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Directed Receives Patent for DS4 Technology

Directed Receives Patent for DS4 Technology

~ Patent Covers Vehicle Control System with Bluetooth Control for Technicians and Consumers ~

VISTA, Calif. (August 8, 2019) – Directed announced today that the United States Patent & Trademark Office has issued the Company a patent for its distinctive DS4 and DS4+ technology.

U.S. Patent No. 10,249,182, titled “Remote vehicle system configuration, control, and telematics,” covers a vehicle control system that includes a Bluetooth radio onboard and has the ability to communicate with devices such as tablets or smartphones using that connection.

“This latest patent adds to the impressive intellectual property portfolio Directed has built up over the last thirty years,” said Bob Struble, Directed CEO. “It protects our unique DS4 technology and solidifies Directed’s market leading position. At Directed, innovation is our passion and we are pleased to see the U.S. Patent Office recognize another groundbreaking technology.”

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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®, Alcohol Detection Systems® and other brands) through leading national retailers and specialty chains. For more information, contact