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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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New products and training empower dealers to deliver best-in-class systems and OEM integration solutions to every customer in any vehicle—from cars and trucks, recreational marine applications, UTVs, classic cars, and more
Come experience the stunning Jeep in Booth 1006, featuring the finest solutions from both AudioControl and AAMP Global
 
Seattle, WA, June 7th, 2022 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com) will be unveiling new products and hosting training seminars for attendees at the 2022 Knowledgefest in Orlando, FL. June 10-12 at theOrange County Convention Center, Booth 1006.
 
Many New Products in Booth 1006
 
AudioControl will be showing the recently expanded all-weather ACX line of amplifiers, perfect for automotive as well as a vast array of non-traditional installations that represent new opportunities for dealers. Imagine offering high-performance, invisible audio systems to classic car owners, or exceptionally durable solutions for recreational marine applications and UTVs—a potentially significant market segment for Florida dealers. Attendees will see new, more powerful, compact ACX amplifiers, signal processors and an all-new multi-zone Bluetooth source unit/controller along with the new Epicenter Micro and multi-function ACR-U controller. Learn how these products are ideally suited to both existing and completely new clientele.
"We are excited to bring these new products and training sessions along with an amazing Jeep demo vehicle to Knowledgefest Orlando,” said Matthew Palumbo, Mobile Audio Sales Manager at AudioControl. “Our expanded ACX amplifier lineup and other new products have been engineered to solve challenges of a rapidly evolving automotive landscape. Our aim is to provide dealers with best solutions that deliver exhilarating performance regardless of the vehicle or existing OEM system, resulting in new opportunities for growth.”
 
KNOWLEDGEFEST INDY TRAINING SCHEDULE (see full event schedule HERE)
 
New Products & New Opportunities: How to broaden your customer base and maximize system performance with AudioControl’s newest solutions
 
Saturday, June 11th – 5:30-6:30pm Meeting Room: W202-AB
LOCs, LGDs, & DSPs Oh My! Take an in-depth look at the LOC, LGD, and Epicenter product lines from AudioControl. Not sure when to use an Epicenter in an OEM integration installation? Do you know the difference between The Epicenter and AccuBass? What is the difference between the LC1i, LC2i, and LC2i Pro? Are you an expert at setting up The Epicenter? What about dialing in an LC2i Pro? Do you know what the different colors/models of LGDs mean and when to use each? Join us for a fun session where you will learn all of this and more.
 
Sunday, June 12th – 10:45-11:45am Meeting Room: W202-AB
Achieve Predictable Results using AudioControl! Testing audio system performance is important in every vehicle receiving an audio upgrade. This course offers a comprehensive guide to utilizing a simple DM-RTA checklist along with documenting results. Learn to better offer the most appropriate equipment for each vehicle and to best accommodate each listener’s expectations, along with best practices for using the powerful DM-RTA to test, troubleshoot and validate performance—these are the keys to making every vehicle sound great!
 
VISIT AUDIOCONTROL AT THE 2022 KNOWLEDGEFEST ORLANDO, JUNE 10-12, BOOTH 1006
About AudioControl
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 about AudioControl, an AAMP Global company, visit audiocontrol.com or 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..
STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® is excited to join MEA KnowledgeFest at the Orange County (Fla.) Convention Center June 10-12, featuring video sensations Dean and Fernando of 5-Star Car Stereo accompanying the KICKER Tech Force in a pair of trainings for all showgoers.
 
The trainings led by KICKER’s special guests will provide information on KICKER’s exclusive KEY® integration technology. Hosted in Convention Center room W202-C, KICKER’s first class begins Saturday at 4:15 p.m. in English language, and then Sunday at 10:45 a.m. in Spanish. Several prizes will be awarded during each training, including a KICKER loaded subwoofer enclosure. KICKER’s general booth will be located near the center of the venue, booth no. 1015.
“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.”
 
KICKER’s full line of mobile-audio gear will be on display in its booth, including products for marine, motorcycle, and overall powersports. Also in the booth will be KICKER’s Fiat 500 Sport, equipped with award-winning KEY Smart Amplifiers. KEY automatically applies time alignment, detects speaker sizes, adjusts gain, applies a 40-band EQ and 24dB crossovers with the press of a button in a matter of seconds.
KnowledgeFest attendees can register for KICKER trainings here: http://kfest.me/manufacturer-training.html#MT24.
 
KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for boat and automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking more information on KICKER or Livin’ Loud® may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit the brand website at www.kicker.com.
 
Consumers can follow KICKER socially at Facebook.com/kickeraudio, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio, and use the hashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.
 
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Las Vegas, NV – (May 16, 2022) – Audiomobile is pleased to announce the debut of their latest ‘Advanced Technology’ high-performance drivers – the Encore “44” Series.

Expanding on the proven performance of the highly-acclaimed Evo ‘24’ series platform, the Encore ‘44’ series features an array of exotic, performance technologies, including low-profile Prosound 6-spoke cast alloy frame, with fully CNC machined motor, and extended, Shaped-Manifold-Gap (“SMG”) compact / fully vented motor, resulting in the highest-power, longest excursion, slim-line subwoofer series on the market.

  • Class-leading 1,000 W RMS power-handling plus 6 dB crest-factor of 4 Kw
  • Massive, 3” Dual Voice Coil features proprietary ‘T-shaped’ magnetic gap.
  • Custom tooled dual Aluminum “Shorting Rings” for very-low inductance
  • Low-profile mounting depth of 4.9’ and 5.9” (4412 and 4415 respectively)

Rated at 1,000 watts RMS, the Encore series delivers remarkable 19 mm of one-way linear Xmax, offering the rare combination of low-resonant frequency, plus modest VAS, allows it to deliver this full-format excursion performance, but works optimally in verycompact sealed enclosures of .75 cf – 1.2 cf, as well as in modest size ported boxes, for high-output SPL applications.

The proprietary SMG (Shaped Manifold Gap) motor includes the proprietary “ICAR” Aluminum Intercooler technology, providing both a superior ‘thermal-transfer’ path, plus

provides additional convection cooling to the huge conduction ‘heatsink,’ by virtue of the Encore unique extended gap-plate. This dual mode cooling technology radically boosts the long-term power handling, and offers reduced power-compression, during high SPL.

In addition, the super-linear suspension features a premium, 25 mm tall, long-excursion surround, large diameter flat-spyder, featuring ‘integrated-lead’ wires, to allow in excess of 2-inches of peak-to-peak excursion, provided by unique, revolutionary motor design. This huge, powerful, proprietary motor design, results in a fully symmetrical magnetic field, delivering significantly reduced distortion, at all output levels.

Mobile Electronics® Sales Pro of the Year brings in-depth experience to the brand

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA, May 24, 2022— SoundShield, an industry recognized premium sound deadening brand, announces Robert Kowatch joins the company as Sales Manager. Kowatch will be responsible for enhancing frequency of the company’s outreach to retailers as well as conduct sales training efforts to convey the merits of SoundShield products on the sales floor.

John Schwartz, CEO of SoundShield and Perfectionist Auto Sound said “Rob is currently our Sales Manager at Perfectionist. He and I discussed his interest in growing his career path so we both felt taking on the Sales Manager role at SoundShield was a great fit.” Kowatch will continue his duties at Perfectionist as the SoundShield sales training efforts and dealer outreach gets underway. These efforts will be over the phone, via Zoom, in-person store visits and, of course, trade shows such as the upcoming SEMA Show in November 2022.

Kowatch comes to the role with deep experience in sales, having started in the 12 Volt industry in 1998. He participated in various sales training platforms within that time and arrived at Perfectionist Auto Sound in 2015. What Kowatch said really got him dialed in with focus and intent for his process was his attending the Grant Cardone University for Sales Training courses. “It moved me off of being naturally a good sales person to actively building a client pipeline so that I was top-of-mind whenever people thought about audio, remote starter or other vehicle upgrades.” He has specific processes in place on presenting and selling noise control and sound deadening that will be the basis on which he builds SoundShield’s sales training efforts for their existing retail partners, as well as pursuing outreach strategies to new dealers.

To his credit, Kowatch’s hard work in the front end of a successful retail store garnered him top honors at the Mobile Electronics Awards earlier this year in Las Vegas, Nevada by winning Sales Pro of the Year. “Winning that award was an incredible honor” said Kowatch. He has since appeared on multiple industry podcasts and will be featured in an upcoming issue of Mobile Electronics Magazine. “This and all of his other ascents in the sales professional calling makes him an ideal fit for SoundShield’s Sales Manager” added SoundShield CEO Schwartz.

Rob Kowatch can be reached at 907-563-8112 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To learn more about SoundShield, check out the range of newest products and see updated dealer profiles, please visit www.soundshieldusa.com.

Founded in 2019, SoundShield founders saw an opportunity to elevate the level of installation quality behind the panels of a vehicle interior so that every technician’s visual and audible installation efforts were highlighted without the drawbacks of rattles, buzzes and road noise. Headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska and with its central distribution facility in Dallas, Texas, SoundShield is dedicated to 12 volt retailers and interior fabrication specialists with the highest quality and most effective automotive sound deadening and noise control products available today.

Stay connected with SoundShield by visiting www.soundshieldusa.com or follow them on Instagram @soundshield.

May 23, 2022 – Pompano Beach, Fla. – Rich De Sclafani is extremely proud to announce the formation of RDV Automotive Technology. De Sclafani, the owner of RDV has started this new company with his focus on providing top notch service and support for a variety of niche 12volt products, sold only through authorized dealers.

RDV will initially focus on fully integrated, vehicle specific Wireless CarPlay and Wireless Android Auto interfaces that work through the factory controls, Backup Camera Interfaces, OEM fit Handle Cameras, Video Streaming Interfaces and Interfaces that convert Wired CarPlay and Android Auto to Wireless.

"I could not be happier to start this new chapter of my career with my own company," said De Sclafani. "I am so incredibly thankful for all of the support from the whole 12-volt industry. I am especially grateful for all of the retailers, reps, distributors and friends who have stuck by me all these years and never stopped supporting me. There are truly no words to express my gratitude toward everyone and the love and passion I have for this industry. Thank you soo much from the bottom of my heart! I am also extremely happy, excited and proud to have both my daughters Karina and Angelina working with me to grow and build this company together. I look forward to growing and evolving the company over time to become the top."

CURRENT PRODUCT LINE:

  • Wireless CarPlay / Wireless Android Auto Interfaces
  • Backup Camera Interfaces
  • OEM Handle Cameras
  • Video Streaming / Phone Mirroring Interfaces
  • Wired to Wireless CarPlay AND Android Auto

RDV Automotive Technology is a manufacturing and distribution company of 12volt electronics based in Pompano Beach, Fl. We handle all warehousing, sales and technical support for RDV products.

Rich De Sclafani has been in the automotive electronics industry for over 25 years. Starting his career as an installer, specializing in wiring and circuitry. Since starting his career, De Sclafani has held almost every position in 12volt automotive electronics. He has worked and managed both retail stores and dealer expeditor companies. Also on the wholesale and manufacturing side De Sclafani has held such positions as sales, technical support, test engineer, sales manager, technical support manager, product trainer and Vice President for the top companies in the OEM Integration category for the last 15 years.

WHY BUY FROM US: Our goal is to provide the best possible support and products available! We are the go-to company for the type of integration products we sell. We only offer the highest quality products that we guarantee and stand behind 100%. We offer live sales and technical support for all of our products, you can actually call and speak with someone. We have a network of authorized dealers across North and South America. We are a US based company located in Pompano Beach, Florida and we provide all support and shipping from our Florida location.

SHIPPING INFORMATION: We ship Monday-Friday, we process and ship all orders placed before 5pm EST. that same day from our warehouse in Pompano Beach, Florida. We use UPS as our primary shipping method.

SOCIAL:

FACEBOOK / TIKTOK / YOUTUBE: RDVFL

INSTAGRAM: RDV_AUTOMOTIVE_TECHNOLOGY

WEBSITE: WWW.RDVFL.COM

PHONE: 561-922-7747

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Holly Hill, Fla. – May 24, 2022 – Daytona Lights® by Metra Electronics® has introduced new LED lighting products in an assortment of different styles and sizes, designed to provide affordable vehicle lighting that doesn’t compromise performance. Now in stock and shipping are new lightbars and cube lights that provide integrators with durable and convenient options for adding nighttime visibility. These products have universal vehicle fit applications and are designed for better illumination and lighting coverage using a low current draw that doesn’t drain the battery.

New Lightbars

Daytona Lights®   has constructed their new lightbars using high-quality die-cast aluminum to provide a lightweight option that dissipates heat while standing up to the elements. They feature a military breather membrane to prevent condensation from building up behind the durable polycarbonate lens. Lightbar mounts are included with each lightbar for easy installation. They are available in Metra’s Dual Row Curved (DL-DRCXX), Blackout Series Dual Row (DL-BDRXX), and Blackout Series Dual Row Curved (DL-BDRCXX) styles. Each product series includes lengths from 8 inches to 54 inches and featuring LED counts from 12 to 104 so that installers can achieve just the right look, fit and lighting intensity for each vehicle. View all of these new lightbar options at MetraOnline.com.

New Cube Lights

Metra’s new Daytona Lights® cube lights are constructed from die-cast aluminum to provide the same lightweight, durable and heat-dissipating benefits as their lightbars. These cubes have earned an IP67 rating and feature a durable polycarbonate lens. They are available in an assortment of styles including; Traditional Dual Row (DL-CLXX), Flush Mount (DL-FMCLXX), and Checkered Flag Series Dual Row which features a checkered texture blackout style instead of the usual chrome reflector surrounding the lens. Aside from choosing their preferred style, integrators can also select the spotlight or floodlight option. This makes these cube light sets ideal for a wide range of driving environments. They are available in compact 2.5-inch, 3-inch, or 3.6-inch sizes and with one, four or six LEDs. View all of these new cube light options at MetraOnline.com.

Lightbar and Cube Light Product Common Features:

  • Housing Material: Die-cast aluminum
  • Color: Black
  • Membrane: Military breather
  • Lens Material: Polycarbonate
  • Hardware: Stainless steel
  • Electronics: Integrated-epoxy encapsulated
  • Operating Temperature: -40° F to 140° F
  • Protection: Reverse polarity
  • IP Rating: IP67
  • 1-year limited warranty

These products and more will be on display at KnowledgeFest at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL from June 10-12 at booth #1001. They are in stock and shipping now, and a fully built A-frame display setup is available for retailers. Visit MetraOnline.com for more information.

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.

Porter Will Coordinate Efforts and Goals Between the Company’s Teams and Diligently Build and Refine Systems and Processes

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, May 17, 2022 – Eleven Engineering, Inc. (elevenengineering.com), a market leader in semiconductor products for wireless audio for professional, home theater, multi-room, portable, 12 Volt (car, truck, motorcycle, power sports, marine) and gaming applications, is proud to announce the addition of Sam Porter as Operations Manager.

“Sam's unique and broad work experience lends the perfect balance of focus between systems management and wireless audio,” said Rex Whitehead, Eleven Engineering executive vice president, sales and marketing. “As operations manager, Sam will coordinate efforts and goals between our teams as well as provide valuable oversight on quality and consistency by diligently building and refining our systems and processes. We’re excited to welcome Sam to our fast-paced, innovation-driven team.”

After several years of study at the University of Alberta, majoring in Performance Arts, Sam left to pursue a wireless audio startup venture, whose products featured Eleven Engineering’s SKAA technology. Throughout the subsequent years, she has served in many roles including procurement, manufacturing management, quality control, supply chain management, and logistics.

“I like to dub myself as a ‘Swiss-Army Knife’ of operations as I am well equipped to solve complex problems in an efficient and effective manner,” said Porter. “Eleven Engineering has terrific teams in place and everyone is very goal oriented, and so I am looking forward to jumping in and helping solve everyday challenges and helping keep our teams functioning as best as possible.”

SKAA is the new wireless HiFi audio standard developed by Eleven Engineering, Inc. 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. SKAA is also available as a built-in technology not requiring an external transmitter in purpose-designed partner products, which are featured at SKAA.com. 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 which are delivered with the highest sound quality to all speakers without the latency that is inherent in other wireless solutions.

For more information, please contact Rex Whitehead at 480-650-3979 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and please visit www.elevenengineering.com, www.SKAA.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.

Developed by Eleven, SKAA is the new standard for wireless audio. With guaranteed, seamless compatibility between all products incorporating it, SKAA is the modern-day wireless equivalent to the venerable RCA audio cable of the past, which for decades enabled anyone to freely connect audio products to each other regardless of brand.  SKAA’s adoption is growing exponentially in key audio markets including:  Pro, DJ, Whole House, Home Theater, Party Speakers, Outdoor & Garden, Marine & Power Sports. www.skaa.com

Oklahoma City, Okla., May 16th, 2022 -- DD AUDIO®, a manufacturer of high-quality mobile audio products for the masses, is proud to introduce The REDLINE SA Series Amplifiers. These small amplifiers utilize the latest Class D topology to offer powerful output from an ultra compact chassis. Small space, big power, sizable savings.

The RL-SA500.1 efficiently delivers the power to drive a DD AUDIO loaded enclosure or DD REDLINE subwoofer. Bandpass crossovers and bass boost capabilities allow precise tuning of the sub stage while the included remote control knob adds the ability to make on the fly adjustments of the subwoofer volume.

The RL-SA300.4 is designed to be a go-to aftermarket upgrade amplifier for driving DD REDLINE Series coaxials and components. For added versatility, the rear channels can be bridged to drive a subwoofer providing a complete audio upgrade from a single amplifier!

With the ability to utilize either RCA Line Level or High Level inputs, the REDLINE SA Series amplifiers provide easy factory integration without the need for a line output converter or aftermarket head unit.

The REDLINE SA Series amplifiers are equipped with set screw power and speaker terminals offer secure and reliable connections usually reserved for higher end amplifiers.

Features:

  • Variable 12dB Crossovers
  • Class D Topology
  • Hi Level Inputs
  • Set Screw Power and Speaker Terminals
  • 6dB Bass Boost (RL-SA500.1)
  • Remote Control (RL-SA500.1)

Visit ddaudio.com/amplifiers to learn more about these REDLINE amplifiers.
DD REDLINE - Solid Performance. Sizable Savings.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amaral’s extensive experience in successful content creation and online engagement bolsters strong growth strategy for the National Automotive Styling Centers™

BOCA RATON, Fla. — May 12, 2022 — Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading window tinting and automotive accessory franchise, has named Patrick Amaral the company’s social media and design manager.

In his new role, Amaral oversees Tint World®’s social media and digital engagement, supporting the rapidly growing global franchise’s marketing and franchise development efforts.

“Our online strategy is one of the most important elements of our plan for continuing growth and success,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO and president of . “Patrick has demonstrated the skills we need to continue digital engagement that drives awareness of the Tint World® brand and builds on our position as the largest and fastest-growing automotive franchise. His experience in delivering high-quality content, along with his positive energy, creative passion, and strategic insight have quickly established Patrick as a critical member of the Tint World® family.”

As Tint World®’s social media and design manager, Amaral is responsible for developing and executing online strategies, coordinating the company’s online brand messaging, and supporting Tint World®’s marketing and franchise development through social media and digital engagement.

Amaral’s previous experience in social media and digital management includes content creation and marketing, influencer marketing, branding, and other communications.

“This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful company that is experiencing unprecedented growth in the U.S. and internationally,” Amaral said. “With its position as the top automotive accessory and window tinting franchise, Tint World® is leading the industry into innovative new territory.”

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 window tinting, protective films, vehicle wraps, audio and electronics, security systems, car and truck accessories, wheels and tires, detailing and ceramic coating, and installation services.

Tint World® Mobile Services™ include marine, residential, and commercial window tinting films, solar films, decorative films, safety and security films, and protective ceramic coatings. 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.

POWER FROM THE GODS continues its partnership with Kawasaki bringing audio that is ready for unlimited boundaries of adventure

Libertyville, IL – The ALL-NEW 2023 Kawasaki Teryx4 S Special Edition demands more out of adventure with a truly integrated audio solution that brings out godlike levels of listening, immersion, and durability. Hifonics is proud to continue its growing partnership with Kawasaki vehicles in an audio package that is explosive in volume, vibrant in playback, and brings out the ultimate adventureseeking adrenaline in every rider. Get ready to unleash Teryx4 S POWER while demanding more from audio!

On Maxxsonics/Hifonics continuing the partnership and relationship with Kawasaki, Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product and Marketing at Maxxsonics, said, “Being able to continue this partnership with Kawasaki and their vehicles has me very excited for the future. Hifonics is all about power that is ready for adventure seekers, off-road enthusiasts, and those who demand more from their audio and sound on every Kawasaki adventure. Continuing this crucial partnership with Kawasaki has been important and valuable to Hifonics and Maxxsonics.”

The 2023 Kawasaki Teryx4 S Special Edition comes complete with an AM/FM Bluetooth® radio that utilizes a 4-channel, 160-watt internal amplifier that powers four high-end speakers. A large LCD display with backlit controls offers easy accessibility, while large waterproof buttons make control of your thrilling jam session a breeze while embarking upon the road ahead. The speakers are mounted in composite enclosures (two below the dash and two in the dash) to help resist any elements from the journey or harsh conditions that the journey may bring. 12dB Butterworth internal crossover offers a smooth transition from high to lower frequencies, while a high-temperature composite enclosure secures the speakers to the machine and aids in assuring deeper bass.

In addition, bridged woofers and tweeters feature 19mm (.75”) pure titanium dome tweeters composite poly cones that provide sharp, crisp, and deep bass while staying waterproof against conditions on the way. A high-energy strontium ferrite magnet is utilized for higher output with minimal amplifier power, giving audio a sound that is clean and undistorted. On the development of this Hifonics audio package featured in the 2023 Kawasaki Teryx4 S Special Edition, Armando Triana, Senior Product Development Specialist, said, “This audio package is a truly integrated solution that brings out loud sound that can be heard through any environment that adventure seeks out. You’re going to receive best-in-class fit and finish for this type of audio kit, and the playback you’re going to hear creates concert levels of immersion of loudness. I am so excited to be a part of this Kawasaki project, and I’m even more thrilled to see what comes next between this continued partnership.”

Available only through Kawasaki dealers as 99994-1524 or factory-installed on NEW Teryx® LE models, feel untamed adventure flow through every outdoor journey with audio that transcends adrenaline. Bring undistorted levels of detailed playback and listening into every quest for wanting to hear more from your sound with the Teryx4 LE Teryx® Hifonics audio system. From booming lows to steady mids and rich highs, get ready for speakers that bring out quality with undistorted power into every genre of music. Feel your music come alive on every outdoor adventure with POWER FROM THE GODS, and take on thrills and adventure around every corner with the ALL-NEW 2023 Kawasaki Teryx4 S Special Edition! See complete vehicle and audio system details available on the Kawasaki website.

Hifonics is the audio brand bestowed directly from the gods above and is known for its bold-looking designs while producing powerful and high-quality sound. Founded by Helmut Stieglitz in 1982, Hifonics continues to bring mortals what they need – amplifiers, subwoofers, car speakers, soundbars, compression horns, marine speakers, and signal processors that are forged by the gods! Our slogan, POWER FROM THE GODS, is the superhuman standard for how Hifonics holds itself accountable for pushing the bar to the absolute limit. Consumers of these products can experience a wide range of audio solutions, from delivering their needs from Powersports to marine machines. The Hifonics brand is owned by Maxxsonics, based near Chicago, IL. For additional information, go to the brand website at https://hifonics.com/about. 

Established in 2001, Maxxsonics is a global leader in the Mobile, Marine, and Powersports audio industries while specializing in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories branded; Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. In addition to creating audio products that thrive in adventure, Maxxsonics is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Kawasaki off-road vehicles, Polaris® off-road vehicles, and CFMOTO. For additional information, go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/.

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

Trickledown Technology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alpine 2022 Product Line Introduction and Training

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

Alpine 2022 Product Line Introduction and Training

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

Alpine 2022 Head Unit Breakout Session

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

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

Audio Components International, Inc. Becomes a Value Added Partner (VAP) of Eleven Engineering, Creating a Resource for Both ACI and Eleven’s Customer Bases for New Product Development and Design of Various Wireless Audio Products

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, May 10, 2022 – Eleven Engineering, Inc. (elevenengineering.com), a market leader in semiconductor products for wireless audio for professional, home theater, multi-room, portable, 12 Volt (car, truck, motorcycle, power sports, marine) and gaming applications, is proud to announce a new design and development Value Added Partner (VAP) alliance with Los Angeles-based Audio Components International, Inc. (ACI).

The VAP agreement creates a resource for both ACI and Eleven’s customer bases for new product development and design of various wireless audio products utilizing Eleven Engineering’s high performance wireless audio semiconductors and SKAA technology.

“We are excited to have ACI as our latest Value Added Partner,” said Rex Whitehead, Eleven Engineering executive vice president, sales & marketing. “Eleven Engineering is very stringent with whom we work alongside, and we have the utmost confidence in ACI and its market-leading design team. Their reputation precedes them as their history of industry knowledge and success makes them the ideal partner for us and our customers.”

ACI serves major consumer electronics brands with design and develop expertise for loudspeaker products using decades of vast experience in acoustical, mechanical, and electrical engineering. ACI works to increase a customer’s capacity and productivity while seamlessly integrating with the customer’s sales, engineering, and quality teams.

“We are excited about our new partnership with the team at Eleven Engineering,” said Tommy Draffen, founder and CEO of ACI. “John Sobota (Eleven Engineering CEO) and Rex Whitehead have been a pleasure to work with and they recognized our competence and experience to be an attractive partner. We quickly and enthusiastically signed on to enhance and expand our product offerings, and feel Eleven’s technology and the people behind it fit well with our principles. This is the right choice for our customers due to the innovation, quality, and value that this solution provides.”

SKAA is the new wireless HiFi audio standard developed by Eleven Engineering, Inc. 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. SKAA is also available as a built-in technology not requiring an external transmitter in purpose-designed partner products, which are featured at SKAA.com. 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 which are delivered with the highest sound quality to all speakers without the latency that is inherent in other wireless solutions.

For more information, please contact Rex Whitehead at 480-650-3979 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and please visit www.elevenengineering.com, www.SKAA.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.

Developed by Eleven, SKAA is the new standard for wireless audio. With guaranteed, seamless compatibility between all products incorporating it, SKAA is the modern-day wireless equivalent to the venerable RCA audio cable of the past, which for decades enabled anyone to freely connect audio products to each other regardless of brand.  SKAA’s adoption is growing exponentially in key audio markets including:  Pro, DJ, Whole House, Home Theater, Party Speakers, Outdoor & Garden, Marine & Power Sports. www.skaa.com

Audio Components International, Inc. (ACI) was founded in Los Angeles, CA in 1995 to serve the major consumer electronics brands with design and develop expertise for loudspeaker products. Using decades of vast experience in acoustical, mechanical, and electrical engineering, ACI works to increase customers capacity and productivity while seamlessly integrating with the customer’s sales, engineering, and quality teams. ACI leverages 30+ years of relationships with several of the industry’s leading manufacturers to match market demands with factory capabilities along with continuing innovation, thereby ensuring successful products in the marketplace.  

Oklahoma City, Okla., May 10, 2022 -- DD AUDIO®, a manufacturer of high-quality mobile audio products for the masses, is proud to introduce the DD REDLINE PSW Subwoofers. These REDLINE PSW subs have the DD power, the DD performance, and the True to the Source® sound that only DD can deliver at an unbeatable value.

They’re built to level up your power handling so you can level up your bass at a steal of a price!

Available in 10,12, and 15 inch sizes with Dual 2 and Dual 4 Ohm voice coil options, the REDLINE PSW’s are easy to use in a wide range of installations.

Rated for 300-600 watts RMS for the 10 and 12 inch sizes and 400-700 watts RMS for the 15 inch; these beastly subs are easily able to handle enough power to deliver those mirror shaking lows you crave.

The featured Power Tuned suspensions are designed to work best in high efficiency ported enclosures.

For optimized power handling the REDLINE PSW Series uses high temp aluminum former voice coils. The 10” and 12” use a large diameter 2.5” coil while the 15” uses a massive 3” coil. To further aid in heat dissipation, the PSWs also employ vented frames for better airflow to the voice coil surface.

Equipped with a 100 oz magnet for the 10 and 12 inch sizes and a 115 oz magnet for the 15 inch, these large and powerful motor structures provide the needed energy and control to aggressively drive these high excursion subwoofers with maximum precision.

Featuring staple DD AUDIO EROM (Extended Range Of Motion) surround technology, the DD REDLINE PSW Series boasts high excursion play and maximized cone surface area. Adding to the high excursion capabilities, extended pole pieces and bumped back plates allow voice coils to safely travel from peak to peak when the subwoofer is pushed to its excursion limits.

DD REDLINE - SOLID PERFORMANCE. SIZABLE SAVINGS

Visit ddaudio.com/rl-psw-series to learn more about REDLINE PSW Subwoofers.

Chris Bennett looks to fuel Maxxsonics with more growth and sales

Libertyville, Ill. – Effective Wednesday, May 4, Chris Bennett will be joining Maxxsonics as a National Sales Manager. Chris will be adding more growth and company outreach while driving sales in 2022 and beyond.

On joining the Maxxsonics team and his new position, Chris Bennett, National Sales Manager at Maxxsonics, said, “What a great opportunity it is for me to join the team here. To say that I’m excited would be an understatement. I look forward to helping our dealers, distribution partners, and representatives grow with flourish using any of our Maxxsonics brands. There is so much already in the works that will solidify the Maxxsonics brands with ALL of our direct dealers and distribution partners.”

Previously, Chris was the Director of Mobile Audio at AudioControl as well a National Key Account Manager at Metra Electronics. He also owned a successful retail shop in California called Audio Habitat. With nearly 30 years of service in the 12v community his passion for car audio is well known. On the new hiring, Alden Stiefel, President of Maxxsonics, said, “I am so glad to have Chris as he brings a lot of experience and perspective to the Maxxsonics team. We’re certainly excited to have Chris here!”

As a National Sales Manager at Maxxsonics, Chris will be creating products and opportunities for direct dealers and helping Maxxsonics distribution partners grow and thrive. In addition, he will be educating and training clients so they can make the most out of using our products and building our brands to be the best they have ever been. Chris will help strengthen the reputation of all Maxxsonics brands, putting them on a pedestal of recognition, notice, and brand awareness.

On the new hiring, Sam Dattalo, Vice President of Sales, added, “I am reinvigorated to welcome Chris Bennett into the Maxxsonics family. Seeing what he brings to the table regarding sales strategy and company growth has me very excited. His experience in the audio industry and his wealth of contacts will undoubtedly lead to his success.” As 2022 approaches its midpoint, Maxxsonics is looking forward to having Chris bring his experience, new sales plans, growth, and fresh perspective in the car audio, Marine, and Powersports markets and his critical relationships in each industry.

Established in 2001, Maxxsonics is a global leader in the Mobile, Marine, and Powersports audio industries while specializing in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories branded; Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. In addition to creating audio products that thrive in adventure, Maxxsonics is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Kawasaki off-road vehicles, Polaris® off-road vehicles, and CFMOTO. For additional information, go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/.

Mobile Electronics Specialty Retailers Subscribing to MEA Can Offer Snap’s Flexible, Pay-Over-Time Financing to Customers
 
May 5, 2022—Salt Lake City— Snap Finance (Snap), provider of fast, flexible pay-over-time digital financing options, today announced that the Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) has named Snap as a Preferred Financing Partner. Through this partnership, mobile electronics specialty retailers nationwide can confidently offer Snap’s pay-over-time financing to customers who are rebuilding their credit.
 
The Mobile Electronics Association consists of manufacturers, retailers, and service providers of automotive aftermarket technology products. Through trade shows and conferences, the MEA provides top-notch education, networking opportunities, and business services designed to advance the professionalism and profitability for all of the industry's stakeholders. Its trade-only publication, Mobile Electronics magazine, strives to serve as the industry's most-read and trusted resource for news.By naming Snap a preferred partner, the MEA advises their subscribers to process Snap’s financing first to ensure a higher approval rate for customers.
 
“Snap Finance provides transparent financing that our member retailers can offer to help their customers gain access to great new audio technology for their vehicles,” said Chris Cook, president of the MEA. “We’re pleased to name Snap as a Preferred Financing Partner. Their pay-over-time solution will help our members increase sales and grow their businesses.”
 
Snap’s financing solution takes a more holistic view of consumers with credit challenges, resulting in more sales for the retailer and a better way for customers to purchase the high-ticket items they want and need. Snap offers online and in-store financing solutions that empower retailers to get customers approved in minutes with the lowest rates around. With Snap as a Preferred Financing Partner, retailers can close more sales with no additional cost or financing risk. Customers receive a transparent, flexible solution that allows them to pay for car audio equipment and services on a schedule tailored to their pay cycle.
 
“Snap believes that modern payment solutions should look at each consumer as an individual deserving of an opportunity to purchase the things they want and need, despite past credit challenges,” said Rex Northern, senior vice president and general manager of Business Solutions and Enterprise Group for Snap Finance. “We’re proud to be named a preferred financing partner for members of the MEA to help them close even more sales and help their customers rebuild their credit scores in the process.”
 
For more information about the partnership and its benefits for car audio retailers, visit http://mobile-electronics.com/snap.
 
About the Mobile Electronics Association
The Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) has a mission to educate, inform and empower the industry. It is an organization of professionals who market products and services that enhance the driving experience. Membership includes retailers, manufacturers, distributors, manufacturer’s representatives and others related to the mobile electronics industry who realize professionalism and continuing education are cornerstones for successful business. The MEA serves as the safe and neutral field where all parts of the industry can gather to learn from and share with one another. For more information, visit http://mobile-electronics.com/.
 
About Snap Finance
Since 2012, Snap has been on a mission to bring flexible, pay-over-time financing options to all consumers. Snap’s world-class team of enthusiastic, friendly problem-solvers has harnessed the power of data to empower customers of all credit types and to help retailers close more sales. Its proprietary technology brings together machine learning, non-traditional risk variables, and years of data to create an industry-leading decisioning platform. Snap enables retailers to bring modern payment options to consumers who are still growing or rebuilding their credit profiles. Snap’s payment solutions are accepted at more than 300,000 merchants. For more information, visit snapfinance.com
 
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All Profits from Eleven Engineering’s Skaastore.com for the Month of May Will Be Donated to OrganizationsThat are Directly Helping Ease the Humanitarian Crisis In and Around Ukraine, and Challenging Other Canadian Companies to do the Same

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, May 4, 2022 – Eleven Engineering, Inc. (elevenengineering.com), a market leader in semiconductor products for wireless audio for professional, home theater, multi-room, portable, 12-volt (car, truck, motorcycle, power sports, marine) and gaming applications, has announced that it will donate its May 2022 profits from its Skaastore.com to help support Ukrainian refugees in dire need of assistance during the current crisis with Russia.

“May is a month to get angry and a month to do something about it,” said John Sobota, Eleven Engineering CEO. “We are heartbroken for the Ukrainian refugees fleeing to neighboring countries and those stuck in the warzone, as well as outraged by the needless humanitarian crisis caused by Russian’s unprovoked invasion. Putin’s a bully of the worst sort. He’s given orders to take Ukraine, even if that means killing civilians, and no one really even knows yet how many women and children have been displaced and killed already. He’s threatened all countries who would aid Ukraine with nuclear reprisal. But giving in to a bully never works…it just enables them and leads to even worse situations and outcomes.”

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, home to Eleven Engineering’s headquarters, has the largest Ukrainian population of any Canadian city. “And this fact really hits home for us,” Sobota said.

As a result, Eleven Engineering is not only pledging all SKAAstore profits for the month of May to go towards Ukraine support, it is also announcing a call-to-arms to other Canadian-based companies.

“What Eleven Engineering is doing here is a small thing, and Ukraine’s neighboring countries can also only do so much,” Sobota conceded. “So, Canadians need to pitch in as much as possible and that will make a difference. As a result, we’re challenging all Canadian companies to speak out and donate their profits in May, as well. Donate to where exactly? That’s up to them as we are still researching the best places to send the funds we’re raising this month and we’ll announce the donations' destination(s) in June.”

As May rolls along, Eleven Engineering invites everyone to share their first-hand stories of heroes from this conflict on its social media platforms.

“We believe that most Russians would refuse to carry out the horrors of which Putin’s army has been ordered to do,” Sobota continued. “Most Russians refuse to become animals. We salute those inside Russia who risk their lives by openly protesting the war. We salute the Russian soldiers who’ve turned to fight for Ukraine, refusing to kill their Ukrainian brothers and their families to fulfill Putin’s agenda. These are real heroes.”  #NotAllRussians

Sobota’s decision to donate profits and his call-to-action are based on these numerous factors, and more.

“We’re in the audio market in no small part because it’s as far away from war and violence as you can get,” Sobota explained. “But when something as horrible as this happens, plain and simple, it’s everyone’s responsibility to do something about it. We see heroes on television every day that are fighting back against this aggression, and we want to do something for those that have been displaced, or worse. That’s why we’re donating SKAAstore profits from May and working to encourage others to help in their own way through our social media channels.”

SKAA is the new wireless HiFi audio standard developed by Eleven Engineering, Inc. 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. SKAA is also available as a built-in technology not requiring an external transmitter in purpose-designed partner products, which are featured at SKAA.com. 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 which are delivered with the highest sound quality to all speakers without the latency that is inherent in other wireless solutions.

For more information, please contact Rex Whitehead at 480-650-3979 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and please visit www.elevenengineering.com, www.SKAA.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.

Momento M7 records in 2K QHD with 3-Channel Support for Front, Rear and Interior Vehicle Surveillance

May 3rd, 2022 – (SEATTLE. WASHINGTON): Firstech, the Seattle-based maker of Momento and Compustar vehicle security solutions, has announced the release of the Momento M7, a 3-channel dash camera system with 2K QHD recording and battery-saving technology.

The Momento M7 is now available for preorder and will begin shipping in early May from Firstech’s new distribution center in Texas. All-Time High Dash Cam Awareness As more drivers return to their regular morning commutes, mobile electronics retailers have reported a surge in customer demand for dash camera solutions, otherwise known as “dash cams.”

Retail experts and analysts have attributed this growth in consumer awareness to the effectiveness of dash cams in fighting accident fraud and the rising trend of viral video recordings of on-road incidents. In response to this growth, the Momento M7 arrives as a key addition to Firstech’s Momento brand of dash cams. The M7, or MD-7200, includes two cameras for front and rear recording along with an additional video input for a third camera. M7’s front camera records in 2K QHD, promising clearer visibility of details such as license plate numbers or faces – key ingredients in fighting accident fraud.

“ECO” Battery Saving Technology Despite their rise in popularity, dash cameras have faced one consistent obstacle: car battery depletion. For a dash camera to monitor activity around a parked vehicle, it needs to constantly draw current from the battery. In as little as a day, a dash camera could completely drain a car’s battery. The Momento M7 addresses this issue head-on with the introduction of “ECO” mode. “ECO” mode is Firstech’s new battery-saving technology that reduces the M7’s power consumption by up to 90% while the vehicle is parked. It works by turning off the M7’s image sensor and instead using radar to detect motion in front of the vehicle.

When the M7 front camera detects a vehicle or person approaching the vehicle, the system will reactivate the cameras’ image sensors and begin recording. The utilization of radar greatly reduces battery usage while retaining full motion detection capabilities. More About M7 Momento M7 will serve as the brand’s co-flagship product along with the M6, which Firstech released in 2019. Whereas the M6 features a companion mobile app for iOS and Android devices, the M7 is an “all-in-one” device that has a 2-inch touch LCD screen built into the camera for reviewing video.

In addition to the touch LCD, the Momento website touts the 3-channel M7 as having an enhanced low-light image sensor, on-board GPS antenna, and industry-leading 2-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty (most other dash cam brands offer 1-year of warranty protection). To learn more about the Momento M7, please visit www.MomentoCam.com or follow the brand’s Instagram page @momentocam. MSRP for M7 (MD-7200) will be $379.99. Dealers interested in reselling the Momento M7 can contact an authorized Firstech distributor and/or sales representative - or visit www.myfirstech.com.

Firstech is an award-winning connected car company from Seattle, Washington. Since the company’s founding in Anchorage, Alaska, Firstech has primarily focused on developing solutions to improve the safety, comfort and peace of mind of drivers on the road. Firstech is 7-time recipient of the Top Vendor Award by the Mobile Electronics Association, demonstrating the company’s commitment to product innovation and customer support.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (May. 4, 2022) – Alps Alpine North America, Inc. (“Alpine”), is now shipping the iLX-507, a High-Resolution 2-DIN 7-inch Multimedia Receiver.

New Benchmark for Dash Performance

For those looking to upgrade their factory system with the latest in-vehicle technology but maintain a factory look on their dash, the iLX-507 features a standard 2-DIN chassis and fitment with a 7-inch WXGA High-Resolution Display (1280x720px) that fits into most dash openings.

The iLX-507 features High-Resolution Audio Playback (96kHz/24Bit) via a wired USB connection to a smartphone or wirelessly through Bluetooth® connection so music can be streamed from popular Hi-Res platforms like Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon Music HD, and more. The iLX-507 also has a USB input so Hi-Res music files can be played directly from a USB drive.

Features like Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and built-in Bluetooth® hands-free calling with audio streaming allows access to music, messages, phone calls, and maps on a smartphone via a wired USB connection or wirelessly. These features are controlled through touch or voice commands with the included external microphone. The receiver is SiriusXM-Ready® (SXV-300G2 2018-Up Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately; SiriusXM subscription required) and includes built-in HD Radio® for additional entertainment options.  

Exciting System Expandability Options  

The iLX-507 includes two camera inputs to add a front, side, or rear camera (sold separately). The rearview camera input includes a distance guide display that overlays guidelines onto the screen for ease when moving in reverse. 

When used with the DVR-C320R Premium 1080P Front and Rear Dash Camera with built-in drive assist (sold separately), the iLX-507 can display real-time and recorded drives in high-definition and provide audible drive assist alerts like front collision, lane departure, and front car movement through the vehicle’s speakers.

On-board tuning features bring out the full potential of music playback with a 13-band parametric EQ per channel, for continuous frequency control. The 6-channel time correction ensures that music is staged properly in the front and center of the vehicle. Additional amplifiers can be added using the three sets of true 4V preamp outputs with front, rear, and subwoofer control if more power is needed.  

The iLX-507 is compatible with the new RUX-H02 Alpine Halo Bass and Volume Controller (sold separately). The controller easily mounts to the dash and allows quick-access controls to the subwoofer and main volume through a wireless Bluetooth® connection.

The iLX-507 is a Digital Media Receiver (no CD/DVD player). However, an HDMI input and output are included to connect a DVD player or even a smartphone for an all-digital audio and video connection through a single cable.   

Convenient System Compatibility  

Upgrading dash technology can often result in a loss of factory functionality such as steering wheel controls and access to engine codes. However, iLX-507 is compatible with the iDatalink® Maestro Module (sold separately) allowing select OEM features to be retained and vehicle information displayed on the screen.  

The iLX-507 is now shipping at a MAP of $749.95 and is available at Alpine Authorized retailers and at Preferred Online Stores. Authorized Installation Centers can be found on the Alpine-USA website through the store locator. 

Features:

  • 7-inch WXGA High Resolution Display (1280x720px)
  • Standard 2-DIN Chassis
  • Hi-Res Audio Playback (96kHz/24Bit)
  • Wireless Hi-Res Audio (requires LDCA compatible device)
  • Apple CarPlay® (wireless and wired)
  • Android Auto™ (wireless and wired)  
  • The Google Assistant is available on Android Auto™
  • Bluetooth® built-in for hands-free calling and audio streaming  
  • SiriusXM-Ready® (SXV-300G2 2018-Up Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit sold separately; SiriusXM subscription required)
  • Built-in HD Radio® 
  • HDMI Input and Output  
  • AV Aux Input
  • Dual USB Input (1 data & 1 charge only port)
  • iDatalink® Maestro Connectivity 
  • DVR-C320R Alpine Dash Camera Compatible (camera sold separately)
  • Media Xpander®
  • MP3/WMA/AAC/FLAC/APE music playback via USB 
  • H.264/MPEG-4/ AVC/MP4/MOV/FLV video playback via USB 
  • JPG/PNG/BMP USB photo viewer 
  • 2 Direct Camera Inputs (1 rear input & 1 input for front, side, or other)
  • Rearview distance guide display 
  • Steering wheel remote control ready  
  • External microphone included 
  • Built-in amplifier (18-watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels) 
  • 3 Pairs of preouts (True 4V) 
  • 13-band parametric EQ (per channel)
  • 6-channel time correction  
  • 24-bit DAC 
  • High pass crossover/low pass crossover: Front/Rear/Subwoofer
  • CTA-2006 compliant  

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

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