In-car Entertainment (ICE) products are integral parts of any car. As a matter of fact many car buyers take the same into account when shopping for a car. Consumers now look out for cars equipped with latest entertainment products that enhance their car experience. Because of this, it is now very common for car manufactures to partner and work closely with In-car entertainment product and accessory manufacturers for the supply of the same. One such company is Rockford Fosgate.
Founded in 1973 by Jim Fosgate, the company has grown to become of the most professional and reliable Car Audio product and accessory manufacturer that serves the need of various car manufactures. From humble beginnings working from his Arizona garage, he though of how external noise emanating from the street could be effectively handled so that those in cars could listen to their favorite music with no unnecessary noise. He found the answer in having an amplifier formatted for low impedance loads.
It is from that point that Rockford Fosgate company begun to grow. Now headquartered in Tempe, Arizona in the USA, Rockford Fosgate is now a public company listed under consumer electronic manufacturers. Apart from Jim Fosgate, another notable official of the company is Bill Jackson. The company has so far established a subsidiary, the Lighting Audio.
Rockford Fosgate designs and manufactures a wide range of In-car Entertainment products and accessories. These are marketed through three distinct lines. The Prime line is the company’s entry line products, the Punch line that deals in enthusiast level products and the Power line, which deals in the company’s high-end products. Its subsidiary’s products are however marketed separately from the main company’s products.
Keen on improving its products, Rockford Fosgate unveiled a hybrid technology used in designing and manufacturing high performance amplifiers. Known as HT in short, it was unveiled at the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas. HT enables an amplifier to produce more power than it takes during extended music sessions. Rockford Fosgate is now in deals with such car manufactures as Toyota South Africa, Mitsubishi Motors, Suzuki and Nissan. It supplies the manufactures with Rockford Fosgate sound systems that include subwoofers.