About us

Vibrate Software, Inc, an “S” corporation, was founded by Automotive Professor John D. Kelly in December of 1993. “At the time, I was an automotive instructor at the GM Training Center at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah U.S.A. I became frustrated trying to teach my students how to diagnose automobile and truck vibrations. My students had a hard time remembering how to perform the mathematical calculations required to perform diagnosis using the tools of the day. I decided to try to automate the mathematical computations required to match the frequency of a vibration to a rotating component’s speed with custom computer software.” Those were the days of Microsoft DOS and IBM compatible computers. Over the years we have always updated and upgraded our software to support the latest Windows operating systems and automotive vibration diagnostic tools. Today, we have combined our 25 years of diagnostic experience, software, help and repair instructions, and tools into one compact package; the NVH app for your Apple or Android based smart phone. Jacob Kelly, one of John’s five sons, joined the Vibrate Software team in 2015 as the vice president and mobile platform development leader. There is simply no other software or App on the market that can compete with our complete diagnostic package. John D. Kelly – President of Vibrate Software, Inc.

Our Customers

Vibrate Software applications for iPhone, Android, and Personal Computers are used by select field service engineers, technical specialists, technical trainers, technicians, and end users at:

  • Allison Transmission
  • Daimler Truck
  • Navistar Truck
  • Peterbilt Trucks
  • Freightliner Truck
  • Mack Truck
  • Volvo Truck
  • Michelin Truck Tires
  • Toyota Motor Sales USA
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Company
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA
  • Volkswagen USA
  • Mercedes-Benz USA
  • Kia of Canada
  • NAPA Training
  • CARQUEST Technical Institute
  • ACDelco Training
  • Pico Technology
  • Hunter Engineering

25 Year History of Vibrate Software

2018

  • 05/17/2018 – Version 3.0 (1), a major update of the NVH app, is released to the public through the Apple App Store.  We worked with Allison Transmission to develop a quick, easy to use, accurate vibration diagnostic tool for the entire commercial truck and automotive industry. The result is NVH version 3.0 for Apple iOS Devices! An Android version is coming this fall.

NVH 3.0 for Apple iOS Devices with enhanced support for commercial trucks as well as passenger cars and light trucks

  • 04/04/2018 – The NVH apps are included as “New Technology” on page 22 in the Peterbilt Truck Master Technician Quarterly Magazine.  The article reads “Recently, apps that turn your smart phone or tablet into an NVH diagnostic tool have become available. Very basic apps are free while the most sophisticated products sell for several hundred dollars.”
  • 02/24/2018 – The NVH for Android app becomes the #5 Top Grossing App in the Auto and Vehicles Category on the Google Play Store.

NVH App for Android app. #5 Top Grossing Autos & Vehicles. 02-24-2018

  • 02/08/2018 – Version (1.21) of the NVH for Android app is released to the public through the Google Play Store
  • 02/08/2018 – The NVH for Android app becomes the #7 Top Grossing App in the Auto and Vehicles Category on the Google Play Store.
  • 01/28/2018 – Version (1.19) of the NVH for Android app is released to the public through the Google Play Store
  • 01/22/2018 – The NVH for Android app becomes the #9 Top Grossing App in the Auto and Vehicles Category on the Google Play Store.

2017 – First Android Version

  • 12/21/2017 – Vibrate Software, Inc. celebrates its 24-Year anniversary. Thank you for making us a success!
  • 11/26/2017 – Version 1.4.0 of the NVH app is released to the public through the Apple App Store
  • 11/03/2017 – Apple releases the iPhone X with iOS 11.0.1
  • 11/10/2017 – Version (1.19) of the NVH for Android app is released to the public through the Google Play Store
  • 11/09/2017 – The NVH for Android app becomes the #7 Top Grossing App in the Auto and Vehicles Category on the Google Play Store.
  • 11/09/2017 – Version (1.18) of the NVH for Android app is released to the public through the Google Play Store
  • 09/22/2017 – Apple releases the iPhone 8 with iOS 11.0
  • 09/05/2017 – Version (1.15) of the NVH for Android app is released to the public through the Google Play Store
  • 09/02/2017 – Version (1.14) of the NVH for Android app is released to the public through the Google Play Store
  • 08/31/2017 – The first version (1.13) of the NVH for Android app is released to the public through the Google Play Store

NVH for Android app on the Google Play Store August 2017

NVH for Android 1.13 Main Screen

Vibrate Software Website August 2017

  • 09/11/2017 – Version 1.3.9 of the NVH app is released to the public through the Apple App Store
  • 04/12/2017 – Version 1.3.8 of the NVH app is released to the public through the Apple App Store
  • 04/10/2017 – Version 1.3.7 of the NVH app is released to the public through the Apple App Store
  • 02/23/2017 – Version 1.3.6 of the NVH app is released to the public through the Apple App Store
  • 02/06/2017 – Version 1.3.5 of the NVH app is released to the public through the Apple App Store
  • 01/12/2017 – Vibrate Software is now hosted by a new internet service provider: SiteGround.  Many security upgrades and enhancements to support mobile device screen sizes. Thank you to Darrell Stern marketing for the website redesign!

2016 – First Apple iOS Version

  • 12/21/2016 – Vibrate Software, Inc. celebrates its 23-Year anniversary. Thank you for making us a success!
  • 12/20/2016 – Version 1.3.4 of the NVH app is released to the public through the Apple App Store
  • 10/21/2016 through 11/03/2016 – Vibrate Software is at the AAPEX/SEMA show in Las Vegas Nevada. visit us a booth 468

The Vibrate Software booth 468 at AAPEX/SEMA 2016. Thank you to Jake, Nina, and Lora for all of your hard work!

Jacob Kelly presenting the new NVH app at the Let’s Tech session at AAPEX Show in Las Vegas, NV November 2, 2016

  • 09/16/2016 – Apple releases the iPhone 7 with iOS 10.0
  • 09/05/2016 – Version 1.3.3 of the NVH app is released to the public through the Apple App Store
  • 08/29/2016 – Version 1.3.2 of the NVH app is released to the public through the Apple App Store
  • 08/08/2016 – Version 1.3.1 of the NVH app is released to the public through the Apple App Store
  • 07/27/2016 – Version 1.3.0 of the NVH app is released to the public through the Apple App Store
  • 07/16/2016 – Version 1.2.1 of the NVH app is released to the public through the Apple App Store
  • 07/15/2016 – Version 1.2.0 of the NVH app is released to the public through the Apple App Store
  • 07/11/2016 – Version 1.1.1 of the NVH app is released to the public through the Apple App Store
  • 07/05/2016 – Version 1.1.0 of the NVH app is released to the public through the Apple App Store
  • 06/25/2016 – Version 1.0.4 of the NVH app is released to the public through the Apple App Store
  • 06/17/2016 – Vibrate Software is now on Twitter. https://twitter.com/VibrateSoftware
  • 05/31/2016 – Version 1.0.3 of the NVH app is released to the public through the Apple App Store
  • 05/22/2016 – Version 1.0.2 of the NVH app is released to the public through the Apple App Store
  • 05/07/2016 – Version 1.0.1 of the NVH app is released to the public through the Apple App Store
  • 05/07/2016 – Version 1.0 of the NVH app is released to the public through the Apple App Store

NVH App on Apple App Store – Day 1 – May 7 2016

NVH App 1.0 for iOS Main Screen

  • 05/07/2016 – Vibrate Software has a new dedicated phone number 801-784-0397
  • 05/07/2016 – Vibrate 5.1 is no longer being updated with new model information and is being phased out. We recommend the NVH App as a replacement for the Vibrate 5.1 software and an Electronic Vibration Analyzer (EVA) or MTS 4000/4100
  • 03/25/2016 – Vibrate Software is now in Facebook. Visit us at www.facebook.com/vibratesoftware

2015 – The Smart Phone Changes Everything – Development Begins

  • 12/21/2015 – Vibrate Software, Inc. celebrates its 22-Year anniversary. Thank you for making us a success!
  • 11/02/2015 – The graphical layout of the NVH app is finalized
  • 09/29/2015 – Apple releases the iPhone 6s with iOS 9.0
  • 08/03/2015 – The first version of the NVH app for iPhone is released to internal testers
  • 07/22/2015 – The Vibrate 5.1 2015 Edition is released with support for Windows 10 through Windows XP. The 2015 Help File Update is also updated with 1997-2015 vehicle information. Software purchases are available for online download only.

Vibrate 5.1 2015 Edition in Windows 10

Vibrate 5.1 Flash Drive

Vibrate Software Website August 2015

  • 04/20/2015 – Work on the NVH app for iOS devices begins
  • 04/20/2015 – Work on the NVH app for Android devices begins
  • 04/01/2015 – Jacob Kelly joined the Vibrate Software team as the vice president and mobile platform development leader.
  • 03/15/2015 – Work of the 2015 Update is underway.
  • 01/25/2015 – Microsoft releases Windows 10.0 and attempts to force everyone to upgrade and forget that Windows 8.0 and 8.1 ever existed.

2014 – Another Big Year

  • 12/21/2014 – Vibrate Software, Inc. celebrates its 21-Year anniversary. Thank you for making us a success!
  • 12/10/2014 – The Vibrate Software diagnostic help file is included in the Pico NVH Oscilloscope kit; a required tool for approximately 4200 General Motors Dealerships in the U.S.A. GM Special Tool CH-51450.

The Vibrate Help content in the Pico Diagnostics – GM NVH Software. This software is used as part of the CH-51450 GM Oscilloscope Diagnostics Kit and well as the Pico NVH Kit.

The Vibrate Help content in the Pico Diagnostics Software. This software is used as part of the Pico NVH Kit.

  • 09/29/2014 – Apple releases the iPhone 6 with iOS 8.0 – A phone with enough processing speed and hardware to process live automotive vibrations
  • 07/10/2014 – Vibrate Software Headquarters moves to a new location.  New Address: 1646 West 250 North, Layton, Utah U.S.A 84041-7389.  New Phone numbers: Voice: 801-784-0397. Software purchases are available for online download or to receive a thumb drive in the mail.

2013

  • 12/21/2013 – Work of the 2014 Update is underway.
  • 12/21/2013 – Vibrate Software, Inc. celebrates its 20-Year anniversary. Thank you for making us a success!
  • 10/17/2013 – Microsoft releases Windows 8.1, which makes it look and act more like Windows 7. Windows 7 continues to dominate the industry.
  • 09/20/2013 – Apple releases the iPhone 5S and 5C with iOS 7.0

2012

  • 12/21/2012 – Vibrate Software, Inc. celebrates its 19-Year anniversary. Thank you for making us a success!
  • 10/26/2012 – Microsoft releases Windows 8.0 and instantly alienates millions of long-term loyal customers. People pay to downgrade back to Windows 7. Windows 7 continues to dominate the industry.
  • 06/01/2012 – Contributing editor for Motor Age magazine – See Vibration diagnosis article online at: https://www.searchautoparts.com/motorage/undercar-service-repair/bad-automotive-vibes?cid=95876
  • 09/21/2012 – Apple releases the iPhone 5 with iOS 6.0

2011 – Version 5.1

  • 12/21/2011 – Vibrate Software, Inc. celebrates its 18-Year anniversary. Thank you for making us a success!
  • 10/14/2011 – Apple releases the iPhone 4S with iOS 5.0
  • 08/13/2011 – SPX Corporation (Miller Tools) contacts Vibrate Software to make a custom version of Vibrate (Vibrate 6.0) for Chrysler Group LLC to work with the Miller 10404 Electronic Vibration Analyzer (EVA).
  • 07/25/2011 – Vibrate Software is now in YouTube. Visit us at www.youtube.com/vibratesoftware
  • 07/16/2011 – Purchase Vibrate 5.1 here. Windows 7.0 (32-bit and 64-bit systems), Vista, and XP are supported.
  • 07/16/2011 – Vibrate 5.1 is released with full support for Windows 7.0, Vista, and XP.  The Vibrate 5.1 Help file has been enhanced with 1997-2011 automobile, medium-diuty truck, and heavy-duty-truck gear ratios and diagnostic information. Customers now have the option to download the software online or receive a CD in the mail.

Vibrate 5.1 2011 edition in Windows 7

Vibrate 5.1 2011 CD case

Vibrate 5.1 2011 CD

Vibrate Software Website – July 2011

  • 07/16/2011 – Vibrate 5.1 is finally complete.  Click here to read what is new and improved.
  • 06/15/2011 – Vibrate Software becomes Vibrate Software, Inc., An S Corporation.
    • State of Utah Department of Commerce registration number 8026031.
    • State of Utah Sales Tax Number 10079433-003-STC.
    • IRS EIN number 45-2064349,
    • Layton Utah Business License 8668.
    • D-U-N-S Number 965838774.
  • 06/11/2011 – Work on the 2010-2011 help file update us now underway.

2010 – A Slow Recovery

  • 12/21/2010 – Vibrate Software celebrates its 17-Year anniversary. Thank you for making us a success
  • 06/21/2010 – Apple releases the iPhone 4 with iOS 4.0

2009 – Worst Year Ever

  • 12/21/2009 – Vibrate Software celebrates its 16-Year anniversary, the slowest sales year in our 16 year history almost closes our doors.
  • 07/19/2009 – Apple releases the iPhone 3GS  with iOS 3.0
  • 01/30/2009 – Microsoft releases Windows 7.0
  • 10/09/2009 – Work on the 2009-2010 help file update us now underway.

2008 – The Economy Crashes

  • 12/21/2008 – Vibrate Software celebrates its 15-Year anniversary. Thank you for making us a success!
  • 10/26/2008 – Vibrate Software begins working with Pico Technology on development of an NVH diagnostic device for Toyota of Europe.
  • 07/11/2008 – Apple releases the iPhone 3G with iOS 2.0
  • 06/19/2008 – Purchase the 2008 Version of Vibrate 5.0 here. Windows 98SE through Windows Vista is supported.
  • 06/19/2008 – The 2008 Help File update is completed. The updated help file with 1997-2008 and partial 2009 model year vehicle information is available here.  The NEW software update now supports the use of the MTS 4000/4100 NVH Analyzer in addition to the EVA/EVA2 for vibration diagnosis.

Vibrate 5.0 CD Case

Vibrate 5.0 CD

  • 02/04/2008 – David G. Werthmann, product engineer at Rotunda tools, informs us that Ford will be using the Vetronix MTS4100 or MTS4000 for future NVH training and diagnosis. Rotunda continues to offer the 215-00005 upgrade CD to existing customers with the EVA and Vibrate 4.0 software. This was an unexpected disappointment for us.
  • 01/02/2008 – The Vibrate Software website is now hosted by a new ISP: Network Solutions.  Improved bandwidth and increased storage capacity are benefits of the change.

2007

  • 12/28/2007 – Work on the 2008 help file update us now underway.
  • 12/21/2007 – Vibrate Software celebrates its 14-Year anniversary. Thank you for making us a success!
  • 08/07/2007 – We were contacted by the Managing Director of Pico Technology in Cambridgeshire, UK. to become a consultant/technical advisor for the development of a new vibration diagnosis tool.
  • 06/29/2007 – Apple releases the first iPhone with iOS 1.0
  • 03/12/2007 – Vibrate Software now has a new fax number: 1-801-444-3645
  • 01/30/2007 – Microsoft releases Windows Vista
  • 01/01/2007 – Vibrate 5.0 is featured in an article published by Babcock Publishing’s “Brake and Front-End Magazine”

2006

  • 12/21/2006 – Vibrate Software celebrates its 13-Year anniversary. Thank you for making us a success!
  • 12/18/2006 – The 2007 Vibrate 5.0 Help File is now completed.  This new Help file contains more diagnostic information 1997- 2007 – model year gear ratios.
  • 12/18/2006 – Vibrate 4.0 is no longer supported, All Vibrate users should upgrade to Vibrate 5.0.
  • 12/02/2006 – Work on the 2007 Help file is now underway
  • 08/13/2006 – Hackers corrupted the our website. Website was restored on 08-16-2006
  • 07/17/2006 – ACDelco Training now includes the use the the Vibrate 5.0 software in their Web-Based Training (WBT) and Instructor Led Training (ILT) classes. Course number S-SS04001.01, ILT

ACDelco Vibration Fundamentals and Theory Web-Based Training (WBT) using Vibrate 5.0 July 2006

2005

  • 12/21/2005 – Vibrate Software celebrates its 12-Year anniversary. Thank you for making us a success!
  • 12/01/2005 – Vibrate 5.0’s driveshaft angle calculator is featured in an “Shudder / Vibrations” article published by ATRA Publishing’s “Gears Magazine” Nov/Dec 2005 Issue
  • 11/02/2005 – Work on the 2006 Help file is now underway.

2004 – Another Big Year

  • 12/21/2004 – Vibrate Software celebrates its 11-Year anniversary. Thank you for making us a success!
  • 09/23/2004 – Ford Motor Company’s Service Training Development Department has just updated their classroom NVH technician training course to match the current Vibrate 5.0 software level. Thank you Ford for 7 years of support!

The Ford Training Center’s NVH Principles and Diagnosis training book, October 2004, includes the use of Vibrate 5.0 in the class

  • 09/01/2004 – HUNTER GSP9700 Wheel Balancer Information was included in the diagnostic routines.
  • 08/04/2004HUNTER Engineering Company, the world leader in automotive service equipment, recommends Vibrate Software for all of their wheel balancer and wheel alignment customers as an additional diagnostic resource for diagnosing vehicle vibration concerns. A free trial version of the software is included with each DSP 9700 tire balancer.
  • 05/10/2004 – General Motors Corporation’s Service Technical College has just updated their entire Vibration Correction technician training course to match the current Vibrate 5.0 software level. Thank you GM for 7 years of support!

GM Training Center Vibration correction Instructor Guide July 2004 includes the use of Vibrate 5.0 in the class

  • 05/01/2004 – Vibrate 5.0 has been updated to correct an incorrect printed graph for crossover SUV’s. Current owners of Vibrate 5.0 can download the updated software for free. Click here to download.  
  • 02/24/2004- The Vibrate 5.0 Help File has been updated with complete 2004 model year gear ratios and even more diagnostic information. Work on the 2005 Help file will begin soon.  Click here to download.
  • 01/11/2004 – Vibrate Software Headquarters moves to a new location.  New Address: 3786 North 2525 East, Layton, UT 84040.  Phone numbers: Voice: 801-784-0397, Fax: 801-444-3645. The mailing address is still PO Box 3065 Ogden, UT 84409-1065.

2003 – Version 5.0

  • 12/21/2003 – Vibrate Software celebrates its 10-Year anniversary. Thank you for making us a success!
  • 12/18/2003 – The Vibrate 5.0 upgrade CD is now an official Ford Rotunda tool. The part number is 215-00005. The rotunda pricing offers a 30% price reduction for owners of Vibrate 4.0. Call Rotunda Tools at 1-800-768-8632 to order.
  • 11/14/2003 – Vetronix Corporation of Santa Barbara, CA contacts Vibrate Software for help making their MTS 4100 into a more useful and user friendly tool.
  • 11/05/2003 – UD Truck (Nissan Diesel USA) transmission and axle gear ratio information is now included into the Vibrate 5.0 online Help file. Click here to view the added information.
  • 10/29/2003 – The 2004 Vibrate 5.0 Help File is now completed.  This new Help file contains more diagnostic information and 1997- 2004 model year gear ratios. This update also includes 59 more MD/HD transmissions and 11 more MD/HD axles. Click here to download.
  • 10/28/2003 – The General Motors Technical Assistance Center purchases Vibrate 5.0 for use by all of their personnel.
  • 08/26/2003 – The Vibrate 5.0 Help File has been updated with more 2004 model year gear ratios and even more diagnostic information. Click here to download.
  • 06/13/2003 – Vibrate 5.0 is officially approved and offered as a Rotunda tool. Part Number 215-00004. Call Rotunda tools at 1-800-768-8632 to order.
  • 05/06/2003 – Ford of Canada purchases Vibrate 5.0 for use in all of their Service Training Centers.
  • 04/22/2003 – The Vibrate 5.0 Help File has been updated with even more diagnostic information. Click here to download.
  • 03/14/2003 – After over 1000 hours of development time, Vibrate 5.0 is released with support for Windows XP through Windows 95. Written in Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0. Click here for product information.

Vibrate 5.0 in Windows XP in 2003 with Kent-Moore Tools and Rotunda Tool numbers

The Propeller Shaft Angle Calculator tool in Vibrate 5.0

Vibrate Software Website March 2003

  • 03/03/2003 – The Vibrate 5.0 Help File is now complete. This help file contains gear ratio information for 1997-2003 vehicles and dozens of well documented and illustrated vibration diagnostic routines. Preview the new enhanced help file by clicking here.
  • 02/27/2003 – Vibrate 5.0 will be released and available for purchase on March 14, 2003.  Vibrate 5.0 has 35 improvements and new features over the previous version!
  • 02/03/2003 – Purchase Vibrate 4.0 now for $159. 95 plus shipping, and receive Vibrate 5.0 for free when it is released in March.  Upon release of Vibrate 5.0 in March, If you purchased Vibrate 4.0 on or after December 1, 2002, through January 31, 2003, you will receive a 50% discount when upgrading to Vibrate 5.0, final price $79.95 plus shipping. Other Vibrate 3.0 and 4.0 owners may upgrade to Vibrate 5.0 with a 30% discount, final price $111.95 plus shipping. New customers may purchase Vibrate 5.0 for the same low price of $159.95 plus shipping.
  • 01/29/2003 – Work on Vibrate 5.0 is almost complete. Many improvements are being implemented into this new version including the ability to diagnose the new generation AWD/4WD (primarily front-wheel drive) vehicles. These vehicles can have a front final drive gear ratio which is different than the rear axle gear ratio. These vehicles include: Buick Rendezvous.  Chevrolet Venture.  DaimlerChryslerTown & Country, and Voyager.  Dodge Caravan.  Ford Escape.  Honda CR-V and Element.  Hyundai Santa Fe.  Kia Sportage, Sorento.  Lexus RX 300, RX 330 Mazda Tribute.  Mitsubishi Outlander.  Nissan Murano.  Oldsmobile Silhouette.  Pontiac Montana, Aztec, and Vibe.  Saturn Vue, Toyota RAV4, Matrix, and Highlander.  Volvo XC 70, XC 90.  with support for Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT) from: GM Honda Nissan Saturn Toyota Hybrid Electric Vehicles from: Honda Toyota and more.  MD and HD Semi-truck trailer vibrations.  MD and HD Semi-truck vibrations with support for 552 different HD transmission models and 251 different HD axle models.  Light-duty vehicles with trailer vibrations.  Light-duty truck, SUV, and car vibrations with support for over 299 different transmission models and thousands of different axle models.  HUMMER (H1) geared hub and half-shaft vibrations.  HUMMER (H2).  A new prop shaft angle calculator will also be included. The projected release date for this new version is March of 2003.

2002 – A Slow Year

  • 12/21/2002 – Vibrate Software celebrates its 9-Year anniversary. Thank you for making us a success!
  • 10/05/2002 – Work on Vibrate 5.0 is now in progress. Many improvements are being implemented into this new version including the ability to diagnose the new hybrid AWD/4WD vehicles (Ford Escape, Chevrolet Venture, Buick Rendezvous, Pontiac Montana, Aztec, Vibe, Oldsmobile Silhouette, Nissan Murano, Toyota RAV4, Matrix, Highlander) , Continuously Variable Transmissions, Electric Vehicles, Trailer Vibrations, HUMMER (H1) geared hub vibrations, HUMMER (H2), and more. The projected release date for this new version is March of 2003.
  • 10/01/2002 – Work on the 2003 Help File Update is now in progress. Many improvements are being implemented into this update including a new HTML format, detailed photographs of diagnostic procedures, better organization of data, etc. Mazda vehicles are now included in the Help File along with Daimler-Chrysler, Ford, GM, Nissan, Toyota, and MD/HD trucks.
  • 03/09/2002 – An updated Vibrate 4.0 (build 252) is now complete. Current Vibrate 4.0 owners may download the update for free by visiting the Registered Owner’s area.
  • 03/09/2002 – 2002 model year gear ratio information in our Vibrate 4.0 help file is now complete. Current Vibrate 4.0 owners may download the update for free by visiting the Registered Owner’s area. Vibrate 3.0 is discontinued.
  • 02/13/2002 – 2002 model year gear ratio information in the Internet version of our help file is nearly complete. A new Vibrate 4.0 Help file with 2002 vehicle information in it will soon be ready for download.

2001 – A year we will never forget

  • 12/21/2001 – Vibrate Software celebrates its 8-Year anniversary. Thank you for making us a success!
  • 10/25/2001 – Microsoft releases Windows XP
  • 09/11/2001 – Terrorists attack the World Trade Center and Pentagon – The economy crashes shortly afterwards
  • 06/28/2001 – An update of Vibrate 4.0 (Build 247) has been completed. The update includes a minor usability improvement when operating in the Windows Me or Windows 2000 operating systems. The update also includes the 2001 Help File update.  Registered users click here to download for FREE.
  • 03/29/2001 – Vibrate Software has a new mailing address: P.O. Box 3065 Ogden Utah 84409-1065 – Discontinued 07/11/2017
  • 02/08/2001 – The 2001 Help File updates for Vibrate 4.0 are now complete. Click here to download for FREE. Notices to existing customers will be mailed soon.

2000

  • 12/21/2000 – Vibrate Software celebrates its 7-Year anniversary. Thank you for making us a success!
  • 11/07/2000 – The 2001 Help File updates for Vibrate 3.0 and 4.0 are almost complete. Click here to see the work in progress.
  • 09/14/2000 – Microsoft releases Windows Me
  • 08/01/2000 – General Motors/Raytheon Training approves Vibrate 4.0 as an optional method of vibration diagnosis. Vibrate 4.0 is included in Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) and Hands-on Vibration Correction training programs. Vibrate Software is now referred to in all General Motors 2001 model year and later Service Manuals.

 

Beginning in 2001, GM Electronic Service Information (eSI) CDs, DVDs, and online access contain references to using the Vibrate Software application for diagnostics.

  • 02/22/2000 – The Vibrate 3.0 and 4.0 2000 model year Help file updates are finally here. Click here to download for FREE. Notices to existing customers will be mailed soon.
  • 02/17/2000 – Microsoft releases Windows 2000
  • 02/01/2000 – An Internet version of the Vibrate Software 2000 model year Help file is now available by clicking Here. The Help file is not yet totally complete, but will be very soon. When the 2000 model year Help file update is complete, it will be available for download to our current customers.

1999 – Will we survive Y2k?

  • 12/21/1999 – Vibrate Software celebrates its 6-Year anniversary. Thank you for making us a success!
  • 07/29/1999 – The Vibrate Software web site is now being hosted by a new domain server (Network Solutions). This will allow us to include new features and options on our web site in the near future. Check back soon to see our new look!
  • 07/23/1999 – Upgrade Letters were mailed to existing Vibrate 3.0 owners notifying them of a special price to upgrade to Vibrate 4.0 for Windows 9x and NT. This notification is due to the fact that the Windows 3. 1x based Ford Service Bay Diagnostic System (SBDS) PC will not be used in the year 2000 and beyond. Vibrate Software is now referred to in all Ford 2000 model year Service Manuals.
Ford's 2000 Model Year Electronic Service information

In the year 2000, Ford Electronic Service Information and paper service manuals included a reference to the use of Vibrate Software products for vibration diagnosis.

Ford SI DVDs

Beginning with the year 2000, Ford Electronic Service Information CDs, DVDs, and online access include a reference to the use of Vibrate Software products for vibration diagnosis.

  • 02/08/1999 – Rotunda is now a distributor of the Vibrate Software CD. This CD includes Vibrate 4.0 for Windows 95, 98, and NT, and Vibrate 3.0 for Windows 3.1x  Call 1-800-768-8632 and order part number 215-00003.

Vibrate 3.0 and 4.0 Combination CD Case

Vibrate 3.0 and 4.0 Combination CD

  • 02/03/1999 – Help File and program updates (Vibrate 3.0 build 334, Vibrate 4.0 build 238) for the 1999 model year are completed (including Y2k compliance and Windows 98 Support) using Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0.  The Help file update includes a new 1992-1999 Ford car and truck section along with 1999 updates for Chrysler, GM, Nissan, Toyota and MD/HD Trucks.

Vibrate 4.0 Main Screen in Windows 98

Vibrate Software Website – March 2000

1998 – A Big Year

  • 12/21/1998 – Vibrate Software celebrates its 5-Year anniversary. Our best year ever! Thank you for making us a success!
  • 10/13/1998 – Rotunda Tools is now a distributor of Vibrate 3.0. Call 1-800-768-8632 and order part number 215-00001.
  • 10/01/1998 – Vibrate Software Headquarters moves to a new location.  New Address: 2833 North 200 West, North Ogden, UT 84414-2200.  New Phone numbers: Voice: 801-737-2528, Fax: 801-737-2529.
  • 08/17/1998 – General Motors Corporation purchases Vibrate 4.0 for use in their Training Centers worldwide.  The software is being used in the Vibration Correction course being taught to their technicians.
  • 08/01/1998 – Ford Motor Company purchases Vibrate 3.0 for use in their Training Centers worldwide.  The software is used in a newly developed NVH Principles and Diagnosis course (Code 30S03T0) being taught to their technicians.
Ford NVH Book 1998

Ford NVH Principles and Diagnosis student reference book including a section on the Vibrate 3.0 Software for the first time. 1998

  • 06/25/1998 – Microsoft releases Windows 98
  • 06/01/1998 – Minor updates were made to Vibrate 3.0 (build 316) and Vibrate 4.0 (build 208) to enhance Worksheet printing and to include some GM 1999 model year information in the help file.
  • 05/01/1998 – Kent-Moore Tools, a division of SPX Corporation is now a distributor of Vibrate Software. Call 1-800-345-2233 and order part number J-38792-VS.
    • Vibrate 3.0 as Kent Moore tool J-38792-VS
  • 04/20/1998 – Credit Cards are now accepted for online and phone purchases through Merchant America.
  • 02/15/1998 – All Vibrate for Windows® programs were combined on a single CD-ROM disk for distribution and downloading.  Vibrate 2.0 for MS-DOS® was discontinued.

1997 – Version 4.0

  • 12/13/1997 – Help file updates for 1998 model year vehicles and program worksheet updates for Vibrate 3.0 (build 295) and Vibrate 4.0 (build 188) were released
  • 11/21/1997 – Updates to support Medium/Heavy Duty Trucks for Vibrate 3.0 (build 287) and Vibrate 4.0 (build 184) were released
  • 07/25/1997 – Vibrate 4.0 for Windows 95® and Windows NT® 4.0 was released. Written in Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0.

Vibrate 4.0 Main Screen in Windows 95 in 1997. Notice that this is a 30-day trial version

  • 07/25/1997 – An updated Vibrate 3.0 for Windows® 3.1x (build 284) was released
  • 04/05/1997 – A custom version of Vibrate 3.0 for HUMMER® (AM General Corp) was released. Thank you John Paeplow. Written in Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0

Vibrate 3.0 for HUMMER in Windows 3.1 in 1997. This customized version included support for the geared hubs of the AM General Military Humvee as well as the later GM H1 Hummer.

1996 – Version 3.0

  • 08/24/1996 – Microsoft releases Windows NT 4.0
  • 08/22/1996 – We fly to Warren, MI to attend the GM Service Tool and Equipment Committee meeting. With the support of Tim Dobbs, Service Technology Group (STG) program developer for Vibration Correction, we were able to gain the committee’s approval (despite objections from Jim Luyckx of Kent-Moore Tools) for using Vibrate 3.0 software in GM Training Center classes and for use on Techline CDs and machines. Further approval was granted to include a description and diagnostic procedures of the Vibrate 3.0 software in the Electronic Service Information (SI 2000). Kent-Moore tools is instructed to offer the Vibrate 3.0 software as an available tool. A small victory for Vibrate Software although we were hoping to have the tool made an essential tool instead.

The 1996 Version of the GM Vibration Correction 13002.02 training Manual. The use of Vibrate 3.0 is now included in this class.

  • 08/12/1996 – We receive word from our patent attorney, Daniel P. McCarthy, Esq. that our patent application has been rejected due to “being obvious over prior art”. Thousands of dollars dollars in attorney fees were wasted.
  • 06/15/1996 – Vibrate 3.0 for Windows® 3. 1x was released. Written in Microsoft Visual Basic 4.0

Vibrate 3.0 in Windows 3.1 in 1997. Notice the www.mission.com hosted webpage and email address prior to acquiring our dedicated website in 1999.

Vibrate 3.0 CD

1995 – DOS is Dead – Microsoft Windows Changes Everything

  • 08/24/1995 – Microsoft releases Windows 95
  • 05/01/1995 – Microsoft releases Windows NT 3.51
  • 03/13/1995 – Work is proceeding on a version of our software for Windows® 3.1 and 3.11 using Microsoft Visual Basic 4.0
  • 03/13/1995 – Vibrate Software has a new dedicated phone number 801-791-xxxx – Changed in 2016 to 801-784-0397
  • 03/13/1995 – Vibrate Software creates its first webpage on the World Wide Web at www.xmission.com/~jkelly/vibrate.html using a text file and ftp over a dial up connection.
  • 02/24/1995 – We fly to Warren Michigan to meet with Jim Luyckx, Todd Downs, and others from Kent-Moore tools on Mound Road. We show them the idea of using the Vibrate 2.0 software (automating the diagnostic process) along with their Electronic Vibration Analyzer (EVA) as an essential tool for General Motors Dealerships. They say they are not interested, but then they release an updated memory card for the EVA (The “Smart Cartridge”) with the capabilities of automating the diagnostic procedure. It appears that they stole our idea.
  • 02/07/1995 – Our patent attorney files our patent application. It is assigned serial number 08/385,101

1994 – First Attempts – Versions 1.0 and 2.0

  • 12/19/1994 – Vibrate 2. 0 for MS-DOS® was released. Written in Borland C++ 3.1 utilizing the DOS graphics mode.

Vibrate 2.0 Main Screen in MS DOS 6.22

Vibrate 2.0 1.44MB 3.5″ Floppy Disk with “Patent Pending” notification

  • 09/??/1994 – Microsoft releases MS DOS 6.22
  • 09/21/1994 – Microsoft releases Windows NT 3.5
  • 06/??/1994 – Microsoft releases MS DOS 6.21
  • 06/27/1994 – We start the patent application process with patent attorney, Daniel P. McCarthy, Esq. of Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall, and McCarthy in Salt Lake City Utah.
  • 01/18/1994 – Vibrate 1. 0 for MS-DOS® was released. Written in Borland C++ 3.1 utilizing the DOS graphics mode.

Vibrate 1.0 Main Screen in MS DOS 6.0

GM Training Center Vibration correction Instructor Guide July 2004 includes the use of Vibrate 5.0 in the class

1993 – An Idea is Born – Make Vibration Diagnosis Easy

  • 12/21/1993 – Vibrate Software, a legal Sole Proprietorship, was founded by John D. Kelly, a recent graduate of the BS EET program at Weber State University.  The original address was 1085 Patterson Street, Ogden, UT 84403.  Phone 801-392-3173 (No longer in service)
  • 09/??/1993 – Microsoft releases MS DOS 6.2
  • 08/11/1993 – Microsoft releases Windows for Workgroups 3.11
  • 07/23/1993 – Microsoft releases Windows NT 3.1
  • 03/??/1993 – Microsoft releases MS DOS 6.0

1991-1992 – Before Vibrate Software

  • 04/06/1992 – Microsoft releases Windows 3.1, but is it mostly an unused piece of software because there are relatively few programs made to run on it. It was mainly used by us as a shell to open existing DOS programs in a window.
  • 07/01/1991 – John D. Kelly begins a new job as a technical training instructor at the GM Training Center #34A at Weber State University. One of the topics being taught was a vibration correction course with the newly released Kent-Moore J-38792 Electronic Vibration Analyzer (EVA). All component speed and frequency calculations had to be done by hand.
  • 06/??/1991 – Microsoft releases MS DOS 5.0
  • 05/22/1990 – Microsoft releases Windows 3.0