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In a move to increase its national presence, Importel Ltd. is excited to announce the acquisition of B&B Distribution Ltd.’s working assets. This acquisition will strengthen the reach of Importel Ltd. with the creation of Importel West and Importel East. This will result in a wider offering of products, reduced transit times, and the addition of an already greatly established team in Western Canada.

During this transition, existing BB Distribution customers will not require any immediate changes made to their ordering process. All orders submitted through BB Distribution (Importel West) will continue to be processed via email, website orders, and by phone. All account balances that are currently owing B&B Distribution Ltd. (o/a BB Distribution) as of Aug 1st, 2022, will now be paid to Importel Ltd. There will be additional communication with more details to follow in the coming days.

Effective immediately, the BB Distribution warehouse in Oakville is closed and the inventory will be transferred to the Importel East warehouse. During the transition period, BB Distribution exclusive brands will be processed via the Importel West (BB Distribution) facility in Alberta. Until the move is completed, for the customers located in Ontario, the BB Distribution exclusive brands will be unavailable for pick-up. Please anticipate transit times from the Importel West warehouse to your location accordingly. Importel Ltd. will be working quickly and diligently to ensure that this situation is only temporary.

For existing BB Distribution customers, who do not have an account or login with Importel Ltd., please request a web account at importel.com by selecting CREATE AN ACCOUNT at the top right of the page, or by clicking here: CREATE AN ACCOUNT to ensure a seamless transition.

In cases where there is an existing account with Importel Ltd. there will be no further action required. Importel Ltd. is looking forward to both new and continued partnerships. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Importel Ltd. at either office.

Importel East: (416) 665-3413 or 1 (800) 363-3413
Importel West: (780) 439-3901 or 1 (800) 279-0636

These are exciting times for our customers, vendors, and expanded team! We look forward to providing the highest levels of both product availability and customer service!
Event designed to attract new talent by offering industry opportunities
North Andover, MA. – August 9, 2022 – The Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) in collaboration with its manufacturers, MECP, and other industry stakeholders, announced today plans to leverage their popular KnowledgeFest™ event in Dallas to attract new talent to the exciting Automotive, Marine, and Powersports aftermarket technology industry.
 
KnowledgeFest features more than 50 of the leading exhibiting manufacturers, local retailers, and dozens of demonstration vehicles showcasing the latest Mobile Audio, Video, Security, and Safety & Convenience technology. “This venue offers the opportunity to educate and inform individuals who have a passion for Automobiles and Powersports vehicles and the innovative technology available to enhance them,” stated Chris Cook, President, Mobile Electronics Association.
 
Invited candidates will have the opportunity to attend KnowledgeFest on Sunday, August 28 from 11:30am to 2:00pm where they will have an opportunity to speak with exhibitors to better understand their products and learn about the growth opportunities through their dealer channels. To further educate the candidates, they will attend a Career-Day Orientation session where industry leaders from the Mobile Electronics Certified Professional (MECP) program, Installer Institute, and a former Installer-of-the-Year award recipient will address the group. At the conclusion, participating retailers in the Dallas area will meet with candidates to discuss their specific intern and mentorship programs.
 
“The expansion of the industry past automobiles has further expanded the high demand for installation technicians of which is inhibiting growth within our industry,” stated Aron Demers, Senior Vice President, VOXX Electronics Corporation. “The lack of qualified installers could have a crippling effect if it continues and now is the time for the industry to work together to address this serious issue,” stated Mike Anderson, AlpsAlpine.
 
MEA is targeting to attract over 50 candidates to attend Career-Day, with the support of 20 participating retailers. If you are a retailer in the Dallas area and able to mentor and train interns to become technicians, please contact Richard Basler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Upcoming KnowledgeFest events:
  • August 26-28, 2022 – Dallas, TX
  • February 3-5, 2023 – Las Vegas, NV
  • May 19-21, 2022 – Orlando, FL
  • June 26-28, 2022 – Indianapolis, IN
  • August 2023 – Dallas, TX
 
About the Mobile Electronics Association (MEA):
Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) is a trade association comprised of installing dealers and product vendors dedicated to serving the needs of the mobile electronics specialist industry. MEA owns and produces KnowledgeFest, regional trade-only industry events that combine educational programming and vendor training with a trade show floor. MEA owns and publishes the monthly Mobile Electronics® magazine, which is the industry’s #1 resource, as well as other digital media, including websites and the industry’s e-newsletter Hotwire. MEA provides software and data-driven services to vendors and retailers. Learn more at mobile-electronics.com.
 
Mobile Electronics Association Contact:
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Jeep Tuned Audio Kits look to take center stage at the premier Overlanding series

Loveland, CO – Bringing the audio and adventure to the great outdoors of Colorado, MB Quart is heading to Loveland for Overland Expo Mountain West 2022. The Overland Expo continues to be the premier Overlanding event series in the world and is shaping up to be a fun and amazing opportunity for MB Quart. Jeep Tuned Audio Kits will be taking center stage showcasing immersive audio ready to take on the conditions and handle adventure to the fullest.

Taking place over three days from August 26th through August 28th, Overland Expo Mountain West 2022 begins on Friday at 8:00 a.m. (GMT) and runs through 3:00 p.m. (GMT) on Sunday. All of the audio action and fun takes place at “The Ranch” in Loveland, Colorado. With over 250+ exhibitors specializing in Overland, outdoor, adventure travel, motorcycle gear, and equipment, the Overland Expo Mountain West 2022 is the perfect event to exhibit, inspire others, and showcase outdoor and product knowledge over three days. MB Quart is continually investing in the Overland category and industry with events as they have proven to result in crucial success for demonstrating and showcasing products. For MB Quart, Jeep has stood as an exploration beacon for the open road, off-road, and everything in between that adventure calls upon.

Purposely Engineered Jeep Tuned Audio Kits unleash exploration with a concert right in your Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT vehicle. Every Purposely Engineered Jeep Tuned Audio Kit is a direct replacement for all OEM speakers and features Plug & Play OEM fitment. Exclusively available for Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT, there are 11 different audio kits to choose from, including a Stage 6, 6-speaker, 800-watt stereo speaker upgrade kit that integrates with the OEM source unit. Exclusively for the Gladiator JT, there is an add-on subwoofer kit that includes two 8-inch subwoofers and a 400-watt mono amplifier. The subwoofer enclosure is under the rear passenger seats and will make it feel like the concert is happening right there in the back seat. Take on the journey ahead with a sound that produces concert levels of performance while remaining completely undistorted on every hill or sharp turn on the trail.

Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product and Marketing, said, “We are extremely excited to continually attend Overland Expos as we have found incredible success from them in the past. The Overland category places audio in the middle of the great outdoors, and MB Quart has solutions that can enhance and transform every outdoor adventure into something more. I am excited to see what Overland Expo Mountain West 2022 will hold!”

Building on the excitement of returning to Overland Expo/Mountain West 2022, Rob Anderson, Marketing and Creative Director, said, “The team at MB Quart and Maxxsonics are going all-in on Off-road and Overlanding. We continue to see huge growth in this segment, and with the team personally loving the Overlanding lifestyle, we want to bring the audio experience to every outdoor adventure.” After already having a hugely successful Overland Expo Pacific Pacific Northwest 2022 event, MB Quart is looking for similar growth and success at Loveland, Colorado, for Overland Expo Mountain West 2022.

For a breakdown on what Jeep Tuned Audio Kit is perfect for your vehicle installation, head to the MB Quart website at https://mbquart.com/shop/products/mobile/mobile-vehicle-kits/. For complete event/show details on Overland Expo Mountain West 2022, follow the link at https://www.overlandexpo.com/mtn-west/.

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

Established in 2001 and headquartered in Libertyville, IL, Maxxsonics is a global leader in the Mobile, Marine, and Powersports audio industries. Innovating products that bring out the best in audio and sound, Maxxsonics 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® offroad vehicles. Founded by a handful of consumer electronics and automotive security veterans – Maxxsonics products are now heard and experienced around the world. For additional information, go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/.

National Automotive Styling Centers™ franchise continues its expansion in Southern California with Tint World® San Diego – La Mesa

SAN DIEGO — Aug. 8, 2022 — Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, announces the opening of its second location serving the San Diego area.

Tint World® San Diego – La Mesa, owned by David Roche, provides premier automotive aftermarket services and accessories, including window tint, mobile electronics, audio and video equipment, paint protection films, and more.

“Tint World® stands out in this industry for its full range of automotive products and services from the leading brands,” Roche said. “Tint World® also offers a proven, predictable franchise model with ongoing training, service, and support that empowers franchisees to deliver value and quality to the drivers in their area.”

In addition to offering premium products and services, Tint World® San Diego – La Mesa is staffed by a team of highly experienced and skilled technicians and installers.

“David has been committed to the Tint World® vision since day one,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO and president of Tint World®. “He’s carefully implemented our franchise systems and processes, which has set him up for sustained success. That’s a powerful statement about the opportunities and rewards available for franchisees through our model.”

Tint World® San Diego – La Mesa serves El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee, Chula Vista, Spring Valley, National City, Coronado, Lakeside, Broadway Heights, and Point Loma and is located at 7360 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, California 92115. To book an appointment, request a quote, or find out more about Tint World®’s products and services, call (619) 877-8330 or visit https://www.tintworld.com/locations/ca/san-diego-la-mesa-094.

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

Founded in 1982, Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ is America’s largest and fastest-growing automotive accessories and window tinting international franchise, specializing in 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.

Long Beach, Calif., Aug. 3rd, 2022 - KENWOOD USA announced it will be exhibiting its STZ-RF200WD Motorcycle/Motorsports Action Camera Recording System at the 2022 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The STZ-RF200WD will be available for sale and installation at KENWOOD’s tent in the vendor section at Black Hills Harley-Davidson, known as “The Rally at Exit 55,” August 3rd-13th.

“The biggest challenge that we’ve faced with bringing this product to market is simply the awareness that it exists,” said Mike Roberts, KENWOOD VP of Sales and Marketing.“As soon as we can demonstrate how easy it is to capture all of their motorsports action (from both the front and rear simultaneously), they are hooked. Gone are the days of having to attach bulky cameras to a helmet. Showing this product at the Sturgis event is the perfect opportunity for us to catapult consumer awareness about this incredible recording solution.”

KENWOOD staff will be at their tent with the system installed in motorcycles to explain and demonstrate exactly how the STZ-RF200WD works. Since this is a “stealth” installed recording solution, the compact hide-a-way control box mounts easily underneath the seat of most motorcycles, while its multi-control switch typically mounts near or on the handlebars. When a rider wants to review their FULL HD recorded footage, they can remove the included 32GB SD card and review it on a computer, or instantly link their smartphone to the system wirelessly, enabling them to also change the system’s settings.

After a warm welcome making its debut at last year’s Moto GP event in Austin, TX, the STZ-RF200WD has now expanded to become the choice for not only motorcycle enthusiasts, but also a multitude of marine, motorsports, and even RV and traditional vehicle users alike, as it now offers optional camera extension cables to span a total length of over 40 feet.

For detailed information on the STZ-RF200WD, please visit its web page here.

STZ-RF200WD Promo Video: https://youtu.be/Sua1eLM0_Ug

STZ-RF200WD Unboxing Video: https://youtu.be/OI8_QlAbrmc

STZ-RF200WD Installation Video: https://youtu.be/R7pOD4WSIxI

STZ-RF200WD User Submitted Footage YouTube playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLItSezT_ewRyvn00LM1h5fP4TwWWp-KJn

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

Maxxsonics is joining with support towards the Cooper Roberts Family Fundraiser

Libertyville, Ill. – Maxxsonics is joining with support towards the Cooper Roberts Family Fundraiser. The friends of the Roberts family have created this fundraiser on GoFundMe. Cooper’s spinal cord was severed and he has had many surgeries and now has been upgraded to a serious condition. The doctors have determined that he will be paralyzed from the waist down and has been in and out of consciousness and continually sedated due to the severe pain.

On the Highland Park cause and Cooper Roberts Family Fundraiser, Alden Stiefel, President of Maxxsonics, mentioned, “Here at Maxxsonics, we look to support those in need any way we possibly can. With the tragic events that occurred over the 4th of July weekend, I am filled with great sadness and look to contribute aid and support to the Cooper Roberts Family Fundraiser any way I can. A little donation and support can go a long way.”

Cooper is a fighter and fights every single day. Maxxsonics is joining the fight and cause with support and love towards the Cooper Roberts Family Fundraiser. With the high medical bills, treatments, therapy and all of the equipment and devices needed to help support Cooper through this difficult time, we find it here at Maxxsonics in our best nature to do our part for the community. Highland Park is a neighboring community to Maxxsonics. Please continue to keep the Roberts family in your thoughts and prayers while any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Follow the GoFundMe link to join the Highland Park cause and send support to the Cooper Roberts Family Fundraiser.

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

Holly Hill, Fla. – August 3, 2022 – Saddle Tramp® by Metra Electronics® has added new products to their inventory designed to fit select 2014-up* Harley-Davidson® FLH and FLT motorcycles to allow riders to upgrade their music experience and customize their sound system. These products feature combined DSP and Interface technologies. The DSP reflashes the OE radio and gives full tuning control from the palm of your hand. It is designed to integrate with factory audio systems and offers easy expansion of the sound system when using other Saddle Tramp accessories. These products are in stock now and available for shipping.

Combined DSP and Interface Technology

Saddle Tramp’s new BC-DSPL-HD2 and BC-DSPX-HD2 are designed for easy integration with aftermarket or factory systems and offer simple installation with plug-n-play harnessing. The key benefit of these products are their advanced integration technology that reflashes a non-amplified radio for a flat response curve, without the need for external equipment. This reduces the cost, saves time, and allows installers to provide better service with complete control over the upgrade. The Saddle Tramp DSPs accommodate Boom! Box GTS, Boom! Box 6.5 GT, and Boom! Box 4.3 radios and install behind the motorcycle fairing.

The BC-DSPL-HD2 DSP provides six channels of output and a 15-band graphic EQ per channel, while the BC-DSPX-HD2 DSP features 10 channels of output and a 31-band graphic EQ per channel. Both products offer selectable crossover slopes. These products feature independent equalization for front, rear, and subwoofer, and the ability to read, write, and store configurations for future recall. The Saddle Tramp DSPs also retain balance and fade control so that the installer can further customize the radio sound. All tuning is done wirelessly via a free downloadable app, available exclusively for Android® devices using the GooglePlay store.

Product Features

  • Creates a flat response curve without the need for external programmers
  • 4 selectable crossover slopes (12, 24, 36, or 48db per octave)
  • Built-in selectable crossover per channel (high, low & band) to achieve the perfect sound
  • Independent equalization for front, rear, and subwoofer
  • Time delay circuit per channel
  • Tuning setup and wireless control via smart device application (tablet or mobile phone)
  • Read, write, and store configurations for future recall
  • Pre-wired harness for easy amplifier installation
  • Retains balance and fade control
  • Built-in clipping detection and limiting circuits
  • Bass knob included
  • Water-resistant case & connections
  • Micro-B USB updatable

BC-DSPL-HD2 Specifications

  • 6 channels of output from the DSP
  • 15-band graphic EQ per channel

BC-DSPX-HD2 Specifications

  • 10 channels of output from the DSP
  • 31-band graphic EQ per channel

*Visit MetraPowersports.com for up-to-date vehicle specific 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 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.

Premium Bluetooth interface delivers outstanding sound quality, IPX6-rated durability, and easy access to volume control over three separate zones at the touch of a button

Seattle, WA, July 25th, 2022 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com) has introduced the ACX-BT3, a premium Bluetooth controller providing independent volume adjustment over three stereo zones or control of all three zones simultaneously. The ACX-BT3 is the ultimate solution for marine, powersports, and other applications where a Bluetooth-connected source is desired.

The high-performance AudioControl ACX-BT3 has been engineered with an IPX6 rating to withstand the rigors of marine and powersports applications. Music enthusiasts will appreciate the superb sound quality of aptX HD, the most advanced 24-bit Bluetooth 5.0 audio codec, plus 4-volts of pristine audio output. With its clean design and elegant appearance, the ACX-BT3 features an AUX input for the integration of a wired audio source. A tap of the center button enables the user to effortlessly select which zone to control, clearly indicated by the color of the LED backlighting. The ACX-BT3 offers an elegant appearance and features integrated mounting holes for easy installation, making it the ideal solution for creating a high-performance, all-weather-rated, standalone sound system where a conventional head unit is impractical.

“The ACX-BT3 is the ultimate solution for integrating a phone as a wireless entertainment source, providing users with a durable volume control option and output to three zones,” said Matthew Palumbo, National Sales Manager at AudioControl. “This is a truly high-performance wireless solution that will help create new opportunities for 12-volt specialists.”   

Perfect with AudioControl ACX Series Amplifiers

AudioControl ACX Series Amplifiers are loaded with features and deliver superb sound quality for any system design, while featuring an amazingly compact overall footprint to ensure the easiest possible integration into confined spaces. Thanks to state-of-the-art conformal coatings, insulated gaskets, and loose-mating waterproof connectors, the AudioControl ACX lineup delivers breathtaking audio performance and superior build quality for marine and motorsports applications.

The AudioControl ACX-BT3 is available now with a MAP price of $199.99.

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

STILLWATER, USA – Stillwater Designs®, the maker of KICKER® mobile-audio products, celebrated the anniversaries of 48 employees July 21, culminating with recognition of four employees who have worked for the company 30 years or more.

Warranty Manager Clint Cooke was honored for his 30th year of service, Electronics Engineer Bill Doering and General Manager Jay Ralston for 35 years, and Vice President Bob Spencer celebrated his 40th year at KICKER.

KICKER has been celebrating work anniversaries since the early 1980s, and employees gather for an informal meeting each year to earn a gift and special wishes from KICKER President Steve Irby.

Accolades were also given to employees with 10, 15, 20, and 25 years of service.

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.

MB Quart is proud to announce partnership with ATC on ALL-NEW Plā ™ Series

Libertyville, IL – MB Quart and ATC, an industry-leading manufacturer of aluminum RVs and trailers, have announced a partnership that will expand horizons for possibilities on both ends. MB Quart is proud to fuel audio adrenaline and adventure with this partnership that traverses across unlimited terrains wherever the journey may lead. The launch of ATC’s 2023 Toy Hauler models includes the ALL-NEW Plā ™ 500 Series and Plā ™ 700 Series.

The ALL-NEW Plā ™ Series includes an RVM2.0 160-watt digital source unit and NF1-116 Nautic 6.5-inch speakers. The RVM2.0 adds effortless control featuring AM/FM/Bluetooth and the unit is adjusted by a master knob and menu selection. Bringing a layer of listening immersion with superior quality and sound to every song, the NF1-116 Nautic 6.5-inch speakers deliver ultimate clarity and playback. This critical Midwest partnership between MB Quart and ATC signifies a growing market for louder audio and crisper sound in every outdoor adventure.

Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product and Marketing, said, “At MB Quart, we are true audio enthusiasts who strive for the best sound possible in every situation that calls for adventure. Using MB Quart products in my life has fueled my desire to expand possible horizons with other OEM partners so they get a chance to experience what a quality and superior audio company can do for them. With our work hard, play hard mentality, it was only fitting that with ATC believing in the same concept for products and quality, we should pursue this partnership. I am extremely excited to be a part of the 2023 Toy Hauler models, and I’m looking forward to the future of what this growing relationship may hold.”

MB Quart continues to bring the concert to every outdoor adventure that delivers quality sound and playback and is durable to take on the conditions ahead. Now with ATC, opportunities and possibilities will grow with what MB Quart offers for outdoor solutions. Alden Stiefel, President of Maxxsonics, said, “This is a great joining of two Midwest brands, and I am proud to grow our partnership with additional OEM relationships. I’m looking forward to seeing what audio solutions and vehicle opportunities are ahead with ATC and MB Quart.” Follow the link for more information and product details on the ALL-NEW 2023 Plā ™ Series from ATC.

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

Established in 2001 and headquartered in Libertyville, Ill., Maxxsonics is a global leader in the Mobile, Marine, and Powersports audio industries. Innovating products that bring out the best in audio and sound, Maxxsonics 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. Founded by a handful of consumer electronics and automotive security veterans, Maxxsonics products are now heard and experienced around the world. For additional information, go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/.

AURORA, Colo. — July 19, 2022 — Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, continues its successful expansion in Colorado with the opening of its second store in the state.

Tint World® Aurora, CO, owned by Ray Ruiz, provides customers throughout the Denver metropolitan area and central Colorado with premier automotive aftermarket services and accessories, including window tint, mobile electronics, audio and video equipment, paint protection films, and more.

“Tint World® offers a comprehensive selection of best-in-class products and services to enhance performance, comfort, style, and safety,” Ruiz said. “The predictable, proven Tint World® franchise model positions franchisees for immediate success by empowering them to deliver unique value and premium service for all categories of drivers and vehicle owners. And the range and depth of ongoing franchise service and support available truly set Tint World® apart from the rest of the industry.”

Tint World® Aurora, CO serves Aurora, Denver, Commerce City, Broomfield, Littleton, Lakewood, Strasburg, Parker, Bennett, Golden, and Thorton.

“Ray’s commitment to the Aurora community and to customers throughout the Denver area, combined with Tint World®’s superior offerings, have set him up for sustained success,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO and president of Tint World®. “His dedicated implementation of our franchise model shows that Tint World® is a powerful opportunity for ambitious owners who share our values and mission.”

Tint World® Aurora, CO is located at 3155 Chambers Road, Unit F, Aurora, Colorado 80011. To book an appointment, request a quote or find out more about Tint World®’s products and services, call (720) 338-6677 or visit https://www.tintworld.com/locations/co/aurora-107/.

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

Founded in 1982, Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ is America’s largest and fastest-growing automotive accessories and window tinting international franchise, specializing in 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. – July 18, 2022 – Heise LED Lighting Systems® by Metra Electronics® has added to their RGB Chasing LED product lineup. Now shipping is a Chasing Halo LED 7" Headlights and 4" Fog Lights Kit with Pro Controller and a Chasing Blade Halo RGB LED 7" Projector Headlights and 4" Fog Lights Kit with Pro Controller. These new lighting products fit Jeep® Wrangler JK & JL models 2007-Up* and Jeep® Gladiator JT models 2020-Up*, and are designed to provide dramatic, colorful lighting with minimal installation time.

The JP-707RGBKT and JP-708RGBKT include everything an installer needs to upgrade to chasing halo RGB LED headlights and fog lights. Each package includes a pair of 7" chasing RGB LED headlights, a pair of 4" chasing LED fog lights, and a Pro Controller. There are two different types of headlights offered in these new kits to fit the luminosity and style preferences of the consumer. Durable polycarbonate lens covers make these lights an ideal solution for adventurous Jeep® owners. Additionally, these lighting sets work with other Heise Chasing RGB lighting products, allowing an entire system to use the same app and remote.

JP-707RGBKT Chasing Halo LED 7" Headlight Features:

  • Pair of 7" headlights
  • 50 watts each
  • Lumens: 4200lm (high beam), 3200lm (low beam)
  • Color temperature: 6500K
  • Material: Die-cast aluminum alloy housing
  • Lens: Polycarbonate
  • IP rating: IP68
  • Operating voltage: 10-32V
  • Canbus decoders included

JP-708RGBKT Chasing Blade Halo RGB LED 7" Projector Headlights Features:

  • Pair of 7" projector headlights
  • 55 watts each
  • Lumens: 8000lm (high beam), 6000lm (low beam)
  • Color temperature: 6500K
  • Material: Die-cast aluminum alloy housing
  • Lens: Polycarbonate
  • IP rating: IP68
  • Operating voltage: 10-32V
  • Canbus decoders included

Fog Light Features:

  • Pair of 4" LED fog lights
  • 30 watts each
  • Lumens: 3600lm
  • Color temperature: 6500K
  • Material: Die-cast aluminum alloy housing
  • Lens: Polycarbonate
  • IP rating: IP68

Each of these kits includes Heise’s HE-CHASE-CB Pro Controller, specifically designed for use with Heise Chasing RGB products. It has two wireless control options; an included remote control or the free Pro RGB downloadable app for a smartphone or tablet, allowing users to change colors, sync to music, and more. A customer can easily group multiple controllers together through the app to add more chasing products.

Pro Controller Features:

  • Addressable LED controller
  • 170+ color-changing patterns
  • 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

These products are in stock and shipping now. RGB lights are for off-road use only, and not for use on public roads. Chasing RGB products are incompatible with other RGB or RGBW products and require a separate controller. *Some Jeep® models may require additional brackets that are not included. Visit MetraOnline.com for more information and for up-to-date vehicle-specific 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 in developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. As a result, 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.

TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA, July 18, 2022 – Rydeen Mobile Electronics, a cutting-edge electronics designer and manufacturer dedicated exclusively to advanced vehicle driver safety, announces a new and unique 77-GHz blind spot radar BSS-ONE, with Type-III performance that detects vehicles approaching and passing in blind zones.

  • Single Sensor Blind Spot Detection System for Universal Application
  • Highly Accurate Digital Radar Technology (77 GHz)
  • 2-Way Sensing (ISO 17387 type III) for Both Approaching and Passing Vehicles
  • Two LED Indicators for Visual Warning
  • Buzzer Speaker for Audible Warning
  • Automatic Speed Detection and Improved Sensing Accuracy

The Rydeen BSS-ONE Blind Spot Detection System adheres to inside of a plastic bumper using automotive grade adhesive. Installers may require to remove the bumper but there's no need for right and left calibration adjustments.   The new BSS-ONE includes a single sensor with a 180-degree active field.  The sensor operates at 77GHz instead of the typical 24GHz, so it is able to process more data.

"Until now the user experience in aftermarket blind spot systems hasn't been meeting the OE level experience. The BSS-ONE will ensure nearly 100 percent good outcomes," said Rydeen founder Phil Maeda.

The installation of BSS-ONE is simple, wires run to the A-Pillars for LED indicators or to the RYDEEN TOMBO 360 and BSS-MI mirrors, both equipped with internal LED indicators for visual warning. Making installation easy with the elimination of removing the A-pillar panel and drilling holes for independent indicators. As indicated, together with BSS-ONE and Rydeen mirrors are an excellent and efficient solution for adding safety features to your vehicle.

The retail pricing of BSS-ONE is $549.00.

RYDEEN is now shipping BSS-ONE to retailers & distributors throughout USA and Canada. Please feel free to contact us at 310-787-7880 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any questions.

At Rydeen Mobile Electronics, our mission is to provide the safest vehicle driving experience with solution-based products and technologies, aiming for ZERO auto accidents & auto thefts, thus creating “peace of mind everyday” to consumers worldwide! For more information, visit our website at www.rydeenmobile.com.

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Independent research identified the National Automotive Styling Centers™ franchise as one of the top 100 franchise brands with the best culture based on surveys of over 30,000 franchise owners

BOCA RATON, Fla. — July 14, 2022 — Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, was recently named to Franchise Business Review’s third annual Culture100 list recognizing the top 100 franchise bands.

offers 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.

“Tint World® has worked incredibly hard to build a strong company culture that supports franchisee success,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World®. “We especially value recognition such as the Culture100 list, which is based entirely on the satisfaction and experience of our franchisees around the United States and the world.”

Franchise Business Review, a franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises, as well as in special interest reports throughout the year that identify the top franchises in specific sectors.

Tint World® was among more than 300 franchise brands, representing more than 30,000 franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research on the best franchise cultures. Franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems. The brands that were selected received the highest overall ratings based on 12 questions that looked at perception of brand vision, team culture, honesty and integrity, and overall support.

“Every franchise organization has a different culture and vibe,” said Michelle Rowan, president and COO of Franchise Business Review. “Some franchises are more serious and formal, while others are more relaxed and casual. A franchise company’s culture — and your potential fit into that culture — should guide your franchise investment decision. Looking at data on how current franchisees rate a brand’s culture will tell you how well the franchise leadership team is executing on the vision of the brand, and how well the community of support staff and franchisees work together to achieve their business objectives. The best place to start is with the brands on this year’s Culture100 list. All of them had an FBR Culture Score of 80-plus on a 100-point satisfaction scale, putting them in the top quartile of franchises when it comes to culture.”

For more information about Tint World®’s franchise opportunities, visit https://www.tintworldfranchise.com.

For more information about Franchise Business Review, visit https://www.franchisebusinessreview.com.

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.

Franchise Business Review (FBR) is a leading market research firm serving the franchise sector. FBR measures satisfaction and engagement of franchisees and franchise employees and publishes various guides and reports for entrepreneurs considering an investment in a franchise business. Since 2005, FBR has surveyed hundreds of thousands of franchise owners and over 1,100 leading franchise companies. To read our publications, visit https://franchisebusinessreview.com/page/publications/To learn more about FBR’s research, please visitwww.FranchiseBusinessReview.com.

Profits from Eleven Engineering’s Skaastore.com for the Month of May Have Been Donated to a Family in Ukraine That Has Been Directly Affected by the War

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, July 13, 2022 – Eleven Engineering, Inc. (elevenengineering.com), a market leader in semiconductor products for wireless audio for professional, home theater, multi-room, portable, 12 Volt (car, truck, motorcycle, power sports, marine) and gaming applications, has announced that it has donated May 2022 profits from its Skaastore.com to help support a Ukraine family in dire need of assistance during the current crisis with Russia who are actively working to protect their country.

Eleven Engineering added that SKAA’s donation is equivalent of one year's rent in hopes that the money helps ease any burden on them while they raise a family and fight for their country's freedom and independence.

“We knew that we needed to do something about the needless humanitarian crisis caused by Russia’s unprovoked invasion, and so the team at SKAA made a commitment to support those affected by Putin’s war in Ukraine,” said John Sobota, Eleven Engineering CEO. “The anger and remorse we felt led us to donating a month’s profits to help ease the suffering of those directly in the line of fire. As a result, we heard about the Petrunko family, still inside Ukraine, made up of a husband and wife and their two young children. We are honored and humbled to be able to help them in their time of need while they literally fight for their freedom and future.”

The Petrunko family has first-hand experience with the horrors that come with war, but their story is familiar to many who live in Ukraine. Their home damaged by shelling, they were forced to flee their occupied village near Kherson. Their escape was harrowing, but the family remained safe thanks to the heroic actions of the father, Viktor. Meanwhile the mother, Kristina, is a member of the Ukrainian armed forces, working every day to fight back against Putin’s onslaught.

“We salute both the Russian people who believe using their country’s military might to shell the homes of children is diabolical, as well as those who risk their lives to protest and resist Putin inside Russia,” Sobota continued. “We hope that our small gesture will help the Petrunko family persist with hope and determination as they continue in their noble causes. Thank you to those who fight the good fight.”

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, home to Eleven Engineering’s headquarters, has the largest Ukrainian population of any Canadian city. “And this fact really hits home for us,” Sobota said. “We still challenge other Canadian-based companies to consider stepping up and helping those in Ukraine and the refugees that have fled in any way that they can,” Sobota concluded. “We all need to help because that’s what Canadians do.”

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

SKAA is the new wireless HiFi audio standard developed by Eleven Engineering, Inc. SKAA transmitters work with iOS & Android mobile devices, Mac & Windows computers, televisions, and just about any product with a line output or a headphone jack. SKAA is also available as a built-in technology not requiring an external transmitter in purpose-designed partner products, which are featured at SKAA.com. In environments laden with heavy Wi-Fi and Bluetooth traffic, SKAA navigates through these hostile environments with best-in-class reliability. SKAA also allows for uninterrupted audio signals which are delivered with the highest sound quality to all speakers without the latency that is inherent in other wireless solutions.

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

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

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

Now Shipping, the Ultra-Efficient, Easy to Install 8-Inch 150-Watt Speakers Replace the Factory 6.75-Inch Model, and are Built to Withstand Direct Sunlight and Other Harsh Elements

OXNARD, Calif., July 13, 2022 – SSV Works (www.ssvworks.com), the market leader in powersports and off-road audio systems, is proud to announce the new Overhead Soundbar with 8-inch SSV Works Speakers for 2007-17 Jeep Wrangler JK (p/n JJK-O8A). Now available, the new soundbar has an MSRP of $699.99 in grey (and is also available in red, white, or blue for an additional $15.99).

“Add more sound to your Jeep JK by upgrading the factory 6.75in speakers with the all-new SSV Works Overhead Soundbar including pre-installed ultra-efficient 8in 150Watt speakers,” said Trevor Kaplan, SSV Works CEO. “Using factory mounting locations and plug-and-play wiring, installation is completed within minutes, leaving this one of the easiest upgrades you can do on a JK.”

The soundbar retains the factory overhead light and includes a bypass harness to add an external amp, if desired.

“Our overhead soundbar is built to withstand the sun and other harsh environmental elements, so driving a topless Jeep is no concern for our high performance enclosure and speakers,” Kaplan concluded.

For more information, please visit www.SSVWorks.com, call 818-991-1SSV (1778), or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Based out of its 20,000-square-foot facility in Oxnard, CA, award-winning SSV Works®, was founded in 2006 and has since become a global leader in designing the market's best off-road, weatherproof audio systems for today's hottest and most popular UTVs. SSV Works is the original purpose-built audio manufacturer, offering every piece needed for a complete, plug-&-play install. With more than 40 years in audio design and manufacturing experience by team members who are also passionate off-road enthusiasts, SSV Works is the top choice among off-road consumers and professionals worldwide. SSV Works currently offers stereo systems for Polaris, Can-Am, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Honda, Arctic Cat, and Jeep vehicles. Take your ride to the next level and install an SSV Works system today!

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® announces title sponsorship of a custom-car show and audio competition in iconic Bricktown – the hub of Oklahoma City’s downtown entertainment district. KC Showdown presents KICKER in Bricktown, open to all makes and models near the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark Saturday July 16.

KICKER will roll in with the XRV (Xtreme Recreational Vehicle), the 82-foot showroom housing the full line of audio gear and the now-famous Boom Room, featuring an even larger, louder sub enclosure suspended in a custom steel frame. Built to withstand the torture emanating from 40,000 watts of massive power, the Boom Room boasts an array of 11-inch, horn-loaded can speakers adding to the thunderous bass a dozen square L7® 15-inch subwoofers.

Car-audio competitors with big-bass systems will have a chance to compete at the Bass Wars booth, earning prizes and points toward the Bass Wars World Finals. BW Regional Director Jimmy Pittman explained Bass Wars has classes that accommodate almost any mobile-audio system, from a single subwoofer to an extreme SPL system.

“I have had a lot of competitors reach out to me from surrounding states,” said Pittman. “It’s going to be a pretty big show. I hope Bricktown is ready for a very loud crowd.”

The show will also feature a “hop off” for cars with hydraulics.

“The goal is to make the front of the car jump as high as you can, with or without weight, and make the car stand up on back bumper,” KC Showdown promoter Denny Eddy explained. “It’s a great way to show off your car and is really fun. It’s a lot of custom work that you don’t see the bottom of, until they come out to compete.”

Spectators will enjoy free admission. For more information, consumers need to search “Kicker Custom Car Show and Audio Comp” on Facebook.

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.

Auburn Hills, Mich. (Jul 11, 2022) – Alps Alpine North America, Inc. (“Alpine”), will attend the New Jersey Jeep Invasion at Wildwood Beach, New Jersey from Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17 where they will have exciting new vehicle-specific products designed uniquely for the Jeep® driver.

Exciting Upgrades Designed for Jeep® 

Featuring the latest in Jeep®-specific dash and sound system offerings from Alpine, a 2018 Jeep® Wrangler will be on-site for product demonstrations so attendees can 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. High-Resolution Audio Playback (96kHz/24Bit) 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 Proline Car Stereo 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®. 

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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.

July 12, 2022 -- MSC, North American Distribution Partner for BLAM, Brax, Helix, Match, and Stinger Radar, is proud to announce the addition of Nik Edmonds to their Specialty Dealer Development Team. MSC looks to further enhance their ability to provide unmatched support to Dealer Partners throughout the North American market by adding Edmonds’ experience as a technician of nearly two decades.   

Nik’s career has carried him though a wide range of industry experiences including an automotive dealership, big‐box retail, and most recently, more than 8 years with MEA retailer of the year, Handcrafted Car Audio.   

“After moving to Arizona in 2014, I took a job with Handcrafted where Jon Kowanetz taught me what it was to be a true high‐level technician. I am forever thankful for the opportunities I’ve had there.” Edmonds stated. “Now, I’m very excited for the opportunity to join MSC America and continuing to serve the 12v community in my new role there. MSC embodies everything that I could ask for in a company and I look forward to getting started with my new family.”   

President of MSC, Larry Penn said, “We are ecstatic to have Nik joining the MSC crew. His long‐ standing tenure in the bay will be an asset when it comes to offering practical input and support to our Dealer Partners. His hands on and real‐world insight is what MSC is all about, and Nik will fit right in with our core values and help push our support level to the next tier.”   

Nik will be based out of MSC’s Mesa, Arizona office and can be reached at nik@msc‐america.com.   

MSC is the North American Distribution Partner for premium European brands including Audiotec Fischer (Brax, Helix, Match), BLAM Audio, Stinger Radar as well as Mobridge integration products from Australia. MSC specializes in specialty independent retailer support with a heavy focus on training and advanced product integration. MSC also operates a full‐service retail facility which acts as the proof‐of‐ concept basis for new product development, techniques, and the backbone of partner support.

July 12, 2022 - MSC, North America Distribution Partner for BLAM, Brax, Helix, Match, and Stinger Radar, is proud to announce the addition of Jon Kowanetz to their Specialty Dealer Development Team.

MSC looks to further enhance their ability to provide unmatched support to Dealer Partners throughout the North American market by adding Kowanetz’s experience as a specialty retail store owner and industry trainer. Jon brings a long history of specialty retail experience, with accolades including MEA Retailer of the Year, Installer of the Year and Best Customer Experience awards. These skills alongside his passion for educating and training provides a tremendous asset to MSC’s Dealer Partners.

Jon will contribute to MSC’s Dealer Trainings and will also contribute to the new Systems by MSC product development. In recent years, Kowanetz has rekindled a love of writing and exploring new creative ways of helping others including public speaking and experiential coaching. As he closes the chapter of Handcrafted Auto Marine & Off‐road, he looks forward writing the next one and to his new roles, both with MSC and outside of the industry.

“I have known the MSC team for most of my career and have always admired their commitment and passion. This is why I am so proud to contribute to MSC’s vision,” Kowanetz noted.

Larry Penn, president of MSC said, “Adding Jon to the team was an easy decision. MSC is comprised of team members who live the retail life daily through our proof‐of‐concept retail store. This viewpoint allows us to make sure we are providing what our Dealer Partners need in ways that can only be learned hands on in the trenches. That’s a world we share with Jon, and our shared core values will help to contribute to our Dealer Partners successes even further!”

Jon will be based out of MSC’s Mesa, Arizona office and can be reached at jon@msc‐america.com.   

MSC is the North American Distribution Partner for premium European brands including Audiotec Fischer (Brax, Helix, Match), BLAM Audio, Stinger Radar as well as Mobridge integration products from Australia. MSC specializes in specialty independent retailer support with a heavy focus on training and advanced product integration. MSC also operates a full‐service retail facility which acts as the proof‐of‐ concept basis for new product development, techniques, and the backbone of partner support.

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