Dakota Digital Acquires W.I.D.E. Contact Brand

Dakota Digital Acquires W.I.D.E. Contact Brand | THE SHOPDakota Digital has agreed to purchase the W.I.D.E Contact brand of door contacts, the company announced.

Dakota Digital has been a distributor of W.I.D.E. Contact products, using the trade name of Magnum Shooters, since it was developed in 1995 by Dave Kopser, the company said. The acronym of W.I.D.E. Contact refers to “Wires in Doors Eliminated,” allowing the user to showcase a tidy door jamb location, while maintaining electronic connections for up to 5 conductors with the door closed, the company said.

The W.I.D.E. Contact models are offered in a range of number of contacts, both with and without pin switches for dome light activation.

“The W.I.D.E. Contact brand is one that goes back to the early days of Dakota Digital and the formative years of street rodding. Dakota Digital was built around the idea of adding modern and convenient features to a custom vehicle,” said Ross Ortman, founder and CEO of Ross Ortman. “This product line has been a great fit for us, offering the highest quality standards, a great value and another unique feature to be implemented into a custom vehicle. We are pleased to be making this product our own after decades of proven use.”

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