SiriusXM’s UMF Radio to Showcase Ultra Music Festival Experience

NEW YORK, NY (03.20.2020) – SiriusXM today announced the broadcast of SiriusXM’s Ultra Virtual Audio Festival on UMF Radio starting on Friday, March 20. 

SiriusXM’s Ultra Virtual Audio Festival will feature exclusive live DJ sets from artists who were originally scheduled to perform at Ultra Music Festival, including Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Above & Beyond, Major Lazer, Lost Frequencies, Oliver Heldens, Nicky Romero, and more.

SiriusXM’s UMF Radio channel will launch on Friday, March 20 at 5:00 pm ET and will air through Monday, March 23 on channel 52, on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.

The limited-run channel will also highlight past live DJ sets from previous Ultra Music Festival performances that have aired live on SiriusXM.  Past sets from DJs, including Kygo, The Chainsmokers, Marshmello with special guest Roddy Ricch,  Zedd, and Carl Cox, will broadcast throughout the weekend. 

“With the postponement of beloved events, necessary changes in people’s everyday life, and need for social distancing, we know our listeners are seeking a sense of community more than ever,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM. “To encourage that, we are pleased to be working with Ultra Music Festival to provide our listeners with this virtual audio festival featuring the diverse lineup of artists the UMF delivers year after year, as well as exclusive, fresh, new sets from some of the biggest names in dance music.”

For the past 15 years, SiriusXM has broadcasted live from Ultra Music Festival, the world famous outdoor electronic dance music festival, headlined by some of the most important names in dance music in Miami, FL. 

UMF Radio is also a weekly show on SiriusXM’s Diplo’s Revolution channel. The two-hour weekly show features a mix of the genre’s most prominent and up-and-coming artists. UMF Radio airs Saturdays from 6:00—8:00 pm ET. 

Ultra Music Festival ticket holders will receive an email offering access to SiriusXM’s UMF Radio and its other programming.  New customers can take advantage of a trial subscription offer to listen to SiriusXM’s UMF Radio.  For Offer Details and to sign up go to https://www.siriusxm.com/VirtualUltra.

SiriusXM subscribers can listen to UMF Radio (ch. 52) and other channels on SiriusXM radios, and those with streaming access can listen online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app and at home on a wide variety of connected devices, including smart TVs, devices with Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. Go to www.SiriusXM.com/streaming to learn more.

BOSS Audio Single-DIN BV7265B Video Media Receiver Now Shipping

OXNARD, CA (03.20.2020) – BOSS Audio Systems is proud to announce its new Mech-less multimedia player is now available. The BV7265B retails for only $69.99.

“The single-DIN, 3.2-inch screen BV7265B not only supports Bluetooth and is compatible with smartphones and MP3 players, but plays video media as well, and all at an affordable price,” explained Doug Kern, BOSS Audio VP of Sales & Marketing. “Safety first. You can view your rear camera feed, make and receive calls, and play and control music and apps such as Spotify/Pandora wirelessly and hands-free. The BV7265B is just the latest in our line of high quality, multi-function yet reasonably priced products across all categories in 2020.”

Additional features and specifications include:
• 80 Watts x 4 Max Power
• Balance/Fader/Bass/Treble & Preset built-in EQ
• Plays Bluetooth/USB/SD, MP4/MP3, WMA, FM/AM, Digital Media from Smart Phones (no CD or DVD Player)
• USB, SD, Aux, Rear Camera inputs
• Video, front & rear pre-amp outputs
• Wireless remote

Visit www.bossaudio.com for more.

MECA Suspends Events Until May

GOODLETTESVILLE, TN (03.19.2020) – MECA Commish Steve Stern related “With venues closing and the government advisories directing no public gatherings of more than 10 people, we are suspending MECA events until May. Depending on many variables, we would like to resume our event schedule in May, but that may not be possible.

Steve Stern offered “We had a great start on the competition season and now this is a real punch in the gut for everyone!”

There may be a small SQL event or 2 during this time, and we are working on that. Events are being removed from the calendar as soon as we have confirmation. Most events will be rescheduled, although we may lose some for 2020, and hope to be back in full force in 2021.

No doubt, this will impact our members’ points accumulation We will work to make sure that all members who want to compete at Finals are able to do so, given that we are able to present the 2020 Finals events. Ironically, we were ready to announce the Finals dates and location this week, but now the venue is having issues that will effect our plans. The united orgs, MECA and IASCA and dB Drag Racing, intend to present a 2020 unified Finals. More info on that as we can confirm it.

The mobile electronics industry and MECA were off to a great start for 2020, with engaged customers and sales that indicated an exciting year. MECA will continue to promote our club and sponsors during this intermission. Knowing the safety concerns, our goal is to have contests as soon as possible. The main thing is that our club is working to provide safe and worthwhile events and will continue when “the coast is clear.”

Visit mecacaraudio.com for more.

Join Audio Control for a Live Mobile Audio Webinar, Thursday 19th

SEATTLE, WA (03.19.2020) – Audio Control is set to host a ‘live’ Mobile Audio product overview and training webinar Thursday, March 19th, at 11AM PST. Chris Bennett, Director of Mobile Audio, and Matt Palumbo-National Trainer will conduct the session direct from Audio Control’s World HQ in Seattle, WA.

What’s new at AudioControl? Join us this Thursday and find out!

Join AudioControl’s national trainer, Matthew Palumbo & director of mobile audio, Chris Bennett for a live product overview & training direct from AC HQ.

Click HERE to tune in using Zoom.
Click HERE to tune in using Google.
Click HERE to tune in via Facebook.

Dealers, manufacturer representatives, distributors and enthusiasts who attend the webinar may get a better feel for the unique lineup of solution-based products that Audio Control delivers to the 12volt marketplace.

The Audio Control webinar is an opportunity for attendees to learn during the unprecedented Coronavirus global event.

Audio Control remains open and fully operational with normal business hours. Social distancing and work from home policies are in place companywide.

Visit audiocontrol.com for more.

New Brandmotion.com Delivers on Education and Information

SOUTHFIELD, MI (03.19.2020) – Brandmotion is now making it easier for you to find all of the information you need regarding retrofit vehicle safety solutions from Brandmotion. With the launch of their new website, brandmotion.com, they have created an expansive information resource that guides visitors from product education to installation locations.

The new and improved website is more contemporary in its design, as well as more efficient, resulting in a more intuitive and stress-free user experience. The new website has integrated the ability to search by greater vehicle detail, so you can find exactly what will work best for your particular vehicle. The new dealer locator helps customers quickly find a physical retailer and local installation partners in their area, and updated product listings help consumers quickly “Buy Now” through a preferred online merchant. Focused on education and information, the site offers visitors detailed features, compatibility, installation instructions and educational materials through a new Blog called “The Safety Journey”. A responsive design approach makes the new website accessible by mobile device for access to the site no matter where they might be.

“The idea behind the new website is to give users an easy and efficient way to get to the information, product or service they are looking for,” says Brandmotion CEO, Jeff Varick. “The design of the new site is sleeker and more condensed so the user isn’t being bombarded with tabs and images. We are confident this will provide a user experience that exceeds all expectations.”

The new website also pays special attention to the Fleet and Towing customer segments, two areas the company is highly focused to grow in the near future. “We are broadening our reach in order to provide everyone we can with the best in automotive safety technology and services,” stated Varick.

Finally, Brandmotion.com is now home to Brandmotion Solutions, the company’s Connected Vehicle Services business. Brandmotion Solutions is the recognized leader in retrofitting Connected Vehicle Technology to those seeking to test advanced safety technologies. By helping Smart Cities, OEM’s and Fleets, Brandmotion is able to architect, design, build and install emerging safety technology solutions into full-scale demonstrations. Helping others develop and test advanced safety technology is the next step in creating a safer and more advanced automotive industry.

Visit brandmotion.com for more.

Sound Sensations, Coronavirus and You

MARIETTA, GA (03.18.2020) – Sound Sensations is a very proactive 12volt retailer of long standing in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta GA. On Monday morning, March 16th, this reassuring email concerning the Coronavirus National Emergency was sent to their database.

Dawn and Evan (R) clean and sanitize surfaces in the Sound Sensations showroom on Tuesday morning, March 17th.

The very sincere message in the email is an excellent example of a dealer connecting with the company’s customers, customers and followers:

“Sound Sensations has been monitoring the impact that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on a global level, throughout the United States, and here at home. Please know that we place the highest emphasis on the safety of our employees, families, clients, and everyone with whom we do business. We are taking measures out of an abundance of caution, and every action we take will be done with these priorities in mind.
At this time, our facility is open and fully staffed to help you with your needs.”

Additional Precautions to Support Our Employees

Marc Vickers, Sound Sensations owner stated “Throughout the day our staff is working to wipe down surfaces with disinfectants including countertops, credit card terminals and radio screens on displays.”

“Out of an abundance of caution we have enacted precautionary measures throughout our organization to help safeguard the well-being of our employees, clients and the communities we serve. This includes allowing employees to work remotely when necessary, requiring employees to stay home if they are feeling ill, and providing guidance on hygiene and business-related travel based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).”

“We appreciate your business and are ready to help you during this unprecedented time.”

Visit soundsensationsauto.com for more.

New VAIS Technology Distributor Announcement

ENGLEWOOD, CO (03.18.2020) – VAIS Technology, Englewood Colorado announces the additional of SSR Distributor as a new distributor partner in Texas for VAIS Technology.

VAIS Technology EVP, Dennis Hopper states “VAIS Technology continues to expand its distributor partnerships and is happy to have SSR Distributor on board. Their expertise with sales, service, and support for dealers is top notch.”

VAIS Technologies manufactures a premiere satellite radio integrated adaptor that allows the addition of a SXV300 SiriusXM tuner that works seamlessly with the factory radio, without unsightly cables and wires. It also uses all the factory functions of the steering wheel and LCD screens in any of those vehicles.

 VAIS Technology has applications for Alfa Romeo, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Fiat, Ford, GM, Honda, Harley Davidson, Hyundai, Jaguar, Lexus, Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes, Porsche, Nissan, Scion, Subaru and Toyota vehicles that don’t come from the factory with satellite radio tuners. Recently they released a single unit (GSR-UV01) that can be software flashed to almost all applications on their app guide.

Visit www.vaistech.com for more.

JVC In-Car Air Purification System Debuted at CES 2020

LONG BEACH, CA (03.17.2020) – The new JVC Mobile KS-GA100 (MAP $89.95) and the KS-GA10F (MAP $19.95) will now allow users the option of in-car air purification right from their vehicle’s cupholder.

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Debuting from JVC Mobile Entertainment’s offerings at CES2020 was the KS-GA100, an in-car air purification system. The class leading KS-GA100 sports a compact design that will fit easily into a cup holder, helping to remove smoke smells and other odors. Its unique design allows the KS-GA10F (replacement HEPA filter, included with the KS-GA100 and available separately) to remove allergens and germs, as well as keep a vehicle’s interior smelling fresh and clean. There’s no longer a need to hang stinky trees from your mirror!

With a diameter of 2.8” and a height of 4.6” the new KS-GA100 rests easily tucked away in the cupholder. It comes with a 2-way power supply giving the option of the traditional 12 Volt socket, or a USB powered option as well. The KS-GA100 also offers a 3-layer purification system which allows it to quickly purify up to 350 cubic feet of air in just 5 minutes. The KS-GA100 is available in select channels only.

Ricky Gibson, N&H Electronics, holds a new  JVC Mobile KS-GA100 in the warehouse in Hattiesburg, MS.

For more information on JVC Mobile Entertainment, visit us.jvc.com/car.

New BOSS Audio BCAMW80 Dash Cam Now Available

OXNARD, CA (03.17.2020) – BOSS Audio Systems is proud to announce its new BCAMW80 dash camera is now shipping. Now available online and at bossaudio.com as well as nationwide retail outlets, the WiFi-enabled BCAMW80 has an MSRP of $129.99.

“As more and more consumers want to be able to record while driving for a variety of reasons, BOSS Audio has answered the call by offering the cost-efficient BCAMW80 dash camera to fit each and every driver’s needs,” said Doug Kern, BOSS Audio Systems VP of Sales. “Our WiFi-enabled BCAMW80 allows the user to view and stream live video and manage files easily through a smartphone app, as well as download, delete, and playback recorded files. It also includes GPS software so that you can track your route, location and speed, an expandable increased memory option (up to 128GB), and emergency event recording.”

In addition, the BCAMW80 includes two cameras…one for an outside view and one for an inside cabin view. The latter can be utilized for any number of reasons, such as so consumers can use this added interior recording feature to shoot family road trips while Internet influencers can use this for driving and talking.

The BCAMW80 also includes:
• 2-inch display
• 150 degree wide-angle lens
• dual 1080P Full HD recording
• front, inside and rear camera recording
• Sony Exmor IMX323 captures Full-HD 1080P
• uses a supercapacitor that can withstand extreme temperatures ranging from -20 degrees F to +176 degrees F
• auto loop recording
• a 16GB Micro SD card (expandable up to 128GB)
• motion detection
• emergency event recording (G-Sensor – locks files when triggered)
• date, time, speed, route, location stamp log
• quick & easy setup
• multi-angle mounting system
• cigarette lighter power adapter

“Packed with features and providing video feeds and recording when you need it the most, the BOSS Audio BCAMW80 is the dash cam for you,” Kern concluded.

Visit www.bossaudio.com for more.