Clarion Introduces an All-New Compact CMOS Camera with an Easy Installation License Plate Bracket Solution

Cypress, California, (January 6, 2011) – Clarion Corporation of America, a leading mobile electronics manufacturer, announces the introduction of an all-new rear vision color CMOS camera and rugged license plate camera mounting bracket for convenient installation.

Clarion’s CC4001U automotive color camera with CMOS sensor technology offers high quality imaging in a compact, one-housing, sealed- unit construction. There is no need for an external power supply box.

Clarion has offered camera systems in the automotive and commercial vehicle markets for several years and has achieved world’s first innovations relating to perspective and image conversion of the camera image.

The CC4001U CMOS camera offers a wide viewing angle of 130 degrees horizontally with a tilt and swivel mount included and UV resistant materials and finishes and is much less expensive than its predecessor.

Convenient installation and mounting is possible via Clarion’s CAU001 license plate camera mounting kit. The CAU001 is a rugged die cast aluminum construction with adjustable vertical angle and anti-theft hardware included making for an easy and discreet mounting solution.

Both the CC4001U and CAU001 will ship by end of the first quarter. Please visit for more information on Clarion’s camera system offerings.

CC4001U : M.S.R.P. $179.99

  • Compact Automotive Color Camera
  • CMOS Sensor Technology
  • 130 degree horizontal view angle
  • 98.8 vertical viewing angle
  • Auto Gain Control (AGC)
  • Auto White Balance
  • Mirror Image
  • Standard 12V DC Input, No need for external power supply box
  • Tilt and Swivel Mount Included
  • Compact Connector
  • Sealed Unit Construction

CAU001 : M.S.R.P. $59.99

  • License Plate Camera Mounting Kit
  • Rugged Die Cast Aluminum Construction
  • Adjustable Vertical Angle
  • Anti-theft Hardware Included

About Clarion:

Clarion Corporation of America, headquartered in Cypress, California, is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Clarion Co. Ltd., headquartered in Saitama, 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

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