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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Phoenix Gold

Digital Sound Processor

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

OEM Component Speakers

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


8-inch Headrest Multimedia System

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

Direct Replacement System

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


RadioPRO Interface

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



Bluetooth Receiver

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


Safety Products

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

After a successful inaugural year, C Space will return to CES 2016® with twice the exhibit space to tell the story of how content, creativity, technology and influencers come together to discover new ways to elevate their industry, business and brand. Owned and produced by CEA, CES 2016 will take place Wednesday, January 6-Saturday, January 9, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Following last year's successful launch of C Space, the breadth and depth of offerings and opportunities for this community will grow for CES 2016. C Space will debut a Storyteller conference track that features influential creative visionaries, and highlights their innovative advancements within this community. C Space is an experience not to be missed, and will host exhibits and networking events that promote learning and discovery for strategic content creators. Participants include: Google, AOL, Hulu, Hearst, MediaLink and more.
"Technology is allowing advertisers and marketers new ways to reach consumers," said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, CES and corporate business strategy, CEA. "C Space offers both an educational and experimental opportunity to see new products and services impacting the market."
New for 2016, C Space will expand its reach past the ARIA to include the Cosmopolitan, Vdara and other official CES locations. ARIA will remain the headquarters for C Space conferences and exhibits. Hospitality suites, entertainment and networking events will take place across Tech South and other official CES venues.
CES 2016 will feature more than 3,600 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across the entire ecosystem of consumer technologies. For more information on C Space, contact Anne Campbell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

177,393 industry professionals from 158 countries drawn to CES in January 

Show sees 10 percent increase in international attendance 

Arlington, VA, June 29, 2016 - The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, owner and producer of CES®, the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, has announced final, audited numbers for CES® 2016. The audit confirms the 2016 event, which ran January 6-9 in Las Vegas, NV, reached a new attendance record, attracting 177,393 industry professionals from around the world.

More, the final number, which marks less than one percent growth over CES 2015, underscores CTA's efforts to limit overall attendance on par with final numbers from CES 2016. The full independent audit summary, performed by Vault Consulting, LLC, is complete and highlights are now available on
The audit also confirms a record international presence at the 2016 show with 53,808 attendees coming from outside the U.S. (up 10 percent over last year) representing 158 countries (up from 153 countries at CES® 2015). CES 2016 played host to 3,886 exhibiting companies showcasing the latest innovation and technologies changing the world across 2,475,646 net square feet of exhibit space. 
"Attracting more than 177,000 attendees is quite a remarkable achievement and our strong international attendance clearly confirms our show's status as the global technology event" said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, CES and corporate business strategy, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM. "We also are extremely pleased to see that the new enhanced credentialing procedures we implemented for 2016 enabled us to deliver a high-quality audience." 
To ensure industry professionals attending CES would continue to have a positive, quality business experience, this year CTA sought to cap overall attendance right around 176,000 by implementing new registration fees and other measures. CTA aimed to cap attendance, in line with the 176,676 attending CES 2015.
CES continued to garner global media coverage with 7,545 media scouring the show floor to report on the latest trends and products from the consumer technology industry. Coverage resulted in 2.5 billion potential media impressions from February 1, 2015-January 31, 2016, a 162 percent increase over 2015. CES social media dominated the four days of the show with more than 930,379 mentions of #CES2016 and @CES and 16.18 billion potential Twitter impressions.
 Some of the hottest trends generating media coverage from the show floor include IoT, smart home, computers/tablets, vehicles and gaming. Social sharing activity focused heavily on wearables, including fitness products, vehicle electronics and smart home.
"As the consumer technology industry has grown and expanded to embrace new market sectors and industries, so too has CES. Participants now include representatives from a growing number of global industries beyond the traditionally defined consumer technology sector," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM. "CES 2016 was a phenomenal event that served as a global epicenter for product launches and business deals.  The audit confirms that CES continues to feature exhibitors who bring the hottest tech trends to market that are changing our world and attracts top media to cover the excitement." 
Vault Consulting, LLC is certified by the Exhibition and Event Industry Audit Commission (EEIAC) to perform audits. The CES audit provides absolute verification of exhibition records, including direct on-site observation, examination of registration systems and testing of attendee records. This audit complies with the industry standards for audits adopted by both the EEIAC and the International Association of Exhibition and Events (IAEE). CES is also certified by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.

Highlights of the attendance breakdown can be found on

Registration for CES 2017 opens September 6. Visit for more information and to be notified when registration opens. 

Leading up to CES 2016®, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® is highlighting technology that is improving the world. The Tech Changing the World campaign will run through CES 2016 highlighting how technology on the show floor benefits people globally and can address some of the world's greatest challenges. Owned and produced by CEA, CES 2016 will take place Wednesday, January 6-Saturday, January 9, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

CES is not just about entertainment products and services; we're seeing cutting edge technology which helps mankind and betters our world," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. "We are excited to tell this story to CES attendees and the global audience we reach to reinforce that CES is the home for life-changing tech that improves lives today and can solve global issues tomorrow."

Innovative technologies such as 3D printing, unmanned systems, health, smart homes and safe driving are all at CES across more than 20 Marketplaces and help improve the quality of our lives. CEA will showcase technology changing the world through digital content including blog posts, interviews, videos and Google Hangouts leading up to CES 2016.

A recent blog post featured CEA member and CES exhibitor 3D Systems who created 3D printed prosthetics to help a disabled dog gain mobility. "We believe everyone should have the means and the skills to transform potential into improved outcomes," said Cathy Lewis, chief marketing officer, 3D Systems. "From engine prototypes to flight-ready aerospace parts, from a surgical trial-run to medical implants and from a designer dress to intricate confections - our 3D technologies are changing the way all of us live, work and play."

So far, digital content for the Tech Changing the World campaign includes blog posts and videos on topics including mobile technology, Internet connectivity and clean cooking technology in the developing world, 3D printing's uses in surgery and prosthetics and more. CEA will continue its Tech Changing the World campaign through CES 2016 in January. Visit stay up to date with how technology is making our world cleaner save and a better place to live.

ABC News -- The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is a technology nerd's playground -- and this year it was bigger than ever.

There were more than 3,600 exhibitors spread across 2.47 million-square-feet this year. The Consumer Technology Association, which hosts the annual trade show, said the show brought more than 170,000 people to Las Vegas.

Show participants are given a glimpse into the future and new technology stars are born at CES. Here were the biggest takeaways from this year's show.

Virtual Reality Is Here to Stay

There's no doubt 2016 is the year virtual reality begins to go mainstream. Jaunt, NextVR and Oculus all grabbed headlines last week for their VR cameras -- and in the case of Oculus -- its $600 consumer headset. Luna 360, a consumer-friendly camera about the size of a pool ball, made its debut at the show ahead of a planned release later this year.

"This year is really the first year consumers have access to this," DJ Roller, founder of NExtVR, told ABC News last week. "Virtual reality is a whole other medium, as different as radio was to television."

Smarter Drones and Autonomous Vehicles

Intel showed off a fleet of drones that use the company's RealSense technology, which enables them to map an environment in real-time and react to it. Intel included the technology in Segway's Advanced Personal Robots. A race car driving experience using RealSense showed movements on the screen.

Chipmaker NVIDIA showed off another super-powered computer called the Drive PX2, which is designed to be the brain inside of self-driving cars. The car is about the size of a lunch box, the computer can process 8 teraflops, which by comparison, the company said is the equivalent strength of 150 MacBook Pro computers.

"When it comes to drones and autonomous vehicles, you are finally seeing solutions out there that aren’t perfect but are solving the biggest issues that are out there without needing a supercomputer. To make something autonomous it needs to be able to see, perceive and act," Patrick Moorhead, an analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, told ABC News.

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The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, announced that "Shark Tank," the Emmy® Award-winning ABC hit reality show that has reinvigorated entrepreneurship in America, will host an open call for the best Entrepreneurs with the best businesses and products on January 7 at CES® 2016. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association, CES will run January 6-9, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV.
"We are incredibly excited to collaborate with 'Shark Tank' once again as this type of opportunity aligns with CES' initiatives to grow new business ventures and support innovation," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CTA. "Innovative entrepreneurs will have the chance to gain national exposure and valuable advice from seasoned investors, putting them one step closer to achieving the American dream."
"Shark Tank," the two-time Emmy® Award winner for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, which airs Friday nights (9:00 PM ET/PT) on ABC has entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a panel of tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons - The Sharks - who include Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of AXS TV and outspoken owner of the 2011 NBA championship Dallas Mavericks, real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran, "Queen of QVC" Lori Greiner, technology innovator Robert Herjavec, fashion and branding expert Daymond John, and venture capitalist Kevin O'Leary. Mark Burnett, Clay Newbill, Yun Lingner and Phil Gurin are the executive producers of "Shark Tank," which is based on the Japanese "Dragons' Den" format created by Nippon Television Network Corporation. The series is produced by United Artists Media Group in association with Sony Pictures Television.
CES 2016 exhibitors, as well as the general public, are invited to present their original product or idea to the "Shark Tank" team on January 7 at The Venetian. The opportunity to participate in the open call will be available to everyone who receives a numbered wristband, which will be distributed outside of the Venetian Ballroom from 8-10 AM on January 7. Participants must have a wristband to audition, but do not need to have a CES badge to access the audition area. Interviews will take place until everyone who received a wristband has been seen. Please bring a completed application, which can be downloaded at       
CES 2016 will feature more than 3,600 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across the entire ecosystem of consumer technologies. Visit for more information.

Kenwood, K40 and iDatalink Maestro have partnered to announce the world’s first integration of a head unit and stealth installed radar detector.

The revolutionary new K40 radar detector will communicate with the Maestro RR integration module. When connected to a compatible Kenwood radio, the user will be able to see on screen radar alerts complete with signal strength, radar band and speed of the vehicle at time of detection. Setup and installation will be greatly simplified using on screen menus and the speaker of the audio system for the radar alerts. 

As a final touch, the driver will be able to silence alerts using steering wheel buttons and see real time status in the new Kenwood “widget” view. Shipping is scheduled to occur sometime in the second half of 2016.  

KICKER® Performance Audio has developed and perfected two new sizes of thin-mount CompVT™ Subwoofers, shown at CES 2016 at booth 1719 in the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall.

All subwoofers come with a single 2- or 4-Ohm terminal and are available in 10- and 12-inch models. The woofers will be available at Authorized KICKER Dealers in-store and online in January. At less than five inches deep, the KICKER CompVT is built for high power handling, yet versatile enough to fit in slim mounting applications. The sleek blackout look and red surround stitching complement a sophisticated design resulting in a high-caliber bass for every musical genre. 

To increase durability and ensure maximum cooling of the motor, the CompVT has 360-degree perimeter venting and UniPlate™ back-plate and pole-piece construction. A shallow-depth, four-piece voice coil and ventless pole also provide excellent bass and additional heat dissipation. KICKER SoloKon technology marries the cone to a vented back brace, creating a single, cohesive system that ensures superior sonic quality at any volume level.

The injection-molded cone is spoked for a dynamic look, while a large-roll spider and ribbed surround create a highly flexible suspension system for low bass and high power handling in a thin-mount subwoofer.

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 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 Follow KICKER socially at,,, or


Model                                                             CompVT10         CompVT12

Woofer (in, cm)                                             10, 25                  12, 30

Impedance (Ohms)                                       2 or 4                  2 or 4

Max Rec Amplifier Power (watts RMS)        400                      400                     

Frequency Response (Hz)                           25-350                 25-350

Mounting Depth (in, cm)                              4-1/4, 10.8           4-3/8, 11.1

Mounting Cutout (in, cm)                              9-3/16, 23.3         11, 28.1

Max Rec Sealed Box Vol (cu. ft, liters)        3.0, 85                 4.6, 130

Min Rec Sealed Box Vol (cu. ft, liters)         0.8, 22.7              1.0, 28.3

Max Rec Vented Box Vol (cu. ft, liters)        1.75, 49.6            2.25, 63.7

Min Rec Vented Box Vol (cu. ft, liters)         1.25, 35.4            1.75, 49.6

Rydeen Mobile Electronics announced the receipt of two prestigious Innovation Awards in the Vehicle Intelligence category.

"Our PVR15W and MD4BT are both honorees and will be on display at the Innovations Award Showcase in Booth 83319, Hall G, Level 1 at the Sands Convention Center,” says Bob Goodman, Rydeen Mobile's Director of Sales & Marketing. Both products are currently available and offer drivers advanced technology solutions for avoiding accidents caused by driver distraction. "This is a tremendous honor for Rydeen and validates our position as a leader in Vehicle Safety,” adds Goodman. Unlike “OFF THE SHELVES PRODUCT” available from any other company, Rydeen built the products from the ground up, utilizing high quality components and heavy testing conditions to ensure reliability.

The PVR15W incorporates the latest technology including Optical Recognition of the road ahead of your vehicle, making the unit a 3 in 1 solution that features Advanced Front Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and a full feature DVR with GPS and G-sensor, a combination of features not found even in the most expensive vehicles, all in a compact package with a consumer friendly MSRP of $499. With all of its advanced features and ability to be played back on any device, the PVR15W can truly be a life saver.

The MD4BT is another 3 in 1 solution housed in a Rear View Mirror featuring a 4.3" LCD screen. It features a Rear Camera Input to enhance safety awareness, Bluetooth for hands-free driving and Mi-Link digital inputs (HDMI/MHL) for connection to a Smartphone (Android or iOS), all without sacrificing picture quality through the high definition WGVA screen. While connected, the MD4BT screen displays the connected Smartphone's screen output for convenient and safe viewing, therefore avoiding driver distraction. The MD4BT employs a proximity sensor for activating commands by hand motion and voice commands such as SIRI and Google Now. It also can playback audio from a microSD (not included) through the line-out option to hear sound from car speakers. MSRP is $299. 

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