Vista, Calif. (February. 28, 2014) – Directed, the industry leader in vehicle security and connected car technology announced today that Directed SmartStart was awarded Connected World Magazine’s prestigious Gold Award.

The Connected World Awards honor companies for technological innovations that successfully leverage M2M (machine to machine) in order to solve critical problems that lead to quantifiable results. Directed SmartStart won its award in the GPS category.

“Directed SmartStart was the first true connected car solution that provided advanced connectivity with an intuitive user experience,” said Claude Bergeron-Director of Connected Car Product Planning. “Directed SmartStart has become the solution of choice for adding connected features that solve every day practical problems for our end-users.”


About Directed

Directed, recipient of hundreds of technology patents and awards, has been a world leader in automotive electronics. Its products protect and remotely start more vehicles than anyone else on the planet. The Viper brand created the connected car category with the launch of Viper SmartStart in 2009 – the app that lets you start, locate and control your car from virtually anywhere in the world with your smartphone.


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