Auto Page said it will launch its first products in the rapidly growing RSR category of “Remote Start Ready” data modules that don’t need a traditional remote start module to start the engine from afar.
RSR devices work directly with the car’s CAN bus so that an actual remote start module is not required. They cut down on installation and time and are also able to work in cars that have been challenging for aftermarket installs.
Auto Page said it hopes to show its first RSR product at CES in January.
Recently purchased by Varad, Auto Page also showed at KnowledgeFest this month, its first new remote start products since the buy out.
It plans to ship in Q4 a new two-way system with transmitters that have no outer antenna. The RS777 also works completely in the FM range at 915MHz for a long transmitter range of 2/3rds of a mile. And the system has a data port interface that can work with both ADS and Fortin data modules. The transmitters come in black but may be replaced with casings in white, blue, pink or green. Pricing will be announced.
Auto Page is also updating the C3 hybrid remote start that works with Android, iPhone and BlackBerry phones. The third generation C3 is also expected to launch late in Q4. Because there are no hardware changes, existing C3 owners will be able to use an over the air software update.
Source: Auto Page