SmartTOP USB Support and Update Software Now Available for Mac OS

The SmartTOP add-on convertible top controllers offered by aftermarket automotive specialist Mods4cars all come equipped with a standard USB port. This port allows customers to connect the product to their computers or laptops and quickly update the module firmware or configure the different user programmable options. Updates are available free of charge for the life of each product. The software program is now available not only for Windows but also for Mac OS.

Las Vegas, NV (USA), January 08, 2013 — The add-on aftermarket SmartTOP modules made by Mods4cars allow easy and convenient operation of the convertible top. They give owners the ability to raise and lower the top at slow speeds of up to 60km/h (~38mph) while adding one-touch auto-operation. Most modules also allow use of the original factory remote fob to operate the top from afar and each module has an individual set of user programmable bonus features.

All SmartTOP modules come equipped with a standard USB port. Thanks to the USB connection it is possible to quickly and easily configure the functionality according to personal taste and to update the product firmware online. All that is needed is a computer and the Mods4cars support software available at The software application, called m4cconnect, is now available for Macs running OS X Lion or Mountain Lion.

After installing the program and connecting the module, all settings can be configured with just a few mouse clicks. Users can select for example the maximum speed for top operation and if they want to allow remote operation or not. Often additional features, which are developed as a result of customer feedback, make it into the product firmware after the release. The USB port makes it possible for existing customers to quickly update their modules and profit from improvements and added functionality later down the road.

Updates are provided by Mods4cars without limitations and free of charge for the lifetime of each product. Each kit comes complete with a 6ft USB cord that can be left connected and installed in an accessible spot in order to configure or update the product with a laptop without the need to gain physical access to the module itself.

“The USB port present on all of our SmartTOP modules allows us to offer an unparalleled level of service and technological lead in this product segment.” says PR-Manager Sven Tornow. “We are happy to announce that from now on Mac owners are able to join the ranks of happy Windows users already using this service.” Sven Tornow concludes. A full list of all firmware versions and changelogs is available here:

SmartTOP kits are available for Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and VW.

The add-on module kits are available from 199 Euro + tax.

Further Details and purchasing information can be found here:

About Mods4cars:
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.

Press & Media Contact:
Anja Lehmann
Mods4cars LLC
1350 E. Flamingo Rd #3100
Las Vegas, NV 89119 – USA

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