Standard and after-market products for the automotive market, including audio, video, hard drives, and satellite and HD radio -- as well as news from around the web featured in the 12 Volt Tech newsletter.


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12-Volt Training: The Investment with Serious Return

A recent Sonus Evolution training session in Florida March 5, 2014

OK, let’s just put it out there.  Aftermarket installation technicians have it harder than residential technicians when it comes to wiring.  Why?  Because the...

MERA Acquires In Car Experts

MERA"s new logo February 20, 2014

The Mobile Electronics Retailers Association (MERA) announced Thursday that it has agreed to acquire In Car Experts (ICE.) The two groups had formed a partnership...

12-Volt: Audi, Androids and You

Kenwood’s DNN99HD January 29, 2014

At CES, Audi unveiled technology to connect to Google’s Android platform.  Although the integration may be the first for an OEM, the aftermarket still beats...

Cobra Completes Omni-Channel Strategy

Cobra January 10, 2014

Its  new omni-channel platform  includes a revamped website, an up-to-date dealer locator and local store pick-up for products bought online. ...

Audio Center's Putnam Dies at 40

Lance Putnam December 17, 2013

"When I was 16 years old I ate breathed and slept car audio," Lance Putnam told Dealerscope in an interview in 2010 . Putnam carried...

Tailgating Extreme

Luke Gray's rig November 13, 2013

Car audio installers are creative breeds that often leverage their talents well beyond traditional car installations. The techniques applied in welding, woodworking, plastics, lighting, wiring...

Amphitheater Mirrors Kicker Mobile Sound Philosophy

Kicker_KevinCampbell.JPG November 12, 2013

With the shipment of its latest home audio product, the Bluetooth streaming audio Model IK5BT2 Amphitheater, Kicker Performance Audio, a division of Stillwater Designs,...

Audiovox Launches New 12 Volt Tech Support Site

Audiovox tech support November 6, 2013

Audiovox said Tuesday that it  has launched a new, completely revamped tech support website.  The new site is geared towards  Authorized 12 Volt Audiovox Dealers...

Advent Rear Entertainment Systems Ship


Audiovox's Advent brand, which introduced a new line of Overhead Rear Entertainment Systems  at International CES in January, announced this week that the units are now...

How Automakers Shield your Car's Electronics from Hackers

May 30, 2013

The connected car has been a hot topic on Capitol Hill lately. With issues such as distracted driving to autonomous cars facing them, federal lawmakers and...