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88 THE SHOP DECEMBER 2018 factory-equipped controls and features in vehicles that require it. Prior to the DSR1, installers had no choice but to add ampli- Information from Rockford Fosgate included products aimed at the motorcycle and powersports industries. Electronics Training SONY technicians were on hand at KnowledgeFest to answer installation questions. VOXX Electronics was well-represented at the event. A Waylens dashcam can be connected to the cloud with 360-de- gree coverage. fiers after the factory amplifier, which required complex signal summing as well as de-equalization and time alignment." Another popular seminar was from Way- lens, which talked about its Secure 360 system. The company says the unit is the first dashcam that can be connected to the cloud with 360-degree coverage. The system is designed to be profession- ally installed and thus is a step above inex- pensive dashcams that get power through the cigarette lighter. BRETT SOLOMON is a freelance writer based in New York City, specializing in the mobile electronics market. V1.5 firmware update with its huge diagnostic library and new RF- transmitter kits, and the expanding library of analog T-harnesses that makes installing a traditional remote starter quick and easy. Rockford Fosgate led a few seminars throughout the event. It wanted to show its traditional car audio dealers how to success- fully make the jump to powersports audio installations. The company also showed how to integrate products specifically for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Finally, Rockford discussed integra- tion using the DSR1 Digital Processor. The device comes with technology from iDataLink to communicate with the fac- tory head unit, isolate the signal and then send it downstream to better aftermarket equipment. "The DSR1 allows for a seamless upgrade to aftermarket amplifiers, speakers and subwoofers in most vehicles," says Jake Brattan, Rockford's VP of Engineering. "It can accept a quick flash download to add vehicle-specific firmware to the unit, enabling integration without the loss of

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