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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.

CARDONE Introduces Several New Products


(Philadelphia, PA, June 17, 2015) - As the industry leader in providing high-quality, remanufactured options to otherwise O.E. dominated lines, CARDONE Industries is pleased to announce the release of several new products.
A1 CARDONE Totally Integrated Power Modules (TIPMs) feature the most recent hardware improvements as well as the most updated software. All units undergo rigorous testing under varied conditions to test real-world reliability. Any component failures are repaired with O.E. designed components to ensure easy plug-and-play installation.
Also new to the market is the A1 CARDONE Air Suspension line featuring Struts, Springs and Compressors covering the most failure-prone applications on the road. Extensive performance testing on every product ensures units will perform even under harsh temperatures and road conditions. With A1 CARDONE Air Suspension, professional service shops can enjoy hassle-free installation, while offering their customers reliable performance at a competitive price.
Rounding out the field of recent product additions are A1 CARDONE Accelerator Pedal Sensors.
Available as stand-alone sensors or full assemblies, these units are priced competitively and cover the most failure-prone applications. Units are 100% tested for linearity and correlation to validate they have been fully restored to O.E. performance.
For more information contact CARDONE at 215.912.3734 and visit www.cardone.com.
About CARDONE Industries
CARDONE Industries, Inc., founded in 1970, is a leading supplier of automotive replacement parts with over 5,000 employees across the USA, Canada and Mexico. In its commitment to deliver the right parts at the right time to its customers, CARDONE offers a full spectrum of products and services, including more than 90 remanufactured and new product lines. CARDONE’s business is built on environmental sustainability, where millions of used parts are remanufactured and repurposed every year - to O.E. or better performance.

Cardone Adds Brand New Remote Power Steering Reservoirs To Product Line


18 SKU’s with more on the way soon!
Import power steering pumps are commonly misdiagnosed as the culprit for noise or no pressure, when the actual cause is a clogged reservoir. Our brand new remote reservoirs, previously only available from the O.E. dealer, offer a stand-alone replacement solution or complement a power steering pump replacement, ensuring that all steering issues are corrected.
Current offering includes:
• 3R-102: 02-12 Toyota Avalon, Camry, Solara and Lexus 300, 330, 350, VIO: 5,400,000
• 3R-201: 06-11 Honda Civic, VIO: 1,362,368
• 3R-202: 04-08 Acura TL, VIO: 1,138,273
• 3R-203: 97-01 Honda Prelude, VIO: 918,721
• 3R-204: 03-05 Honda CRV/Element, VIO: 411,590
• 3R-205: 98-02 Honda Accord, VIO: 1,087,491
• 3R-501: 84-10 BMW/MINI, VIO: 2,880,000
For more information visit the CARDONE WebCat at www.cardone.com.

Bosch Enlarges Its Portfolio Of Products; Adds New Part Numbers And Extends Coverage On Select Product Lines


BROADVIEW, IL - Robert Bosch LLC, worldwide supplier of automotive parts to vehicle manufacturers and the independent aftermarket, announces that it has enlarged its portfolio of products. Specifically, for June 2015, new SKUs have been added to Bosch brakes and rotating machines, and coverage has been expanded on select oil filters and wiper blades. A total of 71 part numbers are featured.
Bosch Blue Brake Pads
This month, Bosch has added three new Bosch Blue Brake pad sets to its braking components portfolio for late-model European vehicles. Bosch Blue Brake Pads are specially designed to deliver quality, value and performance to the ‘everyday driver.’ Their OE-style, multi-layer shims provide superior noise dampening characteristics. For additional protection and value, select Bosch Blue Brake pad sets are towel-wrapped in a material similar to that of shop towels that technicians use on a daily basis while working on their customers’ cars. The three new Bosch Blue SKUs cover nearly 475,000 additional units in operation, such as the 2008-2013 BMW 128i; several 2006-2007 Mercedes Benz models, 2013-2015 Audi RS5 and 2005 - 2009 Porsche Cayenne.
Rotating Machines
The Bosch Starting and Charging systems group announces the addition of four new part numbers covering 773,000 additional late-model European vehicles in operation. The new releases include Bosch remanufactured starters and alternators for late model Audi and VW applications from as early as 2004 to the current model year. The new Bosch remanufactured alternator covers a variety of Volkswagen models including 2004-2006 Volkswagen Beetle 4-cyl. 1.9L diesel; 2011-2014 Volkswagen Jetta 4-cyl. 2.5 L gas; 2012-2014 Volkswagen Passat L4-Cyl. 2.0L turbocharged and more. The new Bosch remanufactured starters cover a variety of Volkswagen and Audi models including 2014 - 2015 Volkswagen Beetle L4-cyl. 1.8L; 2015 Volkswagen Golf L4-cyl. 1.8L; 2014 - 2015 Volkswagen Jetta L4-cyl. 1.8L; 2014 - 2015 Volkswagen Passat L4-Cyl. 1.8L gas; 2007 - 2010 Audi Q7 V-8 Cyl. 4.2L; 2007 - 2011 Audi S6 V10-Cyl. 5.2L and 2007 - 2009 Audi S8 V10-Cyl. 5.2L. Built to last using high-quality materials and the most advanced technology, Bosch alternators and starters are 100 percent performance-tested and are designed for longer, more reliable service.
Bosch Oil Filters
Bosch is highlighting 62 oil filters from its DistancePlus™, Premium and Workshop oil filter lines for which coverage has been expanded to include 2015 applications. These filters now cover an additional 13.9 million Domestic, Asian and European vehicles in operation. Refer to the Bosch online catalog for complete application information on these 62 filters.
Bosch Wiper Blades
Bosch Aerotwin is a direct OE replacement for vehicles requiring specific connection types and features an integrated wind spoiler design. Coverage has been extended on one existing Aerotwin set to include an additional 381,000 late-model European vehicles in operation. New coverage includes 2006-2010 BMW 3 Series (Sedan and Wagon) and 2007-2010 BMW M3 (Sedan). The Bosch Twin wiper blade features OE fit and function. It offers a pre-assembled OE-style adapter available for various connection types and is easy to install. Coverage has been extended for one Twin set by an additional 378,000 European vehicles in operation, including 1996-2001 Audi A4 and S4; 1996-2001 Audi A4 Avant and S4 Avant; and 1998-2001 Volkswagen Passat.
“Our goal is to steadily expand Bosch coverage of aftermarket parts for vehicles operating on North American roads,” said Thomas Winter, Vice President, Automotive Aftermarket, Robert Bosch LLC. “Not only will this ensure the availability of quality parts for any vehicle needing service, but will also give automotive service professionals the opportunity to enjoy the ease of working with products that offer OE-level fit and functionality.”
Bosch is a proud supporter of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association’s Know Your Parts® education and awareness campaign. This initiative promotes the importance of quality brand name aftermarket parts backed by full service suppliers, and its impact on delivering reliable products to today’s motorists. For more information visit www.AASAKnowYourParts.org.
About Bosch:
Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs some 25,000 associates in more than 100 locations. In 2014, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $11.3 billion in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico according to preliminary figures. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 360,000 associates worldwide (as per April 1, 2015). The company generated sales of 49 billion euros in 2014.* Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Bosch Adds 12 New SKUs In Multiple Product Categories


BROADVIEW, IL - Robert Bosch LLC, worldwide supplier of automotive parts and systems to original equipment manufacturers and the independent aftermarket, has added 12 new SKUs to its product portfolio in May 2015. The additions include Bosch QuietCast™ and Blue brake pads, spark plugs, rotating machines, and Aerotwin and Twin wiper blades.
Bosch QuietCast™ and Blue Brake Pads
Bosch has expanded its braking components portfolio coverage for late-model Asian vehicles with two new brake pad set SKUs. One copper-free SKU with a hardware kit has been added to the QuietCast line that covers nearly 300,000 units in operation, including 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2014 Hyundai Veloster and 2014 Kia Sorento. All Bosch premium QuietCast Brake Pads feature friction formulas specific to the application - semi-metallic, NAO or ceramic - and include synthetic lubricant in each package.
Bosch has also added one SKU to the Bosch Blue Brake Pad line. Bosch Blue Brake Pads are specially designed to deliver quality, value and performance to the ‘everyday driver.’ They are towel-wrapped for additional protection and value in a material that is similar to the shop towels that technicians use on a daily basis while working on customers’ cars. The new Bosch Blue SKU covers an additional 50,000 units in operation, such as the 2013-2014 Nissan Leaf and 2013-2014 Nissan NV 200.
Bosch Spark Plugs
Since 1903 Bosch has offered some of the most innovative spark plug designs to the automotive industry. This month, Bosch adds four new OE Specialty Spark Plugs based on the latest technology. Together, they cover a broad range of nearly 400,000 Asian, European and Domestic vehicles in operation on U.S. roads. The Bosch OE Specialty laser-welded Double Platinum Spark Plug covers select 2014-2015 Porsche models, including Turbos. There’s also a Bosch OE Specialty Quick-heat Super Plus Spark Plug is available for the 2008 - 2009 Saturn Astra 1.8L. A Bosch OE Specialty laser-welded Iridium Pin-to-Pin Spark Plug fits 2010 - 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0L Turbo.
Finally, the Bosch OE Specialty laser-welded Double Platinum Spark Plug is available for a variety of BMW models including 2011 - 2014 BMW 335i, 335i xDrive 3.0L Turbo; 2011 - 2014 BMW 535i, 535i GT, 535 xDrive; 535i GT xDrive 3.0L Turbo; 2013 - 2014 BMW X1 3.0L Turbo; 2011 - 2014 BMW X3 3.0L Turbo; 2011 - 2014 BMW X5 3.0L Turbo; 2011 - 2014 BMW X6 3.0L Turbo and more.
Rotating Machines
The Bosch Starting and Charging systems group has released four new part numbers covering 600,000 additional late-model European vehicles in operation. The new releases include both remanufactured and new Bosch starters and alternators for late model Audi, VW and Mercedes-Benz applications including those equipped with start/stop technology.
New and remanufactured aftermarket starters have been released for start/stop applications include coverage for 2013-2014 Mercedes Benz C300, C350, E350, GLK 350, V6 Cyl.3.5L vehicles. Also covered are 2014 - 2015 Mercedes Benz E250; 2015 Mercedes Benz ML250, L4 Cyl. 2.1L Turbocharged Diesel with start/stop systems.
The Bosch remanufactured alternator covers a variety of Audi and Volkswagen models including 2009 - 2013 Audi A3; 2009 - 2014 Audi A4 L4 Cyl. 2.0L; 2012 - 2013 Volkswagen Beetle; 2009 - 2014 Volkswagen CC; 2010 - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta; 2008 - 2010 Volkswagen Passat.
Bosch alternators and starters are performance-tested for longer more reliable service and are designed to meet or exceed the manufacturers’ recommendations.
Bosch Wiper Blades
This month, Bosch is adding one new Aerotwin and one new Twin Wiper Blade set to its portfolio of windshield wiper blades. The single new extension to the Aerotwin line covers 400,000 late-model European vehicles in operation and is a direct OE replacement for vehicles requiring specific connection types. Bosch Aerotwin wiper blades feature an integrated wind spoiler design.
The Bosch Twin wiper blade offers a pre-assembled OE-style adapter available for various connection types. The single new addition is easy to install and covers 500,000 late-model European vehicles in operation.
The Bosch Aerotwin blade set (26-inch/26-inch) fits 2006 - 2011 Mercedes Benz CLS-Series; 2008 - 2009 Mercedes Benz E-Class; 2002 - 2012 Mercedes Benz SL Class and more.
The Bosch Twin blade set (21-inch/21-inch) fits 1988 - 1995 Audi 80 and 90; 1985 - 1987 Audi 4000; 1990 - 1991 Audi V8 Quattro; 2005 Land Rover Freelander; 1990 - 2002 Saab 9-3; 19991 - 1997 Volvo 960 Series; 1998 - 2005 Volvo C70; 1999 - 2000 Volvo S70 and more.
“As vehicles come off OEM warranties, and are ready to be serviced by the independent aftermarket, our goal is to make sure we have top quality parts available to help automotive service and sales professionals do their jobs efficiently and successfully,” said Thomas Winter, Vice President, Automotive Aftermarket, Robert Bosch LLC.
Bosch is a proud supporter of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association’s Know Your Parts® education and awareness campaign. This initiative promotes the importance of quality brand name aftermarket parts backed by full service suppliers, and its impact on delivering reliable products to today’s motorists. For more information visit: www.AASAKnowYourParts.org.
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