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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (May. 9, 2022) – Alps Alpine North America, Inc. (“Alpine”), will attend the upcoming Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) KnowledgeFest hosted in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida in booth #401 from Friday, June 10 to Sunday, June 12 where they will unveil the highly-anticipated Alpine Status system.

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Using the same engineering and design concepts drawn from the Ultra High-Resolution AlpineF#1Status, Alpine Status is a High-Resolution system that achieves 192kHz/24Bit playback for studio-level recording at a more accessible price point.

To demonstrate the live-like performance of Alpine Status, Alpine’s Toyota Tundra will be featured in the booth with the new Alpine Status Head Unit, DSP Amplifier, 3-Way Speaker System, and 2-Way Speaker System. The vehicle will also feature the new Alpine Halo11, an 11-inch Floating Touchscreen Display with high-resolution audio and display with wireless Apple CarPlay© and Android Auto™. Guided demos will be available for all booth visitors.

More information about Alpine Status will be revealed during the show. Alpine Status will be available at U.S. Alpine Authorized retailers and at Preferred Online Stores in fall 2022.

Also featured in the booth will be Alpine’s Tesla Model S with the complete AlpineF#1Status system so visitors can experience the first premium car audio system that can achieve 384kHz/32bit High-Resolution Audio Playback, the highest recording spec possible in a car audio system.

Alpine will have select products on display from the 2022 product line, including the new Alpine Halo Dash Solutions and Accessories, Preloaded Alpine Halo R-Series Truck Subwoofer Enclosures, and Preloaded S-Series and R-Series Shallow Subwoofer Enclosures. Alpine will also have a display dedicated to showcasing the Alpine Status components.

Alpine will host 3 training sessions during KnowledgeFest that will focus on the 2022 Product Line:

Friday, June 10 from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. in W202 

Alpine 2022 Product Line Introduction and Training

Saturday, June 11 from 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. in W202 

Alpine 2022 Product Line Introduction and Training

Sunday, June 12 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. in W202 

Alpine 2022 Head Unit Breakout Session

All KnowledgeFest attendees are welcome to visit the Alpine booth, join the training sessions, and meet with Alpine staff from the sales, marketing, and product planning teams. Attendees are encouraged to visit www.knowledgefest.org and use the “Education Workshops & Vendor Training” link to register for the Alpine training sessions. 

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Alps Alpine Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of electronic components and automotive infotainment systems, has brought the world numerous “First 1” and “Number 1” products since its founding in 1948. The Alps Alpine Group currently operates 110 bases in 26 countries and regions, supplying roughly 40,000 different products and solutions to around 2,000 companies worldwide. Those offerings include devices such as switches, sensors, data communication modules, touch input panels, actuators and power inductors; electronic shifters, remote keyless entry systems and other automotive units; consumer electronics like car navigation and audio-visual systems; and systems and services such as digital keys based on smartphone app and blockchain technology, and remote monitoring. 

Holly Hill, Fla. – May 16, 2022 – Metra Electronics® is heading to Orlando, FL to host new training sessions at KnowledgeFest™ and showcase their latest aftermarket installation products. At the booth will also be a 2001 Honda S2000 built by Ata Ehdaivand from Absolute Electronix in Derwood, MD, customized with Metra products. Metra’s training sessions will cover new products launched at The 2021 SEMA Show. This includes new Axxess® integration products and DSPs, Saddle Tramp® lighting and audio upgrades that fit Harley-Davidson®, aftermarket accessories that fit Jeep® Wrangler and Gladiator, and new vehicle lighting solutions from Heise®. As a Diamond Ultra sponsor, Metra is proud to support the industry by providing in-depth training sessions for installers at the event, hosted June 10-12. Training sessions include:

“Simplify your Install with Axxess DSPs” on Friday, June 10 at 1:45 PM and Sunday, June 12 at 9:30 AM

This training will cover the entire Axxess DSP product line, highlight new vehicle coverage, and showcase the newest app features. Metra will show installers how these solutions can increase sales in the showroom and decrease time in the bay. Attendees will learn how to use and set up Axxess DSPs through the app for complete tuning control and when to use the DSP “Lite” versus “X” solutions. This training will also explain how to use the different types of applications offered within the AXDSP line, including CAN-based systems, new A2B systems, MOST25, and MOST50 vehicle technology.

“New Accessories for Jeep® Wrangler and Gladiator” on Friday, June 10 at 3:00 PM

Installers will learn how to upgrade the look and sound system of the latest Jeep® models using Metra’s newest accessories designed for Jeep® Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT models. This session will go over installing the new Metra RGB lighting kit with plug-n-play connections and expandable Heise lighting options. It will also showcase Metra’s new Talon Attack™ replacement grille, amplifier installation kits, and new accessory harnesses that make adding aftermarket lighting even easier for installers.

“New Saddle Tramp Audio Upgrades for Harley-Davidson® Motorcycles” on Saturday, June 11 at 4:15 PM

Metra makes it easy to upgrade the audio system in Harley-Davidson® motorcycles with Saddle Tramp’s newest products. Learn more about the new DSP kits with a built-in interface that reflashes the OE radio and gives installers full tuning control from the palm of their hand. This session will also introduce the new motorcycle accessories from Metra that will upgrade the music experience and provide easy integration using Metra’s improved radio replacement kits and harnessing.

“New Vehicle Lighting Trends with Heise” on Saturday, June 11 at 5:30 PM

Lighting upgrades are in demand and Metra’s newest products from Heise deliver just what installers need to meet the latest trends in automotive lighting. Learn about the new and improved Heise lightbars and cube lights, projector series LED bulbs, new wheel lights, RGB and RGBW underglow kits, and the popular third brake light designed for the new 2021 Ford® Bronco. This training session includes valuable tips for selling and installing these new LED lighting solutions from Heise.

“Advanced Integration Made Easy with Axxess and Metra” on Sunday, June 12 at 10:45 AM

Attendees will learn about the newest solutions from Axxess and Metra that make vehicle integration easy, even with some of the notoriously complex vehicle systems. This training session gives in-depth installation information for Metra’s new AXPIO integration kits for Pioneer® receivers, Metra’s latest TurboTouch® dash kits, and new Axxess interfaces hitting the market.

Metra’s customers can register for the KnowledgeFest event at no cost using Metra’s VIP code, available by request from their sales representative. Once registered for the event, attendees will also need to register online at KnowledgeFest.org for each training session they will attend. Metra will be at booth #1001 from June 10-12 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. See additional details about the show, produced by the Mobile Electronics Association (MEA), at KnowledgeFest.org.

At Metra, 12-volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world. We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources in developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for 75+ years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-SPEC®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp®, Metra Marine® and Daytona Lights®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium AV and surveillance products from MetraAV™. For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

Holly Hill, FL – June 8, 2021 – Metra Electronics® will host six training sessions at the 2021 KnowledgeFest™ in-person event in Orlando, FL. As a Diamond Ultra sponsor, Metra is proud to support the industry by providing in-depth training sessions for installers, which will outline new integration products, lighting and audio upgrades for Harley-Davidson®, aftermarket accessories for Jeep® Wrangler and Gladiator, and new products for upgrading vehicle safety systems. Installer Institute® will also host a session to show shops how to connect with trained, certified graduates through their online career portal and explain the future of mobile electronics education. Training sessions include:

“Simplify your Install with Axxess DSPs” on Friday, June 25 at 12:30 PM

This training will cover the entire Axxess DSP product line, highlight new vehicle coverage, and showcase the newest app features. Metra will show installers how these solutions can increase sales in the showroom and decrease time in the bay. Attendees will learn how to use and set up Axxess DSPs through the app for complete tuning control and when to use the DSP “Lite” versus “X” solutions. This training will also explain how to use the different types of applications offered within the AXDSP line, including CAN-based systems, new A2B systems, MOST25, and MOST50 vehicle technology.

“New Accessories for Jeep® Wrangler/Gladiator from Metra” on Friday, June 25 at 1:45 PM

Metra has focused an entire product line to the growing market of Jeep® owners who want to customize their rides to be louder and reflect their own personal style. This session will help them learn about the new speaker adapter plates, backup camera options, complete integration solutions, and LED lighting solutions designed to fit Jeep® Wrangler JL and Gladiator models. Attendees will hear valuable tips for selling and installing these new products that will give them additional opportunities to sell a full range of upgrades to loyal Jeep® customers.

“New Lighting and Audio Upgrades for Harley-Davidson® Motorcycles” on Saturday, June 26 at 4:45 PM

How can shops cut down installation time on audio and lighting upgrades? Metra’s Saddle Tramp brand is here to help with even more new products launching this season. Attendees will be the first to learn about new Axxess DSPs that fit Harley-Davidson® with a built-in re-flashing feature and Saddle Tramp’s newest replacement inner fairing. Attendees will learn how to offer upgrades to make their customer’s motorcycles louder and more stylish, without the need for labor-intensive custom fabrication and wiring.

“Upgrading Vehicle Safety Systems with iBEAM” on Saturday, June 26 at 6:00 PM

As more consumers upgrade their vehicles, safety and convenience features should not be left out of the selling strategy. Attendees will learn about the aftermarket safety features they should be selling and how to install iBEAM’s newest products. This session will go over the hot-button selling points and features that consumers are asking for plus installation tips to give installers a better understanding of what is involved in an upgrade.

“The Future of Mobile Electronics Education with Installer Institute” on Sunday, June 27 at 9:15 AM

There are some things best learned with hands-on training. Mobile electronics education is one of them. Attendees of this session will learn how Installer Institute has adapted its curriculum to include courses designed to give students practical training for car audio installations plus additional skills for home theater integration, marine audio, upholstery, security, remote start installation, window tinting and more. For shops looking for trained, MECP and MESA certified installers, this session will show them how to connect with ii graduates through the online career portal and also explain what they can expect an ii graduate to have learned.

“Advanced Integration Made Easy with Axxess and Metra” on Sunday, June 27 at 10:30 AM

Attendees will learn about the newest solutions from Axxess and Metra that make vehicle integration easy, even with some of the notoriously complex vehicle systems. This training session gives in-depth installation information for Metra’s new AXPIO-JL1 integration kit for Jeep® Wrangler, Metra’s latest TurboTouch® dash kits, and new Axxess interfaces hitting the market.

Metra’s customers can register for the KnowledgeFest event at no cost using Metra’s VIP code, available by request from their sales representative. Once registered for the event, attendees will also need to register online at KnowledgeFest.org for each training session they will attend. Metra will be at booth #1007 from June 25th-27th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Additional information about the show, produced by the Mobile Electronics Association (MEA), is available at KnowledgeFest.org.

At Metra, 12-volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world. We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources in developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 75+ years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-SPEC®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp®, Metra Marine® and Daytona Lights®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium AV and surveillance products from MetraAV®. For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

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