Directus, maker of the Prodigy One and other car aftermarket solutions has changed its name to Intraphex as of May 1.
Thirdly, the company announced that its hardware factory, Wondetroup, in Taiwan has purchased a minority stake in Directus, now Intraphex. This gives Intraphex immediate access to a team of 20 additional software and hardware engineers based in Asia and the U.S., it said.
“Even though the branding is changing the core company ownership and values are still in place under the new Intraphex brand name,” said the company. All other aspects of the business remain the same and Intraphex will support all warranty issues of Directus products, it said.
The new Audi system falls under Intraphex’s Prodigy One series. The kit lets Audi owners add navigation with a factory look and feel and touch screen operation. It applies to A4, A5, A6, A8, Q5 and Q7 owners 2007 to present who did not purchase navigation as a factory installed option.
The system includes a glass overlay to the factory screen so users get touch screen control over navigation and a media player. The system also adds a USB port for phone charging or flash drivers and capability for a backup camera. Options that may be added to the Prodigy One system include Bluetooth, in-car WiFi and radar detection. The system has a suggested retail price of $1,699 and ships on May 15.
This is the 10th Prodigy One OEM solution. Versions of the system are also available for aftermarket brands Pioneer, Jensen and Clarion.
Intraphex, a Tatmar LLC company was founded in 2009. It says its sales were up 185 percent last year over the prior year and are on track to climb another 100 percent this year.