To diversify its brand presence and explore new markets, Seiki Digital Inc. announced a partnership with MITO Corp. of Elkhart, Ind., a leading distributor of premium electronics, to deliver flat-panel displays to the RV market.
According to a press release, Seiki will provide a lineup of display sizes specified for RV use ranging from 20- to 60-inch LED HD TVs. Seiki and MITO will offer the screens directly to RV manufacturers for the 2014 model year.
“The MITO partnership is an exciting chapter in Seiki’s story in the U.S. market,” said Frank Kendzora, executive vice president Tongfang Global, Inc., for Seiki Digital brand. “Together with MITO, we are confident that we will deliver high-quality HD displays that deliver great picture and sound and specifically engineered to meet the demands of RV use.”
“We are honored and excited to enter this partnership with Seiki,” said Dan Maloney, vice president of sales for MITO. “With Seiki’s commitment to the RV industry and MITO’s commitment to world-class service, we are confident that we can not only deliver the best LED HD TV and sound bar value to the industry, but also be on the leading edge of affordable 4K Ultra HD technology.”
For all of its LED HD TV models, Seiki offers a comprehensive one-year replacement warranty through MITO and its U.S.-based technical support at (855) MY-SEIKI.
For additional information visit www.seiki.com.
Clarion Corp. of America (CCA) announced the appointment of Elkhart, Ind.-based MITO Corp. as its national distributor for the marine industry, effective June 1.
A veteran marine electronics manufacturer for nearly two decades, Clarion carries a full product line of marine multimedia products built to endure the harsh marine environment.
“Clarion is excited about expanding our relationship with MITO Corp.,” says Frank Pierce, vice president, aftermarket division. “We look forward to working with MITO to further develop and strengthen our presence in the marine market.”
“We are excited to be teaming up with Clarion to provide the Marine OEM industry with state of the art marine audio, video and speaker solutions,” said Dan Maloney, vice president of sales for MITO Corp., a distributor of electronic components to the RV, bus and marine markets. “Clarion has built a solid reputation in this industry, and we are very pleased to become part of that.”
Elkhart, Ind.-based MITO Corp. announced the addition of Drew Fizer to the OEM sales team. According to a press release, Fizer’s primary responsibilities will be RV and commercial bus manufacturers.
Fizer comes to MITO with several years experience selling to OEMs with a back ground in electrical components.
“Drew has a track record of success in building relationships and increasing sales,” said Ora Freeman, MITO director of OEM sales. “He will be a tremendous asset to our team and builds on the foundation of success that we’ve had at MITO.”
“We are very pleased to have Drew join our team,” said Dan Maloney, MITO vice president of sales. “The experience and industry relationships he brings to MITO will add momentum to our efforts in the commercial bus and specialty vehicle markets.”
Fizer can be reached at email@example.com. MITO is a distributor of electronic components to the RV, bus and marine markets carrying a variety of brands including Panasonic, Vizio, Clarion, Alpine and Kicker.
With high demand for an all-in-one, unified network solution for recreational vehicles, MITO Corp. has partnered with BlueMesh Networks to provide factory-installed WiFiRanger OEM mobile routers in leading RV and coach manufacturer offerings.
The WiFiRanger OEM mobile router is expressly designed for RVs. The WiFiRanger OEM kit, coupling the WiFiRanger and WFRBoost accessory package, provides a complete networking solution, including the WiFiRanger router, the externally roof-mounted WFRBoost receiver, and the internally wall-mounted power distribution and USB charging station.
“Providing a consistent, reliable network for devices in RVs and coaches is imperative to simplifying their use,” said Kelly Hogan, CEO of BlueMesh Networks. “The factory-installed WiFiRanger product will improve the ability of coach owners to ensure that all their devices share a common network, increase security, and improve usability of all devices while operating on a mobile broadband connection or using public WiFi. We are honored to have MITO Corp. as a valued supplier to the RV and coach manufacturer market.”
The WiFiRanger was created by BlueMesh Networks to serve the needs of RVers. It simplifies keeping all internet-ready devices in an RV connected to a private network, regardless of the internet source, whether Aircards or WiFi.
“WiFiRanger is by far the best all-in-one, unified network solution available today, and MITO Corp. is pleased to be the RV distributor for WiFiRanger,” said Rod Hire, product manager of MITO. “We are excited to be aligned with our partners at BlueMesh Networks, and look forward to a long-lasting relationship with their team of committed wireless experts for years to come. Offering this type of cutting-edge technology to our RV OEM customers will allow RV owners the ability to enjoy use of all their wireless devices no matter where they are.”
Alpine Electronics of America Inc. recently announced that it is working with MITO Corp. to supply select source units for RV manufacturers, according to a press release.
MITO Corp., founded in 1974 and based in Elkhart, Ind., specializes in supplying products to the RV industry. Under this partnership, MITO will be a distributor for select Alpine CD receivers and audio/video/navigation (AVN) systems for the RV industry in the U.S. The Alpine products will be offered as standard equipment (or optional equipment, depending on the model) in the RV brands that are served by MITO.
“Alpine is looking forward to a productive partnership with MITO Corporation,” said Mike Anderson, assistant vice president, sales, Alpine Electronics. “We hope to learn from MITO’s expertise in the RV industry so we can better serve the needs of RV enthusiasts.”
“We are thrilled with the opportunity to become a strategic partner with Alpine Electronics,” said Dan Maloney, vice president, sales, MITO Corp. “With our customers’ increased demands for quality, we feel that the Alpine products will be a great fit for many years to come.”
Members of the RV industry who want to learn about the Alpine products are invited to contact Rod Hire, Product Manager, MITO Corporation at (888) 433-6486, or may visit www.mito-oem.com.
DIRECTUS, a Tatmar Technologies company based in Linden, Mich., and industry leader in 12-volt automotive and mobile electronics, has announced the appointment of MITO Corp. as the exclusive partner for the award winning Prodigy One system for the RV, marine, school bus, transit bus, tour bus, specialty vehicle, custom golf cart, van conversion and linousine industries.
With this appointment, MITO will begin supplying DIRECTUS Prodigy One systems to several RV manufactures and OEM specialty customizers throughout North America, according to a news release.
The Prodigy Series of systems is the first multifunctional automotive grade plug and play device that brings navigation, safety, connectivity and entertainment into one device, utilizing the capable Windows CE operating system. The Prodigy One allows users to have a single navigation, media and information source within a small, compact unit that integrates easily into many OEM and entertainment aftermarket radio or mirror display systems that are standard equipment on recreational vehicles.
“Joining forces with MITO Corp. is another huge strategic partnership for DIRECTUS,” said DIRECTUS CEO Brad Chapple. “This is a whole new industry vertical for DIRECTUS and having a partner like MITO who has been a leading supplier and has a long standing history in this market is a great move for all.”
DIRECTUS released the Prodigy One Series at the 2010 SEMA show, winning the coveted “SEMA Best New Mobile Electronics Product” award for 2011.
“Prodigy One will bring a whole new level of functionality to RV customers that want to add features and functionality that have not been available within the RV industry in the past,” stated Chapple.
“We are proud to be aligned with such an innovative product line for our industry,” said Dan Maloney, vice president of sales at MITO. “DIRECTUS will provide many sought after solutions including multiple touch screen monitors allowing the copilot full control of the navigation system.”
MITO Corp. is a 35-year-old company that supplies high-quality electronic products and accessories to the OEM RV, marine and specialty vehicle industries.
They can be contacted by phone (888-433-6486) or over the Internet at http://www.mito-OEM.com.
Mito Corp. announced it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with VIZIO Inc. for the rights to supply the VIZIO lineup of LCD televisions to the RV industry.
VIZIO Inc., headquartered in Irvine, Calif.,, skyrocketed to the top in the consumer electronics industry by becoming the No. 1 selling brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and became the first American brand in over a decade to lead major categories in U.S. TV sales. Since 2007 VIZIO HDTV shipments remain in the top ranks in the U.S. and are again No. 1 in Q1, 2009 with over 20% market share.
VIZIO is committed to bringing feature-rich flat panel televisions to market at a value through practical innovation. VIZIO offers a broad range of award-winning LCD HDTVs, including the new XVT series. VIZIO has won numerous awards including a No. 1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics, Good Housekeeping’s Best Big-Screens, CNET’s Top 10 Holiday Gifts and PC World’s Best Buy among others.
Elkhart, Ind.-based MITO Corp. supplies electronic products such as LCD TV, BluRay, car audio, GPS navigation devices, rear observation systems, cameras and monitors to the OEM RV, specialty vehicle, bus and marine industries.
For more information, visit the MITO website at www.mito-oem.com.
For detailed information on VIZIO products, visit on the web at www.vizio.com.