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16 – COMPLAINT TO COMPLIMENT

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20-21– COVER CAR How Team Highdown made sound waves in this year’s EMMA

22 – KENWOOD’S 2010 ENTRY-LEVEL RANGE A closer look at Kenwood’s entry-level head units for 2010

24-25 – M.E.N EXPO

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GO FORWARD WITH MOBILE ELECTRONICS, TOMORROWS TECHNOLOGY FOR THE TRADE. TODAY

GIVING YOU THE TOOLS TO SUCCEED IN 2010

This is going to be something of a crucial year

attitude. Certainly from the viewpoint of suppliers

even with the M.e.n awards, which really has no

for businesses in the Uk. after what went on in

and manufacturers in the industry there’s a

equal on the oily side of the automotive fence.

2009, the hope is that 2010 will see the seeds of

respect for what retailers do and empathy for the

as retailers in the mobile electronics market then

recovery start to sprout and opportunities arise

problems you face. there’s also the understanding

you have a lot of advantages, including an

to get the books balanced nicely. at M.E.N

that what effects you affects them too, and a

industry that acknowledges your importance and

our goal is to help you to achieve this, running

realisation that we’re actually all in this together.

is pro-active in aiming to keep the industry riding

features aimed at making your business

For an industry this feels really quite unique and

high. But it can’t just be done on the pages of

become more effective and working with

something that we should aim to build on. after all,

this magazine or by the efforts of suppliers and

manufacturers and distributors who believe

we’re stronger working together than individually.

distributors alone, it needs the specialist retailers’

they have the products that can get your

input. By building relationships even further and

tills ringing. This second point is particularly

at the risk of sounding self-promoting the M.e.n

working together everyone in this industry can

crucial as having met numerous suppliers it’s

expo is the perfect example of how the industry

reap the rewards, so with that in mind, make sure

clear that not only is the enthusiasm for the

works together every year for the greater good.

you get down to the M.e.n expo at the beginning

market high, but the belief in the products

Suppliers and manufacturers eagerly turn up with

of March this year and together we can all work

they can supply you is extremely strong. These

the view of meeting as many of you as possible

together to ensure 2010 is the most profitable year

companies know that they need you to be

and telling you about the latest products that

it can be.

successful in order for them to succeed and

could get customers coming to you throughout

as such they put a lot of effort into offering

2010. But it can’t be one-sided, retailers need

products they genuinely believe can benefit

to put the effort into turning up and taking

your customers, knowing full well that if they

advantage of the opportunity too. Without you,

get that right then they can keep you coming

the suppliers will stop coming and the industry

back to them for more orders.

will lose a valuable communication point. it’s

aNDy MIllS

Editor Mobile Electronics News

very apparent that many in the performance What also becomes ever clearer is the sense

and styling sector of the aftermarket are envious

that this market isn’t blighted by a “them and us”

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NEW look for M.E.N WEbSITE What better time than the beginning of 2010 for the Mobile Electronics News website to have a refresh. from now on the site can be found at www.mobileelectronicsnews.eu rather than the former address of www.mobileelcetonicsnews.co.uk. This change in particular emphasises the fact that numerous companies across Europe want easier access to the features that M.E.N carries, but there are benefits for Uk users too. there is now an active forum allowing manufacturers to talk with installers and retailers (both in the Uk and abroad), plus comments are now possible at the end of features, allowing you the chance to add anything interesting you have to say on a particular issue or product. on top of this, the new site also allows for online registration for your free ticket to the M.e.n expo, saving you time and giving you even less of a reason to miss the must-visit mobile electronics events of the year. and

if you’re reading this then you’re clearly interested in what M.e.n has to say, so we’ve made it even more simple for you to keep up-to-date should someone pinch this issue of the magazine from your counter. head online and the whole magazine is now available to view, meaning you can always get your fix of M.e.n, even if you’re nowhere near your copy. So make sure you have a look around the new website and get involved and hopefully we’ll see you on the forum throughout 2010. contact: M.E.N, 01268 754897 or mobileelectronicsnews.eu

frEE MoNEy! vESTaTEc acQUIrES METaSySTEM DISTrIbUTIoN Well, sort of free money. as a dealer you’re

entitled to your free auto Sound & Style show pack, within which is a poster for your shop window and some other goodies like air

fresheners. but best of all for you is a selection of tickets with a face value of £10 which you

can sell on to your best customers at your own profit. So basically that’s a 100 percent profit margin, which can’t be bad. all you have to do is get in contact with the M.E.N office, give them your shop’s name and address then wait for the special dealer pack to hit your door mat. contact: M.E.N, 01268 754897 or mobileelectronicsnews.eu

parkING propErly for those of you who like to offer customers parking sensors connects2’s farco product should be one you know about. the kits come complete with four sensors and a buzzer, and offer a detection distance of between 0.3m to 2m. they also detect in a 60 degree angle meaning any obstacle to a perfectly kept rear bumper will be noticed with plenty of time to stop. the sensors come in three different colours; black, silver and white, to help them blend in with most rear bumpers and are available to the trade at just £19.50 per kit. For more information on the Farco Powerdrive4 kits, contact Connects2. contact: connects2, 0845 3575588 or connects2.com

vestatec Distribution limited has acquired exclusive distribution rights for the MetaSystem brand in the Uk with effect from January 1st 2010. following the recent appointment of Dean beha as managing director of the Italian owned Meta System Uk, discussions took place between the Italian manufacturer and the third party distributor of automotive parts and accessories. robert Drake, of Vestatec automotive engineering limited, is delighted with the deal. “Vestatec has a good reputation for consistently supplying high quality niche products with a high level of service and after sales technical support. the MetaSystem brand, known for its design and reliability, sits perfectly with our strategy to maximise our strengths in the specialist aftermarket and oe sectors.” it will be business as usual for MetaSystem customers as the full range of vehicle security, parking sensors, blue tooth modules and iPod adaptors transfers to the hanworth sales office and warehouse facilities. Field sales contacts also remain unchanged. “We are looking forward to benefiting from the best of both worlds - the flexibility of an experienced Uk supplier and the strengths of the MetaSystem worldwide brand,” said Dean Beha, who will continue to lead the Meta team as MD of the Vestatec electronics Division. “MetaSystem quality and design is second to none, but a third party distribution specialist is undoubtedly the best route to market - and the best deal for the customer. our dealers’ success is our success and we are determined to give them the best combination of innovative product, quality service and technical back-up.” Dean has made no secret of his determination to shake up the MetaSystem approach and is determined to include all committed specialist dealers in his vision. “We are making big headway in our targets to re-establish MetaSystem as the leading Uk brand and build a strong dealer network. We welcome approaches to get involved with our exciting plans.”For more information, call Vestatec on the details below. contact: vestatec, 0208 867 2347 (existing customers can call paul Galvin (Northern Uk) on 07980 873255, kevin lynch (Southern Uk) on 07980 873253 or Mike kehoe (for all oE enquiries) on 07717 828424).

coloUr-coDED parkING SENSorS chameleon are now offering a unique new service on their valeo parking sensors. Traditionally sensors have been either black or silver but chameleon are taking this a step further by offering their sensors in whatever colour the customer needs. all they have to do is supply Chameleon with the paint code of the vehicle they will be fitted to and they will do the rest. the parking sensors will be delivered anywhere in mainland Uk within 72 hours if they have to be sprayed or the next day if it’s a popular colour available from stock. although Chameleon realise this is something most of their customers already do themselves, this new service means their customers can have them delivered where they want and ready to install, saving time and aggravation. the service is available now for £17.50 plus Vat for a 4 sensor kit, or £25 plus Vat for an 8 sensor kit. contact: chameleon, 01206 500848 or thechameleongroup.co.uk

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pIoNEEr’S NEW SD cD TUNErS pioneer has released three new models to their line-up; the DEH-7200SD, DEH-5200SD and the DEH-4200SD. Each of these new tuners allow users to connect an ipod, iphone, portable Mp3 player, USb device or alternatively insert either an SD or SDHc card. The SD card slot is located discreetly behind the front panels on each of the units, and allows for Mp3, WMa, Wav and aac files to be played from the card. all three new models are also designed as the most dynamic solution to connect and improve playback performance for ipods and iphones. With iPod Direct Control, consumers can connect their iPod straight to the tuner’s front USB terminal and take charge of their music from behind the wheel and as a handy extra, the iPod will charge while connected. to make searching and selecting tracks from various sources more convenient, the Deh-7200SD and Deh-5200SD come with a Full-dot Blue oel Display that shows three lines of information. oel technology also allows for wide viewing angles, active 3D visuals and high contrast and brightness, even in sunlight. key iPod and mobile audio player features, such as artist/album/track selection and playlist access, are simply commanded. all of these functions are managed through an optional remote or Pioneer’s single rotary Commander. on top of the functionality of these units is the emphasis Pioneer have put on sound quality. the superior audio performance of these new SD CD tuners arises from an intelligent mix of technologies. the units incorporate a 24-bit Delta Sigma D/a converter along with proprietary advanced Sound retriever technology. By adjusting frequency response and sound pressure, especially in the high and low frequency ranges, advanced Sound retriever technology puts the harmonics lost during compression back into the music. Put simply, audio is revitalised and depth returned to reproduce sound in exceptional quality: quality that will unleash the full power of Pioneer’s celebrated MoSFet 4x50w amplifier set-up. Should extra power be required, rCa pre-out connectors are available for an additional amplifier. With an on-board low pass and high pass filter, subwoofer control is extremely straightforward. the audio can even be tuned to your personal taste through an improved 5-band graphic equaliser (geQ). it allows the user to adjust five separate frequency bands to set equalisation levels to perfectly match the acoustics of the car. For ease of use, the 5-band geQ has seven preset equaliser curves, which can be recalled at any time. all three of these units will be available from January 2010, so for more information contact Pioneer on the details below. contact: pioneer, 0870 6001539 or pioneer.co.uk

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kENWooD rElEaSE 2010 ENTry lEvEl HEaD UNITS

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kenwood have unleashed details of their new line-up of entry-level

foUr will run the first of

headunits for 2010. There are some great new twists such as the new

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Meta Blue “Let’s talk about in-car communication” Dean Beha Managing Director Meta System UK

“With the new mobile phone law now firmly in place and public awareness at a high point, there‘s never been a better time for sales of aftermarket handsfree kits. Meta Blue is our new ‘no nonsense’ bluetooth handsfree kit. It will work with any bluetooth enabled mobile phone and can be fitted to all makes of vehicle. Calls can be safely managed via the discreet dash button or via the OE steering wheel interface.* A smart microphone and digital transmission with DSP noise suppression gives crystal clear outgoing sound. Combine these with quick plug and play installation and Meta Blue represents an excellent profit opportunity for any dealer. There we have it, Meta Blue a simple, easy to use in-car hands free kit. So why not call now - let’s talk Meta Blue - 020 8867 2347”

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laTEST froM alpINE Hot off the press is this new range of headunits

compatibility, a

from alpine. The model numbers are cDa-

front aux-in, USB

packING a pUNcH

117ri, cDE-114bTi, cDE-113bT, cDE-112ri,

port and quad

The guys at ifitstuff.com came out

cDE-111rM and cDE-111r. The cDE-117ri

illumination. it

in force in the run-up to christmas

is the top of the range model from these

is also Parrot

to support one of their veteran

2010 releases, designed to give great

Bluetooth ready

members “Jim bute”. Jim was

sound quality from any music source thanks

with kCe-400Bt.

fighting in a charity boxing match

to a 24-bit Dac, high quality parts and

the last of the

in the Newcastle area, punching

advanced sound processing features like

new ones are

his hardest in aid of the MacMillan

Digital Time correction, parametric Equaliser,

the CDe-111r

cancer research foundation.

Graphic Equaliser and alpine’s exclusive

and CDe-111rM,

at 47-years of age it was a tough

MediaXpander. With a digital aM/FM tuner and

both offering

old slog, but with the backing of

the ability to work with the kCe-400Bt or kCe-

the same levels of functionality with iPod/iPhone

numerous engineers from the ifitsuff

250Bt Parrot Bluetooth modules, it not only sounds

compatibility available with the relevant cable,

forum, Jim ended his three rounds

good but has plenty of functionality. additionally

Parrot Bluetooth compatible with kCe-400Bt and

against Mark gorman as the judges’

there are nice touches like the quad illumination

a front USB port. CDe-111r comes with green

winner. to top off that victory the guys

of the display and the fact it also includes rDS

illumination though, while CDe-111rM comes with

who had travelled up also decided

tagging for iPod. the CDe-114Bti and CDe-113Bt

amber. all of these new units are also steering

it was a great time for a Christmas

both come with in-built Parrot Bluetooth, the

wheel remote control ready which adds to their

get-together, and a consortium even

former coming with the full speed connection

appeal. Suggested selling prices start at £169 for

bought a robe that once belonged to

cable for iPod, while the latter is also capable

the CDe-111r/ CDe-111rM going up to £399.99

Muhammad ali in a charity auction.

of high speed connection to iPod or iPhone but

for the CDa-117ri and will be available to dealers

good work all round.

doesn’t include the cable, instead offering the

this January.

attractive quad illumination. the CDe-112ri is

contact: alpine Electronics, 02476 719623 or

contact: Ifitstuff.com,

similarly comprehensive, offering iPod/iPhone

alpine-electronics.co.uk

admin@ifitstuff.com

…aND alSo

loud’! the autoleads range continues to grow with new facias, Sot leads, and Proflex cables. For the dedicated petrol-heads we launched the Vi Monitor, the multi-function gauge that plugs into your car’s

Following on from last issue there was a huge response from people

diagnostic port, which is selling well in the Uk and abroad. in-car hands

regarding the ‘What the industry thinks’ feature. So much so that thoughts

free and Bluetooth music streaming is a big growth area for us with our

are still coming in, like these from Duncan reid at armour automotive.

io brand, and the new io accessories and io SunVisor kits offer good

NEGaTIvES

margins and opportunities for us all. all of us here at armour auto would

it’s been a challenging year for everyone, so don’t moan, look for ways

like to thank you, our customers, for your support throughout 2009.

to improve your business, and stay focused and positive.

2010

poSITIvES

We all need to stay focused, providing all our customers with

people – we have expanded and reorganised our sales and customer

quality products at sensible prices, with the backup and support

support teams, including our audio, io, r&D and Support, to provide a

they need – and to do this with passion and enthusiasm!

better service to all our customers. New brands and products – in audio

2010 promises to be an exciting year for armour auto – we have

we are delighted to have taken on the prestigious Focal brand in their

some great new product developments on their way, and we’re

30th anniversary year, we launched the Mutant rose gold range which

always on the lookout for new opportunities in the Uk and abroad.

has gone down well, kicker’s ikick iPod docks and earbuds offer a great

Wishing you a prosperous 2010, we look forward to working with

opportunity for dealers to diversify – and yes they are all about ‘livin’

you in 2010.

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tURn A

COmplAInt IntO nt A ntO

COmplIment

The way you deal with a complaint can say a lot about your business… so make sure it doesn’t say anything bad There’s no denying the fact that for many dealers out there,

that they won’t spend £10,000 with you in the future. The upshot

customers are rarely a one-purchase wonder. While the occasional

of this is if they have a complaint about that £100 they’ve spent,

customer may pop in on a whim to buy a specific product and

then they need to be dealt with professionally and go away feeling

are never seen again, the majority will keep coming back to you

that you’ve done everything you can to help them. If they go away

over the years. So that means that every customer is important,

feeling hard done by…well, that’s probably the last time you see

even if they’re only spending £100 with you now, it doesn’t mean

them in your shop.

essentially all this boils down to is decent customer service and common sense. any company can look good selling a quality part and smiling as they do it, but it’s the companies that still look good when problems do arise that will keep prospering. it’s the same with any retail business, a restaurant for example is unlikely to gain your custom again if they fail to deliver the food you ordered to a good standard and do little about it once you’ve complained. orr if you buy a new car from

SUpplIErS

a dealer and they are disinterested should a problem arise, the likelihood is you’ll be buying from another dealer the next time. Problems though will always happen, whether it’s with food in a restaurant, with a new car or with a

if the complaint is with a product

product you sell and while these issues may not be the retailers’ fault, it will be them in the firing line. to ensure this

from one of your suppliers, can you be sure that they will assist you in

doesn’t have a detrimental effect there are certain key points that retailers should remember and processes they

finding a remedy? if not, maybe this

should instil in all of their staff.

is something you should speak with them about before a

SpEED deal with any problems that

problem does arise.

come up quickly. the longer you

paTIENcE

leave it the more annoyed your

not all complaints are justifiable

polITENESS

customer will become. if you react too

but that’s no need to lose your

being rude can make a bad

slowly, there’s also the chance that

patience. if you know that their

situation even worse, but it may be

you may forget about the complaint

complaint is unfounded then you

tempting to head down that route if the

which will make things ten times

have the upper hand… you just

customer is particularly irate. keep your

worse.

need to wait until they’re

cool though and just think how you

ready to listen.

would like to be treated if you were in their position.

prIorITISE

coMpENSaTE

No paIN, No GaIN

customers rarely hear about the

depending on the customer, you simply

any complaint is painful but ultimately

good things with companies, often the

sorting out the problem may not be good

everything you can do to solve the problem should be done. get things resolved well and you

bad are what filter through with any great

enough, after all, even if you’ve helped

strength. that means customer complaints

them out it’s still taken up their time. have

may have won a customer for life…at the worst

should take priority… not too many new

a plan for these circumstances to offer

then you’re much less likely to have that customer

customers will mind waiting for service if

customers an extra bonus, it doesn’t

putting a taint on your company’s name which

they see you sorting out someone else’s

have to cost you much but it will

could be equally as valuable. after all, you don’t

problem with professionalism, good

mean the world to them.

always know what influence a customer may

humour and efficiency.

actually have amongst other potential patrons of your store.

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Nuvi 265

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P R I C E

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3.5”

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RRP : £139.95

Live Services • • • • • • • • • •

UK & EU maps Ultra slim design Text - to - speech Photo navigation Speed cameras Lane Assist Junction View Bluetooth TMC 4.3” screen

P R I C E

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RRP : £189.99

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£129.99

P R I C E

£139.99

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£52.99

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5”

RRP : £269.99

£139.99

3.5”

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4.3”

SALE P R I C E

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£74.99

£59.99 4.3”

• UK & EU maps • Fully waterproof design • Bike mounted

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RRP : £129.99

RRP : £99.99

Zumo 550 - NOH

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SALE

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• UK & EU maps (Western) • Text - to speech • Junction View

SALE

£228.26

P R I C E

Nuvi 205 - NOH

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RRP : £249.99

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• UK & EU maps (East & Western) • Advanced 3D city view • Lane assist • Travel kit

RRP : £349.99

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• UK & EU maps • Text - to speech • Junction View

Nuvi 1490T

4.3”

Pan EU Roaming Traffic, Speed Cameras, Fuel and more in 15 countries

12 month warranty

• UK & EU maps (Western) • Text - to speech • Lane guidance

SALE

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P R I C E

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SALE

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SALE Nuvi 1340T

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SALE

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RRP : £499.99

£299.99

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• • • • • • •

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UK & IRE maps Loaded speed cameras Lane guidance Spoken motorway exit instructions Day / Night display Navpix photo navigation Local search via desktop

£54.99

P R I C E

• iQ routes • Loaded speed cameras • Advanced lane guidance • Mapshare

RRP : £119.99

SALE

RRP : £129.99

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One v5 EU iQ Spirit 500 T HF

3.5”

3.5”

• Mapshare • Latest map guarantee • New simpler user interface

RRP : £129.99

SALE

Spirit 300 T

One v5 UK iQ

3.5”

£92.06

P R I C E

XL v2 EU Classic

3.5”

• 42 UK & EU maps • iQ routes • Loaded speed cameras • Advanced lane guidance • Mapshare • • • •

UK & IRE maps Slide touch Tru Map views 3D junction views and lane guidance

SALE P R I C E

• Local search • Explore & Walking mode • Smart eco routes • Text - to - speech

• • • •

UK & IRE maps Slide touch Tru Map views 3D junction views and lane guidance

RRP : £129.99

Local search Explore & Walking mode Smart eco routes Text - to - speech Handsfree

SALE P R I C E

RRP : £179.99

SALE

£79.99

Spirit 500 EU / HF

• • • • •

£109.99

P R I C E

XL v3 EU iQ

UK & EU maps Slide touch Tru Map views 3D junction views and lane guidance • Local search

• • • • •

P R I C E

Get up to date, real time traffic information Live Services FREE first month, £7.99 / month to continue (optional)

Weather

Google

XL v3 EU 42 Live

Safety Alerts

Quickfix GPS

SALE

SALE P R I C E

SALE P R I C E

• UK & EU maps (East & Western) • Advanced lane guidance • FM modulator

RRP : £179.99

SALE P R I C E

RRP : £274.03

£169.99

4.3”

• iQ routes • Mapshare • Latest map guarantee

RRP : £199.99

SALE

£129.99

iQ routes • Mapshare • Text - to - speech Latest map guarantee Loaded speed cameras Advanced lane guidance

4.3”

New TomTom Buddies Track Live users and share information

P R I C E

Go 950 Live • • • • • •

Go 730

£136.83

• Latest map guarantee • Loaded speed cameras • Advanced lane guidance

4.3”

£105.44

As advertised on national radio!

Go 540 Live

4.3”

• 42 UK & EU maps • iQ routes • Mapshare

Go 750 Live

Fuel Prices

RRP : £159.99

• 42 UK & EU maps • iQ routes • Loaded speed cameras • Advanced lane guidance • Mapshare

P R I C E

HD Traffic

P R I C E

4.3”

RRP : £199.99

£130.29

SALE

£99.99

Roadside assistance Explore & Walking modes Smart eco routes Text - to - speech Local search via Bluetooth

SALE

• Loaded speed cameras • Mapshare

RRP : £149.99

4.7”

• • • •

4.3”

4.3”

Points Of Interest Voice command and control Increased map coverage includes Greece, Malta and Turkey

RRP : £249.99

£164.99

tel : 0116 244 9845

• Loaded speed cameras • Advanced lane guidance

RRP : £249.99

£149.99

4.3”

• • • • • •

iQ routes • Mapshare • Text - to - speech Latest map guarantee Loaded speed cameras Advanced lane guidance

SALE P R I C E

Points Of Interest Voice command and control Increased map coverage includes Greece, Malta and Turkey

RRP : £299.99

£197.75

fax : 0116 244 9855


/ CAR AUDIO AUDIO // CAR C CelSUS AR elSUS COUnD SUpplIeS COU

Team Talk Highdown Car Audio & Security prove going one step beyond can be highly beneficial.

often in Mobile Electronics News you’ll hear us bleating on about how a demo vehicle really is an essential tool in helping you to sell your products or your services to customers. What better way could there be to point out the benefits of a specific product or a way of installing it than actually letting them hear it with their own ears? as a rule then, if you run a car audio shop there’s no excuse for not having a functional demo car at your fingertips. It doesn’t have to be the most extreme creation going, but it does have to be relevant to the products you supply, and secondly, to the sort of things your customers are likely to look for in their audio. highdown Car audio & Security in Worthing

bad first attempt then.

certainly know the benefit of a good demo car, the BMW of boss Jeremy owen nearly always on

however, it’s not just about bragging

hand to give potential customers a good sound

rights that Jeremy competed, he’s

blast. But it goes much further than that. those of

one of fourteen enthusiasts who

you who follow eMMa may recognise the car from

competed in eMMa during 2009 as

the 2009 series, where it did well enough in the Uk

part of team highdown. Creating a

rounds to find itself being tested against europe’s

team of enthusiasts with incredible

best in rotterdam at the eMMa european Finals.

audio installs is not a new thing, team

With 22 competitors in its class, the genesis Series iii

huets and team Source being some

amps and Pioneer oDr source unit and speakers

of the originators that people will

helped secure a tenth place finish, just one point

remember, but Jeremy has found great

behind a number of cars ahead of it that scored

value in the time and expense it takes

exactly the same points as each other. not a

to put the whole thing together. M.e.n caught up with him to find out more.

parking sensors and hands-free

keen to point out his background, Jeremy tells how his love affair with car audio started after

kits. Despite acknowledging

experiencing an install at a

that this side of the market is the ‘bread

car show some years back. he

and butter’ for many audio installers nowadays,

ended up replicating that system

Jeremy is confident about the future of audio after

and building his knowledge and

seeing the enthusiasm that has been

enthusiasm to the point where

built around team highdown.

he accepted a job at a local

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car audio dealer. after staying

one of the missions that he’s set

there for a number of years he

himself is to try and appeal to the

decided to go out on his own

younger generation with what they

and start highdown Car audio

do at the shop. a realisation that many involved in

& Security, partly to make

car audio nowadays are, ahem, getting on a bit,

sure that the buzz of giving

made him think that it was crucial the enthusiasm

customers great audio installs

was kept alive with the late teens. Fortunately

was not lost to the world of

there was a way in as when his son ollie passed his


driving test car audio was naturally on the cards, and that spread to ollie’s mates as they passed their tests too. it soon became apparent that they wanted a way to show off their systems, which is when the idea of entering into eMMa came to him. Chris Woods from Four was instrumental in coming down to the shop and explaining the rules for 2009 and this was subsequently followed by highdown’s own open day where n effect it was a cars would be judged. in qualifying session for team highdown, with around 30 cars turning up and Carl hynes of eMMa and some of the judges taking time out to do the scoring. Ultimately this also meant that everyone involved learnt how the format worked and prepared those who would then represent team highdown for the season ahead.

a car audio shop and if you still have a passion for building great systems then maybe you should

it would seem to have worked too, as team

Working seven days a week (highdown open on

highdown had a hugely successful year. in the

Sundays from 11-4 and even have a late closing

team entered into eMMa for 2010. incidentally,

league results they took the first four spots in ‘euro

time on thursdays, because, as Jeremy says

the first round of eMMa this year will take place

2000’, 2nd and 3rd in ‘experienced 5-Channel’,

“if halfords can do it, why can’t we!”) Jeremy

at the M.e.n expo in Coventry during the public

1st in advanced 5-Channel (pure sound)’, 2nd in

admits that running the business is a labour of

auto Sound & Style show on Sunday 7th March,

‘advanced 5-Channel’, 1st in ‘eSPl experienced

love. if he was doing it for massive profit then he

so you can see for yourself what all the fuss will

2 Woofer’, 1st and 2nd in ‘eSPl experienced 4

wouldn’t be doing it at all. What’s important to

be about. Members of team highdown will be

Woofer’ and 1st in ‘eSPl experienced Unlimted’.

him, and is therefore the ethos behind the shop,

there having tweaked their systems over the

When it came to the Uk Finals they claimed five

is that customers are given the very best audio

winter so you can bet you’ll see some even

first places, five Uk league champions, eleven

installs possible and where they can, highdown

more competitive entrants from the Worthing

qualifications for eMMa european Finals, five Uk

aim to exceed their customers’ expectations

outfit over the coming season.

league runners-up and one third place. added

with every build. Putting the time and effort into

up this makes for some great publicity for the work

team highdown emphasises this, showing that

that highdown can do.

highdown are prepared to go beyond the call

take a leaf out of highdown’s book and get a

of duty to be around the car audio they enjoy so Despite attracting plenty of passing trade since

much. in truth you’d suspect Jeremy would still run

moving from an industrial estate to a high street

team highdown if there wasn’t the extra benefits

unit, Jeremy acknowledges the usefulness of

of publicity that the shop gets from it.

team highdown’s success in attracting new customers. in fact, having tried numerous local

as it is though, it does provide additional

advertising outlets, word of mouth is the one

publicity, but the other benefits of giving

thing he’s found has really worked. the beauty

younger enthusiasts a way in and helping the

of having team highdown compete in eMMa

team at highdown increase their knowledge

though is not only are they going across the

of building competition spec installs

country promoting the shop, but it’s also good

can’t be under estimated. What team

for the learning curve. even though he’s worked

highdown show is how retailers with a real

around car audio for fourteen years, Jeremy

passion for their art can form something

knows that there’s always more to learn and the

that sets them above their competition,

judges and even other competitors are extremely

and through their own efforts how they

helpful when suggesting new methods or ideas.

can generate customers for the area of

the upshot of this is not only does his own car

their business they enjoy most. if you own

improve as a result but highdown’s ability to offer the very best installs to their customers improves too.

a Word from EMMa Uk the 2009 season was made special by the development of team highdown. a close-nit bunch of car hi-fi enthusiasts who could not do enough to promote the products and install skills featured in their vehicles. Competing over many classes, their efforts, friendliness and approachability added something special to the competition scene. another three teams of the same size with the same attitude would help shape the opinions of a new generation of car modifier with regards to iCe installs! carl Hynes, Managing Director, EMMa Uk ltd

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kENWooD’S 2010 ENTry-lEvEll raNGE

M.E.N takes an exclusive look at kenwood’s enwood’s 2010 line-up of entry-level cD head units

With the needs of consumers changing all of the time every manufacturer has to respond and adapt to what’s demanded of their products. No other area in the car audio world demonstrates this so fully than with cD head units, especially the entry-level models. kenwood know this all to well, which is why they constantly refresh their ranges and bring out annual updates where they can put into practice their latest advances. This year is no different and Mobile Electronics News has the full lowdown on what customers looking for an entry-level cD head unit can be fitting over the coming months from kenwood. there are three major upgrades to notice on the new models, which are great functional additions. Firstly is the expansion of the display screens, going from last year’s 7 digit displays to an impressive 11 digit one (and an even more impressive 13 digit one on iPod compatible units!). this means that users can get a much clearer description of what it is they’re actually listening too, which is always a good thing. the second change is for models with a USB port for iPods, kenwood have made their ‘alphabet Search’ function even more useful, increasing the search from a single letter to the first three letters. this should save users time when searching for a track or artist, which in turn reduces distraction while driving. last but not least, is that all models now include rCa preouts and steering wheel remote control connections, which really is a nice touch for entry-level product.

For iPod owners the choice is between the kDC-4547UB and kDC-4547UW (white illumination) both of which can link directly to and charge an iPod or essentially ssentially the 2010 range breaks down into four main areas: MP3, USB,

iPhone. like the previous units, these also have front USB and aux inputs and as

direct iPod or Bluetooth categories. in the MP3 category there are four

mentioned earlier the display is extended to 13 digits.

variations to chose from, the kDC-3047a with red illumination or kDC-3047g for green dash boards, plus the kDC-314a which can be ordered in a red

the final models both

or aM amber. all model numbers give the same functionality, offering a

incorporate Parrot

front aux-in to link up any MP3 player with total ease plus the new features

Bluetooth hands-

listed earlier. the kDC-314 models also come dressed in dark silver finish as

free phone systems,

opposed to standard Black.

the kDC-Bt30 offering the MP3/CD capabilities of the 3 series, while the kDC-Bt40U adds a 13 digit display and direct iPod or iPhone compatibility. Both units have a built-in microphone and can be wired to steering remote controls for ease of use, making them great all-round entry-level units. Comprehensive, stylish and a great variety to meet any customer’s needs, these new entry-level CD head units naturally also carry the quality that kenwood is famed for. With such a competitive market this 2010 range should

the kDC-4047Ua and kDC-4047Ug take all of the 3 series model features

help you give customers exactly what they want from a name they can trust,

but expand on them with the addition of a front USB port. kenwood’s

so make sure you give kenwood a call and find out more.

unique Music editor Software is now compatible with all USB equipped

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contact: kenwood,

hard drive fans!

www.kenwood-electronics.co.uk, 01923 816444

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men expO 2010

COUntDOWn tO m.e.n expO 2010 a day-by-day guide to what’s happening at this year’s event, plus a word from the exhibitors.

With around two months left before the doors open to 2010’s M.E.N Expo there isn’t a lot of time left for you to get your free trade tickets booked. In case you’ve missed out on what’s happening at this year’s event though, here’s a run-down of

the new format and the benefits attending the show can bring for you. With Saturday 6th March allocated to the set-up of stands for exhibitors, the first day for visitors will be Sunday 7th March and it will be slightly different to previous years.

aUTo SoUND & STylE SHoW, SUNDay 7TH MarcH, 2010 Due to demand from exhibitors at previous M.e.n expo events, this year will see the general public allowed to visit the show. this will be restricted to just the Sunday, with the Monday reverting to a purely trade-only event. the benefit of this from a dealer’s point of view is that if you’re too busy at your shop on the Monday to attend, all the same exhibitors will be there on the Sunday for you to talk with. obviously though there will be more to do too, as the show is set to be the perfect season opener for the car audio enthusiast. Some of the country’s top audio installers will be on hand to explain and demonstrate to visitors just how to set a system up for maximum effect. there’s even the Car Clinic where the guys from turners will diagnose visitors’ installs and let them know how they can be made even better. there’ll also be the chance to see some of the Uk’s loudest and cleanest sounding cars compete in the opening round of the eMMa Uk championship, showing off how real sound addicts go at it. on top of all of this there’s also a competition to win a £10k tuning, styling and audio makeover for one lucky visitor’s car, which is sure to attract a huge amount of entries. the auto Sound and Style show is being heavily promoted at the moment and over the next few months in Future Publishing’s automotive titles; Fast Car, redline, total Vauxhall and Fast Ford, as well as on local radio, but as a dealer you can also benefit from promoting it. Special packs are available now with a poster advertising the event for your shop window, plus a selection of other goodies, including a number of free tickets that you can sell to your most valuable customers for your own profit. even if you’d rather attend on the trade-only day, this is a pretty good reason to get your customers excited about the auto Sound and Style show.

M.E.N EXpo, MoNDay 8TH MarcH, 2010 For the trade only, Monday gets back to business with the reversion to the usual format of the M.e.n expo. Manufacturers and distributors will be on hand with new product launches from the likes of kenwood and alpine. Previous years have shown that this is a great opportunity for dealers to meet new suppliers and discuss the opening of accounts. often there are companies or products that dealers may not know about or have simply over-looked as they’ve been too busy. this show allows for time to be taken to see all the major distributors and together figure out a strategy for a profitable 2010. Perhaps though you already deal with most of the exhibitors? in that case, why not come along and see them all under one roof in one day. it may be a day away from the shop but it could save you a lot of time in the long run. it’ll also mean you’ll get to see at first hand the new products that have yet to hit your shop, which must be a good thing as you can go back to your customers and pre-sell some of the products, making sure they’re some of the first to get them. Worth noting is that there will also be the Car aftermarket news expo happening at the same time, so if you’ve ever thought about adding products like alloy wheels, exhausts or suspension to your shelves then you can access all the major distributors there. often in this magazine we talk about how the pro-active dealers are the ones that succeed, and the M.e.n expo is the perfect excuse for you to start showing you’re serious about your business. For your own tickets, or for the dealer packs (with free auto Sound and Style show tickets that you can sell), contact the M.e.n expo office on the details below. contact: M.E.N, 01268 754897 or mobileelectronicsnews.eu

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8th MarcH 2010


EXHIbITorS Alpine will be showcasing our range of products

Visitors can see Ian “ICEMAN” Pinder and his

for 2010 including our brand new M3 Navigation

loudest ever Astra Van along with JKM’s own 2009

system and the stunning new CDA-117Ri - a

Ford Focus RS both running JKM’s latest vehicle

high quality “SQ” unit boasting the latest RDS

computers. JKM are also proud

Tagging function to enable your iPod to remember any tracks you hear on the radio, and download from iTunes later. Other new products will include a USB Video interface

to announce that we will be showcasing iTrack Vehicle Tracking with Can-Bus.

- KCE-635UB, and our full range line up for 2010 as well as the latest demo car. In addition, they plan to combine the Trade and Retail sections of the show with a Sound

At MEN Expo 2010 Parrot will be showcasing

System Promotion, which will offer great value and sound for the end-user and a great

their highly successful MKi and CK ranges as well

opportunity for dealers to get on board and benefit from this activity.

as their recent RKi8400 head unit with integrated hands-free. The dealer network will also have the

Automonitor wil be showing off their third generation Necvox-Rosen styled headrest

opportunity to meet the Parrot UK Sales, Marketing and Technical teams.

packages, which includes digital monitors, DVD, USB, SD and games in vehicle specific and

Scorpion Automotive will be exhibiting on stand

universal applications. They’ll also show fourth

H220 Where John Hicken, Richard Andrews and

generation Baton headrest packages which include innovative an security panel,

Gary Kirby will be presenting the newly launched

new double DIN multimedia devices with a larger range of vehicle specific OEM

ScorpionTrack product, as well as the full range

styled devices that include digital panel, virtual CDC, new Bluetooth software, a new

of parking sensor and alarm system technology

user interface, optional tyre pressure management and optional DVBT, plus a new

available from Scorpion, Toad and Sigma. Learn more of the recent addition of the

universal model. On top of all this are a new range of parking sensors, new 9in and

Datatool product range to the Scorpion Automotive brand portfolio.

11in roof mounts, a larger range of vehicle specific cameras, a commercial and motor home camera and monitor package, Can bus HID kits plus the existing range of

This is the 4th year that SmarTrack have

Automonitor’s products.

now attended the Mobile Electronics News annual EXPO. In 2010, as The UK’s longest serving accessory supplier, Car

well as promoting TOAD TRAK and

Sound Supplies, are proud to announce the launch

MotoTrak (motorcycle), SmarTrack will

the following products and the 2010 MEN Expo;

be promoting an exciting new concept called e-Call to tie in with its Approved Global

the new Onyx range for 2010, brand new GT

Telemetrics Tracking Platform. SmarTrack will be one of the 1st SVRS (Stolen Vehicle

Alarms products and 2010’s best sub boxes. There

Recovery System) companies to employee e-Call as standard before EU legislation

will also be demonstrations on their range of acoustic carpet. Miss it, miss out.

requirement now passed for implementation in 2012 to all new vehicles. In the event of a Road Traffic Accident a customer will receive this latest 24hour accident

Clarion, the most experienced and committed

monitoring, Telemetrics staff will liaise with the emergency services and save vital

brand to the UK mobile entertainment scene, comes

minutes after any kind of High G impact while the engine is running. They will have a

to EXPO with a hot new line-up of car audio,

safety video loop being played on a plasma explaining how the system and service

multimedia and navigation, plus amps, speakers

operates to the trade and retail market. They will also be launching a new Thatcham

and a hoard of accessories to suit all needs and

CAT5 which will incorporate e-Call as standard, making SmarTrack stand out with

pockets. And check out the Clarion show car line-up too, including the show debut of the

another great USP for 2010.

world’s best K1 Attack. The Steelmate products that will be on Show sponsors Connects2 will be showcasing their

show are their parking sensor range

extensive range of products, especially on the car audio

and the new TPMS systems. Additionally

side of things. There’ll be a chance to take a close look

they’ll will also be exhibiting their

at the LG range of head units, see the new 2010 BEAT releases plus all the latest products from Ground Zero

Promata products which includes HID Xenon lamps and their LED products.

and Zenec. There will also be installation products from Tsunami and Raptor, sound dampening from Ballistic and the new Shuriken battery range making Connects2 a must-visit stand. Four will be demonstrating some of the finest sounding cars in the country. As always, FOUR will be promoting the FOUR MASTER network of independent installers and will this year be running an audio clinic with direct advice from the three of the finest installers in the country, Source Sounds, Plush and Turners.

FiNd oUt whAt the FollowiNg compANies will be exhibitiNg iN Next moNth’s m.e.N mAgAziNe: ARmoUR AUtomotiVe, bAss FActoRY, cAR AUdio sUpplies, cAR electRoNics, chAmeleoN, dAl-tec, deNsioN, de tRAde, KeNwood, midbAss, NAVigoN

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COnneCtS 2

Get COnneCteD

2010 couldn’t be a better time to find out how Connects2 can help your business grow.

Thanks to strong product lines, a forward-thinking attitude and an understanding of what retailers in the Uk need, connects2 have continued to see an increase in business throughout the last year. This is great news for retailers as companies don’t grow in tough economic climates unless they’re doing a lot of things very well, and their clutch of M.E.N awards in 2009 certainly suggest that this is the case. but they’re not resting on their laurels, with 2010 set to be another year where the company are planning to once again demonstrate the qualities that have already made them one of the most trusted suppliers. To help them achieve this and to cope with the growing needs of their customers connects2 have restructured their staffing to make it even easier for retailers to take advantage of their products. To that end, Josh beddow (pictured) will now take responsibility for Uk sales across all brands so his is a face you should become familiar with. John Gulliver meanwhile will move into a business development role, helping connects2 to keep moving in the right direction and to cope with the increasing demands that their success has brought. on top of this, early 2010 will see Connects2 welcome a new member of staff who will be appointed to support the export side of their business, meaning further expansion of their own brands is on the cards. in fact, many of you will be familiar with Connects2 for their in-house designed and manufactured in-car entertainment interfaces for factory fit and aftermarket units. essentially, Connects2 work with one eye constantly on the future so that they are always ahead of the game when it comes to products like iPod connectivity, stalk or steering wheel controls and Can-Bus, and it is these products that they’ve built a global name upon. yet for dealers they offer much more, including a vast range of audio brands that cover just about everything your customer could want. read on to find out more on each of the brands they offer, then give them a call and find out how working with Connects2 in 2010 and beyond could really boost your business.

contact: connects2, connects2, 0845 2575588 or connects2.com

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as reported in M.e.n

tsunami offers a

a few months ago,

great alternative

lg electronics have

for your amplifier

moved into the car

wiring, battery

audio market with

terminal, capacitor,

Connects2 their Uk

distribution block, fuse holder, rCS lead, terminal and speaker and

distributor. this means there are four models available to dealers from

power cable needs. recognising that dealers can benefit from having a

the well-respected household name, with trade prices starting from just

dedicated supplier of these products who realise the importance of their

£47. the following twelve months will see a big push on the lg car audio

dealers, Connects2 firmly believe the extent and quality of the tsunami

products which should ramp up demand amongst consumers, so make

range of installation products adds to the reasons why you should be

sure you get in now.

using them.

the Beat range of

installation

head units offers superb

accessories are the

functionality at excellent

lifeblood of any

retail prices. With healthy

audio install, which

profit margins too the

is why Connects2 offer the raptor range of products. the range offers

simple range, from single

leading-edge accessories that deliver true-to-spec performance, with

Din to double Din, offer

a degree of style typically reserved for premium-level brands; the 24k

customers virtually every

gold plating on their plugs, connectors and terminals being the perfect

spec they could ask for. 2010 will see more from Beat including a low-cost

example. new products such as the twisted Blue Series rCa cables

slotless single Din with iPod connectivity (aimed at commercial vehicles,

are constantly being released thanks to the development work of an

rental cars and even tractors) plus a new double Din with teleatlas mapped

in-house staff of mobile audio professionals. added to this, raptor has

sat nav amongst others. the brand has already proven very successful so

also released a range of speakers and subwoofers which follow the same

make sure your customers can benefit from the range they offer.

ethos of great quality at attractive pricing.

they may not be as well known

When it comes

as some car audio products on

to sound

the market but that’s something

deadening

Connects2 are looking to change as

material there

the quality of the parts stands them

isn’t much to

in great stead (for example, the

chose from on the market. that’s why Connects2 now offer the high

gZt625aCt powered bass box won

quality sound dampening material from Ballistic. the material comes

a Bronze at the M.e.n awards 2009!).

in five different kits designed to fit in all the key areas where sound

amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers and

dampening is most necessary, making for a simpler installation too.

capacitors are all ground Zero products available from Connects2, and

Ballistic claim the greater thickness of their range also makes for a more

they’ve proven hugely popular in europe and in the Uk with those who

effective sound dampening product than their competitors, which is

have bought them.

good to know.

When it comes to powerful batteries for audio installs, choice is limited. that’s why Connects2 are Zenec concentrate on offering an ‘all in one’ solution, combining

now offering the

multimedia functions and sat nav in their units. With competitive pricing

Shuriken range of

and high quality the units are hugely popular in either single Din or

high performance

double Din formats, designed to seamlessly integrate with whichever

power cells. Shuriken batteries are engineered specifically to provide the

vehicle they’re fitted too. one of the most recent developments is the

power needed for today’s audio systems. By using absorbed gloss Matt

exchange and go (e>go) concept, which is an innovative range of car

(agM) technology the rechargeable batteries can also be mounted in

specific navi and moniceivers, designed to match the interior cosmetics

any position needed and won’t spill. on top of that they also have high

of particular vehicle models. the latest designs from Connects2 focus on

resistance to excessive heat and vibrations, plus with super low eSr and

Ford and Vauxhall models, making for the perfect upgrade for those after

closely packed pure lead plates each sized power cell is capable of

true oeM feel but with added functionality. More models are sure to be

packing a real punch.

catered for in the future so make sure you keep up to date with Zenec’s developments.

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IS THErE aN app for THaT? New technology such as smart phones: are they friend or foe to the mobile electronics retailer? M.E.N investigates

With the iphone, apple confidently claim that there’s an application for just about everything in their advertising campaign. Need to remember where you parked your car? There’s an app for that. brilliant! Want to know what song that is playing on the radio? There’s an app for that. awesome! Want to make your phone sound like a lightsaber when you slice it through the air? There’s an app for that too. Um… a bit pointless actually. anyway, scroll through the endless applications and there really is an application for just about everything from spirit levels to the complete works of Shakespeare. While that’s all great stuff, the downside may be that the online downloads could be eating into the profit margins of mobile electronics retailers. Take for example the TomTom navigation

for some, just a pair of headphones) to access the

phone cradles that allow for the screen to

application. Downloadable on-line for around

huge catalogue of music stored on your phone?

be visible on the dashboard when using the

£60, iphone users don’t even have to get off

even access to the internet and e-mail can be

navigation, plus hands-free Bluetooth kits are both

the toilet to buy sat nav now. The latest update

had from a smart phone

included all manner of useful additions to

which only an in-car

the product including, as we pointed out last

computer can match. So

month in our GpS speed camera detection

it would seem that smart

guide, a GpS safety camera alert function.

phones are well and truly

a few months previously M.E.N ran a guide

stomping all over the

on portable navigation devices (pNDs) and

profitable areas of the

found that a number of manufacturers had

mobile electronics dealer,

subsequently stopped making them as the

yet there are two ways

market was just to competitive… it would

that money can still be

seem then that the likes of these applications

made in their presence.

may have something to do with that. Even as

need to remember where you parked your car? there’s an app for that. Brilliant! Want to know what song that is playing on the radio? there’s an app for that. awesome! Want to make you phone sound like a lightsaber when you slice it through the air? there’s an app for that too. Um… a bit pointless actually.

still necessary when using a smart phone in the car. it’s also worth pointing out to customers the number of products you have that are designed to encompass smart phone compatibility, the plethora of head units available now being the obvious choice. on top of this, what about

standard the iphone for example comes with a

Firstly, manufacturers of

half decent ‘Maps’ application, which not only

mobile electronics are

pinpoints locations and shows local streets it

evolving their products

can also give reasonably accurate directions.

at faster rates than ever before with the aim

listening to phone calls and while you’re at it, there

upselling the benefits of decent speakers for total quality of sound when

of staying ahead of the game. a smart phone

may be a Bluetooth product built into a head

on top of the navigation and gPS side of things

application may have gPS navigation, but

unit that you believe offers a better connection

these smart phones can also take care of

does it have 3D maps, advance lane guidance,

and sound quality than the cheaper hands free

numerous other entertainment or utility functions.

rDC-tMC? the likelihood is that it doesn’t, which

kits. try using the quality angle and you may be

Why have an in-car DVD player when you can

means retailers have unique selling points for their

surprised how many eager listeners you have to

download and watch movies onto your phone?

products over those available via download.

your argument.

Why pay for a CD player for your car when all you

there are other factors too that should be used as

need is a head unit with a USB port or similar (or,

selling points such as you’re unlikely to lend your phone to your wife is she needs sat nav for the day, but a portable gPS navigation device is infinitely more shareable. there are also nicely integrated double din sat nav units which you don’t have to remember to plug in or even bring with you, have bigger screens and

the key then is to remember that technology will always evolve which means you’re sales techniques or the products you push have to also. Considering the huge number of people that own both smart phones and cars in the Uk, there’s a massive market out there that you can either tap into and help in their enjoyment of smart phones (you could even make a large

can still control your phone calls via

sign for your shop window promoting the fact

Bluetooth. these all add a degree

you have useful products for smart phone

of comfort of use that fiddling about

users), or you can exploit their smart phone’s

with a smart phone and trying to do all

weaknesses and push those products you know

of those things simply can’t.

can do the things that their phones can’t do… yet. either way, smart phones are here to stay

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the other option is to embrace the

with all their fancy applications and while they

smart phone and upsell the products

may not be your best of friends, to make them

that work well with them. For example,

foe would be a costly mistake.


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/ CAR AUDIO / entRY leVel BASS

ENTry lEvEl acTIvE ENT vE ba baSS SolUTIoNS plug and play bass solutions have been the holy grail for many a young

quality products which will entice the purchasers into more ambitious

driver wanting to rattle their windows and annoy the neighbours. However,

audio upgrades.

far from looking down at the market we should embrace it as a breeding

We have taken a snap shot of the market and produced this round up of popular

ground for future car hi-fi fans. Everyone has to start somewhere and as

product which could help us all to attract new customers. hopefully, the young

good quality audio circuitry and bass drivers become more affordable,

driver adopting one of these systems will eventually want to upgrade their full

we are in a better position than ever before to serve this market with

range also and after that, will want better quality……well, that’s how it used to go!

IN-pHaSE

oNyX

In-phase has two products under its Juice brand which,

onyx is a fresh brand to the Uk from car Sound Supplies. With a range of products

hit the market I allude to in the introduction, right

designed for sound quality, the entry level discrete amp and speaker package

between the eyes. beginning with the Juice a8, This

delivers low distortion and fast response at high Spl levels.

features an 8” sub sitting in a nicely sculptured, bass tube-style, carpeted enclosure.

the compact CS-D-onX 12e1 is a single 12” sub in a nicely styled, carpeted, sealed enclosure which is bound to draw

the a8 has a built in amplifier and a specification of 1000

the eye. With a 500 Watts Continuous Power rating it is

Watts, which suggest it is plenty loud enough. With a

capable of delivering plenty of low bass. the accompanying

frequency response from 35 – 150 hertz and a JW1000 wiring

CS-k-onX1150 150 Watt rMS mono block amplifier provides

kit thrown in it looks like a great deal for anyone taking their

plenty of clean power. the amplifier will take an input up to 10

first steps into car audio upgrades.

Volts making it ideal for connection to most oeM head unit

8" active enclosure

speaker outputs. a switchable

1000 watts

6dB or 12dB bass boost switch

built-in amplifier

accompanies on board

frequency response: 35 - 150 hz

filters ensuring that the system

Impedance: 4 ohm

focusses just on bass.

Sensitivity: 88 dB Dimension: 350(W) x 265(h) x 430(l) (mm)

contact car Sound Supplies:

its big brother, Juice a12, as the name suggests features a 12”

Tel. 01332 669920

sub also has a built in amplifier and a power specification of 1200 Watts max. Frequency response is stated as being the same as its 8” smaller brother 12" active enclosure

MUTaNT

1200 watts

another company which has nailed the needs of the consumer for entry level

built-in amplifier

bass, Mutant Engage bass packs are a truly plug and play solution. available

frequency response: 35 - 150 hz

with a single 10” (MTEN10Sbp) or single 12” (MTEN12Sbp) in a rugged 18 mm

Impedance: 4 ohm

MDf trapezoidal enclosure to help reduce standing waves, the carbon effect vinyl

Sensitivity: 88 dB

covered boxes are ported for optimal reach down. The packs are shipped with a

Dimension: 514 x 514 x 438 (mm)

150 Watt class D amplifier with switchable bass boost and built in filtering and the

contact In phase International ltd: Tel: +44 (0)115 9758600

rose Gold detailing adds a touch of real class.

fax: +44 (0)115 9758611 www.ipiltd.net engage bass packs are supplied with all 100% copper wiring required including: 5m pre-terminated red power cable with in line fuse holder & 30amp fuse, 5m phono cable, 2m speaker cable. the 10” will handle up to 200 Watts rMS with a stated frequency response of 34hz – 450hz and the 12” 250 Watts rMS from 28hz – 400hz. as always, power ratings can be misleading and the sensitivity figures of 89 dB for the 10” and 90 dB for the 12” suggest that the SPl output will be quite enough to shake the windows! contact Mutant: Tel. +44 (0)1420 476767 fax. +44 (0)1420 477137 www.mutant.uk.com

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the result of many years of development, testing and installation, raammat bxt ii is designed for maximum effectiveness and ease of application. raammat bxt ii is a premium butyl mat.

DisTRiBuToRs oF WoRlD ClAss in CAR enTeRTAinMenT soluTions raammat bxt ii has landed! after a long wait, and lots of hard work, raammat bxt ii has finally landed in the uk for the first time. the new bxt ii is even better than the old product… easier to apply, doesn’t cut your fingers due to the soft aluminium top used, and the same good value for money.

temperature rating

adhesive/ damping layer butyl based

guaranteed to 250°f

square feet per pack 37.5

raam audio: exclusive uk distributor for raammat and raam line products RAAMline FoAM

RAAMMAT BXT ii

raamline, a very durable, light weight, closed cell foam is the ideal sound absorbing material for automotive applications. most products sold for this purpose are outrageously expensive leading many diyers to use inferior materials that do the job, but can’t stand up to your car’s harsh environment.

the days of using industrial-strength solvents, heat guns and rollers are over! raammat bxt ii satisfies car audio competitors while being easy enough for the casual diy installer wanting to dramatically improve the sound of their audio system and reduce road and engine noise

w: www.raamaudio.co.uk t: +44(0)1732 590665 m: 07707 080040 e: info@raamaudio.co.uk raamaudio uk ltd, 25 the drive, sevenoaks, kent, tn13 3ab


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rockforD foSGaTE

rockford fosgate has been producing popular car audio products for 36 years. With an almost obsessive bias toward lower frequencies, rockford probably did more to promote bass reinforcement products throughout the 80’s and 90’s than any other single company. Pro Plus has put together a package consisting of the Prime r500-1 mono block amplifiers and r1l-2X12, double-loaded enclosure. the amplifier will drive 320 Watts rMS into a 4 ohm load which increases to 500 Watts rMS when the load is reduced to 2 ohms. a built in 12dB/octave crossover ensures that only bass frequencies are passed through to the subs and 4 gauge power/ground connections with built-in atC fusing come as standard as does an rCa pass through for daisy chaining and MoSFet power supply. the r1l-2X12 enclosure is made of 16mm MDF and covered in high density carpet. the sealed enclosure is built in the classic wedge shape to ensure it butts up snugly to the rake of the back passenger seat. loaded with two single 4 ohm coil 12” drivers the subs will handle 300 Watts rMS or 600 Watts max power. contact pro plus: Tel. 01707 650 140 fax. 01707 645 543 Email. Pps_rfuk@live.co.uk

kIckEr

always offering good value, the kicker vESpk12 bass pack consists of a vES12 12” subwoofer in a rigid enclosure, a DX1002 2-channel amplifier and a Dck10 amplifier wiring kit. the ported sub enclosure houses a 12” subwoofer which presents a 4 ohm load and is capable of handling up to 375 Watts peak power. the enclosure is asymmetrical to

HErTZ

reduce the eventuality of standing waves and covered in grey carpet with black flecks with

foUr has put together an entry level bass solution, Hertz bass pack, consisting of a boxed

a black front. it carries the “livin’ loud” logo

Hertz Dieci 12” subwoofer, DSk 300, Energy power Ep 2 amplifier and audison connection first

which is a small but noteworthy design note

amp kit. The amplifiers have proven to be extremely popular since their launch in early 2009

particularly with the consistent use of this word

and this 2-channel example is capable of driving 190 Watts rMS into a 4 ohm load when

mark within kicker’s marketing.

bridged. With an exceptionally low noise floor and high level inputs, the amp is perfect for direct connection to an existing oEM head unit taking either line or speaker level inputs. a

the amplifier is a 2-channel compact design

12db bass boost system allows direct user adjustment.

which, when bridged, will drive 100 Watts

the Dieci DS 300 12” subwoofer is supplied in this instance in a locally sourced enclosure featuring

rMS into 4 ohms with up to 9 dB’s worth of

orange detailing sympathetic with the famous hertz orange used in the logo and on the product

switchable bass boost and switchable 18dB

itself. With a sensitivity of 92dB/Watt/Meter, you get a lot of output for your watt and the compressed

per octave filtering, it can be configured for

paper cone offers a warm realistic sound.

maximum grunt at the bottom end.

contact foUr axis: Tel. 0845 450 1594 Web. Fourcars.co.uk

The wiring kit, Dck10 amplifier wiring kit, consists of: 10awg amp wiring kit 5m x power cable with in-line fuse holder 1m x ground cable 5m remote cable 5m phono cable contact kicker: Tel. +44 (0)1420 476767 fax. +44 (0)1420 477137 Web. kicker.uk.com

focal bomba 20 a1 is a powered subwoofer from french high-end manufacturer focal. The enclosure features a huge port which is specially shaped to reduce chuffing although this would normally be hidden away behind an attractive arched grille. The 8” subwoofer itself features a humidity resistant, woven glass fibre cone whilst the enclosure is made of 16mm MDf. The internal amplifier puts out 125 Watts rMS and features high and low voltage inputs as well as a 45 Hz bass boost control with up to 18db of gain. a 12db per octave filter is variable from 50 to 200 Hertz and a 180 degree phase switch is also built in making this a very sophisticated offering from focal. Bus 20 is a flat formed enclosure for under seat mounting. again, featuring an 8” subwoofer mounted in a compact alluminium enclosure, Bus 20 has both high and low level inputs, making integration with existing oeM had units is easy. the built in amplifier produces 60 Watts rMS and features a remote level control, variable low pass filter, 50 – 100 hertz, and a 180 degree phase switch. contact focal: Tel. +44 (0)1420 476767 fax. +44 (0)1420 477137 Web. Focal.uk.com

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/ CAR AUDIO / ClARIOn

mASS meDIA

clarIoN’S STUNNING NEW vZ409E brINGS THE IN-car cINEMa EXpErIENcE To THE MaSSES

With the launch of the vZ409E, clarion’s latest in-car multimedia centre has been purpose-designed and developed to deliver only the most sought-after features at a price previously unattainable, driving home a truly mobile cinematic experience to the mass motorist. With significant attention having been paid to audiovisual product development in recent years, the everexpanding list of specifications is predictably borne out in the end cost to the consumer.

“With the majority of the vZ409E’s features accessed via the fully motorised, 7-inch TfT colour lcD touchscreen, operation is simplified, streamlined and beautifully enhanced, thanks to a high-resolution onscreen display.” expensive home audio systems), to cancel unwanted background noise, and create a clearer, more realistic audio reproduction. a

however, Clarion’s VZ409e showcases only

VZ409e’s touch-screen or through the iPod

built-in low pass filter and eight audio presets,

the most valuable features, saving space and

itself. With the majority of the VZ409e’s features

allow greater audio customisation and with

removing costly technological additions. the

accessed via the fully motorised, 7-inch

separate subwoofer volume control to boot,

new multimedia showcase is DVD-Video/

tFt colour lCD touch-screen, operation

the impressive 4 x 40 Watt internal amplifier is

DVD±r/DVD±rW/CD/CD-r/rW ready and is

is simplified, streamlined and beautifully

put to good use.

MP3/WMa compatible with iD3-tag display,

enhanced, thanks to a high-resolution on-

whilst playing the compressed video file format,

screen display. Bluetooth connectivity is also

to safeguard the increasing level of

DivX video (including DivX 6). Direct iPod and

an optional addition, via a Blt373 interface,

sophisitcation of mobile entertainment installs,

video control is possible via an additional

allowing safe access to a number of paired

and the money being spent on them, Clarion’s

mobile phone or PDa functions.

VZ409e has been fitted with CatS (Computer

interface (CCUPiPoD3e), offering easy operation either via the

anti theft Security) with a personal code Clarion also provides a cinematic theatre style audio experience by utilising a 24-bit D/a converter (usually found in

feature, to ensure there’s no prize on offer to suitors of Clarion’s latest must-have multimedia unit. Ultimately then, if your customer’s want a great value way into creating an audiovisual feast within their cars then the recommended retail price of £449 is sure to fit the bill. this unit comes on the back of the CZ309e Bluetooth ready head unit that was reported on in M.e.n a few months back, but keep your eyes peeled here for even more new products from Clarion in the coming months. contact: clarion (Gb) ltd., 01793 870400 or clarion.co.uk

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Business isn’t great. No surprise there. But you can make a meal of every deal on the street by knowing who’s best to help you with the products, support and commitment to get you through even the toughest times. As others pull out or pull back, Clarion remains the most experienced, sustained and committed brand to the UK aftermarket, and to its appointed dealers. Great stuff.

Want to know more? Call 01793 870400, or e-mail active@clarion.co.uk and we’ll e-mail you a free copy of Clarion Active, the dealer guide to get you on the road to better business. Clarion (UK) Ltd, Unit 1, Marshall Road, Hillmead, Swindon SN5 5YU


DEalErS

INSTANT EXPERT steelmate parking sensors in mitsubishi lancer 2009

Each month the expert installer team at VCE aim to show to you how to make your car installs easier. Whether it’s hands-free systems, reverse parking sensors or entertainment, VCE and M.E.N. will walk you through what you can expect to find behind the dash of your next job. Importantly, we show you how to pick up power points, how to remove panels (without breaking anything) and where the kit should be mounted. Whenever available, we also like to suggest the part numbers for the job in hand. This month we are installing parking sensors into the new Mitsubishi Lancer. Carried out by Paul Carpenter, it is now a nice easy install with nothing left to catch you out. STEP 1: There is no need to remove the bumper as it can all be done with it in place. To start, remove floor mat and then remove slam trim this is held in with two plastic tabs one in each corner just above spare wheel which just unscrew then pull upwards as the top part is held in with plastic tabs.

The plastic trim on nearside towards the back seat which supports the floor mat has two plastic trim buttons and one 10mm bolt once these are taken out this can then be removed. You can then move the carpet trim out of the way.

STEPS 4 AND 5: This will reveal a load of empty space where you can store the main unit and also a good location to secure any tracking systems, and more to the point the grommet for cable entry. STEPS 6 AND 7:

We found placing the inner sensors 20cm from centre and then the outers 40cm from inners. Reverse feed is white wire nearside which is in the loom that runs behind seatbelt housing. Picture below is where we secured main box with the double sided pad and cable tie.

STEPS 8 AND 9: We mounted the buzzer by passenger seat. Also pictured below is the finished install.

PArkINg SENSorS INSTALLED: Steelmate VEhICLE: Mitsubishi Lancer 2009

STEPS 2 AND 3: The nearside trim unclips by the rubber seal then halfway along trim is a plastic trim button the centre comes out first then the outer part will come out, as per normal securing pins:

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rayner RAntS

adam rayner muses on the tech we have not yet got in our cars but is coming…

you lot are technically aware, so this next line will cause irritation and embarrassment in equal measure. How many of you are still watching big glass Tv sets instead of lcD or plasma jobs? Those that are are a bit embarrassed to admit it now it’s nearly 2010 as I write and those that have got a nice flat panel telly are

new era of sexyful high end in car aV coming

i do foresee a new era of sexyful high end in-car aV coming up fast.

used to it and want a bigger one. I have

up fast. For as well as players, there will be a need for higher def incar screens. We do benefit from the Shrinkie-Dinks or crisp-packet effect of the smaller screen’s detail looking finer but whereas most screens have 336, 960 pixels and alpine’s WVga jobs have 1.15 million pixels, it’s still way behind what your hD tV set is capable of. So we may see new

been lucky enough to see the 11 foot one

now while i was piffling on in previous

screen products too and best of all the whole

that panasonic sell to far Eastern airports.

columns about how DaB will bring a nice

hD awareness thing has had multi millions

and there’s a 42in viera in my living room

sexy swelling to the trade at last, i do feel

spent on it by the tV makers as well, so there

by panasonic.

that by the time you read this, (post WCeS in

is a nugget of hope for 2010!

las Vegas) there simply has to be someone now of those of you with flattie tellies, how

who will be bringing a Blu-ray deck to the

edwards-san was nagged rotten by me

many are ‘hD’ ready in some way? Still

in-vehicle market. (if i’m wrong i will supply

about kenwood & JVC and although he

with me? Most of you hopefully. and now,

a picture of me naked in the river kennet)

said that DaB was coming up fast, he wasn’t

how many actually have an hD source to

Where DVD was trailing a tad, Blu-ray sales

sure how soon Blu-ray would be coming to

feed it with? Mike edwards of kenwood is

have been ramping up in the Uk and the

the JVC and kenwood in-car stables. But

an avowed lover of hD and has the full Sky

latest Cea Smartbrief i got about USa sales

the thing to hold onto is that the aftermarket

hD package and now when he watches

said they had increased by 225%.

will stay ahead of the oeM scene for the

‘normal definition’ he thinks something’s

foreseeable as the home aV revolution roars

wrong with his tV – or his eyes! But those with

these Blu-ray disc buyers are still classed as

on unabated and we sit upon its coat tails.

an hD source, such as a Sony PS3 to play

early adopters but this makes them more

Don’t knock it and if you have the sense of a

Blu discs or even those with dedicated Blu-

disposable income-types and more likely to

bunny rabbit, you’ll be doing homework on

ray players will be evangelical about how

want the same in their rides. Blu-ray really is

hD telly, hDMi wires and plugholes and Blu-

bloody wonderful the sound and images

a computer in a player-box so takes ages

ray discs and content. i recommend earth

from hD can be.

versus DVD to boot (even the good ones) so

and iron Man!

will not be good for stop-start journeys as even DVD can cope with but i do foresee a

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Automotive Styling Contact: Mark Scarff T: 0208 863 8333 E: enquiries@automotivestyling.co.uk W: www.automotivestyling.co.uk Brands: C-KO, NESA, NECVOX, VST, DAS, Eurologics

Celsus UK Limited Contact Name: Sales T: 01202 664 390 E: sales@celsusice.co.uk W: www.celsusice.co.uk Brands: Celsus, Stinger, Calearo, JL Audio, MTX Audio, Dynamat, CAN Bus

Drivesync - Tracking Contact: Andrew Marsden T: 01162 449846 E: sales@celtrade.com W: www.celtrade.com Brands: Drivesync - Tracking.

Axis Contact: Chris Woods T: 0870 350 2460 E: chris@fouraxis.co.uk W: www.fouraxis.co.uk Brands: DLS, CDT Audio, Massive Audio, Skinz

CEL Trade Contact: Andrew Marsden T: 01162 449846 E: sales@celtrade.com W: www.celtrade.com Brands: Becker, Blaupunkt, DriveSync, Garmin, Navman, Road Angel, Snooper, Sony, TomTom

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Avian Mobile Ltd Contact: Simon Price T: 020 8605 2743 / 07860 556640 E: simon.price@avianmobile.co.uk W: www.avianmobile.co.uk Brands: Nationwide Installation Services - One stop shop for manufacturers of telematics and handsfree devices looking for a national solution that incorporates forward and reverse logistics with warehousing, customer operations and national vehicle installation services of the highest quality

Chameleon Codewing Ltd Contact: Kent Stabler T: 01206 500 848 M: 07702 565100 E: sales@thechameleongroup.co.uk W: www.chameleondirect.com Brands: Authorised Distributor for THB Bury, Parrot, Motorola, Kram Radio Mutes, Scorpion, Dashmount, Brodit, Steelmate, Alpine, Kenwood, Snooper & Nokia. Plus Trade & Corporate Nationwide installation.

Bazooka (Flagship Products) Contact: Greg Morris T: +44 (0) 20 8838 8844 E: sales@flagship-products.co.uk W: www.bazooka.com Brands: Bazooka, Morel

Clarion (GB) Limited Contact: Sales at Clarion T: +44 (0) 1793 870400 F: +44 (0) 1793 875881 E: info@clarion.co.uk W: www.clarion.co.uk Brands: Clarion

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Panorama Antennas Ltd Contact: John Thomson T: +44 (0) 20 8877 4444 E: enquiry@panorama-antennas.com W: www.panorama-antennas.com Brands: Design & Manufacture of antennas to suit DAB, GSM/ UMTS, Mobile Radio & Wireless Networking Technologies

Parrot UK Limited T: 0844 472 2360 E: sales.uk@parrot.com W: www.parrot.com Brands: Parrot

STB Online Contact: Simon T: 01903 732775 / 07773 374927 E: sales@stbo.co.uk Brands: Oxygen Audio Steelmate Automotive (UK) Ltd Contact: Kevin Kay T: 01582 475677 E: sales@steel-mate.co.uk W: www.steel-mate.co.uk Brands: Steelmate Parking sensors, Autolight, Audio products Streetwires See BBG Distribution Ltd for contact details

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SatNav Systems Ltd Contact: Tomasz Slaski T: +44 (0) 208 8700267 E: info@satnavsystems.com W: www.satnavsystems.com Brands: Audi, Volkswagen, Skoda, Seat

Tech-Tronics Ltd Contact: Steve Coates / Paul McKenna T: 0844 372 3003(Lo-Call)/ 0161 869 0050 E: enquiries@tech-tronics.co.uk W: www.tech-tronics.co.uk Brands: Suppliers of remote controls and immobiliser keys for car security systems, garage, gate and shutter systems. Mobile installation service of vehicle security, tracking systems, bluetooth car kits, parking sensors, tow bars, window tinting and in-car entertainment. Trafficmaster PLC Contact Name: Steve Dandy T: +44 (0) 7740 718654 E: steve.dandy@trafficmaster.co.uk W: www.trackstar.co.uk / www.smartnav.com Brands: Trackstar & Smartnav

ProgressiveICE.com T: 0871 871 9747 E: sales@progressiveICE.com W: www.progressiveICE.com Brands: Audiovox InCaar Systems, Becker, c~quence, Dension, Flash2pass, i-sotec, Parkology, Paser, Vizualogic

Kenwood Electronics UK Limited T: +44 (0) 1923 816444 E: enquiries@kenwood-electronics.co.uk W: www.kenwood-electronics.co.uk Brands: Kenwood Locks4Vans Ltd Contact: Sales T: +44 (0) 1474 560077 F: +44 (0) 1474 561112 E: sales@locks4vans.co.uk W: www.locks4vans.co.uk Brands: L4V, Diablock, Bodyguard, Containerlock, Deadlocks, Slamlocks, Defender

Select Products Contact: Matt T: 01233 62 32 36 E: matt@selectproducts.co.uk W: www.selectproducts.com Brands: Select Products

Origin Technologies Ltd Contact: Steve Doyle T: 0203 010 1000 E: steve@pogogps.com W: www.pogogps.com Brands: Pogo and Origin

Paragon Contact: Mike Poole T: +44 (0) 845 33 00 600 E: info@paragoncaraudio.com W: www.paragoncaraudio.com Brands: Connects 2, TR Speed Detectors, Alpine, Kenwood, Pioneer, Sony, JVC, Clarion, JBL, Infinity, Nokia Car Kits, Autoleads, ICD

InCar Expert Contact: Kevin O’Byrne T: 0118 9701612 E: admin@incarexpert.co.uk W: www.incarexpert.co.uk Brands: Shared online mall for In-car Specialists. Backed by the MMSA

JKM Entertainment Limited Contact: Matthew Wing T: 01298 808230 E: g4@jkmentertainment.com W: www.jkmentertainment.com Brands: JKM G4 (Double Din Car PC) and JKM S3 (Single Din Car PC)

Navman Contact: Andrew Marsden T: 01162 449846 E: sales@celtrade.com W: www.celtrade.com Brands: Navman Novus Systems Ltd Contact: Nigel Carter T: 0845 659 0959 E: info@novusgps.com W: www.novusgps.comm Brands: Novus speed camera detectors

In-CarPC Ltd Contact: David Hitchings T: 0117 972 1775 E: sales@in-carpc.co.uk W: www.in-carpc.co.uk Brands: In-CarPC, Mini Intel Atom Automotive PC, Mini Intel Core 2 Duo Automotive PC, Mini Via C7 Automotive PC, Pico Automotive PC

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MTX See Celsus for contact details

Hambro Cavendish Group Contact: WelshBoy T: 0845 230 7077 E: welshboy@roadnetuk.com Brands: Laser Star, Snooper , Road Angel, Origin, Blinder, Photoblocker

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Morel (Flagship Products) Contact: Greg Morris T: +44 (0) 20 8838 8844 E: sales@flagship-products.co.uk W: www.morelhifi.com Brands: Morel, Bazooka

Four Contact: Jas Dahele/Brian Parton T: 0845 450 1594 E: info@fourcars.co.uk W: www.fourcars.co.uk Brands: Audiocontrol, Audison, Hertz, Rainbow, Connection & Poket Frequency Telecom Ltd Contact: Stephen Donovan T: 020 8397 2222 E: s.donovan@frequencytelecom.co.uk W: www.frequencytelecom.co.uk Brands: Jelly Communications, CleverKit.com, UK Car Kits.co.uk

Mobile Media Specialist Association Ltd Contact: Kevin O’Byrne T: 0118 9701612 E: admin@mmsa.org.uk W: www.mmsa.org.uk Brands: The trade association of independent specialist retailers

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