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Free Function Update for SmartTOP Convertible Top Modules with USB Port

Mods4Cars announced some major firmware updates this fall, all of them free of charge, for the SmartTOP rooftop control module series equipped with USB port. Updates are available online for the company’s Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Opel (Vauxhall), Peugeot, Porsche, Volkswagen and Volvo modules.

Ocean, NJ, October 01, 2010 --( For quite some time now all SmartTOP modules made by Mods4Cars come with a standard USB port, which allows for quick and easy firmware upgrades via PC. Updates are available online, allowing all owners of these modules to profit from additional feature upgrades.

Perfect examples are the “all windows” switch on Audi A3 and A4, which can now be programmed to “one-touch” raise all windows as well as the “comfort trunk access” feature on BMW’s 3 series and Z4, which formerly required a special factory option to be present and can now be activated simply with a sequence of key presses on the remote.

The Ford Focus CC gains more streamlined in-car module set-up functionality and added features such as a programmable speed limit for top operation. Mazda’s MX-5 roadster has proven to have very robust convertible top mechanics and now permits rooftop operation up to 60km/h (38mph) as well as a brand new “auto-down” feature – Open the convertible top as soon as the mechanical latch is disengaged.

One of the most popular modules, the SmartTOP for Mercedes Benz SLK, CLK and SL now displays the firmware version in the cluster display and sports an improved “all windows” remote feature.

Opel (Vauxhall) Astra owners will be pleased to know that the car’s own “dead lock” function can now be activated with just one single click on the remote – A plus for security when parking the car – especially with the top down.

Peugeot’s little 207cc convertible gains an extra feature: Raising all windows, separately from the top, by remote. This allows parking the car with top down and windows up, as required by insurance companies, at the touch of a button.

Lastly the SmartTOP veteran that is the VW EOS still continues to receive frequent updates. This time a great improvement to sunroof operation by remote and by popular request a new way to open/close the top: triple-click on the remote in addition to the regular hold-down for 5 seconds method.

A full list of firmware versions along with change logs for each can be found online at:

Once purchased, a SmartTOP module will always be upgradeable and the desire to one or the other new feature does not mean having to buy a new product any more. Mods4Cars continues to support every one of them with free firmware updates – A service very unique in this product segment.

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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 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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