By Lisa Johnston
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TEMPE, ARIZ. – New Rockford Fosgate products include mono and stereo amps in the Power series, the brand’s first direct-fit BMW speakers, and the brand’s first direct-fit motorcycle amplifier/speaker systems, which are intended for Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
The company is also adding to its high-end Power series of component speakers, updating all six models in its Prime R1 subwoofer series, and adding to its marine amp series.
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HEATHROW, FLA. — Dual plans first-quarter shipments of six head units under its Axxera brand, including the brand’s first three DVD receivers with MHL-enabled HDMI inputs to mirror the display of a connected iPhone 5, 5s and 5c and MHL-enabled Android phones.
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Voxx Electronics announced additional pricing and availability dates of new Audiovoxbranded car electronics products, including the brand’s first driving-event recorder and an accessory that adds Bluetooth streaming and USB playback to any OEM sound system.
LAS VEGAS – Three in-dash A/V navigation systems launched by Alpine are the company’s first in-dash head units with HDMI inputs to display video stored on MHL-enabled Android phones and on the iPhone 5, 5s and 5c.
The three are also the company’s first head units compatible with Automotive Data Solutions’ iDatalink Maestro modules, which connect to factory databus systems to retain OEM-infotainment features that would be lost when the factory radio is replaced.
LAS VEGAS – JVC Mobile’s first two multimedia receivers with MHL/HDMI inputs will display video and GUIs from HDMI-connected iPhones and Android smartphones, but at least initially, the touchscreens of the HDMI-connected heads won’t be able to control the GUIs, said car electronics product planner Johnny Kashiwazaki.
LAS VEGAS – More aftermarket car-audio upgrade packages are being tailored for use in specific vehicles with the vehicle’s factory radio.
At International CES, Harman unveiled vehicle-specific aftermarket upgrade packages tailored for specific vehicles in various countries. The first system for a U.S. market vehicle is intended for the Jeep Wrangler and will be JBL-branded.
For its part, Rockford expanded its selection of vehicle-specific systems under the Match brand.
LAS VEGAS — Alpine is bringing a redesigned series of compact PDR amplifiers, its first enclosed preloaded subwoofer box for trucks, and an expanded selection of head units compatible with its TuneIt app.
LAS VEGAS — Clarion is introducing two new Smart Access head units with HDMI inputs to control and display apps running on MHL-equipped Android phones and Lightning-equipped iPhones.
The company is also launching its first two heads with MirrorLink and launching its first head with Google Voice.
The two MirrorLink-equipped models are the $399-everyday VX404 multimedia DVD-receiver and $699-everyday NX404 navigation/multimedia receiver.
LAS VEGAS — GPS supplier Garmin is launching a variety of in-car products ranging from portable navigation devices (PNDs) with bigger screens to its first two dashboard cameras.
The company is also launching its first fitness band and an updated portable head-up display (HUD).
The big-screen PNDs include the company’s first four car PNDs with 6-inch screen size. The company is expanding its selection of 7-inch car PNDs to two. The company also offers 7-inch PNDs for RVs and trucks.
LAS VEGAS — Pioneer is coming to International CES with its next generation of network-connected in-dash receivers, said to bridge the gap between traditional navigation and DVD receivers and the company’s smartphone-tethered head units such as AppRadio.
Five new in-dash receiver, four navigation units, and one multimedia-A/V head unit at Pioneer’s booth incorporate a new interface called NEX (Networked Entertainment eXperience).
The company will also show products from its home electronics, Pioneer DJ, and cycle sports groups.