IBiquity Sees CE Gains in 2013
IBiquity Digital has a significant product showing at the International CES.
The technology developer says it has momentum in its consumer electronics business, with accelerating growth in the key segments of aftermarket car radios, premium home audio and portable navigation devices. This growth builds on the expansion in new cars that HD Radio technology enjoyed in 2012.
Company President/CEO Bob Struble anticipates big gains for HD Radio in 2013 across all CE product categories: aftermarket car, home, portables and PNDs.
Aftermarket car brands Alpine, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer and Sony are all expanding their HD Radio product lines. Premier home audio brands Denon, Marantz, McIntosh, Onkyo, Integra and Yamaha are all refreshing their lines with new models. Most of these products will launch with advanced HD Radio features like Artist Experience, in which the audio is synched with visual features.
Struble noted that HD Radio products from JVC and Sony have received 2013 CES Innovations Awards. The JVC KW-NT810HDT flagship model features Digital Traffic and Active Alerts, a new HD Radio feature that adds emergency alert capabilities, using the new EAS CAP alert protocol.
A significantly expanded line of Garmin portable navigation devices supporting HD Digital Traffic will also launch this year.
The company has five cars in its Central Hall booth 9033 displaying HD Radio receivers with advanced data capabilities.