All posts in 'Featured' Subscribe


0608-cee-5-1c-dsc09937_edited-1FRISCO, TX – YES dealers attended the event. YES dealers were very positive about the time they spent in Frisco at CEE 5. YES CEE 6 is in the planning stages.

The numbers are in. 550 home and 12volt dealers attended CEE 5. On the show floor they saw a total of 95 brands of home theater products and the latest 12volt offerings. “These numbers certainly buck national attendance figures for trade shows over the last 12 month” Katye McGregor, show coordinator for the Edge Group told

Goodman forms OutSmart

0608-1c2-dsc00392_edited-1ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Industry friend and veteran Bob Goodman is putting his vast cache of industry knowledge to work. Goodman has formed OutSmart – a firm that will assist companies entering the 12volt marketplace.

In a far reaching conversation with Goodman said “I have been on almost every side of the 12volt industry over the last three decades. At this point in my business career I decided to put my experiences to work in a different way. In the market today there are many smaller hi tech companies coming onto the 12volt scene with a great product or service.”

Check out Atrend's Redesigned Web site

0608-1c-atrend_edited-1CHICAGO, IL – The newly redesigned Web site of Atrend Enclosures went live June 1st at The new website aims to extend the reach of all the Atrend-Bbox-Surge programs by serving a broad audience of car audio retail & distribution professionals, as well as members of the general public interested in Atrends vast array of products. The new Web site features expanded content and informative information easily accessible by all viewers. The new downloads section will highlight the Atrend Catalog and can be quickly obtained with a simple click.

CEE-5 Stimulates 12Volt Sales at Sunbelt

0605-3c2-sunbelt-dsc09887_edited-11FRISCO, TX/SHREVEPORT, LA – Last weekend’s Consumer Electronics Expo is sending positive waves throughout the 4 state territory – positive sales waves.

Sunbelt Associates and Distributor principal Dave Stiehl, one of the presenting distributors, told “What a great show and venue. This event is now a manufacturer oriented event and not a distributor show. Regional shows like CEE are definitely becoming a factor in the 12 volt arena. Too many of our dealers just can’t commit resources to attend a national show.”

CEE 5…Texas Sized 12Volt Stimulus Package

0604-1c-dsc09652_edited-1FRISCO, TX/SHREVEPORT, LA – Texas is known for things big. The 5th Annual Consumer Electronics Expo could be the best thing since the longneck for the 12volt industry. Six distributors in the marketplace getting together to host 12volt retailers from throughout the territory. Imagine that. Southwest Electronics, Sunbelt Associates and Distributing, Electronic Lane Mobile, Progressive Concepts-PCI, LESCO Distributing, and ERA Marketing, all working together to stimulate and grow the 12volt market.

CEE-5…a 12Volt Stimulus Package!!

0603-1c-dsc09806_edited-1FRISCO, TX/SHREVEPORT, LA – The 5th annual Consumer Electronics Expo was a very productive 2 days for all in the 12volt industry who attended. Manufacturers, distributors, reps and dealers had two days, plus casino night, to talk shop, see new products and catch up with old friends.

On the 12volt side a total of just over 320 12volt retail businesses were represented. The total number of businesses was up over last year’s number. Total attendance was down single digits.

Electronic Lane Mobile Puts the Pedal to the Metal!

0602-1c-cee-5-dsc09855_edited-1FRISCO, TXElectronic Lane Mobile is one of the founding distributor members of the “CEE” group. Scott Ringo told “This was a great show for the vendors we work with and our company. It was a lot of work and I really want to thank all of our staff members. They really put forth a tremendous effort. Coordinating the launch of AT&T Cruisecast with the limo and several demo vehicle installations was quite a juggling act along with our other key 12volt lines. In the end will certainly be worth the effort.”

Consumer Electronics Expo 5 Connects

cee5-2c-dsc09643_edited-1FRISCO, TX – Retailers connected with manufacturers May 30th and 31st at the 5th annual Consumer Electronics Expo. Home and 12volt dealers had the opportunity to see the latest products from over 80 brands. The 12volt side of the show was especially busy. Many retailers in the four state trade area did not attend CES 2009 – for them it was a chance to see some new models for the first time.

A big industry thanks to Southwest Electronix, Electronic Lane Mobile, SunBelt Associates & Distributing, Electronic Lane, Progressive Concepts, LESCO Distributing and ERA Marketing.


Merger Creates Industry’s Premier OEM Integration Solutions Provider

dsc07572-freeman-1a_edited-1BOSTON, MA – Audax Group today announced the merger of two of its holdings – Pacific Accessory Corporation™ (PAC) and Peripheral Electronics® into a premier supplier of cutting edge OEM integration solutions. The combined entity will build on both companies’ long-standing positions as pioneering technology innovators and well-respected leaders of the mobile audio and electronics market. Customers and business partners of both companies can expect to see greater sales support, extended technical coverage and training, faster product development, broader product offerings, expanded global distribution, an improved website and much more.