Chatsworth, Calif. – Precision Interface Electronics (PIE), designer and manufacturer of OEM-grade interfaces, announced the introduction of its new IPH product line at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. PIE displayed its new interfaces that enable charging, playback and track / playlist control of an iPod or iPhone while connected to the factory audio system in late-model Honda and Acura vehicles, as well as the Toyota, Scion and Lexus brands.
The HON03-IPH fits select 2003-2011 Honda and Acura vehicles, and maintains compatibility with add-on factory options, such as XM Satellite Radio, a DVD player or USB port. The TOY03-IPH works with applicable Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles built between 2003 and 2011. It also works with factory add-ons, but it will replace the factory external (not internal) 6 CD changer if the vehicle is equipped with one. Sharing the same feature set, the TOY-IPH rounds out the Toyota and Lexus applications, fitting select vehicles from 1998 through 2005. All three models sport a new gold logo and blue status LED, and come in freshly styled blister packaging to display on the showroom accessory wall.
“We are extremely pleased with the turnout at SEMA,” said Kevin Allen, national sales manager. “Our IPH line has been highly anticipated by our dealers and distributors. We’ve already begun shipping these first three models, and we look forward to strong sell-through for the holiday season.”
In anticipation of a robust fourth quarter, PIE has also enhanced its sales team. Karen Aceituno will help develop and grow the company’s sales infrastructure in South America, as well as assist in select territories throughout Southern California, New York and Philadelphia. Aceituno brings a varied background to the team, including retail sales of wireless devices and accessories with AT&T and Verizon. She will operate from PIE’s headquarters, in Chatsworth.
“Karen is a perfect fit for our team,” continued Allen. “In addition to being bilingual, which is a necessity for our international efforts, she is extremely personable and a quick learner. She is already making an impact with our customer base, both domestically and abroad.”
About Precision Interface Electronics
Celebrating more than 20 years in the mobile electronics industry, Precision Interface Electronics builds and distributes the world’s best cables and interfaces. An established Tier 2 manufacturer with ISO-9001 certification and an Apple ® Licensee, PIE owns its own production facility in Jiashan County, Zhejiang Province, China, which enables it to employ quality control measures that meet the highest standards of product manufacturing.