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.