Thinkware 4K Dash Cam Now Available from AAMP Global

CLEARWATER, FL (10.15.2019) – AAMP Global, an official distributor of Thinkware, has announced the launch of Thinkware U1000 Dashcams. This is the first Thinkware dash cam to feature Ultra HD 4K resolution.

The Thinkware U1000 is a premium 4K UHD Sony Exmor R STARVIS front camera that provides flawless recording quality with Super Night Vision, and Advanced Clear Vision Technology – all managed by the Smartphone Application. Parking Surveillance Mode provides motion and impact detection, time lapse, and energy-saving mode for protection without losing battery.

With built-in ADAS the U1000 owner will have forward collision warning, forward departure warning, and lane change assistance. It will also provide safety camera alert notifications such as red-light camera alerts and speed camera alerts.

Thinkware U1000 also includes Thinkware Cloud. When connected to a smartphone via Wi-Fi, it connects U1000 owners to their vehicles through Thinkware’s app, offering features such as:

  • Live View – Vehicle status can be monitored real-time with the smartphone while driving.
  • Geo-Fencing – Users can set geographical zones, allowing for notifications when the vehicle drives in and out of the pre-selected boundaries. Practical for the parents, rental companies, and fleet management.
  • Locate Vehicle – Users can always know where their vehicle is located, with status updates of the vehicle’s current location every 10 seconds, fully integrated with Google Maps.
  • Driving/Parking Impact Notification – Provides vehicle impact notifications and the ability to remotely check 20 seconds of video of incidents via the cloud.

AAMP offers the following options for the Thinkware U1000:
TW-U1000MU32CHF (MSRP $599.99)

Includes:

  • 4K UHD Forward Facing Camera with Mount
  • 2K QHD Rear Facing Camera
  • Connection Cable From Front to Rear Camera
  • 32GB Micro SD Memory Card with Reader
  • CPL Filter
  • Cigarette Lighter Power Adapter
  • Hardwire Kit
  • Installation Hardware

TW-U1000MU32C (MSRP $499.99)

Includes:

  • 4K UHD Forward Facing Camera with Mount
  • 32GB Micro SD Memory Card with Reader
  • Cigarette Lighter Power Adapter
  • Installation Hardware

For more information visit EchoMaster.com or contact your AAMP Sales Rep.

2019 SEMA Show Mobile App Available Now

The official 2019 SEMA Show mobile app is now available for download. The free app gives Showgoers access to a comprehensive list of all exhibiting companies, seminars, events and more so users can create a personalized plan and maximize their time at the exclusive trade show, held November 5–8 in Las Vegas.

“The SEMA Show mobile app enables Showgoers to leverage all the Show has to offer,” said Tom Gattuso, SEMA vice president of events. “The app has been updated and new features have been added, making it the ideal tool to stay informed on everything happening at the 2019 SEMA Show.”

The free SEMA Show mobile app gives Showgoers access to a comprehensive list of all exhibiting companies, seminars, events and more so users can create a personalized plan and maximize their time at the Show.

New this year is an interactive feature that gives users detailed information on featured vehicles displayed throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center. By simply scanning a vehicle’s QR code, located on a Feature Vehicle sticker attached to the vehicle during check-in, the app will display the vehicle’s year, make and model, information on the exhibitor displaying the vehicle and a list of products used on the vehicle. The app also allows users to access a list of exhibitors from 2018 and any saved product information.

Other features of the 2019 SEMA Show mobile app include:

  • Turn-By-Turn Directions: Find the quickest route from one place to another without the need of a GPS or data service. Simply enter an exhibitor name or room nearest to you and where you want to go, and the app will provide directions.
  • My Schedule: Create a schedule to keep track of the events you wish to attend.
  • New Products Showcase: View all of the products entered into the New Products Showcase, complete with detailed information and photos, exactly where within the Showcase the product is displayed, and directions to the exhibitor’s booth on the Show floor.
  • Product Scanner: Use your smartphone as a scanner at the New Products Showcase to create a list and map of the scanned products.
  • Maps: View floorplans of all SEMA Show halls and how/where they connect to make passage from hall to hall as easy as possible.
  • Exhibitors: Look up all 2019 SEMA Show exhibitors by name, Show section or product category.
  • Events, Celebrity Appearances and Speakers: See lists of all the events, seminars, conferences, celebrity appearances and speakers, including day, time and location.
  • Social Media: Keep up with the feeds of the official SEMA Show social media accounts, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
  • Ground Transportation: Find the best way to arrive at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Obtain information on the Las Vegas Monorail, rideshare and hotel shuttles, including pickup locations.
  • SEMA eNews: Stay up to date with the latest news before, during and after the Show.

“A lot of planning has gone into making the app a valuable resource for Showgoers and will make navigating the Show and staying informed easy,” said Gattuso. “Attendees should use it in their Show preparation, while experiencing the event onsite and after they return home form the Show.”

The 2019 SEMA Show mobile app can be downloaded at no cost from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or www.semashow.com/app

Sturgess Customs at Home in Their New Location

LEXINGTON, SC (10.14.2019) – Sturgess Customs moved to a new larger facility in Lexington in July. The official Grand Opening was on August 10th.

Jesse Sturgess pictured with db Drive and Euphoria subwoofers in the company show room.

“Our new location is twice the size of our previous store at 2,400 square feet. We have room in the install bay for 2 large vehicles. With the tall bay doors we can get boats and Sprinter type vehicles into the bay” store owner Jesse Sturgess told the 12volt News.

The Grand Opening graphic shows the Company’s creativity.

Sturgess is a 22 year veteran of the 12volt industry. Sturgess Customs is active on social media @sturgesscustoms. Posts of vehicles outside the store, in dash installations and custom work grab the attention of the store’s followers. Google ads and word of mouth add to the company’s outreach to consumers.

Jesse’s wife is always ready to help at the store.

Concluding Sturgess offered “We do a big job with db Drive and Euphoria lines. Randy Goodwin helped us a lot with posters for the showroom and their subs and amps really perform for us.”

Custom enclosures, featuring LED Lighting, showcases the store’s work.

Sturgess Customs covers the spectrum of 12volt products including Audio, Video, Security, Remote Start, PowerSports, Marine, In-vehicle connectivity and safety plus LED lighting.

Visit sturgesscustoms.com for more.

Oracle Lighting Debuts Corvette C6 Concept Side Mirrors at SEMA

METAIRE, LA (10.14.2019) – Oracle Lighting has announced the launch of the new C6 Corvette Concept Side Mirrors (p/n 3901) for model years 2005-2013. Oracle Lighting will showcase the new C6 Corvette Concept Side Mirrors during the 2019 SEMA Show, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Nov. 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth #C21505.

“Our new side mirrors feature an impressive aerodynamic design for a sleeker and more aggressive look on your C6,” said Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “The integrated LEDs inside the mirrors can be used as both turn signals and parking lights. An aspherical mirror is added for a wider field of view, so no visibility is compromised. These Oracle Lighting mirrors even include heated glass and XM antennas (optional) and feature a plug & play design that connects into the factory harness to allow for full control over the mirror adjusters.”

Robert Smith, Oracle Lighting National Sales Director, points to the new Corvette C6 Side Mirrors in the Company’s New Orleans showroom.

Theses mirrors can be ordered painted any factory GM color code. Oracle Lighting offers these parts professionally painted to order, and Oracle Lighting strongly recommends using this painting service when ordering these parts. If you choose to paint these products yourself, please note that parts not properly painted with a UV clearcoat will not be covered under material quality warranty. MSRP starts at $499.99.

Celebrating its 20-year anniversary in 2019, Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive market since 1999. Oracle thrives on low-to-mid production specialized components with a goal of providing a dual benefit to clients by lowering manufacturing costs and reducing lead-time for product development.

For more info, visit www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email info@oraclelights.com

KICKER Appears at Unified Car Audio Championships for Third Straight Year

STILLWATER, OK (10.11.2019) – KICKER returns to co-sponsor the 2019 Unified Car Audio Championships, held in the Louisville Expo Center October 12-13. The event will occupy the Broadbent Arena and Pavilion, taking up more than 110,000 square feet of indoor space. KICKER is proud to support the Unified judges’ hospitality suite and will have support staff in the lanes for anyone who requests it.

dBDRA’s Wayne Harris at the mic in 2018.

This marks the sixth consecutive year that three car-audio organizations have come together for their championship events, dubbed “Unified Finals.” More than 400 dB Drag Racing, IASCA and MECA competitors pre-registered. All three organizations are holding triple-point events in addition to the invitation-only finals, allowing any competitor to build up points for next season.

Brian Mitchell hosted Big Iron in 2018 with IASCA’s Moe Sabourin in the background.

“Many of our sponsors have been staunch supporters of the Unified Car Audio Championship for years now and we are proud to help gain some exposure for them and their products,” said Moe Sabourin, Director of Operations for IASCA Worldwide. “In turn, their support over the years has been a driving force in the growth of car audio competition, from competition teams to industry membership support of our organization’s missions.”

One lucky attendee will win this ‘Livin Loud’ Kicker system.

dB Drag Racing will continue competing in two locations simultaneously, via online streaming. The satellite location will be at Chris Alston’s Chassisworks in Sacramento, Calif., where competitors will run head-to-head against their Louisville counterparts for the North American Championships.

MECA plans on several events during the show, including a Sound Quality competition, a Show N’ Shine, and SPL competitions.

The Finals will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

For more info, visit www.dbdragracing.com, www.iasca.com, or www.mecacaraudio.com.

Go Fast Solutions to Distribute SounDigital and Ground Zero

DANIA BEACH, FL (10.11.2019) – SounDigital USA has reached an agreement with Go Fast Solutions to as the authorized distributor of SounDigital products in the New England and upstate New York Market place.

“We are very excited about this new partnership with GoFast Solutions. They are committed to delivering the very best for their customers and SounDigital fits that mold. Their enthusiasm for 12volt market place is exciting and we feel they fit our ideal distributor partner. We continue our limited distribution market strategy and this will be further enriched with the addition of GoFast Solutions to our distributor family.”

-Michael Ventura, National Sales Manger

This is the first time SounDigital products will be available thru a distributor in the North East.

SounDigital and Ground Zero will be on display during SEMA 2019 November 5th thru the 8th in North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center booth 12031

Contact GoFast Solutions at 203.641.0272 or thru email at info@gofst.com. Visit www.gofst.com and www.SounDigitalUSA.com for more.

Cardoza and Company Adds to Sales Team

(10.11.2019) – Cardoza and Company is welcoming Micah Boren to their sales team, effective October 1.

Micah will be responsible for the accounts located in the following California Counties of: Tulare, Kings, Fresno, Merced, Stanislaus, Inyo, Tuolumne, San Joaquin, Madera, Calaveras, Mariposa, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz.

Micah Boren on the road with new Cardoza business card and product sample in hand.

Micah has been a factory direct representative for almost the past 2 years and has demonstrated the ability to help some key accounts get better. Prior to this, he ran his own installation facility and worked for several prominent South San Juaquin Valley 12 volt Retailers during the past 15 years or so.

Most of you will meet him at SEMA if you attend. Cardoza and Company are excited to have a product specialist and salesman on our team!

Micah may be reached at mboren@cardozaandcompany.com

Visit cardozaandcompany.com for more.