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Pioneer FitFoto Friday – Mobile Electronics

The AVIC-X930BT installed in a 2009 Ford Fusion.

WALLINGFORD, CT (06.10.11) – When introduced at CES 2011 Pioneer’s new AVIC-Z130BT and AVIC-X930BT garnered attention as hot new models. Star status in the 2011 Pioneer line was achieved when the two new models began to hit dealer shelves, on schedule, in the late March timeframe.

“The Z130BT and X930BT are selling very well for us at Mobile Electronics” Denis Anglis told 12voltnews.com. “We can’t keep them in stock.”

Installations featured on Pioneer’s FitFoto site by Mobile Electronics include a X930BT in a 2009 Ford Fusion and a Z130BT in a 2011 Ford F350.

The AVIC-Z130BT fits nicely in the dash of this 2011 Ford F350.

Continuing Anglis related to 12voltnews.com “In these two cases the customers were having a difficult time trying to use the high end factory OEM system. In both cases they were amazed at how easy their Pioneer units were to operate.

The AVIC-Z130BT is Pioneer’s flagship in-dash navigation AV receiver with 7″ WVGA touchscreen display and USB input for direct control for iPod and iPhone along with App mode for Smartphone applications. The Z130BT plays CD and DVD plus features 3 pre-outs for system flexibility. Memory card slots for SD/SDHC provide additional media options along with built in HD Radio, Traffic tuner and Bluetooth connectivity. The Z130BT is satellite radio ready, aha Radio ready and has back-up camera input.

Denis Anglis (left) Steve Tanuis behind the sales counter on their great looking retail sales floor.

Pioneer’s AVIC-X930BT in-dash navigation AV receiver has many of the Z130BT features but at a lower price. The X930BT is equipped with a 6.1″ WVGA Touchscreen and USB input for direct control of iPod and iPhone. CD/DVD/miroSD/microSDHC provide media options along with App mode for Smartphone applications.

“The owner of the F350 pulls a large trailer and was especially interested in safety and keeping his eyes on the road. The voice command function was easy for him to grasp. Bluetooth connectivity plus aha radio updates and the Pandora app were features he really like along with all the iPhone functionality. Hearing the quality of the Z130BT on our display sealed the deal” Anglis commented.

Pioneer amps like this GM-6400F are added to many systems that Mobile Electronics installs.

The team at Mobile Electronics take extra steps to make their customers comfortable with new technology. They spend critical minutes highlighting the features and benefits of today’s hi tech products during the sales process. Once an installation is complete staff members spend over 30 minutes conducting a feature-by-feature review of the units feature set. “30 minutes is not written in stone. If we need to spend more time with a customer in their vehicle we do so” Anglis stated.

The lady with the Ford Focus was very app oriented. Seeing gas stations, restaurants, using her iPhone and iPod plus SiriusXM satellite radio were items she was really looking for. With the Z930 she got all those things and much more with the X930BT” Anglis added.

Steve Tanuis, on the sales floor at Mobile Electronics, relayed “Pioneer is a very popular line at our store. Pioneer speakers, amplifiers and accessories like back-up cameras are included in many of our installations.”

Mobile Electronics opened in 2002 to serve the automotive aftermarket as an expeditor. About a year later the company expanded into the retail side of the 12volt industry. Information on the company’s website explains the company’s philosophy best ”

To learn more about Mobile Electronics visit http://getmect.com/.

For more information about Pioneer visit http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/ or to see more FitFotos visit http://fitfotos.pioneerelectronics.com/.

See the previous FitFoto Friday for Kar-Tunes here.

Mark Esposito installed the AVH-P3300BT in an 09 Nissan Frontier

Paul Livingston showing a Pioneer system to a customer on the sales floor.