visit www.redlinedetection.com.

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Redline Detection
Naomi Rivas
+1 714-451-1411
nrivas@redlinedetection.com

PowerSmoke PRO big advantage for professional pit crews 

Redline Detection Racing Sponsor NHRAPHOENIX, March 5, 2016Redline Detection, maker of the world’s best-­‐selling diagnostic leak detection equipment, announced today that they will be the naming sponsor of a top NHRA Dragster. “We are thrilled to sponsor this incredible car and this fantastic team. Our PowerSmoke PRO is being used by race teams in innovative ways to improve performance and increase speed. NHRA Drag Racing is the fastest sport on the planet,” said Alex Parker of Redline Detection. An NHRA dragster can accelerate to over 300 MPH in under 4 seconds.

PowerSmoke PRO is the ONLY diagnostic leak detection equipment available on the market that is both high pressure / variable pressure. Specifically engineered to test the integrity of turbo, boosted, high pressure systems in one quick procedure, with the engine safely off, it can locate minute faults and failing components before they fail.

The Redline Detection 1962 Bubbletop Belair Race Car will run in both Super Gas and Super Comp A Classes. The car was built by Tom Yancer Race Cars and is a full chrome moly tube chassis build, with a fiberglass and carbon fiber body. The engine, built by Larry Marshall, is a 565 cubic inch big block Chevy with over 1000 horsepower. Under full throttle, a dragster engine consumes 11.2 gallons of nitro methane per second, the same burn rate that a fully loaded 747 consumes jet fuel.

Driver, David Ruff, said “I’ve been blown away by Redline’s new high pressure diagnostic technology, this tool is a big advantage for racing and would be a huge asset working on boosted cars or diesel trucks. Redline is a fantastic new member of the NHRA drag racing family and we are going to have an awesome season with their support.” Ruff has competed in all of the sportsman “Super” Page 2 classes of the NHRA in both divisions 3 and now division 7. The Redline Detection 1962 Bubbletop Belair Race Car Team will compete in Division 7 of the NHRA Lucas Oil Series this year with races throughout the western U.S.

 

About Redline Detection

Headquartered in Orange, Calif., develops and manufactures the world’s best-­‐selling diagnostic leak detection equipment. From the world’s leading OEMs to individual technicians, Redline Detection has built a global fan base for its professional grade custom diagnostic solutions, as well as for its ability to increase the bottom line. To learn more about Redline Detection and its award-­‐winning products, please visit www.redlinedetection.com. # # #

REDLINE DETECTION OPENS NOMINATIONS AT AAPEX FOR 
THIRD ANNUAL REDLINE ROCK STAR PERFORMANCE AWARD
– Platform Designed to Educate, Recognize, and Advance Technical Excellence in the Field –

 

ORANGE, Oct. 27, 2015Redline Detection, maker of the only globally OEM-mandated high-pressure diagnostic leak detection equipment, today announced that they will begin accepting nominations for the Redline Rock Star Performance Award at the upcoming AAPEX Show in Las Vegas. This is the third year for this award, which recognizes a technician for their commitment to the industry, their job and their community.

The winner will receive cash and prizes valued at $5,000 from Redline Detection in appreciation of their hard work and leadership. Unique to this contest, the person who nominates the winner will also receive prizes valued at over $500. Nominations for the 2016 Redline Rock Star Performance Award will be accepted at the Redline Detection booth #1661 during the AAPEX Show in Las Vegas and may also be submitted at redlinetechacademy.com/nominate between Nov. 3 through Dec. 31. The winner will be announced in January.

“Technicians love our tools and we are very thankful that they have made Redline the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment. One of my favorite jobs is reading the nominations for the Redline Rock Star Performance Award: There are so many outstanding technicians in our country, just really quality people who go above and beyond, giving their best every day for their customers, their families, and their communities” said Alex Parker, Executive Vice President of Redline Detection.

Parker went on to say “all of our equipment is made right here in the USA, and we take great pride in standing behind American technicians. Technology is evolving faster than ever, and technicians need free and easy access to continuing technical education. This award is part of Redline’s larger platform; called the Redline TECH Academy, that is designed to help educate technicians, recognize excellence in the field and advance the automotive repair industry through innovative technology. Redline is honored to be a part of this industry-wide movement to support technicians.”

The Redline TECH Academy is the umbrella platform under which all Redline technical education initiatives reside. As part of the TECH Academy, Redline has also launched a website designed to provide technicians with easily accessible resources to provide continual training on today’s most innovative tools and a 4,000 square foot state of the art technical training facility in Orange, CA.

 

 

 

About Redline Detection

Redline Detection LLC, headquartered in Orange, Calif., develops and manufactures the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment, made in the USA and sold in 112 countries around the world. From the world’s leading OEMs to individual technicians, Redline Detection has built a global fan base for its professional grade custom diagnostic solutions, as well as for its ability to increase the bottom line. To learn more about Redline Detection and its award-winning products, please visit www.RedlineDetection.com

REDLINE DETECTION ANNOUNCES ADDITION TO HEAVY DUTY TEAM

Appoints Bill Woods to Senior Sales Executive, Heavy Duty Markets

 

ORANGE, Calif. September 17, 2015Redline Detection LLC, today announced that Bill Woods has joined the company as Senior Sales Executive in charge of Heavy Duty Markets. Bill joins Redline with a wealth of experience in the industry, having spent the last 10 years in vehicle diagnostics at Cornwell Tools and at Noregon J Pro, where he was responsible for new product development. Bill holds a degree in Marketing & Finance and has extensive education in heavy duty engineering. Bill comments “I am excited to join a team of A players and fortunate to have this new HD PowerSmoke™ technology to take to the heavy duty marketplace. There’s nothing like it and the excitement out there is just incredible. Having equipment that will immediately impact my trucking customers’ bottom line makes my job easy.”

Bill is also well known as a land speed record holder at Bonneville. Bill and his team have designed, built and raced custom motorcycles that have won land speed records at Bonneville for the past 10 years. He holds records in 125cc production, modified and forced induction, 125 P-P, 125P-PBF, 125 P-PBG, 125 MPS-BF, 650cc special construction, forced induction, 650 A-BG, 500cc special construction, partial streamline and 500 APS-AF. The 500 and 650 bikes are uniquely known as lay-down riding position bikes with fully hand-constructed frames.

Bill recently starred in the feature film Out of Nothing, produced by Ryan Stiles, the story of the team’s race to make history by breaking the world’s land speed record.

“With Bill’s engineering knowledge and his impressive track record in heavy duty diagnostics, he is uniquely equipped to partner with our heavy duty customers to provide solutions to their most challenging after-treatment problems” said Alex Parker, Executive Vice President of Redline Detection “we’re thrilled to have him on our team.”

 

 

 

About Redline Detection

Redline Detection LLC, headquartered in Orange, Calif., develops and manufactures the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment. From the world’s leading OEMs to individual technicians, Redline Detection has built a global fan base for its professional grade custom diagnostic solutions, as well as for its ability to increase the bottom line. To learn more about Redline Detection and its award-winning products, please visit www.RedlineDetection.com

REDLINE DETECTION’S POWER INTAKE WINS MOTOR TOP 20 TOOLS AWARD

ORANGE, Calif., September 10, 2015Redline Detection, the industry leader in OEM-mandated diagnostic leak technology, and maker of the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detector, today announced it has been chosen for the Motor Top 20 Tools Award for Power Intake™. The Motor Top 20 Tools Award “recognizes those tools and equipment manufacturers who, through innovative features on new products, help technicians diagnose and repair vehicles correctly - the first time” said John Lypen, Editor & Publisher of Motor Magazine.

“We are incredibly honored to be chosen for another Motor Top 20 Tools Award and appreciate the recognition of our constant drive to create new technologies that are essential for technicians repairing today’s technologically advanced vehicles” said Alex Parker, Executive Vice President of Redline Detection.

Technicians in 112 countries around the world are using this OEM-mandated tool to quickly find leaks in turbo/boost systems, charge air coolers, exhaust systems, dangerous exhaust cab leaks, cooling system leaks, and more. “But the greatest value of this award-winning equipment is that it saves valuable technician time, eliminates comebacks, and improves the customer experience throughout the life of the vehicle” said Ms. Parker.

The award-winning Power Intake™ is a pair of inflatable block off bladders with a pressurized vapor pass-through that allows technicians to test an entire boosted intake and exhaust system, end to end, quickly and easily, with the engine safely off. Power Intake™ can be used with any brand of smoke machine or diagnostic leak detector to find boost leaks in today’s turbo, diesel, supercharged, and high performance engines. The professional grade adaptor is inflated with compressed air to conform to any size intake or exhaust. Power Intake™ is the only OEM globally mandated/essential block-off tool available on the market today.

 

 

 

About Redline Detection

Redline Detection LLC, headquartered in Orange, Calif., develops and manufactures the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment. From the world’s leading OEMs to individual technicians, Redline Detection has built a global fan base for its professional grade custom diagnostic solutions, as well as for its ability to increase the bottom line. To learn more about Redline Detection and its award-winning products, please visit www.RedlineDetection.com

 

 

REDLINE DETECTION WINS TWO PTEN INNOVATION AWARDS

FOR JLR HIGH-PRESSURE DIAGNOSTIC LEAK DETECTOR AND POWER INTAKE

ORANGE, Calif., August 4, 2015Redline Detection, the industry leader in OEM-mandated diagnostic leak technology, and maker of the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detector, today announced it has received the 2015 PTEN Innovation Award for both the globally mandated Jaguar Land Rover High-Pressure Diagnostic Leak Detector, and also the Power Intake™. This industry award “recognizes the most innovative products introduced in the last year to the automotive aftermarket. They are evaluated based on their ability to make vehicle diagnosis and repair easier and more efficient, and make shops more productive” said Erica Schulz-Schueller, Editor of PTEN Magazine.

The award-winning Jaguar Land Rover High-Pressure Diagnostic Leak Detector has been globally mandated for JLR’s 3,056 service locations in 112 countries. This technology provides quick diagnostic ability for turbo, diesel vehicles, extending the world class JLR customer experience throughout the life of the vehicle, all while boosting JLR’s already impressive customer service ratings” said Alex Parker, Executive Vice President of Redline Detection.

“The collaboration between Redline and JLR is an example of why our company has been chosen for an impressive eight mandated/ essential equipment programs in the past 36 months.  We have a unique expertise in creating custom solutions for our customers and delivering them to the marketplace in record time, to the great benefit of our customers” said Parker. 

The award-winning Power Intake™ is a pair of inflatable block off bladders with a pressurized vapor pass-through that allows technicians to test an entire boosted intake and exhaust system, end to end, quickly and easily. Power Intake™ can be used with any brand of smoke machine or diagnostic leak detector to find boost leaks in today’s turbo, diesel, supercharged, and high performance engines. The professional grade adaptor is inflated with compressed air to conform to any size intake or exhaust. Power Intake™ is the only OEM globally mandated/essential block-off tool available on the market today. 

 

 

 

About Redline Detection

Redline Detection LLC, headquartered in Orange, Calif., develops and manufactures the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment. From the world’s leading OEMs to individual technicians, Redline Detection has built a global fan base for its professional grade custom diagnostic solutions, as well as for its ability to increase the bottom line. To learn more about Redline Detection and its award-winning products, please visit www.RedlineDetection.com

NEW Body Pro™

REDLINE DETECTION UNVEILS EQUIPMENT FOR BODY COLLISION PROFESSIONALS at the NACE/ CARS SHOW IN DETROIT

 

DETROIT, July 22, 2015Redline Detection, maker of the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detector, today announced its newest equipment, specifically engineered for collision and body professionals at the NACE/ CARS Show in Detroit. The Body Pro™ is the solution to quickly solve time-consuming, impossible-to-diagnose, wind & water leaks that are a drain on profitability for body collision repair technicians. “Often, the profit in a collision repair job is lost in the endless hours spent at the end of the job trying to locate irritating wind noise or water leaks. Body collision professionals are raving about Body Pro™ and how it is solving these complicated “quality of repair” issues” said Alex Parker, executive vice president at Redline Detection.

The special patent pending adaptors, engineered just for collision repair, produce a fluffy, highly dense vapor with long hang time that makes air disturbance leaks easy to see. The new equipment is being used for wind/water leaks, body panel and door leaks, head/tail lamp leaks, testing of radiators before installation, sunroof leaks and vacuum leaks. According to Ms. Parker “body collision shops are saving valuable shop time, increasing profitability, and improving their quality of customer service with Body Pro™.” See a live demonstration of Body Pro™ and Redline’s other award-winning equipment at booth #1140 at the NACE/ CARS Show in Detroit from July 22-25.


 

About Redline Detection

Redline Detection LLC, headquartered in Orange, Calif., develops and manufactures the world’s best-selling diagnostic leak detection equipment. From the world’s leading OEMs to individual technicians, Redline Detection has built a global fan base for its professional grade custom diagnostic solutions, as well as for its ability to increase the bottom line. To learn more about Redline Detection and its award-winning products, please visit www.redlinedetection.com.