scosche industries debuts unique head unit with wireless app control

scosche industries debuts unique head unit with wireless app control
SCOSCHE INDUSTRIES DEBUTS UNIQUE HEAD UNIT WITH WIRELESS APP
CONTROL
U.S. Based Company Enters Head Unit Business
10/30/2012
Oxnard, CA – (October 30, 2012) – Scosche Industries, award winning innovator of mobile
electronic products and accessories for the aftermarket, will introduce its first head unit at the
2012 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. An industry first, the
unique in-dash head unit (#SCDBTA60) allows users to bring virtually all of their digital media
content into the car and control it right from the dash, and also enables an enhanced experience
for passengers with its full remote control capability from compatible iOS and Android devices via
the controlFREQ app. The innovative car stereo receiver features a variety of entertainment
options including A2DP wireless streaming, MP3 and CD Playback all with wireless control.
Known for its “Custom Kit, Factory Fit” installation kits, Scosche’s new car stereo receiver is the
company’s first head unit produced in over 30 years of business in the aftermarket industry. “The
introduction of our aftermarket stereo is a huge milestone in the history of Scosche,” said Roger
Alves, president, Scosche Industries. “This development has been a long time in the making and
we’re excited to bring this product to the public.”
Internal source and streaming audio metadata is displayed simultaneously on the smartphone
and head unit while maintaining direct control from its optimally positioned hard keys and rotary
encoder, allowing the smartphone to also serve as an augmented display. The AM/FM RDS
enabled tuner will display artist, song or station information from supporting FM broadcasts along
with 30 station programmable presets. The integrated SD card slot enables MP3 file playback
while the front USB port also supports direct iPod/iPhone music control and charging for most
devices. The unit also includes a built-in microphone for convenient Bluetooth handsfree
calling. Music can also be streamed wirelessly from Bluetooth A2DP enabled devices.
The unit boasts attractive white backlighting and a large display on its flip-down detachable
faceplate. For sound system building, it includes both a 40W x 4 MAX power internal amplifier
and 3pre-amp outputs (front/rear/sub) for adding external amplifiers. The CD player will support
CD-R, CD-RW and MP3 CD playback. Scosche’s head unit also includes a front AUX input for
connecting virtually any portable audio player.
To accompany the new head unit, Scosche will also debut the new controlFREQ app for iOS and
Android devices. By downloading the free app, listening to music in the car becomes a full
multimedia experience. Listeners can change between tracks, MP3s and easily switch between
various sources all from the convenience of their smartphone. Optimize sound performance
remotely with the integrated EQ presets, bass/treble and balance/fader controls. In addition,
controlFREQ works up to 33 feet away from the car stereo giving users full remote access
outside the vehicle. With intuitive controls and limitless customizations, controlFREQ is the
essential car audio app.
The innovative SCDBTA60 in-dash stereo receiver provides the ultimate listening experience for
digital media, streaming audio and portable music device connectivity and will retail for
$139.95. Scosche’s new head unit will be available at select retailers nationwide or online at
www.scosche.com. Stop by and visit Scosche at booth #11825 in the North Hall of the Las
Vegas Convention Center at SEMA 2012 to view a demonstration of Scosche’s new head unit as
well as Scosche’s other award winning products. Visit our website for additional information or
find us on Facebook or Twitter.
About Scosche Industries
Scosche Industries is an award-winning innovator of car audio and portable electronics accessories. Scosche is founded on its
commitment to quality, value and customer service. With 133 patents and countless industry awards it is easy to see that Scosche
is consistently at the forefront of technology and innovation. Scosche Industries is the parent company of several distinct brands
including: Scosche, REALM, EFX, BlueFusion and Accumat. Founded in 1980, Scosche is still 100% family owned and operated
with over 120 great people alongside them. For more information visit our website at www.scosche.com.
For further information Contact:
Michelle Suzuki
310-444-7115
michelle@msc-pr.com
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