Hauppauge, N.Y. - Voxx
International announced it has finalized its agreement with AVG (OEAM) Inc., an
AVG Group company, to become the exclusive U.S. distributor of the Bongiovi
Digital Power Station (DPS) technology for applications in the automotive
aftermarket and auto accessory post-factory and pre-aftermarket.
Under the terms of the
agreement, Voxx's wholly owned subsidiary, Audiovox Electronics, will have
exclusive U.S. rights to distribute the patented DPS technology automotive
applications. The DPS technology is designed to enhance the in-vehicle audio
experience by making a traditional car stereo "studio-sound enabled."
The companies will
collaborate to develop applications specifically designed for OEMs, Voxx said,
and AEC and AVG are working to develop aftermarket applications that will be
available through the Audiovox expeditor network.
Tom Malone, president of
Audiovox Electronics, said in a statement: "The addition of DPS technology
based applications enhances our automotive solutions for our OE partners, and will
enable them to lower their acquisition costs for premium car sound while
helping them differentiate their value-added solutions. This applies to both original
equipment manufacturers as well as car dealers as it easily integrates with the
technologies of both new and used cars.
"We believe the patented
DPS technology applications can potentially change the automotive sound
landscape as it provides car manufacturers with the ability to take a basic
factory sound system and dramatically improve audio quality without the need to
upgrade to higher-end systems. Additionally, this will resonate well with
consumers who want a premium sound experience in their vehicles."