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Rostra introduced a replacement for its popular 250-8423 General Motors OE screen video interface system.

Now available for sale, part number 250-8425 iterates on the design of the previous system by continuing to allow for a reverse-triggered backup camera addition while adding a separate video input for forward-facing, cargo or blindspot cameras that can be powered on manually using the included push-button control switch, or automatically when the vehicle is shifted into Drive.

For vehicles equipped with OE backup cameras, the 250-8425 interface allows for the addition of a forward-facing or blindspot cameras giving drivers more visibility of the area in front of or beside their vehicle while retaining backup camera functionality. For base model vehicles without an OE-installed camera, the 250-8425 interface allows for the addition of both front and rear cameras including any from our RearSight® product line.

May 25, 2018 -- At Rostra Accessories we are pleased to introduce an innovative new way of illuminating and visualizing the area around your vehicle. Now available for shipment, our all-new 250-8170 and 250-8171 series of high-power LED flood beam work lamps include a high-resolution CMOS color camera and an array of eight 3-watt LEDs to provide clear visibility in the darkest environments.

With their horizontal image rotation capability, these work lamp/camera combos can be utilized in a number of different positions and orientations. Our LED work lamp / camera devices are available with or without LCD monitors and since the LED lamp is powered separately from the camera, these units can serve as a standalone lighting solution, too!

3-20-2017 -- Rostra’s newly-updated line of tailgate handle integrated color cameras provides a way of adding a backup camera system to many of the most popular light-duty trucks on the road today. Every RearSight® tailgate handle camera is custom molded to be a direct replacement to the factory handle and comes equipped with an advanced CMOS III camera that includes selectable parking grid lines that have been accurately measured to match the grid lines available from the OE component.

RearSight® tailgate cameras include a 32.8-foot extension harness, 4-pin weatherproof connector, convoluted tubing, and RCA video output to supply video to any RCA-equipped video monitor.
Distributor Note: The tailgate-handle cameras listed below will soon be available in our mirror/monitor kits. Chrome and CCD-equipped versions of these cameras are also still available using their previous part numbers. Visit rostra.com to view the complete line. 

Advanced CMOS III

RearSight® Tailgate Handle Camera Specifications (applies to all)
Image Sensor
Diagonal 187°/Horizontal 146°/Vertical 88°
640 x 480
Resolution
Viewing Angle
Matching OEM Design, Selectable On/Off
Parking Grid Lines
IR Filter with Scratch Protection Coating
Anti-Fog Coating
IR Protective Coating
3-Element Lens Construction
IP 67 Rated
Waterproofing
NTSC, Full Color Output
Video System
-20oC - +70oC / -40oC - +85oC
Working Temperature / Storage Temperature
6V-32V
Operating Voltage
0.1 LUX
Minimum Illumination

1-30-2017 -- Rostra Precision Controls has introduced part number 250-8452, a new camera interface for 2016-2017 Ford F-series trucks, Ford Explorer and Ford Edge vehicles equipped with the SYNC3 system and factory-installed 8-inch LCD screens. The interface is now shipping and allows for installation of multiple cameras around the vehicle with the intent of adding increased safety through driver awareness. 

Camera options include rearview, sidebiew/blindspot, forward-facing, cargo and trailer views. Drivers can also connect their mobile phone to the included HDMI input and instantly share their phone's screen to the dashboard of their vehicle. 

Module installation is said to take less than 30 minutes. The connection allows four cameras to the factory screen, in addition to the OEM backup camera. 

8/2/2016 -- Rostra has introduced its latest LED lighting offering in the form of its 260-2070 7-inch LED headlamp replacement.

An ideal solution for upgrading the forward-facing lighting on various classic/hot rod vehicles as well as modernizing motorcycles, Jeeps and heavy-duty trucks, this lamp is in stock and available for immediate shipment. Shipped in a clamshell packaging which can stand upright on its own on a shelf or hang from a peg hook, these lamps can fit well into any showroom.

The product is constructed from a die-cast aluminum housing and rugged, abrasion resistant UV-protected lens. The sealed lamp provides vehicle owners with a simple way of replacing aging halogen assemblies with state of the art LED lighting technology. The built-in three-pin H4 connector allows for easy vehicle retrofitting while 9-volt to 32-volt operation covers a wide range of passenger car and truck, motorcycle and commercial vehicle applications.

Rostra Precision Controls has introduced its new multi-input video mirror with 7.3-inch LCD screen. The mirror, which is now shipping, comes with a three year, 36,000 mile warranty.

It also features 1280 x 390 resolution, anti-glare coated glass to reduce light reflection, built-in touch screen controls for accessing cameras and right and left blindspot camera inputs. The camera inputs can be automatically or manually triggered. There is also a remote control for configuring parking grid lines. 

For more information, visit www.rostra.com.  

9-16-2016 -- Rostra Precision Controls has introduced the GM 8-inch LCD Multi-camera Video Interface. The interface allows for the installation of multiple cameras around the vehicle, providing strong safety through added driver awareness. 

The interface covers a number of popular GM trucks and cars, including the Cheverolet Silverado, Colorado, Camaro, GMC Sierra and Canyon. Camera options include rearview, sideview/blindspot, forward-facing, cargo/trailer and any other camera mounting location chosen. Drivers can also connect their mobile phone to the included HDMI input and instantly share their phone's screen to the dashboard of their vehicle. 

Features include the ability to install in less than 30 minutes, connections of four cameras are allowed to a factory screen in addition to the OEM backup camera and right and left blind spot camera inputs automatically are triggered by the turn signals. 

7-18-2016 -- Rostra has announced the availability of its new wireless monitor and camera solutions for the heavy-duty and fleet markets. The 7-inch monitor is includes a built-in 4-channel multiplexer for displaying video from up to four cameras at once and can even record that video to a microSD card for the ultimate in on-road accountability.

Part numbers and descriptions are below.  These items are in stock and available for immediate shipment:

250-8215-IR - 250-8215 wireless input monitor with one 250-8153 wirelss outputr camera. 250-8215 monitor can accept up to four 250-8153 cameras.

250-8215 - 7" LCD monitor with quad-channel wireless camera input. Includes hinged and dashboard stands, remote control, power harness, and dual paddle antennas.

250-8153 - Wireless hinge-mount CMOS color camera with built-in lens cover, infrared LED array for night vision, microphone for in-cabe audio, and paddle-style wireless antenna

 

National Automotive Styling Centers™ franchise teams with national auto accessory manufacturer

BOCA RATON, Florida –May 10, 2018--Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading auto customization and window tinting franchise, has partnered with Rostra Accessories, a leading manufacturer of aftermarket auto accessories, to expand its product offerings.

“Rostra Accessories is one of the leading manufacturers of cruise controls, backup cameras and parking assistance systems,” said Charles Bonfiglio, CEO of Tint World®. “Not only will this partnership give our stores more product offerings, but Tint World® customers will have access to a wide variety of new safety and convenience products to choose from.”

The largest supplier of cruise controls and automotive accessories in the North American aftermarket, Rostra Accessories produces a variety of specialty aftermarket add-ons for automobiles, including new technologies that integrate cameras into the vehicle to assist with backing up, obstacle detection, parking assistance and dashboard recording. Rostra has recently introduced a complete line of new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 111 (FMVSS 111) compliant cameras that adhere to this new camera requirement effective May 01, 2018.

“This is our first partnership with a multi-chain retail outfit, and we chose Tint World® because of their reputation and reach,” said Pete Kallgren, president of Rostra Accessories. “By partnering with their stores, we can help them expand the products available to consumers, particularly in the realm of cruise controls and other specialty products. A lot of people don’t realize that if your car doesn’t have cruise control, you have the ability to add it with a quick, cost-effective installation. So now if you come to Tint World® to get a new stereo system, window tint, or paint protection, you can also get a cruise control while you’re at it.”

As part of the partnership, Tint World® franchisees will be able to select from Rostra’s wide array of cruise controls, after-market cameras and LED lighting to sell in their stores. Both franchise owners and customers will benefit from the expansion of options available to consumers, specifically with custom and OEM solutions.

“Loren [Mikesell] from Rostra was integral in helping setup this partnership,” Bonfiglio said. “We love working with vendors who understand what we bring to the market and that know they can develop new business opportunities with their products by teaming up with Tint World®.”

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

Rostra, an ISO 9001 and TS 16949 Certified company, in addition to supplying OEM components to some of the world's largest auto and truck component manufacturers, is also North America's single largest supplier of cruise controls and automotive accessories to the North American aftermarket automotive. We are currently pioneering the development and marketing of innovative automotive accessories. Backed by nearly 150 years of experience in precision manufacturing, we have earned our reputation as an ideal partner throughout the automotive industry. For more information, call 800-782-3379 or visitwww.rostra.com.

Founded in 1982, Tint World® has grown to become an award-winning franchised provider of automotive, residential, commercial and marine window tinting and security film services. With Automotive Styling Centers™ in the U.S. and abroad, each franchise location houses approximately 20 profit centers, ranging from in-store accessory installations to off-site sales and installation of residential, commercial and marine window tinting and security films. To find out more, please visit www.tintworld.com and tintworldfranchise.com.

ORLANDO, Fla., February 3, 2020 – VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX), a leading manufacturer and distributor of automotive and consumer technologies for the global markets, today announced the acquisition of Vehicle Safety Holding Corp. (“VSHC” or “Vehicle Safety”) via an asset purchase agreement valued at $16.5 million.

VSHC, through its Vehicle Safety Manufacturing, LLC and Rostra Brands subsidiaries, is a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of safety electronics. Today, the Company’s offering comprises a wide variety of safety-oriented electronics, including turn signal switches, lighting products, obstacle sensing systems, cruise control systems, camera systems, specialized harnessing, and other related components. Vehicle Safety markets and sells its products through a diverse aftermarket distribution network, as well as to some of the world’s largest Original Equipment Manufacturers (“OEM”), Original Equipment Service Distributors (“OES”) and specialty vehicle manufacturers, among other channels.

With over 40 years of history operating in the automotive space, VSHC has built long-standing customer relationships, a strong reputation for its design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities, and a consistent track record of innovation and growth. With this transaction now officially closed, VSHC will immediately become part of VOXX Automotive Corp. and financial results will be incorporated into the Company’s Automotive Electronics segment. On an annualized basis, VSHC is expected to add approximately $28.0 million in net revenue and approximately $3.0 million in Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (“EBITDA”), with further improvements as synergies are realized.

“First and foremost, I’d like to welcome all VSHC employees to the VOXX family and express my excitement over this transaction. The team at VSHC has built a great business throughout the years, with brands that are synonymous with high-quality products and innovation. Both VSM and Rostra Brands have customer relationships that are well-established, diverse product assortments and we believe, opportunities for expansion given the markets they serve and their competitive position,” said Pat Lavelle, President and CEO of VOXX International Corporation.

“As we’ve been communicating with our investors, we have been looking at potential deals that could strengthen our business, add new revenue streams and leverage our strengths. With VSM and Rostra Brands, we found the perfect fit. Not only do we add new solutions in stable and growing markets, we add new distribution channels and customers, and have the ability to leverage our relationships to further advance their business. Our strong balance sheet afforded us this opportunity and we will continue to look for other transactions that will generate growth, add EBITDA and cash flow, and offer our customers a greater product assortment and value-added services. At roughly 5X EBITDA and .6X revenue, we believe this is a compelling acquisition and one that can be further enhanced and lead to greater returns for our shareholders and our customers,” Lavelle added.

Angle Advisors served as the financial advisor to Vehicle Safety Holding Corp. on this transaction. VOXX International Corporation did not have any financial advisor.

VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) has grown into a worldwide leader in Automotive Electronics and Consumer Electronics, with emerging Biometrics technology to capitalize on the increased need for advanced security. Over the past several decades, with a portfolio of over 30 trusted brands, VOXX has built market-leading positions in in-vehicle entertainment, automotive security, reception products, a number of premium audio market segments, and more. VOXX is a global company, with an extensive distribution network that includes power retailers, mass
merchandisers, 12-volt specialists and many of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers. For additional
information, please visit our website at www.voxxintl.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Except for historical information contained herein, statements made in this release constitute forward-looking statements and thus may involve certain risks and uncertainties. All forward-looking statements made in this release are based on currently available information and the Company assumes no responsibility to update any such forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, may cause actual results to differ materially from the results suggested in the forward-looking statements. The factors include, but are not limited to the: risk factors described in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2019 which was filed with the SEC on May 14, 2019, as amended on Form 10-K/A filed on May 30, 2019, and other filings made by the Company from time to time with the SEC. The factors described in such SEC filings include, without limitation: the Company's ability to realize the anticipated results of its business realignment; cybersecurity risks; risks that may result from changes in the Company's business operations; our ability to keep pace with technological advances; significant competition in the automotive electronics, consumer electronics and biometrics businesses; our relationships with key suppliers and customers; quality and consumer acceptance of newly introduced products; market volatility; non-availability of product; excess inventory; price and product competition; new product introductions; foreign currency fluctuations; and restrictive debt covenants.

Company Contact:

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