Clarion introduces new line of overhead monitors with built-in DVD


New Monitors Offer All-Inclusive Functionality

Cypress, Calif., (January 6, 2007) – Clarion Corporation of America (Clarion), a global leader of mobile electronics entertainment systems, presents is new line of overhead monitors with built-in DVD mechanism. The family of monitors features a sleek, lightweight and slim profile design. Clarion’s new overhead monitors allow rear-seat passengers to enjoy visual entertainment without taking up precious space.

According to Ralph Dominguez, senior product planning manager, Clarion Corporation of America, “The trend for consumers is an all-in-one unit. We answered their call with our new family of overhead monitors with built-in DVD mechanism.”

The three wide-screen overhead monitors with built-in DVD mechanism support 16:9 and 4:3 wide and full screen adjustable formats with selectable display mode (normal/cinema/wide). They feature on-screen display with built-in L.E.D. dome lights. All three units boast 2-A/V inputs and 1-A/V output. The units also include a built-in IR transmitter for wireless headphones. For rear-seat enjoyment, the OHM family includes wireless headphone(s) and remote.

Featuring front-panel controls and DVD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW and MP3 playback functionality, the OHM family is designed for any audio/video enthusiast. The OHM family is available in an 8” monitor (#OHM875VD), 10.2” monitor (#OHM1075VD) or a 15.4” monitor (OHM1575VD). MSRP is $ 599.99, $799.99 and $1099.99 respectively, these all-in-one video units are affordable luxury for any enthusiast.

Clarion’s new OHM family of overhead monitors will be widely available in 2007.

About Clarion:

Clarion Corporation of America has its headquarters in Cypress, California and is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Clarion Company Ltd., ranked among the top 100 Global OEM Suppliers by Automotive News. Clarion, an international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940, is positioned as the number one independent car audio manufacturer. Clarion conducts research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of vehicle entertainment, navigation, communications and security products for the automotive and recreational vehicle environments. Clarion has over 9,000 employees worldwide and 24 factories in 10 countries, with marketing and sales affiliates in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Clarion is located on the Web at www.clarion.com

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