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Firstech to assume the iDataStart brand of remote start solutions for the US market
AUGUST 27, 2021 - (Seattle, WA / Montréal, QC): Ahead of the upcoming remote start season, Firstech and Automotive Data Solutions (ADS) are announcing a strategic alliance to bring further innovation to iDataStart remote start solutions in the U.S. market. As part of this announcement, Firstech and ADS will also streamline future product development by better aligning the efforts of both teams.

iDataStart was created by ADS in the mid-2010s and has since become one of the leading brands of remote starters, particularly in Canada. Some of the key advantages of iDataStart products include:
• All-in-one remote start and bypass module interface
• Industry leading coverage featuring a wide range of vehicle-specific t-harnesses
• Web-programmable from desktop, tablet and mobile
• Easy-to-follow installation guides
 
By partnering with Firstech, ADS will instantly enhance iDataStart’s presence in the U.S. market while also streamlining product development to meet the specific needs of U.S. consumers and dealers. Firstech will extend the opportunity to purchase iDataStart products to its dealer base of 1,500+ U.S. retailers along with any new dealers interested in upgrading their remote start assortment.
 
“We are thrilled to bring Canada’s #1 remote start brand by volume to the U.S. market. More importantly, with the teams from both companies more closely aligned, we can speed up product innovation and better react to changing market dynamics,” said Jason Kaminski, Managing Director of Firstech.
 
ADS and Firstech’s alliance signals a new chapter in the companies’ shared history of collaboration and innovation. In 2007, Firstech and ADS co-released the revolutionary “BLADE-AL”, the first-ever cartridge-style immobilizer bypass module. Several years later, the two companies released the DC3 all-in-one remote starter, which remains one of Firstech’s best selling products. Lastly, Firstech’s award-winning telematics solution, DroneMobile, is compatible with all iDataStart remote starters.
 
“Building on the long, successful partnership between our two companies, we are excited to make iDataStart products more broadly available to Firstech’s wide network of U.S. retailers. By creating synergies with Firstech’s national salesforce and top-rate technical support staff, we are confident that iDataStart products will quickly become a valued addition on dealers’ shelves across the country,” added Robert Di Cesare, General Manager of ADS.
 
Firstech will transition to the exclusive source for iDataStart products in the U.S. as of September 2021. Products will be available for purchase directly from Firstech, online at myFirstech.com, and through authorized subdistributors.
 
To learn more about iDataStart’s U.S. lineup, please visit www.idatastart.us.
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About Firstech
Firstech is an award-winning connected car company from Seattle, Washington. Since the company’s founding in Anchorage, Alaska, Firstech has primarily focused on developing solutions to improve the safety, comfort and peace of mind of drivers on the road. Over the past 6 consecutive years, Firstech has been voted “Top Vendor in Security and Convenience” solutions by the Mobile Electronics Association, demonstrating the company’s commitment to product innovation and customer support.
 
About ADS
Founded in 2005, Automotive Data Solutions Inc. (ADS) is a privately held company specialized in the development and marketing of remote start and audio integration solutions destined for the automotive aftermarket. ADS’ award-winning products – including iDatalink®, iDatalink Maestro® and iDataStart® brands – are sold and installed through a network of authorized dealers across North America. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, ADS comprises of full-service Research & Development, Information Technology, Marketing and Technical Support teams. For more information about ADS, visit www.adsdata.ca
 

August 26, 2021 -- The DS18 Hooligan X15 has already been proven to provide top-end performance and bass for six years now, on the streets and in the lanes. Hooligans have been a choice of music lovers and competitors alike.

We have taken the Traditional Hooligan and revamped it in our newest revision, the Hooligan X15 High Excursion subwoofer. This model features long throw pole, larger spider, and high excursion surround to lower the FS of the speaker making it louder at subsonic frequencies. This massive sub will be great for high powered music or SPL. A FS of 26 will ensure deep lows down to 20hz and great punchy bass up around 40hz depending on your box tuning. This subwoofer is rated at 4000w RMS and 6000w max so your vehicle will require electrical upgrades and large wire.

This sub will be friendly to 4th orders, 6th orders, ported boxes, and large sealed boxes and can be used in most applications that has room for the box. With a 59mm one way XMAX, this sub is sure to pump out extreme decibels with the proper power and box setup. We recommend a tuning of 25-35hz for ported boxes depending on your goals.

If you are looking for extreme bass and massive power look no further than the Hooligan High Excursion line. This Hooligan variant will be sure to start you on your way to high volume hairtricks and massive lows.

Here are the highlights:

  • High powered 4-Inch Black Aluminum voice coil handling 4000w RMS and 6000w max power for heavy hitting competition bass.
  • We have added a large high excursion surround to help with the high pole to pole flex this subwoofer has giving it has a 59mm one way xmax!
  • We have also added a larger spider that helps lower the FS (Resonant Frequency) so this sub plays lower much louder than previous versions.
  • 4 inch black aluminum voice coil handling a massive 4000w RMS and 6000w peak will be sure to get this subwoofer moving with hurricane wind forces.

The DS18 Tooled Black basket is one of the slickest and best looking baskets on the market. Not only extremely strong but looks great so you can use plexiglass or mount inverted on your box to see the show quality frame and motor topped off by a carbon fiber dust cap.

Huge 500oz magnet will help the voice coil receive and handle the massive power this sub requires with high efficiency and durability.

Oklahoma City, Okla., August 24th, 2021 -- DD AUDIO®, a manufacturer of high-quality mobile audio products for the masses, is pleased to announce an all new A Series speaker line up. DD Audio’s A Series speakers are regarded as the gold standard for OEM speaker upgrades and this new array is here to maintain that tradition with the AW-6.5 woofer, the AT-28a tweeter and the AM-3 midrange speaker. These components combine premium features, materials and design elements to produce a True to the Source® sound quality.

Extensive part analysis, hours of comparative listening tests, and decades of loudspeaker design experience have resulted in the creation of these A Series components. Their reference grade components are built for listeners who are truly excited by the art of critically listening to mobile audio. Every part used in these speakers serves to advance their sonic performance characteristics while eliminating any unwanted elements. The components are available a la carte, so you can build an amazing sounding 2-Way set, 3-Way set, or add select individual components to your system.

The AW-6.5a mid-woofers represent "state of the art" in driver technology. The open design cast aluminum baskets provide an ultra rigid support system while also functioning as an additional heatsink and shorting ring. A high-energy double shorting ring motor is perfectly matched to the 1.5” copper clad aluminum, kapton former voice coil, providing balanced output efficiency and power handling. The inverted butyl rubber surround and composite spider work in tandem to damp unwanted vibrations while providing control and linearity. An aluminum cone with a soft rubber dustcap offers the neutral sound of a pulp cone with the precision only an ultra rigid cone can deliver. This combination achieves wide bandwidth and efficient energy transfer to the air.

The AM-3 incorporates many of the same design elements as its larger counterpart the AW-6.5a. This dizzying array of features that one only finds in the upper echelon of the world’s finest drivers is tightly packed into the small and highly versatile 3 inch surround package to deliver a crisp, clear and detailed sound in tight spaces.

The AT-28a offers a soft rich sound with extraordinary detail and excellent off axis response.

The lightweight, ultra rigid ceramic dome has excellent damping and offers a breakup mode thousands of cycles above the audible range. A soft silk surround keeps the moving parts linear while also helping to damp any unwanted resonances. The powerful neodymium motor easily controls the coil and dome during the excursion cycle resulting in near perfect pistonic motion and superb accuracy. A tuned rear cavity extendeds the tweeter’s low frequency response for a broader usable frequency bandwidth.

Check out the new A Series speakers at ddaudio.com/speakers.

Holly Hill, Fla. – August 24, 2021 – Metra Electronics® is now shipping a new dash kit designed to upgrade 2021-up* Ford E-Series Cutaway models to fit a larger Double-DIN aftermarket radio. The 95-5860G dash kit uses a trim panel to cover the minor cutting modifications required to fit the larger radio into the factory dash panel. The trim panel is textured, painted gray, and made from the highest quality ABS plastic to match the original factory appearance. An installation video is available from Metra’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/5ELMSTBBeIs and additional installation accessories can be seen at MetraOnline.com.

95-5860G Product Specifications

  • Fits 2021-up* Ford E-Series Cutaway
  • Designed for a Double-DIN radio
  • Requires cutting for minor dashboard modifications
  • The included trim panel covers the modifications to the factory dash panel
  • Textured and painted gray to match the factory appearance

*Visit MetraOnline.com for up-to-date vehicle specific information.

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

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® is coming back as the title sponsor of Ocean City Jeep® Week, held August 26-29 at the Ocean City Convention Center and around the Ocean City area.

KICKER’s XRV (Xtreme Recreational Vehicle) makes the trek to OC Jeep Week and will set up in front of the Convention Center entrance. The 82-foot big rig is a rolling showroom, displaying the full line of KICKER audio products for UTV, motorcycle, marine and auto. The XRV’s upgraded Boom Room is larger and louder, built to withstand the torture emanating from 40,000 watts of power.

Next to the XRV, authorized KICKER dealer Audio Works (Newark, Del.) will be installing audio systems on-site for the entire show. Audio Works will have several KICKER packages made especially for Jeeps.

OC Jeep Week has a nonstop event schedule planned for every day of the show, beginning with 300 Jeepers cruising the Ocean City sand at the Beach Crawl. The KICKER Show ‘N Shine is planned for Thursday and Friday from 11-2 p.m., and three daily sand-course events will run that afternoon. The KICKER Kickoff Party caps off the first day of the show. The Jeep Jam trail and obstacle course will be daily attractions, as is a Kids Zone, live DJ, vendors row and more.

At the end of Jeep Week, KICKER will choose the winner of the “Livin’ Loud” award, a package that includes two sets of speakers, amplification, loaded enclosure and wire. Winners will be chosen for the quality of their KICKER installation and their Livin’ Loud attitude.

Full event details are available on the OC Jeep Week web page, online at www.oceancityjeepweek.com.

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.

Jeep is a registered trademark of FCA US LLC.

An industry leader for vehicle technology has expanded.

ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, August 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Representatives with VAIS Technology announced today that its SEER smart keyless access system is now available for fleets.

Dennis Hopper, executive vice president and spokesperson for VAIS Technology, explained that based on proximity, SEER can automatically lock your car, keep the lights on as you are leaving, and turn them off once you’re gone, turn the lights on when you approach, and unlock your doors before you touch the handle.

As to how SEER for fleets is different than that for classic vehicles, Hopper pointed out that the most popular features for Fleet Industries are:

• Locking the vehicle and all electronic toolboxes when the operator is away.

• Unlocking the vehicle and electronic toolboxes when the operator is approaching.

• Activating lights when the operator is around the vehicle for safety and convenience.

• Starter interrupt. Not allowing to start the vehicle when SEER key tag is not in proximity.

• Creating “If This Then That” scenarios adding personalized safety and convenience features to fleet vehicles.

SEER, according to Hopper, can be fully customized using an online software tool designed by VAIS and flash the unit via a smartphone app. Fleet upfitters that choose to customize SEER can set up different proximity levels, specify input and output signal types, introduce delays, and timers.

VAIS Technology, a SEMA member, SEMA Pro member, Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) member, aims to adapt today’s vehicle technology for the everyday car. Besides SEER, the company’s two product lines help vehicle owners add satellite radio to their standard factory stereo and add Bluetooth audio to their standard factory stereo.

“Our vehicle enhancement products are preferred by auto dealers and vehicle customization professionals because they do not alter any existing factory equipment,” Hopper said, before adding, “When you add a VAIS Technology product to your car, you can rest assured that your factory-installed stereo will remain under factory warranty.”

For more information, please visit www.vaistech.com/about-us and https://www.vaistech.com/blog/.

VAIS Technology was founded in 2003, at a time when vehicle technology was evolving. We have a passion for both automobiles and technology, so our goal is to provide consumers with tech features that automakers haven’t yet embraced or have implemented only on higher trim packages.

ALL-NEW for 2021, MB Quart Reference RW1 subwoofers bring out more bass from every song

Libertyville, Ill., August 24, 2021 – MB Quart audio levels up with more power and layers for a clean bass game impact. ALL-NEW for 2021, MB Quart Reference RW1 subwoofers bring out more bass impact from every song and genre of music. Maintaining clarity on every bass drop brings music to new levels of listening with dynamic and earth-shaking playback. Both Reference RW1 subwoofers unleash a whirlwind of deeper and steady bass while providing clean levels of undistorted listening. With a double-stitched surround and a dual-polycotton spider with double centering, every beat, thump, and drop will become a blast of adrenaline.

Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product and Marketing, said, “MB Quart has long been known for world-class speakers. We’re proud to be launching a new line of subwoofers that are commensurate with our legendary speaker performance. These high-power monsters will bring any audio system to life with high-output yet natural-sounding bass.”

Both Reference RW1 subwoofers bring HUGE power while adding layers upon layers of heavier bass impact. With two models to choose from, including a 12-inch, 2000-watt subwoofer and a 10-inch, 1600-watt subwoofer: audio will transform with louder power that’s crystal clear.

Featuring push and insert style terminals for easy installation and a pressure-treated, double-stitched foam surround with a dual-poly cotton spider for a distortion-free listening session, audio will come alive with rich, clean playback.

FEATURES INCLUDE:

• HIGH-QUALITY DUAL-POLYCOTTON SPIDERS: Rear ventilation and various pole core holes guarantee high load capacity and compression-free reproduction for a crystal clear sound

• DOUBLE-STITCHED FOAM SURROUNDS: Prevent unwanted roll effects while allowing linear cone deflection

• OSCILLATING VOICE COILS: Provide motive force to the cone by reaction of magnetic field for clearer, louder sound

• PUSH & INSERT STYLE TERMINALS: Create a quick and easy installation

• NON-PRESSED PAPER CONE WITH COATING: Adds clarity and precision to the tone of the sound

Get ready for bass from a subwoofer lineup that encompasses every song while maintaining the superior standard of Music. Defined. from power that is clean, loud, and adds out more depth to listening. Hear every layer of detail with Reference RW1 subwoofers. Make sure to contact your sales representative or customer service at 847-540-7700 immediately to secure your order. See complete line details on the MB Quart website at https://mbquart.com/.

MB Quart is the high-end audio brand known for its most 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 for all of their needs for Powersports and marine machines. The MB Quart brand is owned by Maxxsonics USA, based near Chicago, IL. For additional information, go to the brand website at https://mbquart.com/about.

Established in 2001, Maxxsonics USA is a global leader in the mobile, marine, and Powersports audio industries specializing in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories branded Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. Additionally, Maxxsonics USA is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT vehicles, Kawasaki off-road vehicles, and Polaris® off-road vehicles. For additional information, go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/.

 

GoFast Solutions is excited to announce the official date for the LIVE 2021 GoFast Winter Summit… September 8th at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA from 8-6 pm.

August 24, 2021 -- “The Winter Summit is an evolution to a long-standing tradition in the Northeast,” said David Prinz CEO of GoFast Solutions. “Remote Start represents a significant portion of the overall annual revenue for our customers. Attending the GoFast Solutions Winter Summit featuring 17 manufacturers, representing 23 brands, offers the education and training that is the foundation to a successful winter selling season.”

David added, “Last year, because of Covid, we held our Winter Summit virtually… this year, we’re back Live and in-person! We’ve expanded the Summit to include winter related categories such as lighting, safety systems, window & paint protection film. Calling it a Starter Summit doesn’t really cover it properly, now we call it the Winter Summit and this is going to be the best one ever!”

This One-Day Only Live Show will Feature:

  • Keynote Speaker, Chris Cook from the Mobile Electronics Association (MEA)
  • Live Trainings & Presentations
    • Remote Start Brands:
      Compustar, NuStart, Fortin, Prestige, AST, Artic Start, Crimestopper, & Omega
  • Remote Start Related Products:
    Vais Technology, Metra, Install Bay, Voxx, & iDatalink
  • Lighting Products:
    Putco, Heise, Lucas Lighting, Race Sport, & XK Glow
  • Safety Systems:
    iBeam, Rydeen, Voxx, & Momento
  • New this year:
  • Streamlight, Solar Gard, Superwinch, & SiriusXM!

The 2021 GoFast Solutions Winter Summit being held LIVE & In-Person at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts on September 8th, from 8 am – 6 pm.

Register for the 2021 GoFast Winter Summit, Today!!

GoFast Solutions is one of the fastest-growing premier distributors for 12-volt Accessories, Power Sports, Outdoor Life, & Marine Equipment in the Northeast. We are proud to be a member of the Elite Distributor Alliance (EDA) and an authorized distributor for more than 100 recognized brands, including Kenwood, Sony Mobile, Alpine, Compustar, Escort, Metra, Sirius XM, Audiovox, Kicker, Rockford Fosgate, Rostra, Dynamat, Allstar Performance, Driven Racing Oil, Raceceiver, Sparco, Alpinestars, Racequip, Stilo, Simpson Racing Products (Full line card available at gofst.com). This list will only continue to grow in our efforts to bring the best brands to specialty brick & mortar businesses. We strive to bring a personal touch to our sales and services as we continue our growth in 12-volt and other emerging markets. As a premier distributor, we take great care in providing a professional & knowledgeable experience for our customers.

Including a Number of Oracle’s Jeep-Specific Lighting Solutions, the Vehicles Will Make Their Event Debut at the “WAM” (We Are Mopar) Show in Dallas Sept. 3-5, and Then Continue on to a Number of Other Events Throughout the Year

METAIRIE, LA, Aug. 19, 2021 – Oracle Lighting (www.oraclelights.com), the market leader in high-quality and innovative LED solutions for the automotive/12Volt, power sports, marine, and motorcycle markets, is proud to announce its new Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator demo vehicles.

“We have been busy developing a wide range of high-performance lighting solutions for late model Jeep applications,” explained Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of product development. “Now that car shows and outdoor events are starting back up again, we wanted to show customers first-hand what these products look like installed and functioning. The products shown on these vehicles only represent a fraction of Oracle’s massive Jeep parts catalog, but these are our latest products and best sellers.”

The matching “Sting Grey” Jeeps are splashed with custom Oracle Lighting graphics installed by PGNOLA. Both Jeeps are modified and lifted with custom 20-inch Fuel Wheels with 35-inch tires, and feature bumpers from Rugged Ridge.

The Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited features exterior lighting products including the Oracle Vector™ Pro-Series Grill, Dynamic LED™ Wheel Rings, ColorSHIFT® Rock Lights, Sidetrack™ fender lighting system, Oracle LED Fog Lights, LED Sidemirrors, Black Series LED Tail Lights, new LED front Skid Plate, and more. The interior accessories include Oracle’s StarLINER™ Fiber Optic Headliner and Oracle’s multifunction LED Cargo Lighting.

The Jeep Gladiator Rubicon features popular exterior products including Oracle’s signature Oculus™ Bi-LED Headlights, LED Fog Lights, White Rock Lights, High-Powered LED Reverse Lights, Flush LED Tail Lights, Smoked LED Sidemarkers, Sidetrack™ lights, and Pre-Runner LED Grill lights. The Gladiator’s interior accessories include Oracle’s StarLINER™ Fiber Optic Headliner and Fiber Optic Dash Kit.

These vehicles will make their event debut at “WAM” (We Are Mopar) show in Dallas, September 3-5. The event takes place at the iconic Texas Motor Speedway and is a “three-day Mopar experience like no other”. Oracle Lighting will play host to Mopar enthusiasts as the title sponsor of WAM’s “Friday Night Lights” event on September 3.

Other Jeep events on Oracle’s calendar include Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion in Pigeon Forge, TN, Jeep Beach in Daytona, FL, Jeepin’ the Coast in Long Beach, MS, Jeep Beach Jam in Panama City, FL, and the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV.

“We are excited to be attending so many off-road shows this year throughout the country, and we welcome you to stop by and see our products in person,” said Melissa Parker, Oracle Lighting national sales manager. “We would love to meet you and chat about the best lighting for your unique build!”

Louisiana-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle, and marine markets since 1999. Oracle’s philosophy is this: in today's world of fly-by-night vendors, we think it is important to partner with businesses that you can trust to be there for you today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

For more information on Oracle Lighting and its full product line, please visit www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Having celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2019, Metairie, Louisiana-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle, and marine markets since 1999. Oracle’s philosophy is this: in today's world of fly-by-night vendors, we think it is important to partner with businesses that you can trust to be there for you today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

Located just outside New Orleans, Oracle Lighting has received accolades from numerous organizations for our business practices, including being listed on the Inc500 list of the Fastest Growing Businesses in the USA for the past eight years consecutively, winning the 2012 Bronze Stevie Award for Consumer Products Company of the Year, and most recently being named The Small Business Administration's Exporter of the Year and a Small Business Champion by the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. In 2012, Oracle was named the Jefferson Parish Small Business of the Year by JEDCO. New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine also named ORACLE Lighting a Top Private Company in the Greater New Orleans Area in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

The Sony Car Audio team has recently filled one of its two Account Manager positions with Jacob Gromovsky. Jacob is based in Atlanta, Ga., covering the Eastern region.

Jacob’s experience as a sales representative managing accounts and understanding the distribution model will help him in this new role. In addition, building relationships and collaborating with customers is second nature to him from his twenty years of experience in the industry.

“Jacob represents what our accounts need in our Eastern territory,” said Anthony Tozzi, Distribution Sales Manager. “His knowledge and ability to help our distributor accounts and retailers will give our small team a much-needed resource out in the field. We are looking forward to finding someone on the West Coast with similar traits as we look to fill that position as well.”

“Individual commitment to a group effort: That is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. Those were Vince Lombardi’s words, and I am looking forward to my commitment making a positive impact on this team,” says Jacob.

You can reach Jacob at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To read the job description or fill out an application for the remaining Account Manager position, visit this link

Oklahoma City, OK, August 12th, 2021 -- DD AUDIO®, a manufacturer of high-quality mobile audio products for the masses, is proud to announce their role as an official audio sponsor for Oklahoma City University esports. OCU was quick to recognize the growing interest in and value of esports as a competitive collegiate program and DD Audio is proud to provide audio for the new OCU esports Starcade Gaming Arena.
 
The sponsorship began with a chance encounter between Michael Combs (Director of Product Development) and Jeff Price (Director of the OCU esports program) shortly before the 2019 River Rumble esports event that Price was organizing. Price mentioned that OCU had big plans for esports in the region and the two quickly began a discussion about how OCU esports and DD Audio could work together.
 
A year later Price reached out to Combs with an invitation to tour OCU esports' new Starcade Gaming Arena. The site was still under construction, but would be completed in just a few months. It was a great opportunity and the perfect timing for DD Audio to design and build the audio system for the Starcade.
The DD design team then started work on a proposal to bring True to the Source® sound to OCU. After exploring multiple design concepts, one in particular stood out; speaker enclosures designed to look like old school arcade cabinets accompanied by a large double 15” subwoofer enclosure. OCU enthusiastically agreed.
 
According to Michael Combs, “The system was designed and built completely in-house. We started by modeling everything in 3D so it could be easily reproduced. Then we cut and engraved the enclosures, acrylic and PVC panels on CNC’s and lasers in our very own fab shop. Of course, we also hand built the custom crossovers and our 15" Made in the USA subwoofers. It took about 2 1/2 months, from start to finish, to work the time into our already packed schedules. We had a lot of fun designing and building the system. We think the retro design is a great tribute to the history of gaming.“
The front arcade style cabinets are built around high efficiency PA style speakers that are well suited to gaming audio which typically contains a lot of spoken dialogue and sound effects. The front cabinets are designed for roughly 350 watts of power each, and the large double 15” cabinet is designed to handle around 1100 watts of power for big explosive bass.
 
OCU esports head coach, Patrick McClung, added “DD AUDIO's level of craftsmanship and dedication to creating the best product is amazing and fits perfectly in line with our direction for esports at OCU. They have been an amazing partner on this project. The sound system at the OCU esports arena is amazing and DD AUDIO is the only company that could bring that level of sound and quality that gives us that edge that we need. Plus, the bass sounds and feels amazing!”

The New RGB+A Kit Fits 2019-2021 Chevrolet Camaro LS and LT Models; Allows Upgrades to Any Color Imaginable

METAIRIE, LA, Aug. 10, 2021 – Oracle Lighting (www.oraclelights.com), the market leader in high-quality and innovative LED solutions for the automotive/12Volt, power sports, marine, and motorcycle markets, is proud to announce the new ColorSHIFT® RGB+W Headlight DRL Upgrade for the 2019-2021 Chevrolet Camaro LS/LT. Oracle Part #1418 is now available with an MSRP of $229.95.

“Get a head-turning style on your 2019-2021 Chevrolet Camaro LS or LT model with a new color-changing DRL accessory from Oracle Lighting,” said Justin “JP” Perret, Oracle Lighting product specialist. “Our new Chevrolet Camaro Oracle ColorSHIFT RGBA kit allows you to upgrade your lights to any color imaginable and includes turn signal functionality so the DRL maintains an amber flasher feature for the turn signal. We spent quite a bit of time making sure that we delivered a product that looks great and is a breeze to install. Simply install this in place of the existing DRL boards and you’re able to change those boring white DRL to any color you choose.”

Use one of Oracle Lighting’s ColorSHIFT® controllers with the Chevrolet Camaro kit to choose from a variety of colors, patterns, and themes. Then, simply switch the lights back to white for legal on-road use. Create a custom headlight for Camaro's by simply replacing the factory DRL circuit board with this ColorSHIFT® circuit board.

Additional features and specifications include:

  • Bright output with less power consumption
  • True amber turn signal functionality
  • Control colors, brightness, speed, and functions with controller
  • Customized look with even more personalization with ColorSHIFT® technology
  • 1-year warranty

Headlight disassembly is required, and Oracle Lighting recommends professional installation utilizing Oracle’s premium silicone sealant. White and amber are road-legal colors. Other colors are not intended for on-road use, so, please verify all state and local driving laws before use.

“Using the latest lighting technology, our cutting-edge LED kits for cars are a great way to personalize your ride with show-stopping looks and industry-leading performance,” Perret continued. “Stand out from the look-alikes with a Camaro LS/LT custom headlight look from Oracle Lighting.”

Louisiana-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle, and marine markets since 1999. Oracle’s philosophy is this: in today's world of fly-by-night vendors, we think it is important to partner with businesses that you can trust to be there for you today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

For more information on Oracle Lighting and its full product line, please visit www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Having celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2019, Metairie, Louisiana-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle, and marine markets since 1999. Oracle’s philosophy is this: in today's world of fly-by-night vendors, we think it is important to partner with businesses that you can trust to be there for you today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

Located just outside New Orleans, Oracle Lighting has received accolades from numerous organizations for our business practices, including being listed on the Inc500 list of the Fastest Growing Businesses in the USA for the past eight years consecutively, winning the 2012 Bronze Stevie Award for Consumer Products Company of the Year, and most recently being named The Small Business Administration's Exporter of the Year and a Small Business Champion by the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. In 2012, Oracle was named the Jefferson Parish Small Business of the Year by JEDCO. New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine also named ORACLE Lighting a Top Private Company in the Greater New Orleans Area in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Holly Hill, Fla. – August 10, 2021 – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive solutions, is now shipping a new dash kit designed to fit 2019-2020 Hyundai Elantra models. The 95-7399B dash kit fits an ISO Double-DIN radio provision and is painted scratch-resistant matte black. A blankout panel that goes below the aftermarket radio screen is also included with this kit. It is made from the highest quality ABS plastic for an original factory-like fit and finish. An installation video is available from Metra’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/Rf_sgouHNIw and additional installation accessories can be seen at MetraOnline.com.

95-7399B Product Specifications

  • Fits 2019-2020 Hyundai Elantra
  • Designed for an ISO Double-DIN radio
  • Blankout panel included
  • Painted scratch-resistant matte black

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.

International automotive accessory franchisor adds honor to a growing list of accolades

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Aug. 5, 2021 —Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading window tinting and automotive accessory franchise, has been ranked at No. 182 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Global Franchise list for 2021.
The recognition comes on the heels of several top honors already garnered by Tint World® in 2021. The fast-growing franchise company was included for the seventh consecutive time in Entrepreneur Magazine’s highly competitive Franchise 500® earlier this year. The company was also named a top franchise by Franchise Business Review and Franchise Times and was recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of Florida’s fastest-growing private companies.
“Our ranking on this global list shows how fast we’re growing, but it also demonstrates the dedication and commitment of the entire Tint World® family,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO and president of Tint World®.  “As we look to the rest of 2021 and beyond, we will continue to expand both domestically and globally, bringing our passion for offering the best automotive styling experience to more and more customers all around the world.”
Entrepreneur determines its global rankings based on a formula similar to the one used for the Franchise 500®. However, in the global ranking, international size and growth are weighed more heavily. Other evaluation criteria include costs and fees, franchisee support, brand strength and financial strength and stability.
“The business landscape everywhere has shifted in the past year or so,” Bonfiglio said, “Thanks to the amazing work of all of our team members and partners, we have come through the pandemic stronger, more agile, and more poised for growth. This honor certainly recognizes that.”
For a complete list of the Top Global Franchise rankings, visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/topglobal/2021.
Founded in 1982, Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ is America’s largest and fastest-growing automotive accessories and window tinting international franchise, specializing in car and truck accessories, mobile electronics, audio-video equipment, security systems, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, custom wheel and tire packages, maintenance, and repair services.  
Tint World® services include residential, commercial, and marine window tinting films, solar films, decorative films, safety, and security films. 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.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® and more than 150 of the fastest street cars in the country, including high-profile television stars, are committed to attending the annual Outlaw Armageddon no-prep drag race in Noble, Okla. Thunder Valley Raceway Park plays host to the event August 13 and 14.

KICKER plans to roll in with the completely revamped XRV (Xtreme Recreational Vehicle). The 82-foot big rig houses a full showroom of audio products in addition to the legendary Boom Room, which returns to life following major upgrades. A larger, louder Boom Room features an enclosure now suspended in a custom steel framework, built to withstand the low-toned torture emanating from a massive 40,000-watt power plant of amps. A dozen KICKER Q-Class L7® 15-inch subwoofers, in addition to an array of 11-inch compression-driver, KM-Series Tower Speakers, deliver tons of bass – and fun – to countless racing fans.

KICKER-equipped vehicles from Discovery Channel’s® Street Outlaws’® own Ryan Martin (driver of the Fireball Camaro®) and a SEMA Show-quality International® SCOUT® owned by Shawn Ellington’s (aka “Murder Nova”) 187 Customs (Mustang, Okla.) will be in the KICKER XRV setup area.

More than 12,000 spectators attended the last Outlaw Armageddon, with more anticipated this year. With nearly $45,000 in prizes at stake in six different classes, several members of Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws and Street Outlaws: New Orleans have committed to attend. Racing celebrities like Big Chief, Daddy Dave, Jeff Lutz, Dominator, Farmtruck and AZN, Deathtrap, Birdman and many more are expected to be on hand, ready to race and sign autographs.

For race details, fans can go online at www.outlawarmageddon.com.

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.

Discovery Channel is a trademark and brand of Discovery Communications, LLC.

Street Outlaws is a trademark of Discovery Communications, LLC.

Camaro is a registered trademark of GM, its subsidiaries, affiliates, or licensors.

Case International Harvester is a registered trademark of CNH Industrial N.V., its subsidiaries or affiliates.

SCOUT is a registered trademark of International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC.

The flagship aftermarket car speaker line delivers innovation and superior design for an elevated listening experience on two-wheel vehicles

STAMFORD, CT - Aug. 4, 2021 – HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced an addition to its Infinity Kappa Perfect Series with premium speakers for Harley Davidson touring series motorcycles.

Engineered with a IPX5 waterproof rating, the Infinity Kappa Perfect 600x and 900x speakers deliver the ultimate listening experience for two-wheel vehicles made to last for miles and miles. Constructed with Patented Plus One™ Basalt Fiber Woofer Cones and Edge-driven Polyphenylene Sulfide-Dome Tweeters, this system was designed to provide great music performance and legendary bass for every curve in the road.

The removable tweeter design offers coaxial and component system installation options based on riders’ listening preferences, while the grills included provide protection and unmatched fitment with a touch of elegance.

“The new additions to the Kappa Perfect line showcase Infinity’s latest technology, performance, design and dedication to the aftermarket space including two-wheel vehicles. Combining our legendary sound and industrial design, the Kappa Perfect 600x and 900x speakers are engineered to elevate the audio listening experience for riders,” said Shawn Spedding, Director of Sales, Mobile Audio Aftermarket at HARMAN.

Extended Features and Benefits:

  • Basalt Fiber Woofer with Plus One™ Technology for Deeper and Bigger Bass: Lightweight Basalt fiber combined with Harman's Patented Plus One™ technology, which not only bring the sound accuracy, but also increase the loudness.
  • 1" Edge-driven Polyphenylene Sulfide-Dome Tweeter to Reproduce Perfect Sound: Engineered for motorcycle applications, the 1" Sulfide-Dome in an Edge-driven design is used for perfect sound.
  • Removable Tweeter Design offer the Coaxial and Component System Installation Options: The Kappa Perfect coaxial model’s tweeter is smart removable design, which will offer riders the component upgrade based their listening preference by using the included tweeter installation kits.
  • IPX5 for the Speaker Front, Weather Resistance for Speaker Back Side: The speakers are specially designed with IPX5 materials for the front side and weather resistance for the back, which provides the freedom to use both in car and motorcycle.
  • Neodymium Magnet for Light Weight: Neodymium magnets provide higher efficiency power in small size while reducing its weight, making them ideal for motorcycle applications.

Technical Specifications and Pricing:

Kappa Perfect 600X - Premium 6-1/2" (165mm) Two-way Speakers for Motorcycle

Power Handling: 80Wrms, 240W peak

Sensitivity (@ 2.83V): 95dB

Frequency Response: 60Hz – 20kHz

Impedance: 3.0 ohms

Gross weight: 2.9 kg

Pricing: $549

Available: August 2021

Kappa Perfect 900X - Premium 6" x 9" (168mm x 240mm) Two-way Speakers for Motorcycle

Power Handling: 100Wrms, 300W peak

Sensitivity (@ 2.83V): 95dB

Frequency Response: 50Hz – 20kHz

Impedance: 3.0 ohms

Gross weight: 4.14kg

Pricing: $599

Available: August 2021

In each box, users will find the following:

600X – 2 Speakers, 2 in-line crossovers, 2 tweeter kits, 2 grills for StreetGlide, RoadGlide and Tour Pak Models, Mounting supplies.

900X – 2 Speakers, 2 in-line crossovers, 2 tweeter kits, Left and right cut-out template, 2 Spacers, 2 grills for 2014 – up Harley Davidson saddle bags and mounting supplies.

For additional information visit www.infinityspeakers.com.

HARMAN International (harman.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co, LTD., designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

Shahzadi is Based in the Corporate Offices in Edmonton, AB Canada

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, Aug. 4, 2021 – Eleven Engineering, Inc. (www.elevenengineering.com), a market leader in semiconductor products for wireless audio for home theater, multi-room, portable, professional, 12-volt (car, truck, motorcycle, power sports, marine) and gaming applications, is proud to announce that Amna Shahzadi is now the newest member of the company’s growing Research & Development Design Team.         

It’s an exciting time at Eleven Engineering as worldwide demand of our SKAA technologies and product offerings continues to grow,” said Rex Whitehead, Eleven Engineering executive vice president, sales & marketing. “We are headquartered in a technology hub, and so we are fortunate to have access to a number of young and driven electrical engineers here in Edmonton. Amna is one such professional and we are excited to have her join our team.”

Shahzadi has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta.

“Eleven Engineering has a number of impressive products on the market and I am excited to be working towards making SKAA a wireless audio standard,” said Shahzadi. “I have only been here a short time but I see that the design team is composed of highly dedicated engineers and I look forward to working with them.”

SKAA wireless lets the integrator easily create a dedicated multi-room home audio superhighway with a long range up to 150 feet with a robust, interference-free low-latency signal eliminating lip-sync issues with TV and gaming. SKAA-enabled products can stream music between them, up to four sets simultaneously – one transmitter to four devices. 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 that are delivered with the highest sound quality to all speakers without the latency that is inherent in other wireless solutions.

SKAA is available as a built-in technology not requiring an external transmitter in purpose-designed partner products. 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.

Eleven Engineering breaks down the Seven Deadly Sins of WiFi Audio on its YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw2iSCuT0x8).

For more on SKAA and the Seven Deadly Sins of WiFi Audio, please subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/user/SKAAwireless and visit SKAA.com.

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

STILLWATER, USA – August 3, 2021 -- KICKER® celebrated the anniversaries of 55 employees today, culminating with recognition of KICKER department heads Kim Wright and Lance Noble, both of whom are starting their fourth decade with the company.

“I’m really honored,” said KICKER founder Steve Irby. “It’s rewarding to me to know somebody wants to stay here, and great to see people that are team players. I really value that.” KICKER has been celebrating work anniversaries since the early 1980s.

Held during a company-wide meeting, Irby presented the awards to each honoree. A pin with the KICKER logo was awarded for one year of service, a watch was given for three years and a ring for five years. Awards were also given to employees with 10-to-30-year anniversaries this year.

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.

30-Year Award

- Lance Noble
- Kim Wright

25-Year Award

- Calvin Alexander
- Tammy Warren
- Rod Goodner
- Benny Francis

20-Year Award

- Bill Pendleton
- David Womack
- Greg Dilbeck
- Josh Fletcher
- Michael Wolf
- Scott Waller
- Stephanie Surratt
- Tim Valencia

HKI USA Inc - Dania Beach, FL - As technology changes, markets grow, and people make requests, HKI USA is proud to announce SounDigital’s new EVOX2 series of monoblock amplifiers.

Taking advantage of the patented designs that allowed us to make the EVOX Multichannel amps so small and the theories behind what makes the EVOPS so robust, our world as we know it has changed. We have combined these amplifier families to release a new series of full range mono amplifiers to help solve the need for massive power, small footprints, and great sound quality.

The all new 1600.1 and 3000.1 EVOX2 amplifiers, now available for pre-order, have been a long time in the making while the technology used in them has finally caught up to the demand of our retailers and their clients.

These amplifiers are just the beginning of this new series that will combine the small size and efficiency that we expect from the EVOX line of amplifiers, while offering solutions for the full range power requirements of many high output installations.

The amazing control these amplifiers have are perfect for the traditional application of mono amplifiers pulling subwoofer duty, while their design lends a hand to making sure it is one of the best sounding amplifiers in its category.

For more information about HKI USA and how to become a dealer for SounDigital please visit www.hki-usa.com.

 

Oklahoma City, OK, July 26th, 2021 -- DD AUDIO®, a manufacturer of high-quality mobile audio products for the masses, is excited to announce that they will be attending the 81st Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2021 in support of their dealer, AV Tech of Gillette, Wyoming. The event will be taking place August 6th-15th, 2021, in Sturgis, SD.

At the event, DD Audio will be debuting their brand new D4.100a amplifier. This will be the first release from their dramatically redesigned D Series amplifiers. The 4 channel, 640 watt, D4.100a is loaded with several features like compact chassis dimensions, single side controls and connections, and conformal PCB coating just to name a few. The combined features result in an amplifier that is able to mount in most motorcycle fairings, easy to set up and tune, and is durable even when faced with harsh environments. Other D Series models are slated to be available in late August.

Kevin Doyle, DD Audio Business Development Technician, said “Sturgis is well known as one of the premier motorcycle shows in the world, and since this amp was designed with motorcycle and powersport applications in mind we felt it was the perfect venue to introduce it to customers.”

If you're attending this year’s event and would like to be one of the first in the world to check out this awesome new amp and much more, AV Tech will be doing onsite installations at their vendor booth. Their booth will be located in the middle of the action on Lazelle Street where they will be showcasing several of the DD Audio products they use when building some of the loudest custom motorcycle audio systems in the Western Mountain states.

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