Metra Electronics Introduces a New Product Line for Trailer Lights and Installation Accessories at SEMA Show

Holly Hill, FL – October 10, 2019 – Metra Electronics, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive solutions, is introducing Heise High Performance Trailer Lights and Accessories under their existing Heise LED Lighting Systems brand. Aftermarket trailer customization presents a growing opportunity for installers due to the growing number of non-commercial drivers purchasing trailers to haul their ATVs, UTVs, boats and other cargo, in addition to commercial drivers looking to upgrade their fleet vehicles. Metra is meeting this demand with a new product line tha includes products ranging from universal trailer LED marker lights, clearance lights and lightbar brackets to work lights, lighting connection accessories and more. iBEAM commercial-grade safety products designed for large vehicles are also available in this lineup and new hardware from The Install Bay offers a convenient “one-stop-shop” for installation professionals to order everything they need from one place. New products will be on display with Metra Electronics at the 2019 SEMA Show and in a new trailer catalog, available at MetraOnline.com on the opening day of the show.

Heise Rear Trailer LEDs Lights
To illuminate the rear of the trailer, Heise has 6-inch oval trailer lights with 14 LEDs, with and without rubber grommets that are sonically sealed and weather resistant. The 6-inch oval trailer lights with the rubber grommets are available in red (HE-TR6001), amber (HE-TR6002) or white (HE-TR6003) LED colors respectively for vehicle braking/turning/taillight, turning or backup functions. The 6-inch oval trailer lights without the rubber grommets also come in red (HE-TR6005), amber (HE-TR6006) or white (HE-TR6007) LED colors respectively for vehicle braking/turning/taillight, turning or backup functions. For oval trailer lights that include LED stop/turn/taillight and backup lights, Heise offers the HE-TR6004. This 6-inch oval backup light, without grommets, has 10 red LEDs for the stop/turn/taillight functions that surround 4 white backup light LEDs and are sonically sealed and weather resistant.

To add more options for the rear of the trailer, Heise offers 4-inch round trailer lights with 14 LEDs with and without rubber grommets that are sonically sealed and weather resistant. These 4-inch round trailer lights with the rubber grommets are available in red (HE-TR4001), amber (HE-TR4002) or white (HE-TR4003) LED colors respectively for vehicle braking/turning/taillight, turning or backup functions. The 4-inch round trailer lights without the rubber grommets also come in red (HE-TR4005), amber (HE-TR4006) or white (HE-TR4007) LED colors. For round trailer lights that include LED stop/turn/tail and backup lights, Heise offers the HE-TR4004. This 4-inch round backup light, without grommets, has 10 red LEDs for the stop/turn/taillight functions that surround 4 white backup light LEDs and are sonically sealed and weather resistant.

For more visible braking, turning and backup lights, Heise’s new HE-TR1501 thinline light LED bar is only 1-inch tall but features 13 bright LEDs. With 10 red LEDs for the stop/turn and taillight functions that surround 3 white backup light LEDs, this lightbar cannot be missed on the road.

Heise Marker Lights
Heise’s new rectangle marker lights with reflectors function as both a clearance light and a side marker light when properly mounted. In red (HE-TRRF01) and amber (HE-TRRF02), these lights have the 2 LEDs and reflectors combined in one.

Heise’s marker clearance lights also come in 2.5-inch round marker lights with 9 LEDs, with and without rubber grommets. The 2.5-inch round marker lights with the rubber grommets are available in red (HE-TR2501), amber (HE-TR2502) or white (HE-TR2503) LED colors. The 2.5-inch round marker lights without rubber grommets are also available in red (HE-TR2504), amber (HE-TR2505) or white (HE-TR2506) LED colors.

In addition to the 2.5-inch round marker clearance lights, they also come in 2-inch and .75-inch sizes. The 2-inch round marker clearance lights are available with 6 LEDs in red (HE-TR2001), amber (HE-TR2002) or white (HE-TR2003) LED colors. The .75-inch round marker clearance lights come with 3 LEDs in red (HE-TR7501), amber (HE-TR7502) or white (HE-TR7503) LED colors.

Heise Work Lights
Heise’s existing lineup of work lights are idea for trailers and commercial heavy equipment vehicles. They come in black die-cast aluminum housing in 4.75-inch diagonal, 3.625 by 2-inch and 3.625 by 1.75-inch sizes. Each working light is rated IP67 with stainless 316 hardware and integrated-epoxy encapsulated electronics.

Vehicle Safety and Connection Accessories from iBEAM

Reducing blindspots in large trailers or commercial vehicles is a growing priority for drivers. iBEAM has several commercial wireless monitors and cameras designed for larger vehicles where running
wires isn’t possible or easy. iBEAM also has several heavy-duty cameras with night vision designed specifically for larger commercial vehicles. These existing solutions are included in the new trailer line and new camera connection accessories will be introduced at SEMA.

To allow drivers to quickly power, connect and disconnect the cameras when hooking or unhooking from trailers and other electrical devices, Metra is featuring a new quick disconnect cable and pair of brackets from iBEAM. The new TE-TCEX-1 is a quick disconnect cable with water-resistant seals that has 32 feet of cable to run through the truck to the monitor with a maximum of 10 additional feet of extendable coil at the hitch. The new TE-TRBRKT is a pair of trailer quick disconnect brackets. They are made of heavy-duty metal and have an open slot on the mounting bracket for the disconnects that makes running the cable much easier. These products work together to make connecting and disconnecting the camera from the trailer easier and safer for everyone involved.

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Trailer Wiring and Installation Accessories from The Install Bay
New trailer wiring will include a variety of options for installers to provide everything needed for integrating electrical aftermarket parts. New products include, all copper hook-up wire, trailer connectors (with copper internals), all copper trailer wiring plugs (for basic hook-up of the 3 lighting functions), all copper trailer harness (for custom harness applications), all copper trailer wire (for RVs, boats and utility trailers), copper and all copper jacketed primary wire (for auto/truck/construction and light marine), and finally bulk trailer wire colors (for electrical usage in fleet vehicles).

Additional accessories range from connectors, terminals, cables and tubing, to hardware kits and tools. Two featured must-need accessories are the Brake Light Flasher (IBBLF) for use with non-LED third brake lights and the Strobe Flash Controller (IBLEDBLF) for use with LED third brake lights to flash the third brake light for extra visibility. With a wide range of installation accessories from Metra’s 12volt brands, Metra’s new line of trailer accessories is a one-stop-shop for lighting, safety and aftermarket installation projects. Metra Electronics will showcase these new products at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas from November 5th – 8th at booth 37017 in the South Hall Upper Level with their off-road, truck and powersports products. They will also be at Metra’s main booth 11639 in the North Hall.

Petra Raises $120,000 at 21st Annual Hope In One Charity Golf Tournament for Deserving Organizations

EDMOND, Okla. — Petra Industries, the consumer technology authority and wholesale electronics distributor, celebrated their 21st annual Petra Hope In One Charity Golf Tournament held on October 3 at the Oak Tree Country Club in Edmond, OK. This year’s event raised $120,000 for the two chosen charity organizations, Whiz Kids of Oklahoma and Mercy Multiplied.

Hope In One has seen exponential growth in the two decades since its inception. Cumulatively, Hope In One has raised more than $1 million, with $240,000 being raised in only the last two years. 

More than 140 people participated in this year’s tournament. The event began the evening of Wednesday, October 2, with a vendor reception and the annual Texas Hold‘em Tournament at Topgolf in Oklahoma City. The following day, golfers hit the links at the prestigious Oak Tree Country Club—an awards luncheon followed as Petra Industries presented the funds raised to both Mercy Multiplied and Whiz Kids of Oklahoma. Events concluded Thursday evening with a come-and-go mixer at Ranch Steakhouse.

“Each year Hope In One is more impactful and impressive than the last,” said Petra President Tate Morgan. “I’d like to thank our vendor partners for their generous support of both this year’s tournament and of Petra throughout the year. Giving back to the community is the cornerstone of any successful business, and I’m thankful for the dedication of our vendor partners who help make that happen.” This year’s recipients of proceeds raised by Hope In One were Wiz Kids of Oklahoma and Mercy Multiplied. Each of these organizations are dedicated to helping young people in need, and each charity received $60,000 for their cause. “Every year, we’re excited to see how Hope In One continues to impact our community, and beyond. Through Hope In One we are able to come together to serve a higher purpose, and it continues to thrill and humble me that we’ve seen another successful year that will impact the lives of those today and for generations to come,” said Petra Founder and CEO Bill Stewart.

Whiz Kids of Oklahoma is a non-profit that inspires schools, churches and community partners who feel called to support our city’s most vulnerable and empowers them to be difference-makers in the lives of children at-risk for school failure. 

Mercy Multiplied is an international nonprofit Christian organization that helps young women break free from life-controlling issues and situations. They aim to help young women escape destructive cycles and discover purpose for their lives. 

“We could not do what we do without the selfless support of people like you all in this room. You all are our Mercy family,” said Lauren Hobar, Director of Fundraising for Mercy Multiplied. “You guys are truly making a way for more young women to find freedom.”

Petra would like to extend a special thank you to the JASCO Giving Hope Foundation for their continued support of the Hope In One Charity Golf Tournament.

In addition, Petra would like to thank you their many generous sponsors for the event, including 3Plus®, AAMP, AfterShokz®, ALC®, Allsop™, APC®, AT&T®, Atrend®, Audio-Technica®, BIC America, BLACK+DECKER™, BOK Financial®, Bonni Hamje Company, Clarity®, Comelit®, Conair®, Consumer Cellular®, Crown, CyberPower®, Elite Brands, Equity Brands, ESI, ERP®, FedEx, Garmin®, Lickety Split®, GPX®, Hangman®, Higginbotham Insurance, HoMedics®, Hose Assemblies, Hotan, IC Intracom, iWalk®, Johnson Outdoors, Juvo® Products, JVC®, Market Solutions, Maxell®, Maxxsonics®, Metra®, Metra Home Theater Group, Midland®, Mohu®, Motorola®, Norazza, Nortek Security and Control, NSTE (Smartlabs), OmniMount®, Omron®, Optoma, Oro, Inc., Panasonic®, Paycom®, Pioneer®, Power Acoustik®, PRIME®, RK Black, Royal®, Sennheiser®, SiriusXM®, Skullcandy®, SkyBell®, Spectra, STANLEY®, Starfrit®, SureCall®, Switchmate®, TracFone®, Tram Browning, Uniden®, US BANK, Verbatim®, Voxx, VTech®, Whistler®, Wilson Electronics, and XPOWER.

dBDRA Sponsors Competitor Awards at Car Audio Championship

AUSTIN, TX (10.08.2019) – The dBDRA would like to thank Incriminator Audio, Orion Car Audio and Sundown Audio for sponsoring competitor awards at for the 2019 North American dB Drag Racing Association Championship.

Incriminator Audio will be the exclusive ring sponsor for the 2019 dBDRA North American championship rings for the 5th year in a row! First Place winners at the event will receive custom personalized championship rings along with their 1st place trophy. The dedication and commitment that Incriminator Audio puts forth with the competitors is awesome! A huge thanks to the crew at Incriminator Audio.

Orion Car Audio is the exclusive trophy sponsor for the 2019 dBDRA North American Championship. The competitors in Louisville, KY and Sacramento, CA will go head to head to compete for the championship. Trophies will be awarded for 1st-4th place in 24 classes of competition including: dB Drag Racing, Bass Race, Top Dog, Psychlone and Bagger Beatz. In addition to the FINALS event, there will be an open entry 2020 Season Kick Off 3x event at each location. (independent of championship). Trophies will be awarded for 1st-3rd place in all classes. Huge shout out to Orion for acquiring the trophy sponsorship this year.

Sundown Audio will be the dBDRA 2019 Points Champion Sponsor. Each year the dBDRA awards a points champion award to the competitor that accrues the most points in each format of competition during the 2019 season. These competitors spend countless weekends in the lanes and this award is in appreciation of their efforts throughout the season. The 2019 awards will be presented for Eastern Region, Western Region and Canada. Thanks to Sundown Audio for their continued support of the competitors and all the teams out there!

On behalf of the dB Drag Racing Association and our members, the dBDRA would like to sincerely thank Incriminator Audio, Orion Car Audio and Sundown Audio for supporting the competitors!

The dBDRA would also like to extend thanks to all of the companies supporting the Car Audio Championship.

Show sponsors include: Pioneer Electronics, Sundown Audio, B2 Audio, Ampere Audio, Resilient Sounds, Lord of Bass, SoundQubed, Deaf Bonce, SounDigital, Limitless Lithium and Harley Davidson of Dothan. T-shirt sponsors include: XS Power, JL Audio, Tru Technology, Hybrid Audio Technologies, Crossfire, Avatar, Ohio Generator, Directronix, DC Audio, Slamology, 12 Volt News, Team Flop Box, Team Aint Loud, Team Imperial and TN Bass Racers.

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Sony Car Audio Provides Dealer Boot Camp for Top Retailers

TEMPE, AZ (10.08.2019) – Sony has announced its 2019 Dealer Boot Camp for 25 retailers in North America that have made a significant effort in sales and through long-term support of the brand. This all-expenses-paid trip is designed to reward these retailers with valuable training and insight to help them grow their business.

The training will take place October 21st and 22nd at the world-renowned Mobile Solutions training facility in Tempe, AZ and will feature Bryan Schmitt training them over a two-day period on numerous fabrication and technical installation techniques. Sony’s National Trainer Kris Bulla will train on new products and technology and advise on several installation techniques involving Sony products.

“Sony has long been focused on the independent specialist retailer, and this is a way for our team to give back to the specialists that truly support Sony and our efforts,” said Anthony Tozzi, Distribution Sales Manager. “Bryan’s classes are events that most in the industry would dream of attending, and this is a great way to give something back to them that will not only be an exciting time, but also something that will give them knowledge and skill that can be used immediately in their stores.”

Reach out to Anthony Tozzi at Anthony.Tozzi@actionlink.com for more information about Sony, or Bryan Schmitt at BryanS@mobilesolutions-usa.com to find out more about available trainings and products at Mobile Solutions.

Power Acoustik Now Shipping New Razor Series DSP Amplifiers

MONTEBELLO, CA (10.08.2019) – Power Acoustik is now shipping its new Razor series DSP Amplifiers. A 4 channel RZ4-2000DSPB and 5 channel RZ5-2000DSPB amplifiers with Built-In Bluetooth Module for DSP control via smartphone app (Android & iPhone).

“The ability to customize your sound system to the individual environment of your vehicle has been a highly technical and complex affair when using programmable DSP solutions in the past,” said Paul Goldberg, vice-president, sales & marketing for Epsilon Electronics Inc. “ Our new Razor series DSP amplifiers eliminate the complexity by utilizing a built-in Bluetooth module in conjunction with an easy to use smartphone app to accomplish the customization of the listening experience.”

Power Acoustik RZ4-2000DSPB

For those who want the most out of their car audio system, this 4 Channel DSP amplifier is unique with its compatible control from traditional PC ports and the Built-In Bluetooth module. Allowing for complete control from your smartphone app, available on both Android and iPhone devices.

MSRP. $194.99

Digital Signal Processing Options:

Integrated 100dB Dynamic Range, -80dB THD+N ADC
Integrated 104dB Dynamic Range, -90dB THD+N DAC
User-Friendly Sigma Studio™ User Interface w/ Response Display
30V MAX 4-ch High Level & 4V MAX RCA Input Voltage
2ch. RCA output for Subwoofer Amplifier Integration
Optional High-Level Input from Hands-Free Bluetooth Module
Optional Independent Input or Channel Mixing/Summing
Up to -60dB Independent Channel Level Cut
Up to 20ms Independent Channel Delay, 0.05ms Increments
Independent Channel 00/1800 Phase Control
Independent Channel High, Low or Bandpass Crossover
Independent Channel 6dB-48dB/Octave Crossover Slope
Variable Frequency Crossover Setting, 20Hz-20kHz
10-Band Graphic Equalizer for Each Channel

Power Acoustik RZ5-2000DSPB

For those who want the most out of their car audio system, this 5 Channel DSP amplifier is unique with its compatible control from traditional PC ports and the Built-In Bluetooth module. Allowing for complete control from your smartphone app, available on both Android and iPhone devices.

MSRP. $234.99

Digital Signal Processing Options:

Integrated 100dB Dynamic Range, -80dB THD+N ADC
Integrated 104dB Dynamic Range, -90dB THD+N DAC
User-Friendly SigmaStudio™ User Interface w/ Response Display
30V MAX 4-ch High Level & 4V MAX RCA Input Voltage
2ch. RCA output for Subwoofer Amplifier Integration
Optional High-Level Input from Hands-Free Bluetooth Module
Optional Independent Input or Channel Mixing/Summing
Up to -60dB Independent Channel Level Cut
Up to 20ms Independent Channel Delay, 0.05ms Increments
Independent Channel 00/1800 Phase Control
Independent Channel High, Low or Bandpass Crossover
Independent Channel 6dB-48dB/Octave Crossover Slope
Variable Frequency Crossover Setting, 20Hz-20kHz
10-Band Graphic Equalizer for Each Channel
20dB Boost/Cut for Each Band
Variable Independent Band Q Adjustment, 0.4-9.6
Independent Subwoofer Control
Bass Knob Included

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Memphis Audio Dealer Council Meeting and Celebration

MEMPHIS, TN (10.07.2019) – Memphis Audio played host to four of the premier dealers in the nation at the 2019 Memphis Audio Dealer Council meeting in Memphis Tennessee. The invitees were Audio Unlimited – Mobile, AL, Audio One – Virginia Beach, VA, Horizon Audio – Canton, OH, and Elite Audio Spartanburg, SC. These lucky winners qualified by winning the Memphis 2nd half golden ticket scratcher contest.

The winners were treated to an exclusive dinner at the third-generation owner of Memphis Audio, Arthur Fulmer’s home. The group had an opportunity to let loose, talk business and have a little fun with the Memphis team and enjoy Memphis’s world-famous BBQ. “Welcoming dealers into my home is something I’ve wanted to do for years. These are the people who keep our industry going and I couldn’t have been happier to host such a wonderful group of business owners and get to know them on a more personal level and how we as a manufacturer can help them succeed,” said Fulmer.

Left to Right: Tom Smith – Audio Unlimited, Nate McConohay – Horizon Audio, Joe Zelano – Elite Audio, Aaron Joseph- Horizon Audio, Jim Aiken & Dave Curtis – Audio one, Arthur Fulmer – Owner of Memphis Audio, Nick Lomonaco – President of Memphis Audio, Ellis Mathis – Regional Sales Manager Memphis Audio

The next day the group was welcomed at the corporate headquarters in downtown Memphis where they all had an opportunity to learn the inner workings of Memphis Audio. Nick LoMonaco, president of Memphis Audio lead the discussion which touched on a number of topics ranging from internet MAP pricing enforcement, product development, marketing support and more. LoMonaco took questions and feedback from the group. The real fun began when the council was provided with a confidential sneak peek at some of the amazing new products scheduled to be exhibited live at SEMA 2019 along with several projects currently in development.

“Having the opportunity to sit down with these guys and pick their brains about our industry provided us all with a wealth of insight and information. They are all so passionate about our business and the products that Memphis develops. They didn’t pull any punches and told us what they need for success in this industry, it was one of most productive Q&A sessions I’ve ever been a part of,” Said Nick LoMonaco.

After talking shop had commenced the crew let loose a little a Sun Studios for a tour of some of the history behind the amazing music scene and culture that is ingrained in the city of Memphis. After the history lesson the group was treated to dinner, drinks, and more drinks until it was time to head back to their home towns.

“This contest was designed to give us the opportunity to get to know some of our most crucial business partners on a more personal level along with receiving feedback about how we can position Memphis Audio for success in the future. I feel like we really did achieve everything we set out to do and more. I’m confident that myself and the rest of the Memphis team is walking away from this event with a great deal of knowledge along with a great group of new friends who we are also proud Memphis dealers,” said LoMonaco.

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BOSS Audio Brings New Look and New Products to the 2019 SEMA Show

OXNARD, CA (10.07.2019) – BOSS Audio Systems will feature a host of new and recently launched car/truck, marine, powersports, and motorcycle products during the 2019 SEMA Show, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Nov. 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth N11769.

“Boss Audio recently announced that we are taking the brand in new and exciting directions with a modern look while redefining great value, great performance, and what a great customer experience should be in today’s marketplace,” said Doug Kern, BOSS Audio Systems VP of Sales. “For more than 30 years, we have been a leader in the car and truck audio market category. And now with the immense popularity of the marine and powersports categories now represented at the annual SEMA SHOW and with their significant short and long term potential, we are designing even more quality market-specific products that more people can enjoy at great price points alongside our increased options for the car and truck categories. SEMA 2019 is the ideal venue to present the new BOSS Audio for all of these categories.”

Sam Rabbani, CEO and founder of BOSS Audio Systems, explained, “We’ve taken the initiative to modernize our branding and product offerings across multiple markets while at the same time strengthening our already market-leading approach to customer service. We are focusing on ‘Plug and Play’ and easier DIY installable products with added features, all at usually half the price points of our competitors that offer products with the same feature sets.”

From amplifiers, speakers, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto head units, to marine head units, subs, and speakers, to powersports and motorcycle speakers and accessories, BOSS Audio will be showing its most recent and acclaimed lines in Las Vegas. “During the past few months we have launched new and exciting products that have already garnered great reviews and been part of featured nationally-featured installations, and we can’t wait to present them at SEMA 2019,” added Kern.

Visit www.bossaudio.com for more.