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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

###

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/

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Top Entertainer for the Car: XZENT Multimedia System X-222

All entertainment options in a single device: with the X-222, XZENT has brought out a versatile 2-DIN DAB+ moniceiver for easy retrofitting at a reasonable price.

Top Entertainer for the Car: XZENT Multimedia System X-222

XZENT X-222: 2-DIN multimedia system

Originally a hot tip, the XZENT moni- and naviceivers are now among the top sellers Europe-wide, and are awarded accolades by the trade press for their outstanding price/performance. With the X-222 (retail price 299 euros) XZENT has now brought out a new 2-DIN multimedia system. True to the slogan „high quality at an amazingly reasonable price“, the X-222 impresses with its great visual design, modern entertainment, uncomplicated in-car integration, and easy operation.

COMFORTABLE AND VERSATILE
That the X-222 is a really comfortable device to use, is revealed by the clear layout of the front, combining a large 16.5 cm/6.5″ touchscreen with four sensor buttons, and a practical volume control knob. The capacitive display reacts to just a light touch – a fingertip is enough. The strong brightness of the high resolution display, its crystal clear transparency, brilliant colors, and large contrast range ensure good readability even in difficult light conditions – a perfect platform for media content playback.

MULTIMEDIA SPECIALIST
Beside the receiver for the analog FM radio, the X-222 has a DAB+ tuner for digital radio enjoyment. Equipped with DAB Service Following, DLS text, and the display of slideshows, the outstanding reception and great ease of use of this tuner make it convincing. For multimedia playback the X-222 offers two USB ports supporting all the usual audio and video file formats, including FLAC and WAV. In addition, there is a microSD card reader and an HDMI interface for the connection of multimedia devices or smartphones with an HDMI output.

SMARTPHONES – OPTIMAL USE
With the powerful Bluetooth unit of the X-222 you can not only phone safely while on the move but also stream music in comfort. And it gets even better. Android smartphones can be connected to one of the USB ports. The Easy Connect function mirrors the smartphone apps, including sat nav apps, on the display of the X-222 so that they can then be comfortably controlled via touchscreen.
The second USB port provides for the connection of iOS based mobile devices, and supports the Made for iPod/iPhone functionality.

SMART DETAILS
The X-222 has two RCA inputs for connecting two cameras (front/rear or rear/rear). A practical feature here is the CAM button at the front that enables a direct manual control access to the camera system. This enables you to quickly switch to the camera image when driving ahead. For optimal in-car integration the illumination of the four sensor buttons of the X-222 can be adjusted to match the color of the cockpit instrument illumination for the particular vehicle.

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 for Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet from Mods4cars

Now available, the SmartTOP additional roof top control, by the company Mods4cars, for the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet (A238). The retrofit cabriolet module allows remote operation of the roof top using the original vehicle key.

SmartTOP convertible top control for Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet from Mods4cars

SmartTOP convertible top control for Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

Las Vegas, Nevada – March 6, 2018

The company Mods4cars has launched its smart roof solution for Mercedes-Benz new E-Class Cabriolet (A238). The retrofit SmartTOP module makes it possible, among other things, to open and close the top via the interior key with One-Touch. To operate the top, it is no longer necessary to hold down the button continuously. Instead, a quick tap is sufficient and the top movement is carried out automatically.

Furthermore, with the SmartTOP module, the operation of the convertible top from a distance is possible via the original vehicle key. Pressing a key combination on the remote control opens or closes the hood automatically. „The SmartTOP customer can already start their journey top down,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. A change to the vehicle key is not required for this function.

In addition, the latest development from Mods4cars offers numerous additional functions: Windows can be opened and closed via the remote control. It can be adjusted as to whether the front or all windows are to be raised after the roof top opens. With the window button in the centre console all windows can be closed with One-Touch.

Upon special customer requests the function „Comfort Wipers“ was added. After using the spray nozzles, wipers will wipe once or twice after a short pause. Also on customer request, the operating direction of the roof top button can be inverted. For vehicles with a keyless entry package, the top can be opened and closed by touching the door handle.

All functions of the SmartTOP roof module can be programmed according to personal requirements. A USB port attached to the SmartTOP module allows connection to the home PC/MAC. In this way software updates can also be uploaded, which the company Mods4cars provides, free of charge.

The SmartTOP convertible top control for the E-Class Cabriolet (A238) is also supplied with a plug-and-play adapter, which makes installation a breeze. The connection between vehicle electronics and SmartTOP takes place by simply plugging together. As no lines are cut, a traceless removal of the cabriolet module is possible at any time.

Mods4cars has been manufacturing SmartTOP top controls since 2001 for all popular roadster and cabriolet models. The following vehicle brands are supported: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Maserati, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and Volkswagen.

The SmartTOP module for Mercedes-Benz E-Class cabriolet is available for 339,00 Euro + tax.

A product video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/vNlFU3nv8kA

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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Solvay specialty silica portfolio creating solutions to go with you, wherever you want

Solvay will be presenting an extended silica specialty portfolio, offering new solutions to answer trending challenges.

Solvay specialty silica portfolio creating solutions to go with you, wherever you want

Participating in the Tire Tech Expo, Solvay will share its promising results regarding Truck, Agricultural and Winter tires. A special conference led by silica expert Dr Thomas Chaussee (Global Tire R&I Manager) is set to disclose the results on Wednesday the 21st.

„We are proud to disclose that Premium SW confirms its breakthrough results in Truck tires and its solution status regarding the upcoming regulations in this market“ says Thomas Chaussee before adding „we will also share with conference attendees how Solvay“ Silica can contribute to Agricultural tire challenges and continue to optimize Winter tire performance“.

„Solvay silica teams are very close to the market and we investigate continuously the trends and needs in the different market segments and applications“ states An Nuyttens Silica GBU president. „That“s why we are extending our specialty portfolio, we want to accompany our customers throughout their chosen path.“

Tire Tech Expo is billed as the tire market“s most effective and efficient forum for networking and business-to-business meetings. Solvay team will have the pleasure to welcome you at Booth #C632.

Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company, committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. Solvay innovates and partners with customers in diverse global end markets. Its products and solutions are used in planes, cars, smart and medical devices, batteries, in mineral and oil extraction, among many other applications promoting sustainability. Its lightweighting materials enhance cleaner mobility, its formulations optimize the use of resources and its performance chemicals improve air and water quality. Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with around 27,000 employees in 58 countries. Net sales were € 10.9 billion in 2016, with 90% from activities where Solvay ranks among the world’s top 3 leaders. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on Euronext Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB.BB – Reuters: SOLB.BR) and in the United States its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a level-1 ADR program.

Contact
SOLVAY
ANNE SOLENNE CHAPUIS
190 AV tHIERS 190
69006 LYON
Phone: 0437918166
E-Mail: anne-solenne.chapuis@solvay.com
Url: http://WWW.SOLVAY.COM

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Big in-car cinema – ZENEC’s Infotainer Z-E2050 for VW

Big-screen multimedia for VW, Seat and Skoda: ZENEC’s Z-E2050 offers optimal smartphone integration and entertainment on huge 8″ display

Big in-car cinema - ZENEC

ZENEC Z-E2050 for vehicles from VW

The very latest multimedia and infotainment technology on an impressively brilliant, extra large 8″/20.3 cm display for VW, Seat and Skoda – with the E>GO Z-E2050 the Swiss multimedia specialist ZENEC has set up another dazzling show of innovation. Building on ZENEC’s great experience, the new specialist device for VW is a system equipped with every refinement: consistent in-vehicle integration, the very latest in entertainment, uncompromising ease of use – in fact all-round innovative, and not just concerned with the smartphone interface.
PURPOSE BUILT FOR VW, SEAT AND SKODA
Perfect in-vehicle integration – as always with the ZENEC E>GO series. With its specific form of construction and button illumination that can be switched between red and white, the Z-E2050 – despite the huge 8″ display – fits tailor-made into the cockpit of diverse VW, SEAT and SKODA models (Golf 5 and Golf 6 platforms). Interfaced with the vehicle electronics via the CAN bus, it supports comfort functions like MFA/MFA+, multifunction steering wheel, and the display of OPS and Climatronic.
ENTERTAINMENT 4.0
Digital radio reception with first class audio quality – the integrated DAB+ twin tuner enables crystal clear listening enjoyment, and scores with a dynamic station list, MOT Slideshow and DLS text.
Listen to your favorite music like at home, or watch great movies, for media playback the Z-E2050 has a CD/DVD drive, and two USB ports. With its extra large capacitive 8″/20.3 cm touchscreen, the new ZENEC E>GO infotainer provides not only optimal video enjoyment: thanks to the huge display and clear menus, operation of the Z-E2050 is also completely safe and intuitive.
CLEVER SMARTPHONE INTEGRATION
With the Z-E2050 you can use your smartphone in the car in comfort – for example to make calls with the hands-free system, or streaming music via Bluetooth. But that’s not all: The Smartlink Direct function opens up completely new possibilities for integrating Android based smartphones.
While Google Android Auto supports only a limited selection of apps, Smartlink Direct allows any installed app to be shown on the display of the Z-E2050 so you can make use of them too. Simply dock the cellphone, and the smartphone screen will be mirrored on the user interface of the Z-E2050. Smartlink Direct allows direct control of the apps from the touchscreen of the Z-E2050 – naturally also sat nav apps.
IN NO TIME AT ALL: FROM INFOTAINER TO NAVICEIVER
For VW drivers who do not want to just navigate per app but are looking for a versatile naviceiver, the new ZENEC is a clever solution: With the Z-EMAP50 sat nav package available as an option, the Z-E2050 can be upgraded to a navigation system with a full range of features. With detailed maps for 47 European countries, more than 6 million points of interest, 3D Auto-Zoom for junctions and roundabouts, and free map updates for one year, getting the latest navigation technology in your car is really very straightforward.

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

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12043 Berlin
Phone: 030-61403817
E-Mail: micha@punctum-berlin.de
Url: http://www.punctum-berlin.de