Components

In-vehicle heater product

Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America introduces its ThermoCall and SmarTemp Control 2.0.

ThermoCall from Webasto allows drivers to preheat their engine from the convenience of a mobile phone. The new Webasto tool is compatible with Webasto coolant heaters, controlling on/off functions, programming heater start time up to 24 hours in advance, and setting a 7-day reminder. ThermoCall stores up to five authorized phone numbers and can operate up to two heaters and two trucks, Webasto says.

The ThermoCall kit comes with the ThermoCall receiver, GSM antenna and wiring harness. Once professionally installed and pre-paid SIM card with unique phone number and active GSM Network is added (not included), users simply download the ThermoCall app on their smart phone and can control their heater via text message or phone call. Webasto ThermoCall will be available in May of this year, the company says.

Webasto says SmarTemp Control allows users to manually set the timer so that the heater will turn on at a desired time/day, with duration options of 30-, 60-, 90 and 120-minute time periods.

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