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HD Radio Coming in 70 Products in 2015

New car, home, portable, AV, navigation radios, plus auto dongle

Some 70 new HD Radio consumer products will be available in 2015, according to iBiquity Digital. Approximately 40 of those will be aftermarket car products.

Drilling down into the specifics, an expanded Kenwood line includes HD Radio in-dash multimedia, CD, and navigation models.

Pioneer’s expanded line features HD Radio in its first CarPlay products as well as double DIN multimedia and navigation units and CD models. Pioneer is also introducing the newest HD Radio feature — CAP-compliant EAS. The manufacturer will show units that provide extended text and audio information to supplement broadcast alerts.

New large-display Alpine models feature HD Radio technology as do double DIN models from Sony and Clarion.

In addition to displaying the models mentioned above in its booth, iBiquity will feature an HD Radio auto dongle and firmware from GROM Audio. The company’s HDR-1 QRadio dongle adds HD Radio to 30+ factory car radio models; the dongle works with the Grom-USB3 and Brom BT3 car-integration kits which add stereo Bluetooth, aux input compressed-file playback via USB input, and iPhone/Android phone USB connection to car radios.

Home audio tuners that include HD Radio are coming from Magnum Dynalab and Outlaw Audio. Denon is releasing two “InCommand” AV receivers and Yamaha is releasing new “Aventage” line AV units that include HD Radio. McIntosh Labs, too will feature AV receivers that feature HD Radio.