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Highlight – The ZENEC Z-E3756 Sat Nav for the Fiat Ducato

ZENEC’s new Z-E3756 navigation system is judged by the German Car & HiFi magazine (issue 4/2018) to be the perfect sat nav for all motorhomes based on the Fiat Ducato, Citroen Jumper and Peugeot Boxer.

Highlight - The ZENEC Z-E3756 Sat Nav for the Fiat Ducato

Highlight: the Z-E3756 sat nav for Fiat Ducato

Together with the Citroen Jumper and Peugeot Boxer, the Fiat Ducato is the most popular basic vehicle for motorhomes. With the Z-E3756 the Swiss multimedia specialist ZENEC has a new motorhome navitainer in its product range that integrates perfectly with vehicles based on this platform – technically and visually. The specialist magazine Car & HiFi has thoroughly tested ZENEC’s new camper sat nav in issue 4/2018 over three pages, and is enthusiastic. The testers rate the price/performance as outstanding, awarding the Z-E3756 the ‚Highlight‘ accolade in the ‚Top Class‘ category.

IDEAL CAMPER NAVICEIVER
The Z-E3756 scored with the testers on account of its navigation software being specially designed for camping vehicles. The new navigation engine knows its way around in 47 European countries and includes over 6.5 million Premium Points of Interest. Added to that is an impressively comprehensive camping POI database that offers „information on approx. 20,000 different camping and motorhome stopover sites in almost every European country“.
To make sure you are navigated only along routes suitable for your motorhome, the Z-E3756 gives you a choice of different vehicle profiles so you can enter data specific to your vehicle. „Important parameters like weight, height, length, width and so on can be individually set and then taken into account for selection of the route“, explain the tech journalists. „This eliminates nasty surprises such as bridges that are too low or narrow local through-roads.“ Also taken into account are the different speed limits and speed restrictions in European countries, which also contributes to a relaxed journey.

MOTORHOME SPECIALIST
As the new ZENEC is specifically built for use in the motorhome three cameras can be connected. In addition there is an audio channel for a microphone that is automatically activated on engaging the reverse gear. „But you don’t just see but also hear what is going on behind the vehicle“, explains Car & HiFi, „very practical if you want someone to stand there and help direct.“ The other camera inputs can be used for various other functions, for example as a front camera or as an aid when draining gray water.
The Z-E3756 has an integrated streaming module for transmitting music to external Bluetooth speakers. Audio functions are then controlled via an app from the Android smartphone. „That makes a lot of sense for a camper navigation system“, is the praise to be heard from the tech journalists. „You can then sit in comfort outside at a stopover site and still enjoy the full range of media features of the ZENEC.“

VERSATILE INFOTAINER
The comprehensive infotainment feature set of the Z-E3756 is thoroughly convincing: DAB+ digital radio, CD/DVD drive, Bluetooth, HDMI and two USB inputs ensure optimal entertainment and communication. Added to that is also the option to integrate Android smartphones using Android Auto so you can use compatible apps or online services and control them from the touchscreen of the navitainer.
„Whether during the journey or at a stopover boredom is therefore guaranteed not to arise“ is the resulting judgment of Car & HiFi on the media section, which also turned in a „faultless performance“ in the test lab: „Vanishingly low distortion and noise figures, solid power at the preamp outputs and linear frequency responses are positives to note.“

SUPERB SOUND
Special praise is reserved not only for the integrated DAB+ dual tuner which, according to the tech journalists, „indulges the listener with a crystal clear, noise-free sound and very stable reception“. The numerous audio functions – audio DSP, 10-band graphic EQ, active high- and low-pass filters and 24-bit D/A converter – also impress the testers: „The sound quality from all sources is very good, with the comprehensive setting options of the DSP also allowing high quality audio chains to be controlled.“

COMFORTABLE OPERATION
The tech journalists are particularly impressed by how easy the Z-E3756 is to use: „The capacitive 17.8 cm size touchscreen sits securely behind a glass surface. It reacts rapidly to the touch of a finger and provides a high level of brightness and good contrast for brilliant reproduction.“
At the same time the ease of use according to Car & HiFi is supported by the GUI design: „The clear menus are very nicely done with pleasingly large buttons. Using the controls is therefore safe even while driving.“

SUMMARY
„The ZENEC Z-E3756 is in all respects very well-thought out, and perfectly tailored to the needs and requirements of motorhome travelers“, is the final verdict of the testers, awarding ZENEC’s „perfect travel companion“ in the Fiat Ducato the ‚Highlight‘ accolade.

The brand Zenec stands for pure in-car multimedia. Moniceivers, naviceivers, roof mount and universal monitors sum to a well rounded portfolio of in-car products. Added to that are accessory components like rear view cameras and headphones. All Zenec devices are perfectly compatible with one another.
The Zenec multimedia range is perceived to follow the edge of technology, but also to stand out with an exceptional price/performance value. Yet, quality before quantity is the other important maxim given, Zenec is strictly adhering to.
In 2008, Zenec brought the first E>GO model onto the market, thereby immediately establishing a completely new category of device: the vehicle-specific naviceiver. E>GOs are a perfect fit – visually and technically – in the respective target vehicle, without additional bezels, adapters and hours of installation work. With the new line up 2018 there are E>GOs to fit into over 60 models of vehicle.

Company-Contact
Zenec by ACR (engl.)
Denny Krauledat
Bohrtumweg 1
5300 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041-56-269 64 47
E-Mail: denny.krauledat@acr.eu
Url: http://www.zenec.com

Press
punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
Phone: 030-61403817
E-Mail: micha@punctum-berlin.de
Url: http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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Mods4cars RemoteKEY comfort control for Mercedes-Benz in a new casing

The RemoteKEY comfort control for Mercedes-Benz has been given a new casing. The retrofit module by the company, Mods4cars, provides smart functions for greater user comfort.

Mods4cars RemoteKEY comfort control for Mercedes-Benz in a new casing

Mods4cars RemoteKEY comfort control for Mercedes-Benz

Las Vegas, Nevada – June 20, 2018

The company, Mods4cars, has revised the design of their RemoteKEY comfort modules. As of now, the RemoteKEY for Mercedes-Benz will be shipped in its new casing. A retrofit control, which provides more comfort and numerous additional functions.

The RemoteKEY comfort control makes it possible, among other things, to open and close the windows via the existing original remote control. In addition, the sunroof can be opened and closed via the vehicle key fob. If wanted, the chirp function sounds a short horn signal when the central locking is activated. Thanks to the RemoteKEY module, the central locking system locks and unlocks during or after the drive. Via remote control, headlights can be activated to help finding the vehicle.

In addition, the RemoteKEY comfort control includes a TV-in-motion feature. This enables activation of TV and DVD playback during the drive. Now passengers can operate the entertainment system and play DVDs during longer journeys. As the module is installed into the vehicle, the functions remain even after inspection work by a workshop. The activation and deactivation of the TV-in-motion feature is done via a key combination on the steering wheel.

The comfort control can also be completely deactivated as needed. All functions are programmable according to personal wishes. The USB port attached to the RemoteKEY assists with this, making it possible to configure the control on the PC and run software updates, which Mods4cars provides free of charge.

Since 2002, Mods4cars has been developing retrofit comfort and convertible controls for all common vehicle brands. „The basic idea of our products is to make the operation of individual processes in the vehicle easier and more comfortable,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. „With the new casing, we have now also simplified the installation of our modules,“ Sven Tornow continues. Two LEDs attached to the module help with the installation and the narrower shape makes the RemoteKEY easier to install into the vehicle.

Retrofit Convertible and Comfort Modules by the company Mods4cars are available for the following vehicle brands: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Maserati, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo.

The RemoteKEY comfort control is available for 209.00 Euro + tax for the following Mercedes-Benz models: C-Class (203), E-Class (211), S-Class (220), ML-Class (W164), GL- Class (X164) and R-Class (W251 / V251).

More Information can be found at:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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About Mods4cars:

Mods4cars was founded in 2002 from 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.

Contact
Mods4cars LLC
Sven Tornow
E. Flamingo Rd #3100 1350
89119 Las Vegas (NV) – USA
Phone: +1-310-9109055
E-Mail: tornow@mods4cars.com
Url: http://www.mods4cars.com

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New Motorhome Sat Nav: ZENEC Z-E3756 for the Fiat Ducato

ZENEC’s new naviceiver fits perfectly into the Fiat Ducato, Citroen Jumper and Peugeot Boxer, and is equipped with a special motorhome navigation software.

New Motorhome Sat Nav: ZENEC Z-E3756 for the Fiat Ducato

Z-E3756: motorhome sat nav for Fiat Ducato

With the Z-E3756 the Swiss multimedia specialist ZENEC presents a new motorhome naviceiver for the Fiat Ducato, Citroen Jumper and Peugeot Boxer. The Z-E3756 is a clever all-in-one solution that provides a wide variety of entertainment, organizes all telephone calls, and makes easy work of calculating even the most complex routes.
The Z-E3756 blends in perfectly with the original look of the vehicles, and can be comfortably controlled from the 7″/17.8 cm capacitive touchscreen with glass surface.

INFOTAINMENT ON THE MOVE
The Z-E3756 puts innovative multimedia and advanced navigation in the Fiat Ducato. The integrated DAB+ dual tuner with dynamic station list and DABDAB / DABFM Service Following enables clear and stable digital radio reception. A CD/DVD drive and two USB ports handle the playback of the latest audio and video formats The comprehensive Bluetooth unit enables safe hands-free calling and comfortable music streaming.
The Z-E3756 is Google Android Auto certified. Owners of an Android smartphone thus have access to compatible apps and online services which they can intuitively control from the screen of the ZENEC device or the Google voice assistant.

PERFECT FOR MOTORHOMES
With many detailed solutions the Z-E3756 is perfectly tailored to motorhome driving practice. For example, it enables the connection and control of three camera systems, that can be controlled via the CAM button on the front of the device or the touchscreen. For better estimation of distances guidelines can be displayed.
The Z-E3756 has an integrated streaming module for transmitting music to external Bluetooth speakers – so that music can also be enjoyed outside the vehicle. Audio functions are then controlled via an app from the Android smartphone.

THE IDEAL CAMPER NAVICEIVER
The special motorhome navigation software of the Z-E3756 is optimally tailored to the needs of motorhome drivers. With detailed maps of 47 countries (Western and Eastern Europe, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus), its integrated camping POI database with approx. 20,000 camping and motorhome stopover sites plus a further 6.5 million Premium POIs, ZENEC’s motorhome sat nav guides you reliably to your destination. The map data can be updated for 3 years free of charge.
To make navigation easier you can choose between different vehicle profiles. By setting the exact vehicle data such as height, width, length, and weight, routes can be precisely calculated and, for example, streets avoided that are prohibited to vehicles or have low headroom.
The Z-E3756 not only has a TMC receiver, but also a DAB TPEG function to display traffic events and traffic flow in near real time.

The brand Zenec stands for pure in-car multimedia. Moniceivers, naviceivers, roof mount and universal monitors sum to a well rounded portfolio of in-car products. Added to that are accessory components like rear view cameras and headphones. All Zenec devices are perfectly compatible with one another.
The Zenec multimedia range is perceived to follow the edge of technology, but also to stand out with an exceptional price/performance value. Yet, quality before quantity is the other important maxim given, Zenec is strictly adhering to.
In 2008, Zenec brought the first E>GO model onto the market, thereby immediately establishing a completely new category of device: the vehicle-specific naviceiver. E>GOs are a perfect fit – visually and technically – in the respective target vehicle, without additional bezels, adapters and hours of installation work. With the new line up 2018 there are E>GOs to fit into over 60 models of vehicle.

Company-Contact
Zenec by ACR (engl.)
Denny Krauledat
Bohrtumweg 1
5300 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041-56-269 64 47
E-Mail: denny.krauledat@acr.eu
Url: http://www.zenec.com

Press
punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
Phone: 030-61403817
E-Mail: micha@punctum-berlin.de
Url: http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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Carlisle Taxis Cumbria Limited Carlisle UK

A professional taxi company operating from Carlisle Cumbria UK.

Carlisle Taxis Cumbria Limited Carlisle UK

Taxis in Carlisle:
Based at Carlisle train station, Carlisle Taxis Cumbria have been helping its customers move from local to National on day to day basis.

Taxis in Carlisle is a part of Carlisle Taxis Cumbria Limited based in Carlisle. Carlisle Taxis Cumbria aims at providing qualitative service to its customers within the specific time as committed to its customers, thus promoting and achieveing business needs beneficial to both its customers and the company. We have regular taxis to Carlisle, Penrith, Whiteheaven…..from Local to National. We do have taxis to airport too.

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Carlisle Taxi Hire:
We have our super encouraging customers mainly from Carlisle. Our customers hire our taxis on day to day basis for stag nights, hen nights, week-end parties, long tours and airport transfers. Carlisle Taxis Cumbria aims to provide the rates that are competative in the market protecting its customers from paying exhorbitant prices.

Carlisle taxis have a wide range of vehicles starting from saloon which is a 4 seater. The other vehicles comprise of 6 seaters, 7 seaters and 8 seaters which are wheelchair accessible . Our happy customers book our taxis in advance and utilise the services we provide during their travel.

Card Payments:
In order to keep up to the modern trends Carlisle Taxis Cumbria provides its customer with the facility to pay by card without any extra charges. The card payment facility is available with the drivers which may be used on request.

Taxis in Carlisle:
There are many other taxi companies in Carlisle which provide a similar type of service. We encourage you to contact them too so that you can compare the prices. Some of the taxi company phone numbers are given below.

1. Carlisle Taxis Cumbria – 01228 900 800

2. Cumbria Cabs – 01228 527575

3. Carlisle Taxi Hire – 01228 42 42 42

4. 24/7/365 Taxis – 01228 247365

5. M&M Taxis – 01228 210200

Taxis near me:
All the taxi companies are approximately within 1-3 miles radius from the Carlisle train station. So you should be getting a taxi approximately within 15-20 minutes of time any day except Friday evening and Saturday evenings. You can book your taxis in advance to avoid standing in the long queue“s at the Carlisle train station or at warwick road

Book your taxi now:
Just call us on 01228 900 800 / 01228 900 888 and enjoy your taxi ride. We are just a call away.

Taxis in Carlisle is a part of Carlisle Taxis Cumbria Limited based in Carlisle. Carlisle Taxis Cumbria aims at providing qualitative service to its customers within the specific time as committed to its customers, thus promoting and achieveing business needs beneficial to both its customers and the company. We have regular taxis to Carlisle, Penrith, Whiteheaven…..from Local to National. We do have taxis to airport too.

Contact
Carlisle Taxis Cumbria
Raj Pereira
21, Ferguson Road Cumbr
CA2 6EG Carlisle
Phone: 07883024192
E-Mail: francyuk@gmail.com
Url: http://taxisincarlisle.co.uk

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SmartTOP additional convertible top control for McLaren 570S Spider now available

SmartTOP convertible top control by the manufacturer Mods4cars is now also available for the McLaren 570S Spider. The retrofit cabriolet module allows for the operation of the top while driving via One-Touch.

SmartTOP additional convertible top control for McLaren 570S Spider now available

SmartTOP additional convertible top control for McLaren 570S Spider

Las Vegas, Nevada – April 25, 2018

The company Mods4cars now also offers a retrofit SmartTOP top control for the McLaren 570S Spider. Models 12C and 650S are already supported. The SmartTOP top module is retrofitted to the vehicle and with clever additional functions, makes the everyday cabriolet life easier.

The comfort module allows for the operation of the top with One-Touch. The interior key no longer needs to be held down during the entire movement of the top. „A short tap on the button is enough and the top movement is executed automatically,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. „Thus our customers have both hands back on the steering wheel faster,“ Sven Tornow continues.

Additionally, the fully automatic operation of the top from a distance via the original vehicle key is made possible. Pressing a key combination on the remote control starts the top movement. This way, the roof can already be opened while the driver is moving toward their vehicle. A change to the vehicle key is not required for this function.

Like every SmartTOP, the comfort module for the McLaren 570S Spider also offers other useful additional functions: Windows can be opened and closed via the remote control. In addition, the One-Touch operation of the wind deflector is possible. If desired, the operating direction of the roof top button can be inverted. The current top movement is not interrupted by starting or stopping the engine. The module can be deactivated at any time.

All functions of the SmartTOP module can be individually programmed according to personal preferences. A USB port attached to the SmartTOP module allows connection to the home PC / Mac. This allows the roof module to be conveniently configured and makes it possible to install software updates, provided free of charge by Mods4cars.

The included plug-and-play adapter with OEM plugs, ensures for an easy installation. By simply plugging together, the connection between SmartTOP and vehicle electronics is established. No cables need to be cut, thereby, a trace-free dismantling is possible at any time.

The comfort control for the McLaren 570S Spider is available for 339,00 Euro + tax.

Mods4cars offers SmartTOP comfort modules for the following vehicle brands: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Maserati, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo.

A demonstration video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/GDasde3llcg

For more Information:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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About Mods4cars:

Mods4cars was founded in 2002 from 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.

Contact
Mods4cars LLC
Sven Tornow
E. Flamingo Rd #3100 1350
89119 Las Vegas (NV) – USA
Phone: +1-310-9109055
E-Mail: tornow@mods4cars.com
Url: http://www.mods4cars.com

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ZENEC’s Z-E2050 Infotainer for VW passes tough test

The new infotainment benchmark for Golf V/VI and its relatives ZENEC’s multimedia navigation system for VW, Seat and Skoda is awarded the „Highlight“ accolade from Car&Hifi magazine (03/2018).

ZENEC

ZENEC Z-E2050 for vehicles from VW

In 2008 the Swiss car media specialist ZENEC launched the first vehicle-specific permanently installed navigation system in the E>GO range. Now in 2018 the E>GO is already in the fifth generation. The flagship of the new models, the Z-E2050 infotainer for Golf V and VI platforms, has been put through a tough test by the well-known Car & Hifi trade magazine in issue 03/2018. And with resounding success: „With the ZENEC Z-E2050 you get a brand-name device with first-class features and brilliant performance that is really easy to use at an amazingly good price“, is the verdict of the testers about the Z-E2050, awarding it the ‚Highlight‘ accolade.

SPECIALISED FOR VW, SEAT AND SKODA
In the detailed test report Car & Hifi has particular praise for the perfect in-vehicle integration for which the ZENEC E>GO range is well known: „In terms of fit and electrical interfaces, including CAN bus adapters, the Z-E2050 is perfectly tailored to the Golf V/VI, and many other vehicles from the VW Group based on this platform.“
The latest ZENEC also integrates „perfectly with the VW on-board vehicle electronics“, according to the journalists. Depending on the original equipment of the vehicle, functions like steering wheel remote control, climate control, OPS parking radar, rear-view camera, and MFA+ are supported.

ATTRACTIVE FEATURES, ATTRACTIVE PRICE
ZENEC’s new brand-name device is a hit with the testers with its „extremely attractive price“ of 559 euros: „This puts the Z-E2050 almost at the price level of cheap Chinese imports, and that with a full guarantee and access to a well-known European distributor if servicing is needed“.
According to Car & Hifi ZENEC „really goes to town“ with the feature set – starting with the extraordinarily large 8-inch (20.3 cm) capacitive touchscreen. „In operation the display screen is brilliant and reacts promptly at the touch of a finger. Operation of all functions is smooth and trouble-free.“
Equipped with CD/DVD drive, microSD slot, two USB connections, and HDMI port, the Z-E2050 has all the multimedia tools on-board. Added to that is a receiver for DAB+ digital radio that the experienced testers certify as having „crystal clear noise-free reception“. The integrated Bluetooth unit also impresses these critical journalists: „Hands-free calling and music streaming function really well, offering every comfort.“

SMART RETROFIT NAVIGATION SYSTEM
What particularly impressed the testers is the how really easy it is to upgrade the Z-E2050 to a sat nav system. Available in the basic version as a moniceiver for 559 euros, the infotainer can be easily expanded with the Europe-wide navigation software Z-EMAP50 (139 euros): „Just insert the SD card, and the ZENEC becomes an integrated navigation system at what is nevertheless still a very attractive total price of 700 euros.“
Yet even without the navigation package you can use the ZENEC as a turn-by-turn sign post. „This is possible thanks to the SmartLink function“ say the trade journalists, „that allows any app, including navigation, of a connected Android phone to be used on the ZENEC display.“ This is done by simply connecting the Android phone to one of the two USB ports so that the apps can be controlled directly from the ZENEC.

SUMMARY
„The ZENEC Z-E2050 performed very well in our laboratory and field tests. And in the test lab too the ZENEC does not put a foot wrong“ is the final verdict of the testers regarding the performance of the new ZENEC device. „A big hit indeed!“ is how Car & Hifi summarizes it. „The Z-E2050 is the new infotainment benchmark for Golf V/VI and its relatives.“

The brand Zenec stands for pure in-car multimedia. Moniceivers, naviceivers, roof mount and universal monitors sum to a well rounded portfolio of in-car products. Added to that are accessory components like DAB+-tuners, rear view cameras and headphones. All Zenec devices are perfectly compatible with one another.
The Zenec multimedia range is perceived to follow the edge of technology, but also to stand out with an exceptional price/performance value. Yet, quality before quantity is the other important maxim given, Zenec is strictly adhering to.
In 2008, Zenec brought the first E>GO model onto the market, thereby immediately establishing a completely new category of device: the vehicle-specific naviceiver. E>GOs are a perfect fit – visually and technically – in the respective target vehicle, without additional bezels, adapters and hours of installation work. With the new line up 2017 there are E>GOs to fit into over 60 models of vehicle.
Few car media brands have ever started out as successfully as Zenec. Today, Zenec has established itself as undisputed market leader for multimedia navigation and spots – according to the Association for Consumer Research (Gfk) – in the German speaking territories a market share in excess of 35%.

Company-Contact
Zenec by ACR (engl.)
Denny Krauledat
Bohrtumweg 1
5300 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041-56-269 64 47
E-Mail: denny.krauledat@acr.eu
Url: http://www.zenec.com

Press
punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
Phone: 030-61403817
E-Mail: micha@punctum-berlin.de
Url: http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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SmartTOP convertible top control by Mods4cars is now available for Maserati GranCabrio

The SmartTOP additional convertible top control by the company Mods4cars is now available for the Maserati GranCabrio. The retrofit Cabriolet module allows for the operation of the top while driving with One-Touch function.

SmartTOP convertible top control by Mods4cars is now available for Maserati GranCabrio

SmartTOP convertible top control by Mods4cars for Maserati GranCabrio

Las Vegas, Nevada – April 5, 2018

The manufacturer, Mods4cars, announced that the retrofit SmartTOP convertible roof control for the Maserati GranCabrio is now available. „We are pleased to be able to offer a smart comfort module for the Maserati GranCabrio and thus support yet another exclusive vehicle brand,“ said PR spokesman Sven Tornow.

The SmartTOP roof module is retrofitted to the vehicle and with clever additional functions makes the everyday cabriolet life easier. With it, among other things, One-Touch operation of the top is made possible. Just a short tap and the movement of the top is executed automatically. The interior key no longer needs to be held down continuously.

Furthermore, the operation of the top from a distance via the original vehicle key is also made possible. By pressing a key combination on the remote control, the top can be opened and closed remotely. „This way our customers can open their top as they move toward their vehicle. Conversely, it is possible to remotely close the top, should it suddenly start to rain, for example.“ explains Sven Tornow further. A change to the vehicle key is not required for this function.

Like every SmartTOP, the comfort module for the Maserati GranCabrio also offers other additional useful functions. Programming of the front or all windows, as to whether they should close automatically after the top opens, is now possible. In addition, the windows can be opened and closed via the key fob remote. Starting or stopping the engine does not interrupt the current top movement. The module can also be deactivated at any time.

All functions of the SmartTOP roof module can be programmed according to personal wishes. A USB port attached to the SmartTOP module allows for connection to the home PC/Mac. This allows the roof module to be conveniently configured. It also makes it possible to install software updates which are provided free of charge, by Mods4cars.

The included plug-and-play adapter and easy access make it easy to install. By simply plugging together, the connection between SmartTOP and vehicle electronics is established. No cables need to be cut; thus a traceless dismantling is possible at any time.

The convertible top control for the Maserati GranCabrio is available for 339.00 euro + tax.

Mods4cars offers SmartTOP comfort modules for the following vehicle makes: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Maserati, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo.

The product video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/tlz_xSItJ1M

More Information at:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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About Mods4cars:

Mods4cars was founded in 2002 from 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.

Contact
Mods4cars LLC
Sven Tornow
E. Flamingo Rd #3100 1350
89119 Las Vegas (NV) – USA
Phone: +1-310-9109055
E-Mail: tornow@mods4cars.com
Url: http://www.mods4cars.com

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Multimedia and More – the New XZENT Infotainer X-422

Intelligent retrofit: From XZENT there is now a versatile 2-DIN moniceiver that can be easily expanded into a sat nav system for cars or for motorhomes.

Multimedia and More - the New XZENT Infotainer X-422

XZENT X-422: multimedia and navigation

XZENT has become one of the most successful brands in the car multimedia and navigation sector. With the X-422 XZENT now has a new 2-DIN DAB+ infotainer in its product range that not only impresses with modern entertainment functions, uncomplicated vehicle integration, and easy operation. The new XZENT is also an intelligent solution for those who want a versatile sat nav. With one of two navigation packages available as an option, the X-422 (retail price 399 euros) can easily be expanded to a well equipped naviceiver for cars (with X-MAP22FEU, retail price 99 euros) or motorhomes (with X-MAP22FEU-MH, retail price 199 euros).

MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT
For multimedia playback the X-422 offers two USB ports supporting all the usual audio and video file formats. In addition, there is an HDMI interface for the connection of multimedia devices or smartphones with an HDMI output. The integrated DAB+ tuner with DAB Service Following, MOT Slideshow and DLS text ensures clear, stable digital radio reception. All functions can be comfortably controlled using the large capacitive 16.5 cm/6.5″ touchscreen with its four sensor buttons, and a practical volume control.

SMARTPHONE SPECIALIST
The X-422 offers several options for using smartphones in the car in comfort – not just for making calls using the hands-free system or streaming music via Bluetooth. One of the two USB ports can also be used for connecting an Android smartphone. Via the Easy Connect function, apps installed on the Android smartphone including navigation apps can be mirrored on the display of the X-422 and controlled directly from the touchscreen. The second USB port provides for the connection of iOS based mobile devices, and supports the Made for iPod/iPhone functionality.

EXPANDABLE TO A NAVICEIVER
If navigating via an app is not enough you can easily upgrade the X-422 to a fully-fledged naviceiver. For this XZENT provides two different navigation software packages on microSD card: the X-MAP22FEU for normal cars, and the X-MAP22FEU-MH for motorhomes. Both packages offer maps with coverage of 47 European countries, more than 6.5 million POI, realistic 3D rendering and Auto-Zoom, a lane assistant displaying freeway traffic signs, as well as free map updates for one year.
The motorhome variant additionally has a camping POI package with 20,000 EU entries. To make navigation easier you can choose between different vehicle profiles. By setting the exact vehicle data such as height, width, length, and weight, routes can be precisely calculated, and unsuitable streets avoided.

XZENT is a young brand that is focused exclusively on the „In-car Navigation and Multimedia“ sector. XZENT is the specialist for multimedia and navigation systems. As regards build quality and the range of features XZENT moni- and naviceivers are second to none and, with their sensational price/performance, are convincing right down the line.
XZENT products are now firmly established in the market – this is also demonstrated by the many awards and impressive test reports appearing in the trade press in recent years for XZENT devices.
XZENT products are distributed worldwide exclusively through the extensive ACR AG dealer network, Europe’s largest car media specialists. Among the ACR dealers you will also find a large range of accessories for XZENT systems: rear-view cameras, DAB+ and DVB-T tuners, and monitors as well as speakers and amplifiers.

Company-Contact
Xzent by ACR
Denny Krauledat
Bohrturmweg 1
5330 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041-56-2696447
Fax: 0041-56-2696464
E-Mail: denny.krauledat@acr.eu
Url: http://www.xzent.com

Press
punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
Phone: 030-61403817
Fax: 030-61403819
E-Mail: micha@punctum-berlin.de
Url: http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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SmartTOP convertible top control from Mods4cars now available for McLaren 12C Spider

As of now, the retrofit SmartTOP convertible top control by Mods4cars is available for the McLaren 12C Spider. It allows the roof to be opened and closed while driving via One-Touch.

SmartTOP convertible top control from Mods4cars now available for McLaren 12C Spider

SmartTOP convertible top control from Mods4cars for McLaren 12C Spider

Las Vegas, Nevada – March 29, 2018

The company Mods4cars now has a SmartTOP top control for the McLaren 12C Spider. The retrofit cabriolet module is installed into the vehicle to make the operation of the roof top more comfortable. „We are pleased to announce that in addition to the McLaren 650S we can now also offer a SmartTOP module for the McLaren 12C Spider,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow.

After installing the SmartTOP module, the McLaren driver is able to open and close the top while driving, with One-Touch. A tap of the console key is sufficient and the movement of the hood is carried out automatically. The driver therefore has both hands back on the steering wheel faster.

In addition, the soft top can be operated remotely via the existing vehicle key. A key combination on the vehicles remote control sets the hood in motion. „The SmartTOP customer can open their top as they move toward their vehicle and start their drive open. A time saver!“ continues Sven Tornow.

In addition to these two main functions, the SmartTOP has other additional clever features: windows can be opened and closed separately via the vehicle key. It can be adjusted as to whether only the front or all windows are to be closed after the roof opens. The rear window can be opened and closed by One-Touch.

Upon customer request, the function „button reversal“ was added. Thanks to it, the operating direction of the top button can be inverted. Starting and stopping the engine does not interrupt the current top movement. The SmartTOP module can be completely deactivated if required.

All functions can be programmed according to personal wishes. Thanks to a USB port attached to the module, the configuration is easily made via the PC / Mac. In addition, the USB port enables software updates and feature enhancements to be installed, which are provided, free of charge, by Mods4cars.

For easy installation, the SmartTOP roof module comes with a plug-and-play cable set. The specially developed adapter has connectors in OEM quality and ensures a simple connection between vehicle electronics and SmartTOP module. No cables need to be cut, ensuring a traceless removal is possible at any time.

Since 2001, Mods4cars has manufactured their SmartTOP roof controls. From Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Maserati, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen to Volvo, are all the common convertible and Roadster models supported.

The comfort control for the McLaren 12C is available for 339,00 Euro + tax.

A demonstration video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/n-kXW6_yJ0A

For more information:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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About Mods4cars:

Mods4cars was founded in 2002 from 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.

Contact
Mods4cars LLC
Sven Tornow
E. Flamingo Rd #3100 1350
89119 Las Vegas (NV) – USA
Phone: +1-310-9109055
E-Mail: tornow@mods4cars.com
Url: http://www.mods4cars.com

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How can ceramic brake discs be cheaply resurfaced?

Rebrake offers resurfaced ceramic brakes in all sizes from 1,050 EUR

How can ceramic brake discs be cheaply resurfaced?

High-tech materials are standard.

High-tech materials are standard in high HP sports cars. The problem: even the most high-end body includes consumable parts that must be renewed from time to time. Ceramic brake discs are some of the most effective yet most expensive consumable parts.
The company FOXX Automotive Components from Weßling to the west of Munich has developed a special process that not only matches the performance of the original carbon ceramic brakes, but exceeds it.
Rebrake offers an effective process for both types of ceramic brake discs as well as CCB and CCM disks, whereby the brakes“ original performance is restored. Put simply, the process restores the extremely robust surface, i.e. the thin top layer on the carbon ceramic brake disc.
To ensure that this is achieved, the much thicker core of the ceramic brake disc can be retained to reduce costs compared with completely replacing with a new ceramic brake disc. These can quickly add up to 5,000 to 7,000 EUR or more, depending on manufacturer.

From 1,050 EUR instead of 5,000 EUR for a fully restored ceramic brake disc

Ceramic brake discs come in two different types with different diameters. Rebrake offers a tried and tested resurfacing process for all variants. This restores the special surface of the ceramic brake disc, physically connecting this with the core to form one unit. This is achieved through chemical thermal processes, the most significant being „pyrolysis“. At 1,100 degrees Celsius, carbon polymers can be concentrated on the top layer of the ceramic brake disc.

Rebrake: resurfaced ceramic brake discs with a guarantee

Even if this layer is just a millimetre thick, it“s still very resistant to heat and abrasion. The ceramic brake discs with larger diameters are understandably more expensive to restore than smaller discs.
It is somewhat cheaper to resurface CCM discs from Aston Martins, Corvettes, Ferraris, Maseratis, McLarens and Nissans than the CCB brake discs used by Audi, Bentley, BMW, Lamborghini and Porsche. Depending on diameter, prices range from 1,050 EUR to 1,350 EUR plus VAT. Rebrake provides a 12-month guarantee for all resurfaced ceramic brake discs.

Rebrake is the specialists in refurbishing ceramic brakes. The company can used and worn ceramic brakes discs can be refurbished. REBRAKE gives refurbished brake discs the best properties.

Contact
FOXX Automotive Components UG
Wolfgang Dietz
Argelsrieder Feld 1a
82234 Weßling
Phone: +49 (0)8153 9015171
E-Mail: info@rebrake.de
Url: http://www.rebrake.de/