14th February, 2017
Alfatronix will be exhibiting at the Commercial Vehicle Show, 25th to 27th April 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham. We will be highlighting the new PV-PRO range of USB Chargers and LED Lights for Bus and Coach installations together with our range of Powertector Battery Guards, DC-DC Voltage Convertors, AC and DC Battery Chargers and bespoke DC/DC conversion options.
Robin Heather of Ashfield Communications will be on the stand to meet Irish Customers.
July 31st, 2015
We regret to announce that the IO-Talk2 and IO-Play2 have now ceased production and that stocks of these products are no longer available. Armour Automotive Limited have informed us that all warranty claims for the next 12 months will be maintained. We are pleased to advise that we continue to offer Parrot and THB Bury after-market Bluetooth products.
July 17th, 2015
Alfatronix will be exhibiting at the Coach and Bus Live exhibition in the NEC Birmingham on Wednesday 30th September and Thursday 1st October 2015. The new Alfatronix USB Charging units will be on display together with the complete range of PowerVerter, PowerTector and AC and DC Battery Charging solutions. Robin Heather of Ashfield Communications will be available both days to meet and greet Irish customers.
1st May, 2014
On 1st May 2014, new laws governing the use of mobile phones in the vehicle were introduced in Ireland
How does the new law affect hands-free kits?
...can they still be used?
I'm sure you have heard, but from the 1st of May 2014, motorists convicted of sending a text message or email while driving will face tough new penalties and a compulsory court appearance.
The new penalties come on top of existing penalties for holding a mobile phone while driving and apply specifically to sending SMS or MMS messages and emails. They also close a loophole which may have permitted motorists to send a text message if a phone was held in a cradle within the car.
The new rules, mean anyone caught texting or “accessing information” on their phones will face a mandatory court appearance and a fine of up to €1,000 for a first offence. This will rise to a maximum of €2,000 for a second offence, and a possible three-month jail sentence, along with a €2,000 fine, for three offences or more within a 12-month period.
Many news outlets have reported this news in a way that suggested that using a hands-free kit was also illegal, however the law states that drivers will be punished for holding a mobile phone, texting from or accessing information on their phone - even if it was cradled or connected to a hand-free kit.
Using a voice activated hands-free kit is still legal - as long as the phone is not being using to launch the call.
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