A client from St. Louis came to JML Audio with his 2012 RAM 1500 pickup, in search of some technology improvements for his vehicle. One of our team spent time looking over the vehicle with the client and exploring ideas and options with him, and then invited him inside to see the products we were suggesting, live and in action. As we spent time with him, we realized he wanted an upgrade we call our “Modern Technology Package.” It is designed for someone who has a vehicle they really enjoy but that lacks some of the technology available in new vehicles. At the end of our consultation, we worked up a proposal for the client that he liked, so we set a time for him to drop off his vehicle.
In this vehicle, we started by replacing the in-dash stereo system with a Kenwood eXcelon DNX692 touchscreen navigation multimedia system. The RAM instantly saw a major technology improvement, gaining turn-by-turn GPS navigation, real-time traffic re-routing, Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music streaming, and two USB ports. Additional features include HD Radio, music control over an iPhone or Android phone, and Pandora and iHeartRadio app control.
Factory Style Appearances
In typical JML Audio fashion, the eXcelon unit looked like a factory-installed option when we were finished, and the steering wheel audio controls worked perfectly with the new unit.
Backup Safety Included
Lots of our clients opt for backup cameras, and vehicles like this RAM surely benefit from them, so we flushed a camera in the tailgate handle. We have been installing camera systems as long as they have been available, and are always looking for new technologies that will benefit our clients. In this truck, we installed one of our 3x zoom cameras, meaning the client can have a normal view or a view three times closer, which is great when backing up to a trailer or a tight parking spot.
Keeping It All Safe
During our conversation, the subject of a remote start and security system came up. After assessing the client’s needs, we installed a Compustar T11 two-way control alarm and remote starter with a backup battery system. This package gives the client three times better range on the remote control of anything else on the market, as well as the capability of getting confirmation back to the remote for any requested command. The remote also notifies the client of anyone tampering with the vehicle, potentially avoiding an expensive and time-consuming problem before it gets serious.
As with all our installations, the installers performed a detailed checkout procedure to ensure the vehicle was in perfect working order when the client came to pick it up.
RAM Navigation Thrills The Client
When the client came to pick up his Ram, he was excited to see the upgrades and, as we went over the operation with him, he was thrilled with how everything looked and performed.