LAS VEGAS and HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Jan. 5 /--LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER, 2006 CES, Audiovox Booth 11006-10506 -- Audiovox Corporation (NASDAQ:VOXX) today announced the launch of several new Jensen mobile products that move the brand beyond traditional auto sound and into mobile multi-media. Intellicar(TM) by Jensen, a line of in-dash multi-media receivers with touch screen displays lead the way and are complimented by in- dash vehicle PCs, both in-dash and add-on navigation systems. In addition, Jensen mobile this year will include new, amplifiers, speakers and MP3, WMA, CD head units, which, the company believes, makes Jensen Mobile one of the strongest and broadest marketers of car entertainment lines in the industry.
The announcement was made by Tom Malone, Senior VP Sales who stated, "Intellicar is a brand new Jensen product line that combines computer technology to head unit performance. This line offers retailers and their customers the very latest technology with high-performance, appealing feature sets that are customer-friendly and designed to give the dealer both the price point and profit margin he needs to compete."
"The Nav PC for the car," continued Malone, "is one of the most exciting units we have ever had. It incorporates Microsoft Streets and Trips Navigation software and is a Bluetooth-ready system, which means it will operate with any Bluetooth cellular telephone." Other features include built in-in 40GB CD hard drive and DVD ROM drive, mini-ITX motherboard with 1GHz processor and 512MB PC2100 memory and GPS antenna. Includes USB Bluetooth Dongle MSRP: $1699.99. Available March 2006
The company is also introducing the NAV7TSTFT 7-Inch Digital Touch Screen for use with the Company's NAVDINPC. It features 1.15 Mega Pixel high definition TFT screen, 7-inch touch screen display, USB output for touch screen display programming via the NAVDINPC and has a universal swivel- mounting bracket for easy installation. MSRP: $699.99. Available March 2006
Continuing the focus on Mobile Multi Media will be a series of touch screen systems with a variety of high-tech features including Bluetooth, iPod controls, XM ready and more.
-- IC9810TSN -- CD/DVD/MP3/WMA/TV/IPod/NAV/USB/Bluetooth/XM-Ready Receiver with Motorized 7-inch Touch Screen -- features include 7-inch TFT touch screen LCD with integrated SD card reader and USB input, communicates with Bluetooth(TM)-enabled cellular phones. Lets you control your iPod and XM Satellite Radio functions directly from the headunit. (jLINK iPod cable and XM cables sold separately). Additional features: Multi-Zone -- Allows front-seat passengers to listen to the radio while rear passengers listen to a CD, MP3, WMA or watch DVD's, navigation ready -- requires NAV200 Navigation Box (sold separately). MSRP: $1399.99. Available May 2006
-- IC9710TS -- CD/DVD/MP3/WMA/iPod/XM-Ready Receiver with Motorized 7- inch Touch Screen -- feature 7-inch TFT touch screen LCD, lets you control your iPod and XM Satellite Radio functions directly from the headunit. (jLINK iPod Cable and XM cables sold separately). iAUX3 -- ready -- External A/V adapter for portable media devices (sold separately). MSRP: $899.99. Available May 2006
-- IC9820TSN -- CD/DVD/MP3/WMA/TV/IPod/NAV/USB/Bluetooth/XM-Ready Receiver with Motorized 6.5-inch Touch Screen -- features 6.5-inch TFT touch screen LCD with integrated SD card reader and USB input. Communicates with Bluetooth(TM)-enabled cellular phones. Lets you control your iPod and XM Satellite Radio functions directly from the headunit. (jLINK iPod cable and XM cables sold separately). Multi-Zone allows front-seat passengers to listen to the radio while rearn passengers listen to a CD,MP3,WMA or watch DVD's. Navigation Ready -- Requires NAV200 Navigation Box (sold separately). MSRP: $1399.99. Available May 2006
-- IC(9821NAV - CD/DVD/MP3/WMA/TV/IPOD/USB and BlueTooth-ready Receiver with Motorized 6.5-inch TFT Touch Screen LCD with integrated SD card reader and USB input that communicates with most BlueTooth(TM)-enabled cellular phones. Controls your iPod and XM Satellite radio functions directly from the headunit (jLINK iPod cable and XM cables sold separately). Multi-Zone allows front-seat passengers to listen to the radio while rear-seaters listen to a CD, MP3, WMA, or watch DVDs. Navigation integrated -- Navtech Navigation GPS software and antenna included. MSRP: $1599.99. Available May
Malone noted that within one year, "Audiovox reintroduced Jensen to the market with a line of products that reflected our commitment to the brand's product history of quality, feature-rich, cosmetically-appealing, user- friendly and -- most important -- a sales and profit magnet for the dealer. The 2005 line-up was successful in reestablishing Jensen as a major player in the mobile entertainment market, quickly rising to the number one market position. We believe that our 2006 product line will make us the undisputed leader in this market."
Audiovox Corporation is a leading international supplier and value added service provider in the consumer electronics industry. The Company conducts its business through subsidiaries and markets mobile and consumer electronics products both domestically and internationally under several of its own brands. It also functions as an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) supplier to a wide variety of customers, through several distinct distribution channels.
Audiovox Electronics Corporation (AEC), the company's wholly owned subsidiary 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 TV's, extended range two-way radios, multi media products like MP 3 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 http://www.audiovox.com/.