Mark Drake

By Jamie Latshaw ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.--Everything else about Fuse '98 happened with a bang. The music was there, the cars were there, there was a definite style. But, the customers? That's what manufacturers wanted and expected to see more of. "The crowds just aren't coming," Ray Windsor, Eclipse's vice president of sales and marketing, said during the show. Exhibitors met the last day of the show and voted to co-locate Fuse with a better event at a better location next year. Key to the vote is the distance proximity between Fuse and the second event. Lisa Fasold of the Consumer Electronics Manufacturers Association said she hopes there will

The mobile electronics industry is looking for some relief from wet weather and lagging sales and is hoping to open the market to cabin-fever purchases of booming car stereo systems during the promo season. Most product previewed on the CES show floor is just beginning to hit retailers' floors and much of it will be showcased in Fuse '98, the Consumer Electronics Manufacturers Association's first consumer show, June 19-21 in Atlantic City, NJ. As Clarion pretty much has all the bases covered--autosound, navigation, security and multimedia--with its Windows CE-driven AutoPC, other manufacturers concentrate on pumping out more powerful and feature-ladden autosound products at lower

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