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DIRECTED Releases All-New Xtreme Digital Range Control Center for the DS4

DIRECTED Releases All-New Xtreme Digital Range Control Center for the DS4

VISTA, Calif. (January 10, 2017) – Directed today announced the release of its all-new Xtreme Digital Range Control Center for DS4. The Control Center functions as a system’s antenna and includes a valet button and high-visibility security LEDs.

Directed SVP of Product Development and Technical Services, James Turner, commented, “We’re very excited to add to our already celebrated line of DS4 accessories. The XDR Control Center reflects our continuing goal of using installer and consumer feedback to deliver the best solutions in the industry.”

This antenna is a revolutionary design that incorporates a high efficient Omni-directional printed antenna and a small amplifier to not only improve the range by up to two times the current design, but also quicken the vehicle-to-remote response time. Directed tuned the antenna to perform at the highest level in any environment.

The Control Center has been upgraded by placing two high-visibility security LEDs on either side of the case. Installer feedback revealed difficulty in seeing the LED from the driver’s seat when programing or trouble shooting the system. This change will improve that experience and will provide higher visibility to would be thieves. Once again, Directed’s ‘By Installers, For Installers’ credo drove the design by incorporating real-world installer feedback in product improvements.

The XDR Control Center communicates via D2D 2.0 and is compatible with Directed’s line of DS4 systems. The Control Center is backwards-compatible with all of Directed’s 900MHz remotes which includes their most popular models such as the Viper 7756V LCD rechargeable, Viper 7857V LED rechargeable, and Viper 7816V 2-way 1-button remote.

The XDR Control Center will start shipping in Q2 as part of all Directed DS4 systems and RF systems.

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About Directed

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


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