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Directed SmartStart shipping new model – Viper VSM450 GPS on AT&T network

Directed is pleased to announce the newest model in their lineup of connected car interfaces, the Viper SmartStart VSM450 GPS module, is now shipping. The VSM450 brings Directed SmartStart’s industry-leading remote start and connected car capabilities to the nationwide AT&T 3G network. This is the fastest connected car interface Directed has ever released. With the VSM450, drivers can control and locate their vehicle from almost anywhere in the world.

Directed recognizes there is not a one-size-fits-all approach for connected car cellular service and that in certain areas one network can offer better coverage than another. For that reason, consumers now have a choice between cellular network providers when installing a Viper SmartStart in their vehicle. The new VSM450 operates on the AT&T network, while the existing VSM350 runs on the Verizon Wireless network.

“The VSM450 enables 2-way digital vehicle control capabilities including remote start, locate, lock, unlock, panic, and more,” said Directed VP Connected Car Geoff Weathersby More >>>

Directed’s AstroStart DS4 Systems Now Shipping

Directed is proud to announce that its successful DS4 launch has been expanded to the AstroStart® brand and is now shipping. 

AstroStart® is a leading remote start brand in Canada and claims a loyal following among both installers and dealers. The DS4 Digital Systems are an industry breakthrough that simplify and improve the remote start and security experience for consumers, installers, and retailers and was launched over the summer in Viper®-branded products. The AstroStart® DS4 launch opens an important channel into Canada. AstroStart® DS4 systems will also be available to select US dealers, further expanding distribution of this industry-leading technology. 

“The launch of DS4 technology in the acclaimed AstroStart® brand signifies Directed’s commitment to offer our dealers the best solutions available,” said Directed CEO Bob Struble. “We’re excited to offer this great, new system in another leading brand. With DS4, customers have smartphone control of their vehicle included with the system. It’s a game changer we’re pushing to consumers through multiple channels.” More >>>

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