Consumer Electronics Manufacturers Expand HD Radio Product Lines in 2013
Jan 7, 2013 4:01 PM, By Doug Irwin, CPBE DRB
Las Vegas – Jan 8, 2013 – Consumer electronics manufacturers are significantly expanding their HD Radio product lines in 2013, with more than 60 new HD Radio receivers scheduled to be launched. Many of them are on display at the HD Radio booth at the 2013 CES, Central Hall, Booth 9033. Some highlights follow.
More than 40 new aftermarket car products are launching this year, from all major brands.
� New Alpine models in both double DIN and single DIN sizes, adding to an already significant line
� New JVC models, including the 2013 CES Innovations award winning KW-NT810HDT flagship model, with Digital Traffic and Active Alerts, a brand new HD Radio feature that add emergency alert capabilities, using the new CAP alert protocol, rolling out across the country
� A significantly expanded and fully upgraded Kenwood product line; their largest HD Radio equipped product offering ever
� An expanded Pioneer line including new single DIN models and double DIN multimedia and navigation models
� New single DIN and double DIN models from Sony, including the 2013 CES Innovations award winning XAV-701HD, with HD Radio Technology built-in.
More than a dozen new home products coming from leading brands.
� Two new Denon flagship AV receiver models, launched just this fall
� Three new Marantz products including two preamp/processors and a new AV receiver, launching now
� Three new Onkyo AV receivers featuring a new Texas Instruments chipset solution for CE products
� A new flagship Integra branded AV receiver also using the new semiconductor solution from Texas Instruments
� Three new Yamaha AV receiver models, building on past successful offerings
� Two new products from premier brand McIntosh Laboratories including a preamp/processor
� and their first ever HD Radio AV receiver
� New tabletop products from the Audiovox and Insignia
Garmin will expand its line of personal navigation devices (PND) this coming year; its HD Digital Traffic receivers deliver real time traffic via the HD Radio system, up to 20 times faster than analog RDS streams. They provide traffic information for interstates and highways as well as detailed coverage of side streets and other secondary roads in major cities.
New car manufacturers join an existing base for installed systems, and after-market manufacturers also join the effort….
Toyota and Lexus audio systems launched on selected 2014 models will feature an integrated in-dash display of Clear Channel’s Total Traffic Network services….