Press Release Summary:
Model GMRS 500SLK consists of 22 x 38 channel unit (8 GMRS/14 FRS) with built-in FM radio, and LED flash-light with immediate range of 25 ft and viewing range up to one mile. Measuring Â¼ in. thick, unit includes rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery, ear bud with microphone, and wall charger.
Original Press Release:
Audiovox GMRS Program Includes Slimmest Two-Way Ever and Company's First 10-Mile Unit
Las Vegas NV - January 2004 - Leading the way for Audiovox's Two-Way radio line-up for 2004 is the most exciting radio the company has ever offered, the ultra compact GMRS 500SLK that's just a quarter inch think and delivers a full 5-mile range. It features 22 x 38 channels, built-in FM radio high-intensity LED flash-light an immediate range of up to 25 feet and a viewing range of up to one mile! A rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery, ear bud with microphone and wall charger round out a feature list that assures the popularity and success of this model at MSRP $49.95.
In 2003 the company introduced its first two-way wrist watch and based on the consumer and retailer response, has followed with a newly-designed model for this year. This radio features 22 channels, a built-in LCD screen for ultra-clarity, ear bud, rechargeable battery, and for those who are in that cutting-edge fashion-conscious niche --- an alternative arm band strap. MSRP: $29.95.
"Once you get past innovation, the next most important consumer feature is range," says Ralph Etna VP Sales for Consumer Products at Audiovox Electronics Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX). "And range is what the market will get from us this year. In addition to the ultra-compact model, the company is introducing a brand new line that offers three 6-mile products, two 8-mile units and two 10-mile radios, all of which will have improved antenna matching, better internal electronic circuitry and stat-of-the-art battery technology, that adds up to better-than-ever performance," Etna says.
The line will feature a variety of package options that include batteries, wall chargers and bonus pack accessories that fulfill the retailer's needs for versatility and consumer options. In addition, there will be a variety of features like FM radios, NOAA with weather alert and built-in high intensity flashlights.
"We attribute our success in the two-way radio market, in part, to our ability to keep pace with technology advances, the ever-changing consumer trends and our commitment to innovation. This year, Audiovox will be offering longer-range, high-tech GMRS products with exciting features and consumer-appealing built-ins. It's no longer a case of being satisfied with just having the ability to communicate; consumers want more range, additional functions and unique styling. The new Audiovox line of GMRS products fills that bill, and then some," Etna concluded.
Audiovox Two-Way Radio Line Up for 2004:
TEN-MILE MODELS (Two Units)
The GMRS9010-2 (MSRP: $79.95) and GMRS9010-2CH (MSRP: $95.00) are both twin packs, featuring 22 x 38 channels NOAA with weather alert and built-in high-intensity flashlight with an immediate range of up to 25 feet and a viewing range of up to one mile. Other features include hands-free (VOX) capable, ear buds with built-in line mic and swivel belt clip with quick release. The GMRS9010-2CH comes with a dual desk-top "rapid" charger.
EIGHT-MILE MODELS (Two Units)
The GMRS8000-2 (MSRP: $59.95) and GMRS8000-2CH (MSRP: $65.00). Both models feature 22 x 38 channels, NOAA with weather alert and a built-in high-intensity flashlight with an immediate range of up to 25 feet and a viewing range of up to one mile. Other features include hands-free (VOX) capable, ear buds with built-in line mic and swivel belt clip with quick release. The GMRS8000-2CH comes with a dual desk-top charger.
SIX-MILE MODELS (Three Units)
The GMRS6000-2PK "Bonus Twin Pack" combines all the features of the GMRS6000-2CH, plus two carrying cases, two VOX boom mics, and a cigarette lighter adapter. Hands-free capable, includes swivel belt clip with quick-release. MSRP: $59.95.
The GMRS6000-2CH features a dual desk-top charger, rechargeable NIMH batteries, hands-free (VOX) capability, full electronic controls, ear buds with in-line microphone and swivel belt clip with quick-release. MSRP: $49.95.
The GMRS6000-2, a 22 x 38 channel twin pack, featuring hands-free (VOX) capability, full electronic controls, ear buds with in-line microphone and swivel belt clip with quick-release.
FIVE MILE MODELS (One Unit)
The GMRS500SLK is a 22x38 channel unit (8 GMRS/14 FRS) ultra-slim design with FM radio, built-in high-intensity LED flashlight and rechargeable Li-Ion battery. Ear bud and wall charger included. MSRP: $49.95.
TWO-MILE MODELS (Four Units)
The GMRS241-2PK is a "Bonus Package, combining two GMRS121-2 models with the wrist watch model. MRSP: $49.95.
The GMRS221-2PK is a 22-channel "Bonus Package", combining one wrist watch model and one GMRS121. For a little more money, you get a lot more radios. MRSP: $39.95.
The GMRS121-2 is a 22-channel twin pack with hands-free (VOX) capability, full electronic controls and swivel belt clip with quick release. MSRP: $29.95
GMRS201W- Features a wrist watch style and 22 channels, with hands-free capability, rechargeable battery, ear bud and interchangeable wrist and arm band. MSRP: $29.95.
Audiovox Electronics Corporation (AEC) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Audiovox Corporation (Nasdaq:VOXX). AEC 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 products marketed by AEC are mobile video systems, portable DVD players, flat-panel TV's, auto sound systems including satellite radio, vehicle security, and consumer electronics products such as 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 and Prestige brands. For additional information, visit our web site at www.audiovox.com.