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Gentex Names VOXX Electronics the Exclusive Distributor of the Company’s New Aftermarket Full Display Mirror(January 04, 2017)
ZEELAND, Mich., Jan. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX), the Zeeland, Michigan-based manufacturer of automotive automatic-dimming rearview mirrors, automotive electronics, dimmable aircraft windows and fire protection products, announced today that it has signed an agreement with VOXX Electronics Corporation that gives VOXX exclusive distribution rights to Gentex’s new aftermarket Full Display Mirror®.  In addition, the agreement allows VOXX to distribute a full complement of Gentex’s automatic-dimming mirrors and related technologies.
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The Full Display Mirror (FDM™) is an intelligent rear vision system that optimizes the vehicle’s rearward view. It consists of a mirror-borne LCD and a custom, Gentex-designed camera engineered specifically for automotive vision. The mirror features bi-modal functionality. In mirror mode, the product functions as a standard automatic-dimming rearview mirror, but with the flip of a lever, the mirror enters display mode, and a clear, bright, LCD display appears through the mirror’s reflective surface, providing a wide, unobstructed rearward view.
“VOXX is an automotive electronics and distribution powerhouse, and we look forward to working with them to meet the aftermarket demand for our growing list of automotive vision and car connectivity features,” said Gentex Senior Vice President Steve Downing.
The aftermarket FDM will be available in the first quarter of 2017 and will ship with a complete installation kit consisting of the mirror, camera, cables and wire harnesses, and several bracket options for mounting the camera to the rear window.
The system meets current U.S. mirror regulations and is FMVSS-111-compliant.
“Although we’re primarily a Tier 1 auto supplier, today’s announcement reinforces our philosophy of ensuring a strong aftermarket presence,” said Downing. “Along those lines, it’s important to note that our standard product lineup will still be available through MITO Corporation, a long-time Gentex distribution partner.”
For more information about the Gentex Aftermarket Full Display Mirror please visit www.voxxelectronics.com.
VOXX Electronics Corporation (VEC) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ:VOXX), a global supplier of mobile and consumer electronics products.  VEC is a recognized leader in the marketing of automotive entertainment, vehicle security and tracking, remote start systems, telematics, and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
VEC sells its products through an extensive distribution network that includes expeditors, mass merchandisers, regional mobile electronics chains and independent specialists both domestic and internationally.  VOXX Electronics possesses a strong brand portfolio and its products rank among the top ten in almost every category in which they sell.
Founded in 1974, Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) is a supplier of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors and electronics to the automotive industry, dimmable aircraft windows for aviation markets, and fire protection products to the fire protection market.  Visit the company website at www.gentex.com.
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