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May '17

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34 • RV PRO • May 2017 rv-pro.com involved in and started to solve the problems in the mobile mar- kets," Irions says. "Let's face it, a home application is pretty easy. Things stay steady, there's no vibration, no moist air or water, and they don't have electrical spikes. There are a lot of things that do not happen in the home that happen in the vehicle." Irions says the first real innovation ASA developed was uti- lizing cathode ray tubes in TVs, which allowed them to be made smaller, which was perfect for the mobile market. And years later, when the LCD screen became commercially available, ASA was ready for that development as well. "We were right on the cutting edge of the LCD screen," Irions says. "I'd been watching that for a long time and knew they would take out the CRT. Eventually, we were able to acquire smaller screens – 4 to 7 inches – so we started making TVs that flipped up and could be installed in the roof. We were the first ones to do that kind of work, to come up with that design. Now it's commonplace. That really launched us and got us going with the game plan that we still have today – designing products that solve problems in the industries that we are in." More recently, in one of its biggest product developments specific to the RV market, two years ago ASA introduced its iN-Command Control System, which creates what Irions calls a "smart RV." "Everything that is electronic goes to one module," Irions says. "Your phone, your iPad, your tablet, whatever. It's been O R I G I N A L E Q U I P M E N T ASA Engineering Technician Byron Hunter performs validation tests in ASA Electronics' engineering and technology lab. ASA performs rigorous testing on all of its products to make sure they will stand up to the rigors of the road. ASA Electronics has sold a variety of wall-mounted stereos during the past 40 years. Below: The Jensen JWM9A (top) and XRV10 (bottom) are two of ASA's latest stereos, both with Bluetooth capabilities, offering home theater quality while being built for on the road.

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