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Clarion to Supply Touchscreen Navigation Device for Mitsubishi Pajero Full and Outlander in Brazil

Tokyo, Japan (November 30, 2009) – Clarion Co., Ltd, the pioneering global manufacturer of vehicle electronic devices, today announced that it will supply the VX709B DVD multimedia station and NP509B navigation system as a unit for installation in the Mitsubishi Pajero Full and Outlander in Brazil beginning in late November. Clarion also will supply the VX709B alone for installation in the Outlander.

The Pajero Full and Outlander are imported and marketed in Brazil by MMC Automotores do Brasil Ltda. (MMCB), a local production and sales company affiliated with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation. This is the first time for a full-spec touchscreen navigation device to be supplied for automobiles marketed in Brazil.

The VX709B is a 2-DIN DVD multimedia station with 7-inch touchscreen, shipped ready for Bluetooth® connectivity and steering-wheel remote control. The VX709B, which went on sale in February 2009, is the Brazilian-market version of the VX709 series, which Clarion also markets to consumers in North America (VX709), Europe (VX709E) and Asia-Pacific (VX709A) except Japan.

The NP509B is a full-spec navigation system with 3D map, 3D landmarks and rewritable point-of-interest (POI) information stored in 2GB flash memory. It also is equipped with a dictionary database of street names for voice-guided navigation. The NP509B, which went on sale in August 2009, is the Brazilian-market version of the NP509 series, which also is marketed to consumers in North America (NP509), Europe (NP509E) and Asia-Pacific (NP509A) except Japan.

Clarion do Brasil Ltda., Clarion’s Brazilian subsidiary, plans to offer similar units to makers of luxury cars in the growing Brazilian market. The company has been supplying the MAX 685, a multimedia station, to MMCB since March 2009.

VX709B FEATURES

  • DVD-Video/ DVD±R/ DVD±RW/ CD-DA/ CD-R/RW Ready
  • Built-in Bluetooth® Hands-free (HFP & OPP) and Audio Streaming (A2DP & AVRCP)
  • MP3/ WMA/ AAC Compatible with ID3-TAG Display
  • Official DivX® Certified Product
  • Plays All Versions of DivX video (including DivX 6) with Standard Playback of DivX Media Files
  • 18 FM /6 AM Station Presets
  • Rear USB Connector
  • iPod Direct Control (Optional CCA723 Required for iPod Video)
  • AV Input
  • Dedicated Rear vision Camera RCA input
  • Subwoofer Volume Control
  • 3-band Parametric Equalizer
  • 24-bit D/A Converter
  • MAGNA BASS EX Dynamic Bass Enhancement
  • Built-in LPF/ HPF
  • Motorized Sloping Control Panel with 7-inch QVGA Color LCD Monitor
  • Navigation Touch Panel Control (NP509/ NAX980HD)
  • RGB Input for NAX980HD
  • 6ch RCA Output and 2ch RCA Output for 2-Zone
  • 2-Zone Entertainment: Front and Rear Separate Source Control
  • DSP Tuner with Variable Bandwidth
  • 50 W × 4 Built-in Amplifier
  • XM Mini-Tuner Direct Connection Ready
  • OEM Steering Wheel Remote Ready
  • Built-in IR Eye (RCB187 Remote Included)
  • Wallpaper Design (4 Preset)

NP509B FEATURES

  • Compatible with VZ709/ VX709/ VZ509
  • Touch Screen Operation (VZ709/ VX709/ VZ509)
  • 12 Million Built-in POIs
  • Audible Voice Commands in 3 Different Languages (Portuguese/ English/ Spanish)
  • 2GB Flash Memory (Map Data Pre-loaded)
  • SiRF GPS III Module with 20-channel GPS Receiver
  • Quick access to Quick Menu
  • 2 Different User Modes: Simple Mode, Advanced Mode
  • Automatic Route Recalculation
  • Turn by Turn Voice Prompts and TTS for Street Announcements
  • 3 Display Mode: 3D Maps, 3D Landmarks and 3D Icons
  • Lane Information & Signpost Information
  • No VSS Connection Required

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