Clarion Debuts All-New Voice Recognition Technology in Flagship NX604 In-Dash Cloud-Connected Multimedia and Navigation System
Jul 02, 2014
Exclusive New Intelligent VOICE™ Technology Recognizes Naturally Spoken Sentences and Eliminates the Need for Using Specific Voice Commands
Cypress, California, (July 2, 2014) – Clarion Corporation of America announced today the availability of its NX604 Double DIN cloud-connected in-dash multimedia and navigation system. The latest in Clarion’s advanced line-up of cloud connected systems, the NX604 debuts an industry-first feature called Intelligent VOICE natural voice recognition technology and the technology benefits from Google Voice Search and the Google Places API powered by Google which allows for naturally spoken sentences to be recognized without the need to remember and use unintuitive voice commands. With Intelligent VOICE, users can simply say conversational sentences such as “I’m in the mood for waffles” and the NX604 will understand and recommend a selection of restaurants serving waffles.
Taking advantage of Clarion’s exclusive Smart Access cloud-connectivity platform, the NX604 users can also connect their Android™ and iOS smartphones to the system and use their favorite apps inside the vehicle with minimal distraction thanks to the streamlined, car-optimized interface.
“In today’s hectic and highly mobile world where people have become inseparable from their smartphones, we are glad to be launching a system that will undoubtedly make users more productive while minimizing their distraction and possibly eliminating their aggravation when it comes to using voice recognition,” stated Allen H. Gharapetian, Vice President of Marketing and Product Planning for Clarion Corporation of America. “When developing the NX604, Clarion spent countless hours researching and fine-tuning the system’s user interface based on consumer expectations of what it takes to extend their mobile lifestyle into their vehicle. That’s principally why our new NX604 is so intuitive and easy to operate even when it comes to all its advanced navigation and multimedia features.”
In addition to offering advanced features such as Clarion’s Smart Access and Intelligent VOICE, the NX604 packs all the other great features consumers have come to expect from Clarion including a built-in top-quality DVD/CD player, a vibrant 6.2” WVGA touch screen, full USB connectivity, HD Radio™ , Bluetooth®, and is satellite radio ready. It also features a 6-channel RCA audio outputs and rear zone entertainment allowing passengers to watch DVDs on the rear seat monitors while the driver can access apps and information in front. NX604 also supports RDS-TMC information, provides instant road condition updates from local traffic control centers via RDS-TMC (Traffic Message Channel). Additionally, the re-route feature lets you avoid traffic jams by choosing other roads.
For those who rely on built-in navigation, the NX604’s superior GUI and Voice guidance system adds the highly acclaimed iGo Primo navigation software built-in for extremely reliable navigation with a staggering number of Points of Interest exceeding 11 million, nearly 20% more than what most competitor systems offer.
The new NX604 is available now. Go to www.clarion.com/us to find an authorized Clarion dealer. And, watch Clarion’s Intelligent VOICE video to learn more about the ease of operation and accuracy of the technology featured in the NX604.
About Smart Access
By incorporating the result of Hitachi’s advanced research into Clarion’s products, Smart Access is the world's most advanced and extensive cloud-based information access, analysis and sharing platform.
Smart Access provides proactive real-time analysis of destination routes on the go, allows for customization of entertainment options, enables safe and easy access to social media networks, monitors status of the vehicle, and provides an easy, distraction free way to use many of the popular smartphone apps while driving. Learn more on the web at www.clarionsmartaccess.com.
Headquartered in Cypress, California, Clarion Corporation of America is a subsidiary of Japan-based Clarion Co. Ltd, which has been a consolidated subsidiary of the Hitachi Group since 2006. Clarion has been an international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940. The company is engaged in the research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of mobile entertainment, navigation, infotainment, communication, safety and security products for the automotive, marine, recreational vehicle, commercial fleet and heavy industry environments. Clarion has been the recipient of numerous excellence awards for design, innovation, support, manufacturing and product reliability from independent organizations. The company has 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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