Press Release (UNEDITED): Holly Hill, FL – Metra Electronics® will attend KnowledgeFest™ at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, May 19-21, to showcase their latest aftermarket installation products and host new training sessions and interactive workshops.
They will display a Ford Focus, fully customized with Metra products, at their booth, #1001. Metra’s training sessions will cover new Shuriken Lithium Series batteries, dash kits for the newest vehicle applications, integrations for Tesla, next-generation Axxess DSP products, innovations from iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems, and more! Attendees will also learn about Metra’s new dealer-only brands; Proscenium, featuring high-quality audio products, and Tsunami®, featuring clean wire solutions for audio installations. Training sessions will include:
“Metra’s 2023 New Products Overview” – May 19th at 12:30 PM
Overview and education on Metra’s newest products launched at the 2022 SEMA Show. This training covers Shuriken’s new line of lithium-ion and lithium-iron batteries, dash kits for the newest vehicle applications, integrations for Tesla, next-generation Axxess DSP products, innovations from iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems, and more! Attendees will also learn about Metra’s new dealer-only brands, Proscenium and Tsunami®.
“Axxess New Product Overview” – May 19th at 1:45 PM
Learn about the newest integration accessories from Axxess, designed to help installers deliver upgraded sound systems and everyday convenience to drivers with less labor and work in the install bay. This training will cover new vehicle-specific DSP packages, amp retention interfaces, STOP/START engine override interfaces, AXTC Series interfaces, line output converters, DSP T-harnesses, and more.
“Proscenium LOCs and Tsunami Wiring, Our Dealer-Only Product Lines” – May 19th at 3:00 PM
Two new dealer-only brands have been added under the Metra Electronics umbrella. Proscenium offers high-quality products that every installer needs when designing a flexible audio system, including High-Voltage Active Line Output Converters (LOCs), Premium Active LOCs with Bass Restoration, and Premium Load Resistors. This session will also cover new clean wire solutions such as audio connections, power, ground, and speaker wire, amp installation kits, battery terminals, distribution blocks, fuse holders, and more from Metra’s newly revived Tsunami® brand.
“New Motorcycle & PowerSports Upgrades” – May 20th at 4:15 PM
New accent lighting, driving lights, audio accessories, and more are designed to fit select Harley-Davidson®, Indian, and Can-AM Rykers. New products covered will include a 7″ Reflector Headlight with Full Halo, 4.5″ Reflector Passing Lights with Full Halo, a 16-Piece Chasing LED Strip Kit, Cut-In Saddlebag Lids, a Vent Grille Light, Keystone Lights, new Speaker adapter harnesses, a new Chasing Accent Lighting Kit, and much more. This training will show you how to easily stylize your customers’ motorcycles and powersports vehicles with less time spent on wiring and custom fabrication.
“Simplify your Install with Axxess DSPs” – May 20th at 5:30 PM
The AXDSP-X and AXDSP-L lines are patented DSP products that help simplify installation and provide affordable audio solutions. This training will cover Axxess DSPs, highlight new vehicle-specific products, and showcase the newest app features. Metra’s experts will explain how these solutions can increase sales in the showroom and decrease installation time, as well as how to use and set up Axxess DSPs through the app for complete tuning control when to use the DSP “Lite” versus “X” solutions, and more.
“Metra Axxess DSP Technician Workshop” – May 20th at 1:10 PM and May 21st at 11:10 PM
Experts Joe Padula, Lead Instructor at Installer Institute, and Jason Anderson of Metra Electronics host an Interactive Workshop on the show floor in Workshop Station #1 using Metra’s Axxess DSP products. They’ll demonstrate how the AXDSP product is installed into a vehicle with a high-end OE amplifier, using tuning tools like a real-time analyzer (RTA) and an oscilloscope. Class attendees will observe the complete installation process, including amp bypass plugs, tuning control through the AXDSP-XL app, and more.
“Motorcycle Accessories Educational Workshop” – May 20th at 2:40 PM and May 21st at 12:40 PM
Experts Jason Anderson, VP of R&D at Metra Electronics, and Aaron Newman, Brand Manager for Saddle Tramp, host an Interactive Workshop on the show floor in Workshop Station #1 using Saddle Tramp DSPs and wiring harnesses. They’ll demonstrate the installation of these products on a 2016 Harley-Davidson® Ultra Limited motorcycle that has been upgraded with a GTS radio. Class attendees will observe the complete installation process, including DSP re-flash procedure, application setup, and tuning.
Metra’s customers can register for the KnowledgeFest event at no cost using Metra’s VIP code, available by request from their sales representative. Once registered for the event, attendees will also need to register online at KnowledgeFest.org for each training session they will attend.