CRUX Interfacing Solutions

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27 May 2014 "CRUX Launches Wireless AV Integration Kit for Toyota" The WVITY-01 enables Smartphone mirroring via a CRUX Wi-Fi connection to the OEM Screen for achieving a completely wireless visual experience... The Interface includes built-in VIM capability for adding onscreen navigation from Smartphones and is compatible with both systems [iOS and Android].

22 April 2014 "CRUX Shipping Video Interface for Dodge Durango 2014-15" Crux Interfacing Solutions has recently enhanced it’s compatibility with late model Dodge Durango vehicles 2014-Up within it’s latest line of Video Integration Interfaces. The CRUX RVCCH-75C is now functional with the new Durango in the same “plug & play” style that is usually espoused by the CRUX brand.

10 April 2014 "CRUX Intros Solution for Activation of OEM Anti-Theft System in Volkswagen" ...a new kit that activates the Factory-installed Anti-theft alarm system in Volkswagen vehicles 2012-Up. The ALSVW-01A is the first edition being rolled out in this newly added category. The unit features a swift and clean procedure that enables an otherwise dormant attribute within most late model Volkswagen Vehicles.

18 March 2014 "CRUX Releases Video Integration for Chevy Sonic & Spark" ...the interface adds an advantageous capability of “visual mirroring” of images from the connected gadgets to the factory radio display screen. The option also makes it possible for a user to add an economical version of GPS / Navigation via Smartphone mirroring

7 January 2014 "CRUX to Unveil New Video Integration Line at CES: The AVI Series is being initiated for select late model Toyota vehicles 2012 upwards and is soon to be followed by similar Interfaces for Chrysler, Ford, GM, Mercedes and BMW."

16 December 2013 "CRUX to Super-Size Presence at CES 2014" We will show over 30 new OE solutions... that address Bluetooth connectivity, aftermarket radio, backup camera and in-motion video unlock solutions.

9 September 2013 "CRUX Adds Chrysler Solution" ... with the release of two new solutions for Rear-view integration in vehicles equipped with Uconnect Radios.

12 August 2013 "CRUX Releases World’s First Bluetooth Interface for Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep: Crux’s BEECR-35 offers an unmatched sound quality that seamlessly integrates with factory-installed radios in select models 2004-2013 for a truly hands-free driving experience. It is compatible with a broad span of models and covers years ranging from 2004 till 2013."

11 August 2013 "CRUX Releases New Bluetooth Interface for Mercedes Benz: CRUX’s BEEMB-44 integrates with OEM radios in select models 1999-upwards for a seamless hands-free experience. It is compatible with an assortment of models for years ranging from 1999 til 2010 that are without fiber-optic systems (Non-MOST vehicles)."

23 June 2013 "The CRUX SWRBM-57 retains integral factory features that are needed for functioning with an aftermarket replacement radio. Smart brand vehicles have been around in the U.S. market since 2008 with the initial introduction of the Fortwo model."

11 April 2013 Cruisin' with CRUX Tour 2013: "12volt retailers really like the fact that our solutions are complete – nothing extra to buy. The expediters like the ease of installation plus the OEM look and functionality of CRUX products."

26 February 2013 "Each kit comes in a complete pack that includes the interface and a model-specific camera which simplifies the installer’s task by not having to order any parts separately for a particular vehicle that is without such a factory-installed feature. ... At CRUX it’s done right and everything is in the box."

24 January 2013 "Crux Interfacing Solutions has recently launched the STPWR-01 module that specifically tackles the performance issues that result in unwanted fluctuations and disturbance waves during the engine stop and restart processes. A microprocessor digitally monitors power consistency to retrofitted units including aftermarket head units, regardless of periodic engine inactivity as the fuel saving feature plays out. The STPWR-01 has a 4 Amp capacity with universal applications and it garnered much acclaim during it’s initial introduction at the recent CES."

18 November 2012 "BEPRS-43, a bluetooth enhancement solution for Porsche vehicles with PCM 2.1 Navigation systems. Models that are compatible include 2005-up Porsche 911, Boxster and Cayenne... The unit focuses it’s applications on the niche (2005-08) years that lack in factory equipped bluetooth capability. It starts shipping November 19."

18 June 2012 " A Bluetooth connectivity solution for Nissan vehicles is the latest addition to the CRUX Interfacing Solutions lineup... CRUX products are feature-packed and are priced aggressively compared to the competition in the market. Industry-leading ease of phone-pairing adds to the CRUX solution. The 3-year warranty for expeditors working with new car dealerships sets the bar."

10 June 2012 Video: Interview with Mike Beyersdorfer from the DAS Show in Lancaster, PA.

23 May 2012 "Identified as an interface for 'Ford CAN bus II' radios by our engineers, the BEEBF-32 is already getting noticed by new car dealer expeditors as well as used car lots"

12-Volt News / 30 April 2012 "We have samples in the field and CRUX products are truly 'plug & play' with no extra harnesses and accessories to purchase – it’s in the box."

12 Volt News / 20 March 2012 "Every distributor I met with jumped on board. They recognized our product, right out of the box, covered so many installation applications with no additional harnesses, modules or antenna adaptors to purchase – and steering wheel controls work too. Every CRUX  interface solution is field tested with each specific vehicle model to verify performance."

12 Volt News / 5 December 2011 "Our dealers have needed a product that offers so many vehicle specific, plug and play handsfree solutions. Crux is now on our line card and samples are on the way – we can’t wait to show dealers in our territory the possibility that Crux handsfree kits present."


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22 May 2014 "CRUX Intros One of the First WiFi Video Interfaces" CRUX Interfacing introduced a new module that provides a wireless WiFi based video connection to a factory radio so you can mirror what’s on your phone onto the car radio screen without wireless...
The device is a WiFi module plus a plug and play T-harness that works specifically with Toyota 2012-2014 vehicles and Scion 2014 cars. CRUX is planning to support other vehicles in the future.

22 April 2014 "CRUX Ships Video Interface for New Durango" The interface model RVCCH-75C gives you a back up camera that integrates seamlessly with the factory installed Uconnect system. CRUX is also shipping an AV input module, model AVICH-03, for the Durango. The module enables iPhone and Android video mirroring to the Uconnect Screen.

10 April 2014 "CRUX Interface For VW Alarm System" Crux Interfacing Solutions is now shipping a new interface that activates the factory-installed anti-theft alarm system in Volkswagen vehicles 2012-up... the first model in a new category of interfaces from CRUX. It enables a “swift and clean procedure” to activate an otherwise dormant attribute within most late model Volkswagen vehicles.

3 January 2014 "CRUX Enters New Category at CES: CRUX Interfacing Solutions said it will enter a new car audio accessory category at CES next week with a line of video integration devices. The new AVI interfaces allow “mirroring” of images from a smartphone or gadget on a factory radio screen."

13 August 2013 "CRUX Intro’s First Bluetooth Kit for Chrysler, Dodge & Jeep: Crux’s BEECR-35 offers an unmatched sound quality that seamlessly integrates with factory-installed radios in select models 2004-2013 for a truly hands-free driving experience. It is compatible with a broad span of models and covers years ranging from 2004 till 2013. With the new kit, retailers will be able to provide Crux Bluetooth kits to all makes of U.S. produced vehicles."

22 October 2013 "Crux Intros Bluetooth Kits for Chrysler CAN Bus" ... the only seamless kit in its class compatible with Chrysler’s new CAN system that lets you retain the factory settings.  The kit allows plug and play professional installation of Bluetooth in Chrysler and Dodge models 2011-2014.

3 October 2013 "Crux Ships Plug n Play Bluetooth Kit for Ford CAN Bus" An updated model BEEBF-32 kit works with select 2011-2014 Ford models to offer hands free calling and audio streaming.  For installers, it offers plug and play integration directly with the Ford CAN bus. Crux... one of the only companies to offer a plug and play aftermarket Bluetooth solution for these Ford vehicles.

6 September 2013 "Crux Intro’s Rear View Kits for Chrysler Uconnect Cars" The Crux RVCCH-75HD is a one-box solution for Dodge RAM vehicles that fully integrates with the factory radios so rear camera images appear on the radio screen.  It includes a plug and play wiring harness and an OE style camera and a RAM truck tailgate handle for a simple installation in 2013-2014 trucks. It works with three types of factory radio screens, including the 4.3-, 5- and 8.4-inch models.

9 August 2013 "Crux Interfacing Solutions announced the release of it’s Bluetooth Connectivity kit for Mercedes Benz vehicles with CAN-bus systems. Crux’s BEEMB-44 integrates with OEM radios in select models 1999-upwards for a seamless hands-free experience. It is compatible with an assortment of models for years ranging from 1999 till 2010 that are without fiber-optic systems (Non-MOST vehicles). The new kit is the only Bluetooth interface to serve certain older Mercedes vehicles."

20 June 2013 "Crux Interfacing Solutions announces the release of it’s Radio Replacement Interface for Smart cars."

27 February 2013 "The RVCVW-73 and RVCVW-73B series integrate a (rear-view) camera in VW vehicles  that have the MFD3 / RNS-315 navigation systems. Each kit  includes the interface and a model-specific camera. They simplify the installer’s task as there is no need to order parts separately."

24 January 2013 "Crux interfacing solutions is offering what may be the first module to help make sure aftermarket radios don’t suffer from a big dip in voltage when the car goes into stop mode, causing a drop in sound quality... There’s definitely an unpleasant drop in the sound quality….and the feature will be added more and more as fuel saving becomes a need."

15 May 2012 "The Bluetooth kit is designed to rival the OEM Bluetooth products. Crux offers integration of the factory steering wheel controls, Bluetooth audio streaming and the following features..."

25 April 2012 "The Crux in-car Bluetooth solution is now available for many General Motors and Chevrolet car radios, expanding the application for the new Bluetooth solution."


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20 April 2014 "Crux Ships Video Interface for Dodge Durango 2014-15" With the rising number of new applications becoming available in smartphones, the interface adds the capability of "visual mirroring" of images from the iPhone and other connected gadgets to the factory radio display screen.

9 April 2014 "CRUX Anti-theft System Kit in Volkswagen Now Available" CRUX Interfacing Solutions is now shipping a new kit that activates the factory-installed anti-theft alarm system in Volkswagen vehicles 2012 and up... the first edition being rolled out in this newly added category. The unit implements a procedure that enables an otherwise dormant attribute within most late model Volkswagen vehicles. Features also include a plug and play activation.

February 2014 "CRUX Releases Integrated Bluetooth Solution for New Ford CAN Bus" This unit resolves a long awaited need that was never filled by any other Bluetooth device and stands out singularly as the only Bluetooth unit is it's class that is compatible with Ford's new CAN system while retaining the factory look and settings. For owners of Ford Edge 2011-up, many expediters and dealers have desperately sought a solution which had remained elusive from the 12 Volt market for the past few years.

January 2014 "Crux Releases Rear-view Integration Solutions for Chrysler Uconnect Systems" Crux's RVCCH-75D offers  a "One box solution" for Dodge Ram vehicles by fully integrating with factory-installed radios in Ram trucks, 2013-2014. This complete unit includes an interface with plug and play harness along with an OE style camera and a Ram tailgate handle that requires no other parts for a swift and clean installation.

December 2013 "Crux Releases New Bluetooth Solution for Chrysler CAN bus" This unit is the only Bluetooth product in it's class that is compatible with Chrysler's new CAN system while retaining the factory look and settings. It fills in as a much needed aftermarket solution for owners of  Dodge Charger vehicles 2011-up which was the main driving force behind this newly released product, with constant demand from expediters and dealers asking for a Bluetooth kit that has been lacking in this segment for the past few years.

August 2013 "Crux Interfacing Solutions announces the release of its latest "first to market" Bluetooth Connectivity solution for Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles. 'With this new product Crux Interfacing Solutions maintains it's innovative edge in the industry by introducing solutions that remain unrivalled,' said Mike Beyersforfer Crux's National Sales Manager. The CRUX BEECR-35 will be introduced to dealers at the upcoming MERA Knowledgefest that begins on Aug. 17 in Grapevine, Texas."

June 2013 "In keeping touch with the ever-changing market dynamics of Generation Y buyers, we aim to fulfill an under-served segment of the 12 Volt industry with this product release, said Mike Beyersdoerfer, Crux's National Sales Manager."

February 2013 "... new Sightline series for select 2010-2013 Volkswagen Vehicles. The RVCVW-73 and RVCVW-73B fill the need for enhancement of rear-vision integration to OEM installed systems in select new vehicles that have the MFD3 / RNS-315 Navigation systems..."

9 July 2012 "BEENS-31 is a 'value-addition interface' for retailers and expeditors to be installed in  2005 to 2012 Nissan Vehicles including the Maxima and hot selling Cube. We are bringing you a different Bluetooth solution that promises to be more than what your customers expect."

14 May 2012 "... these Bluetooth solutions rival the OEM Bluetooth products with integration of the factory steering wheel controls.  Not only does the BEEBF-32 give retailers and expediters a true 'Plug and Play' option but they also incorporate the latest Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)  to stream music from your cellular phone to the radio!"


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