JVC Multimedia Receivers Shine with DVD Playback, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Support

LONG BEACH, CA (07.03.2020) – JVC Mobile Entertainment is pleased to announce the shipment of 2 new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto ready multimedia receivers; the KW-V660BT (MAP $369.95), and KW-V66BT (MAP $369.95).

The CD/DVD playback equipped KW-V660BT and KW-V66BT extend JVC’s already impressive offerings of multimedia receivers to a current total of 12 to date for 2020.  They provide a simple step-up solution from the KW-M560BT and KW-M56BT CD/DVD-less digital multimedia receivers, which began shipping earlier this Summer. 

“Although we’ve seen a trend in consumers moving towards digital media entertainment options, there is still a significant demand for CD/DVD playback equipped models,” said Steve Cote, JVC Eastern Regional Sales Manager.  “By featuring an immense value combination of driver safety options, sound quality, various media type support, and unique features such as Gesture Touch Control, these models are ready to impress!” 

Some of the most notable features on both the KW-V660BT and KW-V66BT include:

• 6.8” WVGA Capacitive Touch Monitor
• Apple CarPlay Via USB
• Android Auto Via USB
• SiriusXM Ready
• USB Mirroring for Android Phones*
*App Required (Mirroring OA for JVC App)
• DVD and CD Playback
• Built-in Bluetooth
• Rear USB Port with 1.5A Rapid Charging
• Digital Time Alignment
• 13-Band Graphic EQ
• Rear View Camera Ready
• Mounting Sleeve and Trim Plate Included

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

JVC Joins Forces with iDatalink Maestro for Virtual Trainings

LONG BEACH, CA (04.01.2020) – JVC Mobile Entertainment is collaborating with iDatalink Maestro to provide virtual trainings to authorized dealers this Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00 PM EST, highlighting their exclusive features.

 JVC has expanded their multimedia lineup to now offer 8 receivers that provide support for iDatalink Maestro RR/RR2, with 2 of their receivers providing “Advanced Support”.  Exclusive features, including the best in OEM volume knob support and dynamic guideline camera overlay will be covered during the training.  

“We are excited about the opportunity to team up with JVC to provide information on our combined exclusive features, as well as provide an overview of our entire product line,” said Matt Yerger, iDatalink Maestro’s E-Learning Manger.  “By leveraging the power of both brands at once, dealers can capitalize on efficiently learning about the best in offerings for their customers.” 

JVC has been focusing on providing virtual trainings to its dealers and distributors over the course of the last several weeks and is now committed to further dedicating its time and resources to this.  “We want to ensure that our dealers are ready to provide the best in product technology and support, and collaborating with iDatalink Maestro allows us to maximize these efforts in an efficient manner,” said Ron Trout, Director of Sales for JVC’s Mobile Entertainment division.   

If you are interested in attending this virtual training webinar and/or If you are interested in setting up a personalized virtual training session, please contact your JVC sales rep for details. 

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

RPM & Midwest Sales Group Earn JVC Rep of the Year Awards

LONG BEACH, CA (02.17.2020) – JVC Mobile Entertainment announced its rep of the year awards during their annual rep meeting held last week.  Dominating the western territory was RPM Sales Group, with Midwest Sales Group capturing the eastern territory recognition. 

Midwest Sales Group, based in Yorkville, IL, has been independently owned and operated by Steve Fahlmark – who has been taking pride in providing the best in customer relations to his dealers since its onset in 2002.  Steve prides himself in being very information driven, keeping dealers in tune with everything that’s current and staying in constant contact with them.  “By continuously visiting my dealers in person, I can ensure that our goals align, maximizing their sales programs to ensure that they can be profitable and provide their customers with the best in mobile electronics product offerings”, stated Fahlmark.  “Steve takes customer service to the next level, engaging with his dealers on a regular basis and providing support whenever and wherever they need, which aligns perfectly with the heart of JVC’s culture,” added Steve Cote, JVC Eastern Regional Sales Manager. 

From Downing, CA, RPM Sales Group was honored to receive the rep of the year award for the western territory.  Maria Perez, Eddie Ramirez, David Lopez, and Mike Fox all team up to represent the RPM Sales Group, which began in 2004, centering themselves as having an extreme passion for the industry of which they came from. “It’s really exciting to recognize such an impressive group of individuals that make up the team at RPM Sales Group,” stated Ron Trout, JVC Director of Sales. “This award is not just given away, but rather earned by those that create an environment for their dealers to become successful, of which RPM Sales Group team members focus on daily.”

“JVC would like to extend a HUGE Congratulations to both rep firms, and also recognize its entire rep force for their extraordinary efforts in 2019,” added Trout.  “We are looking forward to an exciting and productive year ahead!”

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JVC Debuts HD Radio and Alexa Built-In Audio Receiver at CES

LONG BEACH, CA & LAS VEGAS, NV (01.09.2020) – JVC Mobile Entertainment is introducing its new HD Radio equipped digital media receiver, the KD-X470BHS ($139.95 MSRP) at this year’s CES, completing its line of 10 new audio receivers for 2020. The KD-X470BHS will proudly showcase increased sound quality and advanced features along with its built-in HD Radio tuner. The model also touts Alexa-Built-in.

The KD-X470BHS just began shipping and is the final model of audio receivers to ship for 2020, accompanying the KD-X270BT ($89.95 MSRP), KD-X370BTS ($109.95 MSRP), KD-T710BT ($109.95 MSRP), KD-TD71BT ($109.95 MSRP), KD-T910BTS ($119.95 MSRP), KD-TD91BTS ($119.95 MSRP), KD-T915BTS ($149.95 MSRP), KW-X840BTS ($139.95 MSRP), and KW-R940BTS ($159.95 MSRP).

Josh Bowen, JVCKENWOOD Product Specialist, showing off the latest JVC Mobile Entertainment products on the show floor at CES 2020.

HD Radio is a great feature for users that enjoy listening to AM/FM stations with enhanced content and better sound quality, all with no monthly fees. HD Radio is a Digital technology that allows a radio station to transmit more information in the same radio wave, enabling higher quality sound and additional content. HD Radio technology upgrades AM Stations to FM Station-like sound quality, while FM Stations are broadcast with CD-like sound quality. Unlike typical FM or AM transmission, HD Radio has crystal clear reception with low noise and no audio distortion.

Amazon Alexa is now included in 9 of JVC’s new audio receivers and is a new feature to the industry. Alexa was created to make life just that much more convenient. This great new feature allows easy access to Alexa with the simple push of the Alexa button on the receiver. This completely changes the game for smartphone users, now able to speak to Alexa using simple voice commands to enjoy your favorite music and content from streaming services like the SiriusXM and Pandora mobile apps, get directions to the nearest gas station or anywhere you would like to go, control smart home devices, and more — all while you keep your eyes safely on the road ahead.

In addition to these great features, the KD-X470BHS will also elegantly showcase a modernized appearance with a 2-zone variable color illumination display that’s available for music sync illumination, of which creates that perfect look as it sits in the dash of your vehicle. While maintaining a more than satisfying appearance, it also delivers several key elements for better sound as well, including a 13-Band graphic EQ with 11 preset EQ settings, time alignment, space enhancement, sound lift, K2 technology for enhanced digital sound quality, and 3 sets of 5 volt high voltage RCA Pre-outs. To add to the ease of use, it features a shallow chassis (3-15/16”) mounting depth, and is also be compatible with the JVC remote control app for easy control from your smartphone. The KD-X470BHS is also SiriusXM-Ready (SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner and subscription sold separately), providing access to over 150 channels of the widest variety of ad-free music, plus entertainment, news, comedy and sports you won’t hear anywhere else.

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JVC Names SSV Works as New Premiere Powersports Distributor for KD-MR1BTS Digital Media Receiver

LONG BEACH, CA (01.07.2020) – Debuting at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, JVC Mobile Entertainment is thrilled to announce a brand new partnership with SSV Works, the market leader in powersports. Named as JVC’s premiere powersports distributor for the KD-MR1BTS digital media receiver, SSV Works will provide vehicle specific plug & play dash kits and harnessing for some of the most popular side-by-sides to date.

“In an ongoing effort to create excitement and offer product solutions to meet our customer’s demands, a partnership with SSV Works made perfect sense,” said Ron Trout, JVC Director of sales. “By leveraging SSV Works’ extensive off-road vehicle experience, we are certain the JVC KD-MR1BTS is in excellent hands.”

The JVC KD-MR1BTS provides outdoor enthusiasts with a super rugged, IPX6 rated receiver with the best in functionality, performance, and design. Along with its 2.7” color display, it has built in Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming, a built-in global tuner with weather band, a 7 Band EQ + 2 sets of RCA Pre-outs for system expansion, a USB and camera input, and is also SiriusXM-Ready. With its simple, clean, and aggressive design concept, large buttons make common tasks like adjusting the volume or pressing a control button while wearing gloves easy.

With the convenience of SSV Works plug & play solutions for select Polaris and CanAm side-by-sides shipping this Spring, customers will be able achieve high-end sound that’s built to last, now easier than ever before.

Come by and see it in action at the SSV Works booth N4900 and the JVCKENWOOD booth N4602 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Jan. 7 – 10.

For more information on JVC Mobile Entertainment and SSV Works, please visit us.jvc.com/car and SSVWorks.com.

JVC Shipping In-Car Air Purification Systems

LONG BEACH, CA (12.24.2019) – JVC Mobile Entertainment has introduced two new premium products that will provide enhanced convenience for health conscious users. The new KS-GA100 (MSRP $99.95) and the KS-GA10F (MSRP $29.95) will now allow users the option of in-car air purification right from their vehicle’s cupholder.

The KS-GA100 is 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 your 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. It 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 will be available in select channels only. 

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JVC Ships Double Din Audio Receiver with Alexa Built-In

LONG BEACH, CA (12.20.2019) – JVC Mobile Entertainment is excited to introduce three new premium products that will provide enhanced convenience for tech savvy and health conscious users. The new KW-X840BTS (MSRP $139.95) is 2-Din Digital Media Receiver that is now offering Alexa Built-In, while the new KS-GA100 (MSRP $99.95) and the KS-GA10F (MSRP $29.95) will now allow users the option of in-car air purification right from their vehicle’s cupholder.

The KW-X840BTS is the 9th receiver from JVC to include Amazon Alexa. With Alexa built-in, it’s never been easier to enjoy your favorite music and content from streaming services like the SiriusXM and Pandora mobile apps, play audiobooks and podcasts, receive driving directions, and more – all while keeping your focus on the road ahead. Users with Alexa-compatible smart home devices can also easily control devices right from the car, including thermostats or porch lights. Simply download the Amazon Alexa companion app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to set up Alexa on your JVC Receiver.

The KW-X840BTS that recently began shipping, will be replacing the previous year’s model KW-X830BTS and builds upon the features it offered to increase driver safety and convenience. In addition to its new Alexa integration, the new KW-X840BTS will also feature a shallow chassis for ease of installation. It will maintain several key features like, JVC Streaming DJ, K2 Technology with a 13 Band EQ and Digital Time Alignment, and a 1.5 Line LCD display with 2-Zone Variable Color Illumination.

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