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Detroit -- October 29, 2019 – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. will attend the 2019 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from Tuesday, November 5 – Friday, November 8 along with an anticipated 70,000 industry professionals. 

Alpine will join aftermarket truck and SUV accessory supplier, Smittybilt, in South Hall Upper in the Powersports & Utility Vehicles section (booth #35061) where they will give product demonstrations in Alpine’s new 2020 Jeep® Gladiator, Switchback.

Switchback is loaded with Alpine’s 9-inch X409-WRA-JL Weather-Resistant Navigation System with Off-Road Mode, a direct-fit solution for the new 2018 – Up Jeep® Wrangler and 2020 Jeep® Gladiator, and a PSS-23WRA Powered System Upgrade.

Drawing from industry research and Voice of Customer technology gathered at national Jeep® events, Alpine was inspired to create a demo vehicle that resonated with the Jeep® community’s weekend trips near or on the beach by creating an interior system designed for top on or off use.

The X409-WRA-JL is a direct-fit dash solution made up of a large, 9-inch screen housed in a matching trim bezel that’s resistant to weather and various outdoor elements like sand and dirt. The high-visibility screen can adjust to high or low-light driving conditions for cleaner, brighter images even with the top off.

The PSS-23WRA sound system solution is also weather-resistant and designed for excellent sound performance with the top on or off. The included PWE-S8 Powered Subwoofer is installed under the passenger’s seat to maximize bass extension throughout the Jeep and deliver a front and center sound stage for optimized performance.

Following Alpine’s recent move to their new headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, the Brand Business Unit, originally located in Torrance, California, engaged Alpine’s OEM Unit to collaborate on the build and promote an increasing synergy within company operations. Elements of the build were utilized from products designed by the OEM unit.

The tailgate is designed to look like an early Alpine stereo, with a large functional volume knob and six classic “Alpine green” buttons on the faceplate to control the automation. The bed houses a motorized assembly with 40 Bluetooth® speakers that articulate for optimal sound positioning. Three 12-inch R-Series subwoofers are also installed in the bed for bass extension and increased volume. LED lights are placed around the speaker installation for added aesthetic.

The intention of the build is to deliver an exceptional interior experience that can extend to the exterior of the vehicle, for continued entertainment inside or outside of the Jeep®, no matter the weather conditions. Additional collaborators include Smittybilt, Pro Comp, Rubicon Express, and G2 Axle and Gear.

Outside of SEMA, Switchback will be touring with the Alpine Event Truck and Trailer at Jeep lifestyle events. For more information on Alpine’s event schedule, follow Alpine-USA on Facebook for updates on future events.

Jeep® is a registered trademark of FCA US LLC.

Best-in-class DSP-enabled amplifiers, vital OEM integration tools and much more make ultimate sound quality attainable for nearly every vehicle  

Seattle, Wash., October 23rd, 2019 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com), makers of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets has announced that they will be showcasing a full lineup of premium aftermarket car audio products at the 2019 SEMA tradeshow in Las Vegas, Booth 11665 North Hall. Highlighted new models include 5-channel amplifiers with 1300 watts of total system power and available DSP. Additionally, AudioControl will introduce several new Load Generating Devices (LGD’s) that enable technicians to add aftermarket audio components to a wide range of OEM entertainment systems from Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Maserati.

"Our newest amplifiers and LDG’s open up significant opportunities for our dealers, and we are very excited to showcase them at the upcoming SEMA show,” stated Chris Bennett, National Sales Director - Mobile at AudioControl. “Additionally, these new products round out the most compelling full line of aftermarket car audio products available from any brand, including premium amplifiers from 1 to 6-channels, our legendary DM-RTA audio analyzer and OEM integration solutions that represent vital opportunities to deliver best sound quality for each customer."

New 5-Channel Amplifiers
Two new 5-channel amplifiers from AudioControl both offer 125 watts X4-channels RMS at 4-Ohm (200watts RMS X4 at 2-Ohm) and 500 watts X1-channel at 2-Ohm along with eight speaker level inputs with selectable summing capability. The D-5.1300 delivers onboard DSP control of all amplified outputs and a pair of low-level outputs as well. The DSP interface is managed by the highly intuitive DM Smart App designed for all of AudioControl’s DSP amplifiers. The LC-5.1300 offers the same outstanding specs and performance without the DSP features.

OEM integration with two new Load Generating Devices (LGD)
Most new vehicles use a class D amplifier platform in their factory sound systems. These amplifiers can become unstable when they are connected to aftermarket audio equipment, causing system noise and overall compatibility issues. In order to maximize the upgrade opportunity for 12-volt retailers, AudioControl engineers created the LGD series of solutions, which seamlessly interfaces these newer OEM systems with aftermarket amplifiers. The AudioControl AC-LGD20 was designed specifically for Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Maserati audio systems without an amplifier. The AC-LGD60 provides interface capability for these same vehicles that feature audio systems with an amplifier.

DM-RTA
The AudioControl DM-RTA is a sophisticated yet compact audio analyzer containing powerful analysis software designed to provide installers with the features of a fully functioning Oscilloscope, Voltage Meter, Real Time Audio Analyzer (RTA), SPL Meter and Polarity Checker. Because installers are often on-the-go and in cramped spaces when building a car audio system, the DM-RTA was designed to be light weight, compact and durable. Input/output options are staggering, including balanced XLR inputs, phono and RCA style unbalanced inputs as well as speaker level inputs designed to make OEM audio system interface a snap. Digital audio output options include Optical, COAX and USB. The DM-RTA is powered by a 5-hour rechargeable battery so that it can be effortlessly deployed anywhere.

PLEASE VISIT AUDIOCONTROL AT 2019 SEMA, BOOTH 11665 NORTH HALL

AudioControl is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets since 1977. Based in Seattle, WA, AudioControl offers premium quality home theater and whole-house entertainment products, distributed audio amplifiers for commercial applications and a legacy of outstanding car audio processors, amplifiers and OEM interface solutions sold and installed worldwide by qualified professionals. For more information visit audiocontrol.com  or contact AudioControl at +1 425-775-8461 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SEMA attendees swarm the AudioControl booth to see new products and participate in a festive after-hours training event co-hosted by Mobile Solutions

Seattle, Wash., November 14th, 2019 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com), makers of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets has returned from a wildly successful exhibition at the 2019 SEMA show in Las Vegas. SEMA showcases the best and brightest from the automotive aftermarket, and AudioControl’s booth in the North Hall was ground zero for the finest audio products at the event. AudioControl and Mobile Solutions also hosted an after-hours training event, the fourth consecutive year that the companies have collaborated, that was filled to capacity at the Orleans Hotel.

"The facility at the Orleans worked out very well for our co-hosted event—we were able to accommodate more than 150 attendees in a classroom-style setting in addition to seating for casual conversation and networking,” stated Chris Bennett, National Sales Director - Mobile at AudioControl. Bennett opened the event by welcoming everyone to the expansive taco bar, then turned it over to National Sales Trainer Matthew Palumbo for some valuable insights on new AudioControl products before all eyes and ears were tuned to a Mobile Solutions Fabrication Demo with Bryan Schmitt, Gary Bell and Chris Pate. Nearly all of the event attendees remained long past the training and enjoyed the after-hours festivities and camaraderie until closing. “AudioControl and Mobile Solutions thank all who attended and are already planning next year’s event, so we encourage our dealers to mark their calendars—see you in 2020!”

AudioControl Showcases New 5-Channel Amplifiers

Two new 5-channel amplifiers from AudioControl both offer 125 watts X4-channels RMS at 4-Ohm (200watts RMS X4 at 2-Ohm) and 500 watts X1-channel at 2-Ohm along with eight speaker level inputs with selectable summing capability. The D-5.1300 delivers onboard DSP control of all amplified outputs and a pair of low-level outputs as well. The DSP interface is managed by the highly intuitive DM Smart App designed for all of AudioControl’s DSP amplifiers. The LC-5.1300 offers the same outstanding specs and performance without the DSP features.

OEM integration with two new Load Generating Devices (LGD)

Most new vehicles use a class D amplifier platform in their factory sound systems. These amplifiers can become unstable when they are connected to aftermarket audio equipment, causing system noise and overall compatibility issues. In order to maximize the upgrade opportunity for 12-volt retailers, AudioControl engineers created the LGD series of solutions, which seamlessly interfaces these newer OEM systems with aftermarket amplifiers. The AudioControl AC-LGD20 was designed specifically for Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Maserati audio systems without an amplifier. The AC-LGD60 provides interface capability for these same vehicles that feature audio systems with an amplifier.

DM-RTA

The AudioControl DM-RTA is a sophisticated yet compact audio analyzer containing powerful analysis software designed to provide installers with the features of a fully functioning Oscilloscope, Voltage Meter, Real Time Audio Analyzer (RTA), SPL Meter and Polarity Checker. Because installers are often on-the-go and in cramped spaces when building a car audio system, the DM-RTA was designed to be light weight, compact and durable. Input/output options are staggering, including balanced XLR inputs, phono and RCA style unbalanced inputs as well as speaker level inputs designed to make OEM audio system interface a snap. Digital audio output options include Optical, COAX and USB. The DM-RTA is powered by a 5-hour rechargeable battery so that it can be effortlessly deployed anywhere.

AudioControl is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets since 1977. Based in Seattle, Wash., AudioControl offers premium quality home theater and whole-house entertainment products, distributed audio amplifiers for commercial applications and a legacy of outstanding car audio processors, amplifiers and OEM interface solutions sold and installed worldwide by qualified professionals. For more information visit audiocontrol.com  or contact AudioControl at +1 425-775-8461 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New Head Units, Amplifiers, Subwoofers, Speakers & Accessories from BOSS Audio’s Car/Truck, Marine, Powersports, & Motorcycle Lines Will be Showcased During the Show

OXNARD, Calif., Oct. 3, 2019 - BOSS Audio Systems (www.bossaudio.com), a leader and innovator in 12 Volt aftermarket audio and video products, is proud to announce that it will feature a host of new and recently launched car/truck, marine, powersports, and motorcycle products during the 2019 SEMA Show, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Nov. 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth N11769.

“Boss Audio recently announced that we are taking the brand in new and exciting directions with a modern look while redefining great value, great performance, and what a great customer experience should be in today’s marketplace,” said Doug Kern, BOSS Audio Systems VP of Sales. “For more than 30 years, we have been a leader in the car and truck audio market category. And now with the immense popularity of the marine and powersports categories now represented at the annual SEMA SHOW and with their significant short and long term potential, we are designing even more quality market-specific products that more people can enjoy at great price points alongside our increased options for the car and truck categories. SEMA 2019 is the ideal venue to present the new BOSS Audio for all of these categories.”

Sam Rabbani, CEO and founder of BOSS Audio Systems, explained, “We’ve taken the initiative to modernize our branding and product offerings across multiple markets while at the same time strengthening our already market-leading approach to customer service. We are focusing on ‘Plug and Play’ and easier DIY installable products with added features, all at usually half the price points of our competitors that offer products with the same feature sets.”

From amplifiers, speakers, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto head units, to marine head units, subs, and speakers, to powersports and motorcycle speakers and accessories, BOSS Audio will be showing its most recent and acclaimed lines in Las Vegas. “During the past few months we have launched new and exciting products that have already garnered great reviews and been part of featured nationally-featured installations, and we can’t wait to present them at SEMA 2019,” added Kern.

Featured products include:

  • BVCP9685A double-DIN multimedia head unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • MGV550B Bluetooth® marine gauge digital media AM/FM receiver
  • BAB8/BAB10 low profile powered subwoofers
  • UTV4B Bluetooth® amplified all-terrain sound system
  • Phantom Series (Phantom800 and Phantom900) motorcycle speakers
  • MRGB10WMRGB10B
  • MRWT40RGB waketower speakers
  • BCAM80/60/70

For more information, please visit www.bossaudio.com.

Since 1987 BOSS has produced quality audio and video products that feature the latest technology while consistently delivering a clean and powerful sound. Our in-house acoustic, design, mechanical, and electronics engineers collaborate with a vast resources of global manufacturing partners, working as a team to infuse products with state-of-the-art features that have made each listening experience more enjoyable for over 30 years.

The company offers more than 400 car, marine, and Power Sports products that are sold in 130 countries, both in storefront retailers and online. Headquartered in Oxnard, CA, with offices in Shenzhen, China, BOSS leverages robust logistical and production capabilities to create optimized audio and video experiences as well as deliver innovative products. 

All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® announces a booth filled with custom vehicles and celebrity appearances at the 2019 SEMA Show, November 5-8. KICKER will be located in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall, booth #11861, and will play host to three groups of prominent racers from Discovery Channel’s® “STREET OUTLAWS” hit television series.

To make KICKER’s SEMA experience even more exciting, the 46-year audio brand has packed the booth with several celebrity signings. On Tuesday from 11-12 p.m., True Fire™ airbrush artist Mike Lavallee stops by the KICKER booth to meet fans and show off his recent custom build.

On Wednesday from 1-3 p.m., the stars of “STREET OUTLAWS” and the “405” brand will be at the KICKER booth. Chuck “Death Trap” Seitsinger, Ryan “Fireball” Martin and Jeff Lutz will meet fans and sign autographs.

On Thursday, more “STREET OUTLAWS” set up, beginning with Farmtruck and AZN from 10-11 a.m., followed at 1-3 p.m. by Justin “Big Chief” Shearer, Shawn “Murder Nova” Ellington and “Daddy Dave” Comstock signing autographs and meeting showgoers.

KICKER’s hottest original equipment manufacturer (OEM) offering to date, the sound system in GMC’s® MultiPro™ Tailgate is a GM® exclusive and will be demonstrated, featuring a 100-watt amplifier, 4-inch weatherproof coaxial speakers, and Bluetooth® streaming with 3.5mm audio jack and charging USB plug.

The MultiPro Tailgate System will be shown on a 2020 GMC Sierra 2500HD, which will also feature KICKER’s VSS™ (Vehicle-Specific Solutions) audio system inside the truck. The VSS system is a plug-and-play kit that includes a powered subwoofer, low power-draw amplifiers with digital signal processing (DSP) and a unique sound signature, all in factory mounting locations with no modifications to the vehicle’s interior.

Returning to the KICKER booth for 2019, Goodguys® (Rod and Custom Association) Gold Award-winning shop SicChops will bring a 1951 Oldsmobile Club Coupe, dubbed “Silvia.” Wrapped in upholstery by legendary interior artist Ron Mangus, the ‘51 Olds has a full complement of KICKER’s premier Q-Class audio equipment including an L7QB8 loaded aluminum subwoofer enclosure.

Next to Silvia, Lavallee’s 1951 Mercury will be on display, also sporting a full KICKER Q-Class audio system. The “Dead Sled” will feature four 10-inch, Q-Class subs providing the bass, while four sets of Q-Class component speakers deliver the mid and high range.

Showcasing its powersports business, KICKER will also bring a 2017 Polaris® GENERAL® to the booth. Using a KICKER/SSV Works™ Phase 5 audio kit for the front stage, the GENERAL will also include a trio of KICKER TB10 tube subwoofers, four KMTC 9-inch Horn-Loaded Tower Systems, and 2,400 additional watts of KXM-Series all-weather amplification.

More than 30 elite builders throughout the show will use KICKER gear as their audio partner of choice. Classic Car Studio, RMD Garage and the Ring Brothers are among the world-class fabricators that feature KICKER audio products in their builds this year.

Full event details are available on the SEMA Show web page at www.semashow.com.

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for boat and automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking more information on KICKER or Livin’ Loud® may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit the brand website at www.kicker.com. Consumers can follow KICKER socially at Facebook.com/kickeraudio, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio, and use the hashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.

Discovery Channel and STREET OUTLAWS are registered trademarks of Discovery Communications LLC.

Goodguys is a registered trademark of the Goodguy Enterprises Inc.

True Fire is a trademark of Mike Lavallee Inc., dba Killer Paint.

Polaris and GENERAL are registered trademarks of Polaris Industries, Inc.

SSV Works is a trademark of SSV Works Inc.

GMC and GM are registered trademarks of GM, its subsidiaries, affiliates or licensors.  MultiPro is a trademark of GM, its subsidiaries affiliates or licensors.

Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and its affiliates.

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® announces a booth filled with custom vehicles and celebrity appearances at the 2019 SEMA Show, November 5-8. KICKER will be located in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall, booth #11861, and will play host to three groups of prominent racers from Discovery Channel’s® “STREET OUTLAWS” hit television series.

To make KICKER’s SEMA experience even more exciting, the 46-year audio brand has packed the booth with several celebrity signings. On Tuesday from 11-12 p.m., True Fire™ airbrush artist Mike Lavallee stops by the KICKER booth to meet fans and show off his recent custom build.

Hands-On Demonstrations of Latest Powersports and Connected Car Technologies

VISTA, Calif. (October 28, 2019) – Directed announced today it will be showcasing the company’s full line of Winter 2019 products at the SEMA Show 2019, including breakthrough solutions for the remote start and security, connected car, powersports and ignition interlock categories.

“We always look forward to exhibiting at SEMA, one of the hottest and most important gatherings in our industry,” said Bob Struble, Directed CEO. “We’re here to meet with our longtime 12 Volt retail partners and share with them our latest connected car and DS4 offerings. We’ll also be focused on growing our relationships and building new business in the powersports channel, as we highlight our innovative powersports products.”

Directed is demonstrating its Viper Powersports GPS Recovery and Viper Powersports Security systems installed in a 2018 Can-Am Maverick X3 MAX side-by-side. These products were specifically designed to protect and track popular powersports vehicles - motorcycles, ATVs, side by sides, watercraft and snowmobiles.

Directed is also sharing the roadmap for its flagship DS4 remote start and security technology. The expanding DS4 ecosystem, including the industry’s first wireless siren DS4WS, will be on display. Booth attendees will also experience the blazing-fast speed of Viper SmartStart Pro, the industry’s fastest connected car solution. 

Directed can be found at Booth #37024 located in the Powersports section of South Hall Upper of the Las Vegas Convention Center from November 5th – 8th.

Not a Directed Dealer? Please visit www.directed.com/contact/ or call (800) 876-0800 to become a Directed Dealer today! 

Directed is a world leader in automotive electronics, the largest North American designer and marketer of consumer-branded vehicle security and remote start systems, and a pioneer in the connected car space. Its products connect more consumers to their vehicles than anyone else on the planet. Directed markets its broad portfolio (sold under Viper®, Clifford®, Python®, Autostart®, AstroStart®, Alcohol Detection Systems® and other brands) through leading national retailers and specialty chains. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

November 8, 2019 -- SEMA 2019 was once again an amazing experience for all the DS18 team and everyone who attended this very exciting yearly event. Sasha Susterman (CEO) was attendance with our strong DS18 Team that consisted of some of our most experienced staff to help the large crowd with info about all our new tech. The large booth was a spectacle to behold with Rob Ferro’s Big Bad Wolf Jeep taking center stage filled with a plethora of all our newest and best-selling products. Large 4k TVs spanned throughout the booth showing videos, music, and DS18 gatherings to bring perspective to all the passers by that wanted to see why DS18’s motto is We Like It Loud!

Many vehicles throughout SEMA in various booths all had DS18 sound to show off and bring even more glamour to their build. Hery’s Intruder Jeep, which has more than 30 large speakers was a sight to see while the crowds gathered outside to hear what exactly this monster can do for a large audience. Diego’s Red Mustang was a sight to see and was one of the most photo friendly tuner cars on the lot with its aggressive stance, DS18 Red paint, and full custom DS18 sound system.

We would like to thank all our dealers and fans for dropping by and hanging out while we updated them on all the awesome things just released and much more to come throughout the year.

Photo by Rob Ubilla: Sasha Susterman (CEO) Rob Ferro (Mr.Ds18) Diego Navarro (Lead Engineer) Hery Santiago (DS18 Representative) Kenny Alcala (Tech and Fabricator) Luis Delgado (The Tech and Internet Specialist)

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800-489-2300 

November 1, 2019 -- The MXAMCAPP Headless Unit is an innovative iOS or Android app controlled media center that provides the full functionality of a traditional head unit in a hide away box. This unit is unlike anything else on the market and is far more than a simple Bluetooth receiver. The MXAMCAPP is a fully functional source unit with AM/FM radio, AUX, Bluetooth, and weather band, adjustable EQ settings and even RGB LED control. The unit features an onboard 50w x 4 channel amplifier which is powerful enough to push a 4-speaker system. It also includes front/rear/subwoofer RCA outputs to expand your system into any desired configuration.

The Memphis app allows you to adjust EQ settings, fade/balance, adjust RGB lighting options, set your preset radio settings and more. Users can have the full functionality of a traditional radio without having to alter their vehicles dash in any way. Memphis has included a 6-button wired remote which can be installed into a standard rocker switch knock out location which can be installed if desired. The unit and the remote are IP66 certified making them ideal for powersports and marine applications. The MXAMCAPP allows users to retain the factory look of their vehicle or watercraft while enjoying the full functionality of a traditional head unit making this unit the perfect solution for boats, side-by-sides, hot rods, custom cars or any other special application.

This is more than just a stand along headunit replacement, this powerful app controlled technology has also recently been integrated into the Memphis Audio MXA46SB28 soundbar. The powerful 300w 8 speaker soundbar can be used as the hub for any powersports sound system and controlled with the Memphis App radio technology. Visitors of SEMA can demo these units live at the Memphis Audio SEMA North Hall booth 11671, visitors will also be entered to win a FREE audio system courtesy of Memphis Audio.

A Heated Lightbar, Edgeless Slimline, Side Light and High Output Series Joins the Expanding Product Line

Holly Hill, Fla. –  October 15, 2019 – Heise LED Lighting® by Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket 12volt installation solutions, will introduce four new styles of automotive LED lightbars at the 2019 SEMA Show. To fit more bumpers, tight spaces and hidden applications in vehicles, Heise is unveiling a new 20-inch single-row Edgeless Slimline Lightbar with a clean, modern look, free of screws in the front view. A 22-inch Dual-Row Heated Lightbar with 40 high-output LEDs will also join the brand’s lightbar lineup, designed with a heating element to automatically melt the frost on snowy days. Additionally, Heise will have a new High Output Dual-Row Side Light Series and a High Output Dual-Row Lightbar Series in multiple lengths that offer even brighter off-road lighting solutions with more illumination.

20-Inch Edgeless Slimline Lightbar

Heise offers a clean, seamless look that blends with any vehicle with their new Edgeless Slimline Lightbar, available in a 20-inch size to fit many aftermarket bumper installations. The Edgeless Slimline lightbar offers an 8-degree spot beam pattern that is more focused than previous models with a higher 5,309 lumen output. A modern streamlined appearance is void of the traditional look of screws on the front of the lightbar. This style doesn’t sacrifice its durability or IP rating, as it features Heise’s proprietary torture-tested heavy-duty construction with a virtually unbreakable polycarbonate lens and integrated-epoxy encapsulated electronics. It is rated IP67 with a military breather port that allows moisture to escape.

HE-TSL20 Product Specifications:

• Length: 20”

• Wattage: 64W

• Raw Lumens: 5309 lm

• Current Consumption @ 13.8V: 5.33A

22-Inch High Output Dual-Row Heated Lightbar

Fight the frost with Heise’s new 22-inch high-output heated lightbar. The heating element will activate below 41°F to assist with defrosting and de-icing of the lightbar and will automatically shut off when the temperature reaches 41°F or higher. This lightbar is torture-tested and IP67 rated to withstand the worst environments and has 120 watts with 10,800 lumens of light. It is designed with integrated advanced thermal management and a military breather port that allows moisture to escape and prevents fogging while defrosting the surface of the light for added visibility during snow season. This powerful lightbar is constructed with integrated-epoxy encapsulated electronics, a virtually unbreakable polycarbonate lens and die-cast aluminum housing. The hybrid 90-degree flood beam pattern offers a wide angle of illumination while the 8-degree spot beam provides intense light in the center flanked by the wide beam for extra coverage.

HE-HDRH22 Product Specifications:

• Length: 22”

• Wattage: 120W

• Raw Lumens: 10,800 lm

• Current Consumption @ 13.8V: 8.27A

High Output Dual-Row with Side Light Series

New Dual-Row Lightbars with Side Lights are designed to provide even more coverage to illuminate the road ahead and all around the vehicle. This new series is available in three different lengths and features a set of diffused LED end caps on both sides of the bar that produce a 240-degree field of light. A high output of illumination ensures that one lightbar will provide more than enough coverage for dark nights. This series is constructed with Heise’s signature torture-tested design, a military breather port and is rated IP67 to withstand the worst environments.

HE-HDRS Series Products Specifications:

• Lengths: 9.2”, 15.2” and 23.2” (HE-HDRS8, HE-HDRS14, HE-HDRS22)

• Wattage: 48W, 84W and 132W

• Raw Lumens: 4,760 lm, 8,000 lm and 12,300 lm

• Current Consumption @ 13.8V: 3.58A, 5.58A and 9.58A

High Output Dual-Row Lightbar Series

Heise is going brighter than ever with an even higher output lightbar series that produces more lumens than their existing dual-row series. These powerful lightbars are engineered with integrated-epoxy encapsulated electronics, a virtually unbreakable polycarbonate lens, a military breather port and die-cast aluminum housing. They have been torture-tested and are IP67 rated to withstand the worst environments and are available in lengths from 8 to 50 inches. The hybrid 90-degree flood beam pattern offers a wide angle of illumination while the 8-degree spot beam provides intense light in the center flanked by the wide beam for extra coverage.

HE-HDR Series Products Specifications:

• Length: 8”, 14”, 22”, 32”, 42” and 50” (HE-HDR8, HE-HDR14, HE-HDR22, HE-HDR32, HE-HDR42, HE-HDR50)

• Wattage: 36W, 72W, 120W, 180W, 240W and 288W

• Raw Lumens: 3,240 lm, 6,480 lm, 10,800 lm, 16,200 lm, 21,600 lm and 25,920 lm

• Current Consumption @ 13.8V: 2.26A, 4.5A, 4.52A, 4.52A, 16.5A, 8.8A and 18.1A

Metra Electronics will showcase these new products at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas from November 5th - 8th at booth 37017 in the South Hall Upper Level with their off-road, truck and powersports products. They will also be at Metra’s main booth 11639 in the North Hall. Visit HeiseLED.com for additional product information and to see the new full-line catalog, available on opening day of the SEMA Show.

At Metra, 12-volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world.  We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources into developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-SPEC®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp® and Metra Marine®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.  For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

Holly Hill, Fla. –  October 8, 2019 – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket 12volt installation solutions, will introduce new automotive cameras from iBEAM® at the 2019 SEMA Show. As more drivers see the value in upgrading their vehicles to reduce blind spots, prevent a collision, and in the event of an accident, protect themselves from liability with recorded footage, installers have an opportunity to provide quality aftermarket solutions from iBEAM that rival high-end OEM options.

Universal 360-Degree Interior View Cameras

iBEAM will introduce two new camera systems that record everything going on while driving - both inside and out. The difference between the kits is that one displays video on a replacement rearview mirror monitor and the other has a built-in DVR and displays video on an LCD monitor that mounts to the dash or windshield.

The TE-360M45 replacement rearview mirror with a built-in 360-degree dash camera mounts onto the windshield to simultaneously record the driver's view of the front of the vehicle and the interior of the vehicle. The TE-DVR360 dash camera and touchscreen LCD monitor is mounted onto the windshield for a complete 360-degree view from the driver's perspective, including the interior of the vehicle. Both systems allow the user to pan left or right on the touchscreen for a wider field of view and also offer a split or quad-screen view. The camera kits also include a rearview camera that mounts outside on the back of the vehicle for a 130-degree diagonal field of view when in reverse. Both cameras have an interior audio recording and snapshot capability that is ideal for rideshare or commercial drivers looking to document both the interior and exterior vehicle events with high-definition 1080p video recording. Both the TE-360M45 and the TE-DVR360 come complete with a universal mount for any car model and easy installation. The TE-360M45 comes with 480x845 resolution on a 4.5” touchscreen monitor that displays within the replacement rearview mirror, while the TE-DVR360 comes with 480x800 resolution on a 4” LCD touchscreen with a built-in DVR. 

Owners can choose to record while driving and also when they are away from their vehicle. The parking mode features are equipped with built-in collision lock G-sensors that begin to record with a shock to the vehicle when it is turned off and parked. This built-in collision lock ensures that video is recorded and files are locked in case of an accident to avoid overwriting. Footage is stored on a microSD card that can support up to 32GB of space. Storage management is automated with the loop recording feature that is continually deleting old footage in minute segments to record new footage.

TE-360M45 Product Specifications

●      360-degree front camera view: 1440x1440/H360 @ 24fps (includes driver’s view of the front of the vehicle and interior of vehicle)

●      Users can touch the video screen to pan from one side to the other to see a wider field of view from the front camera

●      Rear camera view: 1280x720 @ 15fps

●      Rear camera field of view: diagonal 130 degrees, horizontal 90 degrees (+ or - 5 degrees), vertical 52 degrees

●      Interior audio recording

●      LCD 4.5" touchscreen built into replacement rearview mirror

●      Maximum 32GB microSD card (class U1 or U3) (sold separately)

●      Resolution: 480x845

●      1080p

●      Luminance: 400 nits

●      Parking mode and monitor

●      Collision lock support

●      Universal mount, if vehicle does not have a universal footprint for mirror windshield mount than it requires a TE-M06 mount (sold separately)

●      3 year warranty

 

TE-DVR360 Product Specifications

●      360-degree front camera view (includes driver’s view and interior of vehicle)

●      130-degree rear camera included for rear of vehicle recording

●      Rear camera field of view: diagonal 130 degrees, horizontal 90 degrees (+ or - 5 degrees), vertical 52 degrees

●      Interior audio recording

●      480x800 resolution on LCD 4" touchscreen monitor for viewing

●      1080P

●      Luminance: 400 nits

●      Loop recording in minute segments

●      Built-in DVR with collision lock support

●      Maximum 32GB microSD card (class U1 or U3) (sold separately)

●      Parking mode feature to record while the vehicle is off

●      Voltage protection

●      Mounts to the windshield using double-sided tape (included in the kit)

●      3 year warranty

 

Replacement Third Brake Light Cargo Camera for Ford® 

iBEAM is introducing a new solution to replace the factory third brake light with a rear-facing camera designed for the 2015-2019 Ford F-150, the 2019 Ranger and the 2017-2019 F-Series Super Duty models. The camera allows the driver to keep an eye on any cargo in the bed of the truck with a 170-degree rear camera view. This unobtrusive camera is complete with a black-out lens, matches the OEM style and has easy installation.

TE-FDCC1 Product Specifications

●      LED third brake light replacement  

●      Built-in camera with black-out lens 

●      Resolution: 480 TV lines 

●      Field of rear camera view: diagonal 170 degrees, horizontal 130 degrees, vertical 92 degrees

●      Min. illumination: 0 lux

●      Selectable parking lines 

●      32 foot /10 meter extension cable included

●      22 inch /.55 meter camera cable included

●      IP68 rated

●      Rear mounting

●      3 year warranty

Metra Electronics® will showcase these new products from iBEAM at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas from November 5th - 8th at booth 11639 in the North Hall. iBEAM will also have its new Motion Detection Camera (TE-MDC) and Tailgate Handle Camera for Ford (TE-FDFTG) on display, which were both released earlier this year. iBEAM’s new products will also be featured in Metra’s 2019 New Product Guide, released on the opening day of the show and available for download at MetraOnline.com. Additional vehicle safety solutions can be seen at iBEAMusa.com.

At Metra, 12volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world.  We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources into developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-SPEC®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp® and Metra Marine®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.  For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

NEW for 2020, Reference Series speakers feature rich sound while delivering deep bass

SEMA, Las Vegas – MB Quart is showcasing the new Reference Series speakers at SEMA 2019 (booth #60012). Included in the new line is a 200 Watt, 2-Way component system, the RS1-216. This system includes 6.5” Reference, 2-Way component speakers, with .75-inch Titanium Widesphere technology tweeters, with lightweight craft pulp paper with bamboo fiber cones, and high-end external crossover. The Reference speakers are engineered across all models with the same shared technology as the RS1-216.

RS1-216 Reference 2-Way Speaker System

Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product & Marketing for Maxxsonics USA said, “The Reference Series represents a huge evolution for MB Quart. By using world class materials, we hope to bridge the gap between ultra-high-end and entry-level products with an extremely high value speaker line with outstanding sound quality characteristics.”

See the full Reference line at SEMA (booth #60012), during the Maxxsonics Keynote on November 5th, at 8:00am and get an exclusive hands-on tour of the system. 

FEATURES ACROSS THE LINE INCLUDE:

Titanium Dome Tweeters: 0.75” Titanium dome tweeters for musical reproduction of high frequencies

WideSphere Technology: Unique tweeter off-axis dispersion design creates a larger-than-life soundstage

Curvilinear Cone: Lightweight craft pulp with bamboo fiber cone for strength and superior bass frequency reproduction

Low Resonant Frame: Aerospace grade PA66 composite with 30 percent glass fiber speaker frame to assure that no harmonic distortions affect the tone of the speaker

Audiophile Crossover: The crossover network, which guides the frequencies to each driver, is designed with tight tolerance components for superb sound quality

“The goal is to provide our loyal customers with outstanding performance and increased applications without breaking the bank,” Sherman said.

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MB Quart is the high-end audio brand known for it’s most elaborate and distinctive designs, while producing rich sound quality. Founded in 1962, MB Quart began producing professional studio microphones and headphones at its headquarters in Obrigheim, Germany. Through research, innovation, and a dedication to the highest standards of sound quality, MB Quart continues to grow its product line throughout its 50 year history. Our slogan, Music Defined, is the superior standard to how MB Quart holds itself accountable for pushing the bar the forward. Consumers of these products are able to experience a wide range of audio solutions that will deliver on all of their needs for powersports and marine machines. The MB Quart brand is owned by Maxxsonics USA, based near Chicago, IL. 

For additional information go to the brand website at https://mbquart.com/about

Established in 2001, Maxxsonics is a global leader in the mobile, marine, and powersports audio industries and specializes in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories that are branded Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. Additionally, Maxxsonics is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Kawasaki off-road vehicles and Polaris® off-road vehicles. 

For additional information go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/

NEW for 2020, Premium Series speakers take the top tier in the mobile lineup

SEMA, Las Vegas – MB Quart is showcasing the new, top of the line, Premium Series speakers at SEMA 2019 (booth #60012). Included in the new line is a reintroduction of a classic MB Quart configuration that we have not offered for several years, the PS1-316 400 Watt, 3-Way component system. This Premium audiophile system is a 3-Way component package complete with a pair of newly designed 1” Magnesium dome Widesphere technology tweeters that deliver exceptional musical reproduction of high frequencies (with a large sweet spot or off-axis listening area) plus two pairs of mid-range and mid-bass drivers. 

The larger drivers start with a pair of 4” mid-range speakers (to handle higher midrange tones) and a pair of 6.5” mid-bass drivers for drums and high sub frequencies. These drivers utilize the curvilinear cone shape that MB Quart made famous and are constructed from a lightweight aerated pop paper with Mica blend. The mids and mid-bass speakers are housed in an innovative frame which is engineered with PA66 composite with 30% glass fiber added. This material renders the frame inert, eliminating harmonic distortion from vibration.

PS1-316 Premium 3-Way Component System

The entire package is controlled by an external three-way crossover network that will be appreciated by any audiophile for its ability to guide the proper frequencies from the amplifier into the appropriate drivers without coloring the sound. This is accomplished through the use of high tolerance, private label parts. Every model in the Premium line is engineered with the same meticulous care that we put into the PS1-316.

Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product & Marketing for Maxxsonics USA said, “At MB Quart, we put sound quality above everything else and our new Premium Series speakers are just the latest example of this approach. The use of exotic materials, like lightweight aerated pop paper cones with Mica blend and real magnesium tweeter domes, is yet another big step in performance for the MB Quart brand.” 

About the Premium Series Speakers

FEATURES ACROSS THE LINE INCLUDE:

Magnesium Dome Tweeters: 1-Inch Magnesium dome tweeter for musical reproduction of high frequencies

WideSphere Technology: Tunable waveguide tweeter housing with removable phase lens to create a largerthan-life soundstage

Curvilinear Cone: Lightweight aerated pop paper cone with Mica blend for strength and superior bass frequency reproduction

Low Resonant Frame: Aerospace grade PA66 composite with 30% glass fiber speaker frame to assure that no harmonic distortions affect the tone of the speaker

Audiophile Crossover: The crossover network, which guides the frequencies to each driver, is designed with tight tolerance components for superb sound quality

“These are some of the best sounding speakers MB Quart has ever offered. We’re excited to offer these speakers in new sizes and configurations in an effort to make life easier for installers,” concluded Sherman.

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MB Quart is the high-end audio brand known for it’s most elaborate and distinctive designs, while producing rich sound quality. Founded in 1962, MB Quart began producing professional studio microphones and headphones at its headquarters in Obrigheim, Germany. Through research, innovation, and a dedication to the highest standards of sound quality, MB Quart continues to grow its product line throughout its 50 year history. Our slogan, Music Defined, is the superior standard to how MB Quart holds itself accountable for pushing the bar the forward. Consumers of these products are able to experience a wide range of audio solutions that will deliver on all of their needs for powersports and marine machines. The MB Quart brand is owned by Maxxsonics USA, based near Chicago, IL. 

For additional information go to the brand website at https://mbquart.com/about

Established in 2001, Maxxsonics is a global leader in the mobile, marine, and powersports audio industries and specializes in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories that are branded Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. Additionally, Maxxsonics is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Kawasaki off-road vehicles and Polaris® off-road vehicles. 

For additional information go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/

Holly Hill, Fla. – November 5, 2019 – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive solutions, introduces a new LED lighting brand, Daytona Lights™, at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. This new brand of aftermarket automotive LED lighting includes ultra-slim and dual-row LED lightbars, cube-style LED lights, and headlight replacement bulbs and decoders at an affordable cost for budget-conscious consumers.

The new Daytona Lights™ value series, manufactured by Metra Electronics of Holly Hill, Florida, (located next to Daytona Beach, FL), has been inspired and named after the area’s history of automotive racing and motorcycle events. This new brand has been engineered and manufactured to meet all international standards while providing incredible value for vehicle owners. All of the Daytona Lights series products are rated IP67 and have undergone rigorous testing during the development and manufacturing process and then again before leaving the factory. Metra Electronics’ 70+ year history, experience and approach to engineering and manufacturing ensures that all of these products stand out among the competitors and provide both quality and value, season after season.

Products Featured at the 2019 SEMA Show:                                    

The Ultra-Slim Lightbar Series (DL-US) has a spot beam pattern and is available in 6 different lengths, from 7.25 inches to 50.25 inches. These lightbars are rated IP67, are constructed of black die-cast aluminum, stainless steel hardware, a polycarbonate lens and integrated-epoxy encapsulated electronics. The slim fit is ideal for installation into tight applications when additional off-road lighting is desired, without the need for an obtrusive or large lightbar system.

The Dual Row Lightbar Series (DL-DR) features a combination of 90 degree flood and 8 degree spot beam patterns, and is available in 7 different lengths, from 8 inches to 52 inches. They are constructed of black die-cast aluminum, stainless steel hardware, a polycarbonate lens and integrated-epoxy encapsulated electronics. These lightbars are rated IP67 and have a military breather port that allows moisture to escape and eliminate fogging. The combination beam pattern and dual-row LEDs provide extra illumination and lighting coverage for off-road use.

The Dual Row Cube Lights (DL-CL1) are 2.75 by 4 inches in size (including the bracket) and come with 6 LEDs. These bright cube lights provide 2,520 raw lumens with a 90 degree flood beam pattern and total of 36 watts. Made with integrated-epoxy encapsulated electronics, a polycarbonate lens and aluminum housing construction, these durable cube lights are rated IP67 and are sold as a pair. They are the ideal addition to any vehicle desiring off-road lighting.

Replacement LED Headlight Bulbs (DL-H) come in single and dual-beam options at a great value. These bright lights are designed to fit into tight spaces with a compact design that doesn’t compromise performance. By engineering a high density fin design, these bulbs stay as cool or even cooler than traditional LED bulbs with bulky heat sinks or messy braid designs. The light output is equally impressive with a total of 6,000 lumens of cool white (6500K) illumination per pair using 20 watts per bulb. Kits are available in the most common headlight sizes.

CANBUS Decoders (DL-HD) will complete a replacement headlight installation and are used with vehicles that have CANBUS systems that monitor the headlights. These decoders are plug-n-play connectors that stop the headlights from flashing and come in a pair with either single-beam or dual-beam options.

The SEMA Show, hosted November 5th - November 8th, is one of the largest trade shows in the world and attracts the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place. The event also provides educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and much more. Metra Electronics will have two booths at the event displaying all of their new products from their 12volt brands. See the new Daytona Lights™ product line at Metra’s main booth 11639 in the North Hall and powersports, truck and off-road accessories booth 37017 in the South Hall Upper.  The full Daytona Lights catalog will be available at  MetraOnline.com on the opening day of the show and in both show booths.

At Metra, 12-volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world.  We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources into developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-SPEC®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp® and Metra Marine®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.  For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

Holly Hill, Fla. – October 9, 2019 – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive solutions, is introducing Heise® High Performance Trailer Lights and Accessories under their existing Heise LED Lighting Systems® brand. Aftermarket trailer customization presents a growing opportunity for installers due to the growing number of non-commercial drivers purchasing trailers to haul their ATVs, UTVs, boats and other cargo, in addition to commercial drivers looking to upgrade their fleet vehicles. Metra is meeting this demand with a new product line that includes products ranging from universal trailer LED marker lights, clearance lights and lightbar brackets to work lights, lighting connection accessories and more. iBEAM® commercial-grade safety products designed for large vehicles are also available in this lineup and new hardware from The Install Bay® offers a convenient “one-stop-shop” for installation professionals to order everything they need from one place. New products will be on display with Metra Electronics at the 2019 SEMA Show and in a new trailer catalog, available at MetraOnline.com on the opening day of the show.

Heise Rear Trailer LEDs Lights

To illuminate the rear of the trailer, Heise has 6-inch oval trailer lights with 14 LEDs, with and without rubber grommets that are sonically sealed and weather resistant. The 6-inch oval trailer lights with the rubber grommets are available in red (HE-TR6001), amber (HE-TR6002) or white (HE-TR6003) LED colors respectively for vehicle braking/turning/taillight, turning or backup functions. The 6-inch oval trailer lights without the rubber grommets also come in red (HE-TR6005), amber (HE-TR6006) or white (HE-TR6007) LED colors respectively for vehicle braking/turning/taillight, turning or backup functions. For oval trailer lights that include LED stop/turn/taillight and backup lights, Heise offers the HE-TR6004. This 6-inch oval backup light, without grommets, has 10 red LEDs for the stop/turn/taillight functions that surround 4 white backup light LEDs and are sonically sealed and weather resistant.

To add more options for the rear of the trailer, Heise offers 4-inch round trailer lights with 14 LEDs with and without rubber grommets that are sonically sealed and weather resistant. These 4-inch round trailer lights with the rubber grommets are available in red (HE-TR4001), amber (HE-TR4002) or white (HE-TR4003) LED colors respectively for vehicle braking/turning/taillight, turning or backup functions. The 4-inch round trailer lights without the rubber grommets also come in red (HE-TR4005), amber (HE-TR4006) or white (HE-TR4007) LED colors.  For round trailer lights that include LED stop/turn/tail and backup lights, Heise offers the HE-TR4004. This 4-inch round backup light, without grommets, has 10 red LEDs for the stop/turn/taillight functions that surround 4 white backup light LEDs and are sonically sealed and weather resistant.

For more visible braking, turning and backup lights, Heise’s new HE-TR1501 thinline light LED bar is only 1-inch tall but features 13 bright LEDs. With 10 red LEDs for the stop/turn and taillight functions that surround 3 white backup light LEDs, this lightbar cannot be missed on the road.

Heise Marker Lights

Heise’s new rectangle marker lights with reflectors function as both a clearance light and a side marker light when properly mounted. In red (HE-TRRF01) and amber (HE-TRRF02), these lights have the 2 LEDs and reflectors combined in one.

Heise’s marker clearance lights also come in 2.5-inch round marker lights with 9 LEDs, with and without rubber grommets. The 2.5-inch round marker lights with the rubber grommets are available in red (HE-TR2501), amber (HE-TR2502) or white (HE-TR2503) LED colors. The 2.5-inch round marker lights without rubber grommets are also available in red (HE-TR2504), amber (HE-TR2505) or white (HE-TR2506) LED colors.

In addition to the 2.5-inch round marker clearance lights, they also come in 2-inch and .75-inch sizes. The 2-inch round marker clearance lights are available with 6 LEDs in red (HE-TR2001), amber (HE-TR2002) or white (HE-TR2003) LED colors. The .75-inch round marker clearance lights come with 3 LEDs in red (HE-TR7501), amber (HE-TR7502) or white (HE-TR7503) LED colors.

Heise Work Lights

Heise’s existing lineup of work lights are idea for trailers and commercial heavy equipment vehicles. They come in black die-cast aluminum housing in 4.75-inch diagonal, 3.625 by 2-inch and 3.625 by 1.75-inch sizes. Each working light is rated IP67 with stainless 316 hardware and integrated-epoxy encapsulated electronics.

Vehicle Safety and Connection Accessories from iBEAM

Reducing blindspots in large trailers or commercial vehicles is a growing priority for drivers. iBEAM has several commercial wireless monitors and cameras designed for larger vehicles where running wires isn't possible or easy. iBEAM also has several heavy-duty cameras with night vision designed specifically for larger commercial vehicles. These existing solutions are included in the new trailer line and new camera connection accessories will be introduced at SEMA.

To allow drivers to quickly power, connect and disconnect the cameras when hooking or unhooking from trailers and other electrical devices, Metra is featuring a new quick disconnect cable and pair of brackets from iBEAM. The new TE-TCEX-1 is a quick disconnect cable with water-resistant seals that has 32 feet of cable to run through the truck to the monitor with a maximum of 10 additional feet of extendable coil at the hitch. The new TE-TRBRKT is a pair of trailer quick disconnect brackets. They are made of heavy-duty metal and have an open slot on the mounting bracket for the disconnects that makes running the cable much easier. These products work together to make connecting and disconnecting the camera from the trailer easier and safer for everyone involved.

Trailer Wiring and Installation Accessories from The Install Bay

New trailer wiring will include a variety of options for installers to provide everything needed for integrating electrical aftermarket parts. New products include, all copper hook-up wire, trailer connectors (with copper internals), all copper trailer wiring plugs (for basic hook-up of the 3 lighting functions), all copper trailer harness (for custom harness applications), all copper trailer wire (for RVs, boats and utility trailers), copper and all copper jacketed primary wire (for auto/truck/construction and light marine), and finally bulk trailer wire colors (for electrical usage in fleet vehicles).

Additional accessories range from connectors, terminals, cables and tubing, to hardware kits and tools. Two featured must-need accessories are the Brake Light Flasher (IBBLF) for use with non-LED third brake lights and the Strobe Flash Controller (IBLEDBLF) for use with LED third brake lights to flash the third brake light for extra visibility. With a wide range of installation accessories from Metra’s 12volt brands, Metra’s new line of trailer accessories is a one-stop-shop for lighting, safety and aftermarket installation projects. 

Metra Electronics will showcase these new products at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas from November 5th - 8th at booth 37017 in the South Hall Upper Level with their off-road, truck and powersports products. They will also be at Metra’s main booth 11639 in the North Hall.

At Metra, 12-volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world.  We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources into developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-SPEC®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp® and Metra Marine®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.  For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

Holly Hill, Fla. –  October 16, 2019 –  Metra Electronics® will debut a new set of universal 7-inch replacement headlights with an RGB backlit LED to give owners more styles and custom color choices for their vehicle in addition to an RGB LED headlight and fog light kit. These universal lights will fit most of the newer Jeep Wrangler® models (including the 2018-up* JL with use of adapter) and other vehicle applications with a 7-inch round headlight and 4-inch round fog light. Additional accessories including fog light adapter harnesses and connectors will also be available. An 8 gang switch panel designed for outdoor vehicles from Heise® will also be introduced to integrate lighting control for aftermarket add-ons. These products will join Metra’s large display of off-road, truck, Jeep® and powersports products at the 2019 SEMA Show in booth 37017 in the South Hall Upper Level and also be at their main booth 11639 in the North Hall.

RGB Backlit LED Headlight (JP-704RGB)

The new JP-704RGB replacement headlight set features backlit (15) 5-watt RGB LEDs in each light and produces 4,000 lumens for the high beam and 2,200 lumens for the low beam. The virtually unbreakable polycarbonate lens cover makes this the ideal off-road solution for trail riding Jeep owners. The HE-CBRGB controller is sold separately and required for operation of the RGB lights, which allows the user to change colors, sync to music and more from the Heise RGB app, available for Android® and iOS® devices. The control box is sealed so that it can be mounted in an engine compartment without fear of failure and features a simple two wire connection. This headlight set also works with Heise’s existing RGB accent lights, plus Infinite Series lightbars and cube style lights with RGB backlit LEDs, allowing an entire system to be synced using the HE-CBRGB controller.

RGB LED Headlight and Fog Light Kit (JP-706RGBKT)

A different style of 7-inch headlights with addressable RGB LEDs will be introduced in the JP-706RGBKT kit, which features (9) 5-watt LEDs in each headlight. The headlights produce 3,600 lumens of illumination for the high beam and 2,400 lumens for the low beam. This kit also includes a set of matching 4-inch fog lights with RGB LED lights and the RGB controller. The fog lights have (6) 5-watt LEDs each that produce 1,400 lumens of illumination. Drivers will be able to change the color of their lights with the swipe of a finger with 120 different color changing patterns that can sync to music and are controlled via the Car Light mobile app, available for Android® and iOS® devices. Both of the new RGB replacement headlights are rated IP67 and use the standard H4 connectors.

Adapter Harness for Fog Lights

The new JP-JWFLAH is a simple plug-n-play 9145 to PSX24W connector adapter harness for Jeep Wrangler 2010 and up* JK and JL models that comes in a 2-pack. This harness is designed for use with specific Heise (HE-JWBFL01, HE-JWSFL01, or HE-JWBFL02) or Metra Jeep Accessories (JP-706RGBKT) fog lights only.

H4 Connector to H13 Connector

The new JP-H4H13DE is designed for 7-inch headlights in 2007-up* Jeep Wrangler JK models. This set comes with 2 adapters and 2 CANBUS decoders to eliminate the bulb out warning light and flickering of headlights when replacing factory lights with aftermarket lights.

Heise® 8 Gang Switch Panel

Integrate lighting control into any Jeep model with Heise’s universal control panel that can fit into the dash panel, center console, vehicle pillar or even the overhead sunglass holder. This gang switch panel system controls up to 8 different auxiliary LED lights or electrical devices and has 50 different switch stickers included for customization. Blue LED backlighting illuminates the switches and it can handle all types of 12V DC accessories. The panel is ideal for applications such as cars, trucks, Jeeps®, ATVs/UTVs, RVs and even boat installations. The compact control panel measures 2.6 by 4.6 inches while the under-hood mounted control box has a 4.2 by 7.5 inch footprint.

Metra Electronics® will showcase these new products at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas from November 5th - 8th at booth 37017 in the South Hall Upper with their off-road, truck, Jeep® and powersports products. They will also be at Metra’s main booth 11639 in the North Hall. A new catalog for Metra’s Jeep® Accessories will also be released on the opening day of the show and available for download at MetraPowerSports.com.

*See MetraOnline.com for up-to-date, vehicle specific information. 

At Metra, 12volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world.  We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources into developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-SPEC®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp® and Metra Marine®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.  For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

This New Patent-Pending Solution Will Fit More than 250 Vehicle Applications

Holly Hill, FL – October 31, 2019 – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket dashboard kits, is excited to showcase their Universal Floating Mount engineered exclusively for the Pioneer Modular Solutions DMH-C5500NEX 8-inch touchscreen in-dash receiver. The 108-UN02 is designed to "float" the modular Pioneer touchscreen display panel in front of a vehicle's original radio location using a series of included brackets, plus provide the ability to easily mount the Pioneer hide-away chassis into the radio/pocket location of more than 250 existing Metra Double-DIN kits for 1990 to current vehicle applications.

“This patent-pending solution will allow installers to stock one part that adapts the Pioneer DMH-C5500NEX to work with many of Metra’s existing dashboard kits they already have in their store and enable installation into a wide range of vehicles,” says Jason Anderson, VP of Product Research and Development at Metra Electronics. The 108-UN02 is expected to begin shipping by the end of October and will be on display at SEMA Show booth 11639 in the North Hall from November 5th - 8th.

108-UN02 Product Details:

●      A universal solution for installing the Pioneer Modular Solutions DMH-C5500NEX 8-inch touchscreen display and hide-away chassis into practically any application

●      Included case housing completely encases the DMH-C5500NEX 8-inch touchscreen display panel to "float" the modular Pioneer touchscreen screen in front of a vehicle's original radio location using the case and bracket combination

●      Included series of brackets provide the ability to easily mount the Pioneer hide-away chassis into the radio/pocket location of 250+ existing Metra Double-DIN kits for 1990 to current vehicle applications. Visit MetraOnline.com for a list of compatible applications.

At Metra, 12-volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world.  We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources into developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-SPEC®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp® and Metra Marine®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.  For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

Holly Hill, Fla. – October 10, 2019 – Metra PowerSports® by Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive solutions, has new water-resistant off-road accessories designed for UTVs, ATVs, dune buggies and more heading to the 2019 SEMA Show. An 8-panel switch, lighted side mirrors, rearview mirror monitor, speakers, Polaris® Ride Command® audio adapter and three new whip light styles will debut at Metra’s booth 37017 in the South Hall Upper Level. These new products are specifically engineered to meet the harsh requirements of outdoor vehicles and will be showcased alongside Metra’s existing accessories for off-road applications, trucks, Jeeps® and powersports.

Universal 8 Gang Switch Panel System by Heise LED Lighting Systems®

The HE-SWP8 can integrate lighting control into any vehicle and fit into the dash panel, center console, vehicle pillar or even the overhead sunglass holder. This gang switch panel system controls up to 8 different auxiliary LED lights or electrical devices and has 50 different switch stickers included for customization. Blue LED backlighting illuminates the switches and it can handle all types of 12V DC accessories. The panel is ideal for applications such as cars, trucks, Jeeps®, ATVs/UTVs, RVs and even boat installations. The compact control panel measures 2.6 by 4.6 inches while the under-hood mounted control box has a 4.2 by 7.5 inch footprint.

HE-SWP8 Product Specifications:

●      Dash illumination control wire

●      Latched or momentary switch operation

●      Input voltage: 12-24V DC

●      Power handling: 600W @12V DC and 1200W @ 24V DC (max)

●      Maximum current: 60A

●      Panel material: die-cast aluminum

●      Control box material: die-cast aluminum

●      Control box cover: ABS plastic

●      Operating temperature: - 40 degrees F to +302 degrees F

●      Panel size: 4.53 x 0.59 x 2.60 inches

●      Circuit box size: 7.48 x 1.34 x 4.13 inches

●      Products Included:

●      8 gang switch panel

●      Control box with cover

●      50 switch labels and 6 extra fuses

●      60 amp resettable circuit breaker

●      Power harness and battery cables

●      2 switch panel brackets

●      1 control box bracket

●      Mounting hardware, screws and zip ties

UTV Rollbar Cage Side Mirrors with LED Spotlights

The MPS-RBSVMS is a universal accessory that functions as both a forward-facing spotlight and side mirror to increase the driver’s overall visibility. The anti-glare mirrors with a wide-angle viewing convex are constructed with aluminum alloy housing and rated IP68 to withstand the demands of the off-road environment. Each mirror has a light with 9 LEDs inside a smoke colored lens that produces 4,500 lumens to illuminate the left and right side of the UTV. They are designed to attach to rollbars between 1.5 and 2.5 inches and are ideal for most powersports vehicles.

MPS-RBSVMS Product Specifications

●      1 pair of side mirrors (left and right)

●      Aluminum alloy housing designed to withstand the most extreme punishment

●      Anti-glare mirror surface

●      Wide-angle viewing (convex)

●      Smoke colored lens

●      9 LEDs in each mirror producing 4,500 lumens of white light

●      Universal adjustable brackets fit 1.5” to 2.5” rollbars

●      1 wiring harness with relay, fuse, and carling switch

●      All necessary hardware included

Universal 4.5” Water-Resistant Replacement Rearview Mirror Monitor

Display video from two different camera inputs onto an IP69 rated rearview mirror monitor with the MPS-WRM45. This monitor has signal sensing to show the rearview camera feed when driving in reverse. It is engineered for outdoor vehicles and recommended for use with iBEAM’s TE-MIFM or TE-SBC cameras, but will work with most aftermarket camera inputs. The replacement rearview mirror is 9 inches wide by 3 inches high and features a 4.5-inch digital color LCD screen integrated within the mirror.

MPS-WRM45 Product Specifications:

●      Replacement rearview mirror with integrated 4.5” digital color LCD screen

●      Fits roll bar mount: TE-RBM

●      Water-resistant monitor rated IP69

●      2 video inputs: rearview camera input and second video input

Universal Powersports Bluetooth® Media Player with Speakers

Add an FM radio that can also stream music via Bluetooth® or from a USB input to 3-inch speakers designed for a wide range of 12volt UTVs/ATVs, motorcycles and outdoor electric vehicles. The pair of water-resistant speakers come with an IP66 rated backlit, blue LED touch screen, control panel and are capable of producing a peak stereo output of 20 watts each (40 watts total). The USB input will play MP3, WMA or WAV music files and provide 1 amp device charging.

MPS-SBSMP3 Product Specifications:

●      Touch screen display

●      Blue LED back-lit control panel (3” x 2”) with water-resistant IP66 rating

●      Built-in FM radio tuner with auto-search and save

●      USB input supports MP3/WMA/WAV music files with 1 amp device charging

●      Plays music via Bluetooth® audio streaming

●      Pair of 3-inch flush mount water-resistant speakers

●      Peak stereo output power: 2 x 20W

●      Suitable for DC 12V UTVs/ATVs, motorcycles and electric vehicles

Polaris® Ride Command® Audio Adapter

Take full advantage of the audio capabilities in the Polaris® Ride Command® system with this audio adapter that allows speakers and a subwoofer to be connected to the vehicle. This adapter retains the factory Polaris® Ride Command® as the source unit and utilizes its built-in crossovers.

MPS-RCLOC Product Specifications:

●      Designed for Polaris® RZR, Ranger, and General with Ride Command® 7” display*

●      Retains factory Polaris® Ride Command® as source unit

●      Utilizes built-in crossovers from Ride Command®

●      Harness plugs into any amp with RCA inputs

●      Works on AMP-1, AMP-2, AMP-3 Ride Command® connectors

●      Includes remote-out to turn-on amplifiers

*See MetraPowerSports.com for up-to-date, vehicle specific information.

RGB LED, Fiber Optic and Dancing Whip Lights

Three new styles of RGB whip lights available in 4 or 6 foot lengths have been added to the Metra PowerSports product line and began shipping this fall. These new whip lights will be on display at SEMA and styles include an RGB LED, fiber optic RGB and dancing RGB whip lights. These whip lights are designed for ATVs, UTVs, dune buggies, quads, side-by-sides, go-karts and other powersports applications, and strong enough to withstand dust, mud, rain and other rough use of off-road applications. They are constructed with a bendable, weather-resistant polycarbonate cover and rated IP67. These long-lasting lights have 50,000 hours of life and include an RF wireless remote control. A demo video and additional product specifications are available online at MetraPowerSports.com.

Whip Light Models:

MPS-RGBWHIP4-1    RGB LED Whip Light 4ft

MPS-RGBWHIP6-1    RGB LED Whip Light 6ft

MPS-FORGBWHIP4  Fiber Optic RGB Whip Light 4ft

MPS-FORGBWHIP6  Fiber Optic RGB Whip Light 6ft

MPS-CRGBWHIP4     Dancing RGB Whip Light 4ft

MPS-CRGBWHIP6     Dancing RGB Whip Light 6ft

Metra Electronics® will showcase these new products at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas from November 5th - 8th at booth 37017 in the South Hall Upper Level with their off-road, truck and powersports products. They will also be at Metra’s main booth 11639 in the North Hall. A new catalog from MetraPowerSports® will also be released on the opening day of the show and available for download at MetraPowerSports.com. 

At Metra, 12-volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world.  We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources into developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-SPEC®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp® and Metra Marine®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.  For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

 

Largest show presence in the company’s history includes expanded booth, three brands, education partnerships

LAS VEGAS, November 6, 2019 (MEDIAWIRE) – “When we first showed at SEMA, this whole side of the North Hall was filled with mobile electronics companies,” remembered Bryan Schmitt of his then-fledgling brand’s first foray into the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show landscape. As president and founder of Mobile Solutions, it was the next step in developing legitimacy for the training, fabrication tools and professional consumables offered by the company from its Tempe, Ariz., facility.

Now, a decade and-a-half later, Mobile Solutions has built a model that caters to the automotive aftermarket as a whole, positioning its wares in North Hall booth No. 11004—just outside of the enormous Snap-On booth—yet still within scope of the scant five aisles that make up the Mobile Electronics section. “SEMA has always been a great show for us,” added Schmitt. “The show brings together retailers and technicians who have true love affair with cars. It gives us more time to talk with individual customers and we expose our brand to this large group of professional enthusiasts.”

Triple the Space, Triple the Brands

Mobile Solutions is marking its 15th year at SEMA with the largest booth in its history. The expanded space is by no means as large as its automotive tooling neighbor, yet it possesses more than enough space to present the brand’s evolution over 15 years. Slat walls and counters showcase a full array of templates, tools and accessories that all share the goal of fulfilling any creative vision in the most efficient way possible.

The larger space was also necessary because what was one brand has now become three. In October 2018, Mobile Solutions acquired Built In Radar to offer a line of calibration tools and mounting templates to custom-install components from the industry’s most popular radar and laser detection brands. And earlier this year, the company entered into a joint venture to develop and sell SoundShield, a full line of sound-deadening material that minimizes automotive interior noise to optimize audio system performance.

Taking Education on the Road

As teaching professional technicians and fabricators is a major component of Mobile Solutions’ business, it is also a large part of the company’s presence in Las Vegas during SEMA. For the fourth year running, Mobile Solutions has paired up with amplifier and sound processing manufacturer AudioControl to host an after-hours training November 7 at the nearby Orleans Hotel and Casino. The event will showcase the latest products and selling strategies from AudioControl as well as time-saving fabrication demonstrations by Schmitt and guest instructors. The organizers anticipate close to 300 attendees.

Also on the teaching calendar are a pair of sessions in the SEMA Education series geared toward customizers of hot rods and vehicle interiors. On November 6, Schmitt will join Gary Bell, owner of Orange, Calif.-based Define Concepts, to teach attendees how to conceptualize, design and create custom interiors for today’s vehicles. November 7 will feature a specialized session from the pair focused on hot rods and resto-mods. The SEMA Education series classes are free and open to all SEMA attendees.

Students to Siblings

Part of the company’s business model is to develop long-lasting relationships with students who go through any of Mobile Solutions’ Master Tech training courses. This is accomplished through a robust social media presence as well as constant communication with former students about new tools, tech tips and upcoming courses. Another powerful component of Mobile Solutions’ rapport-building process is its partnerships with some of the industry’s most renowned fabricators, several of which have been awarded Installer of the Year by Mobile Electronics magazine.

As a result, Mobile Solutions’ show floor space is packed for most of the show, and Schmitt expects another vigorous outing for its 15th year. “Every year we get excited about coming to SEMA,” he said. “Not only do we get to meet new people but it’s also like an expanded family reunion. Our students and customers are like family to us. Without them, we definitely would not be celebrating our 15th year at SEMA.”

For more information or to register for the SEMA Education Series class, go to mwi.re/ms-semaed. Installation professionals are welcome to attend the co-hosted AudioControl / Mobile Solutions event by registering at mwi.re/ms-audiocontrol19. To locate the Mobile Solutions booth in the North Hall, go to mwi.re/ms-sema19.

Mobile Solutions USA is an innovation-driven company creating tools and delivering training that enables custom automotive electronics, audio and interior installations progress with a level of efficiency not often achieved in the aftermarket automotive business. With the patented Smart Templates™ brand of design tools and many other innovations, Mobile Solutions USA serves the aftermarket automotive technician, fabricator and retail store community through direct sales and distributors around the globe. For more information, call (480) 968-2074 or visit mobilesolutions-usa.com.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Nakamichi Car Audio was pleased to announce a successful showing a the recently completed SEMA Show held November 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Earlier this year Nakamichi Car Audio announced a return to the U.S Market through an exclusive agent, Diplomat Trading. More recently, Diplomat appointed Robin McNeal as the National Sales Manager for the U.S. Domestic Market.

Hot items on display at SEMA included the Nakamichi NA3605 double DIN multi-media player that contains both Android Auto and Apple Car Play, NDS6120 stand-alone Digital Signal Processor and ND790 car DVR 7-inch rear view mirror monitor.

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