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Got2bWireless in the Fast Lane

Duke's Car Stereo staff members used the top of the G2-2200 kit box to create a fully functioning demo on their soundboard. Note - the control module can actually be placed over the controller image on the box top as part of the display.  The top of the G2-2200 box is about the size of a double DIN headunit and looks right at home on a soundboard. Key selling features are listed on the box top making it extra easy for sales staff members.Wixom, MI (May 12, 2010) – Laws mandating handsfree cell phone use have hit the books in sates across the US in the past couple of years. Now many states are rushing to enact legislation against texting while driving. Recently the Governor of Michigan made an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show to outline the steps her state is taking to curtail testing while driving. Oprah has recently initiated her own campaign against cell phone use while driving.

Got2bWireless, and the company’s Got2bVoice service, are gaining significant traction every day with their cutting edge offerings.

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Alphasonik Collaborates with Music and TV Personality, Manny on the Streets

Manny GueveraBuena Park, CA (May 11, 2010) – Car audio entertainment powerhouse, Alphasonik, Inc. has announced a creative collaboration and sponsorship agreement with multi-talented entertainer, Manny Guevara. Better known as “Manny on the Streets,” the Argentinean and Filipino personality is a hit singer/musician, hit songwriter and record producer.

Manny on the Streets started in the entertainment industry at a young age. His high energy and magnetic personality instantly set him apart from the rest which got him noticed by music executives and radio personalities alike. Currently he is in studio with Cash Money recording artist, T-Lopez (Lil Wayne’s label); 5050 Konvict Recording artist, QWES (Akon’s label); and Danja Handz (produced for Britney Spears).

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McKinney Sales and TREO Building Kingdoms

Greg McKinney(R) and Mike Walker pictured with a TREO amplifier in the company's warehouse.
Plano,TX/ Omaha, NE (May 11, 2010) – McKinney Sales and TREO are committed to the 12volt specialty retailer community. Principals of each company, and their respective staffs, are individually committed to the specialty retailer community as well.

Greg McKinney, president of Plano, TX based McKinney Sales, told 12voltnews.com “Our company has actively worked with and supported independent retailers in the Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana territory for over 60 years. 12volt specialty retailers are the backbone of the 12volt industry”. Continuing McKinney commented “TREO is a brand that our retail partners can depend on to deliver quality products that fill the needs of 12volt retailers across the board.

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MECA & Epsilon Brands Join Forces

"The Epsilon brands are happy to be a new manufacturer members on MECA" Grizz Archer.Nashville, TN (May 10, 2010) – The Epsilon Group of Companies has pledged support for the Mobile Electronics Competition Association for the 2010 season and beyond. Soundstream, Precision Power, and Power Acoustik are now official Manufacturer Members of MECA, and the team name for each brand is recognized as an official MECA Team. The partnership has developed because of the number of Competitors that use these brands is so great and the recommendations to join MECA to the Epsilon management team have been growing over the past 2 years, especially from Retailers who sell Epsilon products.

Grizz Archer, spokesperson for Epsilon, expressed the excitement of joining MECA, impressed by MECA’s stats and growth, and influence in the USA market. Grizz noted, “We have Competitors who will only compete in MECA events.

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6th Annual Omaha Extreme Car & Truck Show Set for May 15th – 16th

Inside the Digz the crowd was wall-to-wall. “The Digz” Omaha, NE (May 7, 2010) – A little over 6 years ago Randy Strunk, a veteran independent manufacturer representative, suggested to mobile electronics retailers in Omaha to join together to raise consumer awareness of mobile electronics in the area. Needless to say the initial reaction from the retailers was a high degree of skepticism.

After several meetings a deal was hammered out among four area retailers-Stereo West Autotoys, Inphase Car Audio, Metro Audio Dynamics and Nebraska Furniture Mart’s Mobile Audio Entertainment division.

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A&W Distributors' 6th Annual Show Scores BIG

The ball room at the Elegante Hotel was filled with 12volt exibitors. Dallas TX (May 6, 2010) – 12Volt retailers from Dallas and the surrounding region made their way to the 6th annual A&W distributors’ Show on Sunday, April 25th.

A&W traditionally hosts one of the premier dealer shows in thew 12volt industry. Their 2010 show was no exception. The company’s wide selection of brands caters to a broad dealer network that includes a large contingent of Hispanic dealers, business partners and friends.

Maher Awad, who heads the Company’s operations told 12voltnews.com “We had a great show.

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South Arkansas Tour Grows

Spectators at the Fordyce event checking out some of the show cars.Fordyce and Hot Springs AR (4 May 2010) – On back to back weekends the 2010 South Arkansas Tour saw crowds grow as retailers organized grassroots events to stimulate 12volt business activity in the region.
James Halter, who had the idea and spearheads the initiative told 12voltnews.com “The word is definitely getting out in South Arkansas about the tour.”

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CEE 6.0 Set for May 22nd – 23rd

"We will be showing the latest models from Vibe along with the entire lineup of Metra"  Jeff FletcherFrisco, TX (May 4, 2010) – The Consumer Electronics Expo 6.0 is set to light up the show floor at the Embassy Suites in Frisco, TX on Saturday and Sunday, May 22nd and 23rd. The total number of home theater and 12volt exhibitors is on pace to top 100.

The 12volt side of CEE 6 is shaping up to number over 40 brands on the floor. JVC, Kicker and Rockford Fosgate are recent additions to the 12volt exhibitor list.

12volt retailers throughout Texas, along with the surrounding states and beyond, have a unique opportunity to see nearly four dozen key 12volt vendors and network with factory personnel, reps and peers.

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HushMat Leads Damping and Insulation Industry in Training

HushMat's Tim McCarthy meets with Drive-In Autosound staff.Olathe KS (May 3, 2010) – HushMat is on the move in the 12volt industry. A recent move to a larger facility in Olathe, KS is only a small part of the HushMat story so far in 2010.

A march trip to China, along with a full slate of distributor and retailer events across the US has kept HushMat’s president Tim McCarthy extremely busy the first 4 months of the year.

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