Ibiquity: 2013 HD Radio Aftermarket Automotive Launch Hits High Gear
May 8, 2013 9:25 AM, By Doug Irwin, CPBE DRB
Columbia, MD - May 7, 2013 - iBiquity Digital reports that virtually all the new 2013 aftermarket automotive in-dash receivers with HD Radio have been officially launched with most models now available at retail. The major brands, including Alpine, Arsenal, Clarion, Excelon, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, and Sony are all shipping new HD Radio receivers. National retailers (Best Buy, Wal-Mart), key regional retailers (ABC Warehouse, Advanced Auto, Car Toys, Freeman's, Fry's) and major online retailers (Amazon and Crutchfield) are offering a wide assortment of the new models.
This wide range of single- and dual-DIN products will offer a variety of HD Radio features including artist and title information; new content on HD2 and HD3 channels; iTunes tagging to tag, preview and purchase music on iTunes; and on select models, the new Artist Experience feature, which delivers images such as album art to radio screens.
Additionally, some navigation units will receive real-time traffic and news information via HD Radio broadcasts. Notably, JVC models offer the full complement of HD Radio features available including Digital Traffic, Channel Guide, Bookmark to save information, and the new Active Alerts emergency alert service, now launching in the US.
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