LAS VEGAS, Feb. 8 // -- Audiovox (NASDAQ:VOXX) and tvCompass Inc., a leader in wireless home entertainment, today announced that they have teamed together to deliver the next generation of intelligent TV remote and home control devices. The new Audiovox product introduced at CES 2007 is based on tvCompass's Smart Remote(TM) technology, and mobile content and services platform. Playing on the popularity of remote TV controls in the home and the accelerated adoption of advanced HDTV systems, the Smart Remote(TM) offers simple set up for consumers with the added sophistication of broadband-Internet connectivity to deliver mobile-phone style content and services.
The tvCompass Smart Remote(TM) platform is an integrated solution and offers simple to use universal remote control functionality with color LCD display, and WiFi connectivity to receive TV listings and one-click access to popular content and information. tvCompass operates the click365(TM) mobile content and services network to wirelessly deliver always-on, always up-to- date services to the Smart Remote(TM).
"We are thrilled to be partnering with Audiovox," said Edward J. Zylka, CEO of tvCompass. "Their vision of a connected home is consistent with our strategy of providing a consumer with the benefits of wireless technology. The use of WiFi for equipment setup un-tethers the consumer from their personal computer which is typically used for a majority of home theater remote control product installations. The Smart Remote(TM) sensibly configures the home theater equipment in the room where it actually is installed."
"Audiovox is committed to enhancing the experience of today's home theater enthusiast," said Tom Malone, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Audiovox. "By harnessing the potential of wireless technology," Malone further stated, "This product is much more than a remote control, it is an Internet access device. It allows the consumer to access local weather, search a feature rich program guide, receive RSS news feeds and much more even with the TV and computer off."
The new Terk product will be available at retailers in Summer 2007. It will have an MSRP of $299.99.
For more information about other tvCompass offerings, visit tvcompass.com/ or call 1-866-481-0699.
Audiovox (NASDAQ:VOXX) is a recognized leader in the marketing of automotive entertainment, vehicle security and consumer electronics products. The company is number one in mobile video and places in the top ten of almost every category that it sells. Among the lines marketed by AEC are its mobile electronics products including mobile video systems, auto sound systems including satellite radio, vehicle security, and consumer electronics products such as portable DVD players, flat-panel TVs, extended range two-way radios, multi media products like MP3 players, and home and portable stereos. The company markets its products through an extensive distribution network that includes power retailers, 12-volt specialists, mass merchandisers and an OE sales group. The company markets products under the Audiovox, Jensen, Acoustic Research, Advent, Code Alarm, Terk, Vogel's and Prestige brands. For additional information, visit our web site at www.audiovox.com/.
tvCompass Inc. is a global technology company with an innovative approach to interactive entertainment, at home and on-the-go. tvCompass' patented technology and multi-platform solutions enable people to wirelessly interact with television and broadcast programming content through popular handheld consumer devices. tvCompass provides networking, hardware, software and content services designed to accelerate the adoption of wireless interactive entertainment by consumers. tvCompass products are enjoyed everyday by thousands of customers who are seeking to enhance their TV viewing. As an original design manufacturer, the company licenses its hardware and software technology and generates revenues from services provided on both the mobile phone and Smart Remote platforms. For more information, visit tvcompass.com/.
CONTACT: Kaitlin Montgomery of tvCompass, +1-888-522-5332
Web site: tvcompass.com/