The SmartTOP convertible top controllers offered by aftermarket electronics specialist Mods4cars come equipped with a standard USB port. This allows for quick and easy configuration of the module via PC or laptop as well as flashing firmware updates available online free of charge.
Las Vegas, NV (USA), Thursday – October 06, 2011 — The SmartTOP convertible top control modules available from Mods4cars come equipped with a standard USB port. In conjunction with the “m4cconnect” software available on the company’s website, this port makes initial configuration of all user parameters as well as updating the product firmware a simple and easy affair. Firmware updates are always available free of charge and only require an active internet connection at the time of update. All product kits come bundled with a USB cable which can be left installed with the module in the car, so a laptop can be used at any time to change configuration parameters or install an update without the need to remove the module.
Each module can be conveniently programmed with a PC or laptop using a small and freely available software program. As an example some modules allow selecting if the windows should roll up after a top open command or if the horn or siren should emit a short beep upon locking or unlocking the car. Should additional functions and features become available at a later point in time, all customers get to benefit from them after running the simple firmware update. Early adopters of new modules can always rest assured that their product will not become obsolete.
“We generally offer all firmware updates free of charge and with no restrictions, for the life of the product.” says PR-Manager Sven Tornow. “Once you purchase one of the SmartTOP modules, you will always be able to benefit from feature upgrades and compatibility improvements, you are never left with an outdated product. This is an unparalleled service in this product segment.”
A list of all firmware updates and recent changes can be found online at: http://www.mods4cars.com/m4cupdate/
The main features of all SmartTOP convertible top modules are one-touch top operation while driving (on some models up to 60kmh / 35mph) as well as remote operation of the top from the original factory key fob (on most models). Top operation is fully automatic with no need to push and hold any switch or button.
Popular brands like Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Mazda, Mercedes, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and VW all get to benefit from the SmartTOP offering. Modules are available for almost all modern convertibles and roadsters on the road today.
The aftermarket kits retail for 209 Euros + tax and up.
For further details and purchasing information please visit: http://www.mods4cars.com
Mods4cars was founded in 2002 with the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.
The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.
Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.
The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.
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