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."