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Clarion goes beyond portable with the new N.I.C.E. 430 (Navigation In-Car Entertainment) handheld

Products integrate audio, video and navigation into one interface

Cypress, Calif., (January 6, 2007) – Clarion Corporation of America (Clarion), a global leader of mobile electronics entertainment systems, introduces its new Navigation In-Car Entertainment system (N.I.C.E.) the N.I.C.E. 430. Following the same infotainment pursuit as its predecessors, N.I.C.E. 430 is the ultimate handheld for navigation, music and entertainment.

“For consumers who want the ultimate in portable navigation, we are pleased to introduce our new N.I.C.E. 430 handheld unit,” said Ralph Dominguez, senior product planning manager, Clarion Corporation of America. “Our N.I.C.E. 430 handheld offers it all in a sleek unit: GPS navigation, music/picture storage and playback.”

The N.I.C.E. 430 handheld includes a 4.3” touch screen LCD monitor and built-in speaker and rechargeable battery. With 1GB internal memory and SD card interface, N.I.C.E. 430 can store and load navigation and music for any situation. For pin-point navigation and traffic assistance, the unit has a built-in SiRF Star III GPS antenna and is also Real-Time Traffic (RDS-TMC) ready. Additional features of the N.I.C.E. 430 include built-in hands-free Bluetooth, picture viewer, turn-by-turn voice prompts, and USB interface. The unit comes with a window mount and stylus pen.

With a high quality LCD panel visible in daylight and soft on the eyes at night, maneuvering through the menus or entering an address can be done with ease. And with the integrated Bluetooth phone interface, making and receiving calls can be done effortlessly without taking eyes off the road. N.I.C.E. 430 taking portable navigation to another level.

Now consumers never have to wonder where they are or where they’re going with Clarion’s handheld navigation system. The portable handheld N.I.C.E. 430 will launch in 2007 with an M.S.R.P. of $499.99.

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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