The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.
Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .
Mon Dec 5, 2016
ELKHART, Indiana – In anticipation of its 40th Anniversary coming up in 2017, ASA Electronics has developed a new company brand to match the state of the art product development. The new brand, which includes an updated wordmark logo design as well as a new color scheme, carries a feel that embodies the company’s technological premise.
“This new brand design marks the beginning of an exciting time for us here at ASA," ASA Electronics President Brent Barrow says. "With 40 years under our belt, we wanted a look that reinforced our modern, sophisticated products while incorporating a timeless feel. We are very excited to share this with our industries.
From a design aspect, there were many things to consider before the company adopted a new brand.
“My main goal was to come up with an identity that was clean, simple and progressive," Lead Graphic Designer Matt Skarritt says. "With ASA being a leading technology company in our industries, we needed a design that aesthetically expressed the feeling of future technology and innovation.”
ASA Electronics debuted its rebrand at the RVIA booth in Louisville, Kentucky. The company will celebrate its 40th Anniversary throughout all of 2017 with special events and promotions to be announced later.
Additionally, ASA has announced the release of the first sound bar - the JENSEN JSB4000, which completes the offering of at-home quality entertainment systems designed for the RV environment.
“This sound bar augments our line of AV products and works seamlessly with JENSEN wall mount stereos, matching them in terms of power output," RV OEM Account Manager Jim Hess says. "It follows our business model of designing specifically for the mobile application and addresses a multitude of considerations for RV entertainment.”
Featuring a built in amp with an onboard crossover, the appropriate frequencies are delivered to each of the six drivers. This allows for the rumble of the two woofers, warm tones from the midrange speakers and the crisp high notes from both tweeters to come through for enhanced sound quality. Distortion typically found in sound bars is reduced and fidelity is improved offering all the sound of a home theater system. Additionally, the aesthetics of the JSB4000 offer a sleek design that will instantly complete a high end feel for RV entertainment spaces.
“This sound bar is designed to be recessed into the entertainment center wall eliminating the spacing issues that are often encountered with traditional sound bars," Hess says. "It’s perfect for any manufacturer looking for a high quality entertainment experience with a seamless fit and finish. The incredible sound quality paired with the high end build is the finishing touch needed for a sophisticated RV entertainment system.”
ASA also has added a brand new monitor to the Voyager wireless observation system. The WVOS43 now allows drivers to view more with less using its wide angle views in a compact 4.3-inch display that can be stowed easily in the center console or glove compartment when not in use.
“Our customers asked for a more compact monitor and more camera versatility," Vice President of Sales Pat McCullough says. "So we delivered with the WVOS43, allowing for a great picture with multiple camera connectivity.”
Like the previous monitors, the new product offers auto-pairing of up to four wireless cameras, as well as a built-in microphone, low-light performance and transmits signals through and around objects up to 60 feet away.
Finally, ASA also has unveiled the new CVRPS14 Rear Sensor System, which allows RVers to back up with four independent sensors evenly spaced along the back of a vehicle.
When attached to a compatible display, the sensors will provide an audible and visual notification when an object is detected.
“Customers love the fact that the sensor system is fully integrated into the Voyager camera system," McCullough says. "The sensor system utilizes the same cabling that the standard Voyager system uses which displays the OSD and audible alert on the Voyager monitor.”