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PIE intros Ford SYNC/NAV radio interface

Kevin AllenChatsworth, CA/Las Vegas, NV – Precision Interface Electronics -PIE- has introduced a new interface for the Ford family of SYNC/NAV radios. The FRD09/NAV-EYE 1,shown for the first time at the 2009 SEMA Show, is a DVD/Navigation in motion interface for 2009 and up Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles.

This new interface enables implementation of a variety of features on the Ford navigation system that allows viewing of video (from factory DVD player or A/V inputs) on the navigation screen while the vehicle is in motion.

The 2009 World Series is happening on XM RadioChannel 175

The 2009 World Series is happening on XM RadioBronx, NY – The first game of the 2009 series, won by the Phillies in a steady mist, was beamed to XM subscribers across the US. Subscribers heard the pre-game and play by play from the first World Series game played in the new billion dollar Yankee Stadium.

Many baseball fans grew up listening to their favorite teams on local radio. Now, all across the county fans can listen to baseball on Sirius XM Radio. As evidenced by the success of this year’s All Star game in St. Louis baseball is a fan favorite. Baseball is America’s pastime.

InstallerNet Completes Acquisition of MERA

InstallerNet Completes Acquisition of MERA It’s official. During a conference call October 28th, with representatives from the 12volt media, InstallerNet’s Tony Frangiosa announced “All the documents have been signed and the InstallerNet acquisition of MERA is complete.” Frangiosa continued “It took longer than we expected but it’s finally a done deal. We will have exciting announcements at our press conference during the SEMA Show.”

It was also revealed that going forward, MERA will again be known as the Mobile Electronics Retailers Association.

Tune-In to Sirius XM for Exciting Halloween Programming

Tune-In to Sirius XM for Exciting Halloween Programming

With Sirius XM there’s no “Trick or Treat” – It’s all “Treat”!

Adding to the strong Sirius XM Q4 activities is the launch of Halloween channels.

Halloween Radio–SIRIUS channel 126 and XM channel 120–launched October 26 at 10:00 am ET and runs until November 1 at 6:00 am ET.

Successful Pioneer Trainings at Petra

Successful Pioneer Trainings at Petra Pioneer and Petra are two companies that understand the need for product knowledge and importance of sales training. A staff armed with product knowledge will maximize sales and ultimately build intense customer loyalty.

Pioneer’s Steve Hirsh supplied this article after a recent 2 session workshop event at Petra’s Edmond, OK facility.

Elettromedia Masters Tour Visits Orlando, FL

Elettromedia Masters Tour Visits Orlando, FL Elettromedia hosted 31 attendees at the final Masters Workshop tour event for 2009. The Orlando event, on October 20th, followed workshops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Samford (CT), Atlanta and Dallas.

Dennis Hopper, Florida Marketing Group, promoted the event to dealers throughout the state of Florida.

Tune-In to Sirius XM for Exciting Halloween Programming

Tune-In to Sirius XM for Exciting Halloween Programming The new XM Skydock and the Sirius XM Rock N Reward VISA prepaid card promotion are a powerful duo for 12volt retailers to drive sales in the fourth quarter.

Sirius XM’s Eric Pollard, Sales Manager for the Midwest region told 12voltnews.com “Retailers are saying the iPod Touch(R) and the iPhone(R) potential with the XM Skydock is enormous plus they report the sound quality is amazing.”

Adding to the strong Sirius XM Q4 activities is the launch of Halloween channels. With Sirius XM there’s no “Trick or Treat” – It’s all “Treat”!

Over 150 Kenwood Dealers 'Seize The Beach' in the Dominican Republic

Over 150 Kenwood Dealers 'Seize The Beach' in the Dominican Republic
Long Beach, CA – Kenwood USA Corporation hosted more than 380 guests at the Paradisus Palma Real resort in the Punta Cana district of the Dominican Republic, ending Kenwood’s “Seize The Beach” dealer incentive program.

“After the Kenwood trip, it was hard to get back to work. What a great time!” said Rob Rice – Cartoys of Tulsa.

USACI Announces 'First One Free' SQ Program

USACI Announces 'First One Free' SQ Program Under a new program designed to build awareness and create excitement in the SQ arena USACI has announced today the launch of their new “First Time Free” campaign. Under the new program first time Sq competitors at any USACI sanctioned and administered event would get their entry fee Free of Charge. This new program, the first of many to be announced is part of a comprehensive package aimed at bringing new competitors into the sport and getting them “hooked” on car audio. “We are excited to be able to offer this program to our retailers and new competitors” stated USACI president Ralph Randall.

Elettromedia-USA Announces New Representation

Elettromedia Elettromedia is definitely making positive statements across the 12volt marketplace in the US. The 6 city Master’s Workshop Tour, designed to make 12volt retailers “better” 12 volt retailers, energized dealers who attended. Now, Eletrromedia has announced significant changes in their manufacturer representative line-up. 12voltnews.com spoke with new members of the rep team.