Who we are
Founded in 2005, Automotive Data Systems Ltd. (ADS) is a privately held company specialized in the development and marketing of remote start and audio integration solutions destined for the automotive aftermarket. ADS’ award-winning products (marketed under the iDatalink, iDatalink Maestro and iDataStart brands) are sold and installed through a network of authorized dealers across North America, South America, Europe and Russia. ADS also develops several private label solutions for various strategic partners and markets worldwide. Headquartered in Wallingford, United Kingdom, ADS includes full-service Research & Development, Information Technology, Marketing and Technical Support teams.
Leading in Innovation
Thanks to its forward thinking team and numerous ground-breaking innovations, ADS currently sits among the automotive aftermarket’s most successful companies and is looking to expand its product offerings to other markets and territories.
See our list of awards below.
Innovations & Awards
2014 – Vendor of the Year – Integration
ADS won the 2014 Vendor of the Year award in the ‘Integration’ category at this year’s Mobile Electronics Industry Awards, a ceremony that recognizes the industry’s top professionals and businesses. Finalists and winners were all selected by a judging panel consisting of MERA and Mobile Electronics Magazine staff.
2012 – iDataStart
ADS introduces the world’s most complete remote start solution compatible with over 4000 vehicles including late model BMW and Mercedes vehicles. Featuring ‘plug & play’ installation, no key to relinquish for immobilizer bypass and multiple remote control options, iDataStart is poised to set the industry benchmark in aftermarket remote start, security and keyless entry hardware.
2012- iDatalink Maestro RR
ADS introduces the world’s first universal radio replacement interface capable of retaining OEM systems such as: Bluetooth hands-free and streaming, USB media player, satellite radio, telematics, steering wheel controls and more for thousands of vehicles, using an intuitive web interface. Furthermore, Maestro RR enables full ‘plug & play’ Ford SYNC integration on Kenwood 2012 DNX models equipped with CarPortal for iDatalink.
2011 – KLON
ADS introduces KLŌN a revolutionary online key cloning service which enables the decryption of Ford, Hyundai, Subaru and other highly encrypted immobilizer systems using an iDatalink module the and Weblink 5.0 engine.
2009 – www.idatalink.com v 3.0
ADS introduce its 3rd generation website featuring new and improved graphics, product search and comparison tools as well as an all new online shopping cart.
2008 – iDatalink BLADE
ADS ups the bar in remote start integration by introducing the first-ever cartridge-based module designed to fit directly into compatible aftermarket starters, saving installation time and eliminating all wiring between devices.
2007 – iDatalink MULTI
ADS launches the iDatalink Multi, the first-ever immobilizer bypass /doorlock interface combo module. Thanks to its innovative web-programmable ‘Weblink’ interface, the iDatalink Multi module can be programmed for thousands of vehicles of various makes, virtually eliminating the need to stock multiple pre-loaded modules.
2005 – iDatalink Communication
ADS introduces its proprietary ‘iDatalink’ communication protocol to remote start and alarm manufacturers enabling 2-way data communication to iDatalink interface modules via a single-wire connection, significantly reducing the number of analog connections to the car.