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VIVID® is an electronic vehicle tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) designed to monitor and overlay tire pressures and tire temperatures onto an incoming camera video source or self-generated background screen. VIVID® monitors pressure in tires via wireless electronic sensors that read pressures and transmit a radio frequency (RF) signal to VIVID® which displays those pressure readings.
VIVID® is capable of displaying all current tire pressures and temperatures on demand, whether the vehicle is moving or stationary. VIVID® is a monitoring system and will not prevent tires from losing pressure or failing. However, low pressure is the leading cause of premature tire failure and VIVID® can provide early notice of potential problems and assist in maintaining proper pressurization in vehicle tires. VIVID® can be used on all pneumatic tires. Up to 40 tires can be monitored and displayed simultaneously. Notifications include low tire pressure, high tire pressure, high tire temperature, sensor low battery, and missing sensor. VIVID® is capable of reading pressures from 10 PSI to 199 PSI with two low pressure alert levels, the first at 12.5% and the second at 25% drop in pressure. A high pressure alert occurs if a 24 PSI increase is detected. VIVID® has numerous diagnostic features such as tire sensor signal strengths and packet counts for troubleshooting.
VIVID® is easy to setup and configure via video on-screen menus.
An optional external malfunction indication lamp (MIL) with remote control pushbutton can be installed for additional driver and/or maintenance manager notifications of tire issues.



  • Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/4"
  • Weight: 9.5 oz.
  • Input voltage: 8.0 to 14.0 volts DC (160 ma max.)
  • DC plug 2.1 mm x 5.5 mm, center tip positive
  • Operating temperature: -20 C to +85 C
  • Video level: 1 volt peak to peak
  • Video impedance: Input 75 ohm, output 75 ohm resistively terminated
  • Maximum number of sensors: 40
  • Sensor dimensions: 1.01" H x 1.11" Dia.
  • Sensor weight: 2/3 oz. (18.9 grams)
  • Sensor operating temperature: -30°C to +85°C
  • Sensor pressure range: 10 to 199 psi
  • Sensor operating frequency: 433.92 MHz FM
  • Sensor transmit range: Approx. 150 feet (line-of-sight)
  • Sensor batteries: Internal, non-rechargeable.
  • Sensor battery life: 5 years.
  • Sensor low voltage shutdown: 1.8 volts
  • Sensor reading rate: Every 7 seconds
  • Sensor transmit rate: Every 5 minutes (or instantaneous if warning event occurs)



All VIVID® connections are on the rear of the unit (see figure below.)

DC 8-14 V
  • +8 to +14 volts DC (150 ma max.)
  • 2.1 mm x 5.5 mm DC coax plug, center tip positive
  • Cigarette plug included
  • Can be hardwired to vehicle
VIDEO IN (optional)
  • Attach noise free NTSC or PAL camera video source
  • Not required if self-generated screen mode selected
  • Attach to monitor, DVR, etc.
  • Spring-loaded terminal pins
  • Attach optional malfunction indication lamp (MIL)
  • +12 VDC output
  • Red wire LAMP +. Black wire LAMP -.
  • Spring-loaded terminal pins
  • Attach optional remote control button
  • If using lamp/button combo switch attach lamp wires as listed above and silver wire to third terminal pin
  • Attach supplied antenna

VIVID® configuration is preformed though video on-screen menus using the front panel buttons. All information is stored in non-volatile memory so even with loss of power the configuration information is retained.
To enter the main on-screen menu press and release the MENU button on the front of the unit. Use the UP, DOWN, and ENTER buttons to control the cursor and make selections.
Main Menu:
Menu Option
Set Screen Parameters
    Display Screen Parameters Menu
Set Tire Parameters
    Display Tire Parameters Menu
Save Changes and Exit
    Save all the options that have been changed in non-volatile memory
Discard Changes and Exit
    Discard all the option changes that have been made since entering the menus
Screen Parameters Menu:
Menu Option
Screen Mode
  • SELF-GEN - VIVID® generates its’ own background screen. No camera required.
  • OVERLAY - Overlay the on-screen tire information on the incoming camera video source
Tire Display
  • ALWAYS ON - Always display tire overlay. ENTER or external button press toggles between tire pressures and tire temperatures.
  • ON ALARM - If tire warning event occurs then display tire overlay. If tire warning event stops then hide tire overlay. If ENTER or external button press occurs during warning event then toggle between tire pressures and tire temperatures. If ENTER or external button press occurs NOT during warning event then display tire overlay until button is pressed again.
  • ON BUTTON - ENTER or external button press toggles between displaying and hiding tire overlay
  • ALWAYS OFF - Display no tire overlay
Tire Horz Pos
  • LEFT - Left justify the on-screen tire information
  • CENTER - Center justify the on-screen tire information
  • RIGHT - Right justify the on-screen tire information
Tire Vert Pos
  • TOP - Top justify the on-screen tire information
  • CENTER - Center justify the on-screen tire information
  • BOTTOM - Bottom justify the on-screen tire information
Main Menu
  • Return to Main Menu
Tire Parameters Menu:
Menu Option
Select Tire Layout...

Select the appropriate tire layout for your vehicle. Tire layout consists of number of tires, number of axles, and wheel positions.

Install Tire Sensors...
    Install or delete sensors for the selected tires. (See the instructions below.)
Delete All Tire Sensors
    Uninstalls all installed (paired) tire sensors. This feature is normally not required.
Display Heartbeat
    Draw a heartbeat character during normal operations to show VIVID® functioning status
Draw Front Bumper
    Draw a front bumper with the tire overlay
Temperature Scale
    Select tire temperature scale. Fahrenheit or Celsius.
    Display Diagnostics Menu
Main Menu
    Return to Main Menu
Diagnostics Menu:
Menu Option
Display Tire Registers
Display the raw tire registers
Display Tire Pressures
    Display the raw tire pressures
Display Signal Strength
    Display individual tire pressure signal strengths
Display Packet Count
    Display individual tire packet counts
Toggle Lamp
    Toggle the external lamp
Exit Menu
    Return to the Tire Parameters Menu


Warranty & Service:

If the product fails to perform as described in our product description or specification, within 1 year from the date of shipment to the buyer, we will repair or replace the product and/or accessories originally supplied. Failure due to improper installation, misuse, abuse or accident is not covered by this warranty. Incidental and consequential damages are not covered by this warranty. The buyer must first obtain a Return Material Authorization number by calling (248) 588-4400, or send email to Ship the defective product (with RMA number) to Intuitive Circuits, 3928 Wardlow Ct., Troy, MI 48083, freight prepaid.