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new PPP rules
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New Information on PPP

The $900 billion stimulus bill recently passed by Congress (but that may not be signed by President Trump)...

Mercedes MBUX Hyperscreen at CES 2021
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Mercedes Will Debut This at CES

More evidence that infotainment screens are increasing in size can be found in the Mercedes-Benz announcement that it...

John Link passes
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Sorry to Report, Another Industry Exec Passes

It is again with deep sadness that we announce the passing of another industry member, John Link, president...

Alpine Electronics impacted by AKM chip fire
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Corrected: Alpine Reports Impact of Chip Shortages

Corrected: Joining Pioneer and JVCKenwood, Alpine told dealers that it too is impacted by current chip shortages. In...

Alpine Halo11 11 Inch car radio
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Alpine Ships 11-Inch Halo Radio With Optional Screen Shield

Alpine Electronics of America is now shipping a radio with the largest screen to be offered by a...

Utilimedic UV car phone sanitizer/wireless charger
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Innovation Award: Car UV Phone Sanitizer & Wireless Charger

Touted as the first phone sanitizer/wireless charger built specifically for the car, is the new In-Car UV Phone...

JBL ARENA X aftermarket speakers win Innovation Award
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Aftermarket Co. Sweeps CES Innovation Awards

Harman's JBL and Infinity brands swept the 2021 CES Innovation Awards in the Car Entertainment & Safety, taking...

BOSS Audio Wireless CarPlay, Android Auto
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New Low Cost Wireless CarPlay, Android Auto From BOSS

BOSS Audio announced it is offering new head units with wireless CarPlay and Android Auto wireless across all...

new PPP rules
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More Stimulus May Be on the Way

Congress is nearing a deal that would include stimulus payments to lower income Americans, according to many news...

KnowledgeFest Live Bryan Schmitt
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11 Lessons from Bryan Schmitt at KnowledgeFest

Bryan Schmitt, CEO of Mobile Solutions, which teaches retailers the art and business of fabrication, presented his latest...

KnowledgeFest 2020 keynote
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Industry Celebrates a Bountiful Year at KnowlegeFest

At KnowledgeFest Live this weekend, suppliers talked of record sales and expressed their gratitude for an unprecedented boom...

Justin Kush Installer of the Year
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MEA Announces 2020 Industry Award Winners

The Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) announced its annual award winners last night led by the new 2020 Installer...

California new covid rules car stereo
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Industry Reacts to New COVID Laws in California

As California issues retail restrictions due to COVID-19, and other states tighten COVID rules, retailers report mixed reactions....

Magnadyne Carbine Remote Start Security
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Magnadyne ReLaunches Remote Start/Security Brand

Magnadyne is relaunching its CARBINE remote start and security line next year. The company said recent changes in...

prices rice on components
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12V Parts Pricing Blows Up

After months of gradual increases, prices on car audio components have hit the roof, as much as doubling...

Eddy Kay KnowledgeFest 2018
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What to Expect at Virtual KnowledgeFest

Everyone in the industry can go to KnowledgeFest this year, even if it is only virtually. In fact,...

JVCKenwood logo
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JVCKenwood Disclosure on Chip Fire

Following Pioneer's warning of potential parts shortages due to a supplier's plant fire, JVCKenwood Corporation this week issued...

California Stay at Home Order
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California Tightens Retail Rules Once Again

California announced a new state stay at home order Thursday that will soon limit the retail capacity of...

new PPP rules
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Is the 12 Volt Boom Over?

Following record breaking sales over the past several months, some retailers are now seeing car audio sales level...

Alpine-DVR-C320R
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Two Alpine Radios Work With New Dashcam

Alpine Electronics of America is now shipping its first dashcams, one of which will work with two Alpine...