Directed Ships Its Newest Connected Car Product – Viper Connect

VISTA, CA (09.24.2019) – Directed announced is now shipping Viper Connect, its newest innovative connected car product. The all-new Viper Connect is the easiest and fastest way to add location-based monitoring and tracking features to vehicles through a simple OBD-II port installation. Viper Connect also pairs with any DS4 or DS4+ systems to enable the full suite of connected car functionality, including remote start and security capability, provided through the Viper SmartStart app.

“We are thrilled to be shipping Viper Connect, a major advancement in our connected car portfolio,” said Geoff Weathersby, VP Connected Car at Directed. “Viper Connect offers a seamless, stand-alone connected car experience that is a perfect solution for monitoring teenage drivers and tracking small business vehicles. The ability to add vehicle control by pairing Viper Connect with our DS4 Digital Remote Start and Security system, just like you would a remote, really sets this product apart.”

Directed has delivered award-winning connected car solutions for over a decade, including the recently launched and enormously successful Viper SmartStart Pro. Viper Connect offers the same Viper SmartStart Pro technology in a plug and play OBD-II form factor. Similar to the Viper SmartStart Pro, Viper Connect uses built-in GPS and LTE cellular technologies to locate and monitor customers’ vehicles.

Viper Connect features on-demand location, allows users to get directions to vehicle location, share vehicle locations and set up two SmartFences, which provide alerts when vehicles enter or exit specified locations. It also encourages safe driving through speed alerts.

Viper Connect requires the Viper SmartStart app (version 5.1 or newer) and a service plan subscription.

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Tint World Names Maria Landaeta as Creative Design Manager

BOCA RATON, FL (09.24.2019) – Tint World Automotive Styling Centers has named Maria Landaeta as its lead creative graphic designer.

Landaeta is a recent Cum Laude graphic design graduate of Florida Atlantic University. She brings extensive experience in web design, branding, packaging and application development to the Tint World family and will lend her expertise to leading the visual esthetic of the Tint World brand.

Maria Landaeta

“While attending school to fine-tune her design skills, Maria acquired multiple certifications putting her at the very top of her class,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World. “In addition to her knack for design, she has experience with adapting her designs to suit a diverse range of consumer markets, which has provided her the skills to transition to a worldwide franchise very easily.”

Bonfiglio said the leadership and organizational skills Landaeta developed in the fast-paced world of design will be an asset in delivering quick results to the Tint World corporation and all of its franchisees.

“Tint World makes it a priority to stay current with the latest in design and marketing trends, which is what attracted me to the company immediately,” Landaeta said. “This company has a reputation for excellence that has helped numerous entrepreneurs succeed. I am proud to join this talented team and I look forward to lending my design expertise to help Tint World® continue to grow.”

Tint World Automotive Styling Centers offer sales and installation of auto accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, custom wheels and tire packages, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection films, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, maintenance and repair services, and more. Tint World is also the leading provider of residential, commercial and marine computerized window tinting and security film services with locations throughout the U.S. and abroad, with franchise opportunities available worldwide.

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