DIRECTED Announces New Lower-Cost RF solutions for DS4 SystemsVISTA, Calif. (January 11, 2018) – Directed is pleased to announce the introduction of its 1/4-mile remote systems for DS4 systems. These new lower cost RF solution will help dealers expand their DS4 offerings to price sensitive consumers. The remote systems include a new control center that offers a super bright theft-deterrent LED and a valet button that connects to the DS4 through the bank of D2D 2.0 Ports.
"With the addition of these opening price points, DS4 can become the main platform for all dealers," said James Turner, SVP of Product Development and Technical Services at Directed. "DS4 is the most flexible and expandable vehicle security and remote start system in the industry."
With the flexibility of the DS4 and the 1-button 1/4-mile RF system, dealers can now choose how the 1-button button remote controls the system. Installers can program it to Start, Unlock, Stop, and Panic or program it to perform Lock, Unlock, Start, and Stop with easy selection options during DS4 installation.
The new VIPER branded RF systems will be available in January 2018. Automate, Clifford, and AstroStart RF systems will become available in Q2. The MSRP for both the 1 button and 4 button version of these RF system will be $129.99.
System part numbers are Viper: 7116V, 7146V; Clifford: 7146X, 7116X; Automate: 7145A, 7115A; and AstroStart: 511-TX, 514-TX.
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Directed is a world leader in automotive electronics, the largest North American designer and marketer of consumer-branded vehicle security and remote start systems, and a pioneer in the connected car space. Its products connect more consumers to their vehicles than anyone else on the planet. Directed markets its broad portfolio (sold under Viper®, Clifford®, Python®, Autostart®, AstroStart® and other brands) through leading national retailers and specialty chains. For more information contact Chris.Pearson@directed.com.
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