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Daytona Beach, Fla. — SBN Expo Group scheduled the 27th installment of its annual Spring Break Nationals for next March in Daytona Beach.
However, the company will hold the event a little earlier in the month than last year to fall between the Daytona 500 Race and Bike Week.
The three events’ demographics overlap, and the new time period will help capture revelers who will be in town for the other events, the company said.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Tampa Bay, Fla. – Pacific Accessories Corp. (PAC) continues to expand its selection of RadioPro OEM-integration kits.
The kits combine several SKUs into one to integrate aftermarket car stereos into a vehicle’s data bus without losing factory safety, convenience and communications functions, including OnStar and steering-wheel audio controls, PAC said.
The latest kit is the $229-suggested RP5-GM32, designed for 29-Bit GM data bus systems with 44-pin harnesses in select 2012 and 2013 GM vehicles.
Long Beach, Calif. – Kenwood said it expects Apple’s 30-pin-to-Lightning adapters will resolve incompatibility problems between select aftermarket autosound head units and the eight-pin Lightning connectors on Apple’s new iPhone 5, seventh-generation iPod Nano and fifth-generation iPod Touch.
Nonetheless, Kenwood is waiting to test the Apple adapters when they become available this month before confirming compatibility, said product manager Rick Noetzli.
Tampa Bay, Fla. – Pacific Accessories (PAC) has developed an OEM-integration module that simplifies the installation of aftermarket head units in GM vehicles.
The module does this while retaining all factory safety, convenience and communications system functions, including OnStar and steering-wheel audio controls.
New York – Some autosound suppliers have begun to work through challenges posed by Apple’s new eight-pin Lightning connector and new iOS 6 operating system.
Other suppliers have found no compatibility problems, and still others are testing their products to determine compatibility.
Hauppauge, N.Y. — Dice’s MediaBridge and Universal 200 OEM-integration kits work out of the box with Apple’s new iPhone 5, the new iPod touch and nano, and older iPhones upgraded with iOS 6, Audiovox announced.
For years, more stations transmitted a digital signal than there were HD Radio-equipped cars.
Now, the automakers are ahead of broadcasters, rolling out more cars equipped with advanced HD Radio receivers that feature dynamic visual displays.
For a variety of reasons, broadcasters have been slow to embrace the advanced data features that can make a radio display resemble its competitors, like satellite radio or Pandora, in the dash.
New York – Satellite-radio broadcaster SiriusXM will provide OnStar-like telematics services for Nissan vehicles, the two companies announced.
The cellular-based telematics system will also be a stepping stone to offering personalized in-vehicle entertainment services, SiriusXM said.
Tempe, Ariz. - Rockford Corp. will go to the 2012 SEMA Show to display Blaupunkt-brand car audio head units, amplifiers, speakers, and Bluetooth modules to potential distributors.
Blaupunkt headphones will also be on display.
The SEMA Show is scheduled for Oct. 30 – Nov. 2 in Las Vegas, where Rockford will exhibit at the Residence Inn near the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Earlier this year, Rockford picked up North American distribution rights to the Blaupunkt brand of car audio/video and headphone products.
Tempe, Ariz. — Lightning Audio announced it will ship its LA-Three car audio subwoofer line in November.
The LA-Three 10- and 12-inch, 800- and 1,000-watt, 2- and 4-Ohm DVC subwoofers feature dual linear spiders with multipoint stitched 16 AWG tinsel leads that improve mechanical stability under high excursion and reduces mass, stress, and strain over a greater area, the company said.