Video-in-Motion Unlock Module SmartTV Available for New Mercedes-Benz Convertibles
The SmartTV aftermarket add-on video-in-motion unlock module offered by automotive electronics specialist Mods4cars is now available for the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class, SLK and SL Convertibles. Video playback while the car is in motion can be quickly unlocked and locked with a key combination on the multifunction steering wheel. This allows passengers to enjoy the full functionality of the onboard DVD and TV entertainment system.
“Our SmartTV controller is a well thought out, professional hardware solution for enabling video playback while the car is moving,” says PR-Manager Sven Tornow. A quick key combination on the multifunction steering wheel is enough to enable or disable the module. Since this is a hardware solution and not just software coding, the functionality is permanent and stays in place even after dealer software updates usually done during routine inspection.
Additionally the module is equipped with a standard USB port, which allows firmware updates offered by Mods4cars free of charge to be applied to the module at any time. This makes the kit a future-proof investment and lets users keep it up to date.
The SmartTV module is compatible with all new Mercedes-Benz Convertibles such as E-Class, SL (R231) and SLK (R172). The same kit also works in C-Class, E-Class, CL-Class, CLS-Class, S-Class, ML-Class, GL-Class, GLK-Class, R-Class and Vito models.
SmartTV modules are available for Bentley, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Skoda and Volkswagen starting at 149 Euros + tax.
“We are happy to be able to offer convenience extension modules for many different use cases,” Sven Tornow continues. Manufacturer of the SmartTV module is Las Vegas based Mods4cars. The outfit has been specializing in design and development of convenience and convertible top controllers for the last 12 years. The SmartTOP convertible top controllers allow opening and closing of the top while driving at slow speeds and with one-touch convenience as well as remote top operation from the factory remote fob. SmartTOP kits are also available for E-Class, SL and SLK Convertible.
The SmartTOP kits are available for Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo.
A demonstration of the video-in-motion module for Mercedes-Benz can be seen here:
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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.