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Directed Updates Viper, SmartStart At CES


Directed Electronics said it will make
two major announcements during International CES
and exhibit at booth 1514.

First, it is announcing that its
Viper brand has a “new skin,”
which includes new colors, a
new box design, a redesigned
website and a new app.

There will also be a new display
program and new Viper
graphics for dealers, Directed
said, and the Viper model
number and part number now

It has an updated smaller
module with the harness connectors
on one side, a slightly
larger and louder siren, rightsized
harness lengths and external
504D shock sensor.

Second, Directed is showing
its SmartStart 3.0 features for
the Cloud-connected car. Features include vehicle status,
auxiliary channels (control from the home-screenassignable
auxiliary channels), and D2D functionality,
which reportedly provides installers with faster installation
and new features on SmartStart systems.

It also has SmartSchedule, a patent-pending feature
that is “part weatherman, part mind reader.”

The SmartStart app will also
have a new user interface with
tutorial videos added to the
help menu.

Directed is also making
these additional announcements
at CES:

• Innovations Award-winning
Xpresskit PKE: an aftermarket
passive keyless entry system
that allows users to unlock
their car doors by walking up
to the vehicle, or walking away
to lock.

• Xpresskit CM800: an all-inone
security, remote start and
interface module designed to
be compatible with virtually
any car on the road today, and
compatible with almost all DEI remotes with upgradeable

• Cobalt Amplifiers from Orion Car Audio.
Directed will have additional details at its booth.