OMEGA Introduces 60-Series Excalibur Remote Start Line


DOUGLASVILLE, GA – OCTOBER 8, 2014 – Omega Research and Development Technologies, Inc. is now shipping the new Excalibur 60-series remote start line up. The developers at Omega took our 50-series product line with popular features like xOS updateable firmware, dual independent data ports, and ECHO compatibility and made key enhancements to installation flexibility and the end user experience.
For the installer, our dual data ports now have independently selectable protocols, meaning you can run the iDatalink protocol on one data port for use with a CarLink-3G smartphone interface, run the DBI protocol on the second data port to utilize a data bypass module, run both ports on ADS, or both on DBI.
We’ve also restructured the programmable features menu so the list of core features is consistent across all 60-Series models, with enhanced features being added to the list as you step up within the product line. This means that the installer will now save even more time programming any 60 series system even if he’s not using our Weblink PC programmer.
All 60-series remote start systems offer full security capabilities with our new VIRTUAL ALARM technology! This HUGE step in the remote start technology means that any “RS” model can be configured as anything from a simple add-on remote start to a full alarm/remote start system. By adding virtual door trigger inputs and a virtual dual zone sensor port to our library of data commands, our data ports gain access to a full suite of security features through the vehicle’s data network when coupled with our OL-MDB-ALL integration module. Our new AU-84-TDP dual zone data shock sensor adds impact detection by plugging into one of our data ports. And, if the vehicle doesn’t support data door triggers, the AU-84TDP is equipped with analog door trigger inputs for maximum flexibility!
For the end user, we’ve redesigned our 433 MHz 2-way LCD controller, and our 433 MHZ 1-way four-button remote to be smaller & thinner making it the sexiest we’ve ever offered. The new #159 2-way controller has a larger LCD screen with easier to understand graphics and the new #1411 remote gets a rigid chrome metal frame and a backlit logo. They both feature laser engraved logos and stitched leather style texturing on the back giving both a clean classic design we call the “tuxedo” look.
The buttons have been arranged for easy day-to-day operation with enhanced icons showing main functions and sub functions, eliminating guess work and helping the user get maximum functionality from the system.
All 1-button 60-Series systems support LOCK, UNLOCK, and remote start, thus providing full keyless entry operation. This combined with our Virtual Alarm technology allow the 1-button unit to be both an alarm and a remote start. Now the user can have a stand-alone remote start, a keyless entry/remote start, or an alarm/remote start combo without unnecessary buttons to worry about, all from the same system.
In a time where all of your personal devices can multitask, it is time that your Remote Start can too. All 60-series RS units can now simultaneously be operated from both a 1-Button remote, and a 4-Button remote. Not only have we eliminated inventory obsolescence with updateable systems, we’ve eliminated product-roles with the ultimate level of customization & system upgrades. Excalibur is now the most versatile remote start product line in the world, from our entry model to our flagship.
For information on becoming an Omega Dealer in the US, email us at Javier@caralarm.com.
For more information on Omega’s car security, keyless entry and remote start product lines, please visit www.CarAlarm.com, www.OmegaWeblink.com, www.OmegaCarlink.com, and www.OmegaGPS.com.
About Omega:
Omega Research & Development Technologies has been an innovative leader in the vehicle security industry for over 40 years. Since its founding in 1971, Omega's product line has diversified to include remote start modules and other vehicle accessory products. Omega's most recent product offerings include the exciting new technologies of telematics, wireless and databus integration. With the vision of the founder, Kenneth Flick, guiding the company, auto security systems remain the central focus of Omega Research & Development Technologies. In 1995, Omega became the only company in the keyless entry arena with a technology designed to prevent crime due to unauthorized transmitter access to vehicle systems. The patented technology, Unauthorized Transmitter Alert, promises to revolutionize the industry. Consumers can now have instant knowledge of any unauthorized access to their keyless entry systems. Most of the product lines manufactured by Omega are equipped with Unauthorized Transmitter Alert technology. Omega's mission, as it was over four decades ago, is to provide reliable, leading-edge security and automotive accessory products at a competitive price.

Bosch Expands Aftermarket Product Lines With 25 New Part Numbers


Additions made to brake pad, rotating machine and oxygen sensor lines
Broadview, IL - Robert Bosch LLC, leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive parts and systems to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Independent Aftermarket (IAM) has announced the addition of 25 new SKUs in the month of May to its aftermarket product lineup. Additions were made to the braking, rotating machine and oxygen sensor product lines.

Bosch Brake Pads
Three new SKUs have been added to the Bosch QuietCast™ Brake Pad product line, extending coverage for late-model Asian and Domestic vehicles. The new Bosch QuietCast Brake Pad set SKUs includes a hardware kit. All Bosch premium QuietCast Disc Brake Pads feature friction formulas specific to the application - semi-metallic, NAO or copper-free ceramic - and include synthetic lubricant for all applications. The new Bosch QuietCast Brake Pad SKUs extend coverage to over 1.7 million vehicles in operation, including the 2013-2016 Ford Fusion, 2015-2017 Lincoln MKC, 1999-2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty and more. Six new SKUs have been added to the Bosch Blue Brake Pad product line, featuring OE-style, multi-layer shims that provide superior noise dampening characteristics. They’re designed to deliver quality and performance and are ideal for the shop owner who is looking to provide customers with the best value. Bosch Blue Brake Pads come towel-wrapped on select applications for added protection and value. The new Bosch Blue Brake Pad SKUs extend coverage to over 1.4 million late-model Asian and Domestic vehicles in operation, including the 2014-2016 Acura MDX, 2016 Honda Pilot, 2014-2016 Nissan Rogue and more.

Bosch Rotating Machines
The Bosch Rotating Machines group has added nine new SKUs for remanufactured alternators and starters, covering late-model Domestic, Asian, and European vehicles that are coming out of their warranty periods and are prime candidates for service in the aftermarket. The new SKUs extend coverage to 840,000 vehicles in operation in the U.S. Five new SKUs for remanufactured alternators are now available for models including the 2009-2015 Mercedes-Benz G550 V8 Cyl. 5.5L, 2011-2013 BMW 550i V8 Cyl. 4.4L, 2009 Audi A4 Quattro V6 Cyl. 3.2L and more. Four new SKUs for remanufactured starters cover vehicles including the 2014-2015 Acura MDX V6 Cyl. 3.5L, 2012 Mercedes-Benz C350 V6 Cyl. 3.5L, 2010-2011 Hyundai Genesis V6 Cyl. 3.8L and more. Bosch remanufactured starters and alternators are built with top-quality materials using the most advanced technology to withstand extreme heat, cold and high demand. They are 100 percent performance tested to last longer and deliver more reliable service.
 
Bosch Oxygen Sensors
As the leading supplier and manufacturer of aftermarket oxygen sensors worldwide, Bosch has announced the addition of seven new SKUs to the oxygen sensor line. The new part numbers extend coverage to 1.3 million late-model Domestic and Asian vehicles in operation. Offering OE fit, form and function, the new premium OE-fit oxygen sensors are available for models including the 2011-2015 Hyundai Elantra, 2014-2015 Kia Forte Koup, 2010-2011 Cadillac CTS and more.

“Through the continuous expansion of our aftermarket product lines, Bosch offers the quality parts technicians need to do the job right the first time,” said Thomas Winter, Robert Bosch LLC, vice president Automotive Aftermarket NA. “Bosch offers OE form, fit and function, with coverage extending to include new applications each month.”
For more information on Bosch new product communication, please visit http://www.boschautoparts.com/news/new-product-communication.
About Bosch
The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with a complete range of diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts - from new and exchange parts to repair solutions - for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, as well as aftermarket products and services developed and manufac­tured in-house. More than 18,000 associates in 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that some 650,000 different spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. In its “Automotive Service Solutions” operations, AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 17,000 workshops. In addition, AA is responsible for more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners.
Additional information can be accessed at www.boschautoparts.com.

ACDelco Celebrates 100 Years, Showcases All-New Products At AAPEX


AAPEX Booth #4609
GRAND BLANC, MI - ACDelco, the true General Motors Original Equipment (OE) parts brand for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac, will celebrate 100 years of leadership in the automotive aftermarket and offer a preview of the future during the 2016 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), Nov. 1-3 at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas.
“In 1916, GM Founder William Durant knew an automaker that could leverage its OE expertise in the independent aftermarket would be well-positioned to serve its customers throughout the vehicle lifecycle,” said Mark Drennan, general director, ACDelco. “As we begin the next 100 years of ACDelco at AAPEX 2016, that vision is just as true today as it was in 1916.”
Through an interactive exhibit featuring both augmented and virtual reality, ACDelco will highlight a number of new products and enhancements, including:
All-New ACDelco Advantage Bearings: This new bearings line features 160 new part numbers-including ball bearings, clutch release bearings, hanger bearings, hub assemblies, hub spindle kits, taper cone/cup and wheel bearings-covering more than 69 million vehicles.
All-New ACDelco Advantage Coated Rotors: This new line of 534 coated rotors covers more than 115 million vehicles on the road today, and uses COOL SHIELD™ technology to resist rust and corrosion.
All-New ACDelco Professional Coated Brake Calipers: Using a special zinc coating, ACDelco Professional coated calipers resist corrosion. The new line of 54 unique part numbers covers more than 51 million vehicles on the road today.
Expanded Distribution of GM OE Collision Parts: GM OE door handles, door hinges, rear view mirrors, center high mount stoplights (CHMSLs) and tailgate hinges are now available in the independent aftermarket through ACDelco distributors and direct accounts. This new line includes 277 new part numbers covering 1.7 million GM vehicles on the road today.
Expanded Distribution of GM OE Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoids: ACDelco is making GM OE VVT solenoids available to its customers throughout the aftermarket. Fourteen unique part numbers cover 16.5 million 2000-2017 model year GM vehicles on the road today.
New Limited Lifetime Warranty for ACDelco GM OE Fuel Pumps: ACDelco GM OE fuel pumps offer exact OE fit, form and function for 98 percent of 1986-present day GM vehicles on the road today. Effective Nov. 1, 2016, ACDelco GM OE electric fuel pumps and fuel pump modules with level sensors will include a limited lifetime warranty.
To learn more about these new products, as well ACDelco’s growing selection of more than 90,000 parts across 37 product lines, visit booth #4609 during AAPEX 2016 or ACDelco.com.
ACDelco is the True Original Equipment parts brand for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac, as well as provider of premium aftermarket parts for most other makes and models. Other available applications include off-road, marine and industrial. With a century of history behind it and nearly 90,000 parts across 37 product lines, ACDelco is the preferred choice of professional technicians and do-it-yourselfers around the world. To find an ACDelco Professional Service Center program participant or parts retailer, visit acdelco.com or call 1-800-ACDELCO.

Bosch Expands Aftermarket Product Lines With 38 New Part Numbers


Additions made to braking, rotating machine, steering, injector, and oxygen sensor product lines
Broadview, IL - Robert Bosch LLC, leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive parts and systems to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Independent Aftermarket (IAM) has announced the addition of 38 new SKUs in the month of February to its aftermarket product lines. Additions were made to the braking, rotating machine, steering, injector, and oxygen sensor product lines.

Bosch QuietCast Disc Brake Pads
One new SKU has been added to the Bosch QuietCast™ Brake Pad product line, extending coverage for late-model Domestic vehicles. The new Bosch QuietCast Brake Pad set SKU includes a hardware kit and covers over 710,000 vehicles in operation in the U.S. including the 2015-2016 Chrysler 200 and 2014-2016 Jeep Cherokee. All Bosch premium QuietCast Disc Brake Pads feature friction formulas specific to the application - semi-metallic, NAO or copper-free ceramic - and include synthetic lubricant for all applications.

Bosch Blue Disc Brake Pads
Bosch Blue Brake Pads feature OE-style, multi-layer shims that provide superior noise dampening characteristics. They’re designed to deliver quality and performance and are ideal for the shop owner who is a “generalist” and is looking to provide customers with the best value. Bosch Blue Brake Pads come towel-wrapped on select applications for added protection and value. The material used is similar to the shop towels that technicians use on a daily basis when working on their customers’ vehicles. Five new Bosch Blue Brake Pad set SKUs have been added, extending coverage for 1.1 million late-model Domestic vehicles in operation in the U.S. The part numbers cover models including the 2015-2016 Chrysler 200, 2014-2016 Jeep Cherokee, 2015-2016 Ford Transit 350 HD, and more.

Bosch Rotating Machines
The Bosch Rotating Machines group has added 26 new SKUs for remanufactured alternators and starters, covering late-model Domestic, Asian and European vehicles that are coming out of their warranty periods and are prime candidates for service in the aftermarket. The new part numbers extend coverage to 6.2 million vehicles in operation in the U.S. Twelve new SKUs for remanufactured starters are now available for models including the 2014-2015 Hyundai Santa Fe L4 cyl. 2.0L, 2014-2015 Kia Optima L4 cyl. 2.4L, 2010 Kia Forte Koup L4 cyl. 2.0L, and more. Fourteen new SKUs for remanufactured alternators cover vehicles including the 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 V6 cyl. 4..3L, 2014-2015 GMC Sierra 1500 V6 cyl. 4.3L, 2010-2014 Ford F-150 V8 cyl. 6..2L, 2013-2016 BMW 320i L4 cyl. 2.0L, and more. Bosch remanufactured starters and alternators are built with top-quality materials using the most advanced technology to withstand extreme heat, cold and high demand. They are 100 percent performance-tested to last longer and deliver more reliable service.

Bosch Steering Racks
One new SKU for a remanufactured steering rack has been added to the Bosch product line. Bosch steering racks offer OE fit, form and function and are remanufactured using original components. The new Bosch Steering Rack extends coverage to 37.8 million vehicles in operation including the 2003-2009 Range Rover V8 4.4L.

Bosch Injectors
One new SKU for a Port Fuel Injector has been added to the Bosch injector line, extending coverage to 1.13 million vehicles in operation. All Bosch fuel injectors released to the aftermarket are OE fit, form and function, and are produced to OE specifications. Bosch Port Fuel Injectors have a robust design and are capable of using Ethanol fuel. The new Bosch injector is now available for models including the 2011-2012 Chrysler Town & Country, 2011-2012 Chrysler 200, 2011-2012 Dodge Challenger, 2011-2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and more. Bosch fuel injectors have a return rate of one part per million, making Bosch the industry benchmark.

Bosch Premium Oxygen Sensors
Bosch, the leading supplier and manufacturer of oxygen sensors worldwide, has added four new part numbers to its line of premium oxygen sensors. These oxygen sensors expand coverage to an additional 484,000 vehicles in operation. Bosch Premium Oxygen Sensors are designed to meet or exceed OE specifications, and the new SKUs extend coverage to vehicles including the 2011-2012 Ford Escape, 2011-2012 Ford Fusion, 2011 Mercury Milan, 2013-2015 Nissan Sentra, and more. Bosch Premium Oxygen Sensors feature a double laser-welded stainless steel body that protects against contamination as well as pre-coated threads with anti-seize compound.

“With coverage being extended each month, Bosch is committed to providing technicians with parts that offer OE fit, form and function,” said Thomas Winter, Robert Bosch LLC, vice president Automotive Aftermarket NA. “Bosch product lines provide the coverage that technicians need to increase efficiencies in the shop and satisfy their customers.”
About Bosch
The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with a complete range of diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts - from new and exchange parts to repair solutions - for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, as well as aftermarket products and services developed and manufactured in-house. More than 18,000 associates in 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that some 650,000 different spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. In its “Automotive Service Solutions” operations, AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 17,000 workshops. In addition, AA is responsible for more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners. Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch-automotive.com.

ACDelco Launches New Advantage Bearings Line


GRAND BLANC, Mich. - ACDelco has introduced an all-new line of Advantage bearings to meet the growing demand for driveline and engine service solutions in the automotive aftermarket. The new line includes more than 160 new part numbers covering ball bearings, clutch release bearings, hanger bearings, hub assemblies, hub spindle kits, taper bearings and wheel bearings. The new Advantage bearing line provides coverage for 69 million vehicles on U.S. roads today. ACDelco Advantage bearing assemblies are designed to provide premium fit, form and function at a competitive price. They are manufactured using premium steel, which increases bearing life and reduces fatigue spalling.
Other benefits of the new bearing line include:
• Precision-ground raceways and super-finished balls ensure smooth and quiet operation
• Heat-treated bearing races are designed to withstand tough driving conditions
• The multi-lip seal design configuration of ACDelco Advantage hub assemblies provides an excellent barrier against water and other contaminants
• Advanced lubrication offers cooler operation and extended bearing life
ACDelco Advantage bearing products are 100 percent end-of-the-line tested and backed by a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty. When installed by qualifying members of ACDelco’s Professional Service Center program, they receive a nationwide 24-month/24,000-mile (whichever comes first) limited parts and labor warranty and are eligible for 12 months of roadside assistance. To learn more about ACDelco Advantage bearing products, visit ACDelco.com.
ACDelco is the exclusive Original Equipment parts brand for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac, as well as provider of premium aftermarket parts for most other makes and models. Other available applications include off-road, marine and industrial. With a century of history behind it and nearly 90,000 parts across 37 product lines, ACDelco is the preferred choice of professional technicians and do-it-yourselfers around the world. To find an ACDelco Professional Service Center program participant or parts retailer, visit acdelco.com or call 1-800-ACDELCO.