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Holly Hill, FL - February 9, 2018 – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive solutions, will be at KnowledgeFest in Long Beach, CA from February 23 to 25, 2018 at booth 424 in the Long Beach Convention Center. With the release of more than 200 new products at SEMA and CES combined, Metra Electronics and Axxess have innovative solutions designed to cover an even wider range of vehicle technologies and applications. Metra is hosting a vendor training session to introduce these new products and show installers how they can use these solutions to their advantage.

Metra Electronics and Axxess New Product Training

Metra’s vendor training will take place on Friday, 2/23/18 from 3:00pm - 4:00pm in the Seaside Room and again on Saturday, 2/24/18 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm with Stephanie Carver. Training topics include the new Axxess ADDCAM solution for aftermarket camera integration with the OEM radio and its vehicle-specific plug-n-play harnesses. For applications with an existing backup camera that are adding front and side cameras to the OEM radio, the AX-ADDCAM camera switching interface will provide up to three additional camera inputs to the factory radio and still retain the factory camera. AX-ADDCAM interface technology allows the cameras to function automatically for parking assistance, when commands are available on the CANBUS. In this instance, no human interaction is required to display the camera feeds, unless desired to do so. If the factory system does not already include a rearview camera, the AX-ADDCAM interface can also be used to add up to four CAN activated camera inputs to the factory radio.

This session will also cover the new Axxess radio replacement interfaces with MOST25 amplifier retention. These new interfaces provide accessory 12-volt power and NAV outputs, retain steering wheel controls, retain the OEM amplifier and will retain chimes, when present. They utilize Axxess’ revolutionary ASWC-1 technology along with a fiber optic interface that allows coverage into the MOST 25 vehicle applications. The MOST25 radio replacement interfaces utilize the backup camera input of the aftermarket radio to display personalization menus and, if equipped, the sonar sensors.

The new Axxess AX-DSP plug-n-play packages and T-harnesses introduced at CES 2018 will also be covered in the training. AX-DSP packages now cover select applications with SPDIF or MOST50 digitally amplified systems and include the patent-pending Digital Signal Processor (AX-DSP) by Axxess, a vehicle-specific T-harness and amplifier bypass harness. The number of T-harnesses available for the AX-DSP have also doubled, as this new product has helped fill a gap in the market. The AX-DSP, which began shipping in the summer of 2017, already works with a wide range of vehicle applications, including non-amplified vehicles that do not have chimes. For amplified vehicles or vehicles with chimes, see the AX-DSP application chart for more information. The AX-DSP is a cost effective solution for customers who want to retain their factory radio and improve their vehicle sound quality, while still retaining systems like SYNC® or OnStar®. This digital signal processor sets itself apart with on-board digital amplifier turn-on capability, chime retention with volume control, and fully adjustable 31 band graphic EQ with time delay. All features and adjustments are controlled via Bluetooth® to the Axxess smartphone application, available for iOS and Android devices.

Metra’s latest TurboTactile dash kits with integrated electronics that debuted at CES 2018 will also be covered in the training. The TurboTactile dash kits feature factory style hard buttons, etched graphics, LCD knobs, and integrated electronics that retain most vehicle customization features.

Attendees will also learn about Metra’s popular TubroTouch dash kits with an integrated 4.3” touchscreen and user interface that retains and controls most of the climate and vehicle customization functions that are normally lost when removing the factory radio. The TurboTouch smart interface technology automatically detects the vehicle’s features. Steering wheel functionality is retained and the patent-pending touchscreen design also retains the factory safety features, including backup camera.

Register Now for KnowledgeFest

To learn more about these products, please register to attend KnowledgeFest and sign up for the Metra and Axxess new product training at: http://knowledgefest.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=113&Itemid=332

Non-member pricing is $249 for the first registration, and each additional registrant is free. Metra customers can contact their sales representative for a VIP code for free registration to this event.

About Metra Electronics

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 into developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make more dash kits for the most vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice®” for over 70 years. Our brands include: Axxess®, T-Spec®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBeam Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic® and AmmoTenna®.  Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to their division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.

For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 800.221-0932. For Metra Home Theater Group ordering information and pricing, visit MetraHomeTheater.com or call 866.839.9187.

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Phone: 800.221.0932
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This New Patent-Pending Solution Will Fit More than 250 Vehicle Applications

Holly Hill, FL – October 31, 2019 – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket dashboard kits, is excited to showcase their Universal Floating Mount engineered exclusively for the Pioneer Modular Solutions DMH-C5500NEX 8-inch touchscreen in-dash receiver. The 108-UN02 is designed to "float" the modular Pioneer touchscreen display panel in front of a vehicle's original radio location using a series of included brackets, plus provide the ability to easily mount the Pioneer hide-away chassis into the radio/pocket location of more than 250 existing Metra Double-DIN kits for 1990 to current vehicle applications.

“This patent-pending solution will allow installers to stock one part that adapts the Pioneer DMH-C5500NEX to work with many of Metra’s existing dashboard kits they already have in their store and enable installation into a wide range of vehicles,” says Jason Anderson, VP of Product Research and Development at Metra Electronics. The 108-UN02 is expected to begin shipping by the end of October and will be on display at SEMA Show booth 11639 in the North Hall from November 5th - 8th.

108-UN02 Product Details:

●      A universal solution for installing the Pioneer Modular Solutions DMH-C5500NEX 8-inch touchscreen display and hide-away chassis into practically any application

●      Included case housing completely encases the DMH-C5500NEX 8-inch touchscreen display panel to "float" the modular Pioneer touchscreen screen in front of a vehicle's original radio location using the case and bracket combination

●      Included series of brackets provide the ability to easily mount the Pioneer hide-away chassis into the radio/pocket location of 250+ existing Metra Double-DIN kits for 1990 to current vehicle applications. Visit MetraOnline.com for a list of compatible applications.

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 into 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 72 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® and Metra Marine®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.  For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

Holly Hill, FL - November 2017 – Metra Electronics® to receive a 2018 SEMA Global Media Award for a new Replacement Mirror Monitor and Camera Kit by iBeam Vehicle Safety Systems®. An esteemed panel of international media judges chose this product based on its level of international consumer appeal, and selected it as one of the best products at this year’s SEMA Show.

The new Replacement Mirror Monitor and Camera Kit by iBeam, the TE-CMC-K3,  includes a rear-view mirror with an integrated 4.5 inch LCD screen that displays backup camera footage, but only when the vehicle is in reverse. Two temperature sensors display the inside and outside temperature on the mirror, along with an integrated compass. Two video inputs allow for a rear-view camera and secondary video feed. The kit includes a behind the license plate backup camera with night vision featuring four LED lights and a 170 degree viewing angle. It shows active parking lines when the vehicle is turning in reverse to help avoid objects. The square camera housing is water resistant.

iBeam’s new Mirror Replacement Kits have 20 different camera and mirror monitor options available, which can also be purchased separately. The TE-CMC-K3 is a universal kit that maintains the factory look. The most widely used windshield mount is included for easy mirror installation. Optional, vehicle specific mirror mounts are available for Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, Kia, Subaru, VW, Mercedes, Fiat, Iveco and Peugeot models, which make installation even easier as the factory base mount does not need to be removed from the windshield. Visit iBeamUSA.com to learn more about these products.

NOVEMBER 2016: HOLLY HILL, FL – Metra’s Heise LED brand of lighting systems introduces new LED Replacement Headlights kits. These headlights are designed to replace weaker, factory bulbs, with brighter, low current consuming LED bulbs. 

Built with Phillips Luxeon ZES LED chips, these headlight kits are extremely bright, providing the additional light needed on dark nights.  Each kit has a pair of 22-watt LED bulbs, and a pair of ballasts that help regulate and drive the voltage to the LED lights.

The Heise LED headlight kits are built with a braided heatsink which allows for movement in tight locations and the flexibility to get around any obstructions while installing them. The Headlight kit comes in 18 different model sizes to fit a majority of the vehicles on the road, and is the perfect upgrade for driver’s wanting more out of their headlights.

METRA INTRODUCES NEW CHRYSLER SPEAKER ADAPTERS WITH EXTRA DEPTH


SEPTEMBER 2016: HOLLY HILL, FL – Metra Electronics introduces Chrysler speaker adapters to fit a variety of applications (part number 82-6601 and part number 82-6602.)

Part 82-6601 is an advancement to the existing 82-6600 adapter and still encompasses the same applications, however this adapter allows for installation of speakers ranging in size from 6 inches to 6.75 inches, which will cover most current aftermarket speakers on the market.

Part 82-6602 is very similar to the existing 82-6600 and encompasses the same applications, however this adapter allows for installation of speakers ranging in size from 6 inches 6.75 inches and 1” thick to provide more depth for the installation. Specific applications which will need extra room for depth include the Dodge Dakota and the Dodge Durango, model years 1997 – 2004.

Installers can now provide Chrysler clients wishing to upgrade their speakers better, faster service with unparalleled fit and finish.

Visit www.metraonline.com or call 800.221.0932 for more information.

Integrated Interface and Touchscreen Retain Vehicle Functions and Personalization Settings

Holly Hill, FL - July 2017 – Metra Electronics continues to expand its line of popular TurboTouch kits with the 99-6543HG, designed for Chrysler Pacifica models 2017 and up*. Metra’s new line of TurboTouch kits feature patented Auto-Detect protocol and a patent-pending design for a touchscreen based vehicle interface.

The 99-6543HG kit provides the ability to install an ISO Single-DIN radio provision with pocket as well as an ISO Double-DIN radio replacement. This kit includes the wiring harness and a built-in Axxess touchscreen interface. It is scratch-resistant and painted high gloss black to match the factory finish. Note: This kit does not support surround camera (360) switching at this time.

TurboTouch kits are designed for a fast, seamless installation with no additional programming. The smart interface automatically configures to the vehicle, with no dip-switches or buttons to program. Metra’s popular ASWC-1 technology is already built-in to retain factory steering wheel controls, without the need to purchase this product separately. Retention for most safety features (including backup cameras and sensors), and most of the other vehicle information are also built into the interface. The integrated 4.3 inch color touchscreen and buttons will retain climate control features and most personalized vehicle customizations.

TurboTouch kits are proudly made in the USA with the highest quality ABS plastics using injection molding technology to ensure a superior design and fit. The 99-6543HG is now in stock and shipping, available to authorized Metra Dealers and Distributors.

*Please visit http://www.metraonline.com/part/99-6543HG to see specific and up to date vehicle applications, download the product sheet and view instructions for this part.

More about the new line of TurboTouch kits can be seen at MetraTurboTouch.com

Integrated Interface and Touchscreen Retain Vehicle Functions and Personalization Settings

Holly Hill, FL - July 2017 – Metra Electronics is now shipping a new TurboTouch kit designed for Ford Fusion 2013 and up* models. The popular new line of TurboTouch kits feature Metra’s patented Auto-Detect protocol and patent-pending design for a touchscreen based vehicle interface.

The 99-5841B kit provides the ability to install an ISO Single-DIN radio provision with pocket as well as an ISO Double-DIN radio replacement. This kit includes a HVAC interface and wiring harness. It is scratch-resistant and painted black to match the factory finish. Note: This kit does not support amplified systems.

TurboTouch kits are designed for a fast, seamless installation with no additional programming. The smart interface automatically configures to the vehicle, with no dip-switches or buttons to program. Metra’s popular ASWC-1 technology is already built-in to retain factory steering wheel controls, without the need to purchase this product separately. Retention for safety features (including backup cameras and sensors), and most of the other vehicle information are also built into the interface. The integrated 4.3 inch color touchscreen and buttons will retain climate control features and most personalized vehicle customizations.

TurboTouch kits are proudly made in the USA with the highest quality ABS plastics using injection molding technology to ensure a superior design and fit. The 99-5841B is now in stock and shipping, available to authorized Metra Dealers and Distributors.

*Please visit http://www.metraonline.com/part/99-5841B to see specific and up to date vehicle applications, download the product sheet and view instructions for this part.

More about the new line of TurboTouch kits can be seen at MetraTurboTouch.com

www.MetraMarine.com

Holly Hill, Fla. – JUNE 26, 2018 – Metra Marine, a brand of Metra Electronics®, announced the launch of its website today, putting the final touch on the new product line rollout for the corporation. The Installer’s Choice®,for more than 70 years, Metra is the leading manufacturer of audio, lighting and video installation accessories.

The website was built with the end-user in mind, just as all of Metra products are designed. Intuitive navigation takes the customer directly to product areas that include LED lighting, Audio & Video, HDMI® Cables and Electronics, Connectors & Cable Accessories, Electrical Components and Marine Hardware.

“We understand the design and manufacturing standards necessary to deliver high-performance products to the boating and powersports market,” said Bill Jones, president and CEO of Metra Electronics. “One great feature of the Metra Marine website is its mobile-friendly design and ability to filter products so that installers can quickly find what they need for their project.”

While Metra Marine does not sell directly to the public, boat enthusiasts can contact Metra Marine for assistance in locating the nearest installer or shop that carries Metra Marine products. Dealers and distributors can place orders online at MetraDealer.com. To establish a Metra account apply online or contact a member of the sales team for more information.

Metra Marine, located in Central Florida, is a brand of Metra Electronics® the leading manufacturer of installation accessories for car audio and home theater integration. Metra designs, engineers and produces the most innovative products in the industry. Metra Marine products are built, tested and proven to withstand harsh marine environments. For more information visit Metra Marine, connect on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or call 800.221.0932.

Holly Hill, Fla. – December 27, 2019 – Metra Marine® by Metra Electronics®, is introducing new transom LED lights and drain plug LED lights for boats at CES 2020. These products are designed for the back of the boat to light up the water and are constructed of stainless steel 316 housing and are IP68 certified to withstand the harsh marine environment. These high-output underwater lights come in a variety of sizes and range from 15 watts all the way up to 72 watts of light, designed for a surface mount. The transom lights are available in white, blue, RGB or RGBW (RGB LEDs with a pure white light option).

Metra Marine will also feature new drain plug LED lights for the transom, allowing the installer to add lighting using the existing drain plug holes to avoid drilling new holes into the boat. The drain plug lights are constructed with high quality materials and are IP68 certified. These underwater lights are available in two sizes. The small 9W drain plug is available in white, blue, green or RGB with a brass housing and the large 27W drain plug is available in RGB with stainless steel housing.

All of Metra Marine’s RGB and RGBW lights are designed for a hard-wired installation and work with Metra’s new RGB controller (sold separately) and smartphone app.

Metra’s marine product line is designed to help 12volt installers tap into the growing boating and powersports market with their reliable aftermarket marine accessories for audio, lighting, AV and more. Metra Marine’s high-quality solutions deliver both performance and value to installers who want the best for their customers with products that are built, tested and proven to withstand the harsh marine environment. They are designed in the USA and manufactured by Metra Electronics, The Installer’s Choice®, for more than 70 years.

Product Specifications:

Blue Rectangular 90W Underwater Transom Light with (30) 3-watt LEDs

ML-BLU90W

72W RGBW Underwater Transom Light

ML-RGBW72W

  • 5-wire RGBW

54W RGB Underwater Transom Light

ML-RGB54W

  • 4-wire RGB

27W Underwater Transom Light

ML-WHT27W - White

ML-BLU27W - Blue

ML-RGB27W - RGB with 4-wire RGB

30W Underwater Transom Light

ML-WHT30W - White

ML-BLU30W - Blue

15W UnderwaterTransom Light

ML-WHT15W - White

ML-BLU15W - Blue

ML-RGB15W - RGB with 4-wire RGB

24W RGBW Underwater Transom Light

ML-RGBW24W

  • 5-wire RGBW

9W Small Drain Plug LED Light

ML-DLWHT9W - White

ML-DLBLU9W - Blue

ML-DLGRN9W - Green

ML-DLRGB9W - RGB (4-wire RGB)

  • Brass housing

27W Large Drain Plug RGB LED Light

ML-DLRGB27W

  • 4-wire RGB
  • Stainless steel housing

These new products will be shipping soon and can be seen on display at CES from January 7-10, 2020, at booth 5211 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center with Metra Electronics. For more information, visit MetraMarine.com to see the new 2020 catalog available on the opening day of the show.

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 into 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 72 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 home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®. For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

Waterproof 6.5-Inch Can Speakers with RGB Lights

Holly Hill, FL - April 2017 – Metra Electronics has expanded their new brand, Metra PowerSports, by adding waterproof 6.5-inch can speakers with RGB lights and micro-amplifiers, which are now in stock and shipping.

The new Metra PowerSports 6.5-inch Can Speakers with RGB Lights are designed for whatever the marine or off-road customer can throw at it. The UV protected, high temperature ABS provides a durable housing by employing a dual wall design. The waterproof speakers are IPX6 rated to handle water, dust and all the elements, while still delivering great sound performance. They are constructed from polypropylene and the tweeters are PEI (Polyetherimide). A passive 3-inch radiator offers a more robust sound by making these speakers more bass responsive. The impedance is 4 ohms with a 6dB passive crossover, frequency response from 60Hz to 20 KHz and a sound pressure level of 90dB. As an added feature, the speakers include RGB lighting that can be connected to the Metra PowerSports RGB Controller (MPS-RGBC-4). The speakers offer four mounting size options for extra versatility, and can be rotated for optimal sound positioning. The speakers, part number MPS-65CSRGB, are sold as a pair with a one year warranty, under the Metra PowerSports brand.

Micro-Amplifiers for Powersports Applications

Metra PowerSports has also introduced two new micro-amplifiers that are designed for harsh environments. With an IPX6 rating, these compact amplifiers are designed to get wet and not miss a beat. There are two models; a 4-channel (MPS-AMP60X4) that outputs 60 watts per channel and a 2-channel (MPS-AMP100X2) that outputs 100 watts per channel. Both amplifiers are bridgeable to provide more flexibility and designed to fit into smaller applications. The gain frequency is from .2 volts to 5 volts with a frequency range from 20 Hz to 20 KHz. The chipset technology is full range class D using IR control chips.

The input side of the amplifiers has an 8’ cable with an IP68 connector that is designed to plug directly into the Metra PowerSports Bluetooth Controller (MPS-BTK sold separately). For use without the MPS-BTK, the amplifiers come with a pigtail that allows the user to connect any radio or Bluetooth controller with an RCA output. The power cables are 8’ long with a waterproof fuse holder to reach any battery location, whether it be in a side-by-side, ATV, UTV, boat or motorcycle.

Power Output:

RMS Power Output (MPS-AMP60X4):

60 Watts RMS x 4 Channels @ 4 ohms

90 Watts RMS x 4 Channels @ 2 ohms

180 Watts RMS x 2 Channels @ 4 ohms

RMS Power Output (MPS-AMP100X2):

100 watts RMS x 2 channels @ 4 ohms

150 watts RMS x 2 channels @ 2 ohms

300 watts RMS x 1 channel @ 4 ohms

Fusing:

MPS-AMP100X2:

30 Amp (Dual 15 Amp Fuses)

MPS-AMP60X4:

40 Amp (Dual 20 Amp Fuses)

Both products are in stock and shipping now. Visit MetraOnline.com/catalogs to download the latest Metra PowerSports catalog, or view additional product details at MetraOnline.com. A product overview video can be seen at https://youtu.be/luE9RTYsy4k.

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 into developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make more dash kits for the most vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice®” for over 70 years. Our brands include: Axxess®, T-Spec®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBeam Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic® and AmmoTenna®.  Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to their division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.

For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 800.221-0932. For Metra Home Theater Group ordering information and pricing, visit MetraHomeTheater.com or call 866.839.9187.

Holly Hill, FL – December 27, 2018 – Metra PowerSports® announces new lighting brackets and harnesses designed for mounting and integrating four Heise LED cube lights into a wide-range of Polaris® ATVs and UTVs. For drivers who want additional off-road lighting for their ATV or UTV, adding Heise 3-inch cube lights will be much easier with this kit. The mounts use OEM hardware and have steel construction with a durable sand grit powder coating. Vehicle-specific wiring harness adapters are also available to make installation easier and maintain the high and low beam operation, utilizing the factory headlight switch. The brackets fit any of the Heise LED 3-inch cube light products, allowing for white, green hunting, or RGB light color options.

The MPS-RZHB1 Fits:

2016-2017 Polaris General 1000
2014-2016 Polaris RZR XP 1000
2014-2016 Polaris RZR XP 4 1000
2015-2016 Polaris RZR 900
2016 Polaris RZR XP TURBO
2016 Polaris RZR XP 4 TURBO

The MPS-RZHB2 Fits:

2012 Polaris RZR 4 XP 900
2012 Polaris RZR XP 900 EFI
2014 Polaris RZR 4 900
2014 Polaris RZR 900
2013 Polaris RZR XP 900 EFI
2013 Polaris RZR XP 4 900 EFI
2013 Polaris RZR 4 XP JAGGED X
2014 Polaris RZR S 800
2014 Polaris RZR 800

The MPS-RZRH1 plug and play harness is compatible with OEM halogen headlights and has Delphi 3-Pin to a pair of Deutsch 2-Pin connectors for separate high and low beam connections. The MPS-RZRHLH1 plug and play harness is compatible with OEM LED headlights and has a pair of left and right Delphi 4-Pin to Deutsch 2-Pin connectors for separate high and low beam connections that are specific to the driver and passenger side.

Additionally, 37 new motorcycle audio and lighting accessories by Saddle Tramp™ will be added to the Metra PowerSports website. All of these new products will be on display at CES in the Metra Electronics booth 5211 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 8 - 11, 2019. New product catalogs will be available to download at MetraOnline.com on January 8, 2019, with additional product announcements leading up to CES.

Holly Hill, Fla. – October 10, 2019 – Metra PowerSports® by Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive solutions, has new water-resistant off-road accessories designed for UTVs, ATVs, dune buggies and more heading to the 2019 SEMA Show. An 8-panel switch, lighted side mirrors, rearview mirror monitor, speakers, Polaris® Ride Command® audio adapter and three new whip light styles will debut at Metra’s booth 37017 in the South Hall Upper Level. These new products are specifically engineered to meet the harsh requirements of outdoor vehicles and will be showcased alongside Metra’s existing accessories for off-road applications, trucks, Jeeps® and powersports.

Universal 8 Gang Switch Panel System by Heise LED Lighting Systems®

The HE-SWP8 can integrate lighting control into any vehicle and fit into the dash panel, center console, vehicle pillar or even the overhead sunglass holder. This gang switch panel system controls up to 8 different auxiliary LED lights or electrical devices and has 50 different switch stickers included for customization. Blue LED backlighting illuminates the switches and it can handle all types of 12V DC accessories. The panel is ideal for applications such as cars, trucks, Jeeps®, ATVs/UTVs, RVs and even boat installations. The compact control panel measures 2.6 by 4.6 inches while the under-hood mounted control box has a 4.2 by 7.5 inch footprint.

HE-SWP8 Product Specifications:

●      Dash illumination control wire

●      Latched or momentary switch operation

●      Input voltage: 12-24V DC

●      Power handling: 600W @12V DC and 1200W @ 24V DC (max)

●      Maximum current: 60A

●      Panel material: die-cast aluminum

●      Control box material: die-cast aluminum

●      Control box cover: ABS plastic

●      Operating temperature: - 40 degrees F to +302 degrees F

●      Panel size: 4.53 x 0.59 x 2.60 inches

●      Circuit box size: 7.48 x 1.34 x 4.13 inches

●      Products Included:

●      8 gang switch panel

●      Control box with cover

●      50 switch labels and 6 extra fuses

●      60 amp resettable circuit breaker

●      Power harness and battery cables

●      2 switch panel brackets

●      1 control box bracket

●      Mounting hardware, screws and zip ties

UTV Rollbar Cage Side Mirrors with LED Spotlights

The MPS-RBSVMS is a universal accessory that functions as both a forward-facing spotlight and side mirror to increase the driver’s overall visibility. The anti-glare mirrors with a wide-angle viewing convex are constructed with aluminum alloy housing and rated IP68 to withstand the demands of the off-road environment. Each mirror has a light with 9 LEDs inside a smoke colored lens that produces 4,500 lumens to illuminate the left and right side of the UTV. They are designed to attach to rollbars between 1.5 and 2.5 inches and are ideal for most powersports vehicles.

MPS-RBSVMS Product Specifications

●      1 pair of side mirrors (left and right)

●      Aluminum alloy housing designed to withstand the most extreme punishment

●      Anti-glare mirror surface

●      Wide-angle viewing (convex)

●      Smoke colored lens

●      9 LEDs in each mirror producing 4,500 lumens of white light

●      Universal adjustable brackets fit 1.5” to 2.5” rollbars

●      1 wiring harness with relay, fuse, and carling switch

●      All necessary hardware included

Universal 4.5” Water-Resistant Replacement Rearview Mirror Monitor

Display video from two different camera inputs onto an IP69 rated rearview mirror monitor with the MPS-WRM45. This monitor has signal sensing to show the rearview camera feed when driving in reverse. It is engineered for outdoor vehicles and recommended for use with iBEAM’s TE-MIFM or TE-SBC cameras, but will work with most aftermarket camera inputs. The replacement rearview mirror is 9 inches wide by 3 inches high and features a 4.5-inch digital color LCD screen integrated within the mirror.

MPS-WRM45 Product Specifications:

●      Replacement rearview mirror with integrated 4.5” digital color LCD screen

●      Fits roll bar mount: TE-RBM

●      Water-resistant monitor rated IP69

●      2 video inputs: rearview camera input and second video input

Universal Powersports Bluetooth® Media Player with Speakers

Add an FM radio that can also stream music via Bluetooth® or from a USB input to 3-inch speakers designed for a wide range of 12volt UTVs/ATVs, motorcycles and outdoor electric vehicles. The pair of water-resistant speakers come with an IP66 rated backlit, blue LED touch screen, control panel and are capable of producing a peak stereo output of 20 watts each (40 watts total). The USB input will play MP3, WMA or WAV music files and provide 1 amp device charging.

MPS-SBSMP3 Product Specifications:

●      Touch screen display

●      Blue LED back-lit control panel (3” x 2”) with water-resistant IP66 rating

●      Built-in FM radio tuner with auto-search and save

●      USB input supports MP3/WMA/WAV music files with 1 amp device charging

●      Plays music via Bluetooth® audio streaming

●      Pair of 3-inch flush mount water-resistant speakers

●      Peak stereo output power: 2 x 20W

●      Suitable for DC 12V UTVs/ATVs, motorcycles and electric vehicles

Polaris® Ride Command® Audio Adapter

Take full advantage of the audio capabilities in the Polaris® Ride Command® system with this audio adapter that allows speakers and a subwoofer to be connected to the vehicle. This adapter retains the factory Polaris® Ride Command® as the source unit and utilizes its built-in crossovers.

MPS-RCLOC Product Specifications:

●      Designed for Polaris® RZR, Ranger, and General with Ride Command® 7” display*

●      Retains factory Polaris® Ride Command® as source unit

●      Utilizes built-in crossovers from Ride Command®

●      Harness plugs into any amp with RCA inputs

●      Works on AMP-1, AMP-2, AMP-3 Ride Command® connectors

●      Includes remote-out to turn-on amplifiers

*See MetraPowerSports.com for up-to-date, vehicle specific information.

RGB LED, Fiber Optic and Dancing Whip Lights

Three new styles of RGB whip lights available in 4 or 6 foot lengths have been added to the Metra PowerSports product line and began shipping this fall. These new whip lights will be on display at SEMA and styles include an RGB LED, fiber optic RGB and dancing RGB whip lights. These whip lights are designed for ATVs, UTVs, dune buggies, quads, side-by-sides, go-karts and other powersports applications, and strong enough to withstand dust, mud, rain and other rough use of off-road applications. They are constructed with a bendable, weather-resistant polycarbonate cover and rated IP67. These long-lasting lights have 50,000 hours of life and include an RF wireless remote control. A demo video and additional product specifications are available online at MetraPowerSports.com.

Whip Light Models:

MPS-RGBWHIP4-1    RGB LED Whip Light 4ft

MPS-RGBWHIP6-1    RGB LED Whip Light 6ft

MPS-FORGBWHIP4  Fiber Optic RGB Whip Light 4ft

MPS-FORGBWHIP6  Fiber Optic RGB Whip Light 6ft

MPS-CRGBWHIP4     Dancing RGB Whip Light 4ft

MPS-CRGBWHIP6     Dancing RGB Whip Light 6ft

Metra Electronics® will showcase these new products at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas from November 5th - 8th at booth 37017 in the South Hall Upper Level with their off-road, truck and powersports products. They will also be at Metra’s main booth 11639 in the North Hall. A new catalog from MetraPowerSports® will also be released on the opening day of the show and available for download at MetraPowerSports.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 into 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 72 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® and Metra Marine®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.  For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

 

Metra Electronics has announced its radio installation kit for the 2015 and newer Toyota Sienna.

Part number 95-8250 is designed specifically for DDIN installations. Part number 99-8250 includes a pocket for single DIN installation.

Installers should use the AXXESS ASWC-1 to retain the factory audio steering wheel controls and check metraonline.com, Metra's app, or axxessinterfaces.com for information about harnesses, interfaces, and antenna adapters available to complete the installations in these vehicles.

METRA UNVEILS NEW UNIVERSAL SPEAKER ADAPTERS


SEPTEMBER 2016: HOLLY HILL, FL – Metra Electronics introduces universal speaker mounting adapters to fit a variety of applications (part number 82-4203.)

These adapters were specifically designed to adapt speakers measuring 6 inches to 6.75 inches and will mount easily in different locations.  Most current aftermarket speakers will fall into the 6” to 6.75” size.

Installers will be able to give clients wishing to upgrade their speakers better, faster service with unparalleled fit and finish with these universal speaker adapters.


Visit www.metraonline.com or call 800.221.0932 for more information.

 

MARCH 2016: HOLLY HILL, FL – Metra Electronics has announced a radio kit for the 2016 and newer Honda Pilot with part numbers 99-7811B and 99-7811HG.

The kits feature ISO DIN radio provision with pocket. Part number 99-7811B is painted matte black and part number 99-7811HG is painted gloss black. Owners can select which best matches their Honda Pilot.

Kit components include:

  • Radio trim panel
  • Radio brackets
  • Pocket
  • (8) #8 x 3/8” Phillips screws

Wiring and antenna connections are sold separately. Part number 70-1729 is the wiring harness required. Ask for part number 40-HD11 antenna adapter. Have an EX and higher? Ask for antenna adapter part number 40-HD11.

Anderson, an Industry Expert in Mobile Electronics Integration, will Help Metra Continue to Grow New Product Lines

Holly Hill, FL - September 2017 – Metra Electronics® has announced the addition of Jason Anderson as vice president of research and development. Anderson will oversee new product lines, further filling out its team of mobile electronics industry veterans in the company's corporate headquarters in Holly Hill, Fla. He will focus on accelerating innovation and growth for all of Metra’s 12 Volt brands by leading new product line development.

A 1997 graduate of Metra’s Installer Institute, Anderson went on to spend 11 years at the school, becoming a Master Certified MECP instructor - and later director, holding all certifications. During his time at the Installer Institute he contributed to the growth of the school’s mobile electronics program, building it from a 4 week course to 10 weeks, along with expanding to a new, larger facility. A truly dedicated individual and a staple to the electronics field, Anderson has trained thousands of installers, including those graduates who have gone on to become Installer of the Year, and many who are now business owners or well known installers in the industry. He has traveled to India on three separate month-long excursions as an ambassador of the school, training a total of 180 installers.

Anderson also helped to create the Mobile Electronics Schools Association, or MESA. This program provides graduates with certification of their skill level via hands-on testing instead of standardized written tests. MESA certification is beneficial to installers throughout their careers, and helps employers identify candidates for employment who have proven their ability and aptitude in hands-on mobile electronics installations.

A 2005 recipient of the MECP industry leader award, Anderson has much to offer in his new role at Metra Electronics. Media accolades include the creation of 14 training videos for the Installer Institute, authoring instructional manuals, and numerous articles in PASMag - as well as other prestigious publications. Anderson has been instrumental in the training of US government agents in servicing presidential vehicles and has also trained Special Operations teams with skills they can use to combat terrorism.

Personal endeavours include owning a successful car audio installation business, located in Ormond Beach, FL - where he oversaw marine, home, and vehicle dealership services. Jason has also built custom show cars, including the “Black Death Escalade” which is featured on the Installer Institute’s website.

“We’re excited to bring someone with Jason’s experience and knowledge to join our team,” says Bill Jones, President of Metra Electronics. Anderson is looking forward to working alongside Metra’s team of professionals to extend the company’s line of innovative products in the fast-growing electronics industry.

OCTOBER 2016: HOLLY HILL, FL – Metra’s Heise LED brand of lighting systems introduces new LED headlight and fog light sets specifically designed for 1997- current Jeep Wranglers, as well as single headlights and fog light sets for motorcycles. These new DOT (Department of Transportation) approved LED lights from Heise are water and dust resistant (IP rating 67) making them ready for any road.

The 7-inch round Jeep Wrangler headlights with CREE LEDs outshine the factory lights. Choose from either a black or silver front face, with either a full halo, or partial halo with a turn signal. The 4-inch fog light sets are also available with either a black or silver front face, or black with a white “angel eye” halo that connects to the lights of the vehicle.

The motorcycle headlights are available in either a 7-inch or 5.6-inch option. Choose from either a black or silver front face, with either a full halo, or partial halo with a turn signal. Fog lights and auxiliary sets measure 4.5-inch, and come in either a black or silver front face, with an option for a halo ring. Also built with CREE LEDs, these headlights are extremely bright and tough. The polycarbonate lens cover is considered to be virtually unbreakable by the company.

All these new products and more will be on display at Metra’s booths at the SEMA show in Las Vegas from 11/1 – 11/4.

JANUARY 2017: HOLLY HILL, FL – Installer Institute, Metra’s school for Mobile Installation, announced it has been granted accreditation through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). ACCET is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

This recognition confirms Installer Institute’s curriculum is in compliance with the highest standards of accreditation, and that the Institute maintains the highest standard of quality of education and integrity for its students. 

Installer Institute is dedicated to providing hands-on training for individuals, who want to become mobile, home, or marine electronics installers, work in the mobile electronics field, or who wish to improve themselves in the aftermarket installation industry. 

Installer Institute offers continuing education classes for installation professionals and full comprehensive programs for those who are looking to turn their hobby into a career. Visit InstallerInstitute.com to learn more.

Holly Hill, FL - May 2017 – Metra has released a dash kit for Audi A3 2006 through 2013 vehicles (excluding factory “Concert” radios for 06-07 models). Owners can upgrade their radios to a new, modern design with the 99-9109B dash kit.

This kit allows for the installation of both DIN and DDIN radios, without the need for a metal mounting sleeve. The 99-9109B kit is scratch-resistant and painted matte black to match the factory finish.

This new dash kit is made in the USA with the highest quality ABS plastics using injection molding technology to ensure a superior design and fit, according to the company. The 99-9109B is now in stock and shipping, and available to authorized Metra Dealers and Distributors. The product sales sheet can be downloaded at http://www.metraonline.com/part/99-9109B.

Holly Hill, FL - April 2017 – Metra has announced 2011 - 2012 Toyota Avalon owners (with factory navigation) can upgrade their radios without the need for custom fabrication, using Metra’s new radio replacement kit, the 99-8263HG.

The 99-8263HG is designed for both single and double DIN installations for Toyota Avalon owners with 2011 and 2012 models that include factory navigation. The kit is also painted high gloss black to match the factory dash. For Toyota Avalon 2011 - 2012 models without factory navigation, the existing 99-8233B kit from Metra is available.

This new dash kit is proudly made in the USA with the highest quality ABS plastics using injection molding technology to ensure a superior design and fit. The 99-8263HG is now in stock and shipping, and available to authorized Metra Dealers and Distributors. The product sales sheet can be downloaded at http://metraonline.com/part/99-8263HG

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