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AABC Europe 2019 in Strasbourg – Solutions by Asahi Kasei for the Battery of the Future

AABC Europe 2019 in Strasbourg - Solutions by Asahi Kasei for the Battery of the Future

Lithium-Ion Battery Module (Source: @Asahi Kasei)

Düsseldorf, January 15, 2019 – From January 27-31, Asahi Kasei and its US-based subsidiary Celgard will present a broad range of materials for the current and future automotive battery at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference Europe (AABC) in Strasbourg.

The AABC Europe is a leading conference for the automotive battery industry, showcasing the latest developments in battery technology and giving a comprehensive outlook on future market trends. In 2018, 1,000 experts from automotive OEMs, material suppliers and research institutes participated in the conference.

Asahi Kasei“s newly developed lithium-ion battery mock-up will be one highlight at the AABC Europe booth. Featuring high-performance thermoplastics and separators, the mock-up presents the wide application range for safe and compact structural parts of the battery.

Since Dr. Akira Yoshino, research associate at Asahi Kasei, developed the very first functional and safe prototype of a lithium-ion battery in the early 1980s, the company has been a pioneer in the field of lithium-ion battery research. As world market leader in lithium-ion battery separators, the Asahi Kasei Group is today considered as a substantial material supplier for the battery industry.

Thermoplastics for structural components of battery housings are also part of the portfolio: The modified polyphenylene ether (mPPE) XYRONTM with its low density and resistance to electrolyte fluids is a suitable material for light and compact battery housings. The mPPE particle foam SunForceTM features a high fire protection class (UL94 V-0), high formability and high thermal insulation properties. The material thus contributes to a compact design of battery housings as well as an increased safety and efficiency of batteries.

Asahi Kasei“s US-based subsidiary Celgard is a global leader in the development and production of high-performance membrane separator technology and can look back on more than 40 years of market-leading research, development, and manufacturing expertise. The separators are used in a broad range of energy storage applications including rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, disposable lithium batteries and specialty energy storage.

Asahi Kasei and Celgard will exhibit at booth 606.

About Celgard
Celgard is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polypore International, LP. Polypore International, LP, an Asahi Kasei Group company, specializes in highly-engineered microporous membranes used in electric drive vehicles, energy storage systems and emergency backup power systems, portable consumer electronic devices, cars, trucks, buses, and forklifts. A global high-technology company based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Polypore is highly regarded in the market with manufacturing facilities or sales offices in nine countries serving six continents.
For more information, visit
www.celgard.com.

Asahi Kasei Corporation is a globally active diversified technology company with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business. The Material division encompasses fibers & textiles, petrochemicals, performance polymers, performance materials, consumables, battery separators, and electronic devices. The Homes division provides housing and construction materials to the Japanese market. The Health Care division includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and acute critical care devices and systems. With approximately 34,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries.

Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world.

Company-Contact
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sebastian Schmidt
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)211 280 68 139
E-Mail: Sebastian.Schmidt@asahi-kasei.eu
Url: https://automotive-asahi-kasei.eu/

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financial relations GmbH
Henning Küll
Louisenstraße 97
61348 Bad Homburg
Phone: +49 (0) 6172 27159 12
E-Mail: h.kuell@financial-relations.de
Url: http://www.financial-relations.de

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Sparkling Test Performance: ZENEC Infotainer Z-E2060 for VW T5

Thorough test conducted by German Car & Hifi magazine (01/2019): ZENEC’s new multimedia system for the VW T5 Multivan and California awarded the „Highlight“ accolade.

Sparkling Test Performance: ZENEC Infotainer Z-E2060 for VW T5

ZENEC Z-E2060: Infotainer for VW T5 tested

The triumphal march of the vehicle-specific ZENEC E>GO Series continues. Specially developed for the VW T5 Multivan and California, the new Infotainer Z-E2060 is another really successful model in the product range of the Swiss multimedia specialist ZENEC. The German Car & HiFi trade magazine has now thoroughly tested the „Bulli Specialist“ in issue 01/2019. „A great entertainment solution for the VW T5“, is the enthusiastic verdict of the trade journalists, awarding the Z-E20160 the „Highlight“ accolade.

PERFECT FIT FOR VW T5 MULTIVAN
As regards vehicle integration the Z-E2060 has already convinced the testers right down the line. ZENEC’s new infotainer integrates not only perfectly in the instrument panel of the latest Bulli, but with its comprehensive features and functionality is also perfectly tailored to the VW T5 – including all electrical connections. „The CAN interface enables communication with the onboard vehicle electronics“, say the journalists of the multimedia device: „functions like steering wheel remote control, parking radar, and climate control are supported by the Z-E2060“.

MULTIMEDIA FOR EXPERTS
With a CD/DVD drive, two USB connections, and the HDMI port the Z-E2060 is optimally equipped with all the multimedia functions, according to the tech journalists. In addition there is the DAB+ tuner for „crystal clear noise-free reception“ of digital radio, as well as many sound tools; for example, the 10-band equalizer and finely adjustable time alignment. „In the test lab the Z-E2060 does not put a foot wrong“, is the verdict of the critical journalists. „Picture quality and sound are also impressive.“

OPTIMAL OPERATION, OPTIMAL PRICING
The journalists agree that the „new“ ZENEC will excite drivers of the Bulli – and not just because of the „attractive“ price. Also the ease of use leaves nothing to be desired for the Car & HiFi testers. „Thanks to the clear menus, hard keys and rotary knobs you soon have the wide range of functions of the Z-E2060 under control. The large 6.5-inch (16.5 cm) capacitive touchscreen is brilliant and reacts promptly at the touch of a finger.“

TWOFOLD NAVIGATION SOLUTION
The Z-E2060 is able to not only use multimedia, but can also be used as a navigation system – SmartLink makes that possible: „This is because the SmartLink function allows the screen content of the smartphone to be mirrored on the ZENEC“, explain the testers. „The apps, including navigation on the mobile phone, can then be controlled from the touchscreen of the ZENEC.“ This is done by simply connecting the Android phone to one of the two USB ports.
But even without SmartLink the ZENEC Infotainer can be upgraded to a navigation device extremely easily. „If you would rather have offline navigation integrated, simply order the Z-EMAP50 software at the same time to turn the ZENEC from a moniceiver into a full-function navitainer“, is the enthusiastic opinion of the testers.

SUMMARY WITH FLYING COLORS
According to the verdict of the tech journalists the Z-E2060 has „mastered the test course with flying colors“. „With the Z-E2060 ZENEC offers the full range of media, communications and navigation features for the popular Bulli VW T5“, states the summary of the well-respected tech journalists. The Z-E2060 is, according to the testers, „a great entertainment solution for the VW T5“.

The brand Zenec stands for pure in-car multimedia. Moniceivers, naviceivers, roof mount and universal monitors sum to a well rounded portfolio of in-car products. Added to that are accessory components like rear view cameras and headphones. All Zenec devices are perfectly compatible with one another.
The Zenec multimedia range is perceived to follow the edge of technology, but also to stand out with an exceptional price/performance value. Yet, quality before quantity is the other important maxim given, Zenec is strictly adhering to.
In 2008, Zenec brought the first E>GO model onto the market, thereby immediately establishing a completely new category of device: the vehicle-specific naviceiver. E>GOs are a perfect fit – visually and technically – in the respective target vehicle, without additional bezels, adapters and hours of installation work. With the new line up 2018 there are E>GOs to fit into over 60 models of vehicle.

Company-Contact
Zenec by ACR (engl.)
Denny Krauledat
Bohrtumweg 1
5300 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041-56-269 64 47
E-Mail: denny.krauledat@acr.eu
Url: http://www.zenec.com

Press
punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
Phone: 030-61403817
E-Mail: micha@punctum-berlin.de
Url: http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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SmartTOP roof control for BMW 3 Series convertibles enables top operation via One-Touch

The retrofit SmartTOP convertible rooftop control by the manufacturer, Mods4cars, allows for the opening and closing of the convertible top while driving with just a short press of a button for all BMW 3 Series models.

SmartTOP roof control for BMW 3 Series convertibles enables top operation via One-Touch

SmartTOP roof control for BMW 3 Series convertibles

Las Vegas, Nevada – January 10, 2019

SmartTOP rooftop modules by the company, Mods4cars, simplify everyday convertible life with clever comfort and functional enhancements. The retrofit SmartTOP allows owners of BMW 3 Series Cabriolets E46 and E93 rooftop control while driving with just one touch of a button. Thanks to One-Touch, the convertible top opens and closes automatically after a brief tap on the interior button. The impractical continuous pressing down of the button is thereby omitted.

In addition, the product from Mods4cars, also enables the possibility to open and close the convertible top from afar via the vehicles original remote control. „SmartTOP customers can open their convertibles top as they are approaching their vehicle,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. The vehicle key does not require any changes or programming for this function.

In addition to these two main functions, SmartTOP modules also have individual additional functions: For example, the windows of the BMW 3 Series models can be opened and closed via the remote control. Position of the windows after the tops movement can be programmed to personal preferences. When engaging the reverse gear, the passenger mirror can be set to automatically be folded.

The module allows for complete deactivation as required. Starting and stopping the engine, does not interrupt the current top movement. Furthermore, a standard USB port is integrated in the module. This allows for the configuration on the home PC and the installation of software updates. These updates are made available to customers free of charge.

The SmartTOP convertible top control is retrofitted into the vehicle. For quick and easy installation, the cabriolet module comes with a specially developed plug-and-play cable set. The connection between the vehicles electronics and SmartTOP module is made by simply plugging together. Cable sets in original equipment quality guarantee a 100% accurate fit. Cutting through of cables is not required.

The comfort upgrade is available for BMW 3 series convertibles E46 and E93 from 269.00 Euro + tax.

SmartTOP roof modules are available for BMW models 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, Z4 and Mini. The following vehicle brands are also supported: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Maserati, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo.

A product video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/loFlscAfqw8

For more Information:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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About Mods4cars:

Mods4cars was founded in 2002 from the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.

The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.

Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.

The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.

Contact
Mods4cars LLC
Sven Tornow
E. Flamingo Rd #3100 1350
89119 Las Vegas (NV) – USA
Phone: +1-310-9109055
E-Mail: tornow@mods4cars.com
Url: http://www.mods4cars.com

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Multimedia Giant: ZENEC Infotainer Z-N956 with Huge Display

Equipped with 9″/22.9 cm High Definition touchscreen, the new ZENEC 2-DIN system provides maximum entertainment with the greatest possible ease of use

Multimedia Giant: ZENEC Infotainer Z-N956 with Huge Display

Z-N956: Infotainer with huge display

With the new 9″/22.9 cm HD display infotainer Z-N956, the Swiss multimedia specialist ZENEC has an absolute premium device in its product range: a multimedia system equipped with every refinement for anyone wanting maximum entertainment, maximum comfort, and maximum safety in their car.

RESPONSIVE 9″ HD DISPLAY
Highlight of the new ZENEC infotainer is the big capacitive 9″ / 22.9 cm touchscreen with a tough glass surface and a HD LCD-TFT display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. Whether you are looking at videos or maps in the navigation mode – the high definition screen impresses with its natural color rendering, detailed image presentation, high brightness level and large contrast range.

SAFE DRIVING BY EASE OF USE
Especially for infotainers with a large range of functions, the ease of use is an important quality aspect. The highly responsive capacitive touchscreen of the Z-N956 is operated by light swiping and tapping only. Intuitively controlled functions, the logical menu navigation, and the well laid out design with large touch buttons enable safe operation of the system while driving.

ENTERTAINMENT TO SATISFY THE HIGHEST DEMANDS
Ease of use and modern entertainment functions – that is what the new ZENEC 2-DIN infotainer stands for. The integrated DAB+ twin tuner offers digital radio reception with impressive sound quality. Uninterrupted reception is ensured by the DABDAB/DABFM Service Following function.
The Z-N956 has two USB ports that can be used for A/V playback and for connecting iPhones or Android smartphones. In addition a Bluetooth unit provides comfortable hands-free calling and music streaming via A2DP. Also convincing are the sophisticated audio functions of the Z-N956, incorporating a DSP chip with 5-channel time alignment, a 10-band graphic equalizer, as well as an active crossover with high and low-pass filters.

ANDROID AUTO SMARTPHONE INTEGRATION
The Z-N956 is Google Android Auto certified, integrating supported apps of Android smartphones for easiest access and control via device display: for example Google Maps, Spotify, Youtube or huge online music libraries. Upon connection of an Android smartphone, the apps appear on the display of the Z-N956, for most convenient control by touchscreen, or the Google voice command assistant.

NAVIGATE SAFELY – IN PASSENGER CARS AND MOTORHOMES
For the Z-N956 two navigation packages are available that expand the infotainer for specific purposes: the Z-EMAP56 for cars, and the Z-EMAP56-MH suited for motorhomes. Both navigation packages contain digital maps for 47 European countries with 6.5 million Premium POIs. The map data can be updated for 3 years free of charge.
In the case of Z-EMAP56-MH important special functions for motorhomes are provided, such as preconfigured vehicle profiles, the input of vehicle parameters, and a comprehensive camping and motorhome stopover sites database. Of interest for use in motorhomes is the feature whereby up to three rear-view cameras can be connected to the Z-N956 – controlled directly via the CAM soft key. In addition, the Z-N956 can transmit audio signals to external Bluetooth speakers and headphones so that you can also enjoy your music outside your motorhome.

The brand Zenec stands for pure in-car multimedia. Moniceivers, naviceivers, roof mount and universal monitors sum to a well rounded portfolio of in-car products. Added to that are accessory components like rear view cameras and headphones. All Zenec devices are perfectly compatible with one another.
The Zenec multimedia range is perceived to follow the edge of technology, but also to stand out with an exceptional price/performance value. Yet, quality before quantity is the other important maxim given, Zenec is strictly adhering to.
In 2008, Zenec brought the first E>GO model onto the market, thereby immediately establishing a completely new category of device: the vehicle-specific naviceiver. E>GOs are a perfect fit – visually and technically – in the respective target vehicle, without additional bezels, adapters and hours of installation work. With the new line up 2018 there are E>GOs to fit into over 60 models of vehicle.

Company-Contact
Zenec by ACR (engl.)
Denny Krauledat
Bohrtumweg 1
5300 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041-56-269 64 47
E-Mail: denny.krauledat@acr.eu
Url: http://www.zenec.com

Press
punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
Phone: 030-61403817
E-Mail: micha@punctum-berlin.de
Url: http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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Video-in-motion unlocker SmartTV by Mods4cars now available for Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The retrofit Video-in-motion unlocker SmartTV by the company, Mods4cars, is now also available for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W205). It enables the passenger to use and operate the TV and DVD system during a drive.

Video-in-motion unlocker SmartTV by Mods4cars now available for Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Video-in-motion unlocker SmartTV for Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Las Vegas, Nevada – December 18, 2018

As of now, the TV/DVD unblocker SmartTV by Mods4cars is also available for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W205). The retrofit module enables activation of TV and DVD playback during a drive. This way the passenger can operate the entertainment technology and play DVDs on longer journeys.

„With our SmartTV controller, we offer a sophisticated and professional solution for unblocking the TV,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. The SmartTV module is securely built into the vehicle, so that the functions remain even after inspection at a workshop. The activation and deactivation of the TV/DVD unblocker is enabled via a key combination on the steering wheel.

In addition, the SmartTV control has a USB port, making it possible to install software updates which are provided, free of charge, by Mods4cars. This way, the Video-in-motion unlocker always stays up to date. The SmartTV module can be completely deactivated when required. As no cables need to be cut during installation, a traceless dismantling is also possible at any time.

The Video-in-motion unlocker SmartTV for the C-Class is available from 169,00 Euro + tax. SmartTV modules are available for numerous Mercedes-Benz models: S-Class, CL-Class, C-Class, GLK-Class, GL-Class, E-Class, R-Class, CLS-Class, SLK-Class, CLK-Class, ML-Class, SL-Class and Vito. In addition, SmartTV modules are also offered for vehicle brands Bentley, BMW, Skoda and Volkswagen.

Additionally, Mods4cars is also the manufacturer of the SmartTOP convertible top controls. The clever cabriolet modules allow the convertible top to be opened and closed while driving at the touch of a button, as well as operation of the convertibles top via remote control of the vehicles original key. These are offered for all common convertible and roadster models.

An illustration of the Video-in-motion unlocker can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/EV8rqawG2TI

For more Information:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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About Mods4cars:

Mods4cars was founded in 2002 from the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.

The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.

Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.

The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.

Contact
Mods4cars LLC
Sven Tornow
E. Flamingo Rd #3100 1350
89119 Las Vegas (NV) – USA
Phone: +1-310-9109055
E-Mail: tornow@mods4cars.com
Url: http://www.mods4cars.com

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Retrofitting made easy: ZENEC’s license plate camera ZE-RVC55LP

The ZE-RVC55LP from ZENEC is an easy to install rear-view camera that is simply mounted on the license plate frame.

Retrofitting made easy: ZENEC

ZENEC ZE-RVC55LP: license plate camera

Can it be so easy to retrofit a rear-view camera? With the ZE-RVC55LP the Swiss multimedia specialist ZENEC now has a flexible license plate camera on the market that can be mounted with just a few steps to the existing license plate frame. The high resolution ZE-RVC55LP can therefore be used as a rear-view or as a front camera.
Equipped with a CMOS sensor that is very sensitive to light, the universal ZE-RVC55LP delivers a detailed, high contrast image, even in poor light conditions and during twilight. For the image output you can choose between a normal or a mirror image. The large horizontal 140° angle of view ensures an excellent overview of what is going on behind the vehicle.
High quality materials and a robust construction guarantee high weather resistance, and hence a long life. Thanks to the special camera housing – built to Protection Class IP69K, the highest standard for water and moisture protection – the ZE-RVC55LP is optimally protected against spray and dust. The wide working temperature range from -30° C to +75° C means the view to the rear is clear at all times, even under extreme temperature and weather conditions.
ZENEC’s new rear-view camera is suitable for all current EU and Swiss plastic license plate frames and, due to the compact construction, can be installed quickly and inconspicuously. A 3-piece system cable (2 x 0.7 m plus 1 x 7 m separable lengths) is also part of the kit.
The ZE-RVC55LP can be connected to all 2-DIN A/V devices (multimedia systems, naviceivers, monitors) that have a rear-view camera input.

The brand Zenec stands for pure in-car multimedia. Moniceivers, naviceivers, roof mount and universal monitors sum to a well rounded portfolio of in-car products. Added to that are accessory components like rear view cameras and headphones. All Zenec devices are perfectly compatible with one another.
The Zenec multimedia range is perceived to follow the edge of technology, but also to stand out with an exceptional price/performance value. Yet, quality before quantity is the other important maxim given, Zenec is strictly adhering to.
In 2008, Zenec brought the first E>GO model onto the market, thereby immediately establishing a completely new category of device: the vehicle-specific naviceiver. E>GOs are a perfect fit – visually and technically – in the respective target vehicle, without additional bezels, adapters and hours of installation work. With the new line up 2018 there are E>GOs to fit into over 60 models of vehicle.

Company-Contact
Zenec by ACR (engl.)
Denny Krauledat
Bohrtumweg 1
5300 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041-56-269 64 47
E-Mail: denny.krauledat@acr.eu
Url: http://www.zenec.com

Press
punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
Phone: 030-61403817
E-Mail: micha@punctum-berlin.de
Url: http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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Versatile Infotainer: ZENEC Z-E3150 for the AUDI A3

ZENEC’s 2-DIN infotainer for the AUDI A3 combines the latest multimedia functions with optimal in-vehicle integration and can be easily upgraded to a naviceiver

Versatile Infotainer: ZENEC Z-E3150 for the AUDI A3

Z-E3150: Infotainer for AUDI A3

Multimedia specialist ZENEC expands its product range with another vehicle-specific E>GO infotainer: the Z-E3150 from the Essential II Series is the optimal multimedia retrofit for all AUDI A3 8P/8PA models. Top DAB+ radio reception, comprehensive media compatibility and easy smartphone connection – the Z-E3150 is an allrounder that is conveniently controlled from the capacitive touch-sensitive 7″/17.8 cm screen.

PERFECT INTEGRATION IN THE AUDI A3
Radically simpler integration in the specific target vehicle is what distinguishes the E>GO series: a system solution specifically designed for the vehicle. The Z-E3150 is technically and visually tailored to the AUDI A3: due to its specific construction, design of the front control panel and the red/white switchable button illumination it blends in perfectly with the AUDI A3 8P/8PA models. Interfaced with the vehicle electronics via the CAN bus, it supports comfort functions like connection to the driver information system (FIS) or the multifunction steering wheel, and the display of OPS and ECON Climatronic.

MAKES EVERY TRIP MORE ENTERTAINING
Watching DVDs, playing CDs or using a USB stick or smartphone for audio and video playback – no chance of getting bored with so many entertainment options on offer from the Z-E3150. Naturally you can also just listen to radio if you want – in top digital quality. The integrated DAB+ double tuner ensures interference-free reception and boasts Service Following, dynamic station list, MOT Slideshow and DLS text.
A 10-band graphic EQ and the DSP based 5-channel time alignment offer comprehensive settings for optimal adjustment of the sound to personal preferences.

DREAM TEAM: E>GO & ANDROID SMARTPHONES
Thanks to the integrated SmartLink Direct function Android smartphones can be used with the Z-E3150 reliably and directly in any AUDI A3. Simply dock your mobile phone via a USB connection to the E>GO – the screen content of the Android smartphone is then immediately mirrored on the display of the ZENEC infotainer. This enables all apps including the sat nav apps to be accessed without touching the mobile device – that is connected driving in a new dimension.
The Z-E3150 supports the Made for iPod/iPhone functionality of Apple devices. Naturally the E>GO can also use Bluetooth handsfree for conveniently dealing with phone calls via the hands-free system, and streaming music.

Z-E3150: COMFORT AND SAFETY
ZENEC’s new E>GO stands for driving comfort, and enhanced driving safety in the AUDI A3; and not only because of the uncomplicated, intuitive operation of the device while driving. The vehicle status indication shown on the display gives warning of any open doors, open trunk lid or open engine hood, and provides information about the state of the vehicle lighting. Plus there is a cockpit real time display of the actual vehicle data: the tank fill level in liters, the battery voltage, and the outside temperature are clearly presented on the display of the Z-E3150. In addition there are also indications showing if the driver’s seat belt is fastened or the parking brake is applied (depending on the build year of the A3 model).

UPGRADABLE: FROM INFOTAINER TO NAVICEIVER
If the occasional use of sat nav apps via the smartphone is not enough, you can easily upgrade the Z-E3150 with the Z-EMAP50 navigation package, obtainable as an option, to a fully-fledged permanently installed in-car naviceiver. High resolution 3D maps with coverage for 47 European countries and more than 6.5 million Premium POIs, TMC, Text-to-Speech announcement of street names and a host of nav functions make this E>GO the perfect navigator. The maps can be updated for one year free of charge.

The brand Zenec stands for pure in-car multimedia. Moniceivers, naviceivers, roof mount and universal monitors sum to a well rounded portfolio of in-car products. Added to that are accessory components like rear view cameras and headphones. All Zenec devices are perfectly compatible with one another.
The Zenec multimedia range is perceived to follow the edge of technology, but also to stand out with an exceptional price/performance value. Yet, quality before quantity is the other important maxim given, Zenec is strictly adhering to.
In 2008, Zenec brought the first E>GO model onto the market, thereby immediately establishing a completely new category of device: the vehicle-specific naviceiver. E>GOs are a perfect fit – visually and technically – in the respective target vehicle, without additional bezels, adapters and hours of installation work. With the new line up 2018 there are E>GOs to fit into over 60 models of vehicle.

Company-Contact
Zenec by ACR (engl.)
Denny Krauledat
Bohrtumweg 1
5300 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041-56-269 64 47
E-Mail: denny.krauledat@acr.eu
Url: http://www.zenec.com

Press
punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
Phone: 030-61403817
E-Mail: micha@punctum-berlin.de
Url: http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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One for all: New EMPHASER Speakers for BMW

With the EM-BMW3FR1 component and the EM-BMW3FR2 coaxial EMPHASER now has two top class speakers in its product range that are easy to install in almost any BMW

One for all: New EMPHASER Speakers for BMW

EMPHASER loudspeakers for BMW

If you wish to treat yourself and your BMW to a new speaker system you will be faced with a bewildering choice. Finding a system on the aftermarket that not only produces a convincing sound but is also easy to install is no small undertaking. Two great sounding speakers developed specially for BMW that will convince you with their sound and innovative Plug & Play installation concept have just been added to the product range of the car audio specialist EMPHASER: the EM-BMW3FR1 2-way component unit, and the EM-BMW3FR2 coaxial unit. For lovers of powerful music there is also a pair of OE fit style high performance underseat subwoofers (EM-BMW3SUB).

CLEVER DESIGN
What is special about the new EMPHASERs? Instead of building different systems for different BMW models EMPHASER has designed its new coaxial and component units to fit into almost any current BMW – thanks to the innovative adaptive basket design. Two mounting adaptor rings perfectly suited for the three typical BMW installation variants are supplied with each kit: Simply fit the appropriate mounting ring to the bass or mid-range speaker of the component or coaxial system and install the speaker – finished!
The many years‘ experience of the EMPHASER developers is evident in the design of the new speakers. The low resonance plastic basket not only exhibits torsional stiffness but also increases the efficiency of the driver since the material has no influence on the magnetic field. Consequently more magnetic energy remains where it is needed: in the voice coil air gap. The voice coil is wound on a very light 25 mm aluminum former and firmly affixed to a Nomex spider carefully matched to the moving assembly.

HIGH QUALITY COMPONENTS, GREAT SOUND
The fiber glass cone of the component and coaxial systems offers excellent stability with high damping, making it ideal for dynamic music reproduction free of coloration.
The tweeter of the component system is thoroughly convincing as well. The light 25 mm titanium dome offers a low resonance frequency (Fs) and with it, extends the frequency reproduction for a lower crossover frequency. This provides better staging, whereas the high frequency range is linearized by the low dome weight and a special surround type.
As a tweeter for the coaxial system the 19 mm woven dome is ideal: Its good radiation pattern even at an angle is the best basis for optimal sound from the original installation position in the door. In addition, the diffuser supports staging, giving the sound even more atmosphere.

BASS POWER FOR BMW
The new speaker items for BMW are rounded off by the underseat subwoofer EM-BMW3SUB. The double layer magnet drive and the additional stiff fiberglass cone enable powerful reproduction of bass frequencies with low distortion even at high sound pressure levels. The vehicle-specific design and construction allow installation to be completed in a few minutes.
In many cases the original BMW subwoofer is permanently bonded with the enclosure, making it difficult to remove. The EMPHASER enclosure EM-BMW3SBC does away with such time consuming work. Simply remove the old woofer together with enclosure, and install the EMPHASER sub with its new EM-BMW3SBC housing – finished!

EMPHASER has been a name in the car audio sector for 25 years. The brand has become a well respected brand since middle of the 1990s for its enormously powerful subwoofers of the XTREME series, followed later by the series SPL, Linear-X, Neo-SPL and the state-of-the-art woofer E15NEO-COMP. The present range covers subwoofers, vehicle-specific Plug“N“Play component sets and classic lines of loudspeakers and amplifiers. For 2019 EMPHASER has announced a new series of amplifiers with integrated DSP and Bluetooth audio streaming of utterly compact dimensions, controlled by smartphone app.
EMPHASER products are distributed exclusively through Europe’s largest car media specialist, the Swiss ACR AG.

Contact
Emphaser by ACR AG
Denny Krauledat
Bohrturmweg 1
5330 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041-56-269 64 47
E-Mail: denny.krauledat@acr.eu
Url: http://www.emphaser.com

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SmartTOP convertible top control for Mercedes-Benz SL with various new functions

The SmartTOP additional convertible top control for Mercedes-Benz SL (R231) enables One-Touch top operation while driving as well as operation of the top via the vehicles key.

SmartTOP convertible top control for Mercedes-Benz SL with various new functions

SmartTOP convertible top control for Mercedes-Benz SL

Las Vegas, Nevada – November 29, 2018

The retrofit SmartTOP convertible top module for the Mercedes-Benz SL (R231) Roadster makes it possible to open and close the convertibles top while driving at speeds of up to 60 km/h. For this function, thanks to the One-Touch feature, only a short tap on the interior button is needed. In addition, the convertible top can be operated remotely via the existing vehicle key.

„We see our SmartTOP Cabriolet modules as comfort controls,“ says PR spokesman Sven Tornow. „With our sophisticated functions, we want to make the usability as easy as possible. We also like to respond to customer requests,“ Sven Tornow explains. Therefore, numerous additional functions have now been added to the SmartTOP top control.

It is possible to reverse the operating direction of the tops control button. The side mirrors can be folded open or closed via remote control. The Comfort Wipers function ensures that when using the spray nozzles, after a 10-second pause, the wipers automatically wipe again.

The trunk can be opened and even closed via the remote control. The seat memory keys can be operated with One-Touch. With the entry and exit assist, pre-programmed seat positions are automatically operated when entering and exiting the vehicle.

The ECO Disable function allows automatic deactivation of the ECO mode when starting the engine, which otherwise usually reactivates each time the vehicle starts up. Furthermore, it is possible to lock the vehicle while the engine is running. This makes it possible to leave the vehicle and continue to air-condition it.

Existing customers can also benefit from these new features. SmartTOP Cabriolet modules are equipped with a USB port, making it possible to upload software updates via PC / Mac. The manufacturer, Mods4cars, provides these updates free of charge to all customers via the Internet.

SmartTOP Convertible top controls are available for the following vehicle brands: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Maserati, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo.

The SmartTOP comfort control for Mercedes-Benz SL (R231) Roadster is available from 339.00 Euro + tax.

A product video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/VJP1dEjpz4I

For more Information:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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About Mods4cars:

Mods4cars was founded in 2002 from the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.

The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.

Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.

The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.

Contact
Mods4cars LLC
Sven Tornow
E. Flamingo Rd #3100 1350
89119 Las Vegas (NV) – USA
Phone: +1-310-9109055
E-Mail: tornow@mods4cars.com
Url: http://www.mods4cars.com

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Best Product – EMPHASER Spare Wheel Subwoofer EBS108A

Awesome deep bass response – convincing review of the EMPHASER active bass item for the spare wheel well by the German Car & HiFi magazine (issue 06/2018)

Best Product - EMPHASER Spare Wheel Subwoofer EBS108A

EMPHASER EBS108A active subwoofer for the spare wheel

Compact active subwoofers for the spare wheel well are very popular among music enthusiasts at the moment. An unusually compact active sub, that you can even mount in the rim of the spare wheel, is part of the product range of the bass specialist EMPHASER: the EBS108A. The German Car & HiFi trade magazine exhaustively tested the bass speaker system in the issue 06/2018, and awarded it the ‚Best Product‘ accolade.

SAVE SPACE IN THE TRUNK
The first thing about the EBS108A that impressed the journalists was its space saving design: „The EBS108A consists of a cast aluminum housing whose 36-cm outer diameter fits into the common size of wheel rim. The underside consists of a spacer with a protective grill for the cone. The cone therefore fires downwards (…). The rear of the woofer is formed by the middle of the housing cover so that optimal use is made of the available space.“

SECURE MOUNTING
For the testers the mounting options of the new EMPHASER active sub are also well thought out – after all the bass speaker is supposed to sit securely in the trunk: „A hole goes through the middle of the subwoofer for a bolt or the threaded rod of the spare tire. The main feature is that the spare wheel together with subwoofer can still be secured with a bolt.“

HIGH QUALITY COMPONENTS
The magazine is full of praise for the assembly and configuration of the EBS108A which incorporates an amplifier and a 20 cm high performance woofer with fiberglass cone: „The voice coil of the woofer has an impedance of 2 ohms, which causes the power amp to deliver just under 150 watts“ is the verdict of the testers about the performance of the ‚mini bass wonder‘. „Consequently there is no need at all for the EMPHASER to hide away: on the contrary, it belongs to the stronger performers in the compact class.“

CONVINCING: THE SOUND
The EBS108A also makes a top impression in a practical test: „In the car the deep bass and above all very clean performance is stunning. It can maintain a level well“, say the well-respected tech journalists. „Thanks to the adequate output the sound is good even at higher volumes.“ But that“s not all: „Punchy bass drums are a simple task, and with everyday music this small item cuts an outstanding figure.“

SUMMARY
„Anyone who considers fitness for everyday use to be important is well served with the smart EMPHASER EBS108A“, is the final verdict of the testers, „especially as the sound is right“. The EBS108A passed the Car & HiFi test with flying colors, being rewarded for its outstanding performance with the ‚Best Product‘ accolade.

EMPHASER has been a name in the car audio sector for 25 years. The brand has become a well respected brand since middle of the 1990s for its enormously powerful subwoofers of the XTREME series, followed later by the series SPL, Linear-X, Neo-SPL and the state-of-the-art woofer E15NEO-COMP. The present range covers subwoofers, vehicle-specific Plug“N“Play component sets and classic lines of loudspeakers and amplifiers. For 2019 EMPHASER has announced a new series of amplifiers with integrated DSP and Bluetooth audio streaming of utterly compact dimensions, controlled by smartphone app.
EMPHASER products are distributed exclusively through Europe’s largest car media specialist, the Swiss ACR AG.

Contact
Emphaser by ACR AG
Denny Krauledat
Bohrturmweg 1
5330 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041-56-269 64 47
E-Mail: denny.krauledat@acr.eu
Url: http://www.emphaser.com