MANUFACTURER TRAINING SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

AUGUST

16

4:00PM - 8:00PM

Hertz & Audison

4:00PM – 8:00PM
  • Company: Hertz & Audison
  • Room: C140
  • Title: Basic to Master DSP Training (Invitation Only)
  • Description: Choosing the correct DSP for the job. Setting up the DSP. Some hands-on training with actual work stations. Software Updates/Firmware updates. “Why you need them and How you do them.” What is a Bit Tune? And how you use it. Scoping – Tips and Tricks.
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Focal & Mosconi

6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Company: ORCA – Focal, Mosconi & Illusion
  • Room: C141
  • Title: Orca & Mobile Solutions – All-Star Crew year in review!
  • Description: Don’t miss this amazing event! Elevate your skills and learn alongside like-minded peers. This session will encompass award-winning fabricators sharing their secrets and tips for success. Develop visionary techniques and processes for automotive interior design, construction and fabrication. Refine your approach to create amazing results that will have clientele lining-up for custom fabrication work - all at a very profitable rate. Ask the experts first hand on their design strategy and approach! Recap of the last Master-Tech vehicle builds “How it was done” Tips from the Best on how to charge and manage custom projects Time saving drawing and design examples – Learn how to draw 2D and 3D sketches in minutes. See the “Top 5” Trending Tech & Fabrication Tricks for 2018 Join Tom Miller, Jt Torres, Chris Pate, Matt Schaeffer, Sage Weir & Bryan Schmitt for this Orca presentation.
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FRIDAY

AUGUST

17

1:45pm - 4:00pm

Hertz Audison

1:45pm – 2:45pm
  • Company: Hertz Audison
  • Room: C140
  • Title: Mastering DSP with the all new Prima Forza
  • Description: Introducing the New Audison Prima Forza. What’s new with the software. How to use it.
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Metra

1:45pm – 2:45pm
  • Company: Metra
  • Room: C141
  • Title: 2018 Metra/Axxess New Product Training
  • Description: Didn’t make it to CES? Curious about what is new and coming to market this year from Metra Electronics? Come on by and join one of our two trainings where we will discuss the new and exciting products now available and coming soon. We will discuss the numerous new interfaces being brought to you from Axxess, including the new AX-ADDCAM, new radio replacements with MOST25 amplifier retention and new AX-DSP T-harnesses and packages. At CES Metra introduced a new line of electronic intergraded kits, Turbo Tactile, come by and hear about the applications and features. Learn about the new additions to the Turbo Touch line. Visit and learn all the new vehicles your shop can now cover with our new products.
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Rockford Fosgate

1:45pm – 2:45pm
  • Company: Rockford Fosgate
  • Room: 142
  • Title: Motorcycle Audio Integration for Harley-Davidson®
  • Description: Rockford Fosgate offers the best audio solutions for enthusiasts lifestyles. Whether it’s automobiles, motorcycles, boats or off-road vehicles we make purpose-built audio for it. As a global leader in audio innovation, design and engineering our commitment is to deliver our passion through sound…in a way the world has never felt before.
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Atrend

1:45pm – 2:45pm
  • Company: Atrend
  • Room: C143
  • Title: Amplifier Topography & High-Fidelity Sound Reproduction
  • Description: Join TRU founder John Yi and TRU technical expert Dave Crigna for an in-depth and intimate review of TRUs latest products and why these MADE IN THE USA amplifiers & line-amp conditioners are the ultimate in High-Fidelity Sound Reproduction. Follow along as John & Dave pull off the back plates to give you a complete review of TRU internal components (Amplifier Topography), educate you on 4-layer PCB board designs, introduce TRU’s fully discreate Class A pre-amp and give you the facts on why AMERICAN MADE means better performance and quality. Walk away with a TRU understanding of high-fidelity basics like staging, imaging, noise floor, headroom, and more.
  • Agenda:

  • TRU Philosophy
  • High-Fidelity Sound Reproduction -American Manufacturing
  • Product Review (Amps & Line-Amp Conditioners)
  • Q&A
  • Giveaway: TRU – LINE-8 v2 (8 Channel Line-Amp Conditioner)
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AudioControl

1:45pm – 2:45pm
  • Company: AudioControl
  • Room: C144
  • Title: AudioControl new products – The tri-fecta of audio and testing coolness
  • Description: It is 2018 and AudioControl has been focused on creating powerful new solutions to help dealers manage OE integration-based audio upgrades, including our latest amplifiers and processors. With so many new solutions, Chris Bennett, National Director of Mobile, will be discussing three specific product ranges and helping KnowledgeFest attendees fully understand the benefits and opportunities that these new products present to dealers/installers.

    ACM Amplifiers
    First, when it comes to amplification, the new AudioControl ACM amplifiers deliver unmatched features and performance. Learn about these products and see our modular approach to system design.

    ADS Compatibility
    We will then go over the ADS Maestro compatibility and we’ll have working demos during training and on the show floor. How you and your customers can get the most out of traditionally challenging vehicles using ADS in conjunction with AudioControl products.

    Our newest RTA
    Finally, come in to see the DM-RTA, a single test tool that can provide everything an installer needs to test any audio signal in any environment. If you are a technician in the mobile audio industry, don’t miss this chance to learn about the DM-RTA, AudioControl’s latest test tool that puts four test tools into a single unit!
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Arc Audio

1:45pm - 2:45pm
  • Company: Arc Audio
  • Room: C145
  • Title: Trouble Shooting in Car Audio
  • Description: Join Brian Mitchell and the Arc Audio team as we go over a broad range of topics including what tools work the best, how do I use the tools you already have and how do all those buttons on my multi meter help me make money. Learn advanced trouble shooting techniques. Learn common issues with late model vehicles and how to solve them. Learn what is a relay and why I really need to know how to use it.
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Hybrid Audio Technologies

1:45pm - 2:45pm
  • Company: Hybrid Audio Technologies
  • Room: C146
  • Title: Trouble Shooting in Car Audio
  • Description: Join John Borges of Zapco and Scott Welch of Hybrid Audio Technologies with an overview of the new Zapco processors, including the new Zapco DSP-Z8 IV and HDSP-Z16 V. We'll be offering a full review of the all-new software and hardware offerings.
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Voxx Electronics

1:45pm - 2:45pm
  • Company: Voxx Electronics
  • Room: C148
  • Title: iDatalink Maestro
  • Description: AudioControl - providing products and tools every retailer needs to know about Description: Come join us for the introduction of the new 2018 – 2019 Prestige Vehicle Security & Remote Start Line-up and the introduction into the Your Branded App program for Carlink. VOXX has set the new standard in Vehicle Telematics. Come see the advantages of the Carlink ASCL6 and Carlink Bluetooth Long Range. Retailers expand your reach and put your brand on Remote Start. My Branded App gives you the ability to offer your customers a Remote Start App with your brand allowing you to raise your stores brand awareness and connect your customers directly with specials and promotions via customized push notifications. Come join us for a step-by-step demonstration of Your Branded App and see how easy the dashboard is to use.
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No Limits

1:45pm - 2:45pm
  • Company: No Limits
  • Room: C149
  • Title: 2018 Radenso Product Lineup Training
  • Description: Join noLimits Chief Sales Officer, Mindi Lane, for an in depth look at the Radenso line of radar detectors, including windshield mount solutions and the RC M custom install detector. Coverage of the Radenso RC M will include discussion of the radar-laser integration, installation best practices, and sales strategies for radar detectors.
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Race Sport Lighting

1:45pm - 2:45pm
  • Company: Race Sport Lighting
  • Room: C154
  • Title: Escort Radar Sales & Installation Practices
  • Description: Get to work with Race Sport Lightings National Sales and Marketing manager Brandon Kurth on the elephant in the room....Amazon and price! This one-hour session will teach you how to overcome the race to zero in the lighting category, lighting carries much higher margins and can be extremely profitable if we focus on the quality not the price! Come sit in and learn some advanced technics in overcoming objections as well as cross selling technics in this rapidly growing category!
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Wet Sounds

1:45pm – 2:45pm
  • Company: Wet Sounds – Living the Wet life
  • Room: C155
  • Title: Great Audio Simplified – Part B
  • Description: Join Bobby Eldridge with Wet Sounds for a look at the new WS-MC 1 and accessories available for your customer’s needs. During this training, learn about the Key features that you will talk about on the salesfloor. Installers, we will also be here for you, as we will talk about how Wet Sounds will help you in the install bay. Looking forward to seeing you at KnowledgeFest.
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JL Audio

3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Company: JL Audio
  • Room: C140
  • Title: Great Audio Simplified – Part A
  • Description: The engineering team at JL Audio have made a forward leap in high quality DSP to make achieving great audio simple. Steve Turrisi, Kevin Ferry, and Rob Haynes will lead a training on the NEW VXi amplifier line, that will ‘Simplify’ the workflow in great audio systems. Part A of the VXi product training will provide an overview of this exciting NEW amplifier line from JL Audio.
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Firstech Training

3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Company: Firstech Training
  • Room: C141
  • Title: Firstech – DRONE
  • Description: Wade Beebe and Nick Frazier (Firstech’s installer of the year) present Drone 4.0. We will review the reimagination of Drone Mobile for 2018-2019 along with Drone Dealer reward specials!
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DD Audio

3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Company: DD Audio
  • Room: C142
  • Title: The Brick and Mortar Brand - Sales Training
  • Description: This sales focused training will provide an overview of what makes DD Audio one of the best brands for a 12 Volt brick and mortar retailer to partner with. DD will also go over their current products, plus give attendees a glimpse of what’s to come for 2018. This sales focused training will provide an overview of what makes DD Audio one of the best brands for a 12 Volt brick and mortar retailer to partner with. DD will also go over their current products, plus give attendees a glimpse of what’s to come for 2018.
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Waylens

3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Company: Waylens
  • Room: 124
  • Title: Launch of the Waylens Secure360 Series
  • Description: An in depth look at the Waylens Secure360 models, features, benefits, installation, service plan (for the 4G), who and how to sell. Quick review of Horizon System. Q&A on all aspects.
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Sony

3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Company: Sony
  • Room: C144
  • Title: Focal: What’s new?
  • Description: Why you should be a Sony Authorized Retailer Description: Get the latest information on newly introduced product, and hear about exciting new product coming soon as Kris Bulla takes you through the highlights of SONY’s new line. Get a great demo of the high-powered decks, our new CarPlay/Android Auto decks, and hear why SONY is the brand to have in your store!
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Arc Audio

3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Company: Arc Audio
  • Room: C145
  • Title: Audiophile & OEM Integration DSP Training
  • Description: So many choices so many features. Join us and championship system tuner and product specialist Fred Lynch for the complete introduction and details of the latest powerful audiophile and Integration tools available from ARC Audio. Come check out all the new DSP-solutions offering the highest level of sonic perfection while learning of all the new tools being made available for the ultimate collection of features available to integrate most any level of audio system into today’s newest vehicles from easy to complex! We will discuss and overview all the integration tools available on this new series of ARC Audio DSP products including ADS Maestro Capability, Dual OEM signal routers for simultaneous analog & Digital mixing, Multi-Source mixing and complete OEM Feature control customization allowing the installers to setup the system for complete customer ease of operation with multi levels of signal ducking and integration control.
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Escort

3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Company: Escort
  • Room: C146
  • Title: Escort Specialist Custom Install Pre-Certification Training
  • Description: Escort will sponsor training specifically designed for Escort Specialist Certification, including Laser Shifter, OEM and Aftermarket Audio head unit integration for sales, system design and installation.
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JVC

3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Company: JVC
  • Room: C148
  • Title: Volume knobs are overrated. See what’s with JVC’s Summer product debut.
  • Description: “Linked to Your Life. Ready for the ride.” Come chill with us (no Netflix needed), as we unveil the strongest line in car audio! #HiResolutionAudio #WebLink #K40Integration #AppleCarPlay #WirelessAndroidAuto #Maestro #escortIntegration #motiontouchcontrol
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NavTV

3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Company: NavTV
  • Room: C148
  • Title: ZEN AUDIO: OEM AUDIO INTEGRATION MADE EASY
  • Description: ZEN Audio from NAV-TV is a giant leap forward in OEM audio integration, enabling audiophile audio output from a factory head quickly and easily. Moni Melman and Derek Schmiedl will demonstrate this exciting new digital technology which simplifies audio integration, reduces installation time, increases profit margins and outputs audio equal to or better than any aftermarket head unit ever built.
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Orca - Mosconi

3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Company: Orca - Mosconi
  • Room: C155
  • Title: Mosconi Training
  • Description: This class will be based on the new Pro line of amplifiers from Mosconi. The class will be focusing on the three amps currently offered: Pro 5/30, Pro 4/10 and the Pro 1/10. Each amplifier unique characteristics will be discussed. Specifications, configurations and overall design philosophy and the various configurations that are possible with each amplifier(s)!
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Directed

3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Company: Directed
  • Room: C156
  • Title: Directed returns to KnowledgeFest with trainings and new products.
  • Description: Join Directed PSRs Justin Gear and James Winning as they take attendees through the latest technical updates on Directed’s evolving product line. The boys will be covering DS4 and highlighting Directed’s new Bluetooth siren! They’ll also be talking about Directed’s new Viper Powersports offerings including Security and GPS systems in the 4 class sessions offered over the 3 day event. Directed will be on the show floor, space 508, come see us in-between classes to see what’s new and register for the chance to win items that aren’t DS4. Directed has also been nominated for “Top Vendor” in 2 categories in the Safety, Security, and Driver Convenience as well as Powersports categories. Topics: DS4, Viper Powersports, Bluetooth Siren, Connected Car, Directechs.com, T-Harnesses, Firmware, Directlink
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SATURDAY

AUGUST

18

4:45PM - 7:00PM

JL Audio

4:45pm – 5:45pm
  • Company: JL Audio
  • Room: C140
  • Title: Great Audio Simplified – Part A
  • Description: The engineering team at JL Audio have made a forward leap in high quality DSP to make achieving great audio simple. Steve Turrisi, Kevin Ferry, and Rob Haynes will lead a training on the NEW VXi amplifier line, that will ‘Simplify’ the workflow in great audio systems. Part A of the VXi product training will provide an overview of this exciting NEW amplifier line from JL Audio.
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Firstech

4:45pm – 5:45pm
  • Company: Firstech
  • Room: C141
  • Title: Firstech – Compustar
  • Description: Wade Beebe presents Firstech’s remote start T harness array for 2018-19 season. I’ll be introducing new remote start hardware and discussing software changes for this starter season! New Momento Wi-Fi enabled Dash Cam.
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AAMP Global - Phoenix Gold & Stinger

4:45pm – 5:45pm
  • Company: AAMP Global - Phoenix Gold & Stinger
  • Room: C142
  • Title: Licensed to Thrill with Phoenix Gold and Stinger
  • Description: Experience the latest in Phoenix Gold and Stinger, learn about exciting and feature filled products that make better use of your amplifier’s power, and make installs easier, on land or sea. No money? No problem with our MAP protection strategies you’ll need to survive in today’s eCommerce environment. Today’s gonna be a good day with PG and Stinger.
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AudioControl

4:45pm – 5:45pm
  • Company: AudioControl
  • Room: C143
  • Title: AudioControl new products – The tri-fecta of audio and testing coolness
  • Description: It is 2018 and AudioControl has been focused on creating powerful new solutions to help dealers manage OE integration-based audio upgrades, including our latest amplifiers and processors. With so many new solutions, Chris Bennett, National Director of Mobile, will be discussing three specific product ranges and helping KnowledgeFest attendees fully understand the benefits and opportunities that these new products present to dealers/installers.

    ACM Amplifiers
    First, when it comes to amplification, the new AudioControl ACM amplifiers deliver unmatched features and performance. Learn about these products and see our modular approach to system design.

    ADS Compatibility
    We will then go over the ADS Maestro compatibility and we’ll have working demos during training and on the show floor. How you and your customers can get the most out of traditionally challenging vehicles using ADS in conjunction with AudioControl products.

    Our newest RTA
    Finally, come in to see the DM-RTA, a single test tool that can provide everything an installer needs to test any audio signal in any environment. If you are a technician in the mobile audio industry, don’t miss this chance to learn about the DM-RTA, AudioControl’s latest test tool that puts four test tools into a single unit!
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Hertz & Audison

4:45pm – 5:45pm
  • Company: Hertz & Audison
  • Room: C144
  • Title: Mastering DSP with the all new Prima Forza
  • Description: Introducing the New Audison Prima Forza. What’s new with the software. How to use it.
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Sony

4:45pm – 5:45pm
  • Company: Sony
  • Room: C145
  • Title: Sony XMGS6DSP & XSGS1631, Bluetooth & Music Center Training
  • Description: Sony National Trainer Kris Bulla will show exciting new models in the Sony Car Audio product line and show how to use Sony| Music Center to tune the EQ and DSP on the XM-GS6DSP amplifier, the advantages of Sony Bluetooth, and how these can benefit you in different types of installations.
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Kenwood

4:45pm – 5:45pm
  • Company: Kenwood
  • Room: C146
  • Title: Summer 2018 KENWOOD Product Introductions
  • Description: Performance, Protection, & Profit. Training Topics: • KENWOOD eXcelon Reference - Why this should be your focus • Audio Receivers - Key selling features • Multimedia Receivers - Tips, tricks, & expanded integration • A Surprise Announcement • Keep us on your radar GIVEAWAYS Include: A pair of Hi-Res Audio Speakers and a Hi-Res Audio amplifier!
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Alpine

4:45pm – 5:45pm
  • Company: Alpine
  • Room: C148
  • Title: Fall 2018 Alpine Product Line Updates
  • Description: Alpine continues to expand their 2018 product line up with new product offerings for the Fall including a new 5 Volt 1-din headunit as well as new, weather-resistant Tough Power Pack amplifiers. Along with these new product introductions, we will cover some of our most exciting universal products such as the stunning iLX-F309 Alpine Halo9 and the X-Series premium sound system line up. Finally, we’ll discuss our latest off-road ready Jeep solution: The X209-WRA-OR with its new Off-road mode. Sign up for this one-time 2018 Alpine product line update training session. Also, stop by the Alpine booth for hands-on training during the show open hours.
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Waylens

4:45pm – 5:45pm
  • Company: Waylens
  • Room: C149
  • Title: Great Audio Simplified – Part A
  • Description: Launch of the Waylens Secure360 Series Description: An in depth look at the Waylens Secure360 models, features, benefits, installation, service plan (for the 4G), who and how to sell. Quick review of Horizon System. Q&A on all aspects.
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Directed

4:45pm – 5:45pm
  • Company: Directed
  • Room: C154
  • Title: : Directed returns to KnowledgeFest with trainings and new products.
  • Description: Join Directed PSRs Justin Gear and James Winning as they take attendees through the latest technical updates on Directed’s evolving product line. The boys will be covering DS4 and highlighting Directed’s new Bluetooth siren! They’ll also be talking about Directed’s new Viper Powersports offerings including Security and GPS systems in the 4 class sessions offered over the 3 day event. Directed will be on the show floor, space 508, come see us in-between classes to see what’s new and register for the chance to win items that aren’t DS4. Directed has also been nominated for “Top Vendor” in 2 categories in the Safety, Security, and Driver Convenience as well as Powersports categories. Topics: DS4, Viper Powersports, Bluetooth Siren, Connected Car, Directechs.com, T-Harnesses, Firmware, Directlink
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Escort

4:45pm – 5:45pm
  • Company: Waylens
  • Room: C155
  • Title: Escort will sponsor training specifically designed for Escort Specialist Certification, including Laser Shifter, OEM and Aftermarket Audio head unit integration for sales, system design and installation.
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Metra

4:45pm – 5:45pm
  • Company: Metra
  • Room: C156
  • Title: 2018 Metra/Axxess New Product Training
  • Description: Didn’t make it to CES? Curious about what is new and coming to market this year from Metra Electronics? Come on by and join one of our two trainings where we will discuss the new and exciting products now available and coming soon. We will discuss the numerous new interfaces being brought to you from Axxess, including the new AX-ADDCAM, new radio replacements with MOST25 amplifier retention and new AX-DSP T-harnesses and packages. At CES Metra introduced a new line of electronic intergraded kits, Turbo Tactile, come by and hear about the applications and features. Learn about the new additions to the Turbo Touch line. Visit and learn all the new vehicles your shop can now cover with our new products.
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JL Audio

6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Company: JL Audio
  • Room: C140
  • Title: Great Audio Simplified – Part B
  • Description: The engineering team at JL Audio have made a forward leap in high quality DSP to make achieving great audio simple. Steve Turrisi, Kevin Ferry, and Rob Haynes will lead a training on the NEW VXi amplifier line, that will ‘Simplify’ the workflow in great audio systems. Part B of the VXi product training will walk you thru the variety of applications that can be achieved utilizing this exciting NEW amplifier line from JL Audio.
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ADS – iDatalink Maestro

6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Company: ADS – iDatalink Maestro
  • Room: C141
  • Title: Great Audio Simplified – Part A
  • Description: ADS’ Matt Yerger presents the latest iDatalink Maestro audio interface solutions including newly supported vehicle applications and new features available exclusively with Maestro-compatible aftermarket radios. The new Maestro AR and DSR1 amplifier replacement products will also be covered.
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AAMP Global - PAC & Echomaster

6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Company: AAMP Global - PAC & Echomaster
  • Room: C142
  • Title: Become an expert in Integration and Safety
  • Description: Join us to learn about the newest integration solutions from PAC including advanced amplifier integration solutions and radio installation adapters that will not sell for less online! Our training will also include an overview of our EchoMaster collision avoidance products, with sales techniques and tips to increase your in-store sell through! Oh, did we mention that there are prizes for participation too? Don’t miss out on becoming an expert in safety and integration!
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Hybrid Audio Technologies

6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Company: Hybrid Audio Technologies
  • Room: C143
  • Title: Hybrid Audio Technologies Training
  • Description: Join John Borges of Zapco and Scott Welch of Hybrid Audio Technologies with an overview of the new Zapco processors, including the new Zapco DSP-Z8 IV and HDSP-Z16 V. We'll be offering a full review of the all-new software and hardware offerings.
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DD Audio

6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Company: DD Audio
  • Room: C144
  • Title: Anatomy of a Subwoofer - Subwoofer Building
  • Description: For this tech-focused training, DD Audio will be breaking down their subwoofers to the base parts, and then showing how to properly put those parts back together. This training will give a limited number of attendees the opportunity learn the DD Audio method of hand building a subwoofer by actually letting them hand build a subwoofer. The hands-on portion of the training will be limited to 10 spots, so pre-register as soon as possible. If you don’t get a build spot, don’t worry there’s still plenty of knowledge to be gained by attending this training.
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Sony

6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Company: Sony
  • Room: C145
  • Title: Sony XMGS6DSP & XSGS1631, Bluetooth & Music Center Training
  • Description: Sony National Trainer Kris Bulla will show exciting new models in the Sony Car Audio product line and show how to use Sony| Music Center to tune the EQ and DSP on the XM-GS6DSP amplifier, the advantages of Sony Bluetooth, and how these can benefit you in different types of installations.
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K40

6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Company: K40
  • Room: C146
  • Title: Easy-to-Implement Ways to Sell More K40 Radar/Laser Products in Your Store
  • Description: Hosted by Elias Ventura, Retail Operations Manager for Sound FX; and Justin Vallo, Regional Sales Manager with K40 Electronics. There’s a business axiom that says, “success comes to those that wake up hungry every day.” If you want to feast on some sales success, join us! Bring home some easy-to-implement techniques to present the radar category in your store with confidence by attending K40’s sales training workshop. We believe there’s no one better to share sales experience than a consummate pro like Elias Ventura, Mobile Electronics Sales Pro of the Year 2017. Built upon REAL retail interactions, Elias’s insights will give you full confidence to engage customers on K40 products in creative new ways as well as use new sales techniques daily to answer and overcome objections.

    The takeaways you’ll learn in one hour: • Why the radar category is important to you, your customers and who buys radar detectors anyways? • Understanding why clients buy – You’ll be surprised at the reasons people make a purchase! • The secret to selling more than 1-2 systems a year – Let the industry pros tell you how they do it! • Understanding objections are just a request for more information in disguise and how to respond to them. Use this skill every day in and out of your store! • How to keep the conversation going when you feel you’ve hit a road block – This one’s a game changer! • How to present and quote a system based on focusing on your clients’ wants/needs – We all buy things for different reasons. Learn how to find that reason and focus on it!
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SounDigital

6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Company: SounDigital
  • Room: C148
  • Title: SounDigital - From Design to Reality
  • Description: Training will be covering information about our company, and all the process that we implement to create a product, from an idea all the way to reality. We will be talking about all the projects for Q4 and 2019, and all the new products that will be coming in a big variety of segments.
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Omega Research

6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Company: Omega Research
  • Room: C154
  • Title: Omega Vehicle Security, Remote Start & Telematics Training
  • Description: The Omega tech team will be presenting the 2018 Remote Start & Telematics line-up. We will be discussing the Excalibur 70-Series V1.5 firmware update, with its huge diagnostic library & new RF-transmitter kits. Also, the expanding library of analog T-Harnesses that will make installing a traditional remote starter very quick & easy. Other topics will be the OL-RS-BA integrated starter platform, and the Linkr-LTI and its “MY BRANDED” App version that will keep you the Dealer on the consumer’s mind. Train horns & mounting brackets, and other support products. Omega will provide you with a very information packed hour. Join us!
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Rockford Fosgate

6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Company: Rockford Fosgate
  • Room: C155
  • Title: Mobile Audio Integration with DSR1 Digital Processor
  • Description: Rockford Fosgate offers the best audio solutions for enthusiasts lifestyles. Whether it’s automobiles, motorcycles, boats or off-road vehicles we make purpose-built audio for it. As a global leader in audio innovation, design and engineering our commitment is to deliver our passion through sound…in a way the world has never felt before.
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Orca - Focal

6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Company: Orca - Focal
  • Room: C156
  • Title: Focal Training
  • Description: An overview of the Focal Shallow mount subwoofer, P25FS. Specifically, we will be going over the overall performance of the subwoofer vs. the standard mount P25F subwoofer as well as the unique design characteristics unique to the P25FS. in addition to the P25FS discussion, we will also be discussing the new Integration line of speakers. What makes then different from the older line as well as a discussion on the unique characteristics of the new speakers.
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SUNDAY

AUGUST

19

3:30PM - 5:45PM

JL Audio

3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Company: JL Audio
  • Room: C140
  • Title: Great Audio Simplified – Part B
  • Description: The engineering team at JL Audio have made a forward leap in high quality DSP to make achieving great audio simple. Steve Turrisi, Kevin Ferry, and Rob Haynes will lead a training on the NEW VXi amplifier line, that will ‘Simplify’ the workflow in great audio systems. Part B of the VXi product training will walk you thru the variety of applications that can be achieved utilizing this exciting NEW amplifier line from JL Audio.
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ADS - iDatastart

3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Company: ADS - iDatastart
  • Room: C141
  • Title: iDatastart Dealer Training
  • Description: ADS’ Phil Camirand presents the latest iDatalink/iDatastart remote car starter and interface solutions including newly-supported vehicle applications along with new bypass firmware and integration harnesses.
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Sony

3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Company: Sony
  • Room: C142
  • Title: Sony New Product Highlight Reel
  • Description: Sony National Trainer Kris Bulla will show all of the recently introduced product models with in-depth information and share exciting technical and sales tips on them. An exciting new head unit will be shown, and there will be several examples of how new Sony technology can benefit you as a retailer.
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Mobile Solutions

3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Company: C143
  • Room: C140
  • Title: Mobile Solutions Interactive Training
  • Description: In this exciting interactive training, founder Bryan Schmitt will cover many of the innovative new Mobile Solutions products and their array of applications, including live demonstrations. Learn how to utilize more efficient and repeatable fabrication techniques with the “Top Fabrication Tricks” segment of the presentation. There will also be an interactive Q&A on product applications so that attendees have firsthand information on which Mobile Solutions products to utilize for their specific projects and productivity goals. Don’t miss this important opportunity to learn why Mobile Solutions is the leader in process-driven technician training!
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Kenwood

3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Company: Kenwood
  • Room: C144
  • Title: Summer 2018 KENWOOD Product Introductions
  • Description: Performance, Protection, & Profit. Training Topics:
    KENWOOD eXcelon Reference - Why this should be your focus
    • Audio Receivers - Key selling features
    • Multimedia Receivers - Tips, tricks, & expanded integration
    • A Surprise Announcement
    • Keep us on your radar
    GIVEAWAYS Include: A pair of Hi-Res Audio Speakers and a Hi-Res Audio amplifier!
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Ground Zero

3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Company: Ground Zero
  • Room: C145
  • Title: Ground Zero - Introduction and New Products
  • Description: Training will be covering a quick overview and history of our company by the founder Karl Felix Lauter all the way from Germany.

    We will be covering an overview about our products and will talk about many new exciting products.

    In the second part we will be doing a training about the GZDSP 6-8X PRO, which is our flagship processor that will be releasing very soon, together with a streaming high resolution interface.
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Alpine

3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Company: Alpine
  • Room: C146
  • Title: Introduction and New Products
  • Description: Tuning with the Alpine PXE-0850 Advanced Wireless DSP Description: Alpine is re-entering into the DSP world with the new PXE-0850S Advanced Wireless Processor. Get an in-depth look at how this new processor can tie a system together simply from your smartphone. Experience the new PXE-0850S’s tuning capabilities first hand and get inspired by its real-world application opportunities. Finally, learn about the new X-series sound system lineup like never before with demos and a detailed look at the technology and innovation that allow these premium components to create outstanding sound quality. Sign up for this one-time Alpine PXE-0850S product tuning training session. Be sure to stop by the booth for a sound demo and enter a drawing to win a PXE-0850S.
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Directed

3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Company: Directed
  • Room: C148
  • Title: Directed returns to KnowledgeFest with trainings and new products.
  • Description: Join Directed PSRs Justin Gear and James Winning as they take attendees through the latest technical updates on Directed’s evolving product line. The boys will be covering DS4 and highlighting Directed’s new Bluetooth siren! They’ll also be talking about Directed’s new Viper Powersports offerings including Security and GPS systems in the 4 class sessions offered over the 3 day event. Directed will be on the show floor, space 508, come see us in-between classes to see what’s new and register for the chance to win items that aren’t DS4. Directed has also been nominated for “Top Vendor” in 2 categories in the Safety, Security, and Driver Convenience as well as Powersports categories. Topics: DS4, Viper Powersports, Bluetooth Siren, Connected Car, Directechs.com, T-Harnesses, Firmware, Directlink
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K40

3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Company: K40
  • Room: C154
  • Title: Easy-to-Implement Ways to Sell More K40 Radar/Laser Products in Your Store
  • Description: Hosted by Elias Ventura, Retail Operations Manager for Sound FX; and Justin Vallo, Regional Sales Manager with K40 Electronics. There’s a business axiom that says, “success comes to those that wake up hungry every day.” If you want to feast on some sales success, join us! Bring home some easy-to-implement techniques to present the radar category in your store with confidence by attending K40’s sales training workshop. We believe there’s no one better to share sales experience than a consummate pro like Elias Ventura, Mobile Electronics Sales Pro of the Year 2017. Built upon REAL retail interactions, Elias’s insights will give you full confidence to engage customers on K40 products in creative new ways as well as use new sales techniques daily to answer and overcome objections.

    The takeaways you’ll learn in one hour:
    • Why the radar category is important to you, your customers and who buys radar detectors anyways?
    • Understanding why clients buy – You’ll be surprised at the reasons people make a purchase!
    • The secret to selling more than 1-2 systems a year – Let the industry pros tell you how they do it!
    • Understanding objections are just a request for more information in disguise and how to respond to them. Use this skill every day in and out of your store!
    • How to keep the conversation going when you feel you’ve hit a road block – This one’s a game changer!
    • How to present and quote a system based on focusing on your clients’ wants/needs – We all buy things for different reasons. Learn how to find that reason and focus on it!
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Kingpin University

3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Company: Kingpin University
  • Room: C146
  • Title: Tools for the Business
  • Description: Description: Learn the 3 items every business owner needs to be successful! These are often overlooked when they should be mastered! We will also discuss how Kingpin University products and owner training sessions can elevate your business to the next level. Tips for the Bay: This training will be focused on the 3 most-requested topics this year:
    - How to stay on task and don’t overbuild
    - Tips and tricks for street rod builds
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SURVEY

Rockford Fosgate

3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Company: Rockford Fosgate
  • Room: C156
  • Title: Motorsports Audio Integration for Polaris®, Yamaha®, & Can-Am®
  • Description: Rockford Fosgate offers the best audio solutions for enthusiasts lifestyles. Whether it’s automobiles, motorcycles, boats or off-road vehicles we make purpose-built audio for it. As a global leader in audio innovation, design and engineering our commitment is to deliver our passion through sound…in a way the world has never felt before.
RESERVE A SEAT
SURVEY

Orca - Illusion

4:45pm – 5:45pm
  • Company: Orca - Illusion
  • Room: C140
  • Title: Illusion Audio Training
  • Description: The class will be focused upon teaching a method to tune a system with a DSP within an hour. Specifically, we will be showing class members how to be consistent with their tuning that enables anyone to be able to tune any system, be it fully active or not, within an hour, ( with practice), and have the system sound very good! A step by step process will be shown utilizing tried and true methods that will build confidence in any person that they will be able to tune any system to sound great in an hour or less!
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Atrend

4:45pm – 5:45pm
  • Company: Atrend
  • Room: C141
  • Title: Brand Opportunities To Grow Profits & TRU Technology Training
  • Description: Join Atrend to get a behind the scenes look at new products and opportunities within the Atrend portfolio of brands. Opportunities to enhance profits for your business through Atrend products and services as well as Banda Amplifiers, OZ Audio electronics and TRU Technologies world class amplifiers. We will then move into a training in which TRU founder John Yi and TRU technical expert Dave Crigna will lead an in-depth and intimate review of TRUs latest products and why these MADE IN THE USA amplifiers & line-amp conditioners are the ultimate in High-Fidelity Sound Reproduction. Follow along as John & Dave pull off the back plates to give you a complete review of TRU internal components (Amplifier Topography), educate you on 4-layer PCB board designs, introduce TRU’s fully discreate Class A pre-amp and give you the facts on why AMERICAN MADE means better performance and quality. Walk away with a TRU understanding of high-fidelity basics like staging, imaging, noise floor, headroom, and more.
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Mobile Solutions

4:45pm – 5:45pm
  • Company: Mobile Solutions
  • Room: C143
  • Title: Mobile Solutions Interactive Training
  • Description: In this exciting interactive training, founder Bryan Schmitt will cover many of the innovative new Mobile Solutions products and their array of applications, including live demonstrations. Learn how to utilize more efficient and repeatable fabrication techniques with the “Top Fabrication Tricks” segment of the presentation. There will also be an interactive Q&A on product applications so that attendees have firsthand information on which Mobile Solutions products to utilize for their specific projects and productivity goals. Don’t miss this important opportunity to learn why Mobile Solutions is the leader in process-driven technician training!
RESERVE A SEAT
SURVEY

Wet Sounds

4:45pm – 5:45pm
  • Company: Wet Sounds
  • Room: C145
  • Title: Wet Sounds – Living the Wet life
  • Description: Join Bobby Eldridge with Wet Sounds for a look at the new WS-MC 1 and accessories available for your customer’s needs. During this training, learn about the Key features that you will talk about on the salesfloor. Installers, we will also be here for you, as we will talk about how Wet Sounds will help you in the install bay. Looking forward to seeing you at KnowledgeFest.
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Directed

4:45pm – 5:45pm
  • Company: Directed
  • Room: C148
  • Title: Directed returns to KnowledgeFest with trainings and new products.
  • Description: Join Directed PSRs Justin Gear and James Winning as they take attendees through the latest technical updates on Directed’s evolving product line. The boys will be covering DS4 and highlighting Directed’s new Bluetooth siren! They’ll also be talking about Directed’s new Viper Powersports offerings including Security and GPS systems in the 4 class sessions offered over the 3 day event. Directed will be on the show floor, space 508, come see us in-between classes to see what’s new and register for the chance to win items that aren’t DS4. Directed has also been nominated for “Top Vendor” in 2 categories in the Safety, Security, and Driver Convenience as well as Powersports categories. Topics: DS4, Viper Powersports, Bluetooth Siren, Connected Car, Directechs.com, T-Harnesses, Firmware, Directlink
RESERVE A SEAT
SURVEY

USASPEC

4:45pm – 5:45pm
  • Company: USASPEC
  • Room: C149
  • Title: MMATS Training
  • Description: The history of OEM integration and todays in-vehicle technology Description: From After-market CD changers with OEM radios to the BEST blind spot microwave radar system for today’s demand.
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SURVEY

Kingpin University

4:45pm – 5:45pm
  • Company: Kingpin University
  • Room: C155
  • Title: Tools for the Business
  • Description: Description: Learn the 3 items every business owner needs to be successful! These are often overlooked when they should be mastered! We will also discuss how Kingpin University products and owner training sessions can elevate your business to the next level. Tips for the Bay: This training will be focused on the 3 most-requested topics this year:
    - How to stay on task and don’t overbuild
    - Tips and tricks for street rod builds
RESERVE A SEAT
SURVEY
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