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Directed Announces Its Newest Connected Car Product: Viper Connect

Directed Announces Its Newest Connected Car Product: Viper Connect

~ All the Features of Directed’s Popular Viper SmartStart Pro with the Ease of an OBDII Installation ~

VISTA, Calif. (January 09, 2019) – Directed announced today its newest and most innovative connected car product: Viper Connect. The all-new Viper Connect is the easiest way to add stand-alone monitoring and tracking features to vehicles through a simple OBDII port installation. Viper Connect also pairs with existing DS4 or DS4+ systems to enable the full suite of connected car functionality of Directed’s SmartStart systems.

“Viper Connect is a major advance in our connected car product portfolio,” said Geoff Weathersby, VP Connected Car at Directed. “The Viper Connect is versatile – it offers the most seamless, stand-alone connected car experience of any product in the last ten years, perfect for monitoring teenage drivers or tracking valuable vehicles. But the ability to couple Viper Connect with DS4 to enable full SmartStart functionality is what really sets this product apart.”

Directed has created connected car systems for over a decade and has seen enormous recent success with its Viper SmartStart Pro. Viper Connect makes SmartStart Pro technology available in an easy-to-install OBDII form factor. Viper Connect uses built-in GPS and cellular to locate and control customers’ vehicles. Viper Connect is perfect for parents of teenage drivers who are looking for peace of mind. In stand-alone mode Viper Connect features SmartFence, Speed and Security Alerts to encourage safe driving.

Viper Connect can also be paired with Directed’s DS4 and DS4+ systems, an easy way to add cellular connectivity to DS4 systems. With Viper Connect and DS4, customers can lock and unlock, remote start, and check the status of their vehicles from practically anywhere in the world.

Viper Connect will start shipping in Q1 of 2019.

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About Directed

Directed is a world leader in automotive electronics, the largest North American designer and marketer of consumer-branded vehicle security and remote start systems, and a pioneer in the connected car space. Its products connect more consumers to their vehicles than anyone else on the planet. Directed markets its broad portfolio (sold under Viper®, Clifford®, Python®, Autostart®, AstroStart® and other brands) through leading national retailers and specialty chains. For more information contact