Las Vegas, NV (January 6, 2013) – For opening day of the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Pacific Accessory Corporation® – the industry leader in OEM integration and mobile electronics interfaces – unveiled the company’s newest innovation in steering wheel control (SWC) interfaces, a universal module capable of being programmed easily from the most popular smart devices. Named ControlPRO, this SWC interface works with virtually any vehicle with steering wheel controls and can be programmed via USB adapter from an iPod touch, iPhone or iPad; Android phone or tablet, or Internet-connected PC running Windows. For more information, or to see the ControlPRO in action, please visit CES booth 2808, LVCC North Hall.
Designed to make integration of OEM steering wheel controls with an aftermarket head unit or car stereo system quick and easy, the ControlPRO offers several major advantages over other SWC interfaces, including:
- ControlPRO works with virtually any automotive data bus
- CANBUS (dual-wire CAN)
- GM-LAN (single-wire CAN)
- Class II
- ControlPRO installs behind the radio instead of at the steering column
- Audible programming feedback for fast and easy manual configuration
- Allows quick custom button configurations (including short press/long press functions)
- Free programming app available for iOS and Android devices
But, possibly the most important and exciting feature of the PAC ControlPRO is that it can be programmed via the free app from an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet, as well as an Internet-connected PC running Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or windows 8. Once installed, the ControlPRO is connected to the tablet, smartphone or PC via a USB adapter and the programming itself is done by App (iOS and Android) or Web-portal (Windows device). Additionally, programming for a particular make and model of vehicle can be saved on a USB drive and used to flash the ControlPRO. Finally, if a computer or Internet connection is unavailable, the ControlPRO can be programmed by using a set of simple dip switches.
ControlPRO and other patented SWC interfaces are manufactured by AAMP of America under the Pacific Accessory Corporation (PAC) brand. Voted “OEM Integration Vendor of the Year” at the 2013 MERA KnowledgeFest, Pacific Accessory Corporation (PAC) services the automotive electronics industry with patented technologies and cutting-edge products. The evolution of technology continues to increase in pace; and PAC leads the way by creating and delivering innovative solutions to integrate the latest hi –tech devices in today’s most popular vehicles. PAC repeatedly receives accolades for its outstanding engineering, product quality and customer service, as well as its dedication to installer training. The current PAC catalog includes steering wheel control integration, radio replacement kits, portable device integration, rearview cameras, navigation system interfaces, Bluetooth integration, security system interfacing and the latest in voice recognition technology. For more information, please visit www.pac-audio.com.
AAMP of America is a global supplier of award-winning consumer mobile electronics and accessories, installation supplies and OEM integration solutions. AAMP of America brands include Stinger®, Pacific Accessory Corporation TM, Phoenix Gold®, American International®, P.I.E™, Best Kits & Harnesses®, Select Products®, Sound Quest TM Intraphex® and iSimple®. For more information, visit www.aampofamerica.com or call 800-477-2267.