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All-rounder – XZENT Infotainment System X-F220 for FIAT Ducato

Smart multimedia retrofit for FIAT Ducato: The X-F220 from XZENT offers the latest infotainment and can be optionally expanded to a motorhome naviceiver.

All-rounder - XZENT Infotainment System X-F220 for FIAT Ducato

XZENT X-F220 for FIAT Ducato

If you are looking for a versatile multimedia system for your FIAT Ducato, Citroen Jumper, or Peugeot Boxer, you are sure to be on the right road with the X-F220 from XZENT. The vehicle-specific infotainer of the new ARGO series integrates perfectly into the target vehicle: the fit of the unit and the button illumination in amber are optimally matched to the vehicle interior. The X-F220 supports the steering wheel remote controls of the latest FIAT Ducato model X290 – without an external stalk interface.

But that“s not all. With the navigation package obtainable as an option, the ARGO can easily be expanded to a powerful motorhome naviceiver with maps of 47 European countries.

Infotainment in the FIAT Ducato
The X-F220 offers a rich variety of infotainment. The integrated DAB+ tuner provides top quality relaxed mobile digital radio reception. Videos and music can be played by the ARGO from USB, CD, DVD, Smartphone or HDMI compatible sources. Added to that is a comprehensive Bluetooth unit for music streaming and safe telephony while driving.
All functions can be intuitively controlled from the driving seat via the capacitive 6.2″/15.7 cm touchscreen and/or the buttons on the unit.

Easy smartphone connectivity
Also, if you want to make best use of your cellphone in your motorhome, for example to listen to music, or for navigation Apps, then the XZENT multimedia system is just right for you. The ARGO has two specially designed USB ports: one supports the „Made for iPod/iPhone“ functionality; the other port provides a connection of compatible Android smartphones. Highlight: The Easy Connect function mirrors all Android Smartphone Apps, including the sat nav Apps, on the display of the X-F220 so that they can then be comfortably controlled from the touchscreen.

Multifunctional motorhome sat nav for FIAT Ducato
With the X-F220-SDFEU sat nav package obtainable as an option, the ARGO can be expanded into a highly specialized motorhome navigation system for the FIAT Ducato. With maps of 47 European countries, an integrated multilanguage camper POI database and more than 6.5 million Premium POIs, the X-F220 guides you safely to any destination. By selecting an appropriate vehicle profile and entering vehicle-specific data (length, width, height, and weight) it is possible to obtain a perfect match to the particular vehicle. TMC, 3D map views, tunnel mode, 3D Auto Zoom for junctions and roundabouts, as well as free map updates for one year – the ARGO is well equipped for all sat nav requirements.

Smart details for the motorhome
The X-F220 is a convincing device with many clever detailed solutions that make it attractive for use in motorhomes. Thus it does without stand-by LEDs: there are therefore no illuminating lights that might disturb sleep at night.
The ARGO has a practical CAM direct selection button on the front of the device that allows manual control of the rear-view camera system. The X-F220 has two camera inputs (RCA, CVBS) with switched power supply, and automatic maneuvering and changeover functions. The CAM inputs can be flexibly adapted to the cameras installed in the vehicle: it is therefore possible to set up for use as front/rear, or rear/rear.

XZENT is a young brand that is focused exclusively on the „In-car Navigation and Multimedia“ sector. XZENT is the specialist for multimedia and navigation systems. As regards build quality and the range of features XZENT moni- and naviceivers are second to none and, with their sensational price/performance, are convincing right down the line.
XZENT products are now firmly established in the market – this is also demonstrated by the many awards and impressive test reports appearing in the trade press in recent years for XZENT devices.
XZENT products are distributed worldwide exclusively through the extensive ACR AG dealer network, Europe’s largest car media specialists. Among the ACR dealers you will also find a large range of accessories for XZENT systems: rear-view cameras, DAB+ and DVB-T tuners, and monitors as well as speakers and amplifiers.

Firmenkontakt
Xzent by ACR
Denny Krauledat
Bohrturmweg 1
5330 Bad Zurzach
0041-56-2696447
0041-56-2696464
denny.krauledat@acr.eu
http://www.xzent.com

Pressekontakt
punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
030-61403817
030-61403819
micha@punctum-berlin.de
http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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Huf: The success story of a TPMS pioneer

A driving force behind tire safety for 20 years

Huf: The success story of a TPMS pioneer

Sensors of the TPMS pioneer Huf then and now.

What hit the market as a safety innovation 20 years ago is today a successful product that drivers do not want to be without. Since 1997, Huf Electronics Bretten (formerly BERU Electronics) has been supplying direct measuring tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) to a growing number of automotive manufacturers, making it one of the most important suppliers in this product segment.

„In 20 years, our product has not only improved significantly, but the design has also changed“, says Ralf Kessler, TPMS Development Manager at Huf, referring to sensor generations 1 through 5, which have become smaller and smaller while performing better and better. Direct monitoring systems display the actual pressure in each individual tire, so that the driver can react immediately in the case of pressure loss. Huf’s tire pressure sensors are particularly robust in order to withstand extreme environmental demands. The sensors can not only handle temperatures between -40 and 150 degrees Celsius, but also mechanical loads of up to 2000 G. Such excellent performance is required in particular by the sports car manufacturers Huf supplies of their products at speeds over 300 km/h.

A winning strategy

As ever, the two most important features are innovation and quality. In addition to numerous individual customer sensors, we also offer a universal sensor for the spare-parts trade. It can be used for all common tire pressure monitoring systems. In terms of quality, the Bretten specialist continues to bet on German manufacturing. Particularly noteworthy is the outstanding, high-precision fit of the sensors. „Our sensor design fits all manner of rims perfectly thanks to the optimal screw connection concept. Not least because of this, Huf received the Red Dot Design Award for its sensor concept,“ says Ralf Kessler.

Tire pressure monitoring systems by Huf – for automotive manufacturers worldwide

Over the past 20 years, Huf Electronics Bretten has been producing tire pressure sensors for major automotive manufacturers all over the world. Customers include Audi, Aston Martin, BMW, Bentley, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Mercedes Truck, Mini, Novabus, Porsche, Prevost, SsangYong, Volkswagen, Volvo Truck.

Huf develops and produces tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) for renowned automobile manufacturers all over the world: Audi, Aston Martin, BMW, Bentley, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Mercedes Truck, Mini, Novabus, Porsche, Prevost, SsangYong, Volkswagen, and Volvo Truck, just to name a few.
In addition to offering original replacement sensors for the replacement parts market, Huf also offers the IntelliSens universal sensor, which has the best vehicle coverage in the market and can be installed faster than any other sensor due to its unique concept. Numerous valves, accessories, and tools from ATEQ and Bartec round off our product range. With the new IntelliSens app, tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) can now be diagnosed and configured even faster and easier.

Kontakt
Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG
Dipl. Oec. Ute J. Hoppe
Steegerstr. 17
42551 Velbert
+ (0)2051/ 272 572
ute.hoppe@huf-group.com
http://www.huf-group.com

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Completion of Asahi Kasei“s drivable concept car AKXY™

Completion of Asahi Kasei"s drivable concept car AKXY™

Concept Car Asahi Kasei

Düsseldorf, Tokyo, May 17 – Asahi Kasei and GLM Co., Ltd., an electric vehicle manufacturer, have completed a jointly developed concept car called AKXY™ showcasing a wide array of automotive-related materials and technologies from various Asahi Kasei businesses, focused on contribution to safety, comfort, and the environment.

1. About AKXY™

Asahi Kasei and GLM began discussions and planning for development of the concept car in 2015. The car utilizes the electric vehicle platform of GLM to achieve a drivable design. The concept car further heightens appeal to customers by having a design based on the SUV, which is popular around the world.

The name AKXY™ comes from Asahi Kasei X (multiplied by) You (the customer). By enabling many Japanese and overseas automobile manufacturers and parts manufacturers come directly into contact with Asahi Kasei“s automotive-related materials, devices, and systems that are manifested in the concept car, we hope to further build and strengthen our relationship with customers in order to create new value for the future together.

AKXY™ is equipped with a wide variety of Asahi Kasei materials, components, and systems, numbering 27 products in all, most of them available for adoption in mass-produced vehicles, including engineering plastics to replace metal and enable vehicle weight reduction, artificial suede for seats with superior comfort, and an in-car communication system utilizing various speech-processing technology. The car is additionally equipped with cutting-edge technology that has potential for commercialization in line with automotive industry trends for safe driving and accident prevention, including a contactless vital sign sensing system that is able to detect the pulse of drivers without their being aware of it, and CO2 sensors to monitor the in-car environment.

2. Moving forward

AKXY™ will be displayed at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2017 Yokohama, May 24-26, 2017, together with materials and devices not installed in the concept car, and models explaining internal structural components and parts. The concept car will also be displayed at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2017 Nagoya, June 28-30, 2017. The Asahi Kasei Group will continue to deepen connections with automotive-related customers, and make comprehensive proposals of various key items in accordance with needs to heighten vehicle safety and comfort and contribute to the environment.

„We are very excited to unveil this concept car that embodies Asahi Kasei“s comprehensive capability to serve the automotive industry with innovative, high-value products,“ noted Hiroshi Yoshida, Senior Executive Officer of Asahi Kasei and President of Asahi Kasei“s Performance Polymers SBU, „We believe it will spark many conversations with key customers on how we can help them enhance the safety, comfort, and environmental performance of their future vehicles.“

Asahi Kasei Automotive products website: www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/amm

About Asahi Kasei
The Asahi Kasei Corporation was founded in Japan in 1922 and is now one of the leading diversified company with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business sectors. From its roots in chemistry, the Material sector encompasses fibers & textiles, petrochemicals, performance polymers, performance materials, consumables, battery separators, and electronic devices. The Homes sector provides housing and construction materials to the Japanese market. The Health Care sector includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and acute critical care devices and systems. With more than 30,000 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.
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH began operations on April 1st, 2016 to expand business in Europe by functioning as a controlling base in the region, mainly focusing on the automotive industry. We“re here to be your innovation partner with our various technologies.

For more information, please contact:

Company contact
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sarah Collisi
Am Seestern 4
40547Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)2118822 030
E-Mail: info@asahi-kasei.eu

Press contact
financial relations GmbH
Henning Küll
Louisenstraße 97
61348 Bad Homburg
Telefon: +49 (0) 6172 27159 12
Phone: +49 (0) 175 903 42 29

The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business sectors. Asahi Kasei distributes its innovative technologies and unique materials on markets worldwide.
With more than 30,000 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.

Firmenkontakt
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sarah Collisi
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
+49 (0)211 8822 030
info@asahi-kasei.eu
http://www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/amm

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

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With the Hornetboards the Wolfsburg Sascha Mattiza conquers the world

In the search for a manufacturer, the inventor from Wolfsburg has found the first series in production. The electric boards will be cost-effective on the market.

With the Hornetboards the Wolfsburg Sascha Mattiza conquers the world

Most Powerfull Electric Skateboard

Wolfsburg, 15.05.2017 The search has finally come to an end for Sascha Mattiza. A manufacturer is enthusiastic about the technical details of the inventor Sascha Mattiza and will produce the Hornetboard Hyper. The electroskateboard provide an output of 8 KW and is by far the most powerful in the world. For the Hornetboard, top speeds of up to 54 km/h (34 mph) and gradients of 50% are also possible for heavy-weight drivers up to 120 kg (240 pound). Up to now there are no strong and fast boards in the worldwide market. „I have not discovered a strong and fast board in the market, which meets my high requirements,“ explains the snow and surfboarder the basis of his Hornetboard.

Although it is so stable, the Hornetboard shows only two centimeters extremely flat and light. The whole technique is built into the board. Modern lithium technology, tamed by a battery management system, makes this high-performance board a true lightweight. Only seven kilograms (14 pound) brings this electromobility wonder to the scale and is therefore significantly lighter than normal electrocateboards, which are much heavier with up to 40 kilograms. Another plus: the driver can simply clamp the light board under his arm and go shopping.

„With this board, I have developed a true rocket without compromises. With this board you can enjoy electrocats on every meter, „explains Mattiza enthusiastically, adding,“ it is not a mountain too steep and no speed too slow. The board runs really fast without overheating as fast as you like and it depends on it. No matter whether it is on the contrary, whether it is a headwind or a heavy rider. „

To buy, the Hornetboard will soon be available at Startnext.de, a crowdfunding platform of Kickstarter’s German offshoot. If you want to know when it’s time, just register as a fan at www.startnext.de/hornetboardhyper If the campaign has enough fans, the funding can start and after reaching the funding goal, the manufacturer immediately begins to produce. „The Board is at the customer’s disposal within three months. Thanks to the manufacturer’s cooperation, there is a variant at the introductory price of 799.00 Euro, „explains the founder of Hornetboards. The model comes with two engines and 3 KW power. The cooperation also has many advantages: the latest 3rd generation of the Hornetboard not only displays engine temperature and battery capacity in the remote control, but also allows you to select different driving modes, which double the driving pleasure at the push of a button!

Sascha Mattiza (snowboarder and inventor – babo of Hornetboards and other cool stuff)
Jason (Mechanican and Testdriver)
Andy (Testdriver)
Gina (Testdriver)
Albert (Testdriver and camera man)

Kontakt
Erfinder
Sascha Mattiza
Wilhelmstr. 11
38470 Parsau
015157389379
info@saschamattiza.de
http://www.SaschaMattiza.de

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AXTON’s Car Audio Amplifier A580DSP Impresses in Test

„Probably the fastest way to improve sound with DSP“, is the verdict of German Car & Hifi magazine (01/2017) on AXTON’s A580DSP power amplifier, awarding it the ‚Practical tip‘ accolade.

AXTON

AXTON amp A580DSP with smartphone control

Maximum increase in sound from the original system for minimum installation effort – that is the aim of AXTON“s ultra compact DSP power amp. Already in spring 2016 the A480DSP had impressed the trade press. Now the latest model of the DSP series, the 4-channel amplifier A580DSP, has just been tested by German Car & Hifi magazine in issue 01/2017. And it was enthusiastic about the innovative control concept via smartphone, and the ease of installation.
AXTON’s new top model A580DSP is, according to Car & Hifi, „probably the fastest way to improve sound with DSP.“ IThe 4-channel amp is therefore a perfect alternative for music lovers who are put off by installing a complete car hi-fi system. Designed as a plug and play power amp, the A580DSP is quick and straightforward to install in any vehicle. „It is looped into the original cabling using the ISO wiring loom supplied without needing to cap a single wire.“
The sound of the factory radio is improved as you want in just a few steps – all made possible by the integrated digital sound processor. „It offers „, says Car & Hifi, „the full range of features that you expect of mature DSP solutions.“ That includes, for example, full parametric 7-band equalizer for the front and rear – quality and frequency can be input for each band. Added to that are other effective sound tools like time alignment for all five processor channels, a 3-way active crossover with high, low, and bandpass filters (6/12/18/24 dB slope), 3D surround sound, and a dynamic bass function.
What can be particularly exciting is the innovative control concept that makes tuning the DSP functions child’s play. For this purpose the A580DSP has a Bluetooth board for communicating with the smartphone. Using an app available for iOS and Android the sound can then be conveniently tuned from the cellphone.
In the test lab the plug and play power amp scored high marks with the testers: „In a housing just 20 cm long there are four amplifier channels with enough power to make a huge difference to the car radio.“
„Really clear sound, crisp across the whole frequency range“ rounds off the performance. „With the 580 you can also listen to more sophisticated music in complete relaxation“, as the testers put it in their summary.
„With its plug and play cabling and smartphone control, the A580DSP is perfect for effectively improving the sound of a factory system“, is the final verdict of the tech journalists, awarding AXTON’s new amplifier the ‚Practical tip‘ accolade.

The brand AXTON has been popular with car enthusiasts for almost 30 years. AXTON’s products are regularly recognized in trade magazines for their high price performance ratio. The range includes amplifiers and various loudspeakers for car retrofitting: component and coaxial systems, bass boxes, and also compact under seat woofers.

Firmenkontakt
ACR
Denny Krauledat
Bohrturmweg 1
5330 Bad Zurzach
0041562696447
0041562696464
Denny.Krauledat@acr.eu
http://www.axton.de

Pressekontakt
punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
030-61403817
micha@punctum-berlin.de
http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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SmartTOP additional soft top control by Mods4cars now available for Mini Convertible F57

As of now, the SmartTOP soft top control is available for the new Mini Convertible F57. Mods4cars retrofitting comfort module, enables the convertible top and sunroof to be operated from a distance via the original vehicle key. In addition, the conve

SmartTOP additional soft top control by Mods4cars now available for Mini Convertible F57

SmartTOP additional soft top control for Mini Convertible F57

Las Vegas, Nevada – April 27, 2017

The SmartTOP roof module for the new Mini Cabriolet F57 is now available. The latest development of the company, Mods4cars, provides smart functions for a more comfortable operation of the convertible top. With the SmartTOP module installed, among other functions, it is possible to open the sunroof and convertible top via the interior button with One-Touch. Thanks to the One-Touch function, a short tap on the top button in the interior is sufficient.

With one tap of the console button, the convertible top moves into the sunroof position. With two taps, the convertible top opens completely and the windows move to their pre-programmed position. The cumbersome pressing as well as the impractical operation of first having to open the sunroof, are thereby no longer necessary. You now have the option to decide whether the sunroof or the convertible top should be opened with just a press of a button.

In addition, the SmartTOP module allows the operation of the roof top from a distance via the original vehicle key. Pressing a combination of keys on the remote control automatically opens or closes the convertible top or sunroof. „The SmartTOP customer can open the soft top as they walk toward their vehicle and start their drive top down,“ says PR spokesman Sven Tornow. „This operation is carried out via the original vehicle key, which does not require any modification,“ Sven Tornow continues.

Aside from these main functions, the SmartTOP soft top module offers other additional functions. The windows can also be opened and closed from afar via the vehicles remote control. On vehicles with Keyless Entry, opening and closing the top is possible with a touch to the door handle.

The individual functions of the SmartTOP roof module can be programmed according to the customers personal wishes. Thanks to the sophisticated SmartTOP Cabriolet module, starting or stopping the engine does not interrupt the convertibles top movement. Furthermore, the module can be completely deactivated as required.

Thanks to the plug-in cable set included in delivery, installation can be done quickly and easily. Also, as no cables are cut, a traceless removal is possible at any time. A standard USB port is integrated into the SmartTOP soft top control. This allows the programming of the roof module via the home PC / Mac. Via the USB port, software updates can also be loaded, which are provided by Mods4cars free of charge.

The SmartTOP roof control system are also available for the Mini Convertibles R52 and R57. In addition, Mods4cars SmartTOP offers comfort modules for the following vehicle brands: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and Volkswagen.

The comfort control for the Mini Convertible F57 is available for 269,00 Euro + tax.

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

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.

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

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Test Winner: AXTON’s Compact Underseat Bass ATB25P

Enough bass even for those who like it loud – AXTON’s active subwoofer ATB25P wins in the German magazine Car & Hifi comparison test (issue 01/2017)

Test Winner: AXTON

Testwinner: AXTON’s active subwoofer ATB25P

Compact underseat subwoofers are an efficient way of conjuring up more bass as simply and unobtrusively in your car. The latest bass speaker from AXTON, the active subwoofer ATB25P, has been thoroughly checked out by German magazine Car & Hifi in issue 01/2017. With resounding success: In the field of six tested candidates the ATB25P has become test winner in the compact class.
The new AXTON impressed the tech journalists as soon as they saw it: „With the ATB25P we are looking at a very high quality active subwoofer. It is made entirely from cast aluminum, and a glance at the connections and controls on the front shows that nothing has been spared.“
Inside the housing the finely built ATB25P offers top quality components. Its powerful
25 cm woofer is driven by a generous magnet. Technical finesse is exhibited in the two passive cones supporting the radiation of lower frequencies. The result is a much better bass extension down low and more punch compared with conventional underseat subwoofers.
A further highlight is the integrated amplifier: „The power amplifier is pleasing with its discrete layout using proper transistors next to a large power supply transformer“, say the testers. „Accordingly the AXTON pushes out a full 150 watts into the measuring meter!“
On the feature side the ATB25P is also well endowed: low-pass and subsonic filter, bass boost, phase shift, high-level input with auto turn-on function and bass level remote control are included in the feature list of AXTON’s new underseat subwoofer.
Components – top, feature set – rich: But what about the sound? „The AXTON punches out bass beats, always giving the impression it has juice to spare“, according to the summary of the Car & Hifi testers. „Even at high listening volumes it is still clean and accentuated.“
„Enough bass even for those who like it loud“, is the final verdict by the tech journalists, rewarding the ATB25P with the test winner accolade in the compact class.

The brand AXTON has been popular with car enthusiasts for almost 30 years. AXTON’s products are regularly recognized in trade magazines for their high price performance ratio. The range includes amplifiers and various loudspeakers for car retrofitting: component and coaxial systems, bass boxes, and also compact under seat woofers.

Firmenkontakt
ACR
Denny Krauledat
Bohrturmweg 1
5330 Bad Zurzach
0041562696447
0041562696464
Denny.Krauledat@acr.eu
http://www.axton.de

Pressekontakt
punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
030-61403817
micha@punctum-berlin.de
http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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AXTON A580DSP – In-car Hi-fi thanks to Amp with Smartphone App

An audibly better in-car sound experience for every music fan: The 4-channel amplifier A580DSP noticeably improves the sound of factory systems, and is controlled from the smartphone.

AXTON A580DSP - In-car Hi-fi thanks to Amp with Smartphone App

AXTON amp A580DSP with smartphone control

How can you do something for a weak sounding factory system at little expense, and also guarantee the customer ease of use? A fitting answer to this question is provided by Denny Krauledat, AXTON product manager at car media specialist ACR: „For the best possible user experience you need a compact DSP amplifier with comprehensive features that ideally you can install in the vehicle with plug and play, and control intuitively even without any previous knowledge. Our 4-channel amplifier A580DSP with app control combines all these requirements.“

Competitive edge through innovation
With their performance and innovative control concept the DSP power amps A430DSP and A480DSP already launched in spring 2016 made customers and the trade sit up and take note. With the A580DSP, AXTON also now have an iOS compatible model to logically extend this winning amplifier design. Denny Krauledat justifies this step as follows: „When we began with the development of the DSP amplifier series over a year ago it was immediately clear to us that the future lays in control from a smartphone app. With previous technologies we saw clear shortcomings in use and also in the price. We therefore want to differentiate ourselves quite clearly from other amplifiers, where the user has to inconveniently connect a notebook, or buy an additional remote control. These days every music lover is familiar with a smartphone, and so should also know how to use it with the A580DSP.“

Everything under control with the app
Control of the DSP is via a Bluetooth connection using a free app, available in the Apple App Store for iOS, or at www.axton.de for Android smartphones. The DSP has all the useful tools like time alignment, active crossover, and parametric equalizer. The time alignment can be set between 0 and 230 cm, while the 3-way active crossover provides high, low, and bandpass filters with a 6/12/18 or 24 dB slope. The fully parametric 7-band EQ is amazing with its freely selectable Q-factor from 0.3 to 9.9. „Our aim was to have an app that displays all these functions clearly so as to attract the interest of those new to DSP who were previously put off by the supposed complexity“, says Denny Krauledat about the app. Once you have tuned the sound to the vehicle acoustics and your personal preferences, the settings can be saved in the amp and on the smartphone.

Quick installation
The A580DSP 4-channel amplifier is connected to the original radio using the 1.5 m long ISO standard cable supplied, and can be installed out of sight at various places in the vehicle. Furthermore, there are numerous optional plug and play connection cables for diverse vehicles from Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda, BMW, Mini, Mercedes, Ford and Opel, as well as Kia, Hyundai, Nissan and Peugeot. By using the latest class D digital amplifier technology, heat build-up and current draw of the 4 x 76 W rms amp are always under control, efficient heat dissipation being taken care of by the aluminum housing, just 185 x 114 x 49 mm in size.

The brand AXTON has been popular with car enthusiasts for almost 30 years. AXTON’s products are regularly recognized in trade magazines for their high price performance ratio. The range includes amplifiers and various loudspeakers for car retrofitting: component and coaxial systems, bass boxes, and also compact under seat woofers.

Firmenkontakt
ACR
Denny Krauledat
Bohrturmweg 1
5330 Bad Zurzach
0041562696447
0041562696464
Denny.Krauledat@acr.eu
http://www.axton.de

Pressekontakt
punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
030-61403817
micha@punctum-berlin.de
http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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Optimum Smartphone Integration with the ZENEC Infotainer Z-N326

Flexible retrofit solution: the ZENEC 2-DIN system Z-N326 offers modern multimedia functions, allowing convenient mobile use of Android and iOS based smartphones.

Optimum Smartphone Integration with the ZENEC Infotainer Z-N326

ZENEC Z-N326: modern 2-DIN infotainer

With the Z-N326 the Swiss specialist ZENEC has launched a 2-DIN infotainer with important innovations on the market: The Z-N326 offers modern entertainment functions, excellent sound quality and ease of use. But that is not all. Thanks to SmartLink Direct the Z-N326 enables easy integration of the latest Android and iOS based smartphones. Also for those who want a versatile sat nav, the XZENT is an intelligent solution: with the microSDHC card Z-N326-SDFEU available separately the Z-N326 can be expanded into a navigation system with a full range of features.

Comfortable connectivity with smartphone
Communicate on the move, enjoy music, navigate and much more – the Z-N326 makes it possible: Smartphone and multimedia system merge into a high performance infotainment unit. Android and iOS based smartphones can be directly docked with the Z-N326 via USB. Thanks to the new SmartLink Direct software, screen content, including Apps, is then mirrored on the large display of the ZENEC infotainer. With Android based smartphones SmartLink Direct also enables direct App control from the touchscreen of the Z-N326.

Capacitive display – modern infotainment features
The minimalist design of the Z-N326 offers a high quality capacitive 6.2″/15.7 cm touchscreen display that can be intuitively used while driving – a slight touch or tap is all it takes. The high brightness level, the clarity and brilliance of the screen, but also the large contrast range underscore the premium quality of the new ZENEC system.
The Z-N326 is a top modern entertainer that looks convincing with its wide range of functions. The FM tuner with Next Level tuner chip ensures optimal radio reception, as well as a clear sound when stations are weak, thanks to adaptive noise reduction. The Z-N326 has two USB ports for docking the smartphone and for A/V playback via USB. In addition, there is a HDMI input for connecting compatible multimedia devices, smartphones, or tablets with the Z-N326. For individual sound tuning there is a 10-band graphic equalizer and various predefined EQ profiles.
The comprehensive Bluetooth unit provides safe telephony while driving, and simple management of phonebook entries, as well as comfortable A2DP music streaming.

First class sat nav – easy retrofits
If using smartphone sat nav apps is not enough, for a reasonable price you can upgrade the Z-N326 to become a high end naviceiver. With the microSDHC card Z-N326-SDFEU available separately the infotainer can be expanded into a navigation system with a full range of features and the latest comfort functions. With detailed maps for 47 European countries, more than 6 million points of interest, 3D Auto-Zoom for junctions and roundabouts, and free map updates for one year, getting the latest navigation technology in your car is really very straightforward.

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 DVB-T/DAB+-tuners, 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 2013/2014 there are E>GOs to fit into over 60 models of vehicle.
Few car media brands have ever started out as successfully as Zenec. Today, Zenec has established itself as undisputed market leader for multimedia navigation and spots – according to the Association for Consumer Research (Gfk) – in the German speaking territories a market share in excess of 35%.

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

Pressekontakt
punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
030-61403817
micha@punctum-berlin.de
http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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AXTON A500DSP: Plug & Play Preamplifier with Smartphone App

Audibly better sound experience for every music fan; The 5-channel preamplifier A500DSP is the basis for a high quality car hi-fi system controlled from a smartphone.

AXTON A500DSP: Plug & Play Preamplifier with Smartphone App

AXTON preamp A500DSP with smartphone control

The sound of factory systems often fails to satisfy individual needs. However, these days refitting an audiophile car audio system is getting ever more difficult since factory radios on modern vehicles are increasingly fully integrated. Many music lovers are therefore put off from upgrading their sound system by the high cost. This is where the AXTON A500DSP comes in with a 5-channel preamplifier having a plug and play connection to the original radio and a comprehensive app controlled DSP software for professional audio tuning of the OE system.

Competitive edge through innovation
With its performance and innovative control concept, the DSP power amp A580DSP launched in fall 2016 made customers and the trade sit up and take notice – Car & HiFi magazine awarded it a „Practical tip “ accolade in the 06/2016 issue. The A500DSP now sees AXTON expanding its winning amp design with a pure DSP and smartphone control.
Product Manager Denny Krauledat explains: „Our 4-channel preamp A580DSP has really revolutionized the market. The simple operation from the smartphone has the car hi-fi fans completely convinced. With the new A500DSP preamp we are now addressing car audio enthusiasts looking for a convincing solution to connect their amplifier to the original radio. This is where the A500DSP scores with features that makes it rise above the competition: plug and play connection, start/stop compatibility, control by smartphone, and a 10 Volt line out – these are features that a car audio fan simply knows how to value.“
Beside these outstanding features for direct connection to the factory radio, the A500DSP can also be connected to radios with preamp outputs thanks to the separate power supply terminal and 4-channel RCA input.

Everything under control with the app
Control of the DSP is via Bluetooth using a free app, available in the Apple App Store for iOS and at www.axton.de for Android smartphones.
„Our aim was to have an app that displays all functions clearly so as to attract the interest of those new to DSP who were previously put off by the supposed complexity“, says Denny Krauledat about the app.
The DSP has all the useful tools like time correction, active crossover, and parametric equalizer. The time correction can be set between 0 and 230 cm, the 3-way active crossover provides high, low, and bandpass filters with a 6/12/18 or 24 dB slope. The parametric 7-band EQ is amazing with its freely selectable Q-factors from 0.3 to 9.9.
Once you have tuned the sound to the vehicle acoustics and your personal preferences, the settings can be saved in the preamp and on the smartphone.

Quick installation
The A500DSP 5-channel preamplifier is connected to the original radio using the 1.5 m long ISO standard cable supplied with the set, and can be installed out of sight at various places in the vehicle. Furthermore, there are numerous optional plug and play connection cables for many vehicles from Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda, BMW, Mini, Mercedes, Ford and Opel, as well as Kia, Hyundai, Nissan and Peugeot.

Die Marke AXTON erfreut sich seit fast 30 Jahren hoher Beliebtheit bei Car-HiFi Enthusiasten. Die Produkte von AXTON werden regelmäßig in Fachzeitschriften für ihr hohes Preisleistungsverhältnisses ausgezeichnet. Das Sortiment umfasst Verstärker und verschiedene Lautsprecher für die PKW-Nachrüstung: Compo- und Coxialsysteme, Subwooferkisten und auch kompakte Untersitzbässe.

Firmenkontakt
Axton by ACR
Denny Krauledat
Bohrturmweg 1
5330 Bad Zurzach
0041-56-2696447
Denny.Krauledat@acr.eu
http://www.axton.de

Pressekontakt
punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
030-61403817
micha@punctum-berlin.de
http://www.punctum-berlin.de