2014 CES Features New HD Radio Products

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2014 CES Features New HD Radio Products

Jan 7, 2014 8:41 AM, By Doug Irwin, CPBE DRB

Las Vegas - Jan 7, 2013 - iBiquity Digital says that more than 5.5 million HD Radio-equipped products were shipped in 2013, a 70 percent growth over the prior year.

According to iBiquity, HD Radio-equipped products are available nationwide at more than 12,000 locations. Retailers such as Wal-Mart, Kmart, Best Buy, Costco, Amazon, Crutchfield and more support a wide variety of models in multiple categories.

Consumer Electronics brands offer HD Radio-equipped products across virtually all CE categories including AV receivers, tabletop and docking devices, portable products, and personal navigation devices (PND). More than 50 new models, many of them on display at the HD Radio booth at CES, are now or will soon be offered. Highlights include:

Aftermarket Car
More than 30 new aftermarket car products will debut this year, from virtually all major brands:
� An expanded Kenwood product line including HD Radio Technology equipped in-dash CD, multimedia, and navigation featured models
� An expanded Pioneer line including new single DIN models and double DIN multimedia and navigation models
� New Alpine models including some of the largest displays offered in the industry
� Continued deployment of the JVC CD and navigation/HD Traffic-equipped flagship models
� New double DIN models from both Sony and Clarion

Home Audio
Significantly upgraded home products across a wide variety of categories:
� New Denon AV receivers, including the first in their brand new "X" series, join the current line-up
� Three new Marantz products including two preamp/processors and a new AV receiver
� Four new Yamaha products including three new AV receivers and a new flagship component preamplifier/tuner
� McIntosh Laboratories continues with their recently launched, first ever, AV receiver
� New tabletop and armband portable radio products from the Audiovox and Insignia brands, adding to their existing lineups

Personal Navigation Devices (PND)
� A refreshed and expanded line of Garmin PNDs supporting HD Digital Traffic. These units rely on an HD Radio broadcast for traffic services and boast the industry's fastest screen refresh and POI loading.

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