FlashLogic by Audiovox Introduces the Ultimate Audiovox today unveiled the latest FlashLogic™ product – FLSTART – which is designed exclusively for Mercedes Benz® and BMW® vehicles. This unique product uses the factory Key FOB and thanks to the use of vehicle specific wiring harnesses, it offers a quick and simple installation. When used in combination with CarLink, the Company’s Smartphone interface module, it will allow users to start and/or control vehicle convenience options virtually anywhere in the world.
KENWOOD INTRODUCES INDUSTRY’S FIRST WIFI-EMBEDDED IN-DASH AUDIO/VIDEO CONNECTED RECEIVERS Kenwood announced the introduction of two in-dash DVD entertainment receivers with built-in WiFi communication capabilities intended to allow for enhanced operation of navigation, hands-free control of social media, cloud-based content search and content sharing with compatible external devices. The connected receiver’s embedded WiFi accesses a dedicated Kenwood server, which manages a series of moving-vehicle-optimized utilities, bringing a nearly unlimited amount of cloud-based services, content and search capabilities.
KENWOOD INTRODUCES NEW EXCELON POWER AMPLIFIERS WITH A THIN CHASSIS PROFILE AND EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE Kenwood USA Corporation announced the introduction of three new power amplifier models that combine high performance with a new thin chassis profile and small-footprint design. To achieve the thinner chassis profile, Kenwood designed each amplifier for the highest efficiency of space. This was made possible by reducing the footprint of the power supply by 40% compared to a conventional class AB design, made possible in part by the use of lower-profile power supply capacitors reduced height by 33%. Angling the internal heat sink by 45-degrees reduces height by 25% without sacrificing any heat dissipation. Moving the wiring connector strip to the inside of the amplifier and accessing all wiring connections through a removable panel on top of the amplifier reduces size, protects all connections from damage and results in a clean, professional installation. The choice of low tolerance, high quality components results in an extremely accurate, clean sound quality that becomes audible through the use of the highest quality loudspeakers
Kenwood chose Pacific Northwest territory representative, N&S Marketing for its top honor - 2012 Rep of the Year. This Bellevue, WA-based organization consistently delivers top results and manages a very important multi-territorial key account while servicing a broad base of mobile electronics specialist retailers and cultivating an impressive reputation among their rep company peers. Congratulations to Dale Naeseth, Barry Lightfoot, Ryan Christie, Darin Plemel, Jack Weiss, Grover Reed, Stephanie Baijot, Art Pohlman and Sjoukje Peterson for an outstanding team effort.”
Kenwood was also pleased to honor the following rep companie for their outstanding leadership and sales efforts within its Western Region, by naming Rep Company of the Year, Western Region: N&S Marketing, Bellevue WA, Dale Naeseth principal
Infinity® Line Invigorates Car Audio with New Kappa® Speakers to Bring True High Fidelity to Any Auto Attention to detail defines the Infinity premium line of automotive speaker systems, featuring smooth, audiophile-grade performance, reduced mounting depths and a lineup to suit every installation HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, announces availability of the Infinity® Kappa® Series, an all-new line of high-fidelity automotive speakers for premium aftermarket installations. The Kappa speakers are offered in all popular sizes for simple installation in factory-provided locations and are built with the premium details for which the Infinity brand has long been recognized in high-quality automotive audio.
KICKER®’s PX-Series Amplified Controller for iPod/iPhone is the Head Unit in Any Vehicle KICKER has developed and perfected a solution for iPod® or iPhone® users to easily add tunes to vehicles not previously equipped with a music source. The PXi50.2 Amplified Controller for iPod and iPhone delivers the weather-resistant quality expected from KICKER powersports gear, while also providing a way for users to enjoy their personal soundtrack while driving, and without any head unit! The small-footprint device features a “brain”/amplifier unit that connects with an iPod or iPhone and delivers 50 watts of power (25w x 2 at 2 Ohms) to any aftermarket audio system in most any vehicle, including but not limited to motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, boats, snowmobiles, hot rods, golf carts, farm tractors or riding lawnmowers.
Best-in-Class KICKER® ZXS-Series Subwoofer Amplifiers Smaller Than Ever With all the characteristics of reliable, powerful ZX-Series Amplifiers, the new KICKER® ZXS-Series Amplifiers continue to provide trouble-free amplification and loud, clear sound, and now from a significantly smaller heat sink than its ZX counterparts. Two models of ZXS monoblock amps are available, both under 14 inches long and easy to handle during installation. And they can still be personalized with colorful vinyl skins.
N & S Awarded Kenwood Western Excellence in Sales Award Kenwood was pleased to honor N & S Marketing rep for its outstanding leadership and sales efforts.
KENWOOD INTRODUCES NEW HIGH PERFORMANCE CD RECEIVERS WITH EXPANDED CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS Kenwood USA Corporation announced the introduction of six high-performance CD receivers, all of which have audio connectivity and control capabilities for music files stored on iPhone, iPod and new for 2012, Android smartphones. Kenwood is able to achieve Android smartphone connectivity through the use of the Kenwood Music Control app for Android, available for free from the Android Market in January, 2012. Users simply download the Kenwood Music Control app onto their Android smartphone, switch the phone over to mass storage playback mode and the Kenwood receiver will then allow for full iPod-like browsing of music files and control over content playback. Also new for 2012 is the iPhone App Mode which can allow for basic control of popular apps such as Slacker Radio and iHeart Radio when used with an iPhone.
KENWOOD INTRODUCES NEW IN-DASH NAVIGATION PRODUCTS FOR 2012 Kenwood USA Corporation announced the introduction of newly-engineered in-car multimedia and navigation systems, all of which feature built-in Pandora Internet radio link and Bluetooth hands free performance. New for 2012 is Android smartphone connectivity, allowing for complete control of music files native to an Android-platform smartphone from the touchscreen of the Kenwood. A breakthrough in seamless OEM integration with a factory SYNC system is made possible through Kenwood’s first-to-market introduction of CarPortal for iDataLink Maestro (manufactured and sold by Automotive Data Solutions). Using the iDataLink Maestro module and vehicle-specific quick-connect T-harness system, these Kenwood in-dash navigation models communicate with the vehicle data network and SYNC module.
KENWOOD INTRODUCES NEW MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTS WITH GARMIN STREETPILOT APP UPGRADE CAPABILITIES - Kenwood announced the introduction of three newly-engineered in-car multimedia systems, all with expanded connectivity and entertainment capabilities including Pandora Internet radio link and audio streaming via Bluetooth. This year, all models have the ability to upgrade to Garmin navigation via a special app (available on the Apple iTunes Store). Unlike most navigation apps available today, the Garmin StreetPilot for iPhone 4 downloads the mapping database directly onto the iPhone 4 which allows for instantaneous routing and re-routing without the need for continuous 3G service, avoiding long download times and high data charges. Using Garmin StreetPilot app for iPhone 4 (with the optional Kenwood Vehicle Display Interface in-app upgrade), the Garmin mapping information from the iPhone 4 can be displayed on the screen of the Kenwood.
Audiovox Forms Partnership to Add OE Vehicle Audiovox announces a new strategic partnership and distribution agreement in the OE category with the introduction of its new line of OE Vehicle Integration kits engineered by DICE Electronics, a respected industry leader in OEM vehicle integration. Under the new agreement, Audiovox Electronics will have exclusive distribution rights to the DICE Electronics line and Dice Electronics will continue research, design and development with their U.S. based engineering team.
Epson Launches Full Line of 2D and 3D Full HD 1080p 3LCD Home Theater Projectors for Cinema Enthusiasts and Custom Installers PowerLite Pro Cinema 6010, Home Cinema 5010/5010e and 3010/3010e Deliver Epson America today announced its first line of 2D and 3D Full HD 1080p home theater projectors with the new 3LCD™ PowerLite® Pro Cinema 6010, and Home Cinema 5010/5010e and 3010/3010e. With both home cinema enthusiasts and custom installers in mind, Epson utilizes new Bright 3D Drive technology for an exceptional 3D viewing experience at home on a big screen. Epson’s new line offers a range of value-add features and performance at varying price levels to accommodate virtually all home cinema projection needs, including an entry-level solution available for less than $1,600.
iPort releases LaunchPort - The world’s first inductive charging and mounting system for iPad 2™. LaunchPort consists of three parts: PowerShuttle hard case with inductive charging for iPad BaseStation table top mounting and charging location for the PowerShuttle WallStation wall mounting and charging location for the PowerShuttle The PowerShuttle is retained onto the BaseStation and WallStation magnetically, providing an incredibly user-friendly and totally secure mounting solution that allows the iPad to be rotated through a full 360 degrees, into landscape or portrait mode. The LauchPort inductive charging system starts charging the iPad wirelessly, as soon as the PowerShuttle is docked onto either the WallStation or BaseStation; eliminating the need for external chargers and cables. The PowerShuttle includes a pass-through mini USB connector, should the user wish to charge iPad when a BaseStation or WallStation are not available. In addition to providing a more ergonomic feel with its hand grips and soft-touch finish, the PowerShuttle also features an acoustic wave guide that passively amplifies and directs sound towards the front of iPad, creating a better listening experience for the user.
N & S Joins up with Harman Mobile N & S Marketing is delighted to announce that we have been selected by Harman Mobile Electronics to represent Infinity and JBL mobile products in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. In addition , the company's distribution wing will stock a substancial assortment of their product in their Bellevue distribution center. The Infinity and JBL brands have long been among the best recognized amp and speaker lines in the USA and we are excited to be affiliated with this top tier company.