|Press Release: PowerBoard NX|
Bestop Releases First to Market Wi-Fi PowerBoard
PowerBoard NX is the evolution of powered running boards
Broomfield, CO (February 1st, 2013):
The PowerBoard NX Wi-Fi system components -- door sensors that affix to each door pillar without drilling, and a receiving unit solidly located to the frame beneath the truck. Instead of relying on the factory “door open” wire, these sensors use a magnetic trip – as soon as the door opens, the battery equipped Sensor sends a signal to the Receiver, which triggers PowerBoard NX to instantly extend into position. When the door is closed, PowerBoard NX automatically retracts after a five second delay.
Very different from a fixed side step or nerf bar, powered running boards tuck up under the truck when not needed, but automatically and instantly extend, ergonomically dropping down about 6 inches and out about 2 inches when the doors are opened.
Truck owners and installers may now choose the original hard wired PowerBoard with all of its continuous improvements, or the PowerBoard NX. Every PowerBoard maintains the distinctive, patented features plus running improvements to the drive motors' weather resistance and overall linkage strength. The load capacity remains at 600 pounds per side, and the step itself is exactly the same, with highly durable, matte black powder coating providing confident foot surface grip in all conditions.
Like all PowerBoards, the PowerBoard NX has been relentlessly tested, and continuously improved. “We’ve put thousands of hours into testing, both at independent labs, and in real-world field testing,” says Rick Troeger, Project Engineer. “We’ve invested in metallurgy tests, durability tests, breaking-strength tests, and with the new Wi-Fi components, electrical interference testing, and lots more. This is the most thoroughly tested product in Bestop history.”
PowerBoard NX is available at Bestop Authorized Dealers now. For more detailed information please visit Bestop.com or contact Bestop Customer Service Monday – Friday, 8-5 Coast to Coast.