AAMP will now offer ADS’s line of iDatalink Maestro products to its broad base of retail partners.
Beginning August 1, AAMP dealers can purchase the Maestro lineup through their AAMP sales representative. ADS will provide technical support for all customers, including those who purchased their products through AAMP.
AAMP said the collaboration follows the settling of a patent dispute claim against ADS.
The companies will also collaborate on future products.
AAMP added, “This partnership also brings together two industry veterans, Brett Riggs, VP of Integration and Infotainment at AAMP Global, and Mark Rutledge, Director of Engineering at ADS. Both have proven track records of conceptualizing and implementing technology that has revolutionized the way aftermarket products are integrated into the vehicle. “
ADS’s Rutledge said, “With the overwhelming reach and expertise that AAMP has into the retail channel we are extremely excited at the prospect of delivering Maestro to the 20,000+ store fronts that AAMP reaches…”
For its part, AAMP said the addition of iDatalink Maestro completes AAMP’s performance portfolio. Maestro lets consumers add an aftermarket radio and swap out the old car radio while still retaining key features like factory HVAC and other controls.
“I am pleased that we were able to come to this resolution,” said David Klatt, CEO of AAMP Global, “it is the best outcome for both AAMP and our customers. I am impressed with the technology ADS has produced and how they have integrated themselves into the radio manufacturers.”
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