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The DS18 Hooligan X12 has already been proven to provide top end performance and bass now for multiple years on the streets and in the lanes, hooligans have been a choice of music lovers and competitors alike.

We have taken the Traditional Hooligan and revamped it in our newest revision, the Hooligan X12 High Excursion subwoofer. This model features long throw pole, larger spider, and high excursion surround to lower the FS of the speaker making it louder at subsonic frequencies. This massive sub will be great for high powered music or SPL. A FS of 26 will ensure deep lows down to 20hz and great punchy bass up around 40hz depending on your box tuning. This subwoofer is rated at 4000w RMS and 6000w max so your vehicle will require electrical upgrades and large wire. This sub will be friendly to 4th orders, 6th orders, ported boxes, and large sealed boxes and can be used in most applications that has room for the box. With a 59mm one way XMAX, this sub is sure to pump out extreme decibils with the proper power and box setup. We recommend a tuning of 25-35hz for ported boxes depending on your goals.
 
If you are looking for extreme bass and massive power look no further than the Hooligan High Excursion line! This Hooligan variant will be sure to start you on your way to high volume hairtricks and massive lows!
 
Features:
  • High powered 4" Black Aluminum voice coil handling 4000w RMS and 6000w max power for heavy hitting competition bass.
  • We have added a large high excursion surround to help with the high pole to pole flex this subwoofer has giving it has a 59mm one way xmax! Available in DVC 1, 2, and 4 ohm configurations.
  • We have also added a larger spider that helps lower the FS (Resonant Frequency) so this sub plays lower much louder than previous versions.
  • 4-inch black aluminum voice coil handling a massive 4000w RMS and 6000w peak will be sure to get this subwoofer moving with hurricane wind forces.
  • The DS18 Tooled Black basket is one of the slickest and best looking baskets on the market. Not only extremely strong but looks great so you can use plexiglass or mount inverted on your box to see the show quality frame and motor topped off by a carbon fiber dustcap.
  • Huge 500oz magnet will help the voice coil receive and handle the massive power this sub requires with high efficiency and durability.
Found at DS18.com or any of our authorized Dealers.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Dec. 08, 2021) – Alps Alpine Co., Ltd. a leading manufacturer of electronic components and automotive infotainment systems, and its domestic marketing division Alpine Electronics of America, Inc., is now shipping the third generation of AlpineF#1Status.

The Pinnacle of Car Audio

When it comes to experiencing music, nothing compares to a live performance. From incredible details like the breath of the artist between passages to the electrifying energy felt in the beat of every kick drum, live music creates an unparalleled emotional experience in every song. Now, this level of performance can be experienced in a vehicle with AlpineF#1Status System.

AlpineF#1Status is the first complete premium car audio system that can reproduce Hi-Resolution Audio Playback, bringing the experience of a live performance closer than ever before inside the challenging vehicle interior environment, making it the pinnacle of car audio.

High-Resolution Audio Playback

AlpineF#1Status represents the best that car audio technology can offer using the most important medium at the time. The first generation of AlpineF#1Status in 2001 focused on perfecting Compact Disc (CD) reproduction, the highest spec of its time (44.1kHz x 16bit). In 2004, the second generation shifted to DVD Audio™, which exceeded CD in data storage and playback quality. The third and current generation of AlpineF#1Status addresses the future of car audio: High-Resolution Audio (Hi-Res).

AlpineF#1 Status is the first car audio system in the industry to achieve 384kHz/32bit Hi-Res Audio Playback, the highest recording spec possible in a car audio system. This is more than 17 times the amount of digital audio data in a standard CD (44.1kHz x 16bit) and exceeds the standard Hi-Res spec (192kHZ x 24 bit). Hi-Res Audio Playback reproduces the details that are lost in lower-quality, compressed file formats. These details, like the breath of the artist or subtle interactions with the instruments, contribute to a listening experience that was once previously exclusive to a live performance.

As consumer listening habits shift from CD to digital streaming services, Hi-Res Audio Playback is quickly becoming the new benchmark for music reproduction. AlpineF#1Status exceeds the standards for this level of performance. To deliver this experience, each component in the system was designed in perfect synchronization to handle the ultra-Hi-Res audio files.

Unique Hi-Res Audio Source

To achieve 384kHz/32bit Hi-Res Audio Playback, AlpineF#1Status needed a source and a method that could get this level of Hi-Res audio files in the vehicle. Alpine partnered with Astell & Kern to create a custom, portable Digital Audio Player (DAP) for the AlpineF#1Status system. The DAP-7909 can host up to 780 Hi-Res files and is compatible with a variety of audio formats (.Wav, .Flac, AAC, etc.).

The DAP connects directly with the AlpineF#1Status Head Unit via USB. Longtime fans of the Alpine brand will appreciate the six-button “chiclet” design of the AlpineF#1Status HDS-7909 Head Unit Commander. The HDS-7909 controls the media on the DAP-7909 and sends the digital content to the HDP-H900 Digital Signal Processor (DSP) via a custom A2B data bus, which supports the Hi-Res Audio spec. As a bonus, the DAP can also be used as a standalone audio player.

The Workhorse of the System

To reproduce a live performance experience in the challenging vehicle interior environment is no easy feat. From the off-center positioning of the listener to the variety of materials in the cabin and even the internal cabin temperature, the vehicle introduces acoustic challenges that contribute to a lower quality sound experience.

To overcome these challenges, the AlpineF#1Status system features an HDP-H900 Digital Signal Processor (DSP) with the industry’s first Master Clock Management System, a high-performance crystal clock housed in an oven-controlled case at the heart of the DSP. Every component in the AlpineF#1Status system references this clock which results in ultra-Hi-Res playback without any jitter (timing errors) in the system, which is common in a system with independent components.

The HDP-H900 runs up to 1GHz/64Bit, comparable to the processing power of a high-end computer’s central processing unit (CPU), to achieve accurate sound tuning for High-Resolution audio playback at 384kHz/32Bit. High-performance sound processing gives the acoustic system tuner the tools to ensure that each speaker’s sound arrives at the listener’s ears at the same time, while also accounting for the vehicle’s unique interior environment, to maintain the integrity of the sound and ensure accurate High-Resolution Playback. The results are perfect synchronization and music that stays faithful to the artist's original intentions.

Once the files are processed, the signal is sent to the HDA-F900 4-Channel Amplifier via Pro Audio Balanced XLR cables, which allows a full eight volts to be sent with virtually no noise and results in the most accurate sound reproduction possible.

Unified Speaker Material

Hi-Res Audio Playback requires that every speaker component plays within its optimal frequency band. From the tweeter to the subwoofer, the AlpineF#1Status HDZ-9000 4-way speaker system uses the same high-performance cone material, Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP).

By using the same cone material throughout the speaker system, rather than using a specific material or structure for each component’s frequency band, the sound maintains the same timbre and characteristic across the entire audible and inaudible frequency range. Each speaker component is designed to cover a wider range of playback spectrum giving the tuner a wider range of adjustability. The HDZ-9000 speakers also feature proprietary Alpine technologies, that include DDDrive, DDLinear, and Dual Emission, which work together to maximize accuracy and reduce distortion between speakers.

The HDZ-9000 4-Way Speakers feature an HDZ-9000SW 11” Subwoofer, pairs of HDZ-9000WF 6.5” Midbass Speakers, HDZ-9000MID 2.5” Midrange Speakers, and HDZ-9000TW 1” Tweeters for a true stereo image.

A Complete Audio System

Each component of the AlpineF#1Status system was designed to ensure that the system play at its intended Hi-Res spec. To reach this level of performance, the system’s signal path uses custom connectivity, including XLR cables and A2B, because of their ability to accurately support the Hi-Res spec. This makes the AlpineF#1Status system an all-inclusive, complete system designed in perfect synchronization.

While AlpineF#1Status was designed as a complete system, there is flexibility to add or retain a head unit other than the included HDS-7909. The HDP-H900 DSP includes a traditional RCA input, and up to six channels of high-level input, that can be used to retain the vehicle’s factory head unit or add an aftermarket head unit, which is valuable for the audio enthusiast who relies on smartphone connectivity and features, like Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, or Bluetooth®.

Whether retaining the factory head unit, upgrading to an aftermarket head unit, or using the AlpineF#1Status HDS-7909 Head Unit, the result is still a cohesive system that works in perfect synchronization to reproduce the highest level of performance available in the challenging vehicle interior environment.

AlpineF#1Status is exclusively available as a complete sound system at a M.A.P. of $35,000. An additional HDZ-9000SW 11” Subwoofer is available if more bass is desired at a M.A.P. of $2,600 (sold separately). AlpineF#1Status is available for purchase at AlpineF#1Status Authorized Retailers. A list of retailers can be found on www.alpine-usa.om/alpineflagship/wheretobuy.

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Alps Alpine, 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 a smartphone app and blockchain technology, and remote monitoring. For more information: www.alpsalpine.com/e/  

Seattle, WA, December 7th, 2021 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com) will be displaying best-in-class mobile entertainment products, showcasing an outrageous Volvo C30R demo vehicle and hosting vital training seminars for attendees at Knowledgefest Dallas, being held at the Dallas Market Center, December 10th-12th, 2021.

The AudioControl team will be hosting one training seminar per day for attendees, beginning on Friday with how to maximize system performance using AudioControl’s all-in-one amplifier solutions. Saturday’s track will focus on how to best utilize the full line of active line output converters, load generating devices and digital signal processors from AudioControl that are powerful tools for efficiently and effectively producing better sounding systems for every customer. Sunday’s training will highlight the many benefits of utilizing AudioControl’s DM-RTA, the ultimate test tool for efficiently producing high-performance systems that are more predictable and professional.

"AudioControl offers a broad range of mobile entertainment products that enable dealers and installers to offer best solutions, unmatched performance and reliability,” explained Mobile Audio Sales Manager Matthew Palumbo. “We will be running demos of a full AudioControl system in Joseph Norton’s Volvo C30R and providing educational tracks throughout the event, helping sales and installation teams utilize AudioControl products to exceed customer expectations across all types of vehicles.”   

TRAINING SCHEDULE

Friday, December 10th 3:00pm-4:00pm Room D224

AudioControl Amplifiers: The all-in-one solution

 

Saturday, December 11th 4:15pm-5:15pm Room D224

LOCs, LGDs, & DSPs Oh My! (The ultimate guide to OEM integration and signal processing)

Sunday, December 12th 10:45am-11:45am Room D224

DM-RTA: The Ultimate Audio Test Tool

VISIT AUDIOCONTROL AT THE DECEMBER, 2021 KNOWLEDGEFEST DALLAS, 12/10-12/12 BOOTH 421

Click here to Reserve Your Seat   

AudioControl is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets since 1977. Based in Seattle, WA, AudioControl offers premium quality home theater and whole-house entertainment products, distributed audio amplifiers for commercial applications and a legacy of outstanding car audio processors, amplifiers and OEM interface solutions sold and installed worldwide by qualified professionals. For more information visit audiocontrol.comor contact AudioControl at +1 425-775-8461 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Awarded During the Recent 2021 SEMA Show, the Young Executives Network (YEN) is Presented to an Individual, Business, Organization or Sanctioning Body That Has Had a Positive Effect on the Careers of Young Executives Within the Automotive Industry

METAIRE, LA, Dec. 6, 2021 – Oracle Lighting (www.oraclelights.com), the market leader in high quality and innovative LED solutions for the automotive/12Volt, power sports, marine, and motorcycle markets, is proud to announce that it has been awarded the 2021 YEN (Young Executives Network) Vanguard Award during the recent 2021 SEMA Show, held in Las Vegas, Nev. The YEN Vanguard Award is presented to an individual, business, organization or sanctioning body that has had a positive effect on the careers of young executives within the automotive industry.

“It is an honor to be recognized by YEN for the Vanguard Award,” said Tiffanie Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting CEO. “Our culture at Oracle Lighting fosters the idea of volunteering within our community and our industry. We encourage our team to join any one of SEMA’s committees, which is an easy way to be a part of the industry.”

Each YEN Vanguard Award candidate has to meet the following criteria: must be a current or past member of SEMA (no age requirement) and must have demonstrated exceptional service, integrity and business ethics. The Vanguard Award is presented to a person, company or sanctioning body that has influenced the professional growth and/or cultivation of talent for young executives through its actions, mentoring, visions and/or contributions for the past, present and future.

Oracle Lighting also won SEMA’s 2021 Manufacturer of the Year award during the 2021 SEMA Show.

During the 2021 SEMA Show, Oracle Lighting displayed new innovative products to the several thousand show attendees. More than a dozen new products were on display in Oracle’s booth and new innovations were also exhibited in SEMA’s New Product Showcase.

In 2021, Oracle Lighting was also ranked as the third fastest growing company in the entire metro New Orleans area, with a three-year growth rate of 56 percent, according to New Orleans CityBusiness magazine.

For more information on Oracle Lighting and its full product line, please visit www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Having celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2019, Metairie, Louisiana-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle, and marine markets since 1999. Oracle’s philosophy is this: in today's world of fly-by-night vendors, we think it is important to partner with businesses that you can trust to be there for you today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

Located just outside New Orleans, Oracle Lighting has received accolades from numerous organizations for our business practices, including being listed on the Inc500 list of the Fastest Growing Businesses in the USA for the past eight years consecutively, winning the 2012 Bronze Stevie Award for Consumer Products Company of the Year, and most recently being named The Small Business Administration's Exporter of the Year and a Small Business Champion by the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. In 2012, Oracle was named the Jefferson Parish Small Business of the Year by JEDCO. New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine also named ORACLE Lighting a Top Private Company in the Greater New Orleans Area in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

SoundSkins Global to release the first full lineup of Harley pre-cut sound deadening kits in 2022

December 3, 2021 -- Harley Davidson motorcycle owners now have a simple solution for improving their audio systems and overall riding experience. SoundSkins Global, in collaboration with American Hard Bag, will roll out the market’s first-ever, full lineup of custom-cut sound deadening kits for Harley Davidson touring motorcycles in January 2022.

SoundSkins Global has teased the release of this lineup since Knowledge Fest in 2019, and since then they released a line of pre-cut kits for ‘14 Street Glide, Electra Glide, Road Glide, and Road King saddlebags in June 2021. The rest of the upcoming lineup includes kits for saddlebags, speaker lids, fairings, and fairing speaker pods of Street Glide, Electra Glide, Road Glide, and Road King models from ’98-’13 and ‘14+.

“These kits are something we saw in the market that was missing,” said Dennis Garcia, Chief Operating Officer of SoundSkins Global. “A few competitors have tried to put something like this in the market, but no one else has the complete lineup that covers the entire bike.”

These kits will cut down on excess vibration and noise to create a smoother riding experience. The sound deadening material will also dramatically lower the resonant characteristics of the saddlebags, fairings, and fairing speaker pods, making them much better speaker enclosures. This results in increased speaker efficiency, allowing the speakers to do exactly what they were designed to do – project sound directly toward the listener.

Both SoundSkins Global and American Hard Bag will offer this lineup on their websites. The kits will be available as bundles and individual sections.

SoundSkins Global and American Hard Bag will display these new kits at Knowledge Fest in Las Vegas on February 18-20, 2022.

For more information about this new lineup, visit https://soundskinsglobal.com/ or contact SoundSkins Global at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Collins is Based in the Corporate Offices in Edmonton, AB Canada

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, Dec. 3, 2021 – Eleven Engineering, Inc. (www.elevenengineering.com), a market leader in semiconductor products for wireless audio for home theater, multi-room, portable, professional, 12 Volt (car, truck, motorcycle, power sports, marine) and gaming applications, is proud to announce that Kyle Collins has become the latest member of the company’s growing Research & Development Design Team.

“We are continuing to add to our R&D design team as worldwide demand of our SKAA technologies and products offerings continues to grow,” said Rex Whitehead, Eleven Engineering executive vice president, sales & marketing. “Kyle has all the tools necessary to contribute to our team right away in order to help take Eleven Engineering and SKAA to the next level both in the short and long terms. We are excited to have him join our team.”

Collins has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta. In his new position at Eleven Engineering, he will focus on embedded hardware design as well as firmware design.

“I am excited to be able to jump right in and be part of a great team who are helping change not only how we hear the world but how we experience it,” said Collins. “Eleven’s team is pushing the envelope everyday of what we thought was possible and have had many successes doing that already. I plan to continue on this tradition of innovation and am excited to see what we can create.”

SKAA wireless lets the integrator easily create a dedicated multi-room home audio superhighway with a long range up to 150 feet with a robust, interference-free low-latency signal eliminating lip-sync issues with TV and gaming. SKAA-enabled products can stream music between them, up to four sets simultaneously – one transmitter to four devices. In environments laden with heavy Wi-Fi and Bluetooth traffic, SKAA navigates through these hostile environments with best-in-class reliability. SKAA also allows for uninterrupted audio signals that are delivered with the highest sound quality to all speakers without the latency that is inherent in other wireless solutions.

SKAA is available as a built-in technology not requiring an external transmitter in purpose-designed partner products. SKAA transmitters work with iOS & Android mobile devices, Mac & Windows computers, televisions, and just about any product with a line output or a headphone jack.

Eleven Engineering breaks down the Seven Deadly Sins of WiFi Audio on its YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw2iSCuT0x8).

For more on SKAA and the Seven Deadly Sins of WiFi Audio, please subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/user/SKAAwireless and visit SKAA.com.

For additional information, contact Rex Whitehead at 480-650-3979 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.." style="color: #000000;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information on Eleven Engineering, visit www.elevenengineering.com, SKAA wireless YouTube channel, and Facebook/.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada-based Eleven Engineering, Inc. is a market leader in microprocessors SiPs (System in Package) and modules designed for wireless audio for Home Theater, Multi-Room, Portable, and Pro Audio products. Eleven's XInC2 multithreaded processor was designed specifically for digital wireless audio applications but is also well suited for other realtime intensive microprocessor applications.

Eleven's high-performance wireless audio semiconductors, equipped with XInC2 wireless processor cores, are complete solutions for high-quality digital wireless audio transport. WFD™, Eleven's proprietary wireless audio transport protocol, has a narrow footprint in the radio spectrum, delivering both best-in-class coexistence with WiFi / Bluetooth and unparalleled Quality of Service.

National Automotive Styling Centers™ franchise looks back at 2021 highlights, plans for continued success in 2022

LAS VEGAS – Dec. 1, 2021 Leading automotive customization and window tinting franchise Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ celebrated its top franchise owners with a variety of awards recently at the company’s annual International Franchise Convention held at Caesars Palace Resort and Hotel in Las Vegas.

The 2021 Tint World® International Franchise Convention, entitled “Race to Success: Full Speed Ahead,” featured a vendor trade show, seminars and training, and an awards banquet to recognize top-performing franchises. This was the franchise’s second convention this year. The first convention in February was a virtual event, while the Las Vegas convention was an in-person event held in conjunction with the 2021 SEMA Show, which is held each November in Las Vegas.

“The annual convention is important to the Tint World® family,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World®. “Our franchise owners have worked hard, especially with the challenges of the past year, and we want to recognize their successes. This convention is a chance for us to network, learn from one another and stay focused on our goals for 2022. We are thrilled to make this event happen for our Tint World® team.”

Tint World® presented the following awards during the 2021 awards ceremony:

 

•             Brand Ambassador Vendor of the Year: DS18

•             Manufacturing Vendor of the Year: SunTek

•             Franchise Ambassador of the Year (U.S.): Mike Richards and Dylan Thiel (Grapevine, Texas)

•             Franchise Ambassador of the Year (Canada): Trevor and Sue Dwyer (Kingston, Ontario)

             Rick Martin Franchise Mentor of the Year: Michael Halperin and Mike Rogers (Boca Raton, Florida)

•             Local Marketing Impact: Pete and Barbra Muller (Longwood, Florida)

•             Local Marketing Impact: Mark Hamilton (Ft. Myers, Florida)

•             Most Improved Franchise: Paul Sawhney (Baltimore, Maryland)

•             Mike Kruse Rookie of the Year: Shirley and Earl MacLeod (Urbandale, Iowa)

•             Best Performing Franchise: Michael Halperin and Mike Rogers (Boca Raton, Florida)

•             Best Performing Franchise: Greg Alan (San Marcos, California)

•             Outstanding Growth: Mike Richards and Dylan Thiel (Rowlett, Texas)

•             Outstanding Growth: Shahid Ali and Aleks Khiyayev (Smyrna, Georgia)

•             Outstanding Multi-Store Growth: Danny Shenko (Ft. Lauderdale, FL, North Miami Beach, Florida, Pompano Beach, Florida and Loves Park, Illinois)

•             Top Gun Franchise: Santiago and Dominica Rojas (Massapequa Park, New York)

•             Franchise of the Year: Kit and Cameron Pelletier (Jacksonville, North Carolina)

•             Social Media Award: Randy and Austin Silver (Cary, North Carolina), Arif Notta (Dallas, Texas), Mike Richards and Dylan Thiel (Grapevine, Texas and Rowlett, Texas), Pete and Barbra Muller (Longwood, Florida), John and Carole Anhalt (Webster, Texas and Spring, Texas), Austin Gurba (Olathe, Kansas), Tim and Stacy Kjaer (Medford, New York), Santiago and Dominica Rojas (Massapequa Park, New York), Greg Alan (San Marcos, California), Todd and Michelle Simms (St. Petersburg, Florida and Palm Harbor, Florida), Chris and Michelle Mays (Port Charlotte, Florida), and Sohail and Talha Khan (Livonia, Michigan)

Several franchises were honored for their performance in reaching financial goals:

•             $3 Million Club: Santiago and Dominica Rojas (Massapequa Park, New York)

•             $2 Million Club: Tim and Stacy Kjaer (Medford, New York)

•             $1 Million Club: Mark Eastland (Hutto, Texas), Dee Patel (Chamblee, Georgia), Randy and Austin Silver (Cary, North Carolina), Acey Light (Lubbock, Texas), Jeff and Penny Rackley (The Colony, Texas),  Mike Richards and Dylan Thiel (Grapevine, Texas), Jay Guan (San Diego, California), Danny Shenko (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida), Cary Lopez (West Palm Beach, Florida), Pete and Barbra Muller (Longwood, Florida), Greg and Melissa Alan (San Marcos, California), Paul Sawhney (Baltimore, Maryland), Tim and Stacy Kjaer (Riverhead, New York), Shahid Ali and Aleks Khiyayev (Smyrna, Georgia), and Kit and Cameron Pelletier (Jacksonville, North Carolina)

Tint World® also renamed two of their annual awards to recognize the achievements of two franchise owners that passed away in 2021. Rick Martin (Albany, New York) and Mike Kruse (Kennesaw, Georgia) will be honored for their efforts to the Tint World® Franchise by having the Mentor of the Year and Rookie of the Year Awards named in their honor.

“This event gave us an opportunity to come together to not only celebrate our wins, but also grieve our losses,” Bonfiglio said. “Rick opened our very first location in New York nearly nine years ago, while Mike just opened his store this past September. They were both strong brand ambassadors and wonderful members of the Tint World® family. They’ll be missed, and these awards will serve to recognize future owner accomplishments while honoring Rick and Mike’s memory.”

About Tint World

Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ offer sales and installation of auto and marine accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, custom wheels and tire packages, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection films, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, maintenance and repair services, and more. Tint World® is also the leading provider of residential, commercial and marine computerized window tinting and security film services with locations throughout the U.S. and abroad, with franchise opportunities available worldwide. To find out more, please visit www.tintworld.comand tintworldfranchise.com.

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Long Beach, Calif., November 30th, 2021 KENWOOD USA is now shipping its motorsports-grade STZ-RF200WD Integrated Dual Camera Recording System at a MAP of $399.95.

Motorcycle and motorsports enthusiasts now have a stealth solution to simultaneously record in both the front and rear of their vehicle in FULL HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. The STZ-RF200WD consists of 2 externally-mounted cameras, a control switch, and a GPS antenna, all carrying an IP66/67 rating, meaning that they can resist high-pressure, heavy sprays of water and are fully sealed against dust entry. The “brain” of the system is an IP55 rated hide-a-way control box, meaning that it is protected against dust ingress and low-pressure water jets. The control box would typically mount underneath a seat or in another covered location in most motorcycles, side-by-sides/UTV’s, ATV’s and more. When additional length beyond each camera’s 6.6 ft. cable is needed, optional camera extension cables in lengths of 3.3 ft. (STZ-RFCC100, MAP $34.95), 9 ft. (STZ-RFCC300, MAP $49.95), and 16 ft. (STZ-RFCC500, MAP $64.95) can be added.

The STZ-RF200WD’s compact cameras come in at just under 1” in size for ease of installation and a stealthy look, all without compromising recording quality or their wide viewing angle of 195°. High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology is implemented to ensure the image is clearly defined in all lighting conditions day and night. They also feature Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), which creates a smooth and clear video by reducing blurring caused by vibration.

With its Auto On/Off recording functionality, the STZ-RF200WD’s built-in GPS records speed, latitude, and longitude whenever the system is active. It’s also equipped with a 3-axis G-Sensor and adjustable sensitivity, which is designed to detect a collision and store that event in a dedicated folder. Its built-in Super Capacitor provides enough backup supply to ensure that even if the system’s power is lost, the recorded video file will save correctly and not become corrupted.

Users have two methods to access recorded videos. They can install the KENWOOD Motorsports CAM App on their iOS® or Android® device, then connect via a localized Wi-Fi® network by pressing and holding the STZ-RF200WD’s control switch for 3 seconds and continuing to follow their device connection prompts. Once connected, this method enables users to visually adjust each camera’s field of view, adjust all system settings and review all recorded files. Upon reviewing, each file can be downloaded directly to the user’s device for easy file sharing. Alternatively, the included 32GB microSD card (upgradeable to 256GB) can be manually removed from the control box, allowing users to open the files from their PC or Mac using the KENWOOD Motorsports CAM viewer desktop software. This viewing software expands upon the app’s reviewing capabilities, including map data and speedometer display.

“From protection in case of insurance fraud to capturing beautiful road, backroad, and water scenery, motorcycle and motorsports enthusiasts have long demanded a high-quality dashboard camera-type recording solution. This product is more than just safety, it allows you to capture and share your epic adventures with your friends and family,” said Mike Roberts, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for KENWOOD USA’s car electronics sector. “Our team of engineers has truly delivered on this challenge and we are thrilled to be continuing to fulfill our mission of expanding our motorsports presence.”

For detailed information on specific features for each product, please view their respective product pages at www.kenwood.com/usa/car.

STZ-RF200WD web page: www.kenwood.com/usa/car/dashboard_camera/stz-rf200wd

STZ-RF200WD promo video: https://youtu.be/Sua1eLM0_Ug

STZ-RF200WD unboxing video: https://youtu.be/OI8_QlAbrmc

STZ-RF200WD installation video: https://youtu.be/R7pOD4WSIxI

About JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation

JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation and is a leading developer of car entertainment products for the consumer market, two-way radio communications systems for public safety, private industry, and amateur users, and video equipment for the broadcast and professional markets. For detailed information, call KENWOOD USA at 1-800-536-9663 or visit us at http://us.jvckenwood.com and www.kenwood.com/usa.

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Holly Hill, Fla. – November 30, 2021Metra Electronics® is heading to Dallas, Texas to host new training sessions at KnowledgeFest™ and showcase their latest aftermarket installation products. At the booth will also be a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD built by Extreme Offroad and Performance and customized from the front to the back with Heise LED lights and more. 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 December 10-12. Training sessions include:

“Simplify your Install with Axxess DSPs” on Friday, Dec. 10 at 1:45 PM and Sunday, Dec.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, Dec. 10 at 3 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. 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 Lighting & Audio Upgrades for Harley-Davidson® Motorcycles” on Saturday, Dec. 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, Dec. 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, Dec. 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 #513 from December 10-12 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. See additional details about the show, produced by the Mobile Electronics Association (MEA), at KnowledgeFest.org.

 

About Metra Electronics®

At Metra, 12volt 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.

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Introducing Our Latest Rear Seat Entertainment Solution…

Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – November 30, 2021 -- Just in time for the Holiday Gift season, Accele Electronics is pleased to announce a new addition to their industry leading array of Rear Seat Entertainment solutions for Expeditors, Retailers, Van Converters and 12-Volt Specialists.

The Accele DVD9855 is an all in one Multimedia Player featuring adjustable brackets that enable mounting to most vehicle Headrest posts. The system can be mounted to any headrest, Active or Passive, and mounts in minutes. Our Universal system has adjustments for different headrest pillow depths and features a quick release mechanism for removal and a single mini cable for easy installation through the seat.

The DVD9855 is the perfect solution for displaying Video content in a widescreen 16:9 Format on a large 9-inch LCD screen from a smart device that has HDMI or Video outputs, or it’s built in Disc Drive. Additionally, it has an SD Card Slot and USB Port, a single DVD system can be used individually or two can be purchased and cross connected together to display separate sources or the same source. Audio is available through Headphones with a built in two channel IRheadphone transmitter, built in FM Modulator or it’s built in speakers.

The 9-inch widescreen Active Matrix TFT LCD display has resolution of 800 x 480 x 3 and is LED Backlight with a Brightness rated at 350 NIT. The Disc player picks up where it left off before power was interrupted with our Auto-Resume feature. Included are (1) side mounted HDMI and (1) 3.5mm AV input. The included Video games CD with Wireless Video Game controller ensures your rear seat passengers of all ages will no longer ask, “Are we there yet?”

The DVD9855 is available immediately, please contact your Accele Sales Representative. Visit our website at www.accele.com for information on our complete product portfolio.

Holly Hill, Fla. – November 23, 2021 – iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems® by Metra Electronics® is now shipping new cameras and accessories launched at the 2021 SEMA Show. Two new tailgate handle cameras designed to fit older model Dodge Dakota or Chevrolet C/K pickup trucks provide an OE-style replacement handle with a high-quality backup camera. iBEAM is also now shipping a new universal micro camera that can be used to add a side, front, or rear-view camera to almost any vehicle. A new universal mount is also available for mounting iBEAM’s square-style cameras to the interior rear window. These are just a few of the many new safety solutions introduced from iBEAM at the 2021 SEMA Show.

Tailgate Handle Cameras

iBEAM’s new TE-DDTG replacement tailgate handle camera is designed to fit 2005-2011 Dodge Dakota trucks and the TE-GMPU is designed to fit Chevrolet’s 1988-2002 C/K pickup trucks, providing a modern upgrade for older models. Both tailgate handle cameras are rated IP69 and have a resolution of 400 TV lines with a high-quality sensor for nighttime viewing.

TE-DDTG and TE-GMPU Product Specifications

  • Resolution: 400 TV lines
  • Field of view: 186° diagonal, 150° horizontal, 112° vertical
  • Minimum illumination: 0.1 lux
  • IP69
  • Selectable parking lines
  • 26 feet of extension cable
  • 3-year limited warranty

Universal Micro Camera

The TE-MIPI from iBEAM is a small but impressive camera with a resolution of 800 TV lines. This is a 55-degree fixed angled camera and the image can be mirrored or rotated for vertically or horizontally mounted cameras placed on side-view mirrors, front or rear bumpers, or almost any other location. It has an optional parking lines feature when used as a reverse camera or can be independently triggered. A hole saw and wiring harness are included.

TE-MIPI Product Specifications

  • Resolution: 800 TV lines
  • Viewing angle: 188° diagonal, 155° horizontal, 113° vertical
  • IP69K
  • Switchable mirror/normal image
  • Ability to trigger parking lines separately from camera power
  • Vertical image switching for different camera mounting positions
  • Hole saw included
  • 3-year limited warranty

Universal Interior Rear Window Mount

iBEAM is making it easier for installers to mount an interior rearview camera without drilling holes. The new TE-ISCMB is a universal mount that works with all of iBEAM’s square-style cameras. It attaches to the rear window with 3M® double-sided tape and includes mounting hardware.

These new products are now shipping from Metra Electronics and all of iBEAM’s new solutions launched at SEMA can be seen online at iBEAMusa.com.

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.

The center will provide a full range of automotive styling and protective services in Slidell

SLIDELL, La. – Nov. 16, 2021 – Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, announces the opening of a new location in Slidell, Louisiana, under the ownership of Johnnie Brown.

“We are excited that we can bring another great franchise like Tint World® into the state of Louisiana,” Brown said. “Tint World® provides franchisees with an exceptional level of support and the tools we need to prosper and grow. I’m passionate about the quality of automotive styling services we provide and the innovative products we will offer the people of Slidell.”

Brown and the crew at Tint World® Slidell offer the latest in ultra-premium window tint, automotive aftermarket accessories, expert installation, and a top-notch staff of highly experienced installers and technicians.

“Johnnie is an excellent representative of the Tint World® family,” said Charles Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World®. “He is passionate about expanding the brand’s service options in Louisiana and is focused on building his location in a way that supports his community. Johnnie’s drive is going to lead to a great deal of success for him and Tint World®.”

The newest location is open from Monday through Saturday and is located in St. Tammany Parish at 720 E 1-10 Service Road. For more information, call (504) 766-3400 or visit their website at https://www.tintworld.com/locations/la/slidell-114.

Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ offer sales and installation of auto accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, custom wheels and tire packages, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection films, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, maintenance and repair services, and more.  Tint World® is also the leading provider of residential, commercial and marine computerized window tinting and security film services with locations throughout the U.S. and abroad, with franchise opportunities available worldwide.

Founded in 1982, Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ is America’s largest and fastest-growing automotive accessories and window tinting international franchise, specializing in car and truck accessories, mobile electronics, audio-video equipment, security systems, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, custom wheel and tire packages, maintenance and repair services, and much more.  

Tint World® services include residential, commercial, and marine window tinting films, solar films, decorative films, safety, and security films. Tint World® has locations in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, with master franchise opportunities available worldwide. To find out more, please visit www.TintWorld.com or www.TintWorldFranchise.com

LONG BEACH, CALIF., November 15th, 2021JVC Mobile Entertainment is excited to announce it is now shipping its IP67/IP66 Waterproof/Dustproof KS-DR2004D ($249.95 MAP) 4-Channel Compact Digital Amplifier.

The KS-DR2004D produces a conservatively-rated 50 Watts x 4 RMS at 4-Ohm, 75 Watts x 4 RMS at 2-Ohm, 150 Watts x 2 RMS at 4-Ohm, or 75 Watts x 2 + 150 Watts x 1 at 4-Ohm. It offers about every adjustment anyone could ask for behind its removable waterproof/dustproof panel; input sensitivity 4-12V (speaker level) 0.2-5V (RCA level), selectable/variable HPF/LPF (50-200Hz, -12dB/octave), 2ch or 4ch input mode selection, and 2ch or 3-4ch output mode selection. Engineered with installation flexibility in mind, this amplifier features channel mode selectors and signal sensing turn-on capabilities.

Besides the incredible amount of power for its size and ease of installation, what truly sets this amplifier apart is its strong weather protection performance. Its QUAD-proof protection incorporates certification at IPX7/IPX6 for water and dust, ASTM117 salt-spray testing for rust, and 3-axis multi-frequency testing for vibration. Its sealed cast aluminum chassis has silicon seals along with stainless steel bottom plate assembly screws. Connections include pigtail cables with molded strain relief bushings and an in-line fuse (40A) with a rubber cover.

The amplifier’s efficient and Class D design allows installation in the most demanding of environments, making it perfect for UTVs, ATVs, watercraft, motorcycles, golf carts, classic cars, and MORE! Mud, Sand, Dirt, Rocks, or Water, the KS-DR2004D is BUILT TO LAST!

“JVC Mobile Entertainment is the 1-stop solution for all of your on and off-road vehicle sound needs,” said Ron Trout, Director of JVC Mobile Entertainment Sales. ”We’ve listened to what is being asked for in the market, and with its full weather-proof design, our engineering team truly knocked it out of the park with this one.”

Learn more about KS-DR2004D by clicking here.

For more information on JVC Mobile Entertainment, visit http://www.us.jvc.com/car.

JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation and is a leading developer of car entertainment products for the consumer market, two-way radio communications systems for public safety, private industry and amateur users, and video equipment for the broadcast and professional markets. For detailed information, call JVCKENWOOD USA at 1-800-252-5722 or visit us at http://us.jvckenwood.com and www.us.jvc.com/car.      

Experienced media producer will help international automotive styling franchise expand digital reach

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Nov. 11, 2021 — Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading window tinting and automotive accessory franchise, has named Brian Licata as the company’s Digital Media Manager. In his new role, Licata will spearhead Tint World®’s online efforts to extend its reach and brand awareness.

“As the Tint World® franchise continues to grow, it’s more important than ever that we have a strong online presence,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO and president of Tint World®. “Brian’s media experience is exceptional, and I know he will deliver the high level of performance that we strive for at Tint World®, as he widens our digital footprint.”

As Digital Media Manager, Licata oversees, manages, and edits video production and online content for Tint World®.

Before joining Tint World®, Licata served as a producer, podcaster, and editor for a variety of programming ranging from comedy specials to documentaries.

“Tint World® already has an incredible online presence, unmatched by any other franchise within the industry,” Licata said “This is a great opportunity, and I’m excited to help take this brand to the next level.”

Automotive Styling Centers™ offer sales and installation of auto accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, custom wheels and tire packages, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection films, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, maintenance and repair services, and more.  

ALL-NEW for 2021, Polaris RANGER Stage Kits secure award-winning recognition at the 2021 SEMA Show

Libertyville, Ill. – MB Quart adds another award to their rich history of audio innovation with the 2021 SEMA Global Media Award. Showcased at the 2021 SEMA Show and ALL-NEW for 2021, the Polaris RANGER Stage Kits received top-tier recognition for their crisp and sharp audio while taking outdoor adventures to a whole new LOUD level of listening.

Featuring compatible vehicle fitment, marine-grade protection/IPX-rating, and an included mount and harness, every MB Quart Polaris RANGER Stage Kit delivers easy installation so embarking on adventures can be obtained faster than ever. Polaris RANGER Stage Kits create an immersive listening experience heard from miles away couple with undistorted levels of listening--all within your Polaris RANGER vehicle (2018 and newer models).

The SEMA Global Media Award consists of a voting panel that reviewed nearly 3,000 new products featured at the 2021 SEMA Show. Each journalist selected ten products of most interest to their publications’ readers and likely to succeed commercially. The Global Media Award program is now in its 17th year, and it helps SEMA Show exhibitors identify business opportunities in emerging international marks while building connections that help expand their market reach.

Alden Stiefel, President of Maxxsonics USA, said, “This award and honorable recognition was made only possible by the collaboration and dedicated teamwork from the numerous departments and teams across the entire company of Maxxsonics USA. Being awarded this recognition is a testament of every team member at Maxxsonics USA, and I am excited for what the future holds for us in 2022.”

The SEMA Global Media Awards Program recognizes the growth of automotive personalization and customization throughout the world. See complete line details of the ALL-NEW MB Quart Polaris RANGER Stage Kits on the MB Quart website at https://mbquart.com/.

MB Quart is the high-end audio brand known for its most elaborate and distinctive designs while producing rich sound quality. Found in 1962, MB Quart began producing professional studio microphones and headphones at its headquarters in Obrigheim, Germany. Through research, innovation, and a dedication to the highest standard of sound quality, MB Quart continues to grow its product line throughout its 50-year history. Our slogan, Music. Defined. is the superior standard to how MB Quart holds itself accountable for pushing the bar forward. Consumers of these products can experience a wide range of audio solutions that will deliver for all of their needs for Powersports and marine machines. The MB Quart brand is owned by Maxxsonics USA, based near Chicago, IL. For additional information, go to the brand website at https://mbquart.com/about. 

Established in 2001, Maxxsonics USA is a global leader in the mobile, marine, and Powersports audio industries specializing in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories branded Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. Additionally, Maxxsonics USA is the premier audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT vehicles, Kawasaki off-road vehicles, and Polaris® off-road vehicles. For additional information, go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/

New brand encompasses consumables, templates and replaceable components

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- November 11, 2021 (MEDIAWIRE) – Kingpin University (KPU) launched a new brand to distinguish its fabrication materials from its professional installer training. Kingpin Fab Products comprises the company’s templates, router bits, hand tools, fabrication aids and consumables. The new line debuted at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in the Cerwin-Vega / Diamond Audio booth.

The newest additions to the Kingpin Fab Products line include the second-generation Clean Wire System, which helps technicians highlight connectivity alongside creative amplifier and component layouts. The Router Shield System protects hands and deflects debris when using a router and features three sizes to match any project. In addition, the Kingpin Fab Products filler line consists of two versions—Create and Levitate – to give fabricators versatility in sculpting strength and finish. Additional products will be announced in the coming months.

“We’d like to thank Diamond Audio / Cerwin-Vega for giving us space in their booth to showcase and announce our launch,” said Jason Kranitz, president of Kingpin University and its accompanying retail store Kingpin Car and Marine Audio. “With the growth of our product line, we felt the timing was right to give our products branding that is separate from our training services. It also gives us the ability to market the product line beyond the mobile electronics industry. SEMA, despite lower overall attendance, was a great show for us and was the perfect kick-off for the new line.”

Kingpin Fab Products will soon receive its own website at kingpinfabproducts.com, where retailers will be able to place orders at wholesale pricing. For more informationon Kingpin University or Kingpin Fab Products, please visit kingpinuniversity.com.

November 11, 2021 -- ZZ-2 has released the IT2-JGC Interface for select Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep/Ram vehicles. Rich De Sclafani stated, “We are extremely excited to launch our Wireless CarPlay interface for D/C/J/R vehicles with the 8” U-CONNECT system. There are many of these vehicles on the road and this kit gives retailers the opportunity to provide a solution for these vehicles. These interfaces provide a complete all in one solution for supported vehicles. They offer wireless connectivity, safety, and convenience. These interfaces are exactly what is needed to add the latest technology to these vehicles. The interfaces exclusively use the factory touchscreen to control the interface and come with a 3 year warranty. The IT2-JGC are in stock and available to ship.”

FEATURES:

  • Wireless CarPlay
  • Wireless Android Auto
  • Backup Camera Input (w/Dynamic Moving Lines)
  • Front Camera Input (w/Parking Mode and Forced Front Camera)
  • Smartphone Mirroring/Mirror Link
  • Touchscreen Control

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT THE IT2-JGC PAGE.

COMPATIBILITY:

Model                        Year

Chrysler 200                   2015 – 2017

Chrysler 300                    2015 – 2016

Dodge Challenger           2015 – 2016

Dodge Charger                2015 – 2016

Dodge Durango              2014 – 2017

Dodge SRT Viper             2013 – 2017

Jeep Cherokee                2014 – 2018

Jeep Grand Cherokee     2015 – 2017

RAM 1500-5500              2013 – 2017     

WEBSITE: www.zz-2.com

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Phone: 929-220-1212

Toll Free: 877-241-2526

Englewood Colo. Nov. 9,2021 -- VAIS Technology announced two new products at the 2021 SEMA show. Fiber optics ambient lighting: recognized as a runner up for best mobile electronics. SEER Smart Access with Push to Start: recognized with two global media awards.

Smart Access System (SEER) with Push to Start incorporates all the benefits of SEER which are proximity keyless entry, walk-away lock, illuminated entry, audible alerts, and adds a Push to Start button. The system will come with a choice of 2 push to start buttons. Plastic OEM looking button and metal button to accommodate the vintage look of a classic. Compatible with any model that doesn’t come with a steering lock system will be available Q1 2022 at $799.99. Pre-orders are taken. Metal push to start button kit can also be purchased from Ididit (ididit.com) completely integrated into the steering column from them.

Fiber Optics Interior Ambient Lighting kit is designed to be added to any vehicle. The kit adds 6 light sources anywhere in the vehicle. Flexible fiber optics cables can be run to any location in the vehicle where you need light at and then are connected to ECU module. Color and brightness are controlled via a smartphone app. Kit was designed for one of the OEM partners for VAIS but will also be available for aftermarket. This high-quality kit will retail for $199.99 and will ship Q1 2022. Pre-Orders accepted now.

Founded in 2003, VAIS Technology offers a wide variety of OEM factory radio upgrades, including SiriusXM add-on adapters, kits for adding a Bluetooth music streaming through a factory radio, and SEER proximity automation. VAIS Technology currently offers products for most automotive brands. All VAIS Technology products are built to OEM standards and are designed to offer seamless functionality for best user experience. VAIS Technology products come with one-year warranty and do not affect OEM warranties. Visit http://www.vaistech.com to learn more.            

The Louisiana Based Company Has Been a Market Leader in Innovative LED Lighting Solutions for the Automotive Aftermarket Since 1999

METAIRE, LA, Nov. 10, 2021 – Oracle Lighting (www.oraclelights.com) is proud to announce that it won SEMA’s 2021 Manufacturer of the Year award. The SEMA Industry Awards recognize outstanding contributions to the specialty-equipment industry. Winners were announced and recognized during the SEMA Industry Awards Banquet, Thursday, November 4 at The SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nev. The Awards Gala was hosted by Adam Ferrara and the dance group Light Balance provided entertainment to add to the evening’s festivities.

“We are honored and humbled to receive this year’s Manufacturer of the Year award as this is a testament to the incredible team we have at Oracle Lighting,” said Tiffanie Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting Chief Executive Officer. “We drive the innovation process every day, and putting people first in our culture while having a good time at what we are doing brings a high vibe energy to our company that helps fuel our passion.”

One of just three awards that the SEMA organization presents at the annual awards gala, the SEMA Manufacturer of the Year Award recipient meets rigorous criteria, including demonstrating outstanding business practices, establishing innovative processes and products, investing in the well-being of employees, exhibiting a high degree of corporate responsibility, protecting company brand equity, and providing exceptional customer service to customers.

During the 2021 SEMA Show, Oracle Lighting displayed new innovative products to the several thousand show attendees. More than a dozen new products were on display in Oracle’s booth and new innovations were also exhibited in SEMA’s New Product Showcase.

In 2021, Oracle Lighting was also ranked as the third fastest growing company in the entire metro New Orleans area, with a three-year growth rate of 56 percent, according to New Orleans CityBusiness magazine.

For more information on Oracle Lighting and its full product line, please visit www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Having celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2019, Metairie, Louisiana-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle, and marine markets since 1999. Oracle’s philosophy is this: in today's world of fly-by-night vendors, we think it is important to partner with businesses that you can trust to be there for you today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

Located just outside New Orleans, Oracle Lighting has received accolades from numerous organizations for our business practices, including being listed on the Inc500 list of the Fastest Growing Businesses in the USA for the past eight years consecutively, winning the 2012 Bronze Stevie Award for Consumer Products Company of the Year, and most recently being named The Small Business Administration's Exporter of the Year and a Small Business Champion by the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. In 2012, Oracle was named the Jefferson Parish Small Business of the Year by JEDCO. New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine also named ORACLE Lighting a Top Private Company in the Greater New Orleans Area in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Holly Hill, Fla. – November 5, 2021 – Heise LED Lighting Systems® by Metra Electronics® is now shipping four new LED bulbs designed and optimized specifically for projector housings, but with the benefit of an instantaneous full lumen start-up, efficient LED output, and longer lifespan. The Heise HE-9005X fits 9005 housings, the HE-9006X fits 9006 housings, the HE-H7X fits H7 housings, and the HE-H11X fits H11 housings. These solutions are on display now at the 2021 SEMA Show with Metra Electronics.

The high-performance LED bulbs feature a built-in EMI filter to avoid any potential radio reception interference. A slimmer side cable connection and tool-less rotatable collar allow for an easier installation and fast beam pattern adjustment. To increase their lifespan, the bulbs are built with all-metal construction, utilize an intelligent temperature system with a copper vacuum liquid heat pipe, and have a dual ball bearing fan. One set of 80-watt bulbs features 10,000 lumens and the bulbs are optimized so that more of the LED’s raw output is converted into usable light that the driver can actually see.

“While the LED output is an important specification when it comes to comparing bulbs, there is more to the story when it comes to projector housing optics. Brighter isn’t always brighter. Most LED bulbs are double-sided to simulate the output of a traditional halogen bulb. However, when they are installed into a projector housing, much of the light produced by the bulb can be trapped inside by the baffle, reducing the actual visible light. This can be a big difference just by using the wrong bulbs. When you’re driving at night, dimmer lights can impact your ability to stop in time to avoid a collision,” says Jason Anderson, VP of Product Research and Development at Metra Electronics. “Projector headlights are a very sophisticated optical device. Just like a telescope, every component has to be aligned perfectly to make the magic happen. Heise has engineered this series to do just that,” adds Anderson.

Heise’s new LED projector bulbs are now shipping and on display at Metra’s main SEMA Show booth #12141 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. A video showcasing the new bulbs can be seen at https://youtu.be/SVax2L4-LsQ and additional information and specifications are available at HeiseLED.com.

Heise Projector LED Bulb Specifications:

  • LED bulbs optimized specifically for projector housings
  • Instantaneous full lumen start-up
  • 10,000 lumens rating per set
  • 9-32V DC
  • 80 watts per set
  • Built-in EMI filter so it will not affect the vehicle’s radio reception
  • Side-cable connection for slimmer installation
  • Tool-less rotatable collar for beam pattern adjustment
  • Built with all-metal construction
  • Intelligent temperature system
  • Copper vacuum liquid heat pipe
  • Dual ball bearing fan
  • Off-road use only—not for use on public roads*
  • 3-year warranty

*WARNING: THIS LIGHTING PRODUCT IS SOLD FOR OFF-ROAD USE ONLY. This product should not be used on the road. Owners should keep the original factory bulbs so that they can replace them for use on public roads. Keep the box that the new bulbs came in to store the bulbs and be sure to handle them with care when removing and re-installing.

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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