Clarion Steps Up Connectivity with All-New Premium In-Dash Navigation Source Units

Cypress, Calif., (January 10, 2012) – Clarion Corporation of America (Clarion), a leader in the mobile electronics industry, announces the introduction of three all-new built-in navigation in-dash source units that boast full-featured capabilities such as SiriusXM satellite radio compatibility, built-in Parrot Bluetooth®, Pandora internet radio compatibility, iPod® and iPhone® integration and HD Radio compatibility.

Clarion’s flagship model, the NX702 all-in-one 2DIN audio video navigation unit offers an expansive high resolution WVGA seven inch sloping touch-screen with an innovative, animated GUI and voice control of the features you use most. The built-in navigation unit offers several innovative features to make your commute more efficient and enjoyable, from real-time traffic, digital media connectivity and built-in Parrot Bluetooth to voice control of navigation and phone features, all to keep consumers in tune with their drive.

All three models with built-in navigation are SiriusXM-Ready and compatible with the new SXV200 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required) as well as the SXV100 model which launched in 2011. The compact SiriusXM vehicle tuners have one simple connection, providing integration of SiriusXM satellite radio in an inexpensive and easy to install package.

The NX702, offers Clarion’s most advanced navigation engine with 3D building and landmarks and now even further enhanced by Clear Channel Radio’s Total Traffic Network real-time traffic data service. The 8GB microSD card for map storage offers easy map updates using Clarion’s latest map guarantee, which allows a free map update within 30 days of purchase.

The NX702 boasts a built-in HD Radio receiver with the iTunes Tagging feature, Parrot Bluetooth for hands-free calling and stereo audio streaming and Pandora internet radio compatibility via an iPhone USB connection. TheNX702 also packs several high-end audio features such as digital time alignment and crossover, 5-band parametric equalizer, and is 2-zone capable.

"We are excited to offer such full-featured all-in one navigation units in 2012,” says Frank Pierce, Vice President of Aftermarket at Clarion Corporation of America. “The innovations Clarion is implementing for these and upcoming models, will truly transform the in-vehicle experience, making it more enjoyable to stay connected while on the road.”

The NX602 2DIN built-in navigation source unit touts a 6.2-inch vibrant WVGA touch panel display with new highly animated GUI. Like its single DIN sibling, the NZ502, both offer built-in Parrot Bluetooth and are Pandora internet radio capable via an iPhone USB connection and are HD Radio Ready with iTunes tagging.

The NX602 and NX702 offer a user customizable interface with variable color key illumination form any one of a full spectrum of colors easily selectable from the units on-screen settings. The customization continues with selectable color schemes for the wall paper and user uploaded images or photos.

Clarion’s NZ502 single DIN high resolution 7-inch motorized flip-out touch panel offers an attractive HMI with a sub display viewable when the LCD display is retracted. All Clarion’s 2012 AVN units offer connectivity to a rear vision camera via an RCA input and are OEM steering wheel control ready.

Clarion’s NX602 will ship within the first quarter of 2012 with the NX702 soon to follow.

NX702 : 2DIN Multimedia Station with Built-in Navigation : M.S.R.P. $1,199.99

  • 7-inch WVGA Motorized Sloping Touch Panel LCD
  • CD/DVD/SD/USB - MP3/WMA/MP4
  • Built-In Navigation with 3D cityscape and elevation for select cities
    • iGO™ Primo Navigation Software (8GB MicroSD Card for Map Storage)
    • Clarion’s Latest Map Guarantee (Free map update within 30 days of purchase)
    • 15 Million Points Of Interest (POI)
  • Built-in Parrot Bluetooth for Hands-Free Calling and Stereo Audio Streaming (HFP, A2DP)
  • Voice Control for Navigation and Phone Features
  • Animated GUI
  • Pandora® internet radio compatibility via an iPhone USB connection
  • Built-in HD Radio Receiver
  • SiriusXM-Ready with iTunes Tagging (Optional SVX100/ SVX200 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner required)
  • Built-in Microphone and External Microphone Ready with Optional RCB204
  • Beat EQ 3-Band Parametric Equalizer for Sound Adjustment
  • Magna Bass EX Dynamic Bass Enhancement
  • Built-in 2-Way or 3-Way Filters
  • Built-in Digital Time Alignment
  • Variable Color Key Illumination
  • iPod® Audio/ Video Direct Control and Playback (Optional CCA750 Cable)
  • Rear USB Port for iPod®/ iPhone® Compatibility
  • Rear RCA Audio Video Inputs
  • Rear Vision Camera Input (RCA)
  • 2-Zone Entertainment: Front and Rear Separate Source Control
  • 8CH 4V RCA Output (F/R/SUB) + 2nd Zone Output
  • 50w x 4 Built-in MOS-FET Amplifier
  • OEM Steering Wheel Remote Control or MF1 Ready
  • Wireless Remote Control Included

NX602 and NZ502 Common Features:

  • CD/DVD /USB - MP3/WMA/MP4 (NX602 has SD card slot for media playback)
  • Animated GUI
  • Built-In Navigation with 3D cityscape and elevation for select cities
    • iGO™ Primo Navigation Software (8GB MicroSD Card for Map Storage)
    • Clarion’s Latest Map Guarantee (Free map update within 30 days of purchase)
    • 15 Million Points Of Interest (POI)
  • Built-in Parrot Bluetooth for Hands-free Calling and Stereo Audio Streaming (HFP/A2DP)
  • Pandora® internet radio compatibility via an iPhone USB connection
  • HD Radio Ready with iTunes Tagging Optional NX602 (THD301) & NZ502 (THD400) Required
  • SiriusXM-Ready with iTunes Tagging (Optional SVX100/ SVX200 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner required)
  • iGO Primo Navigation Software (microSD Card for Map Storage)
  • Built-in Microphone and External Microphone Ready with Optional RCB204
  • (2) Audio/Video Inputs (Front 3.5mm, Rear RCA)
  • 2-Zone Entertainment: Front and Rear Separate Source Control
  • Rear USB Port for iPod® and iPhone® compatibility
  • iPod® Audio/Video Direct Control and Playback (Optional CCA750 Cable)
  • Rear Vision Camera Input (RCA)
  • 50 watts x 4 Built-in MOS-FET Amplifier
  • Built-in High and Low-Pass Filters
  • Magna BASS EX Dynamic Bass Enhancement
  • Beat EQ 3-Band Parametric Equalizer for Sound Adjustment
  • OEM Steering Wheel Remote or MF1 Ready
  • Wireless Remote Control Included

NX602 : 2DIN Multimedia Station with Built-in Navigation : M.S.R.P. $999.99

  • 6.2-inch WVGA High Resolution Touch Panel Control
  • 8 Channel/ 4-Volt RCA Output (2 Channels Rear Zone)

NZ502 : 1DIN Multimedia Station with Built-in Navigation : M.S.R.P. $999.99

  • 7-inch WVGA Motorized Touch Panel Display
  • 8 Channel/ 4-Volt RCA Output (2 Channels Rear Zone)

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About Clarion:

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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