Viper Challenge at MasterTech Expo

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Press Release: ORLANDO, FL– Viper Remote Start & Security, a VOXX•DEI company, will present a new skills competition at the Mobile Solutions 2023 MasterTech Expo March 5 – 8, in Mesa, Arizona.

The contest will challenge the knowledge of the industry’s best security installers as they show their stuff and compete for over $5,000 in prizes and swag.

MasterTech Expo is one of the newest shows/expos in the Mobile Electronics industry.  Created for Automotive Fabricators, Trimmers, Designers, 12V Technicians and Business Owners, MasterTech Expo combines education of aftermarket automotive professionals, peer-to-peer networking and a showcase of exhibitors.

Created and judged by Chris Libardi, VOXX•DEI’s Director of Technical Services & Training and Kyle Bylander, VOXX•DEI Technical Service Team Lead, the Viper Security Challenge will pit 8 teams comprised of 2 participants against each other for 2 rounds in a bracket-style competition.

Because of the format, only the first eight  2-man teams (16 people) to pre-register / register on site will be able to compete. This can be done by clicking here.

Round 1, the preliminary round, consists of:

  • (8) Teams competing head-to-head with two vehicles
  • Teams will have 30 minutes to complete a Remote Start installation using a Viper® DS4® and Install Essentials® T-harness.
  • Teams will earn points based on the following topics:
    • Vehicle disassembly & reassembly (1-5) (any damage to vehicle will result in forfeit)
    • Teamwork & Efficiency (1-5)
    • Install cleanliness – module placement and harness routing (1-5)
    • Overall functionality & completion time (1-5)
    • Total possible points 20
  • The two teams that earn the most points will move on* to the final round on day 2.

*Both members of each winning team must attend the VOXX•DEI technical training that evening to be eligible to participate in the final round as there will be concepts discussed that will be used in that round.

 

Round 2, the final round, consists of:

  • Each team will complete a full Remote Start installation using a Viper® DS4® and Hardwire kit within a 3.5-hour time limit
  • Teams will earn points based on the following topics:
    • Vehicle disassembly & reassembly (1-5) (any damage to vehicle will result in forfeit)
    • Overall functionality & completion time (1-5)
    • Teamwork & Efficiency (1-5)
    • Install cleanliness – module placement and harness routing (1-5)
    • Issue Resolution/Troubleshooting (1-5)
    • Total possible points 25

“The level of engagement and competition will be off the charts entertaining and intense for both competitors and spectators. We’re thrilled to have Viper host this exciting contest and thankful for VOXX Electronics’ continued support of MasterTech” said Bryan Schmitt, CEO/President, Mobile Solutions.

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