Accele Electronics “Charges Forward”

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA (02.02.2021) – Accele Electronics is pleased to announce the latest addition to their growing portfolio of QI Wireless Charging Solutions, Qi Wireless charging is a much sought after feature and one that everyone with a recent model Smart Phone can benefit from. The BU-WLCTRV4 is the first offering of vehicle specific applications and is a direct replacement, snap in panel kit for America’s best-selling SUV, 2019 – 2021 Toyota RAV4 vehicles.

Qi wireless charging is typically offered as part of expensive Technology packages from vehicle manufacturers. Similar to Bluetooth 10 years ago, it’s a feature everyone can use but not readily available or even offered by Retailers. Users can now place their smart device safely out of the way and charge it while connected to the vehicle via Car Play or Android Auto. Installers will appreciate its simple installation as the kit requires no additional wiring. An additional plus, the “Plug & Play” OE design does not require use of a vehicle’s existing USB or USB C ports. Here’s a link to show simple installation.

To insure quick and reliable charging, Accele uses high power circuitry delivering 15 Watts to connected devices. To ensure safe use of the phone, the charging pad is constructed of non slip Rubber, securing the device while driving. Three status indicators display On, Charging & Charged to keep users informed. This is the perfect product for Expeditors seeking additional items to offer their dealerships and for 12 Volt Specialists to offer their Retail customers and that’s why they’ve chosen the Number 1 selling SUV in America, the Toyota RAV4 as its first application.

The BU-WLCTRV4 will be available in mid-February and pre-orders are currently being taken, contact your Accele Sales Representative.

Visit www.accele.com for more.

AudioControl Introduces Powerful 5-Channel 1300 Watt Amplifiers

SEATTLE, WA (02.01.2021) – AudioControl has introduced two new high-power 5-channel amplifiers capable of driving the front, rear and subwoofer channels of a complete premium audio system solution. Having all five channels housed within a single chassis enhances installation efficiency, providing 12-volt specialists with solutions that deliver the features and performance consumers demand.

AudioControl’s new 5-channel amplifiers offer 200 Watts RMS X4 @ 2-Ohm (100 Watts X4-channels RMS @ 4-Ohm) and 500 watts X1-channel at 2-Ohm along with eight speaker level inputs with selectable summing capability. The D-5.1300 delivers onboard DSP control of all amplified outputs and a pair of low-level outputs as well. The DSP interface is managed by the highly intuitive DM Smart App designed for all of AudioControl’s DSP amplifiers. The LC-5.1300 offers the same outstanding specifications and performance without the DSP features. The AudioControl D-5.1300 has a selling price of $1,099. The LC-5.1300 has a selling price of $799.

“Our new 5-channel amplifiers offer outstanding performance for many system applications, all from a sleek, single-chassis solution,” stated Chris Bennett, Director of Mobile Audio at AudioControl. “The flexible input stage accommodates the growing OEM integration market, and DSP on the D5.1300 enables 12-volt specialists to perfectly tune each system to match the preferences of individual clients. These amplifiers represent an important opportunity for our dealers.”

AudioControl LC Series 5-channel amplifiers are available now

AudioControl D Series 5-channel amplifiers will begin shipping mid-February, 2021

Visit audiocontrol.com for more.

Installations Unlimited Utilizes Social Media to Drive Consumer Awareness for Truck Lift Kits

NORTH SYRACUSE, NY (12.02.2020) – Installations Unlimited is a proactive, family owner retailer that offers a wide selection of car, boat and truck accessories.

A post Tuesday, December 1st, grabbed eyes in the 12volt Central Studios. The graphic post showcased a new Chevy 4WD pickup. Along with the image of the truck was a graphic of a full Zone Offroad lift kit that could be added to the popular 2021Chevy and GMC 1500 4WD Trucks.

Click image to view on the @team_iu Instagram page.

Zone Offroad is now shipping a lift kits for the 2021 Chevy and GMC 1500 4WD Trucks. These kit offerings are based on the widely popular 2019-2020 GM1500 trucks, now confirmed compatible with the 2021 models of the Silverado, Silverado Trail Boss, Sierra, Sierra AT4 and Sierra Denali. Kit offerings include the 2″, 3.5″, 4″ and 6″ lift kits as well a optional accessories allowing clearance for up to 37″ tires. These ktis include Factory Protection Plus, the comprehensive extended warranty giving you peace of mind on or off the road.

Great work by the Installations Unlimited Team.

Visit instagram.com/team_iu and teamiu.com for more.

Mobile Solutions to Present Virtual Training at SEMA360

TEMPE, AZ (10.07.2020) – Mobile Solutions announces it will be participating in the education sessions of the upcoming SEMA360 virtual event with a 30 minute training session titled Restomod and Hot-Rod Interior Fabrication – Incorporating Modern Electronics. Mobile Solutions president and founder Bryan Schmitt, along with Juan “JT” Torres of Automotive Entertainment HB in Huntington Beach, CA will take virtual attendees through many time-saving and innovative techniques to elevate designing and fabricating automotive interiors to the next level. They will also be able to interact with the attendees by answering questions during the session and immediately afterward. The training takes place Thursday November 5, 2020 from 12-12:30pm Pacific Time.

“We were very pleased that SEMA reached out to request that we do this session virtually” said Schmitt. “We were originally scheduled to do an in-person session at this year’s SEMA Show, but with the cancelation of that event it was great that the SEMA Education folks came up with an alternative to offer this virtually for SEMA360” he continued. Last year at the 2019 SEMA Show, Schmitt and other co-presenters packed the training room so full that they hit the occupancy limit from the Las Vegas fire marshal. “With all the webinars going on, people may have become fatigued at the traditional PowerPoint style presentations. Our training session is hands-on and we’re building right in front of the camera so it’s the real deal” added JT Torres.

Training Highlights
• How to design effectively – where to start
• Tools to improve efficiency and outcomes
• Drawing the concept with real time examples (package tray, door panel, console, etc.)
• Identify and specify the materials and colors
• Building and duplicating shapes with layer and dimension
• Consistent gaps for perfect fit on final finishes – paint, vinyl, leather, carpet, etc.
• Design enhancements with embossing, aluminum inserts and more
• Serviceability and fastening techniques
• Safety observations when fabricating panels & parts
• And much, much more!

Who Should Attend?
• Fabricators of hot-rod and restomod-style builds
• Cut-and-sew interior professionals
• 12 volt fabricators and car audio technicians
• Anyone interested in expanding their horizons of integrated interior design

Those automotive aftermarket professionals interested in attending the training session must register for the SEMA360 event by visiting http://www.sema360.com. While registering, you will be able to select the education sessions in which you’re interested. Registration the entire event for SEMA members is free and $25 for non-members. Reminders for the education sessions and other SEMA360 events for which you select will be sent via email to pre-registered attendees. In order to view the sessions, attendees must be registered for SEMA360. They don’t, however, have to be registered for the specific session as long as they’re registered for SEMA360 and know when it’s happening, they’ll be able to connect through the SEMA360 site. Just like traditional SEMA Shows, the SEMA360 event is intended only for industry professionals.

For more insider details about the Restomod and Hot-Rod Interior Fabrication – Incorporating Modern Electronics education session during SEMA360 on November 5, 2020 12-12:30 Pacific Time, visit www.mobilesolutions-USA.com, watch their facebook and Instagram feeds, or call 480-968-2074.

Bowers & Wilkins Launches Special PX7 Carbon Edition Wireless Headphones

NORTH READING, MA (10.01.2020) – Over the past 12 months, Bowers & Wilkins has enjoyed outstanding success with its flagship PX7 over-ear wireless headphones. These adaptive noise-cancelling designs offer an unmatched combination of breathtaking sound quality, smart features and supreme comfort which together have helped them win countless awards and recommendations around the world.

2020 also marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of Bowers & Wilkins first-ever headphone design, the iconic P5—a breakthrough model that would swiftly redefine customer expectations for build, design and sound quality in the premium performance headphone category.

Now it’s time to celebrate that success, with the launch of the PX7 Carbon Edition. Designed to highlight the PX7’s pioneering use of carbon-fiber composite reinforcement in its construction, the new Carbon Edition features a high- quality carbon black finish with diamond-cut detailing on each ear cup, creating an even more premium look that also evokes the illustrious heritage of Bowers & Wilkins headphones over the years, inspired by the original P5.

Smart design, smart features.

The PX7 Carbon Edition shares the same proven specification as the existing PX7 models. First and foremost, it delivers True Sound, offering maximum resolution while maintaining complete neutrality and tonal balance. The aim is to recreate your favorite music exactly as the artist intended – whether with or without noise-cancelling selected. The PX7 Carbon Edition’s immersive soundstage is the result of a specification that includes bespoke 43.6mm drivers, specially designed, developed and tuned by the world-renowned Bowers & Wilkins engineering

team responsible for the legendary 800 Series Diamond loudspeakers – as used in such world-famous professional environments as Abbey Road Studios and Skywalker Sound.

To maintain sound quality, the PX7 Carbon Edition also supports the latest wireless codecs including the recently launched Bluetooth aptX Adaptive technology, allowing the transfer of genuine high-resolution music wirelessly at 24-bit/48kHz streaming quality.

Much engineering effort was also spent on the design of the headband and earcup-supporting arms used in the PX7 Carbon Edition’s construction; as with all PX7s, these are made from a carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer for an optimal combination of lightness and stiffness. Memory foam ear pads also ensure that the headset starts with market-leading passive noise isolation. As for active noise cancellation, PX7 Carbon Edition’s adaptive technology

is capable of intelligently sensing the background environment and automatically selecting the appropriate type and level of noise cancellation. Users can also use the companion App to select an Ambient-Pass-Through feature that allows certain external sounds to be heard without removing the headset. The PX7 Carbon Edition isn’t just sophisticated, it’s intuitive to use. It features proximity sensors built into both ear cups, so your music is automatically paused when either ear cup is lifted and automatically resumes when placed back on your ear. At the same time, PX7 Carbon Edition also offers push-button access to Voice Assistant Support via either Siri or Google Assistant depending on the type of phone used.

Finally, the PX7 Carbon Edition’s long battery life of up to 30 hours from a single charge (with ANC activated) is backed by a 15min quick-charge facility that will enable five more hours of use.

The comfortable, musical and beautiful PX7 Carbon Edition will be available in October, priced at USD $399.99.

Visit bowerswilkins.com for more.

Audio X Custom Car Audio Wins 12volt News Prize on 12volt Spin-To-Win Spin 92

SHREVEPORT LA (09.05.20)  WTF…Win This Friday. Audio X Custom Car Audio won the 12volt News $100. Prize on Friday, September 4th.

The 12volt Spin-to-Win Wheel was created to bring an element of fun to the 12volt industry. Nine months ago we celebrated the first anniversary of the weekly 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel.

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On Friday morning, September 4th, the 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel rolled for the 92nd time and the Wheel landed on the 12volt News space. The Audio X Custom Car Audio slip was drawn from the jar. We placed a call to the Florence AL retailer and Mike House answered the phone. He was happy to hear the news after initially wondering if this was a robo scam call.
Spinning out a new winner each Friday, a 12volt retailer can win a cool prize and top brands receive visibility across the marketplace.

12volt brands with a space on the 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel include Kicker, NavAtlas, SiriusXM, Cadence, PowerBass, CRUX, DS18, SoundStream, AIS, Precision Power, JBL, Power Acoustik, Farenheit and Inkling Designs. 12volt News $100. cash awards have spaces on the 12volt Spin-To-Wheel for a winning 12volt retailer.

Past winners of the 12volt Spin-To-Win include…Stereo & Video Center-Tyler TX, The Outlaw Garage-Franklin TN, Exotic Sounds-West Palm Beach FL, Endless Possibilities-Aurora IL., Go Auto Sound in Union City NJ, Al&Ed’s South Bay CA, No Limitz Car Audio in Upland CA, Neil’s Specialty-Eureka CA, Sturgess Customs-Lexington SC, Audio By Art-San Antonio TX, SMS Car Audio in Marreo LA and Sweet Wheelz in Mississauga Ontario Canada, Cartronics in Biscayne FL, The CarAudio Shop in St Louis MO, Exotic Sounds in West Palm Beach FL, High North Customs in Grand Prairie Alberta Canada and AMS Audio in Bakersfield CA, Team QRT in Abbeyville LA and California Sound in Fontana CA and Jackie Cooper Electronics, Oklahoma City OK, MARS Audio-Orlando FL, All American Audio in Nutley NJ, Proline Car Stereo in Brooklyn NY, Custom Shop Miami, Tunes and Tint in Lakeland FL, Mobile Concepts Inc in Mokena IL, Seismic Auto Sound in Concord CA, Brooklyn Car Audio in Brooklyn NY, Audio Solutions in Florence MS, Enhanced Customs in Largo FL, Rayco Auto Clinic, Audio Design in San Jose CA, Go Bass Mode in Florida, Avenue Sound in Freeport NY, Audio Plus in Riverview FL, Stereo Zone in Whittier CA, In-Phase Car Audio in Omaha NE, AutoLife Group, N&H Electronics, SK Customs, Land & Sea, The Audio One, NC Custom Shop,Tint World Orlando, Ricky Smith’s Audio, VIP Custom Woks, Mobile Audio Concepts, Audio Lad, Sound Sensations, Dave’s Stereo, Stereo Design, Badlands Customs, Custom Audio-Erie PA, Voltz Autosports-Bridgeport CT, Infinity Sound and Security-Kissimmee, Autosport Plus-Canton OH, Stereo City Pros in Carmichael CA, Devine Concepts in Naples FL, The Sound Shop in Indian Trail NC, Extreme Performance Audio in Fresno CA, Audio Depot in Arlington TX, Audio Security in Houston TX, Earmark Car Audio and Marine in Lewisville TX, Audio Jam in Bear DE, Stereo City Ontario, Ontario CA, Audio By Art, San Antonio TX, Code Zero Customs in Tulsa OK, Ken’s Car Tunes in Mobile AL, Soundz Plus in Naperville IL, Markland Designs in Lithonia GA, Electronics Plus in Salinas CA, Xtreme Autosports in Santa Clarita CA, Superior Audio Sounds in San Angelo TX and Model Electronics in Ramsey NJ, Texas Dreamz Customs in Spring TX, Wired Electronics in Linden NJ and Intense Car Audio in OKC, OK, Underground Auto in Sarasota FL, Car Toys Tulsa in Tulsa OK,  Real Audio in Erie PA, Go Autosound in Union NJ, DFM Stereo in Ukiah CA, Impact Tint and Audio in Tyler TX, Mobile Sound Systems in Arlington TX, Redline Audio and Performance In Spindale NC and and Car Audio Land in San Diego CA. Congratulations to all.

WTF… Where’s the Fun. On the next spin of the 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel Friday, September 11th.

Study Says Eliminating Drunk Driving Saves at Least 9K Lives Annually

This article was written by Michael Strong for TheDetroitBureau.com:

DETROIT, MI (07.24.2020) – There is a simple way to save more than 9,000 lives annually: use in-car technology to eliminate drunk driving.

That’s according to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which adds that if alcohol-detection devices were installed in vehicles, preventing non-sober drivers from getting on the road, it would make a massive difference.

Statistics show that during the past decade, alcohol has been a factor in about 30% of all roadway deaths each year. The numbers would be higher, except for the fact that police arrest about 1 million people a year for alcohol-impaired driving.

“We haven’t made much progress in the fight against drunk driving since the mid-1990s,” said Charles Farmer, IIHS vice president of research and statistical services and the author of the paper. “This is something that could put a real dent in the alcohol-impaired driving problem.”

Despite the fact that vehicles are safer than ever, one area that hasn’t improved significantly is the consistent removal of impaired drivers from the roads. The technology is in place to prevent drunk drivers from hitting the highway, but it’s only used in limited situations.

DADSS is road-testing a new system that can test a driver’s BAC level by checking his breath.

Ignition interlock attached to a breath-testing unit are required in many jurisdictions for repeat drunk driving offenders. The systems, while on the surface seeming to be an extreme measure, do have public support, IIHS notes. In a 2009 survey of U.S. drivers, nearly two-thirds of the respondents said they would support the installation of similar systems in all vehicles, as long as they were fast, accurate and unobtrusive.

“Alcohol-impaired driving has been a scourge in the U.S. for decades, claiming 10,511 lives in 2018, accounting for over a quarter of all traffic deaths that year,” the National Safety Council, a non-profit safety advocacy group.

“NSC knows systems that are able to detect alcohol in drivers’ blood and prevent them from driving can help make roadways in the country safer for all road users. This study showing the thousands of lives saved from such systems strengthens the case for their implementation in all vehicles, and NSC urges requirements for this life-saving technology as soon as possible.”

The study suggests that systems that would prevent people under the influence should be thought of the same way lane-keeping assist or emergency braking are — as advanced safety technologies. Several automakers have investigated how it could be done, although few seemingly as doggedly as Volvo did several years ago.

Volvo developed a system for its vehicles in 2007 it called Alcoguard.

The automaker actually developed a system it called Alcoguard. It required the driver to blow into a device and it could measure the person’s blood-alcohol content, or BAC, and determine if they were legally allowed to drive. If not, it would deactivate the vehicle. It would even display the read out and “verdict” in the gauge cluster.

In the interim, a group called Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) has been working to find a solution. DADSS is a is a public-private partnership linking the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety, which represents the world’s leading automakers. It’s currently road-testing a passive alcohol sensor that detects the driver’s blood-alcohol content by measuring the driver’s breath or touch.

Click here to view the full article on TheDetroitBureau.com

Rockford Fosgate® Color Optix™ RGB LED Products Available Now

TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Rockford Fosgate the industry leader in high-performance audio systems, is pleased to announce the availability of new Element Ready™ products introduced last November. The M1 and M2 Series speakers and subwoofers as well as the Color Optix™ Controller and corresponding cables are now shipping to authorized retail locations.

The RF CONNECT™ App which interfaces with the Color Optix™ Controller to allow the user to choose from 30 different color scrolling options or choose any fixed color from the color wheel and dial in the speed and brightness of the LED lighting is available on both the Apple® and Android® app stores.The Color Optix™ M2 series includes 6.5 inch and 8-inch coaxial speakers, a standalone, high efficiency tweeter, as well as 10-inch dual 2 ohm and dual 4-ohm subwoofers.  Color Optix™ M1 Series 6-inch, 6.5 inch, and 8-inch coaxial speakers are available along with 8-inch, 10-inch and 12-inch subwoofers offered in dual 2 ohm and dual 4 ohm varieties.Black and white grille options are available on both M1 and M2 products. M2 takes customization a step further by including a stainless-steel grille insert so you may choose black with stainless or white with stainless as well.To achieve industry leading plug and play connectivity Deutsch™ and Amphenol™ connectors are integrated into the design on all the M1 and M2 drivers. This combined with their IP67 certification make these speakers and subwoofers Element Ready™ and truly purpose built for marine applications.For more information on the complete line of Color Optix™ products please visit RockfordFosgate.com.M2 Series Products Available:

  • M2-65 / M2-65B – 6.5″ Color Optix Marine 2-Way System
  • M2-8 / M2-8B – 8″ Color Optix Marine 2-Way System
  • M2-TS – 1″ Marine Add-On Tweeter Kit
  • M2D2-10I / M2D2-10IB – 10″ DVC 2Ω Color Optix Infinite Baffle Marine Subwoofer 
  • M2D4-10I / M2D4-10IB – 10″ DVC 2Ω Color Optix Infinite Baffle Marine Subwoofer 

M1 Series Products Available:

  • M1-6 / M1-6B – 6″ Color Optix Marine Speaker Pair
  • M1-65 / M1-65B – 6.5″ Color Optix Marine Speaker Pair
  • M1-8 / M1-8B – 8″ Color Optix Marine Speaker Pair
  • M1D2-8 / M1D2-8B – 8″ DVC 2Ω Color Optix Marine Subwoofer
  • M1D4-8 / M1D4-8B – 8″ DVC 4Ω Color Optix Marine Subwoofer
  • M1D2-10 / M1D2-10B – 10″ DVC 2Ω Color Optix Marine Subwoofer
  • M1D4-10 / M1D4-10B – 10″ DVC 4Ω Color Optix Marine Subwoofer
  • M1D2-12 / M1D2-12B – 12″ DVC 2Ω Color Optix Marine Subwoofer
  • M1D4-12 / M1D4-12B – 12″ DVC 4Ω Color Optix Marine Subwoofer

Controller and Cables Available:

  • PMX-RGB – Color Optix Light Controller with Optional App Interface
  • RGB-6C – 6 ft Color Optix Extension Cable for PMX-RGB 
  • RGB-16C – 16 ft Color Optix Extension Cable for PMX-RGB
  • RGB-25C – 25 ft Color Optix Extension Cable for PMX-RGB
  • RGB-YC – Y-Adapter Color Optix Cable for PMX-RGB

SEMA Seeks Speakers for 2020 Trade Show

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Feb. 10, 2020) — Applications are now being accepted at www.sema.org/speakers for industry leaders who would like to host a seminar at the 2020 SEMA Show, taking place Nov. 3-6 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The association is especially interested in speakers with experience in retail, small-business operations, economic trends and niche markets such as off-road and powersports.

Educational seminars are an essential component of the SEMA Show, the premier automotive trade event that attracts more than 162,000 industry professionals annually. In addition to connecting automotive manufacturers with professional buyers from all over the world, the four-day SEMA Show is the leading venue for industry experts to network in person and learn new business strategies.

“The SEMA Show is the premier gathering for the automotive aftermarket, and the Show’s educational program is among the top conferences in the world,” said SEMA Vice President of Events Tom Gattuso. “In addition to coming to see new products, SEMA Show participants come to learn new skills and find new ideas. We’re looking for experts who will be able to provide companies with the competitive edge they need to succeed.”

The SEMA Show education program typically includes more than five-dozen sessions. While topics address basic business practices such as customer service, marketing and social media, the 2020 education program will focus on issues currently affecting businesses in the automotive aftermarket.

Topics of interest for the 2020 SEMA Show are:•    Truck & Off-road
•    Business Issues and Solutions
•    eCommerce
•    Electric and Alternate Fuel Vehicles
•    Technical Training and Fabrication
•    Vehicle Customization
•    Diversity and Inclusion
•    Brand Development
•    Digital Marketing
All speakers should be able to focus on industry issues and not a specific company position or agenda.

“SEMA Show Education is focused on providing attendees with practical, real-world insights that will take their business to the next level,” said SEMA Senior Director of Education Zane Clark. “Professional speakers and automotive industry leaders who can share their knowledge and expertise with the aftermarket are encouraged to submit a proposal.”

Potential speakers have until Feb. 21 to apply at www.sema.org/speakers. Speaker entries will be answered by June 2020. For more details, contact Clark at zanec@sema.org, 909-978-6743.

News from KnowledgeFest 2020 Exhibitors

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.

Nakamichi can be seen at booth #1805 in Long Beach, February 7-9 at Knowledgefest.

“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.

Stinger/Phoenix Gold
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

PAC
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

ECHOMASTER
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.

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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.

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