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Auburn Hills, Mich. (Jan. 11, 2024) – Alps Alpine North America, Inc. (“Alpine”) will attend the Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) KnowledgeFest hosted in the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada from Friday, February 2 to Sunday, February 4.

This year, Alpine brings its largest brand presence to date with a 1400-square-foot booth showcasing four new Alpine demo vehicles and products from the 2024 product line. Alpine will be located in booth 909 on the Mobile Electronics Exhibit Floor in the Paris Ballroom.

“Alpine is excited to expand the brand footprint at the 2024 Las Vegas Knowledgefest show,” said Gregg Thomas, Director of National Sales for the Alpine Brand Division at Alps Alpine North America, Inc. “This year’s product line was deserving of a larger-than-life booth presence to showcase our new line of vehicle-specific products for some of the country’s best-selling vehicles.

New Solutions for Tesla

Alpine is excited to showcase the industry’s first complete sound system upgrade for Tesla in a new 2023 Tesla Model 3 demo vehicle. The vehicle will feature one of the six new direct replacement systems for the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y, which boasts an impressive 1200W RMS sound upgrade that’s designed to replace the Tesla factory speakers without any modifications.

The system includes 10 High-Resolution speakers with a 10” sealed subwoofer enclosure, a 12-channel digital sound processor with a built-in 12-channel amplifier, and an ultra-efficient amplifier designed to use less than one mile of range per hour at full volume. Additional applications will be available for the Tesla premium systems for the Model 3 and include 13 speakers.

New Solutions for Ford

Alpine is no stranger to the vehicle-specific upgrade kits for Ford, and this year offers complete sound system upgrade kits for the 2015-up Ford F-Series. Featured in a Ford F-150 will be the new PSS-23FORD-F150, an eight-speaker system with six High-Resolution S-Series Speakers and a dual 8” Truck Subwoofer Enclosure designed to fit under the rear seat of the truck, all powered by the Alpine OPTIM8 8-channel Hi-Res Sound Processor and Amplifier.

Also in the booth will be a 2023 Ford Bronco showcasing Alpine’s new SBP-24BRNC Weather-Resistant Powered Tailgate Subwoofer Enclosure for the 2021-up Ford Bronco. The enclosure comes pre-loaded with Alpine’s 12” R-Series High-Performance Shallow Subwoofer and 500W RMS amplifier.

New Solutions for Side-by-Side

In 2024, Alpine will take the road less traveled with new solutions designed for Side-by-Side and UTV. In the booth will be a 2021 Polaris RZR Turbo S to showcase the new PSS-UNIV-SXS Weather Resistant Universal Fit Bluetooth Sound System. This system includes two 6.5” speaker pods with integrated RGB LED lighting, a 10” high-powered subwoofer, and a built-in amplifier. Built-in Bluetooth® gives the driver the ability to stream music directly from a smartphone. The system also dons the iconic Alpine six-chiclet configuration for easy access to select sound controls.

Training Sessions

Alpine will host three training sessions led by members of the Alpine Brand Specialist team:

Friday, February 2 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in Versailles 4 

Alpine 2024 Product Line Introduction and Training

Friday, February 2 from 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. in Versailles 4 

Alpine 2024 Product Line Introduction and Training

Saturday, February 3 from 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. in Versailles 4 

Alpine Training Session: OPTIM8

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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Audiomobile has announced it will return to the Hard Rock Hotel for their Winter Showcase Expo, January 7 – 9 (Thursday thru Saturday) in the Paradise Tower (Pool Villa Suite), from Noon till 9 pm. 

Matthew Overpeck, VP of Sales and Marketing, commented; "We opted to again debut our latest ‘Collection’ at the Hard Rock in order to provide Retailers an alternative experience to the stress and hustle of the traditional tradeshow floor atmosphere. This is fully consistent with our company’s philosophy to offer a more relaxed and intimate, business-focused interface, where dealers can learn and develop insights that yield more long-term strategic benefits for them and their business.”

Overpeck continued; "It is now clear that all our unique, solutions-based, relevant products, which focus on specific categories, clearly stand out, even in a crowded market, and that our message resonates with the elite specialty retailer segment, allowing them to make room in their mix for these high-value products, which will provide superior performance and enhanced solutions to their needs, both from a business perspective, as well as from an applications standpoint.  Its axiomatic that “Size matters,” especially in mobile products, and we have addressed this on every level.”

Audiomobile will introduce a new category of products, as well as new subwoofers and the expanded “LineDrive” series of high-performance OEM Interface preamp products.

Retailers who are interested in learning more about this opportunity are welcome to contact Audiomobile at (310) 941 - 2171, or to email the company at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to RSVP or to schedule a meeting.

BOSS Audio Systems is thrilled to announce its participation in the upcoming KnowledgeFest 2024

OXNARD, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 29, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ -- BOSS Audio Systems, a leading player in the 12 Volt industry, is thrilled to announce its participation in the upcoming KnowledgeFest 2024. The event is scheduled to take place from February 2nd to 4th at The Paris Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

KnowledgeFest, recognized as a premier educational conference in the car audio and installation industry, offers a platform for industry professionals and enthusiasts to explore the latest advancements and trends. With over 27 educational workshops, 70 manufacturer trainings, and a vibrant trade show, KnowledgeFest provides a comprehensive experience for attendees.BOSS Audio Systems will be at booth 617, where they will showcase their newest offerings from the BOSS Elite line including new head units, amps, and more. In addition, visitors can explore some of BOSS Audio's most popular audio solutions spanning the Car, Powersports, Motorcycle, and Marine categories.

"I'm eagerly anticipating KnowledgeFest – it goes beyond presenting our latest innovations in mobile audio. It's a chance to connect with installers and forge meaningful relationships with industry professionals,” expressed Matthew Delgado, Director of Sales.

BOSS Audio Systems invites attendees to booth 617 to witness their robust product portfolio at KnowledgeFest 2024. For more information about BOSS Audio Systems, please visit www.bossaudio.com.

BOSS Audio Systems has been a leader in the 12 Volt industry since 1987. The company's extensive product lineup includes over 500 offerings in the car, motorcycle, marine, and Powersports categories, with products available in over 130 countries through storefront retailers and online platforms.

Once again Elettromedia will be showing off their brands, Audison, Hertz & Connection at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas. They will be open from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. Along with Elettromedia will be a host of other brands.

These brands include:

First Integrated Technologies

Sierra Powersports

Biketronics

Mobile Solutions

Compustar

Maestro

NavTV

Hushmat

Avidworx

Riva

Furukawa Headphones

Elettromedia-USA will also be offering trainings on Thursday and Friday night. 

Thursday January 7th

4:30 pm “Business plan for 2016” by Sergio De Oliveira

-         The importance of having a business plan to insure growth and gain business financing

5:30pm  “Maximizing your profits with DSP integration” by Larry Penn   

-         How to attract affluent customers to your store in any city or market using DPS Amplification (Prima)

 

Friday January 8th

          5:30 pm Meet and Greet with the Internet Gurus

-         Steve Meade- SMD, Doug Bernards – Sound Man, Mark Klette – Car Audio Fabrication & Tony D’Amore – D’Amore Engineering

          6:00 pm “Top Five Automotive Electronics Fabrication Trends” by Bryan Schmitt 

          7:00 pm“Maximizing your profits with DSP integration” by Larry Penn   

-       How to attract affluent customers to your store in any city or market using DPS Amplification (Prima)

Elettromedia is offering a shuttle from the Courtyard Marriott Wednesday-Friday on the hour from 2:00 - 6:00 PM.  Please contact your rep for an appointment.

South Point Hotel and Casino to host KnowledgeFest and the Industry Awards
 
North Andover, MA (June 21, 2021) – The Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) announces a new location for KnowledgeFest™ West to be held at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on February 18-20, 2022. For the past three years KnowledgeFest West was held in Long Beach California where attendance grew each year while attracting more retailers from outside the typical 300-mile radius.
 
“Although Long Beach exceeded our expectations as our fastest growing KnowledgeFest event, Las Vegas is a more convenient destination for accommodating retailers traveling from many locations on the West coast and from Canada” said MEA President, Chris Cook.
 
KnowledgeFest Las Vegas will kick off the 2022 Education and Trade-Show line up which includes Indianapolis (April 1-3), Orlando (June 10-12) and in Dallas (August 26-28). Now with four events across the country, KnowledgeFest solidifies its position as THE Mobile Electronics industry’s educational venue featuring member exhibitors showcasing their latest products and technology for attending retailers.  
 
Adding to the excitement, the winners of the 2021 Mobile Electronics® Industry Awards will be honored at the new Las Vegas event. “The Industry Awards will be better aligned to celebrate a full year of recognition.” stated Cook. “The mobile electronics industry will celebrate those that exemplify the highest standards of professionalism, business ethics, service, and expertise.”
 
KnowledgeFest 2022 will showcase more than 100 exhibitors, representing over 125 brands. The education and training will represent 500+ hours of Owner/Sales/Installer Workshops and Vendor Training sessions. It will attract more than 6,000 attendees throughout the year seeking to learn more about their profession, networking with like-minded industry professionals, and discovering new technologies, products, and services from exhibitors.
 
“With over 25 years of serving the Mobile Electronics Industry, KnowledgeFest is established as the most respected educational event of our time.” stated MEA Chairman, Tony Frangiosa. “MEA and the mobile electronics industry are set to succeed well into the future as retailers coast-to-coast take advantage of this valuable experience.”
 
For more information and to register for KnowledgeFest, visit KnowledgeFest.org
 
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Becomes new home to kick off the year for the Mobile Electronics industry
 
North Andover, MA – March 7, 2022 – The Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) introduced a new location for a KnowledgeFest in Las Vegas marking an important milestone for retuning the industry back to Las Vegas with an exciting and record-breaking event.
 
Held at the South Point Hotel and Convention Center, February 18-20, the event hosted more than 1,500 attendees, 50 exhibitors with over 30 show vehicles and 80,000 sq.ft. of indoor exhibit space. The experience also delivered over 100 hours of informative vendor training and targeted educational workshops that took place over the three-day event.
 
“The Las Vegas event had an exciting energy that we attribute in part to how long it has been since we all were together as an industry,” said Chris Cook, president of MEA. “Looking at the numbers, we were excited going into the event, but the turn-out and attendee engagement was beyond our expectations. Many industry members shared that it felt like a homecoming for our industry.”
 
MEA keeps that momentum going for 2022 as KnowledgeFest goes coast-to-coast with three additional events: Indianapolis, Orlando, and Dallas. Now with four strategically located annual events, Mobile Electronics specialists—both retailers and manufacturers—have recognized the great value of KnowledgeFest for delivering education, manufacturer training, and the opportunity to network while reviewing the latest technologies.
 
“Las Vegas exhibitors expressed satisfaction with the event as nearly all signed up for KnowledgeFest Las Vegas for 2023.” said Chris Cook, president of MEA. “Their show of support coupled with the great reviews from the attendees solidifies Las Vegas as a new home for KnowledgeFest.”
 
The event closed Sunday evening with the Mobile Electronics Industry Awards hosted by the Mobile Electronics® Association and Sponsored by new MEA partner, SNAP Finance. Top awards went to Marty Adamschek - Installer of the Year, Titan Motoring - Retailer of the Year, Robert Kowatch - Sales Pro of the Year, and HKI USA - Vendor of the Year. The full list of winners can be found at MEIndustryAwards.com.
 
MEA thanks its partners and sponsors for their help in supporting the Las Vegas event and the Mobile Electronics industry.
 
Upcoming KnowledgeFest events:
• April 1-3, 2022 – Indianapolis, IN
• June 10-12, 2022 – Orlando, FL
• August 26-28, 2022 – Dallas, TX
• February 3-5, 2023 – Las Vegas, NV
 
About the Mobile Electronics Association
Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) is a trade association comprised of installing dealers and product vendors dedicated to serving the needs of the mobile electronics specialist industry. MEA owns and produces KnowledgeFest, regional trade-only industry events that combine educational programming and vendor training with a trade show floor. MEA owns and publishes the monthly Mobile Electronics® magazine, which is the industry’s #1 resource, as well as other digital media, including websites and the industry’s e-newsletter Hotwire. MEA provides software and data-driven services to vendors and retailers. Learn more at mobile-electronics.com.
 
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The entire family of Maxxsonics audio brands will be in attendance at booth #1107 for KnowledgeFest Las Vegas 2024

Libertyville, IL – Maxxsonics is excited to be in attendance at KnowledgeFest Las Vegas 2024 this year. The event takes place from February 2nd through the 4th at the Paris Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas Nevada. Taking audio to new heights across MB Quart, Hifonics, Crunch, and Autotek, the entire family of Maxxsonics audio brands will be in attendance at KnowledgeFest 2024.

Founded in 1994 by a group of specialty retailers and reps in the Midwest, KnowledgeFest brings together knowledge and experiences from participants within the Mobile Electronics industry. KnowledgeFest includes over 27 educational workshops, 70 manufacturer trainings, incredible networking opportunities, and a trade show featuring manufacturer and benefit-provider exhibits. Maxxsonics will be ready to talk one-on-one with dealers, specialty manufacturers, and others in attendance spreading insight and knowledge on the audio horizons of MB Quart, Hifonics, Crunch, and Autotek.

We hope you can be a part of KnowledgeFest 2024 and join us in taking our knowledge and mobile electronic insights to the next level!

Follow the link to learn more details and complete event information on KnowledgeFest 2024. https://www.knowledgefest.org/

Follow the link to register as an attendee.

https://www.knowledgefest.org/register

Established in 2001 and headquartered in Libertyville, IL, Maxxsonics is a global leader in the Mobile, Marine, and Powersports audio industries. Innovating products that bring out the best in audio and sound, Maxxsonics specializes in designing and manufacturing amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories branded; Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. Additionally - Maxxsonics is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Kawasaki off-road vehicles, Polaris® off-road vehicles, and CFMOTO. Founded by a handful of consumer electronics and automotive security veterans – Maxxsonics products are now heard and experienced around the world.

Rockford Fosgate has released a wide array of new products its annual Product Showcase, held at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Artist Ballroom) in Las Vegas, Nev. from Jan. 6-8, 2016. Products to be introduced at the showcase include the following:

- T1000X5ad (mobile) and TM1000X5ad (marine) 1000 watt, multi-channel, Class ad amplifiers

- The T750X1bd Power Series ultra-compact 750 Watt mono amplifier (MSRP: $799.99) for mobile applications, and the TM750X1bd (MSRP: $849.99) for moto-marine and powersports applications

- A new add-on tweeter system for 2016 Punch element-ready speakers, MSRP of $199.99

- PMX-8BB hideaway digital media receiver and companion PMX-8DH full function wired display head 

- PM2652W-MB Mini Wake Tower Cans with MSRP of $599.99

- Punch marine wake tower cans with 359 degree rotation with MSRP of $599.99

- 2016 Punch 6.5-inch element-ready coax speaker line with MSRP of $299.99

- Element ready lineup of digital media receivers, the ultra-compact PMX-0; MSRP of $149.99

 

 

Strong Attendance Expected for KnowledgeFest™Las Vegas
State of Nevada joins New York and California removing the mask mandate
 
NORTH ANDOVER, MASS., February 11, 2022 — The Mobile Electronics Association (MEA)reported today that advance registrations indicate a much higher than expected attendance at next week’s KnowledgeFest Vegas event. This is the first KnowledgeFest to be held in Las Vegas which will now host the Mobile Electronics Industry Awards, as retailers and vendors are gearing up and looking forward to meeting in person again.
 
Yesterday, Nevada’s governor announced that masks are no longer required for in-door events, joining New York, California, and most of the rest of the country, who have either removed the requirement or announced a plan to in the near future. The Nevada announcement is effective immediately and supported by the South Point Hotel and Casino. This will allow KnowledgeFest Vegas attendees to have the option to wear a mask or not.
 
 
“These are certainly unique times where companies recognize that business continues and the mobile electronics industry needs to come together to support them” stated Chris Cook, MEA President. “The show must go on and the record number of attendees are being heard loud and clear”. MEA now projects attendance to reach 1,500 which would be a record for a first-year new venue. Previous KnowledgeFest locations included Dallas, Indianapolis, Long Beach, and Orlando.  
 

KnowledgeFest Vegas will be a three-day event featuring hundreds of hours of education utilizing three workshop tracks (Owner & Manager -- Sales & Marketing -- Technician & Fabricator), manufacturer specific training sessions, and over 80,000 square feet of exhibitor space with more than 50 booths, capped off with an evening of celebration and entertainment as the industry recognizes the best-of-the-best at the Mobile Electronics Industry Awards.

 

Discount rooms are still available at the beautiful South Point Hotel and Casino (located on the Las Vegas Boulevard about five miles from Mandalay Bay) and online advance registration, along with schedule and details, is available at KnowledgeFest.com.    

 

About the Mobile Electronics Association
Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) is a trade association comprised of installing dealers and product vendors dedicated to serving the needs of the mobile electronics specialist industry. MEA owns and produces KnowledgeFest™, regional trade-only industry events that combine educational programming and vendor training with a trade show floor. MEA owns and publishes the monthly Mobile Electronics® magazine, which is the industry’s #1 resource, as well as other digital media, including websites and the industry’s e-newsletter Hotwire. MEA provides software and data-driven services to vendors and retailers. Learn more at mobile-electronics.com.

 

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Upcoming KnowledgeFest events:

  • February 18-20, 2022 – Las Vegas, NV
  • April 1-3, 2022 - Indianapolis, IN
  • June 10-12, 2022 - Orlando, FL
  • August 26-28, 2022 – Dallas, TX


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