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Clarion’s 2010 Mobile Multimedia Products Are Going Wireless

Cypress, Calif., (January 7, 2010) – Clarion Corporation of America (Clarion), an industry veteran within mobile electronics, introduces all-new full featured in-dash multimedia source units with Bluetooth® and iPod® capability and feature HD Radio® Ready connectivity.

Clarion’s premium multimedia source units are the VX400 and VZ400 with intuitive touch panel control and simple but cutting edge faceplate designs. The VX400 is a double DIN 6.5 inch touch panel and the VZ400 is a single DIN unit with motorized 7-inch touch panel. Both units now offer built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free operation and audio streaming, are HD Radio® Ready with iTunes® Tagging and are navigation ready with optional accessories (THD400 and NP400 respectively)® The sleek units offer a significant and stylish upgrade to simple factory radios.

Clarion’s VZ300 is anything but basic, it has a vibrant 3.5-inch LCD monitor, offers front panel USB input and iPod® video playback (optional CCUIPOD3). The VZ300 is HD Radio® Ready (optional THD300) and XM Satellite Radio Ready with rear video zone entertainment. Clarion’s multimedia source units will transform your vehicle into the ultimate entertainer.

Clarion’s overhead monitors with built-in DVD, bring the comfort of a home theater into your vehicle. Three new 2010 overhead models are offered all with the new added feature of a USB slot. The VT1510B is a 15.4 inch wide LCD and the VT1010B is a 10.2 inch widescreen overhead LCD, both include DVD, USB and SD/MMC slots to support playback of MPEG and MP3/WMA files. The VT810B is an 8-inch widescreen overhead LCD with DVD player, built-in USB slot and equipped with AV input supporting playback of MPEG and MP3/ WMA files.

If you prefer a headrest mount monitor, Clarion has you covered. The VM700B is a 7inch TFT color monitor with on-screen display, 2 AV inputs and easy fit mounting bezel included.

“Clarion’s 2010 multimedia products appeal to a wide audience and allow for key feature expandability,” says Neil Carande, Vice President of Retail Sales at Clarion Corporation of America.

All Clarion multimedia products mentioned above will ship within the first quarter of 2010.

VX400 and VZ400 Features:

DVD-Video/DVD+R/DVD+RW/CD-DA/HDCD-R/RW MP3/WMA Compatible with ID3-TAG Display

6.5 inch Touch Panel Control (VX400) and 7 inch Touch Panel Control (VZ400)

Built-in Bluetooth® Hands-Free (HFP, HSP, OPP) and Audio Streaming (A2DP, AVRCP)

HD Radio® Ready (optional THD400) with iTunes® Tagging

USB Audio for iPod® / iPhone

Rear USB Connector

Navigation Ready (Optional NP400)

iPod® Video Direct Control (Optional CCA748 Cable for Audio/Video Playback)

Fully Motorized QVGA Color Monitor with Touch Panel Control (VZ400 7-inch)

Sirius Direct Connect Ready

AM/FM Tuner 36 FM and 12 AM presets

Front and Rear A/V Inputs; Rear A/V Output

Rear Vision Camera Input (RCA)

6CH 2V RCA Output

Subwoofer Volume Control

40w x 4 Built-in Amplifier

24-Bit D/A Converter

OEM Steering Wheel Remote Ready (Optional PAC SWI-JACK)

Remote Included

NP400 Features:

Hide-Away Flash Memory Navigation System

Compatible with VX400 and VZ400

Touch Screen Operation with (VZ400 and VX400)

12 Million Built-in Premium POIs

TeleAtlas Map Data

Audible Voice Commands in 3 Different Languages(English/French/Spanish)

NAND Flash Memory (Map Data Pre-Loaded)

SiRF GPS III Module with 20-Channel GPS Receiver

Quick Access to Quick Menu

Automatic Route Recalculation

Turn by Turn Voice Prompts

TTS (Text to Speech) for street announcements

No VSS Connection Required

VZ300 Features:

DVD-Video/DVD+R/DVD+RW playback

iPod Video Control with Optional CCUIPOD3 Cable for Audio/Video Playback

XM Satellite Radio Ready (Optional CNP2000UC+CCUXM1 required for Connectivity)

HD Radio Ready (Optional THD300)

3.5-inch TFT Full-Color LCD Monitor

Flip-down detachable faceplate panel

Front USB Connector

Rear Vision Camera RCA Input

Rear Zone Entertainment

Rear Video Output

CD-DA/HDCD/CD-R/RW Ready

MP3 Compatible with ID3-TAG Display

AM/FM Tuner 18 FM and 6 AM presets

Front 3.5mm AUX Input

Subwoofer Volume Control

24-Bit D/A Converter

6CH 2V Output (F/R/SUB)

40w x 4 Built-in Amplifier

Remote Control (RCU004)

THD400 Features:

HD Radio® Module

iTunes® Tagging feature

Multi-Casting capable

Compatible with: NX500/ NZ500/ VX400 / VZ400

THD300 Features:

HD Radio® Module

iTunes® Tagging feature

Multi-Casting capable

Compatible with: CZ500/ CZ300 and VZ300*

*Does not feature the iTunes Tagging feature

VT1510B Features:

15.4 inch TFT-LCD Color Monitor Size

Built-In Slot DVD Player

Built-In USB 2.0 Port

Built-In SD Card Slot

DVD+R/RW/VCD/ SVCD

CD-DA/CD-RW/MP3

NTSC/PAL Compatible

Pixel (RGB) 1280 x 800

Adjustable: Color/Contrast/ Brightness/Tint

White L.E.D. Dome Light

Built-In IR Transmitter for Wireless Headphones

On Screen Display

A/V Inputs (2)

A/V Output (1)

Headphones Included (2)

Wireless IR Remote

VT1010B Features:

10.2 inch TFT-LCD Color Monitor Size

Built-In Slot DVD Player

Built-In USB 2.0 Port

Built-In SD Card Slot

DVD+R/RW/VCD/SVCD

CD-DA/CD-RW/MP3

NTSC/PAL Compatible

Pixel (RGB) 800 x 480

Adjustable: Color/Contrast/ Brightness/Tint

White L.E.D. Dome Light

Built-In IR Transmitter for Wireless Headphones

On Screen Display

A/V Inputs (2)

A/V Output (1)

Headphones Included (2)

Wireless IR Remote

VT810B Features:

8 inch TFT-LCD Color Monitor Size

Built-In Slot DVD Player

Built-In USB 2.0 Port

DVD+R/RW/VCD/SVCD

CD-DA/CD-RW/MP3

NTSC/PAL Compatible

Pixel (RGB) 800 x 480

Adjustable: Color/Contrast/ Brightness/Tint

White L.E.D. Dome Light

Built-In IR Transmitter for Wireless Headphones

On Screen Display

A/V Inputs (2)

A/V Output (1)

Headphones Included (1)

Wireless IR Remote

VM700B Features:

7" TFT Color Monitor

16:9/4:3 Adjustable Screen Format

On-Screen Display

2 AV Inputs

Built-in Dual IR Output for Headphone (Optional WH204H)

Easy-fit Mounting Bezel Included

Adjustable Variable Angle Tilt

Wireless Remote Included

Supports NTSC and PAL

Dimensions: 7-1/8" (W) × 5-3/8" (H) × 1" (D)

About Clarion

Clarion Co., Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, has been a consolidated subsidiary of Hitachi Group since 2006. An international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940, Clarion is involved in the research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of vehicle entertainment, navigation, communications and security products for the automotive and recreational vehicle environments, 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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