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Directed Electronics announced that Delphi Corp. will supply telematics hardware to be offered to the aftermarket under the DEI family of brands in the first quarter of 2003.
As announced in January, Wingcast, a Ford and Qualcomm company, will be the network supplier for the DEI products, which will initially be car tracking systems designed as add-on products to existing DEI security systems. The car trackers will be the first to operate on the CDMA network nationwide, said DEI.
DEI expects the car tracking systems will be offered through its network of 6,000 dealers with live demos to be offered at CES in January. No pricing for the systems has been determined at present.
The car trackers produced by Delphi will work with DEI ESP security systems up to five years old, and will also be compatible with Clif-net systems, said DEI marketing director of emerging technologies, Jim Jardin.
Additional telematics services will also be available through the systems, said Jardin.
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