HD Radio™ Technology Expands Share of Automotive Aftermarket
Columbia, Maryland – July 12, 2010 – iBiquity Digital Corporation, the developer of digital HD Radio Technology for AM and FM audio and data broadcasting, today announced that major automotive aftermarket device manufacturers are featuring HD Radio Technology as a core integrated offering across their product portfolios.
“As competition in the automotive aftermarket segment intensifies, HD Radio Technology is growing market share in both high-end and mid-range brands,” said Jeff Jury, Chief Operating Officer, iBiquity Digital Corp. “This expanded availability in aftermarket devices indicates HD Radio Technology has reached critical mass and further demonstrates leading brands’ vision and long-term commitment to HD Radio products.”
Increased adoption from brand leaders such as Alpine, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, Sony, Clarion, Dual and Jensen confirms the advantages HD Radio Technology offers to the competitive aftermarket category. The technology delivers unmatched digital AM/FM performance and exclusive services like program service data, additional HD2/HD3 channels, iTunes® Tagging, real-time traffic and location-based concierge information, among others. More than 2,000 AM/FM HD Radio stations nationwide and 1,150 HD2/HD3 channels are offering fresh music, news, sports and other formats.
Three Additional, Fully Featured SKUs Now Shipping
Boasting crystal-clear radio reception, iTunes Tagging capability and state-of-the-art multimedia functions, JVC and Jensen Mobile are currently offering three new receivers that feature HD Radio Technology:
JVC KW-NT3HDT - New to the 2010 JVC Arsenal line-up of Navigation units is the KW-NT3HDT. With the integration of HD Radio Technology and the Total Traffic HD Network, this powerful in-dash double DIN unit offers highly desirable real time traffic and navigation services. And, with the push of a button found on the 6.1-inch touch panel monitor, users will be able to "tag" their favorite HD Radio songs with the iTunes Tagging feature. [MSRP: $1,100.00 | Retail: Best Buy, Crutchfield, Car Toys and regional retailers across the country]
Jensen Mobile VM9314 – The VM9314 is a single DIN multimedia system featuring a 7-inch high definition touch screen with voice control for iPod/iPhone users. The navigation and Bluetooth-ready unit also has a built-in HD Radio tuner with iTunes Tagging capability. It is the third generation offering in one of Jensen’s most successful model series. [MSRP: $429.95 | Retail: Crutchfield and regional retailers across the country]
Jensen Mobile VM9324 – The VM9324 is a multimedia receiver with a 6.2-inch inch high definition touch screen with voice control for iPod/iPhone users. This double DIN system, which is both navigation and Bluetooth-ready, has a built-in HD Radio tuner with iTunes Tagging capability. [MSRP: $429.95 | Retail: Crutchfield and regional retailers across the country]
These latest entries come on the heels a winter season with a wide range of aftermarket product launches from Clarion, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, and Sony, and further extends the adoption of HD Radio Technology across the category’s leading brands.
About iBiquity Digital Corporation
iBiquity Digital Corporation is the developer of HD Radio™ Technology, which is fueling the digital radio revolution in the United States and around the world. The digital technology enables broadcasters to offer new and unique FM content via HD2/HD3 channels, crystal-clear sound and data services on both the AM and FM bands – all free, with no subscription fee. Leading broadcasters, consumer electronics manufacturers, automakers and retailers are committed to HD Radio Technology. iBiquity Digital is a privately held company with operations in Columbia, MD, Auburn Hills, MI, and Basking Ridge, NJ. For more information, please visit http://www.hdradio.com and http://www.ibiquity.com.
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