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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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Hands-on with Pioneer & Apple CarPlay

Pioneer’s Ted Cardenas demonstrates the user-friendliness of Apple CarPlay, as we take a test drive through the streets of San Francisco.   May 19, 2014

After 74 years in the business, Pioneer knows a thing or two about how to reproduce great-sounding audio and together with Apple, they are making...

Kicker, SoundGate Join In Car Experts

In Car Experts May 8, 2014

The In Car Experts Group said this week that Stillwater Designs, the owner of the Kicker and SoundGate brands, has joined the group as a vendor...

Petra's Car Audio eXpo Draws Hundreds

12th annual Petra Car Audio eXpo May 1, 2014

Petra said Wednesday that its 1 2 th  Annual Car Audio Expo, held last Sunday, drew hundreds of attendees, ...

Voxx Launches FlashLogic Weblink Mobile Programmer

Voxx's FlashLogic April 19, 2014

Voxx last week announced that it has added the FlashLogic Weblink Mobile programmer (FLWLMAP1) for iPod, iPad and iPhone programming. The product enables installers to...

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...