LONG BEACH, CA (02.07.2020) – KnowledgeFest 2020 is set for Long Beach, CA February 7 – 9. See updates from select vendors below:
Nakamichi Signs on for Knowledgefest Shows
Nakamichi Car Audio has announced it will participate in Knowledgefest and has jumped in with both feet committing to a 10’ x 20” booth at all four shows starting with the Long Beach, CA show later this week.
After successful showings at the recent SEMA and CES in Las Vegas, Nakamichi has stepped up with commitments to show in Long Beach, Indianapolis, Orlando and Dallas.
“Response to the initial re-launch of Nakamichi have been fantastic,” claimed Robin McNeal, National Sales Manager for Nakamichi, “we are looking forward to interfacing with dealers around the country at all the Knowledgefest shows.” Representatives from Sound Sales and Marketing (So Cal) and Cardoza and Company (No Cal) will be on hand in Long Beach to introduce dealers to the Nakamichi line up.
Nakamichi reentered the U.S. market last Summer and has since established its nationwide sales force of independent reps and has began selling dealers from coast to coast. The well known brand is offering dealers a mix of 12V products with a profit minded marketing strategy.
Alpine Electronics to Attend KnowledgeFest in Long Beach
Continuing its Diamond ULTRA Membership investment into 2020, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. will attend the upcoming Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) KnowledgeFest, hosted at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA from Friday, February 7 – Sunday, February 9.
Alpine will be in exhibit #1606 where staff will be on-site to demo Alpine’s new 2020 product line-up. The line-up will include the new PowerStack solution with the KTA-200M Mono Power Amplifier, the Alpine Halo11 11-inch Floating Display, R-A90S 6-Channel Amplifier, PXE-X09 Hi-Resolution Wireless Digital Sound Processor, Halo Pre-Loaded Subwoofer Enclosures, and the X409-WRA-JL 9-inch Display and new Sound Bar Solution Kit for the new 2018 – up Jeep Wrangler and 2020 Jeep Gladiator.
Booth visitors will learn about the new product launches as well as receive expert marketing and sales techniques for promoting the products to potential buyers. Visitors will also see the products in action in Alpine’s new demo vehicle, a 2017 Honda Civic loaded with Alpine’s R-Series products as well as new 2020 products.
The Honda Civic will showcase the OEM integration capabilities of the new PXE-X09 Hi-Resolution Wireless Digital Sound Processor with the factory head unit as well as demonstrate an active 3-way system including the 30MC 3-inch Midrange Component Speakers with R-S65C.2 Component Speakers alongside the new Halo Pre-Loaded R-Series 12-inch dual Subwoofer Enclosures. The system will be powered by the new R-A90S 6-Channel Amplifier and two R-A75M Mono Power Density Amplifiers.
Alpine will host three training sessions during KnowledgeFest that will include a guided open forum for industry and 12Volt Specialist discussion.
Friday, February 7 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Seaside B
On Friday, Alpine will discuss the 2020 Product Line-Up Review, with information and training on the products that will launch from March to the end of the year. The Alpine Brand Specialist team will be on-site to provide demonstrations on select products during the training session.
Saturday, February 8 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in Seaside 1
Saturday’s session will introduce Alpine’s latest marketing initiatives designed to increase foot traffic in stores. Alpine will discuss the next evolution of the Alpine Experience Event, as well as a new program, Alpine Demo+.
Sunday, February 9 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. in Seaside 1
Sunday will include an in-depth training session on the factory and aftermarket integrations of the versatile PXE-X09, Alpine’s new Hi-Resolution Wireless Digital Sound Processor. 12Volt Specialists will receive information on how the processor can help grow business with its multi-channel integration tools as well as training on the PC software’s summing/mixing capabilities and the onboard RTA and signal generator.
For the second year in a row, Alpine will return to KnowledgeFest as the official 2020 Lanyard Sponsor.
Mobile Solutions Exhibits and Trains at KnowledgeFest Long Beach
Mobile Solutions is exhibiting at KnowledgeFest Long Beach in
booth #114 to showcase their range of innovative tools, consumables and installation techniques taught in their sought-after training programs. Bryan Schmitt, president of Mobile Solutions comments “We are extremely excited to attend KnowledgeFest this year in Long Beach and have a lot of new things to share with attendees.”
In addition to the company’s booth on the show floor, Mobile Solutions’ Bryan Schmitt will present two
education session presentations:
– 12-VOLT INDUSTRY TRENDS – STAY IN YOUR LANE – 8:00am on Saturday February 8, 2020
– MODERN COSMETIC INTEGRATION – 11am on Saturday February 8, 2020
The Modern Cosmetic Integration class is co-presented by Tom Miller of Musicar Northwest and Juan “JT” Torres of Automotive Entertainment. These men are both outstanding fabricators and each have been past ME-Mag Installer of the Year recipients. If you have not yet registered for the classes, you can do so at http://kfest.me/
In addition to the education sessions at KnowledgeFest Long Beach, the day before the show opens, Thursday February 6, Mobile Solutions is also presenting a one-day Accelerated Hot Rod Interior Fabrication 2.0 training class. The All-Star lineup of presenters include Bryan Schmitt, JT Torres, Tom Miller, Chris Pate and Gary Bell. The training session is scheduled for 1pm-7pm and is hosted at Automotive Entertainment in Huntington Beach, CA.
Mobile Solutions is also scheduled to exhibit at other upcoming KnowledgeFest events in Indianapolis, Orlando and Dallas.
AAMP Global Brands at KnowledgeFest 2020
AAMP Global is excited to announce its upcoming training events at the 2020 KnowledgeFest event in Long Beach, California. Featuring multiple trainings over multiple days and covering a wide array of product solutions, topics and techniques that will appeal to installers, salespeople and owners alike. Representing power brands Stinger, PAC, Phoenix Gold, and Echomaster, former Installer of the Year and Director of Training, Jeff Smith will be sharing lots of credible knowledge at this year’s KnowledgeFest.
The Stinger and Phoenix Gold training will allow you to experience what can be achieved with the Stinger/Phoenix Gold 1-2 combo! Join Jeff Smith and experience infotainment like never before with Stinger’s most exciting lines including the HEIGH10 – the only Modular 10” Floating Media Display available, the ELEV8 8” Rotatable Multimedia Display, SPXM1 Marine and Powersports digital media receiver that is SwitchHub ready, SPX1000X5 5ch 1000w Powersports/Marine amplifier, Dynamic LED Lighting and more.
Phoenix Gold will also be presenting the new and exciting GX series of audiophile and performance amplifiers, subwoofers and speakers as well as an overview of the space saving MX series with its small footprint amplifiers, low profile woofers and dual concentric speakers. Proving maximizing space doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice sound.
Stinger/Phoenix Gold Dealer training at Long Beach KnowledgeFest
Fri 2/7 3:00 – 4:00 pm Room: Seaside 4B
Let PAC show you simple, time-saving solutions to modern installation challenges in the complex world of automotive technology integration. Learn how RadioPRO Advanced, RadioPRO Integrated Kits, AmpPRO, and ControlPRO will save you installation cost and protect profit margins for all levels of radio replacement and audio integration with solutions that work exactly the way you want and need, the first time. Learn about the soon-to-be-launched HVAC integrated dash kits for Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango and recently introduced kits for Ford and RAM trucks.
PAC Dealer training at Long Beach KnowledgeFest
Sat 2/8 6:00 – 7:00 pm Room: Seaside 5A
Join Echomaster to learn about the latest in automotive safety! The safety brand will feature new AHD cameras and monitors, Third Brake Light cameras (with three viewing angles), PLUS learn about EchoMaster easy to add backup camera solutions – the perfect add-on to any installation.
ECHOMASTER Dealer training at Long Beach KnowledgeFest
Sun 2/9 10:45 – 11:45 am Room: Seaside 3B
Rydeen to Showcase BSS-MI Rear View Mirror And Driver Safety Products
Join Rydeen Mobile at this year’s KnowledgeFest in Long Beach California February 7th through 9Th. Rydeen Mobile Electronics, a cutting-edge electronics designer and manufacturer dedicated exclusively to advanced vehicle driver safety, will showcase its new and unique BSS-MI rearview replacement mirror as well as all of their innovative driver safety products. Unlike other mirrors that can only display the video inputs, the BSS-MI will also display a visual alert which is built into the mirror, replacing the LED indicators commonly found in each blind spot kit. The BSS-MI mirror not only adds safety to your drive but provides style in the same package.
Rydeen will display the BSS-MI and all their cutting-edge driver safety products at KnowledgeFest Long Beach as well as provide technical training in the sales and installation of their driver safety products. Don’t miss out and make an appointment for these trainings today.
CRUX at KnowledgeFest 2020
Crux Interfacing Solutions is pleased to announce its attendance at the 2020 KnowledgeFest Show. The show will be located at Long Beach Convention Center Booth #1813. You don’t want to miss all the new Smartplay/ Android Auto products from CRUX.