Directed will launch new Xpresskit remote start adapters for leading GM car models this week.
Some of the kits work with Impala, Cruze, Sierra and Silverado models. They provide 3 installation options: remote start-ready adapters, remote start range extenders (to extend the range between the car and your key fob transmitter) and standard install with any analog remote starter.
Xpresskits are electronic adapter modules that can be “flashed” (firmware updated) via computer to work with a particular car model to permit certain remote start and other aftermarket options.
Directed also released new Xpresskits to work with the 2014 smart-key equipped Acura RLX and ILX, and the 2014 Ford Escape smart key.
The company will also unveil at the KnowledgeFest trade show starting August 17, a new web site for its car audio dealers. The new Directechs site will launch in September combining the current Xpresskit and Directechs sites into one location for tech support for retailers and installers.
The new web site will offer trade tools such as the Directwire wiring database as well as industry forums and vehicle look-up tools.
“There are a few additional surprises we will keep under our hat for now, but we are sure our installers will really enjoy the new user experience and data point access,” said Directed’s Peter Fazi.
The new site will retain the current URL, www.directechs.com, and all user login info will be retained.
Directed will also host a training session at KnowledgeFest that will include a review of the new Xpresskits. It will be held Monday, August 19, 6:15 to 7:15 pm at the Gaylord Texan Resort, near Dallas, TX. Directed will also display at Booth #501.