MONTREAL, QC (05.03.2017) – Automotive Data Solutions (ADS), makers of the iDatalink Maestro audio interface products, was granted a US patent on April 11, 2017 protecting the graphical user interface method of programming used to flash the Maestro products.Known as ‘Weblink’ to installers, Maestro’s Web-programming interface allows installers to assign buttons for steering wheel control. It also lets you chose which factory features to retain. The user interface also provides a vehicle specific installation guide.
“It’s rewarding to see our hard work and strong focus on innovation be recognized by the patent office,” said Frank Barassi, President of ADS. “We always push the boundaries in everything we do to continue to provide viable solutions for the automotive aftermarket.”
ADS’s patent 9,619,144 was awarded for the “method and system to configure an aftermarket interface module using a graphical user interface.”
iDatalink Maestro products enable seamless integration into vehicles when replacing the radio or amplifier and retain most factory systems. In addition, they add features including performance gauges, tire pressure monitoring and dynamic parking guidelines when used with compatible partner products.