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Amabile, an experienced communications professional, supports growth and franchise development for the National Automotive Styling Centers™ in new role

BOCA RATON, Fla. — April 29, 2022 — Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading window tinting and automotive accessory franchise, has named Genevieve Amabile as the company’s project communications manager. In her new role, Amabile oversees multiple communications channels across Tint World®’s operations to support the rapidly growing company’s marketing, reporting, and franchise development efforts. 

“Genevieve is a key player in our strategy to continue building on our success in 2022,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO and president of Tint World®. “Her position is critical for ensuring we have effective communication throughout the company, not just in our new state-of-the-art corporate office, but with franchisees as well. Genevieve has demonstrated high-level communications, marketing, management and branding skills that elevate our overall operations and enhance our opportunities for growth.” 

Amabile’s responsibilities as projects communication manager include managing Tint World®’s executive-level and franchise development communications, management of our fulfillment center inventory, assisting with vendor partnerships, coordinating marketing initiatives, franchise development strategies, and maintaining consistent project brand messaging.

Before joining Tint World®, Amabile worked in health care marketing and publishing. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University.

“This job puts me right in the middle of a fast-paced work environment, so I immediately felt like a member of the Tint World® family,” Amabile said. “The entire culture here is focused on supporting success, from franchisees to the top executives. It inspires each of us to deliver real results that contribute to the company’s growth.”

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.

Recognition by One of the World’s Most Prestigious Design Awards for Industrial Products

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Apr. 28, 2022) – AlpineF#1Status, the pinnacle of car audio developed by Alps Alpine Co., Ltd. (TSE: 6770; President & CEO: Toshihiro Kuriyama), has won an iF Design Award 2022 in the Product category.

The iF Design Award is one of the world’s most prestigious design awards. This year, a total 10,776 products and projects were entered by 4,179 companies in 57 countries and rigorously evaluated by 132 design experts. As a result, 3,518 products and projects of 1973 companies won an award. This is the first time Alps Alpine has won the award.

More information can be found here: https://ifdesign.com/en/winner-ranking/project/alpine-f1-status/339254.

AlpineF#1Status, the pinnacle of car audio systems, is the first in the industry to achieve 384kHz/32bit high-resolution playback enabling immersive experiences inside the vehicle cabin that emulate a live performance. Besides outstanding performance specs, a dignified elegance comes through in an outward appearance stripped of superfluous decoration, as well as the graphical user interface (GUI), while the ability to take on and rapidly process voluminous audio source data is given expression through the tremendous potential hinted at in solid modeling and depth of the light indicator. Use of custom LEDs for hard-key illumination and other ideas for sound creation established over the years by Alps Alpine are inherited while much attention has been directed into the finer elements of design conjuring up a sense of overwhelmingly good sound in high-resolution playback.

The AlpineF#1Status status system was developed by Alps Alpine, with group company Alpine Electronics Marketing, Inc. launching global sales in December 2021. For more information, visit the product introduction page below https://www.alpine-usa.com/alpineflagship.

Established by Germany-based iF International Forum Design GmbH in 1953, the iF Design Award annually recognizes excellence in design in industrial products from across the globe. Included in the big three design awards with the International Design Excellence Awards and the Red Dot Design Award, it is known as one of the world’s most prestigious design awards. This year, a total 10,776 products and projects were entered by 4,179 companies in 57 countries and rigorously evaluated by 132 design experts. As a result, 3,518 products and projects of 1973 companies won an award.

RINGWOOD, Ill. – 5/2/2022 - Race Sport Lighting is pleased to announce the release of its new patented and innovative Solar Roof Cab Light System shipping to Retail locations soon. No Wire, No Holes, No Drilling involved! This Product was first previewed by Race Sport Lighting during the SEMA 2021 Show, and their sales and marketing team has been showing off the prototype at trade shows everywhere this year with an overwhelming popular response. Thousands of pre-orders are already awaiting the official shipping of this product to their store locations nationwide. This amazing new product is made in an ISO 9000 factory right here in the USA.

This USPTO patented technology is revolutionary, it is completely run by solar and vibrations sensors and requires no wiring or drilling of holes into the roof of the vehicle. Many shops avoid customer requests to sell and/or install cab lights because of the high risk or liability involved into drilling into a customer’s brand new truck. This innovative product allows all dealers to now add Cab Roof Lights to their list of products they sell or install and eliminates the complex installation and liability concerns that traditional wired version have. For shops that already do the old wire version cab roof lights systems, their techs typically take 4-6 hours to do these jobs, or all day basically. With Race Sport Lightings New Solar cab light systems, their techs can have the system installed in 30-minutes and move on to other jobs or products on that vehicle.

“This is one of the most exciting single products launches our company has ever had. The patented solar cab light technology is such a unique solution to a major problem in the marketplace. Our team has had the 1st prototype on the company vehicle for the last 2 years and it has very successfully gone through two Chicago winters and working strong today. The quality and performance make this one of the best roof cab light systems on the marketplace,” said Steve Jergensen, President of Race Sport Lighting.

The Part number for the Solar Cab Light System is #1007472 and it is only available in amber color right now. Race Sport Lighting will be releasing the white LED version late in the summer of 2022 under the same patent. The 1007472 system starts shipping very soon in May to distributors and retailers nationwide. Pre-orders are being accepted for this product right now.

To learn more about this system, please watch this In The Garage video from the partners at Total Truck Centers.

Race Sport Lighting is the leading manufacturer of LED and HID lighting technology in North America, and serves the 12-Volt, Truck Accessory, Powersports, Motorcycle, Marine, and RV industries primarily. Founded in 2007, Race Sport Lighting is going on its 15th year leading the way as the Pioneer for the lighting category. They offer the highest quality lighting products to the industry and back it up with award winning customer service and tech support. This reputation has earned this SEMA Member the position of Preferred Lighting Vendor for AutoGear, AAM Group, MESA, Tint World franchises, and Restylers International just to name a few in the industry.

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Auburn Hills, Mich. (Apr 20, 2022) – Alps Alpine North America, Inc. (“Alpine”), will attend the 2022 Jeep Beach Vendor Show at the Daytona International Speedway in booth E1 from Friday, April 29 to Saturday, April 30 where they will unveil exciting new vehicle-specific products designed uniquely for the Jeep® driver.
 
Exciting New Product Releases
Featuring the latest in Jeep®-specific dash and sound system offerings from Alpine, a 2018 Jeep® Wrangler will be on-site for product demonstrations. Jeep Beach attendees will be the first to experience the new High-Resolution i509-WRA-JL with a High-Definition, Weather-Resistant 9-inch screen and wireless and wired Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. The i509-WRA-JL was intentionally designed with the Jeep® driver in mind to visually emulate the design identity of the Jeep® interior and retain the features Jeep® drivers use the most. New to this display is High-Resolution Audio Playback (96kHz/24Bit) that can stream music from popular Hi-Res streaming platforms or directly from a smartphone for incredible music detail and high-precision music reproduction. 
 
To demonstrate the head unit integration capabilities, the 2018 Jeep® Wrangler will also feature a premium night vision DVR-C320R Dash Camera with built-in drive assist and impact recording. An Alpine® PSS-24WRA sound system, with front 6.5” component speakers, 6.5” rear custom soundbar replacement speakers, 8” compact powered subwoofer, and 4-channel amplifier will be featured for in-vehicle sound upgrade demonstrations as well as an Alpine® Weather-Resistant PSS-SX01 Sound System mounted to the roll bars to demonstrate exterior sound upgrade opportunities.  
 
Alpine’s 2015 Jeep® Wrangler will also be on-site with similar Jeep®-specific solutions designed for older Jeep® Wranglers, including the i509-WRA-JK, DVR-C320R, PSS-22WRA Weather-Resistant Sound System, PSS-SX01, and HCE-TCAM1-WRA Spare Tire Rear-View Camera and Light System. 
“Switchback,” Alpine’s 2020 Jeep® Gladiator, will also be on-site with a custom truck bed build that features 40 motorized Bluetooth® speakers that articulate for optimal sound positioning, and a tailgate designed to look like an early Alpine® stereo, complete with a large, functional volume knob and six classic “Alpine green” buttons on the faceplate to control the automation.
 
The Alpine Event Truck and Trailer will be open to visitors who want to chat with Alpine event staff and experience the latest vehicle-specific technology, all from the comfort of an air-conditioned lounge area located in the trailer. 
All Alpine® products are available for purchase during the event with special, event-only pricing and free giveaways. Alpine Authorized Retailer Roco 4x4 will be on-site to give vehicle demonstrations, answer product questions, and offer on-site installation so customers can drive home with their Alpine purchase installed in their Jeep®.
 
Jeep®is a registered trademark of Stellantis NV
 
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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.
 
CONTACTS:
Alps Alpine North America Media Contact  
Allison Saunders   
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Apr. 27, 2022) –Alps Alpine North America, Inc. (“Alpine”), is now shipping two new Dual 8” Alpine Halo Preloaded Truck Subwoofer Enclosures with ProLink™. The enclosures come preloaded with Alpine’s 8” S-Series (S-DB8V-TRK) and next-generation R-Series (R2-DB8V-TRK) subwoofers and feature an adjustable linking design.
 
Designed for Trucks
The Truck Subwoofer Enclosures were intentionally designed for the space underneath the backseat. Two 8” subwoofers are preloaded into a compact enclosure for under-the-seat installation and linked with a ProLink™ bracket that can adjust from 40”-51” to fit most full-size truck applications, including the 2018-Up RAM 1500 (crew cab), 2015-Up Ford F-150 (crew cab), 2018-Up GMC Sierra/Chevrolet Silverado (crew cab), 2011 – 2018 Jeep® Wrangler (in cargo area), and 2020 – Up Jeep® Gladiator. Height-adjustable “feet” accommodate uneven truck floors for a secure install.
Centered on the enclosures is an integrated amplifier mount tray that’s optimized for Alpine’s mono power amplifiers. This convenient design ensures that the entire system can be installed underneath the seat.
 
High-Performance Subwoofers
Each enclosure comes preloaded with high-performance subwoofers that are tuned for the unique cabin environment of the truck and add deep, accurate bass to the sound system. The ported enclosures house 8” S-Series (S-DB8V-TRK) or next-generation R-Series (R2-DB8V-TRK) subwoofers that provide options in both power and price. The 600W RMS S-DB8V-TRK was designed for optimum performance at an approachable price while the 750W RMS R2-DB8V-TRK feature deeper, more authoritative bass that can be played at higher volumes.
The enclosures were designed with dual voice coil drivers, wired in parallel for a 2Ω load to take the guesswork out of choosing an amplifier that’s compatible in power rating.
 
Groundbreaking Alpine Halo Design
The new Truck Subwoofer Enclosures join the Alpine Halo Family with a premium, unmistakable design. The enclosure pulls design cues from the Alpine Halo Display with unique, curved edges outlined by a silver trim and a front link bracket cover with an Alpine logo badge. The enclosures are built with sturdy, 5/8” MDF construction covered in a premium black carpet that will provide a premium look in the truck.
 
The R2-DB8V-TRK and S-DB8V-TRK are now shipping at a MAP of $799.95 and $699.95 respectively and are 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:
  • Groundbreaking Alpine Halo Design 
  • ProLink™ ported enclosure design 
  • Rugged center link plate links two preloaded enclosures together  
  • Integrated amplifier tray
  • Adjustable linking design adjusts width from 51” – 40” to fit most full-size trucks  
  • Compact design allows for under the seat installation in most full-size trucks  
  • Rubber, modular stackable foot design accommodates uneven truck floor under seat areas  
  • Optimized for 2018-Up RAM 1500 (crew cab), 2015-Up Ford F-150 (crew cab), 2018-Up GMC Sierra/Chevrolet Silverado (crew cab), 2011 – 2018 Jeep® Wrangler (in cargo area), and 2020 – Up Jeep® Gladiator
  • Ported enclosures with high performance subwoofers  
  • 600W RMS (S-DB8V-TRK) or 750W RMS (R2-DB8V-TRK) Power Handling 
  • Includes two preloaded S-W8D2 8” S-Series subwoofers (S-DB8V-TRK) or R2-W8D2 8” R-Series subwoofers (R2-DB8V-TRK)
  • CARB compliant 5/8" MDF construction 
  • Premium black carpet 
  • Front link bracket cover with an Alpine logo badge
  • Side-firing cabin loading ports
  • Premium Alpine wire terminals
  • Twist-Lock Grille Mount System (grilles sold separately)
  • Dimensions: 51” W (max)/40” W (min) x 8-3/4” (H) x 13-3/4” (D) 
  • Dual voice coils Wired in Parallel for a 2Ω Load (S-DB8V-TRK compatible with S-A60M; R2-DB8V-TRK compatible with R2-A75M) 
  • Custom spring-loaded speaker terminals fit up to 12AWG speaker wire 
  • 2Ω Impedance 
  • Frequency Response: 34Hz-200Hz (S-DB8V-TRK) or 32Hz-200Hz (R2-DB8V-TRK)
  • Vented Enclosure Tuning Frequency: 36Hz 
  • Sensitivity: 84dB
 
Jeep® is a registered trademark of Stellantis NV
 
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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.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – April 22, 2022 – Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, continues its streak of rapid expansion as it announces the opening of its fifth Tennessee franchise, located in Murfreesboro.

Owned and operated by Craig and Anna Nangle, the new store provides full-service automotive styling, window tinting and automotive aftermarket accessories to Murfreesboro and the surrounding area.

“We can’t fully express how delighted we are to be given the opportunity to serve automotive enthusiasts in the Murfreesboro area,” Anna Nangle said. “With the resources and support we get through this outstanding franchise system, we’re going to make Tint World® Murfreesboro the destination center for our community’s automotive styling and detailing needs.”

“Craig and Anna are an incredible part of our growing Tint World® family,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO and president of Tint World®. “They are immensely passionate about expanding the brand’s service options in Murfreesboro, and we know they will do an excellent job of providing quality products and service to their clientele. Craig and Anna are focused on building their business in a way that supports the local community, and we’re proud to help them accomplish this goal.”

Tint World® Murfreesboro is located at 1610 NW Broad St, Murfreesboro, TN 37129. To book an appointment, request a quote, or find out more about what the store offers, call 615-538-1881 or visithttps://www.tintworld.com/locations/tn/murfreesboro-092.

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, withfranchise opportunitiesavailable 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.

Holly Hill, Fla. – April 22, 2022 – Metra Electronics® has added to their lineup of Jeep® accessories. Now shipping are two new vehicle-specific amplifier installation kits designed to fit the 2018-Up Jeep® Wrangler JL and the 2020-Up Gladiator JT models with aftermarket radios. These kits include the installation accessories needed to install aftermarket amplifiers and subwoofers with ease. Both of these kits feature T-Spec® fuse blocks and V10 fully tinned power cables that are built to withstand the harsh environments that Jeep® drivers tend to explore. These all-in-one packages are designed to minimize installation time while providing aesthetically-pleasing audio system upgrades.

Single Amp Installation Kit - Fits Jeep® Wrangler JL 2018-Up and Gladiator JT 2020-Up

The JP-18AMP-1 single amp installation kit includes everything you need to install your aftermarket amplifier and subwoofer equipment. Included is cut-to-length wiring, a mounting bracket to secure the fuse holder in a predetermined location, under-the-seat amp rack, and a detailed step-by-step instruction book.

Product Specifications:

  • Full installation kit to add an amp & subwoofer
  • Includes (1) vehicle-specific fuse holder bracket with (1) MANL T-Spec® fuse block
  • Cut-to-length braided 4AWG T-Spec® V10 fully tinned marine-grade power and ground cables
  • Cut-to-length 2-channel T-Spec® V10 RCAs, remote wire, and 12AWG speaker wire
  • Includes (1) under-the-seat black powder-coated amp rack
  • Includes all necessary mounting and installation hardware
  • 3 year limited warranty
  • Not compatible with factory-amplified vehicles
  • Designed for use in aftermarket radio installations using small form-factor amplifiers only

Dual-Amp Installation Kit - Fits Jeep® Wrangler JL 2018-Up and Gladiator JT 2020-Up

The JP-18AMP-2 dual-amp installation kit includes everything needed to install two aftermarket amplifiers and a subwoofer with ease. Included is cut-to-length wiring, a mounting bracket to secure the two T-Spec® fuse holders, two under-the-seat amp racks, and a detailed step-by-step instruction book. An included T-harness provides a quick solution to give your amplifier’s power to your aftermarket speakers.

Product Specifications:

  • Full installation kit to add a 4-channel amp, subwoofer and sub amp
  • Includes (1) vehicle-specific fuse holder bracket with (2) MANL T-Spec® fuse blocks
  • Cut-to-length braided 4AWG T-Spec® V10 fully tinned marine-grade power and ground cables
  • Cut-to-length 4-channel T-Spec® V10 RCAs, remote wire, and 4-channel speaker wire
  • Cut-to-length 2-channel T-Spec® V10 RCAs, remote wire, and 12AWG speaker wire
  • Includes factory radio T-harness to retain the use of factory speaker wires
  • Includes (2) under-the-seat black powder-coated amp racks
  • Includes all necessary mounting and installation hardware
  • 3 year limited warranty
  • Not compatible with factory-amplified vehicles
  • Designed for use in aftermarket radio installations using small form-factor amplifiers only

These products are available now and shipping. Their launch coincides with the Jeep Beach event where Metra and Heise LED will display an assortment of their Jeep® accessories and other lighting products, April 24th through May 1st in Daytona Beach, Florida. Visit MetraOnline.com for more information and to view more vehicle-specific automotive accessories.

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.

Holly Hill, Fla. – April 18, 2022 – Heise LED Lighting Systems® by Metra Electronics® has added to their RGB and RGBW LED product lineup. Now shipping is a universal RGBW LED Underglow Lighting Kit, RGBW Bulk Wire, and RGB Bulk Wire. These products are designed to be compatible with other Heise® RGB and RGBW products. They offer colorful, durable RGB and RGBW lighting solutions with less installation time and labor.

Universal RGBW LED Underglow Lighting Kit

The RGBW1-UNDGLED is a new vehicle lighting package for installers who want to add brilliant underglow lighting to a vehicle. The kit includes four sealed LED tubes, mounting hardware, and extension cables. This kit is rated IP67 and designed for both on and off-road vehicles. When set up with the Heise® RGBW-CB1 controller (sold separately), users can choose from a true white color PLUS 16 million different color options using the Metra RGBW smartphone app with pre-programmed lighting transitions, flash patterns, and more. A dual connection to the controller assures maximum current and even illumination. The RGBW-CB1 controller is sold separately and required for operation, and can be synced with additional compatible Heise® RGB and RGBW lighting products.

RGBW1-UNDGLED Product Specifications:

  • Includes (2) 48” and (2) 36” LED tubes
  • Dual connection to controller for maximum current and even illumination
  • Mounting hardware and extension cables included
  • Requires RGBW-CB1 controller (sold separately) that works with Metra® RGBW smartphone app
  • RGB LEDs plus true white LED color
  • IP rating: IP67
  • Not for use on public roads
  • 1 year limited warranty

RGBW Bulk Wire

The RGBW-250SPL Bulk Wire from Heise® is designed specifically for use with our Heise® RGBW lighting products. This wire features water-resistant black over-mold to protect the individual cables.This 5-in-1 OE style is easier to run and has better aesthetics than other wiring options. Red, green, blue, black and white wires are concealed within the over-mold to make this a 5-conductor wire. This bulk wire comes in a convenient 250 foot spool.

RGBW-250SPL Product Specifications:

  • Length: 250 feet
  • Gauge: 22 Gauge
  • Wire colors: R/G/B/BL/W
  • Water-resistant black over-mold
  • Works exclusively with Heise® RGBW lighting products
  • 1 year limited warranty

RGB Bulk Wire

The RGB-250SPL Bulk Wire from Heise® is designed specifically for use with our Heise® RGB lighting products. This wire features water-resistant black over-mold to protect the individual cables. This 4-in-1 OE style is easier to run and has better aesthetics than other wiring options. Red, green, blue and black wires are concealed within the over-mold to make this a 4-conductor wire. This bulk wire comes in a convenient 250 foot spool.

RGB-250SPL Product Specifications:

  • Length: 250 feet
  • Gauge: 22 Gauge
  • Wire colors: R/G/B/BL
  • Water-resistant black over-mold
  • Works exclusively with Heise® RGB lighting products
  • 1 year limited warranty

These products are in stock and shipping now. 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.

Oklahoma City, Okla., April 18, 2022 -- DD AUDIO®, a manufacturer of high-quality mobile audio products for the masses, is making it easier than ever to experience Superior Motorcycle Audio on Harley-Davidsons® with DD AUDIO’s new amplifier brackets and OEM radio EQ flash.

Designed in-house and manufactured in Oklahoma City, OK, the HDSGBKT and HDRGBKT amplifier brackets fit 2014 (and up) Harley-Davidson Street Glide and Road Glide motorcycles, allowing DD AUDIO’s D4.100a amplifier to easily and securely mount in stock fairing locations without any modifications. Factory bracing and bolts are used to secure the brackets in place eliminating the need for extra bracket mounting hardware.

Once the amplifier is installed you can make sure it’s getting the proper input signal by flashing it with TechnoResearch’s Centurion Audio module and the DD AUDIO radio EQ flash. The TechnoResearch Centurion Audio module allows an installer to custom configure the OEM infotainment system on 1995-2021 Harley-Davidsons. Additionally, technicians can monitor select engine parameters and read and clear diagnostic trouble codes.

Be on the lookout for more exciting motorcycle specific products to come soon, and for a live demo come to the DD AUDIO booth at the Black Wall Street Rally, May 13-14 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Complete Integrated Kit For Dodge Charger, Challenger & Chrysler 300, And Flush-Mount Kit For Toyota Tacoma

Clearwater, Fla. (April 12, 2022) – PAC, the industry leader in vehicle technology integration, launched a fully integrated 2015 – 2021 Dodge Charger, Challenger and Chrysler 300 kit for the Stinger HEIGH10 multimedia head unit under its well-known radio integration brand, RadioPRO Advanced.

The kit (part number: SRK-CHR15H), enables you to upgrade the factory radio in any of these vehicle applications with a show-stopping 10-inch touchscreen multimedia system (HEIGH10 sold separately), while providing access to vehicle information screens and maintaining a beautiful factory look and feel. The kit includes everything you need including plug-n-play harnesses for an easy, seamless install.

With the SRK-CHR15H kit you retain key features such as steering wheel controls, factory amplifier and factory backup camera (if equipped). In addition, add new customizable screens to your infotainment experience including complete climate controls, real-time performance gauges, tire pressure, door status, engine status, and access over 70+ customizable vehicle settings (when equipped).

In addition, last month PAC added to its vehicle-specific kit lineup, a 2016 – 2021 Toyota Tacoma installation kit. The SR-TAC16H plug-n-play kit enables you to upgrade your factory head unit with a HEIGH10 infotainment system, enabling features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 4 camera inputs, built-in amplifier and many more!

The SR-TAC16H retails for $429 and the SRK-CHR15H retails for $749.

To order contact your local PAC sales representative or get more information at www.pac-integrate.com. If you are interested in becoming an authorized PAC dealer, contact our Global Headquarters, AAMP Global.

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

STILLWATER, USA – April 12, 2022 - KICKER® bids a heartfelt farewell to industry veteran and 18-year Director of Global Marketing, Kevin Campbell.

Since joining KICKER in 2004, Campbell has guided the company’s “Livin’ Loud®” message by creating experiences that embody the music that car-audio fans crave.

“It’s been 18 years of total fun,” Campbell said. “I’ve always admired the (KICKER) brand and the way they do business. People talk about KICKER being family; it really has that feel. The kind of place where we all have to work hard, but there’s an atmosphere – a social feeling that is genuine and caring that comes from the top.”

Veteran employees and former marketing associate directors Ron Burnett and Roger Demaree with fill the position as co-directors, splitting Campbell’s duties to continue the department rolling on its current path. Burnett and Demaree bring 48 years of combined industry experience to their new roles.

For the past four decades, Campbell held pivotal roles in some of the most iconic brands in car audio, having led the sales and marketing teams for Rockford Fosgate, Precision Power, TubeDriver and Morel America prior to joining KICKER.

As KICKER searched for a marketing director in 2004, company founder Steve Irby had a desire for 12-volt industry experience and a strong background of leadership for the role.

“We were looking for someone in the industry that knew marketing, somebody that was well seasoned in the industry,” Irby said. “Kevin’s name came up immediately, and with his strong background in marketing, he took to it right away.”

During his tenure, Campbell focused on connecting the brand with consumers and the 12-volt industry in equal measure. For example, he acknowledged that attending MEA KnowledgeFest served to keep the brand connected with retailers and distributors, while participating in the HOT ROD Power Tour raised awareness for the rod and custom community. KICKER’s continued commitment to attending the annual SEMA Show served to strengthen bonds between the company’s automotive manufacturing partners and an increasingly large number of KICKER’s core dealers.

In 2020 when COVID-19 resulted in the cancellation of most events, Campbell greenlit a massive in-house undertaking to broadcast a weekly, online audio-centric show dubbed “KICKER UnMasked.” Taking the brand virtual through streaming video was arguably the most significant event that KICKER marketing had completed in the past two years.

The presentation of KICKER directly connected to live music continues to be a high priority. Campbell successfully aligned the brand with artists like Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Tim Montana and Nashville label Reviver Music. Events like the KICKER Country Stampede (music festival) gave music lovers a chance to experience the same passion and performance that drives KICKER to recreate great sound in a vehicle.

“Since he came on board, we’ve evolved into a more focused marketing machine,” Irby continued. “He had strong opinions and experience in the industry that go way back. He was fair and easy to work with, with a quick wit and an unmatched sense of humor. We will really miss his wisdom and experience.”

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.

Rockford Fosgate is a registered trademark of Rockford Corporation.

Precision Power and PPI are registered trademarks of Precision Power.

Morel and Morel America are proprietary marks of Morel (I.L.) Ltd.

HOT ROD is a registered trademark of the Motor Trend Group, LLC.

Reviver Music is a registered trademark of Reviver Entertainment Group.

The area’s first National Automotive Styling Centers™ franchise offers family-friendly entertainment, including car displays, refreshments, and music by DJ Johnny Kage

EL PASO, Texas — April 12, 2022 — Owners Alex and Myriam Guerrero will host a grand opening event to celebrate the new El Paso location of Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, on Saturday, April 16.

Guests will enjoy custom and exotic car demonstrations, raffles and other games, food and refreshments, and entertainment from 104.3 HIT FM DJ and Sirius XM host Johnny Kage. The Easter Bunny will also be making a visit to entertain the children.

“We’re inviting the El Paso community to join us as we officially introduce ’s premium window tinting and automotive styling services and products to the area,” Alex Guerrero said. “Serving the local community is critical to our success, and the support of our family and friends has helped make the dream of business ownership a reality for Myriam and me. Speaking not only as a business owner, but also as a veteran, I’m proud to provide exclusive discounts to military personnel. We are in El Paso for El Paso. As a token of our gratitude, we’re hosting this special family-oriented grand opening event, as we showcase Tint World®’s full range of high-quality aftermarket styling products and services.”

Tint World® El Paso is located at 7741 Lockheed Dr, El Paso, TX 79925. Grand opening festivities start at 10 a.m. and will run until 3 p.m.

Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ offer sales and installation of auto accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection films, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, maintenance and repair services, paintless dent repair, 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.

NEW for 2022, Autotek MEAN MACHINE amplifiers bring extreme power in a smaller footprint

Libertyville, Ill. – Car audio is about to transform with power that is mean and extreme all in a smaller footprint. No matter the installation size or space available in your vehicle, ALL-NEW for 2022, Autotek MEAN MACHINE amplifiers deliver an experience that brings out higher sound quality with minimum distortion levels while maintaining a more compact and slimmer size. Embrace clear sound that brings out every detail of any song from any genre of audio. Showcased in a sleek, black finish - MEAN MACHINE amplifiers make a bold statement wherever placed in audio installations.

Sam Dattalo, Vice President of Sales at Maxxsonics, said, “This ALL-NEW MEAN MACHINE car audio line of amplifiers is for the audio enthusiasts who want the biggest power in their vehicle installations. Making the biggest power that any line of Autotek amplifiers has ever created while giving you even more space in your vehicle installation, MEAN MACHINE amplifiers deliver sound that’s crisp, clean, and LOUD. Your expectation of car audio will raise when you hear your music transform into vibrant adrenaline of clarity, power, and attitude in every listening session.”

About the MEAN MACHINE Amplifiers Line

Featuring a much smaller footprint in size that creates extreme power with PRO-FI™ high-speed MOSFETS and high sound quality, with minimum distortion levels, audio becomes fueled with new levels of playback. Heavy-duty aluminum alloy heatsink with illuminated logo adds a vibrant display and showcase, while an efficient D-Class topology drives additional power to frequencies while remaining a small footprint.

FEATURES INCLUDE:

• LOW NOISE PREAMPLIFIER CIRCUIT: Maximum low voltage signal from the source unit comes into the amplifier through a low voltage circuit

• RCA INPUTS: RCA inputs and outputs provide the highest sound quality connection

• ELECTRONIC EQUALIZER: Electronic equalizer provides control of amplifier output with onboard electronic crossover to tailor frequencies to speakers and subwoofers

• OUTPUT CONNECTIONS: Nickel-plated brass connection with hex set screw terminals allows for secure connection while resisting erosion

“Autotek engineers have made a focused effort to develop high-end technology that delivers high-powered music. Powering music with low output distortion and low-noise electronic crossovers to direct the right amount of critical midrange and high frequency to speakers, every MEAN MACHINE amplifier gives your audio an entirely new listening experience that places you in the center of your music. The time is now to secure your order - so you don’t miss out on this MEAN listening opportunity,” concluded Dattalo. Audio deserves power that is clean, compact, and ready for any machine. With Autotek MEAN MACHINE amplifiers, sound will perform at the highest playback quality while bringing out MEAN power in the tightest vehicle installations. Make sure to contact your sales representative or customer service at 847-540- 7700 immediately to secure your order. See complete line details on the Autotek website at https://autotekcaraudio.com/.

April 07, 2022 - Ringwood, Ill. - Every year, Race Sport Lighting recognizes the distributors, dealers, and sales reps that make a difference in the industry and perform at the highest level to service their customer with their products. This year is no exception, as 6 key partners are announced in the industry. Here are the Best of 2021:

Dealer of the Year: Auto Tint City Outfitters, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

WD Distributor of the Year: Sound Distributions, Tukwila, Washington

Tint World Franchise of the Year: Tint World #12, Lubbock, Texas

M.E.S.A. Member of the Year: Horizon Audio, Ohio

AAM Member of the Year: Tri-State Enterprises, Ft. Smith, Arkansas

Manufacturer Rep of the Year: End Result Marketing, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

“I am so glad to see all these Partners do so well with Race Sport Lighting. Some added displays and sales took off. All of them at least doubled sales from the previous year. All of them embraced the newest products from Race Sport Lighting, including the new Projector Series, and our PNP bulbs,” said Race Sport Lighting Sales Manager, Dave Hudson.

“I always love presenting these awards every year to our key partners in the industry. These are the partners that not only stick out in their numbers, but their passion for the industry and their dedication to growing the lighting category. They regularly go outside of the box to perform at a higher level than the competition in their geographical areas,” said Race Sport Lighting President, Steve Jergensen.

Race Sport Lighting is the leading manufacturer of LED and HID lighting technology in North America, and serves the 12-Volt, Truck Accessory, Powersports, Motorcycle, Marine, and RV industries primarily. Founded in 2007, Race Sport Lighting is going on 15+ years leading the way as the Pioneer for the lighting category. They offer the highest quality lighting products to the industry and back it up with award winning customer service and tech support. This reputation has earned them the position of Preferred Lighting Vendor for MESA, Tint World franchises, AAM Group, AutoGear, and Restylers International just to name a few in the industry.

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Holly Hill, Fla. – April 8, 2022 – Metra Marine® by Metra Electronics® is shipping new Amplifier Wiring Kits and Marine Wire for marine applications. Drawing on Metra’s expertise in high-performance automotive audio and lighting accessories, the Metra Marine® line has added four new amplifier wiring kits and three new options for marine wire. These new products are specifically designed for the demands of watercraft.

Metra Marine’s new amplifier wiring kits feature fully tinned oxygen-free wire in a BC5W2 marine compliant jacket. Benefits to using tinned copper wire versus bare copper wire are that it won’t corrode, oxidize and turn green, and it’s easy to solder. Metra uses 100% virgin oxygen-free copper, which ensures that the tin doesn’t flake off from the copper, commonly seen when using recycled copper. While it is also common to tin just the tips of the wire for cost savings, this practice does not actually provide any benefits. Metra’s amp kits use fully tinned copper wire from top to bottom to ensure a reliable connection that can withstand a harsh marine environment and salty air. The ignition-protected circuit breaker is IP67 rated with stainless steel connection points for corrosion resistance. Included in the kits are:

  • A four or eight gauge tinned oxygen-free copper side-by-side red power and yellow ground wire (10 or 20 feet)
  • 18-gauge tinned oxygen-free copper blue remote turn-on wire (18 feet)
  • Connectors, ring terminals, and wire ties
  • Ignition protected circuit breaker (50-amp or 100-amp)

The amplifier kits are now available and shipping and come in two different gauge and length options as follows:

The assortment of new marine wire from Metra Marine® is designed specifically for marine applications using marine standards and marine color code. Each are constructed from fully tinned copper wire to ensure a reliable connection that can withstand a harsh marine environment and salty air. This new group of products offers three reliable wiring options for boating enthusiasts that will stand up to corrosion:

ML-BL18-500: Tinned OFC Marine Grade Remote Wire, 18 GA 500 foot Spool

Features:

  • Blue primary wire
  • 18 AWG fully tinned OFC multi-strand power wire
  • BC-5W2 marine compliant
  • 500 foot spool
  • 1 year limited warranty

ML-SPG8-100: Tinned OFC Side-by-side Red/Yellow wire, 8 GA 100 foot Spool

Features:

  • Jackets of the power and ground wires are bonded together to make running the cable simpler and faster
  • Red and yellow side-by-side (power/ground)
  • 8 AWG fully tinned OFC multi-strand power wire
  • High strand count for maximum flexibility
  • BC-5W2 marine compliant
  • 100 foot spool
  • 1 year limited warranty

ML-SPG4-100: Tinned OFC Side-by-side Red/Yellow wire, 4 GA 100 foot Spool

Features:

  • Red and yellow side-by-side (power/ground)
  • 4 AWG fully tinned OFC multi-strand power wire
  • High strand count for maximum flexibility
  • BC-5W2 marine compliant
  • 100 foot spool
  • 1 year limited warranty

These products are in stock and available now. View more information and place orders for these and other marine products at MetraMarine.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.

RINGWOOD, Ill. - APRIL 1, 2022 - Continuing their unprecedented growth, Race Sport Lighting is proud to introduce Trent Partners as their new representative firm for the states of New York and New Jersey. Located in Rockville Centre, New York, Trent Partners will play a crucial role in growing Race Sport Lighting products across the Northeastern Territory. The firm already had been partnered with Race Sport Lighting in the New England territory, but this new agreement allows their entire force to join in the success. Keep an eye out as Trent Partners is eager to hit the ground running!

“I am so excited to have such an experienced and focused Rep Team help Race Sport Lighting in our expansion in these key Northeastern states. They are a perfect fit to bring our new patented product technologies to the market. They are established, experienced, and excited to be part of Race Sport Lighting, and we are thrilled to be partnering with Trent Partners," said Dave Hudson, National Sales Manager.

“Trent Partners & Associates Inc. has enjoyed being a partner in the New England for a few years now with Race Sport but with this new opportunity to represent this category in Metro NY with Race Sport we are incredibly excited.   Race Sport has a wide array of lighting options for both automobile/motorcycle/marine and to be able to offer these products to our retail customers here in New York & New Jersey we can service our customers properly. We look forward to a long successful relationship," said Matt Gonzalez, Trent Partners & Associates.

Established in 1990, Trent Partners has since grown to be known as a trusted rep firm in the automotive industry. Using their years of experience, they provide proven results for their manufacturers by leveraging their relationships to provide optimal product distribution, placement, and promotion. Visit http://www.trentpartners.com/about-us.html to learn more.

Race Sport Lighting is the leading manufacturer of LED and HID lighting technology in North America, and serves the 12-Volt, Truck Accessory, Powersports, Motorcycle, Marine, and RV industries primarily. Founded in 2007, Race Sport Lighting is going on 15+ years leading the way as the Pioneer for the lighting category. They offer the highest quality lighting products to the industry and back it up with award winning customer service and tech support. This reputation has earned them the position of Preferred Lighting Vendor for several buying groups in the industries they serve.

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Novi, MICH., March 31, 2022 – Vision Zero Automotive Network is pleased to announce that Itasca, Ilinois based Lucas Lighting has pledged its support to the network’s mission to eliminate traffic-related fatalities by 2036. Lucas Lighting will partner with VZAN to launch several new marketing and marketing related initiatives. The addition of Lucas Lighting to the cause will add great energy for the safety initiative. The National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) has comprehensively tested vehicle headlights and found that only 8% of new cars had “good or better” capabilities.

“Lucas Lighting represents all that is great about our industry… and our country for that matter. A truly remarkable entrepreneurial venture that was founded by Mike Hong based on personal experiences turned success story” said Bernie Sapienza, Executive Director of the Vision Zero Automotive Network. “I’ve been lucky enough to know a few people personally (Noel Lee comes to mind) that have literally invented a category for our industry and I’m thrilled to have Mike and his team on board. Lighting is clearly an opportunity for our industry and additional training will clearly be a benefit.”

Steve Rogers, Vice President of Sales added, “We are honored and thrilled to be the first stand alone lighting member of the Vision Zero Automotive Network. Improving the visual safety of vehicles has been a top priority of our designs from the beginning. On average, most headlight systems only allow a driver to stop once they have seen an object or danger in the road at speeds up to 45 mph, resulting in vehicle crashes. The IIHS (Insurance Institue for Highway Safety) estimates that 30-35% of these incidents could be avoided with better headlights. Properly designed upgrades will extend driver vision without causing unwanted glare to others. Fortunately, our technology is compatible with millions of vehicles currently in use.”

Sapienze added, “We want to thank Lucas Lighting for joining us on this important cause. Our objective is to educate consumers on the severity of traffic-related accidents and fatalities and then show how we can eliminate them through technology that is readily available for vehicles they already own. Lucas Lighting is a leader in aftermarket lighting and highly regarded by their dealers. We’re thrilled that they are supporting our mission.”

About Lucas Lighting: Founded in 2017, Lucas Lighting has grown rapidly with over three hundred storefronts in the United States and available to dealers through all Elite Distributor Alliance (EDA) member warehouses.

About Vision Zero Automotive Alliance (VZAN): Founded in 2017 by Jeff Varick, VZAN has grown rapidly and is supported broadly by the 12 volt industry whose supporters include VOXX International, Metra Electronics, EDA, Car Toys (Seattle), Crtuchfield, Pioneer Electronics and more.

To find out more about the Vision Zero Automotive Network or to obtain your network member discount coupon code, contact Bernie Sapienza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For assistance with your certification, or to obtain an MECP certified discount coupon code, contact the MECP Admin team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Vision Zero Automotive Netwwork is accepting applications for their nationwide dealer locator. Retailers that feel they meet the requirements can fill out the Store Submission Form.

For more information on the Vision Zero Automotive network, please contact Bernie Sapienza, executive director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit our website at www.visionzero.us.

About the Vision Zero Automotive Network

“Vision Zero Automotive Network” is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity dedicated to educating and encouraging the saving of lives through the addition of life-saving technologies. Our mission, simply stated, is to save lives. Using several Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and technologies developed for the automotive aftermarket, we have the power to make an impact now. We want to use that power to every driver’s advantage. Not in ten years. Not next year. Not next week. Not tomorrow. Today, right this minute, the aftermarket consumer electronics industry have the products and the technology that can help drivers avoid deadly accidents. Our mission is to get those products into cars and trucks that already exist, now. And once we do, we can help avoid 10,000 deaths on U.S. roads.

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New for 2022, Crunch POWERZONE PZ2 amplifiers create high-quality sound in a compact size

Libertyville, Ill. – Higher quality sound in the smallest amplifier footprint that Crunch created, ALL-NEW POWERZONE PZ2 amplifiers deliver rich playback with clean audio. The perfect addition to any Crunch audio installation, POWERZONE PZ2 amplifiers create space and opportunity in the tightest and smallest areas. These amplifiers bring out an “in-car” concert experience with any genre of music with sharper details, richer playback, and immersive listening that transforms installations into clean and smooth audio.

Sam Dattalo, Vice President of Sales, said, “At Maxxsonics, product development starts in the field with our customers. Over the last several months, demand has increased for amplifiers that have a smaller footprint while still delivering superb performance at a reasonable price.”

With POWERZONE PZ2 amplifiers, audio will receive reliable Crunch technology with VersaCross electronic crossovers. PZ2 amplifiers are available in mono, 2-channel, 4-channel, and 5-channel configurations and feature undistorted power in a smaller space that will take audio to new levels for richer listening. With an included electronic equalizer, control of every PZ2 amplifier output with an onboard electronic crossover tailors specific frequencies to speakers and subwoofers.

Maximizing vehicle space, whether in the trunk, backseat, underseat, or anywhere in the vehicle, is what makes the POWERZONE PZ2 line stand out from any other Crunch amplifier. PZ2 amplifiers remain compact in size and deliver higher sound quality in every aspect. Every audio installation connected to any PZ2 amplifier will receive an instant upgrade in sound quality and depth of listening.

FEATURES INCLUDE:

• ELECTRONIC EQUALIZER: Control of amplifier output with on-board electronic crossover to tailor specific frequencies to speakers and subwoofers

• OUTPUT DEVICE TECHNOLOGY Exclusive Crunch SPEED-FET MOSFET components maximize power efficiency while improving sound quality and minimizing distortion

• HEAT SINK QTD (Quick Thermal Dispersion) Technology assures amplifiers make huge power while running cool with undetectable musical distortions

• OUTPUT CONNECTIONS Nickel-plated brass connection with hex set screw terminals allow for secure connections while resisting erosion

• LED SYSTEM PROTECTION CIRCUITRY DIAGNOSTICS Monitor overload and speaker-short protection with illuminated indicators on amplifier end panel “The Crunch Product Development team has designed this amplifier line in record time to meet our customer’s demands. The consumer will not be disappointed!” said Dattalo.

Crunch POWERZONE PZ2 amplifiers raise the bar for more space in any audio installation while remaining powerful in a compact size to create a listening experience that redefines every jam session playlist. These amplifiers deliver rich and clear audio that transforms any car audio installation. Make sure to contact your sales representative or customer service at 847-540-7700 immediately to secure your order. See complete line details on the Crunch website at https://crunchcaraudio.com/.

Existing only to help you enjoy the Power of Music, Crunch Car Audio has created ground pounding sound in the mobile audio industry for more than three decades. Being a part of the Maxxsonics family since 2001, Crunch offers a wide variety of products ranging in features, price, and power to fit into any system design. Crunch has been powering music across all platforms, while breathing life and power into the spirits of individuals across the world. The spirit in our heads that can only be satisfied with our music is what Crunch stands for. The Crunch brand is owned by Maxxsonics USA, based near Chicago, IL. For additional information, go to the brand website at https://crunchcaraudio.com/about. 

Established in 2001, Maxxsonics is a global leader in the mobile, marine, Powersports audio industries and specializes in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories branded; Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. Additionally, Maxxsonics is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Kawasaki off-road vehicles and Polaris® off-road vehicles.

Holly Hill, Fla. – March 30, 2022 – Heise LED Lighting Systems® by Metra Electronics® has added to their RGB Chasing LED product lineup. Now shipping is an RGB Chasing LED Underglow Lighting Kit with Pro Controller, 4 RGB Chasing LED Rock Light Kit with Pro Controller (12W), 8 RGB Chasing LED Rock Light Kit with Pro Controller (24W), and a Pro Controller that can now be purchased separately. These products are designed to provide dramatic, colorful lighting with minimal installation time.

Chasing LED Underglow Lighting Kit with Pro Controller

The HE-CHASE-UNDGKT is a new vehicle lighting package that includes everything an installer needs to add brilliant underglow lighting to a vehicle. The kit includes six sealed LED tubes, mounting hardware, and Pro Controller. The RGB Chasing tube layout was designed to separate the left and right sides of a vehicle. When a lighting pattern is selected within the app, that pattern will be displayed on either side of the vehicle with the same timing. Works with the free PRO RGB App for Android™ or iOS®. The included Pro Controller provides 12volt triggers for the option to turn lights red when vehicle is braking and amber for turn signal indication.

HE-CHASE-UNDGKT Product Specifications:

  • 6 sealed LED tubes: (4) 18" & (2) 48"
  • Chasing RGB color LEDs with 170+ moving patterns
  • Dedicated brake trigger wire built into the controller
  • Two independent zones for left and right turn signal functions
  • Includes remote control, mounting hardware, & extension cables
  • Chasing RGB products are not compatible with other RGB or RGBW products

Chasing LED Rock Light Kits with Pro Controllers

For drivers who want to show multiple colors at the same time, Heise’s new LED Rock Light Kits offer more than 170 pre-programmed modes for patterns with 16 million different colors. 12volt triggers are available for the turn signal and brake. Each kit includes the Pro Controller featured below with two wireless control options; an included remote control or using the free PRO RGB app for a smartphone or tablet. These controllers are not compatible with other Heise RGB lights.         

HE-CHASE-4KT: 4 Chasing LED Rock Light Kit with Pro Controller (12W)

HE-CHASE-8KT: 8 Chasing LED Rock Light Kit with Pro Controller (24W)

Rock Light Product Specifications:

  • LED output angle: 150°
  • Lens: Polycarbonate
  • IP rating: IP67
  • Material: Die-cast aluminum alloy housing
  • Color: Black
  • Cable length 9.8ft (3m)
  • Chasing RGB products are not compatible with other RGB or RGBW products

Pro Controller

The HE-CHASE-CB Pro Controller is specifically designed for use with Heise Chasing RGB products, and is now available to purchase separately as a standalone item. It has two wireless control options; an included remote control or using a free PRO RGB downloadable app for a smartphone or tablet. A customer can easily group multiple controllers together through the app, and every controller has left and right zones for independent turn signal control wires and a dedicated brake light trigger wire.

HE-CHASE-CB Product Specifications:

  • Addressable LED controller
  • 170+ color changing patterns
  • Dedicated brake trigger wire built into the controller
  • Two independent zones for left and right turn signal functions
  • DIY pattern function
  • Music sync function
  • App controlled (Pro RGB app)
  • RF card remote included
  • Chasing RGB products are not compatible with other RGB or RGBW products

These products are in stock and shipping now. 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.

Enters new business segment with cutting-edge electronic accessories

ORLANDO, Fla. – April 1, 2022 – VOXX Electronics Corporation (VEC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX), has partnered with the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), a national trade association that provides advocacy, critical education and resources, networking opportunities, and purchasing programs to bring VOXX’s newest business segment: golf car and course accessories to market.

“We are excited to be a part of the NGCOA for many reasons, one, their advocacy is second to none when it comes to ensuring the longevity of the sport. The second is because we are sure that golf course owners as well as golf cart manufacturers will be blown away when they see the technology that we are bringing to the industry,” said Jonathan Frank, Vice President of Marketing, VOXX Electronics Corporation.

VOXX has an over 60-year lineage in the Automotive space having manufactured for both the OEM automotive sector as well as the aftermarket positioning them as the leader in most categories they are in. Some of the cutting-edge products VOXX is bringing to this space will be VOXX•ekey, an innovative product that allows golf courses, golf car manufacturers, or end consumers to ditch their physical key and use a secure app in combination with Bluetooth® on their phone to start the vehicle – image approaching the Pro Shop and having your “cart’s key” sent to you, automatically. In fact, their vehicle tracking modules can be added to ensure not only where your cart is but keep them from entering endangered areas or hazards. In addition, VOXX will be bringing various enhancement and safety accessories to the space, like Collision Avoidance, back-up cameras, waterproof mirrors, lighting, audio, and sound emitters that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Standards for LSVs.

"The NGCOA is happy to have VOXX Electronics Corporation join as Corporate Members," said Mike Ketterman, Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships. "VOXX Electronics is entering into the golf space with cutting edge products that the industry will be excited about."

VOXX’s hardware and software development capabilities come from a strong North American footprint, with offices in Hauppauge, NY, Detroit, MI, Montreal, Quebec, San Diego, CA, and headquartered in Orlando, FL. “We are excited for golf course owners, manufacturers, and end consumers to see what we offer as well as what we can develop that brings additional profit while enhancing enjoyability in the golf space,” said Frank.

For more information on VOXX Electronics, please visit: http://www.voxxelectronics.com/ Follow us on Social Media at Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. About VOXX Electronics Corporation (VEC): VOXX Electronics Corporation (VEC) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX), a global supplier of mobile and consumer electronics products. VEC is a recognized leader in the marketing of in-vehicle rear-seat entertainment, vehicle security and tracking, remote start systems, telematics, and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). VEC sells its products through an extensive distribution network that includes expeditors, mass merchandisers, regional mobile electronics chains and independent specialists both domestic and internationally.

VOXX Electronics possesses a strong brand portfolio and its products rank among the top ten in almost every category in which they sell. Primary brands include: Advent, Audiovox, CarLink, Code Alarm, Crimestopper, Directed, Invision, Omega, Prestige, Pursuit, Viper, Clifford, Python, Avital, AutoMate, AutoStart, AstroStart, and Install Essentials.

For additional information, please visit our website at www.voxxelectronics.com.

VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) has grown into a worldwide leader in many automotive and consumer electronics and accessories categories, as well as premium high-end audio. Today, VOXX International Corporation has an extensive distribution network that includes power retailers, mass merchandisers, 12-volt specialists and most of the world's leading automotive manufacturers. The Company has an international footprint in Europe, Asia and Latin America, and a growing portfolio, which now comprises over 30 trusted brands. Among the key domestic brands are Klipsch®, Onkyo®, Integra®, RCA®, Invision®, Jensen®, Audiovox®, Terk®, Acoustic Research®, Advent®, Code Alarm®, 808®, AR for Her®, and Prestige®. International brands include Hirschmann Car Communication®, Klipsch®, Jamo®, Energy®, Mirage®, Mac Audio®, Magnat®, Heco®, Schwaiger®, Oehlbach® and Incaar™. For additional information, please visit our website at www.voxxintl.com. VOXX Electronics Contact: Jonathan Frank Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. VOXX International Contact: Larissa Goulding Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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