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FlashLogic Introduces Mercedes and BMW Remote Start Solution

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Jan. 2013 – International CES, Audiovox Electronics Corporation (AEC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corp., announced the introduction of its latest FlashLogic product –FLSTART designed exclusively for select Mercedes and BMW vehicles (2005-2012). This unique product uses the factory key FOB and thanks to the use of a vehicle specific wiring harness, offers quick and simple installation and will not affect the vehicle warranty. Used in combination with Carlink users can start and/or control vehicle convenience features from miles away.

Before the introduction of FLSTART it was complicated for Mercedes dealers to offer a non-factory remote start solution. It required the dealer to actually hide an extra factory Key FOB under the dash to accommodate the highly secure factory anti-theft starting system. FLSTART changes all that and allows seamless integration into the OEM can bus network. A BMW specific, web-based firmware download leverages powerful proprietary cloud computing services allowing an installer access to a secure “virtual” duplication of the vehicle key and immobilizer system. This patent pending service is simple, affordable and retains the vehicle security.

“Every vehicle offers challenges when developing aftermarket systems. The need for a consumer to purchase an additional Mercedes factory key fob just so they could have the luxury of added remote start has stood in the way of many people’s decision to purchase remote start,” said Tom Malone, President, Audiovox Electronic Corporation. “With the introduction of FLSTART we are taking that program to a new level as we are giving dealers profit opportunities that simply did not exist before because they were limited by priority vehicle electronics.”

Malone concluded, “Every new vehicle solution and/or technology advancement added to our Flashlogic program, provides our accounts with the ability to increase profits, by offering remote start systems to a wider variety of customers. Adding Mercedes and BMW where that capability has simply not existed before is testimony to the commitment we have to the car dealer market.”

These systems are scheduled are scheduled to deliver in January 2013, all features and functions as well as firmware downloads will be available at www.flashlogic.com

FlashLogic is marketed by Audiovox Electronics Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corp.

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