NAV-TV Partners with Kaba Ilco Corp to Bring In-House Automotive Locksmith and Remote Control Programming Capabilities to 12 Volt Specialty Retailers

CORAL SPRINGS, FL (03.12.2020) – NAV-TV Corp., a leading innovator and manufacturer of OEM integration and safety products for the automotive aftermarket, and Kaba Ilco Corp., the largest US-based manufacturer of key blanks and remote transponders for the automotive aftermarket, announce that they have entered into a strategic partnership.  

Under the partnership, authorized NAV-TV dealers will have access to the complete line of Kaba Ilco automotive Futura key cutting and duplicating machinesKeyfob programming unitsKey Blanks, and Look-Alike Remotes, enabling US-based 12 Volt Retailers with the ability to cut, program and clone automotive key fobs and remote controls.

“This opportunity opens up a completely new category for 12-volt retailers” stated NAV-TV Account Executive, Richard Flynn. “Not only does this provide NAV-TV dealers with a new profit center, but it will help to drive customers into their stores that would otherwise not be exposed to what our industry has to offer.”

Ilco and NAV-TV have been running test markets with select NAV-TV dealers since December 2019. Vik Moolchandani, General Manager of Long Island, NY based Avenue Sound, stated, “We brought the Ilco system into our Patchogue location in December of last year and have had tremendous success with the product. We are seeing attachment sales of the key fobs to existing customer tickets, as well as increased foot traffic as a direct result of the category. The key fob programming and key cutting services have opened up a new, high-profit revue stream for us and we will be adding an additional Ilco system at our Freeport location soon.”

Setup and product training is provided at no additional charge and attractive equipment financing and lease options are available. For dealers that may have an existing key cutting machine and/or key fob programmers, the Ilco key blanks and look-alike remotes may be ordered a-la-cart. According to Ilco, their products are not affected by the coronavirus parts availability shortage, and their products may be directly substituted for competing products that may be in limited availability.

 “Our new partnership with NAV-TV has not only opened our eyes to a brand new channel, but has provided exposure to a new information stream that will no doubt help us in the development of new products”, stated Kaba Ilco Account Manager, Jeff Brown. “We are excited and look forward to the future of our partnership.”

NAV-TV representative Phil Chartier and Ilco’s Jeff Brown will be visiting NAV-TV dealers with the Ilco demonstration van throughout the New England and New York area during late April and early May, with additional territories to be announced shortly. To schedule a free product demonstration at your facility, please email Phil at 12voltphil@gmail.com for an appointment.  

For more information on Kaba Ilco products, or NAV-TV’s existing line of over 950 other integration and safety products, please contact your NAV-TV sales representative at (866) 477-3336  (USA and Canada toll free) or (561) 955-9770 (International), or email our sales staff at sales@navtv.com

NAV-TV Appoints Belair & Associates as Factory Representative for Southern California

CORAL SPRINGS, FL & COSTA MESA, CA (12.05.2019) – NAV-TV Corp. has announced the appointment of Belair & Associates as Factory Representatives for the Southern California Territory.

“Michael Belair and Russ Brayall have been closely associated with the NAV-TV brand on both the retail and distribution side for years. Their technical aptitude and firsthand experience with our product line will enable them to properly service NAV-TV dealers in and around the Southern California market. We are pleased to have Belair & Associates on board,” stated NAV-TV Vice President, Derek Schmiedl.

Michael Belair, Firm Principal, is already on the road with a NAV-TV sample at Audiolab Car Stereo in Laguna Hills, CA.

“We are excited at the opportunity to work with NAV-TV. With the complexity of vehicles today, having a partner in NAV-TV gives our customers the opportunity to be able to say YES to integration from audio, to back up camera systems, and even to the protection of your vehicle. Having them along with our other vendor partners gives us an opportunity to deliver a complete solution from an integration standpoint, which is a big focus for our company, and with what is happening in our industry today,” stated Rep Principal, Michael Belair.

Belair & Associates began representing NAV-TV in Southern California on December 1, 2019. For more information, Belair & Associates may be reached at 714-376-6231, or via email at mikeb@belairandassociates.com

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NAV-TV Launches Smart-Link Modular Smart Phone Interface

CORAL SPRINGS, FL (11.26.2019) – NAV-TV Corp. has released the Smart-Link Smartphone Interface. Smart-Link enables the display and control of popular Smartphone content through factory radio touch screen displays, aftermarket radios or monitors.

Smart-Link is a universal and modular interface that can be used as a stand-alone unit connected to any monitor or radio with a composite (yellow RCA) input, or may be connected to a NAV-TV vehicle-specific interface that enables display and touch screen control. When used as a stand-alone unit, the interface may be controlled through the optional Smart-Link Controller or, for use in custom applications, through a 4-wire resistive touch-screen overlay.

Smartphones can be connected to the Smart-Link interface either wirelessly or hardwired. When connected through a wired connection, the Smart-Link provides charging for the connected device. To be compliant with Country or State hands-free laws, the device supports Bluetooth hands-free calling as well as phone dependent voice commands which the included noise-canceling microphone. In-vehicle audio routing is achieved through the factory auxiliary audio port or vehicle dependent auxiliary audio interface.

“NAV-TV pioneered the automotive video integration field over 20 years ago and offers solutions for the vast majority of vehicles on the road today. Rather than reengineering vehicle-specific Smartphone integration offerings, we decided to take a modular approach that allows the addition of Smartphone integration to current NAV-TV products. This approach allows our dealers to stock less inventory while having the ability to support a broad range of vehicle applications,” stated NAV-TV Vice President, Derek Schmiedl.

A video demonstration showing the Smart-Link integrated into a Porsche CDR31 radio is available on NAV-TV’s YouTube channel. In addition to Porsche, vehicle-specific NAV-TV integration offerings that support Smart-Link are also available for the following vehicles:

The Smart-Link and Smart-Link Controller are available and shipping now with a retail price of $399.00 and $40.00 respectively.

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