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Clarion Introduces MotionX®-GPS Drive App for Next GATE In-Vehicle Intelligent Controller for iPhone® 4 and iPhone 4S

Next GATE users now have traffic, directions and navigation options at their fingertips

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Cypress, Calif. (August 22, 2012) – Clarion Corporation of America (CCA) is pleased to introduce MotionX-GPS Drive to its existing array of apps. MotionX-GPS Drive allows the user to receive turn-by-turn directions and voice guidance all via the Next GATE’s seven inch screen. Clarion’s Next GATE presents a smarter way to stay connected in your vehicle with a smartphone controller for iPhone and now makes it easier to safely obtain directions and traffic updates.

MotionX-GPS Drive incorporates vivid maps and custom voices for turn-by-turn instructions. The App is easy to navigate and saves your favorite locations for easy access. The Next GATE’s large screen allows for easy viewing and for zooming, panning and changing map view.

Next GATE is easily connected and controls applications residing on the smartphone, allowing for advanced functionality in any virtually any vehicle. Bluetooth functionality allows for hands-free calling and enables iPhone features such as voice dialing and voice activation. In addition to MotionX-GPS Drive, other vehicle-friendly and optimized apps include: TuneIn®, Pandora®, Vlingo©, INRIX Traffic, Odyssey® and Clarion’s exclusive Tweet4car, FB4car and DriveSuite4car with more to come. Likewise Clarion is currently working with multiple app partners to greatly expand the functionality of Next GATE.

The addition of this App increases the offerings of the Next GATE to continue enhancing the way iPhone users interact while in their vehicles to keep them focused on the road. “We encourage platforms like the Next GATE to keep drivers focused on arriving safely to their destinations,” states Philippe Kahn, founder and CEO of Fullpower-MotionX. “Our state of the art software will keep drivers up to date on traffic conditions and ever-changing road systems.”

Aside from the great app integrations for Next GATE, it also comes equipped with a microSD slot, a built-in speaker, blue LED buttons and indicator, auxiliary audio output, built-in microphone, an optional external microphone and a 7-inch digital WVGA touch panel LCD monitor. The Next GATE is compatible with iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, and has a 12 volt power adapter for easy connection which also allows for charging while in-use. The system is connected via an easy to set up auxiliary connector while the Clarion Smart Access app manager is a free download on the iTunes® App Store.

Clarion Next GATE Features and Benefits:

    • Controls approved smartphone apps optimized for in-vehicle use
    • Compatible with Clarion’s Smart Access cloud service and app
    • Leverages application functions such as navigation, internet radio, social networking and voice control/ text readout for select functions
    • Built-in Bluetooth hands-free interface (HFP)
    • Music/Audio playback
    • Built-in microphone and external microphone ready
    • Compatible with iPhone 4S and iPhone 4
    • iPhone direct connect and charging capabilities (cable included)
    • 7-inch Digital WVGA Touch Panel LCD Monitor
    • microSD slot
    • Built-in speaker
    • Blue LED buttons and indicator
    • 12 volt power adapter
    • AUX audio output
    • 360º adjustable suction mount

MotionX-GPS Drive for Clarion Next GATE Features and Benefits:

  • Easy to navigate vivid maps with zooming and panning capabilities
  • Ability to save favorite locations for future access
  • Voiced turn-by-turn directions
  • MotionX-GPS Drive app may be launched via voice command

Clarion’s Next GATE is available now at Amazon, Best Buy and Crutchfield. The suggested retail price is $269.99. To learn more about Next GATE and other innovative products from Clarion, visit www.clarion.com/us

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 www.clarion.com.

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About Fullpower-MotionX

Founded in 2003 by Philippe Kahn, the creator of the camera-phone, Fullpower-MotionX leads the mobile sensing revolution. With a broad IP portfolio, the MotionX technology platform powers leading solutions from companies such as Nike, Jawbone, Comcast, Pioneer, JVC and others. Fullpower sees iPhone and iPad applications as a showcase for the MotionX technology platform. MotionX applications have established leadership in Health, Fitness and Navigation.

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