CMA LIVE EP7 Spotlighted The Rapidly Changing In-Vehicle Head Unit Technology

TORONTO, CA (11.20.2020) – The Wednesday night, November 18th, episode of CMA LIVE was presented by SiriusXM. The EP7 host Ben Woo welcomed top head unit brands represented by their respective National Product Training Managers from across the industry. The elite panel included Kris Bulla from Sony, Chris Teguh with Alpine, Seth Halstead representing JVC Mobile and Kenwood plus Canada’s own Robert Mony present to showcase the Pioneer brand.

Host Ben Woo pictured as EP7 opened with SiriusXM’s Paul Trueman (R) at his North Carolina home office.
Alpine’s Chris Teguh, top right, responds to a question from host Ben Woo as Jeff Bates-Lockdown Security listens intently.

“What an amazing panel we had assembled last night. Informative and technical with only the most professional information delivered by true professionals. The future of the head unit category looks bright,” stated CMA LIVE Host Ben Woo.

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Seth Halstead (R) responding with information on JVC’s latest in-vehicle technology to host Ben Woo.

This particular episode was anchored by SiriusXM Sales Director Paul Truman as well as CMA resident tech guru, Jeff Bates of Lockdown Security- Markham Ontario who provided important insight from the dealer/installer perspective.

Kris Bulla (R), representing Sony on the panel, covered the brand’s products and strategy from his Nashville TN home office.

The EP7 presentation on Facebook spanned nearly 2 very informative hours. During that time host Woo orchestrated a spot-on dialog that provided the presenter of each brand the opportunity to inform listeners how their products will enhance the time consumers spend on the road. Connectivity is key with consumers today. New head unit technology amplifies in-vehicle music, along with connectivity, safety and convenience for consumers.

Robert Mony-top right, Pioneer National Product Trainer for Canada, highlighted the brand’s latest technology and product plans for 2021. Jeff Bates, Lockdown Security listens intently to the latest info on Pioneer.

Along with new head unit technology consumers are looking for larger screens in the dash of their vehicles. Each presenter addressed their brand’s plan to bring larger screens and the latest head unit technology to the marketplace.

Seth Halstead covered Kenwood’s driver assistance and vehicle safety products that are included in the company’s head unit technology product offerings.

“Our mission is to inform and educate our audience on how these brands are focused on future technology that will not only entertain but make daily life more seamless through connectivity in our vehicles,” said CMA CEO, Frank Spezzano.

Paul Trueman highlighted the SiriusXM SXV300 Tuner and the marketing opportunities available for proactive 12volt retailers to enhance their customer’s in-vehicle entertainment options across all head unit brands.

Stay tuned as the next episode of CMA LIVE “The OEM Integration Episode,” which airs on December 2 at 8pm ET will feature brands such as Automotive Data Solutions, Wavtech, PAC, Metra and NAV-TV on hand to dissect all things OEM Integration related.

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