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Clarion Enhances it’s Mobile Entertainment Products for 2006 With Full Support for iPod Video Playback

Gardena, CA – (January 5, 2005) – Clarion Corporation of America, a leading manufacturer of mobile entertainment systems today announced enhancements to the full-featured control and functionality of the iPodâ interface for it’s newest VRX765VD and MAX675VD multimedia units.

“Clarion is committed to providing products that offer innovative and technologically enriched features to improve the consumer experience in mobile environments,” said Matt Matsuda, President of Clarion Corporation of America. “We strive to build upon great feature offerings like our iPod in-car solution, to expand the functionality as technology progresses.”

“The iPod has revolutionized the way consumers listen to music and watch video, and its popularity is driving great innovation in the Apple developer community,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “We’re delighted that Clarion has developed iPod compatible solutions that allow music lovers to enjoy the world's most popular music player in their car.”

Clarion’s all-new VRX765VD single DIN 7 inch motorized flip-out touch-screen, is an improved version of its already awesome full-featured predecessor, the VRX755VD. The newest offerings of the VRX765VD multimedia unit are the video playback from the iPod, and touch-screen control of the DVD menu options. It’s all-new appearance lends to its user friendliness. The VRX765VD will launch in February 2006 with an M.S.R.P. of $1,099.99

Clarion’s MAX675VD double DIN Multimedia System with fully motorized 7 inch color widescreen LCD is an all-new product offering in 2006. Its touch-screen control offers a unique on-screen control pad with full iPod control of music functions and includes the video playback feature. The MAX675VD is Satellite Radio Ready and Navigation Ready, which means it can be connected with Clarion’s new hard drive CeNET Navigation. The MAX675VD is scheduled for a mid- 2006 consumer launch.

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