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Directed Announces Viper SmartStart Pro – the Connected Car Re-Imagined

Directed Announces Viper SmartStart Pro – the Connected Car Re-Imagined

VISTA, Calif. (August 17, 2018) – Directed today proudly announced that the fastest Viper SmartStart ever – the Viper SmartStart Pro VSM550 – will launch at Knowledgefest.

The all-new Viper SmartStart Pro is the fastest connected car solution available. Optimized for use with Viper’s groundbreaking DS4 platform, Viper SmartStart Pro delivers scorching speed with 4G LTE connectivity and future-proof design to ensure support for new features as they are developed. 3G backup is also built in, ensuring the most robust possible coverage.

Geoff Weathersby, Directed VP Connected Car said, “We’re thrilled to introduce the Viper SmartStart Pro – the speed is unbelievable. Harnessing the power of the 4G LTE network while continuing to access the 3G network ensures the fastest and best coverage across North America. Viper SmartStart Pro is truly the connected car re-imagined.”

The VSM550 will ship with a new, simplified one-piece wiring harness allowing for faster and cleaner installations while maintaining pin-for-pin compatibility with older models. The VSM550 will ship in early September and carries an MSRP of $199.99. A Directed-branded unit will be available as well, the Directed SmartStart Pro DSM550.

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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