updated 06:00 pm EST, Mon December 4, 2006
Multitasking car remote
Firstech's upcoming CompuSTAR Pro remote handles numerous functions beyond starting a car or opening doors from a distance. A color LCD displays data such as a clock, a parking meter timer and internal car temperature, while the starter itself can trigger heating or air conditioner systems at the same time. Vehicles are safeguarded with extra security features such as a siren and two-way paging capability. Range on the Pro extends to 6,000 feet. The key should be available in mid-January. To determine cost and availability, contact Firstech directly, or speak with Canadian companies such as Staub or Robert Thibert.