DOW ELECTRONICS ANNOUNCES EXPANDED DISTRIBUTION OF SONOS

Creates Opportunity to Meet Growing Demand from Custom Integrators

TAMPA, Fla. (June 1, 2018) – DOW Electronics, the leading Consumer Electronics distributor in the South, announced today that it has reached an agreement to distribute Sonos throughout its 11 state territory in the Southern United States.

Sonos is a leader in wireless home audio, focused on their goal to fill every home with music and make listening a valued experience again. Since their launch in 2002, Sonos has continued to innovate and improve the listening experience. Recently, Sonos integrated Amazon Alexa into the new Sonos One, giving users a smart speaker that delivers rich sound and voice control. Sonos continues to expand the developer platform allowing more products to earn the “Works with Sonos” badge, and creating more opportunities for custom integrators to design fully integrated smart home systems.

“We have had a wonderful relationship with Sonos over the past 5 years and are very excited to get this opportunity to bring their products to all of our retailers,” stated John Yodzis, DOW president and CEO. “We believe getting the full strength of DOW behind Sonos will create growth for both DOW and Sonos.”

Added Eric Friedman, DOW strategic sales manager- custom integration, “Our team is excited to meet the demand for Sonos that we hear from our customers in every state. Our customers have seen great success with Sonos, being able to create systems for every budget and every project.”

The full line of Sonos products are now available for online ordering and available to be shipped throughout DOW’s territory. The products are also available for pick up at all six DOW Electronics’ locations.

To learn more about DOW Electronics or Sonos, please visit www.DOWElectronics.com or call 1.800.627.2900.

 

About DOW Electronics:

Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., DOW Electronics is one of the largest independently owned and operated electronics distributors servicing independent retailers in the Southern United States for 58 years. With six locations serving  Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, DOW Electronics focuses on providing consumer electronics that enhance the customer experience.

DOW Electronics’ six areas of business include:

  • Car and Marine Audio/Video • Custom Integration/Consumer Electronics
  • Satellite Broadband • Satellite Television
  • Surveillance • VoIP

 

About Sonos:

Founded in 2002, Sonos® creates the leading whole-home sound system. Once a tech startup populated with nerdy engineers and brilliant designers who love music, Sonos has grown into a global music brand dedicated to transforming the experience of listening out loud to music in the home. Its wireless home sound system makes it easy for everyone to listen to the music they love in every room of their home, and appreciate it all with the highest sound quality.

Sonos is now in more than 60 countries, with dozens of streaming music providers, through thousands of retailers, and in millions of homes. With a constant investment in software and services, Sonos is improving the experience customers have with music in the home for years after they buy it. Sonos is changing the way people listen to music – one home at a time.

Sonos, Inc. is a privately held company, headquartered in Santa Barbara, California with additional offices in Boston and Seattle, as well as in the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, France, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany and China.

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DOW Electronics Partners with Kenwood

DOW Electronics is very excited to announce that it has partnered with Kenwood USA! Continuing our 12 Volt segment growth, DOW Electronics will be distributing Kenwood’s high quality products to our Florida retailers. This week we’re taking a look at the innovation and quality that Kenwood provides, something our retailers will be very familiar with already.

For over 40 years, Kenwood has relied on its engineering prowess to design innovative, great-sounding equipment that’s easy to use and built to last. Kenwood USA, founded in the United States in 1961 as a subsidiary of Kenwood Corporation of Japan, is recognized for providing products that deliver quality, performance and value. Kenwood has built a reputation for innovation in the consumer electronics market. Included in their many innovations are: first to create an anti-theft car cassette deck that could be slid out of the dash; first with an automatic broadcast sensor system and automatic noise reduction; and the first polypropylene speaker cones.

Kenwood is one of the first aftermarket companies to be able to fully integrate their products with the car’s factory technology using Car Portal for iDatalink* – a real solution for Ford SYNC owners. In a collaborative effort with ADS* (Automotive Data Solutions), a Ford SYNC customer can now keep the existing SYNC features like iPod control, Bluetooth, Satellite radio and 911 assist, and seamlessly interface them with Kenwood’s advanced user interface and Garmin navigation system found on a range of Kenwood DNX receivers to communicate and display the on-board SYNC features of the car. The optional iDatalink interface/wiring harness will give owners of compatible Ford/Lincoln vehicles the best navigation option on the market by adding an affordable Kenwood DNX model as an alternative to expensive factory navigation solutions.

As our 12 volt specialist Mike Eckley explains, “Integration is a huge part of where the industry is heading. The cars now a day are a lot tougher than when I started out in the install bays in the early 90’s and having Kenwood offering products that allow the consumers, retail shop owners and installers integration that fully communicates to the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) installed factory technologies is great”

Kenwood offers innovative features in all of their model ranges. Many models feature dual USB input and blue tooth auto pairing with iPhones. Kenwood offers three full featured multimedia models. The new DNN770HD model features built-in WiFi technology that can access a dedicated cloud-based Kenwood server or content stored on connected smart phone or mass storage device.

“Kenwood offers one of the most diverse lines in the industry, one of the best features is the trickle down technology,” according to Eckley. “This means that features found in the ultra-high end line of Kenwood Excelon in dash cd players, amps and speakers can be seen throughout the rest of the line, all the way down to the entry-level products. This helps tell a good story when talking to the customer.”

Be sure to visit DOW Electronics at Spring Break Nationals during March 2nd-3rd to get hands on experience of the new Kenwood products.

*iDatalink /ADS (Automotive Data Solutions) is another brand proudly distributed by DOW Electronics.