•September 1987: First prototype of the On-line 1500 is introduced. The new "On-Line" no-cable-change system
revolutionizes the industry and later receives the first of many Vectra patents.
•November 1988: On-Line 1200 is introduced. Vectra Later receives patent for innovative APECS press arm.
•December 1989: Vectra introduces the "Quick-Lock" feature to the 1500 press arm replacing the less convenient
and conventional pull-pin.
•September 1990: Vectra introduces the On-Line 1250
•February 1991: Vectra introduces the On-Line 3500, our first multiple-stack gym. The parallelogram press arm
later receives another patent for Vectra.
•December 1992: Vectra redesigns and upgrades the On-Line 1250 and reintroduces it as the new On-Line 1270.
•January 1993: The On-line 1100 is introduced
•July 1993: On-Line 1800 (with the new Pinnacle Bench) is introduced
•October 1993: Automatic Ratcheting Cam (ARC) is developed and ARC feature is added to the On-Line 3500.
ARC is source of yet another patent.
•February 1994: ARC feature is extended to all Vectra gyms.
•January 1995: On-Line 3800 is introduced to replace the On-Line 3500.
•August 1995: C-1 is introduced.
•December 1995: New guide rods with a smoother finish are phased into production. Vectra receives its thirteenth
patent for features found on the Vectra incline/decline bench.
•April 1996: The guide rods are upgraded a second time with the introduction of the "super-quiet" mirror finish that
reduces virtually all guide rod noise and friction.
•March 1997: Vectra celebrates its 10 year anniversary. A new design Vectra incline/decline bench that weighs
considerably less and includes a simplified adjustment mechanism is introduced. Vectra is awarded its sixteenth
patent for features relating to the press-arm assembly on the On-Line 1800.
•July 1997: The On-line 4800 is introduced. The 1500 is discontinued after almost 10 years of production.
•August, 1999: The On-Line 1600 is introduced, incorporating many new features such as a fixed or free weight
mode, increased press arm positions to 21, and a new fingertip press arm adjustment lever.
•July 2000: The On-line 1850 is introduced to replace the popular On-Line 1800.
•September 2000: New wheeled Vectra incline/decline benches are available on all Vectra gyms (except the C-1).
•July 2001: The On-Line 1150, 3850, and 4850 are introduced, (replacing the 1100, 3800, and 4800).
•October 2003: The On-Line 1400 is introduced, (replacing the popular C-1).
•April 2005: The 1650 Leg/Calf Press Option is introduced.
•May 2005: The On-Line 1650 is introduced, (replacing the 1600). The Vector Bench is introduced, (replacing the
•November 2005: Modular Series VX introduced.
•December 2006: On-line 1450 is launched into full production as the successor to the extremely popular 1400.
•January 2007: Vectra introduces the VFT-100 Functional Trainer, which receives rave reviews.
•March 2007: Vectra celebrates its 20 year anniversary with news that the VFT-100 has been awarded the BEST
BUY in the premium home gym category by CONSUMERS DIGEST.
•December 2007: Vectra introduces into full production our second Functional Trainer called the VX-FT, which is
the latest addition to the modular VX series.
•December 2007: Vectra introduces attachment kits to multiply versatility by attaching Modular Series VX
machines together in pairs and triples.
•February 2009: Vectra introduces the highly rated VX-FT 2 stack functional trainer.
•January 2010: Vectra introduces the VX-DC assisted dip/chin machine.
•February 2011: Vectra introduces the innovative and value laden BRT Body Resistance Suspension and
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