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The products will be displayed at January’s CES and be available in the first quarter. The products will also be showcased on the Inside West Coast Customs television show along with other Maxxsonics brands, the companies said.
Arlington, Va. — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) responded to the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) update of its “Most Wanted List, which calls for a ban of portable electronic devices “that do not directly support the task at hand” in vehicles, planes, trains and vessels.
Tempe, Ariz. – Lightning Audio has begun shipping 10 new car subwoofers in three new series to provide enough sizes and power-handling capacities for almost any installation, the company said.
Prices on the 10- and 12-inch subwoofers range from $89 to $219 each.
The subs will surface at the International CES exhibit of parent Rockford, at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas from Jan. 8-10.
Scottsdale, Ariz. – Ingram Micro’s Consumer Electronics Division (IMCE) has inked a distribution deal with Blaupunkt to sell its car audio and Bluetooth enabled components.
The deal provides access to retailers in the western United States to Blaupunkt’s first class receivers, amps and speaker systems.
The initial product rollout will include 40 specially selected car audio components including iPod/iPhone compatible receivers, Bluetooth-enabled displays, subwoofers, speakers and amps.
Iwaki, Japan – Alpine’s net sales grew 9.4 percent in the fiscal first half ending Sept. 30, but profits were down.
Sales were 103.9 billion yen ($1.3 billion), but operating income fell 63.7 percent to 1.1 billion yen ($13.8 million), and net income declined 66.1 percent to 0.7 billion yen ($8.8 million).
Las Vegas — Audiovox went to the SEMA show armed with a variety of announcements, including the introduction of a rearview mirror with built-in navigation, and a new iPad mount and accessories line.
Canoga Park, Calif. — Precision Interface Electronics (PIE) will go to next week’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show to demonstrate OEM-interface technology compatible with the iPhone 5 and other Apple mobile devices equipped with the new eight-pin Lightning connector.
PIE said it expects to deploy the technology in a variety of new products in the coming year.
The technology is designed to be compatible with the iPhone 5, fourth-generation iPad, iPad Mini, and the latest iPod Touch and Nano. All come with a Lightning connector.
Tampa Bay, Fla. — iSimple has developed a cable to connect SiriusXM’s new SVX100 add-on tuner to the iSimple GateWay Media Integration kits, which enable factory-radio control of aftermarket audio products and Apple’s mobile devices.
The $189-suggested kits also add factory-radio control of an add-on HD Radio tuner, and it integrates a factory sound system with a hands-free Bluetooth module.
The cable costs a suggested $59.
Grapevine, Texas – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) went to the Mobile Electronics Retailers Association (MERA) KnowledgeFest with the results of a limited survey of 12-volt specialists as part of a plan to eventually quantify the sales volume of the 12-volt specialty channel as a whole.