IBiquity Digital says nearly all of the 2013 aftermarket automotive in-dash HD Radio receivers are now available at retail.
Major CE brands including: Alpine, Arsenal, Clarion, Excelon, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, and Sony are shipping new HD Radio receivers to retailers.
National retailers like Best Buy and Wal-Mart, key regional retailers such as ABC Warehouse, Advanced Auto, Car Toys, Freeman’s and Fry’s and major online retailers like Amazon and Crutchfield are offering an assortment of new models.
IBiquity Digital COO Jeff Jury says the 2013 aftermarket product launch features the largest selection offered by iBiquity’s receiver partners. “Coupled with the broad availability of HD Radio receivers shipping in new cars, these aftermarket products offer a better radio experience to literally millions of U.S. drivers every year.”
The range of single and dual DIN radios offer HD Radio features like 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 syncs images with the digital audio for a more visual display.
Additionally, some navigation units will receive real-time traffic and news data delivered using the HD Radio signal. Notably, JVC models offer the full complement of HD Radio technology features available including Digital Traffic, Channel Guide, Bookmark to save information, and Active Alerts.