Advanced Air Systems, Inc., DBA Power Tank(R), designed the original CO2 on-board air system back in 1997. It was developed out of the need for a fast, simple, and affordable tire inflation system for 4x4 trail rigs. What they ended up with was an on-board air system with capabilities beyond their wildest expectations. It ran air tools, was easily portable, very affordable, easy to install AND inflated tires faster than their 6 HP shop compressor. They named it the Power Tank(R). Since then, the Power Tank(R)'s popularity for its versatility, power and speed has spread to other industries such as desert racing, motor homes, sand sports, construction, track racing, towing, and others.