Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:27 am Post subject: Hardware Update: SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller
The aftermarket SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller made by Mods4cars for the Nissan 370Z Roadster now ships with a new product enclosure. SmartTOP allows, among other things, the convenient one-touch operation of the convertible top while driving at slow speeds as well as remote control of the top from the original key fob.
Las Vegas, NV (USA), July 24th, 2015 -- Automotive electronics specialist Mods4cars has upgraded the product enclosure for the SmartTOP add-on convertible top controller modules. Just in time for the convertible top season 2015 the module for the Nissan 370Z Roadster has received the new, custom designed enclosure. The new shape and size of the module is not only slimmer and more esthetic looks wise, it also makes installation a lot easier.
Due to the smaller size it can be mounted in tighter spaces in the car and two integrated LEDs indicate when the module was installed correctly. The new enclosure also uses a lot less plastic and no more screws. This makes the product more environmentally friendly overall.
The SmartTOP kits make using the convertible top easier and more fun. They allow drivers to open and close the top with one-touch convenience and while driving at slow speeds of up to 40 km/h (~28 mph). It is no longer necessary to hold down the switch for the duration of the operation. A quick tap is enough to start a full automatic open or close cycle.
Additionally it is possible to control the top from a distance, using just the original factory key fob remote. A quick key combination on the remote triggers automatic opening or closing of the top. Users can select if they want windows up or down after opening the top. No changes are needed to be made to the original fobs or receiver system.
Apart from these two main features SmartTOP comes with a few bonus features, all of which can be individually configured to taste. The windows can be controlled separately from the top by remote for example and all windows can be closed at once with the console switch.
A chirp feature is built in that can, if desired, give a short audible confirmation when locking or unlocking the car. Doors can be auto-locked while driving and hazard flashers can be activated during remote operation. An extended mode allows turning the engine on or off while the top continues to run and the entire module can be disabled temporarily, if needed, while retaining all user settings for when it is re-enabled later.
The kit comes with a plug-in-between wiring adapter for easy installation. The module itself is equipped with a USB port for configuration and firmware updates. Support software as well as firmware updates are available free of charge online.
Mods4cars has been offering SmartTOP kits since 2001. The following popular brands are supported: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and VW.
The SmartTOP kit for Nissan 370Z Roadster is available for 249 Euros + tax.
A product demonstration can be seen here:
Mods4cars was founded in 2002 with the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.
The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.
Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.
The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.
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