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Mel Valadez Joins Team Phantom to Bring Premium Phantom Level Service to North Texas 12-Volt Distributors and Retailers

Clearwater, FL (April 9, 2018) – AAMP Global, leader in automotive electronics and technology, today announced that it has further expanded its Team Phantom street team into Northern Texas with new Phantom member Mel Valadez.

Valadez will help manage the North Texas area which include the panhandle, plains DFW metroplex and East Texas territories. Mel brings 20-plus years from the automotive industry as a high ranking corporate staff member with AutoNation and was a trainer for Kenwood USA. He is also a 20-plus year competitor and judge for both Sound Quality (SQ) and Sound Pressure Level (SPL) in multiple organizations.

“AAMP global covers a wide variety of automotive accessories that help define your drive including PAC, Stinger, Phoenix Gold, EchoMaster and now Thinkware,” Mel explained. “I am thrilled and excited to join the highly coveted Phantom sales team. I look forward to being a true business partner and help grow with our dealer and distributor partners in our territory.”

“I am excited for this new Phantom opportunity in North Texas” said Herb Brown, Vice President of Sales. “He brings with him a rich knowledge and passion for our industry which AAMP and our retail partners will be able to tap into and harness, from being a recognized industry professional, to various leadership positions within our industry, spanning sales, and training and development. Mel is well respected in the 12-volt community and is known for his attention to detail, extensive knowledge base and commitment to strong partner relationships.”

Established in 1987, owned by Audax Private Equity, and headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, AAMP Global restlessly pursues innovative ways to enhance what moves you.   Global manufacturer of mobile aftermarket technology for consumer and commercial vehicles; developing safety solutions under EchoMaster, smartphone connectivity under iSimple, high performance audio enhancement under Stinger and Phoenix Gold, and OEM integration solutions under Autoleads and PAC. AAMP enables you to define your drive, one vehicle at a time, anywhere in the world.

AAMP Global, the amalgamation of AAMP of America, Armour Automotive, and Rosen Electronics, formally launched its new brand identity with a new logo, tagline, and websites, staking its position as a unified global company. The new AAMP Global logo is intended to be modern, bold and resemble mountains that portray AAMP’s leadership in the industry.

The “Define Your Drive” tagline conveys that AAMP creates products that deliver the best, personalized in-vehicle driving experience. Along with the launch, the rich portfolio of well-known brands under the AAMP Global marque were restructured and consolidated with the strategy of focusing its business through seven main “power” brands consisting of PAC, Echomaster, iSimple, Stinger, Phoenix Gold, Rosen, and Autoleads. 

“Our branding is the representation of the people and power brands behind it, so we needed a visual identity that properly communicated the level of quality, customer service and innovation we go to market with every single day,” said Marie Still vice president of global marketing, AAMP Global.  “But this re-brand goes beyond the visual identity; it focuses us as a global team, defines our reason for being, and adds clarity and focus to every market touch point. The launch of the website and logo are just the first step we are taking to revolutionize the mobile electronics industry, we are taking a 360° view, with our customers and end users being the center, and every day pushing ourselves to be better, do better, win better.”

“The new AAMP Global brand represents our successful past and our outlook of a promising future,” said David Klatt, president and CEO, AAMP Global. “We’re making highly strategic changes to make us a more efficient and cutting-edge company without disrupting the relationships AAMP has built over its 20+ years in business”

With the rebrand, the corporate and individual power brand websites were revamped to reflect the changes of the company.  Each site will have an entirely new look designed to highly improve the visitor experience.  They intend to deliver AAMP Global’s consistent “one voice” message but also establish their own unique personal identity that speaks directly to their specific audiences.  Brand sites will be lifestyle driven and be more informative, with a user interface that makes finding content easy. 

TOYK932GB and BKTOYK932GB Dash Kit Address Toyota Hybrid Prius Vehicles for Aftermarket Radio Installations

CLEARWATER, FL - (May 3, 2016) – AAMP Global, today addressed aftermarket radio installation for the most popular hybrid vehicle in the market with the American International TOYK932GB and Best Kits by PAC BKTOYK932GB installation dash kits designed for the 2016 Toyota Prius. 

As the popularity of hybrid vehicles continue to skyrocket, radio replacement for these types of vehicles are also on the rise. These new American International and Best Kits dash kits facilitate the installation of a single ISO radio with a pocket below or one double DIN (2-DIN) radio in the factory radio location. The kits are finished in gloss black for an attractive original equipment (OE) factory look. The multi-piece kits include the main bezel with a removable pocket, hardware, and instruction manual.

For a complete installation solution AAMP offers the optional American International TWH950 wire harness and LX8 antenna adapter and Best Kits by PAC BHA1761 wire harness and BAA44 antenna adapter.

TOYK952GB and BKTOYK952GB address dash kit needs when adding an aftermarket radio into a 2017 Toyota Corolla

CLEARWATER, FL - (February 23, 2017) – AAMP Global announced the American International TOYK952GB and Best Kits by PAC BKTOYK952GB dash kit designed for aftermarket radio installation in the 2017 Toyota Corolla. The dash kit is available in gloss black to match the vehicle’s factory dash and will install one single ISO radio with pocket or one double DIN radio - hardware and instructions are included.

TOYK952GB and BKTOYK952GB dash kits are compatible with PAC products RP4.2-TY11, CAM-TY11, CAM-TY12, USB-TY1 and USB-TY2. See our website, PAC-audio.com, for additional information. 

 

Clearwater, FL (July 26, 2016) – AAMP Global, manufacturer of in-vehicle technology, announced a mutually agreeable partnership, having settled its patent dispute claim against ADS.

“I am pleased that we were able to come to this resolution,” said David Klatt, CEO of AAMP Global, “it is the best outcome for both AAMP and our customers.  I am impressed with the technology ADS has produced and how they have integrated themselves into the radio manufacturers.  AAMP is committed to maximizing internal and external resources to fulfill and exceed our promise to our customers by delivering technology solutions that makes their installations faster, easier and allows them to better serve their consumers.”

“We are excited to be partnering with AAMP, and I specifically commend David for his leadership in championing this partnership,” said Frank Barassi, President of ADS. “AAMP’s strength in distribution, marketing and sales will further propel the success of Maestro throughout all channels of distribution.”  

For forty years, PAC, a Power Brand of AAMP Global, has paved the way for integrated vehicle technology, providing leading edge solutions that allow drivers to enhance their vehicle while retaining the factory experience, including its flagship line: RadioPRO.  ADS, with an eleven-year history of integration primarily in remote start/security, entered the audio interface market in 2012 introducing a proprietary two-way serial interface with aftermarket radios.

Maestro interfaces are the perfect complement to the PAC lineup, and facilitate the installation of aftermarket radios while seamlessly retaining the vehicle’s factory audio features such as voice commands, Bluetooth, satellite radio, steering wheel controls, and more. 

 “With its ability to retain factory HVAC, add performance gauges, and display vehicle safety information on the screen of the aftermarket radio, the addition of Maestro completes our overall interface portfolio,” said Scott Forst, senior vice president of sales at AAMP Global.

AAMP will now be offering ADS’s line of iDatalink Maestro products to its retail partners.  iDatalink Maestro solutions are web-programmable and offer ‘plug & play’ installation for over 6000+ vehicles from 1998 to present.

This partnership also brings together two industry veterans, Brett Riggs, Vice President of Integration and Infotainment at AAMP Global, and Mark Rutledge, Director of Engineering at ADS.  Both have proven track records of conceptualizing and implementing technology that has revolutionized the way aftermarket products are integrated into the vehicle.

“With the overwhelming reach and expertise that AAMP has into the retail channel we are extremely excited at the prospect of delivering Maestro to the 20,000+ store fronts that AAMP reaches.   We expect a high amount of synergy as the two companies collaborate on future projects,” said Rutledge.

AAMP retail partners can purchase the Maestro lineup through their AAMP sales representative beginning August 1, 2016.  ADS will provide technical support for all customers, including those who purchased their products through AAMP.  For more information, or to speak with someone in sales email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

AAMP Global has unveiled its new street team: Team Phantom. Team Phantom sets a new standard in retail support for the 12-Volt industry with in-field experts to provide solution consultation and leading edge customer service, sales support, and product training for AAMP’s network of retail partners.  

The team will be hitting the streets in high impact, experiential AAMP branded product showcase vehicles, which will allow its partners to fully immerse themselves in AAMP Power Brands solutions and previews of new products pre-launch.

“We are taking a 360º approach to retailer support extending our current, long-tenured headquarters team to include direct in-field representation, ultimately delivering an unprecedented level of service for our retail partners,” said Scott Forst, senior vice president, Sales. “We are also excited about the marketing opportunity the product showcase vehicles offer, putting our Power Brands in front of thousands of consumers, ultimately driving industry awareness and incremental customers to our retail partners.”

AAMP will launch Team Phantom in four key regions, and plans to expand that team to forty in the near future, unleashing Phantom Nation.

Clearwater, Fla. (March 29, 2021) -- AAMP Global, leading designer and manufacturer of vehicle technology, today announced that Randall Schwartz, a 25-year veteran in the car electronics industry, has joined AAMP Global as Director of Business Development. Randall held leadership positions at top Fortune 500 retailer, Best Buy, overseeing domestic and international sales and operations. Randall was recently responsible for leading and growing the Connected Car category at Best Buy with a multi-channel approach across roughly 1,000 retail locations, its eCommerce channel, and installation services. Randall was also a member of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Vehicle Technology Division Board.

At AAMP, Randall will lead mass retail business development efforts, collaborating cross-functionally to bolster market-driven product innovation and revenue opportunities. Senior Vice President of Sales Herb Brown said, “we are thrilled to have Randall join the AAMP family. He possesses a wealth of tribal knowledge of the 12-Volt industry that will help accelerate our go-to-market efforts and product roadmaps. I am proud to have worked with him during his time at Best Buy and very happy to have him join my team.”

“I have worked closely with the team at AAMP Global for many years through my time at Best Buy,” Schwartz said. “As a customer, I have always held the highest respect for the AAMP team and their brands. They consistently deliver high-quality solutions, leveraging proprietary leading-edge technology while maintaining best-in-class service levels. I’m excited to join the team and be an integral part of AAMP’s future.”

For over 32 years AAMP has advanced automotive aftermarket technology. The company’s R&D capabilities has positioned AAMP as the market leader in highly engineered integration solutions, which enable aftermarket audio, safety, and infotainment products to work seamlessly with factory systems. AAMP is known for its PAC, Connects2, EchoMaster, Stinger, and other quality brands. AAMP’s focus on customer satisfaction from design to fulfillment has made it a global trusted supplier. For more information, please visit www.aampglobal.com.

As part of AAMP Global,AudioControl’s Seattle-based design, engineering, and manufacturing operations will continue providing innovative audio solutions to dealers worldwide, leveraging the strength of AAMP’s best-in-class vehicle solutions

Clearwater, Fla. (April 1, 2022) - AAMP Global, leading designer and manufacturer of vehicle solutions, has acquired AudioControl, known worldwide for high-performance audio solutions engineered for the automotive, residential, and commercial markets. Based in Seattle, WA for over 45 years, AudioControl will continue to provide premium entertainment solutions to automotive aftermarket installers, professional audio/video specialists and home technology integrators.

“As an engineering-based provider of premium entertainment solutions supported by award-winning service, AudioControl is a natural fit as part of the AAMP Global brand,” said President and Chief Executive Officer, Scott Forst. “These core competencies combined with AAMP’s unique vehicle integration capabilities and best-in-class service will help to position us as a leader in the core audio market. Alex and team will be driving this exciting initiative and we couldn’t be more pleased to welcome them to the AAMP family.”

AAMP’s President of North America, Herb Brown, stated, “We believe embedding our vehicle integration platform with AudioControl’s world-class electronics, will be game-changing for the industry.”

AudioControl CEO, Alex Camara, will join the AAMP Global leadership team, heading the organization’s audio growth strategy for the automotive and residential businesses. AudioControl’s award-winning residential, commercial, and home theater products, sold and installed by home theater specialists and professional installers, will benefit from access to AAMP Global technology platforms under the continued guidance of AudioControl’s current management team.

“We are excited to bring our industry-leading audio products across all the channels we serve to the AAMP Global brand,” said Alex Camara, CEO of AudioControl. “We have experienced an unprecedented level of growth over recent years, and by joining with the team at AAMP Global, we will have the resources to maintain that trajectory, quicken our product development roadmap, and expand operations to best serve our customers, and continue making good sound great!”

AQ Technology Partners acted as the exclusive financial advisor to AudioControl in the transaction.

For over 34 years AAMP has advanced automotive aftermarket technology. The company’s R&D capabilities has positioned AAMP as the market leader in highly engineered integration solutions, which enable aftermarket audio, safety, and infotainment products to work seamlessly with factory systems. AAMP is known for its PAC, Connects2, EchoMaster, Stinger, and AudioControl brands. AAMP’s focus on customer satisfaction from design to fulfillment has made it a global trusted supplier. For more information, please visit www.aampglobal.com

AAMP Global has announced the release of several new products at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. Those are products are listed as follows:

Phoenix Gold is welcoming two new products into its revamped Integrated Series, known as iS. The iS-DSP1.8 is a highly advanced processor, powered by an Analog Devices 56-bit Digital Sound Processor (DSP) and a Burr Brown high-end audio AD/DA converter. It offers lossless audio streaming using a Wi-Fi interface for Android and iOS, or via USB for Windows. This device is versatile and offers 6 RCA inputs, 6 high level inputs, SPDIF input/output, and 8 RCA outputs.

It features a multitude of tuning controls and sound field adjustments such as equalization, crossover network, and time alignment. Its built-in 30-band 1/3 octave parametric equalizer provides precision sound adjustments for each individual output channel.  The crossover network allows slopes up to -30dB with the ability to combine channels.  Users can delay audio signals to bring the listener to the middle of the soundstage with switchable time alignment modes in milliseconds or inches with delays up to 14.5 milliseconds/190.5 inches. The iS-DSP1.8 sends out its own wireless signal enabling the user to utilize a PC or smart device to make sound field corrections to create an incredible audio experience.  In addition, it streams high-res audio content over Wi-Fi via DSP1.8 app available on Android & iOs or via USB input for Windows devices. The unit can support up to five sources (streaming, auxiliary, high level, preamp, and optical) and can be daisy chained to a second iS-DSP1.8 through optical output creating up to 16 channels. Suggested retail price for the iS-DSP1.8 is $1100.00.

OEM Component Speakers

The iS-C8.3F is a new 3-way component speaker set specifically designed for select BMW vehicles.  Consisting of two 8” midbass speakers, two 4” midranges, 25mm silk dome tweeters, and an outboard crossover network, this speaker kit produces outstanding sound quality with increased dynamic range.  The included crossover networks are precision matched for a flatter response so listeners will experience less coloration and a more natural sound reproduction.  The speakers are direct replacements requiring no modifications to the vehicle.  Other applications of the line, along with individual separate components, will be available for select Volkswagen, and Mercedes-Benz vehicles.  Suggested retail price of the iS-C8.3F is to TBD.

Rosen

8-inch Headrest Multimedia System

The Rosen AV8900H is a headrest multimedia system that features large 8-inch displays and the industry’s first “all digital” system to provide crisp and clear picture quality.  Unique to this system is its processor which keeps the signal from the source to the monitor in digital form with no conversion to analog resulting in unparalleled picture quality.  The system also offers DVD/CD playback, and multiple inputs including two HDMI, micro-SD, auxiliary input, and USB connectivity.  Dual HDMI can connect to smartphones or other devices with HDMI output (ROKU stick, Amazon Firestick, etc.) and the USB connection can support 1080P file format and up to 1 TB.  Suggested retail price (log on to rosenelectronics.com). 

Direct Replacement System

The FIT-MT15 is a direct replacement option for the 4-inch factory radio on a 2015 Mustang and adds a larger high resolution 8-inch touchscreen, iGO NextGen turn-by-turn navigation, HDMI connectivity, and an AV input.  The system provides an OE look retaining the factory AC controls and convenient factory features such as SYNC, USB connection, and back-up camera. The FIT-MT15 is expected to be released on the first quarter of 2016.  Suggested retail price (log on to rosenelectronics.com)

PAC

RadioPRO Interface

PAC continues to make it faster and easier for installers to add the latest technologies into the vehicle.  The new RadioPRO RP4.2-TY11 radio replacement interface is designed for select 2001-2016 Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicle models applicable to millions of vehicles already on the road.  The module enables installation of an aftermarket radio while retaining the factory steering wheel control functions as well as maintaining compatibility with the factory JBL and JBL Synthesis amplified audio systems, and the built-in 3.5 mm auxiliary audio jack. The built-in USB connection and back-up camera can also be retained when paired with an optional PAC harness. Suggested retail price of the RP4.2-TY11 is $199.95.

iSimple

Bluetooth Receiver

MusicStream ISBT3 is a new versatile Bluetooth receiver that lets consumers enjoy their favorite tunes virtually anywhere in any weather environment.  The receiver produces up to four volts (4V) of preamp output to provide users with the clearest Bluetooth audio experience.  With its weather resistant housing, the unit can withstand all types of in-vehicle environments whether it’s in a car, a motorcycle, or power sport vehicle and even a marine vessel.  The system gives music enthusiasts the ability to listen to their favorite playlists stored on their smartphones or tablets anywhere their life takes them, on-the-road, off-road, or even off-shore.  Suggested retail price of the MusicStream is $39.95.

EchoMaster

Safety Products

AAMP Global is excited to introduce our comprehensive global safety line under the brand EchoMaster.  For work and for play, EchoMaster has a full range of solutions for any situation—backing up, driving or parking.  In addition to the robust product offering, the EchoMaster team has been developing custom solutions for OEM and fleet management to help businesses protect their assets and team members, for over 20 years.  The product portfolio includes a full range of cameras, monitors, sensors and accessories to address any safety need. It caters to consumers looking for a grab and go solution, or those wanting to retain the OEM look and feel with fully integrated, installed solutions. Feature rich, and the highest quality, the EchoMaster line is setting the standard for the growing safety market.  A full working display will be available for purchase in the AAMP Global CES booth.

Clearwater, FL (June 7, 2022) - AAMP Global, leading designer and manufacturer of vehicle solutions, announced the addition of two car audio veterans to their Team Phantom group. AAMP launched its Phantom program in 2016 to enhance the level of retailer support in the field.
 
Aaron Davis started in the industry working as an installer with a local high-end stereo shop. During his 5 years there, he was able to solidify his foundation and understanding of car audio and worked his way up to lead technician. This role afforded Aaron his now strong technical background and working knowledge of the ever-changing, multifaceted aspects of car audio. With experience and understanding, Aaron was able to transition to a different role within the industry as a sales representative with Paragon. There he represented brands like AudioControl, Arc Audio, and ORCA Designs to name a few. Aaron’s previous experience with sound quality competitions aided in his ability to train and assist dealers to elevate the car audio experience for his customers. This is where Aaron’s passion for car audio really shined, as he quickly became the “go to guy” for DSP and OEM integration. Aaron has a true passion for the 12-volt industry and enjoys sharing his knowledge to educate and bring awareness to new and more efficient ways of car audio installations and techniques. Aaron is excited for the future of car audio and all the new and exciting things that are yet to come. Aaron will cover the southern California area under his new Phantom role at AAMP.
 
Chris Brinkley is a Texas native who currently lives in the San Antonio area. Chris began his career in 2001 as a retail salesperson with a national electronics chain. In 2007, he transitioned to a sales support role for a manufacturer representative firm where he worked his way up to regional sales manager. Chris is known among his retail and distribution customers for providing world-class customer service, all while providing technological knowledge that is invaluable to his customer base. Chris is fluent in DSP tuning, installation diagnostics, and has a proven ability to quickly address and resolve other product challenges. Chris is bilingual and his primary goal is to support his clients and give them effective solutions for challenges that arise, all while providing profitable options that help grow their business. Chris is looking forward to supporting the Southern Texas and Louisiana markets in his new Phantom role.
 
“Chris and Aaron’s individual strengths will bring new perspective to the team, as their past efforts and abilities fall in line perfectly with the current Team Phantom program. I am looking forward to their growth and contributions here at AAMP Global,” said Director of Team Phantom, Mike Eckley.
 
About AAMP Global:
For over 34 years AAMP has advanced automotive aftermarket technology. The company’s R&D capabilities has positioned AAMP as the market leader in highly engineered integration solutions, which enable aftermarket audio, safety, and infotainment products to work seamlessly with factory systems. AAMP is known for its PAC, EchoMaster, Stinger and AudioControl brands. AAMP’s focus on customer satisfaction from design to fulfillment has made it a global trusted supplier. For more information, please visit www.aampglobal.com.
 
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Clearwater, FL (December 6, 2016) – Today, AAMP Global, manufacturer of in-vehicle technology, announced the global launch of its brand EchoMaster, vehicle safety for consumer and commercial drivers, and expanded product, sales and marketing resources to support the success of EchoMaster authorized dealers.

 “There is no bigger global growth opportunity for AAMP right now than safety,” explained David Klatt chief executive officer of AAMP Global.  “We have the right to win in this category with our overwhelming product suite, targeted marketing strategy, the fusion of PAC and EchoMaster, and a robust organizational commitment to hyper invest in this category.  This launch includes a comprehensive line that meets the needs of commercial and consumer drivers today, with an aggressive product roadmap to follow that will include the leading edge technologies of tomorrow.”

Over 300 Global Solutions

In a world where road accidents are commonplace, consumers and commercial customers alike are looking to reduce risk, increase safety, and protect their investments. EchoMaster provides a full range of safety solutions to include blind spot cameras (for front, rear and side use, with multiple mounting options available), monitors, sensors, DVRs and dash cams.  The range includes universal solutions as well as vehicle-specific.  Whether you are reversing the family car or guiding a fleet of vehicles, EchoMaster is always right beside you, offering a high-quality range of trusted safety solutions for any situation.

Protected by EchoMaster, Integrated with PAC

The most effective driver assistance technology needs to be as easy to use as possible, with minimal intervention from the driver.  Which is why AAMP has combined forces with two of its Power Brands: EchoMaster and PAC.  These integrated safety solutions add important safety features, while seamlessly integrating that technology into the overall driving experience. EchoMaster’s line of integrated safety solutions leverages PAC’s 40 years of vehicle integration experience delivering vehicle-specific solutions that add safety without compromising the OEM look or experience.

New Website & Retail Merchandising Packages to Support Authorized Dealers

With the brand re-launch comes a new and improved website: EchoMaster.com.  Featuring a vehicle fit finder, improved product information, and a Dealer Tools section.

“There is an increasing demand for aftermarket safety technology from consumers, many of our retail customers are already in the safety space while some are brand new to it.  Our goal is to make it easy for dealers to either enter the space, or increase their success within this growing category,” explained Marie Still, chief marketing officer of AAMP Global.  “When developing the brand, we took the time to reach out to consumers, understand their buying patterns and needs, and we have developed informative packaging and high impact in-store displays based on what we found.  Our authorized dealer packages include turnkey retail solutions that allow our customers to transform their retail environment with an effective experience that draws the consumers in to the category and then walks them through the path to purchase.”

In addition to consumer focused packaging and displays, EchoMaster dealers have access to content to support their own multi-channel marketing efforts, including pre-canned social media content, graphics, consumer collateral and more.

Organizational Structure with a Focus on Safety

To support growing and evolving EchoMaster’s global safety line, the company has committed dedicated additional product, sales and marketing resources.

Shaun Findley, AAMP’s vice president/general manager of global Safety, Connectivity and Audio will continue to lead the product development efforts for EchoMaster. Reporting to Shaun and leading our safety efforts globally will be senior product manager, Augustin Leung.  Augustin started with AAMP early in 2016, after many years at Clarion Corporation.  Augustin’s experience at Clarion, and then previously with Magellan GPS, Myron Davis, and working in marketing at Scion and Toyota, equips him well for this role.  Product planning and development has been a key part of his career involving navigation, telematics, multimedia and safety products.  Aileen Alhambra (Safety Product Manager located in Corona), Nathan Pearce (Safety Product Manager in the UK) and Mark Fesmire (Sr. Product Development Engineer in Corona), will all be reporting to Augustin.  Aileen is an Electrical Engineer from California Polytechnic University and has been with Rosen for 11 years in product development for safety (EchoMaster) and infotainment (Rosen). Nathan Pearce, brings 20 years of 12-volt industry experience through AAMP, Armour Automotive and prior installation engineer positions. Mark Fesmire, joining AAMP in early 2016 brings 18 years of experience with head unit products coming from Kenwood/ JVC and Fujitsu Ten / Eclipse.

“Over the past year we’ve been working diligently behind the scenes to combine three world class safety brands,” said Shaun Findley VP/GM at AAMP Global.  “We now have the right brand, the right structure and the right product suite to continue to innovate the vehicle safety technology space.  With the foundation in place, our product team is now focused on executing on an already robust product roadmap, developing leading edge, high quality safety solutions for consumer and commercial drivers.”

In addition to the expanded product development support, sales and marketing have ramped up their resources with field training and sales support from Team Phantom, and a newly implemented technical sales team headed by Brad Chapple, director of sales at AAMP, and co-founder of Intraphex.

The Technical Sales team will be filled by Matt Bradley, who comes with 15 years of experience through Rosen and Don Zaney bringing 24 years of experience through AAMP and Intraphex.  These roles are critical to the future development of this business, driven by a category of products and channels requiring a higher technical skill set.  

"We always strive to provide an unprecedented level of service for our retail partners,” said Scott Forst senior vice president of sales.  “To do that, we need to have in-field support, providing technical training, and available to assist our customers in any way that they need.  The combined forces of our inside sales team, Team Phantom, and the newly implemented technical sales team, will allow us to deliver personalized training and support, especially in the area of safety, ultimately driving the success of our partners.”

Leading the EchoMaster brand efforts will be Phyliss Robbins who will assume the role of senior global marketing manager.  Phyliss’s prior experience at Griffin Technology and the Adidas Group will set her up to be successful in the effort to raise global awareness and to further grow the EchoMaster brand. She will also focus on delivering tools and content to assist authorized dealers on sell through and their own marketing efforts.

For more information visit EchoMaster.com or Facebook.com/EchoMasterProducts

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CLEARWATER, FL (November 3, 2016) – AAMP Global introduces a new Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy kicking off with the PAC and EchoMaster brands. This policy is designed to protect the value and integrity of AAMP’s Power Brands, and AAMP’s network of retail partners.

Why Implement a MAP Policy?

The Internet has made it easier than ever for consumers to research products before they buy, and part of that process is price comparison. People can choose from a variety of online stores and vendors, and in many cases, they’ll go with whoever has the lowest price. For brick and mortar stores, this “showrooming” has been especially problematic.  Consumers look at products in person before buying them online at a lower price. Because online retailers have minimal overhead, the discounts can be incredibly steep. This not only disadvantages other retailers, but can devalue AAMP Global’s brands.

This new MAP policy prevents retailers from advertisingAAMP Power Brand products too cheaply, protecting the value of these solutions. The MAP agreement requires retailers to advertise the products at what they’re worth, and prevents online retailers with minimum overhead from offering steep discounts that give them an advantage over other sellers.

“We recognize the investments our brick and mortar retailers are making and the effect margin compression caused by online price erosion can have, especially within the AAMP portfolio of accessories.   AAMP invests large amounts of resource to engineer, develop and market these products, our mission with the new policy is to secure the margins our retail partners need to be successful.”   explained Scott Forst senior vice president of sales.

By implementing a MAP policy, AAMP Global hopes to free certified retailers from the burden of catering to price-driven bargain shoppers. Instead, AAMP’s products can be priced consistently in a way that reflects their true value.

A copy of AAMP’s MAP policy can be found at: http://aampglobal.com/map-policy

Clearwater, FL (May 6, 2016) – AAMP Global has introduced the FC-CUE42 Reverse Camera Kit designed for select 2013 – 2016 General Motors vehicles. The kit comes fully equipped with all the parts needed to properly integrate a reverse camera into late model General Motors Lacrosse, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC makes (see applications list).

With a focus on integration, this solution allows drivers to add this important safety feature to their vehicles while still retaining the factory look and feel. The dynamic parking lines follow (bend) the movement of the steering wheel to display the vehicle’s trajectory while on reverse. The plug-and-play design and the license plate mounted camera allows for easy integration without any permanent modification to the vehicle.

FC-CUE42 features include:

Interface

  • Compatible with 8- and 4.2-inch screens
  • Back-up camera input with auto switching
  • Two video inputs for additional cameras with manual switching
  • Plug-and-play installation (no splicing of factory wires)
  • Dynamic (bending) guidelines that turn with the steering wheel to help align the vehicle's trajectory while in reverse

Camera

  • 170 degree viewing angle
  • Two brackets for license plate or lip mounting
  • IP67 Waterproof rating
  • Optional reverse guidelines
  • Optional mirror image, for front view mounting

Vehicle Applications:

2014-2015 Buick Lacrosse

2013-2015 Cadillac ATS

2014-2016 Cadillac CTS

2013-2016 Cadillac SRX

2013-2016 Cadillac XTS

2015-2016 Chevrolet Colorado

2014-2016 Chevrolet Impala

2014-2016 Chevrolet Silverado

2015-2016 Chevrolet Tahoe

2015-2016 Chevrolet Suburban

2015-2016 GMC Canyon

2014-2016 GMC Sierra

AAMP Global Will Have a Presence in Both the North Hall and West Hall at SEMA 2021

Clearwater, FL (October 27, 2021)– Today, AAMP Global, leading manufacturer of vehicle technology, announces that it will be present at SEMA 2021, featuring over 400 SKUs across multiple categories; infotainment, audio, integration, marine, safety and off-road to name a few. AAMP will have its traditional Mobile Electronics footprint in the North Hall, but new this year will be a Stinger Off-Road booth in the West Hall. The additional booth signifies the company’s focus to target the Jeep, Truck and Side-by-Side communities.

The AAMP booth (#12133) in the North Hall will feature new and existing products from its flagship brandsPAC,Stinger,Phoenix GoldandEchoMaster. New products to keep an eye out for include PAC’s new series of line output converters,LOCPRO ADVANCED, for adding aftermarket amplifiers to modern OEM head units. Coming soon, LPH, T-harnesses are designed to simplify the LOCPRO ADVANCED installation. One of the newest Stinger 10-inch multimedia HEIGH10® kits will be featured for the first time. Designed for the Challenger, Charger and Chrysler 300, it features plug-and-play installation, flush-mount look and feel and vehicle data integration.

AAMP’s booth will debut its newest brandM2M In Motion. Simplify your fleet and asset management with M2M’s user-friendly, cloud-based software platform, Fleet Motion. Access your live camera views, run reports by driver or vehicle, and view real-time data and alerts. The live map view gives you a simple visual of your entire fleet and each vehicle’s location. The full line of telematics devices, asset trackers and connected cameras provides solutions for fleets of all sizes.

Launched as a spin-off of the iconic Stinger brand, Stinger Off-Road was developed to provide off-road communities with the tailored products they require. At the Stinger Off-Road booth (#60119) you can expect to see vehicle-specific infotainment HEIGH10 kits for Jeep Wrangler, Gladiator, RAM, and GM trucks. Upfit your off-road rig with vehicle-specific audio, safety, lighting, and power accessories. Get a sneak peek of another upcoming HEIGH10 infotainment kit for the Toyota Tacoma.

New Products Showcase

AAMP Global will have15 official new product entriesin the showcase this year across various Mobile Electronics, Off-Road and Display categories. These include new 10-inch multimedia vehicle-specific kits, vehicle-specific subwoofer enclosures and Jeep-specific safety solutions. Be sure to visit the New Product Showcase booth (#31255) in the South Hall Upper to check out these entries.

Contact your AAMP rep now to let them know if you are attending SEMA and plan on stopping by one of our booths.  If you are interested in becoming an AAMP Authorized dealer, visit ourcontact page.

For over 32 years, AAMP has advanced automotive aftermarket technology for its retail and commercial partners. The company provides a wide range of end-to-end solutions through its premium brands, PACStingerPhoenix GoldEchoMasterM2MiM and Connects2. Committed to high quality and ease of installation, AAMP delivers a final experience that fuses factory fit and aesthetic with enhanced functionality and features. It starts with developing front-end solutions for audio, safety, infotainment, integration, and telematics products to work seamlessly with factory systems. AAMP’s focus on customer satisfaction from design to fulfillment has made it a trusted supplier globally. For more information, please visit www.aampglobal.com.  

AAMP Global is starting the 2016 year strong with new CES product introductions from several of its power brands including Echomaster, iSimple, PAC, Phoenix Gold, and Rosen. 

The mix of new AAMP Global products is sure to deliver an excellent in-car entertainment experience as well as keep drivers safer and more aware of their driving environment.  Phoenix Gold is revamping its Integrated Series of audiophile quality audio products with its new iS-DSP1.8 processor and iS-C8.3F 3-way component speaker package. 

Rosen will launch two new integrated entertainment systems in the first quarter of the year that include the high quality AV8900H headrest multimedia systemand the FIT-MT15 direct replacement option for the late model Ford Mustang vehicles. 

PAC continues to make aftermarket product integration possible with its new RP4.2-TY11 that is applicable to millions of 2001-2016 Toyota vehicles already on the road. 

The iSimple MusicStream ISBT3 unveiling at CES is giving music lovers the ability to wirelessly stream their favorite audio tracks to practically any type of vehicle.

And, Echomaster is highly focused on helping drivers be more aware of their surroundings with new and innovative technologies for the vehicle, all to arrive early in the year. 

AAMP Global welcomes CES attendees to check out all of its technology driven car products which will all be on display at the North Hall, Booth #2809, located in the Las Vegas Convention Center. 

Phoenix Gold

Digital Sound Processor

The iS-DSP1.8 is a car audiophile’s dream for sound quality and tuning.  This highly advanced processor is powered by an Analog Devices 56-bit Digital Sound Processor (DSP) and a Burr Brown high-end audio AD/DA converter. It offers lossless audio streaming using a Wi-Fi interface for Android and iOS, or via USB for Windows. This device is extremely versatile and offers six RCA inputs, six high level inputs, SPDIF input/output, and eight RCA outputs. It features a multitude of tuning controls and sound field adjustments such as equalization, crossover network, and time alignment. Its built-in 30-band 1/3 octave parametric equalizer provides precision sound adjustments for each individual output channel.  The crossover network allows slopes up to -30dB with the ability to combine channels.  Users can delay audio signals to bring the listener to the middle of the soundstage with switchable time alignment modes in milliseconds or inches with delays up to 14.5 milliseconds/190.5 inches. The iS-DSP1.8 sends out its own wireless signal enabling the user to utilize a PC or smart device to make sound field corrections to create an incredible audio experience.  In addition, it streams high-res audio content over Wi-Fi via DSP1.8 app available on Android & iOs or via USB input for Windows devices. The unit can support up to five sources (streaming, auxiliary, high level, preamp, and optical) and can be daisy chained to a second iS-DSP1.8 through an optical output creating up to 16 channels. Suggested retail price for the iS-DSP1.8 is $1100 and will be available starting in March.

OEM Component Speakers

The iS-C8.3F is a new 3-way component speaker set specifically designed for select BMW vehicles.  Consisting of two 8” midbass speakers, two 4” midranges, 25mm silk dome tweeters, and an outboard crossover network, this speaker kit produces outstanding sound quality with increased dynamic range.  The included crossover networks are precision matched for a flatter response so listeners will experience less coloration and a more natural sound reproduction.  The speakers are direct replacements requiring no modifications to the vehicle.  BMW applications include the 6-Series Cabrio and Coupe, X3, X4, X5, X6, 1-Series (3 and 5 door), 3-Series GT, Limo and Touring, and 4-Series Coupe, Cabrio, and Gran Coupe. Other applications of the line, along with individual separate components, will be available for select Volkswagen, and Mercedes-Benz vehicles.  Suggested retail price of the iS-C8.3F is to be determined and will be available starting in April.

Rosen

8-inch Headrest Multimedia System

The Rosen AV8900H is a headrest multimedia system that features large 8-inch displays and the industry’s first “all digital” system to provide crisp and clear picture quality.  Unique to this system is its processor which keeps the signal from the source to the monitor in digital form with no conversion to analog resulting in unparalleled picture quality.  The system also offers DVD/CD playback, and multiple inputs including two HDMI, micro-SD, auxiliary input, and USB connectivity.  Dual HDMI can connect to smartphones or other devices with HDMI output (ROKU stick, Amazon Firestick, etc.) and the USB connection can support 1080P file format and up to 1 TB.  Suggested retail price (log on to rosenelectronics.com). 

Direct Replacement System

The FIT-MT15 is a direct replacement option for the 4-inch factory radio on a 2015 Mustang and adds a larger high resolution 8-inch touchscreen, iGO NextGen turn-by-turn navigation, HDMI connectivity, and an AV input.  The system provides an OE look retaining the factory AC controls and convenient factory features such as SYNC, USB connection, and back-up camera. The FIT-MT15 is expected to be released on the first quarter of 2016.  Suggested retail price (log on to rosenelectronics.com).

PAC

RadioPRO Interface

PAC continues to make it faster and easier for installers to add the latest technologies into the vehicle.  The new RadioPRO RP4.2-TY11 radio replacement interface is designed for select 2001-2016 Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicle models applicable to millions of vehicles already on the road.  The module enables installation of an aftermarket radio while retaining the factory steering wheel control functions as well as maintaining compatibility with the factory JBL and JBL Synthesis amplified audio systems, and the built-in 3.5 mm auxiliary audio jack. The built-in USB connection and back-up camera can also be retained when paired with an optional PAC harness. Suggested retail price of the RP4.2-TY11 is $199.95.

 

iSimple

Bluetooth Receiver

MusicStream ISBT3 is a new versatile Bluetooth receiver that lets consumers enjoy their favorite tunes virtually anywhere in any weather environment.  The receiver produces up to four volts (4V) of preamp output to provide users with the clearest Bluetooth audio experience.  With its weather resistant housing, the unit can withstand all types of in-vehicle environments whether it’s in a car, a motorcycle, or power sport vehicle and even a marine vessel.  The system gives music enthusiasts the ability to listen to their favorite playlists stored on their smartphones or tablets anywhere their life takes them, on-the-road, off-road, or even off-shore.  Suggested retail price of the MusicStream is $39.95.

EchoMaster

Safety Products

AAMP Global is excited to introduce our comprehensive global safety line under the brand EchoMaster.  For work and for play, EchoMaster has a full range of solutions for any situation—backing up, driving or parking.  In addition to the robust product offering, the EchoMaster team has been developing custom solutions for OEM and fleet management to help businesses protect their assets and team members, for over 20 years.  The product portfolio includes a full range of cameras, monitors, sensors and accessories to address any safety need. It caters to consumers looking for a grab and go solution, or those wanting to retain the OEM look and feel with fully integrated, installed solutions. Feature rich, and the highest quality, the EchoMaster line is setting the standard for the growing safety market.  A full working display will be available for purchase in the AAMP Global CES booth.

CLEARWATER, FL – (December 19, 2017) PAC, a Power Brand of AAMP Global, will exhibit their latest products at the upcoming CES 2018 in Las Vegas on January 9-12.

PAC informs that their AmpPRO product line will be featured at CES 2018. This factory sound system upgrade solution has allowed many PAC customers to dramatically improve the sound in vehicles while retaining the factory radio fit, finish, and features. Ford, Toyota, GM MOST, and Chrysler AmpPRO solutions will be displayed in the AAMP Global booth, number 5220.

PAC has chosen to display their two Toyota solutions for the first time at CES. One of these products is expected to be launched by the end of the year and the other will be introduced in the first quarter of 2018. An AmpPRO GM MOST solution, another product expected to be launched in 2018, will also be showcased at CES 2018. AmpPRO Ford solutions cover a broad range of vehicles for Ford with Sony and Lincoln with THX. At the CES, PAC plans to introduce a speaker connection harness for these vehicles to simplify the installation process. Amongst the existing products, PAC will also exhibit their existing Chrysler solutions. 

Some other PAC solutions to be seen at CES 2018 include

  • Safety integration solutions, which enable an installer to add safety cameras for collision avoidance
  • RadioPRO Advance – PAC’s next generation of radio replacement solutions that saves even more time with more features
  • New high-quality dash kit solutions

“We will be introducing 5 new dash panels at CES. A large double DIN panel for 1999-2002 GM trucks and SUV’s that has a factory like texture. Also 4 double DIN panels for the 2005-2007 Chrysler 300 and Dodge 2006-07 Charger/2005-07 Magnum available in Black and Silver, they are the only panels available on the market that trim out the radio and do not use a dash kit” says Sam Hunt, the Product Manager of Integration Products.

In addition to PAC, AAMP Global will also exhibit their Autoleads, EchoMaster, iSimple, Phoenix Gold, and Stinger brands at CES 2018 in booth number 5220. 

CLEARWATER, FL (October 27, 2016) – AAMP Global introduces several new technologies under its seven Power Brands: EchoMaster, PAC, Rosen, Stinger, Phoenix Gold, Autoleads and iSimple. Experience these new solutions live at SEMA’s North Hall, booth 11817, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/AAMP for videos from the show and new product details. 

EchoMaster

EchoMaster delivers solutions to “Protect Your Precious Cargo” with new views and enhanced driver assistance for consumer and commercial drivers.  Multi-view cameras, 360-degree bird’s eye view camera kit, and a fully integrated safety solution for Mercedes-Benz Sprinters are just a few of the new vehicle-specific and universal safety products EchoMaster will be introducing at SEMA.

PAC

PAC continues to revolutionize what integration means for 12Volt this year with its SEMA line up. Integrated, vehicle-specific safety solutions, AmpPRO and integrated radio replacement kits will be making their debut in Vegas. 

Rosen

Rosen redefines the meaning of “Go Big or Go Home” by introducing a complete home theater experience all from your backseat. The biggest and last rear seat entertainment system any consumer will need to purchase.  Any if you know the password, we might even show you what’s locked away in the secret room, maybe.

iSimple

iSimple is known for connecting smartphones to any vehicle, no matter how old the car is. But did you know, they also make the most durable cables in the market? Just how tough are they? The iSimple uLinxMAX can be cooked, froze and even Tow. A. Five. Ton. Truck. Mic drop…Can yours? Come see it in action.

Stinger

Stinger is enhancing audio experiences beyond everyday vehicles by introducing its Harley-Davidson solutions. From a small, but mighty Bluetooth amplifier to a direct-replacement battery that packs a powerful punch, we’re creating adrenaline-pumping experiences in whatever moves you, whether on two wheels or four.

Phoenix Gold

Phoenix Gold exists to give you an experience of musical realism that will have you questioning if you’re riding around in a music studio or are sitting in the front row of a rock concert. We uphold our legacy by delivering high quality sound on every adventure—from riding top down on road trips to winning best of show at car competitions. It’s simple: a Phoenix Gold audio system gives you more reasons to love your vehicle.

TOYK968GB or BKTOY968GB and an Aftermarket Radio Can Turn Today’s Toyota Sienna Family Van into a Music Machine

CLEARWATER, FL - (May 26, 2016) – AAMP Global seeks to help transform the ordinary 2015-2016 Toyota Sienna van into a concert on wheels with its American International TOYK968GB and Best Kits by PAC BKTOYK968GB installation dash kits and a matching aftermarket radio.

These new American International and Best Kits dash kits facilitate the installation of a single ISO radio with a pocket below or one double DIN (2-DIN) radio in the factory radio location.  The kits are finished in gloss black for an attractive original equipment (OE) factory look.  The multi-piece kits include the main bezel with a removable pocket, hardware, and instruction manual.

For a complete installation solution AAMP offers the optional American International TWH950 wire harness and LX8 antenna adapter and Best Kits by PAC BHA1761 wire harness and BAA44 antenna adapter.  Using the PAC RadioPRO RP4.2-TY11 interface and CAM-TY12 retains key factory features including steering wheel controls, amplifiers, and reverse camera.

VWK1019 or BKVWK1019 Make It Possible to Upgrade to an Aftermarket Radio 

CLEARWATER, FL - (June 28, 2016) – AAMP Global makes it possible for 2015-2016 Volkswagen Golf owners to upgrade to an aftermarket radio with its American International VWK1019 and Best Kits by PAC BKVWK1019 installation dash kits.

These new American International and Best Kits dash kits facilitate the installation of a single ISO radio with a pocket below or one double DIN (2-DIN) radio in the factory radio location.  The kits are finished in satin black for an attractive original equipment (OE) factory look.  The multi-piece kits include the main bezel with a removable pocket, hardware, and instruction manual.

For a complete installation solution AAMP offers the optional American International EU08 antenna adapter and Best Kits by PAC BAADIN22 antenna adapter.  

AAMP RELEASES AFTERMARKET INSTALLATION

DASH KIT FOR THE 2015-2017 Honda Fit

HONK850GB and BKHONK850GB Dash Kit Address Honda Fit Vehicles for Aftermarket Radio Installations

CLEARWATER, FL - (October 3, 2016) – AAMP Global, today addressed aftermarket radio installation for Honda’s compact Fit models with the American International HONK850GB and Best Kits by PAC BKHONK850GB installation dash kits designed for 2015-2017 Honda Fit vehicles. As the popularity of small, compact vehicles continue to skyrocket, radio replacement for these types of vehicles are also on the rise. These new American International and Best Kits dash kits facilitate the installation of a single ISO radio with a pocket below or one double DIN (2-DIN) radio in the factory radio location. The kits are finished in high-gloss black for an attractive original equipment (OE) factory look. The multi-piece kits include the main bezel with a removable pocket, hardware, and instruction manual.

For a complete installation solution AAMP offers the optional American International HWH810 wire harness and HO6 antenna adapter and Best Kits by PAC BHA1729 wire harness and BAA28 antenna adapter.

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