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Clarion Announces the Early Release of 2011 Mobile Multimedia Products

Clarion Ships Some All-New 2011 Products in November

Cypress, California, (November 2, 2010) – Clarion Corporation of America, a leader in the mobile electronics industry announces that they will begin shipping three all-new 2011 mobile electronics source units this month.

Clarion’s new 2011 products include sleek-new styling, intuitive user-friendly features and dazzling displays. The VX401 and VZ401include a first-class HMI experience on new digital WVGA high resolution widescreen monitors offering smooth-natural input styles. These premium multimedia source units are navigation ready and the widescreen WVGA touch panel displays produce stunningly sharp graphics.

The VX401 is a double DIN unit with a 6.2-inch high-resolution widescreen touch panel display. The low-profile escutcheon panel makes the unit aesthetically appealing in any dash. The VZ401 is a single DIN source unit with motorized flip-out 7-inch high resolution widescreen WVGA touch panel display.

Both the VX401 & VZ401 offer all the premium multimedia features you would expect, Built-in Bluetooth, USB iPod/ iPhone interface, HD Radio™ Ready, Sirius Direct Connect Ready, front Auxiliary input, rear USB, video output and camera input and OEM steering wheel remote control ready.

"Clarion offers high-quality products with exceptional features and styling at an extraordinary value,” states Augustin Leung, Senior Manager of Product Planning for Clarion Corporation of America. "Clarion's entry level CD unit, the CZ101 offers some mid-level features at an entry level price. You’ve got to love that."

The CZ101 single DIN CD player has an entry level price while offering many features that aren’t so entry level. The CZ101 features front AUX input, a wireless remote control, detachable faceplate, switchable RCA outputs and 45w per channel high-power amplifier. The CZ101 has an expensive look, feel and sound for a great value of MSRP $99.99.

These exciting new Clarion 2011 products will be available in time for the Holiday selling season to help boost sales throughout Clarion’s distribution network.

VX/ VZ401 DVD Multimedia Stations : M.S.R.P. $549.99

  • VX401 – 2DIN 6.2” High resolution widescreen WVGA touch panel display
  • VZ401 – 1DIN 7” high res. widescreen WVGA motorized flip-out touch panel
  • AM/FM/ CD-R/ CD-RW/ CD-DA/ DVD Video +/-R/W Playable MP3/ WMA playback (CD/ DVD/ USB)
  • Front AUX Input
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • USB iPod/ iPhone certified
  • HD RadioTM Ready
  • Sirius Direct Connect (DC) Ready
  • Integrated microphone on front panel
  • 6 Channel 2V Line-Outs (Fr,Rr,Sub)
  • Audio Power Output 40W x 4
  • 24 Bit D/A Converter
  • MAGNA BASS EX 12dB
  • 2-BAND PEQ
  • Low-Pass Filter
  • OEM Steering Wheel Remote Interface Ready
  • Rear Camera Input
  • Rear Video Output
  • Rear USB
  • Clock
  • IR Remote Included

CZ101 CD/ MP3/ WMA Receiver Features : M.S.R.P $99.99

  • AM/FM/ CD-R/ CD-RW/ CD-DA/ MP3/ WMA playback
  • 16 Bit D/A Converters
  • MAGNA BASS EX 12dB
  • BEAT EQ/ 3-BAND Parametric Equalizer
  • Low Pass Filter (Subwoofer) for RCA SW Line Out
  • Front AUX Input
  • Bluetooth Ready
  • 2 Channel RCA Audio Output
  • Maximum Power Output 45W x 4
  • Rated Power Output 18W x 4
  • Clock
  • Blue button illumination
  • White main display color
  • OEM Steering Wheel Remote Interface Ready
  • Detachable Control Panel
  • IR Remote Included
  • Size:1 DIN (178x50x163)

About Clarion

Clarion Co., Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, has been a consolidated subsidiary of Hitachi Group since 2007. An international leader in car audio and electronics since Clarion Corporation of America, headquartered in Cypress, California, is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Clarion Co. Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, which has been a consolidated subsidiary of the Hitachi Group since 2007 and an international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940. The company is involved in the research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of mobile entertainment, navigation, communication and safety and security products for the automotive, marine, recreational vehicle, commercial fleet and heavy industry environments. Clarion has been the recipient of numerous awards for design innovation, support, manufacturing and product reliability from independent organizations and customers alike. 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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