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Clarion's new VRX in-dash DVD multimedia systems offer something for everyone

Enhanced features and functionality underscore new multimedia systems

Cypress, Calif., (January 6, 2007) – Clarion Corporation of America (Clarion), a global leader of mobile electronics entertainment systems, introduces its new VRX in-dash DVD multimedia systems with iPod audio control. Customers can now choose from three new VRX models for their in-dash multimedia needs. All three units offer unique design and function to fit the needs of anyone looking for a complete in-dash multimedia system.

“Our new line of in-dash DVD multimedia systems offers exceptional capabilities and features,” said Ralph Dominguez, Clarion’s Senior Product Planning Manager. “With three new model numbers, our family of in-dash DVD multimedia systems is complete.”

With a sleek new design, the VRX375USB is a single DIN in-dash DVD multimedia system with a built-in 3.5” wide TFT monitor. Packed with features, it offers iPod audio control with video playback, 2-zone entertainment capability, a USB port and CCD camera input for onscreen display. The VRX375USB also features the capability of interfacing with the factory steering wheel controls.

The VRX575USB is the ultimate multimedia player in a single DIN. The unit is a new single DIN in-dash DVD system with motorized 7-inch flip-out screen featuring touch panel control. The VRX575USB is compatible with DVD and Video CD on DVD +/- R/RW media formats. Also burn up to 3,000 of MP3 or WMA files on a DVD for hundreds of hours of favorite music. With a USB port, the VRX575USB allows access to more than 15,000 MP3, WMA or iTune® AAC files. The VRX575USB will also display ID3 tag information, giving album, artist and track information on the high-resolution touch screen monitor. The VRX575USB also features iPod audio control and iPod Video playback with an intuitive touch screen interface.

The VRX775VD evolves the capabilities of a DIN-sized source unit into a complete multimedia system. The VRX775VD is the complete audio-video center in a single DIN package with a fully motorized 7-inch LCD screen. Featuring iPod Audio control and video playback, this unit is satellite radio, navigation and Bluetooth ready. With a 24-Bit D/A Converter and six channel pre-amp output with 2-Zone control, your dash is now the control center for your mobile theater experience.

Features for each unit include the following:

VRX375USB (MSRP $499.99)

  • Built in 3.5” Wide TFT Monitor
  • MP3/WMA/ iTunesAAC (*.M4A) Playback (no DRM)
  • Rear USB Terminal (Can play over 15,000 songs in external device)
  • iPod Audio Control /Video Playback
  • 2-Zone Capability
  • CCD Camera Input
  • DVD +/- R/RW playable
  • Built In LPF/HPF
  • 6ch/4V RCA output
  • 50w x 4 Built in Amplifier
  • 1 AV Input
  • OEM Steering Remote box input
  • Built in IR eye (Remote included)

VRX575USB (MSRP $799.99)

  • Entry 7” TFT Flip-out DVD with Touch Panel Control
  • DVD +/- R/RW playable
  • MP3/WMA/iTunes AAC (*M4A) Playback (no DRM)
  • Rear USB Terminal (Can play over 15,000 songs in external device)
  • iPod Audio Control /Video Playback
  • 2-Zone Capability
  • 50w x 4 Built-in Amplifiers
  • 6ch/4V RCA Output
  • 1 AV input
  • OEM Steering Remote input
  • Built in IR Eye (Remote Included)

VRX775VD (MSRP $$1099.99)

  • 1 DIN AV Center
  • 7” Flip-out Monitor with Touch Panel Control
  • MP3/WMA Playback
  • Industry-leading iPod Audio Control/Video Playback
  • CeNET for Satellite control
  • BLT370 Ready
  • 2-Zone Capability
  • Wallpaper Color Changeable
  • Black Box type Navigation (NAX970HD) Control
  • OEM Steering Remote input
  • 50w x 4 Amplifiers
  • 6ch/2V RCA Output
  • CCD Camera input
  • Built in IR eye (Remote Included)

Clarion’s new VRX in-dash DVD multimedia systems will be 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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