Team Sales & Trent Partners Earn JVC Rep Firm of the Year Awards

LONG BEACH, CA (02.04.23) – JVC Mobile Entertainment has announced its sales rep firm of the year awards during their annual sales rep meeting held on Thursday, 2-2 at the Paris Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.  Earning the top sales rep firm for the Western territory was Team Sales, with Trent Partners commanding the Eastern territory.

Team Sales & Marketing (based in Katy, TX), brings their A-Game every day, said Ron Trout, JVC Director of Sales.  “They have a plan to be successful and work this plan. They consistently focus on effective communication, both upstream and downstream.”

“Trent Partners & Associates (based in Rockville Centre, NY), has an all-hands-on-deck approach,” said Steve Cote, JVC Eastern Regional Sales Manager. “Everyone in the organization works to make JVC successful in the Metro NY market. They are engaged with our customers and help them meet their objectives with JVC, every day.”  

“JVC takes pride in the service and support given to all of its dealers by its nationwide network of trusted sales rep firm’s professionals,” added Trout.  “We sincerely appreciate the efforts of all and look forward to a bright and productive year ahead!”

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

JVC to Train & Exhibit at KnowledgeFest Las Vegas

LONG BEACH, CA (02.02.23) – JVC Mobile Entertainment, manufacturer of class-leading aftermarket car, marine, and motorsports products, announced it will be conducting trainings and exhibiting at the Paris Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, February 3rd-5th.

Training Agenda

  • NEW Product Unveiling! | Be the first to see NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN new products that will enable you to gain an edge in the upcoming season.
  • NEWEST Multimedia Receivers | See what strategic advantages you gain and why JVC should be your Go-To multimedia receivers.
  • Complete RGB Speaker Solution | In this LIVE demo, we’ll show you how to MAXIMIZE profits from a GROWING demand for LED-lit speakers.

More Chances to Win! | We want EVERYONE to walk away a WINNER from this training with more than just Knowledge. That means MORE chances to win our MYSTERY prize(s)! Don’t miss out! UP TO 30 GIVEAWAYS PER TRAINING!

The trainings are scheduled for Friday, February 3rd @ 12:30 PM and Saturday, February 4th @ 5:30 PM. Additional on-demand trainings with JVC personnel are available in its booth (#507), February 3rd-5th.

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

JVC EDA Hot Shots Sales Training Seminar – A GRAND SLAM

LONG BEACH, CA (11.09.22) – JVC Mobile Entertainment (www.us.jvc.com/car) in conjunction with the Elite Distributor Alliance (EDA) held its 1st-ever “Hot Shots” sales training seminar October 21st-23rd  at the Hilton Doubletree Conference Center in Downtown Orlando. Attendees were greeted by JVC staff, Jim Warren (Elite Distributor Alliance), Matt Yerger (iDatalink), plus special guests Dean Beyett & Fernando Lopez (5 Star).  

Ron Trout, National Sales Manager, welcomes EDA Sales Staff to the first-ever JVC Hot Shots Training.

Early Saturday morning after a catered breakfast buffet, attendees experienced a full-product presentation by JVC Product Specialists Josh Bowen and Marcus Vasconcellos, followed up by iDatalink’s Yerger focussing on JVC’s exclusive iDatalink Maestro features along with what’s new and coming soon. During the afternoon, attendees encountered the full JVC culture with interactive product demonstrations, motorsport amplifier selling techniques by the 5 Star duo, a behind-the-scenes look at upcoming products, and a round table discussion with JVC product development personnel.

Jim Warren, Executive Director of EDA, describing the relationship of EDA and JVC as the event began.

But the fun didn’t stop there. After dinner, the surprise entertainment was about to begin. Attendees walked through the doors in suspense to upbeat music, only to witness several chairs set up in front of the stage. A few minutes later, “The Incredible Hypnotist” Richard Barker appeared and the audience went wild. The next hour was described by guests as one of the most hilarious and memorable experiences of a lifetime.

Matt Yerger focused on JVC’s exclusive iDatalink Maestro features along with what was to come soon.

Upon conclusion of the evening entertainment, guests were invited to Bowen’s Tacoma to experience the power of the DSP in JVC’s KW-Z1000W’s 10.1” floating panel receiver. Sometimes, dealers may neglect to properly tune an installed audio system, thinking the investment in a Real-Time Analyzer (RTA) and other equipment is cost-prohibitive. This theory was disproved through JVC and 5 Star’s simple and cost-effective demonstrable solution. Guests were also seated in the truck to experience the receiver’s impressive time alignment, parametric EQ, and staging capabilities. “This was a great way to demonstrate the power of the DSP technology inside of the receiver,” stated Jason McArty, Account Manager at DOW Technologies. “It has empowered me to better understand audio tuning and given me the confidence to better explain this to my dealers.”   

‘The Incredible Hypnotist’ Richard Barker took EDA Hot Shots on a most hilarious and memorable experience.

On Sunday, Warren shared how JVC is committed to “aligning with its innovators” to provide greater “stability and growth” to its members. Steve Cote (JVC Eastern Regional Sales Manager), then shared his “Hot Shot” selling techniques, followed up by Trout driving home the entire 3-day experience with conviction.

“The journey embarked upon was unprecedented,” stated Ron Trout, JVC Director of Sales. “The combined level of knowledge and expertise by our hosts in conjunction with the commitment and aptitude of our salesperson attendees was truly remarkable.”   Guests were polled and provided overwhelmingly positive feedback, proclaiming it “A GRAND SLAM,”  along with the inevitable question, “when will there be a Hot Shots Part Deux?”

‘The Incredible Hypnotist’ Richard Barker took EDA Hot Shots on a most hilarious and memorable experience.

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

DOW Technologies Announces 12Volt Business Expansion

TAMPA, FL (09.13.22) – DOW Technologies, the leading independently owned technology distributor, announced the expansion of their 12Volt business today. DOW has brought on two new vendor partners, Kicker and JVC, and expanded the territory serviced for two existing vendor partners, Sony and Alpine.

As of September 1st, DOW has signed agreements with Kicker and JVC to begin distributing products to independent dealers. DOW will be distributing JVC products in eleven states across the South, including Florida, the Southeast and TOLA territories. The agreement covers all of JVC’s products including exclusive distribution of the KW-M778BH model within the territory. DOW’s agreement with Kicker covers distribution of the full line of products in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.

DOW expanded its partnership with Alpine beginning August 1st. DOW is now the fulfillment partner for Alpine in the seven states of the Southeast, in addition to their prior service of Arizona, southern California and Florida. Authorized dealers can order from DOW’s local warehouses to get product quickly and efficiently.

Also beginning September 1st, DOW deepened their ties with Sony’s mobile audio segment, expanding coverage to include Arizona. DOW will stock and distribute the full Sony and Sony Mobile ES lines across the full territory. DOW has been a partner with Sony’s 12Volt business since the early 1980s.

“We’ve had a great opportunity to expand our 12Volt offerings and create new partnerships in the industry over the past month” stated DOW’s senior vice president, sales and product management, Dave Elkin. “We continue to look at ways DOW can provide more value to dealers and vendors in the industry, and having industry leading partners like these makes it easier for dealers to find what they need from a source that offers great support.”

“This expansion is a result of our team’s dedication to provide the best value and support to our customers, recognizing how SMBs want partners that understand their needs,” added DOW’s director of sales, Drew Fischer. “We believe that vendors are seeing the value of the investments we’ve made in our staff, along with the unique programs we offer that benefit SMBs.”

To learn more about DOW Technologies, visit www.dowtechnologies.com or call 1.800.627.2900.

JVC Ships Step-Up Apple CarPlay / Android Auto Receiver

LONG BEACH, CA (08.22.22) – JVC Mobile Entertainment announced that it is now shipping a new “step-up”  Apple CarPlay / Android Auto-ready multimedia receiver, the KW-M780BT with a MAP of $449.95.

“As we’ve come into a new normalization of product availability, there has still been a drought of mid-level CarPlay ready receivers in the marketplace,” said Ron Trout, JVC Mobile Entertainment Director of Sales. “Our dealer base has seen a surge in consumer demand for a moderately priced receiver with step-up features like iDatalink Maestro RR compatibility, and with this in mind, we decided to expedite the availability of this type of product by air-freighting in the first round of our new KW-M780BT.” 

Newly highlighted features for the KW-M780BT include a completely redesigned 6.8” capacitive touchscreen, iDatalink Maestro RR compatibility with an updated GUI (Graphic User Interface), and a new-for-JVC type-D HDMI input. It touts 3 sets of 4-volt RCA pre-outs, 3 camera inputs, and is SiriusXM ready. Continued unique highlights from JVC include gesture touch control (enabling the ability to change things like the volume or track with the swipe of a finger), user shortcut key customization, sound lift and space enhancement (virtual sound improvements), and more. Its digital (mech-less) design also ensures fitment in a greater variety of applications, as it has a very shallow installation mounting depth of just under 3 inches.

“Learning of JVC air-freighting in the KW-M780BT was a pleasant surprise,” said Brad Scott of Brad’s Car Tunes in Oregon.  “With an influx of entry-level CarPlay ready receivers in the market, many of our customers are wanting and willing to upgrade to the next level to be able to retain OEM functionality (such as retaining their front and rear cameras, or even add additional cameras), of which they are unable to do with basic CarPlay receivers without iDatalink Maestro compatibility. This new KW-M780BT is exactly what we need to satisfy this demand and provide our customers with a better solution at a price that most are willing to pay to achieve a better experience.”  

KW-M780BT web page:  https://www.jvc.com/usa/car-entertainment/multimedia-receivers/kw-m780bt/

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

Norcal Sales Now Proudly Representing JVC Mobile in Hawaii

LONG BEACH, CA (02.23.2021) – JVC Mobile Entertainment has announced that Norcal Sales & Marketing is now representing its products in Hawaii. 

Led by their president John Tatro, Norcal Sales & Marketing has been offering sales representation in Northern California and Nevada for nearly 20 years.  Last year, Norcal added Keoni Watson to its team, a veteran rep that lives on the island of Oahu.  Watson was born and raised in Oahu and has been a manufacturer’s representative there for the past 24 years.  He lives by his motto of always wanting to a bring value to his dealer base and assist them in growing their business. 

Norcal Sales Now Proudly Representing JVC Mobile in Hawaii

“Since our inception, we have been executing business plans that meet and exceed expectations of our vendor partners,” said Tatro.  “Having an established, well received native rep that is based in the islands is key to effectively servicing that dealer base.”

“Norcal Sales has already been representing JVC products in Northern California and Nevada since 2008, even being selected as our rep of the year 4 times,” said Ron Trout, JVC Director of Sales. “Their track record has been proven time and time again, and I’m confident that they will offer this same level of top-notch service and support to JVC dealers in the Hawaii market.”   

Visit us.jvc.com/car and norcalsalesmktg.com for more.

SSV Works Adds JVC’s MR1 Receiver to Polaris Ranger XP1000 Kits

OXNARD, CA (02.18.2021) – SSV Works is making available JVC’s acclaimed MR1 digital media receiver in SSV Works’ 2-, 3-, and 5-speaker kits for Polaris Ranger XP1000 (model years 2018+). With included free back-up camera, if you already have a SSV Works Ranger system and want to upgrade, the dash kits (p/n RG4-R1) are also now available with an MSRP of $479.99.

“Last year, we announced a collaboration with JVC in which SSV Works is now the exclusive Powersports distributor for the KD-MR1BTS marine / powersports digital media receiver, and that success has led us to adding this incredible receiver to our XP1000 kits,” said Trevor Kaplan, SSV Works CEO. “Our customers asked for an easy plug-and-play upgrade, we listened, and now they have it!”

If you are currently running SSV Works’ MRB3 Bluetooth Media Receiver and are looking to upgrade, the new RG4-R1 kit is exactly what you need. Like most of SSV Works’ kits, RG4-R1 is a plug-&-play install, making it as simple as unplugging the current MRB3 unit, installing the new dash piece, and plugging in the new JVC unit. With the included harnessing, this Bluetooth Media Receiver plugs right into the current SSV system.

The KD-MR1BTS digital media receiver features Bluetooth, USB, a 2.7-inch color display, global tuner with weather band, 7-Band EQ, rear view camera capability, and is SiriusXM-Ready.

The KD-MR1BTS’ waterproof housing withstands jets of water from any direction thanks to IPX6 waterproof compliance. As a result, the receiver can be safely used not only in cars, but also in other types of motor vehicles including marine and motorsports use. A conformal coating safeguards electronic circuits from harsh environments that may contain moisture or chemical contaminants, providing a barrier to airborne contaminants from the operating environment, such as salt-spray, thus preventing corrosion.

“JVC is a legacy in the mobile audio radio market, and we could not be more excited to partner with such a brand and provide our Ranger XP1000 customers with the best powersports radio and overall audio solution kits in the market,” Kaplan concluded.

For more information, visit www.SSVWorks.com, call 818-991-1SSV (1778), or email sales@SSVworks.com.

JVC and KENWOOD Present Holiday Hours and Warm Wishes

LONG BEACH, CA (12.24.2020) – JVC Direct Dealer Support Team will be available at 1-866-456-3799 during the following hours:

All times are in Eastern Standard Time

12-24 10 AM – 2 PM
12-25 CLOSED
12-26 9 AM – 6 PM (Normal Hours)
12-27 10 AM – 7 PM (Normal Hours)
12-28 9 AM – 9 PM (Normal Hours)
12-29 9 AM – 9 PM (Normal Hours)
12-30 9 AM – 9 PM (Normal Hours)
12-31 10 AM – 2 PM
01-01 CLOSED
01-02 9 AM – 6 PM (Normal Hours)
01-03 10 AM – 7 PM (Normal Hours)
01-04 9 AM – 9 PM (Normal Hours)

Warm wishes to you and your loved ones for holiday celebrations filled with everything that brings you happiness.

Our KENWOOD Direct Dealer Support Team will be available at 1-866-843-6124 during the following hours:

All times are in Eastern Standard Time

12-24 10 AM – 2 PM
12-25 CLOSED
12-26 9 AM – 6 PM (Normal Hours)
12-27 10 AM – 7 PM (Normal Hours)
12-28 9 AM – 9 PM (Normal Hours)
12-29 9 AM – 9 PM (Normal Hours)
12-30 9 AM – 9 PM (Normal Hours)
12-31 10 AM – 2 PM
01-01 CLOSED
01-02 9 AM – 6 PM (Normal Hours)
01-03 10 AM – 7 PM (Normal Hours)
01-04 9 AM – 9 PM (Normal Hours)

We wish you a very Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year!

Visit us.jvckenwood.com for more.

JVC Presenting Online Training Sessions Dec. 8th & 16th

LONG BEACH, CA (12.08.2020) – Join JVC on Tuesday, Dec. 8th @ 12:00 PM EST OR Wednesday, Dec. 16th @ 9:00 PM EST as the topic will be a CLEAR path to your JVC product selling success. Show your customers you are the expert when it comes to JVC products with the knowledge you will gain from the last mass training of 2020.

Hear additional selling insights from special guest Ata Ehdaivand of Absolute Electronics in Rockville, MD & The Mobile Electronics Syndicate.

Come excited to learn things like:

· Why You Should SELL JVC
· NEW Dash Cam – Kicking off JVC’s USA introduction to the dashboard camera market – this dashcam has all of the right features at the right price
· KW-Z1000W Key Features – What You Need To Know
· Phone Mirroring – Simplify the different ways JVC products can mirror the screen of smartphones and tablets!
· Wireless Hi-Res Audio – With the need for the best in sound quality continuing to grow, JVC brought the missing piece to the puzzle with LDAC
· LED Lit Speakers – Rain or shine, JVC has the perfect solution for those harsher environments, and JVC always comes to light up the party!

Meeting Info – December 8th 12:00 PM EST
JVC – Our Vision Is CLEAR
Tue, Dec 8, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (EST)

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/470432685

Meeting Info – December 16th 9:00 PM EST
JVC – Our Vision Is CLEAR
Wed, Dec 16, 2020 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM (EST)

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/643561317

Visit us.jvc.com/car for more.

Remembering Karl Kawachi

LONG BEACH, CA (10.12.2020) – JVC Mobile Entertainment was greatly saddened to learn of the recent passing of one of their independent sales representatives, Karl Kawachi- Pro Line Hawaii.

Karl Kawachi

Karl- a long-time rep and pioneer of the Hawaiian 12-volt industry was a cultural icon and true music aficionado. He was born and raised in Hawaii and loved music early on, eventually playing bass guitar in his high school band. He was an early supporter of IASCA and DB Drag in the Hawaiian competition scene. He started Pro Line Hawaii in 1989 in Aiea, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. Prior to that Karl worked as a rep for Now Marketing, beginning in 1983. Among the many lines that Karl represented were JVC, Cerwin Vega, Eclipse, Electra Media, and Rockford Fosgate.

Karl valiantly battled cancer since 2017 until his passing on October 5th, 2020. He is survived by his wife Phyllis and daughters Sarah and Kelly.

“A friend to all and with a smile for everyone, Karl was a wonderful man and a true 12-volt pioneer in the islands,” said Ron Trout, JVC Director of Sales.

Visit jvc.com for more.