SmartTOP Roof Top Control for Mercedes Benz SLK R170

Mods4cars, the southern California based specialist in high-end electronics for convertible top and remote controls, announced the release of their latest "SmartTOP" comfort roof top control for the Mercedes Benz SLK R170 model. Customers are now able to raise and lower their convertible top at the touch of a button while driving at low speed or remotely using their factory key fob.

Corona, CA, September 29, 2008 --( The smartTOP 170 offers plenty of customizable, useful features, in one easy to install product.

This unique comfort controller can be installed by anyone with the help of the detailed installation manual. Installation requires little electronic skills and only standard tools. No soldering. The module comes with all wires and parts needed. No need for extra key fobs. All remote features are activated with the original key remote.

Unique design features only to be found in their product:

Fully E13 tested and certified: E13 10R-02 4133
Ultra-low power standby mode (less than 0.1mA).
InstallAID™ LED shows correct installation and status.
Intuitive Setup menu for easy customization.
Remote operation of windows separately from top.
Compatible with: Mercedes Benz SLK (R170)

Product Features:

Comfort soft top control while driving: Within a programmable speed limit (0-60 kmh / 0-38 mph) the top can be operated automatically with a short push of the open or close button.

Remote control: One-Touch operation of convertible top and windows with the original remote.

Super Comfort Mode allows starting engine during remote top operation. Also allows turning the engine off, getting out and locking the doors, while the top is still closing.

Chirp Feature: Short alarm siren chirp when locking the car. (Important: This feature requires the factory alarm with "panic" button on the key remote).

User programmable: All features can be individually enabled or disabled. Some also allow different personal preferences to be set. All settings are retained even if the car battery is disconnected.

Shop/Diagnose mode: If activated the smartTOP is completely passive, as if it was not installed at all. It becomes invisible to diagnostic tools.

Future-proof investment: Should new features become available for this module, it can be updated easily and at very low cost.

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 California 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 after market 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.

All products are designed by a certified engineer, having years of experience on Porsche and Mercedes Benz vehicle electronics. They develop and manufacture according to all European and American (CE, FCC) directives and deliver state-of-the-art electronic onboard control units. Over-voltage protection, reverse polarity protection, safety shut-off and absolutely minimal standby power drain can be taken for granted.

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.

Sven Tornow