Las Vegas, NV, October 18, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller made by Mods4cars for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class convertible is a retrofit module which makes use of the top simpler, more fun and comes with a few bonus features as well. To benefit from these features, all that is necessary is to connect the module with the car electronics using the supplied custom designed plug-and-play adapter harness.
This harness simply plugs in between some connectors at the top control box and the SmartTOP module. In order to make installation even easier and to avoid any problems, the adapter was completely redesigned using OEM plugs that ensure secure, tight fit and reverse polarity protection. Simply connect plug and socket until they latch. Safety levers lock the connections in place.
"We always want to make the installation of our products as easy as possible for our customers," says PR Manager Sven Tornow. “This means for us that we deliver wiring adapters that use OEM connectors with all the necessary safety latching mechanisms and reverse polarity protection that fit perfectly and cannot come apart accidentally.” Additionally Mods4cars recently custom designed a product enclosure that makes the module itself very slim, up to 30% smaller and thereby easier to install in tight locations. Configuring and updating the module is straight forward as well: A USB port on the module allows owners to connect it to a PC or Mac to program the individual settings or update the module firmware online.
The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller allows use of the top while driving at slow speeds of up to 50 km/h (~30mph). Thanks to the one-touch feature all it takes is one quick tap on the top switch. It is no longer necessary to hold down the switch for the duration of the operation. It is also possible to open and close the top from the original factory key fob remote up to the full RF range. No modification is necessary to the key remote or receiver system.
The SmartTOP module for E-Class convertibles also offers some neat bonus features: Separate control of the windows from the remote, comfort one-touch close off all windows at once with the dedicated "all-windows" switch. Hazard blinkers can be activated during remote top operation and the top can be controlled via the door handle if the car has the Keyless Go factory option installed. An extended mode can be activated which allows starting or stopping the engine during an ongoing top operation and the entire module can be temporarily disabled while retaining all user configurable settings.
Effective immediately the SmartTOP kit for E-Class convertibles ships with the new plug-and-play wiring adapter at an unchanged retail price of 299 Euros + tax. SmartTOP kits are available for many other Mercedes-Benz models as well as for all of these popular brands: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and VW.
A product demonstration can be seen here:
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.