HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. and LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8 // -- Audiovox Corporation (NASDAQ:VOXX) introduced their new XM satellite radio product line featuring the XM Mini-Tuner at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show. The new line centers around the award winning XM Mini-Tuner and features products that span the product categories and include, home theater and audio, mobile applications, portable uses and even a navigation piece that gives you the first XM and GPS in one unit.
Subscription to XM is required to receive satellite radio service on all of these products, however use of the Mini-Tuner allows for a single subscription to be used on a variety of consumer electronics products.
Leading the new products is the CNP2000 XM Mini-Tuner, a portable cartridge receiver no larger than an SD card. The XM Mini-Tuner won an Honoree Award at the 2007 CEA Innovations Event. "The key to the XM Mini-Tuner is its portability," says Tom Malone, Senior VP Sales. "It can be moved from home to office to vehicles...all you need are consumer electronics products that are XM Mini-Tuner-ready either with a plug-in Mini-Tuner connection or a built-in Mini-Tuner slot. The number of products that fit the bill is growing every day as more and more manufacturers develop products that come with that capability and give the user access to XM broadcasting in the home, office or vehicle. And the XM Mini-Tuner provides that access for only one monthly subscription regardless of how many systems you use it on." MSRP: $29.99.
For in-vehicle use, Mini-Tuner technology is also available in the new Audiovox Commander MT XMRVRFM002. This model can be installed in any vehicle with an FM radio and the Mini-Tuner can be removed for use in multiple applications. The MT XMRVRFM002 comes with a display/commander, XM Mini-Tuner, mobile dock and antenna. MSRP: $139.99.
The Company's plans for future car solutions will feature a built in universal programmable smart digital adapter vehicle docking station and a roof-mount antenna to be used with the XM Mini- Tuner. This model will be available in 2007.
"Of our three portable navigation models, two of them use XM Mini-Tuner technology," said Malone. "Our NVXM1000 features a built in slot for the optional XM Mini-Tuner. Simply pop it in and our Navigation systems switches from GPS to a full XM system with all 170 XM channels plus XM Real-Time Traffic broadcasts that provide updated information on road conditions for optimum driving. The Company is also introducing the NVX406, which is XM- capable as well, and requires an optional XM Mini-Tuner and docking station to accept XM radio programming. Both models have full U.S. and Canada mapping plus over 11 million Points of Interest on an easy-to-view color touch screen. You get turn-by-turn voice prompts in 12 languages, powered by a built-in rechargeable Li-Poly battery.
For Consumer Electronics home products, Audiovox also offers two desktop radios equipped with XM mini-tuner docking capability and an iPod docking station that will play and charge your iPod. Along with XM mini-tuner docking capability, the XRC200 has a CD Media Center that will play back CD-DA, MP3, WMA, CD and CD-R/RW, driven by an amplifier with the power to deliver concert hall-like quality. There are multiple alarm-snooze-sleep and time settings from 30 to 90 minutes.
Also included are AM, FM and CD playback and an iPod docking station that will play and charge your iPod. MSRP: $229.95.
The XR100 Desktop Radio combines high-quality sound with attractive, "fits-anyplace" cosmetics. The built-in Mini-Tuner docking station for XM programming without the need for a tuner sets the pace for a host of features, including 30 presets for XM, AM and FM so whatever favorite program you're looking for, it's just a finger-tap away.
Malone says this is a fun radio that will get a lot of use. "With the XM programs that include stock reports and traffic programs, the iPod docking station to play and charge your iPod and the dual alarm settings for people on different wake-up schedules, this radio will quickly become part of the family." MSRP: $119.95.
Audiovox also offers XM Mini-Tuner compatibility on two Home Theater Systems, a CD Micro-Shelf System and a stand-alone model. The DV7300XM Home Theater System with 300-watts of high-quality audio performance and a host of other features, will fill a room with high-quality sound to support any movie, concert, etc. When you add in the Mini-Tuner docking station, you have the complete home theater package, plus XM Satellite Radio capability. MSRP: $199.95.
The DV7600XM 600-Watt 5.1 Dolby Home Theater System with XM Mini-Tuner docking station provides an impressive audio show, supported by five satellite speakers and a passive subwoofer. "This is the perfect product for anyone buying a home theater system," notes Malone, "and using the XM Mini-Tuner docking station with this system assures you optimum sound quality from all of XM's 170 channels." MSRP: $159.95.
The CE547XM 40-watt CD Micro-Shelf System with XM Mini-Tuner docking station has a full-range speaker system consisting of wooden speaker boxes and cloth grilles for the truest sound reproduction, delivered by 20-watts of output power. Malone says you get exceptional tonal quality that can only be obtained from tried-and-true wood-constructed speakers. In addition to the AM-FM and CD functions, you also have the Mini-Tuner docking station for those exciting XM programs. MSRP: $129.95.
The DS700XM is a stand-alone docking station for the XM Mini-Tuner. XM subscribers can receive programming through detachable speakers at 4-watts output power. Digital volume control and signal strength can be viewed on an LCD display and the user can tune all XM program categories manually using arrow keys. MSRP: $119.95
"We believe that satellite radio is the wave of the future and the XM Mini-Tuner will be a big part of it, which is why we have designed several new products in a variety of consumer electronics lines that use the technology," Malone concluded.
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 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 www.audiovox.com.
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