Panasonic Plans to Release Sirius Radios in September

Panasonic Plans to Release Sirius Radios in September
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Panasonic plans to introduce radios for satcaster Sirius Satellite Radio in September, with both companies marketing the devices. The product line-up includes the CR-SRF 100 universal adaptor kit that enables any vehicle with an FM radio to receive Sirius service. The Panasonic satellite radio product line up will include several features such as scrolling displays and18 programmable presets. Customers will be able to search channels by category and see artist/song title LED displays. Panasonic/Sirius satellite receivers and adapter kits will be produced in Peachtree City, Ga. at Panasonic's parent company, Matsushita Communication Industrial Corporation of U.S.A. The factory's production line will have an initial capacity of 350,000 units annually, which can be increased to more than one million units per year.
"We're also very excited about the audio performance we are receiving from the Sirius system," said John Newman, Vice President, MCUSA. "The fidelity and clarity are far superior to what people are accustomed to in AM or FM radio. We're convinced that once you listen to Sirius on a Panasonic system, it will be hard to go back to regular radio."

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