Clarion Gets Aggressive By Launching Eight 2012 Source Units with Pandora Internet Radio Compatibility

Clarion Launches Pandora Internet Radio Compatibility in Full Force

Cypress, California, (January 10, 2012) – Clarion Corporation of America, a leader in the mobile electronics industry, announces the introduction of eight all-new navigation and audio source units that offer Pandora® internet radio compatibility via an iPhone USB connection. Pandora, the most popular personalized radio service in the U.S., has more than 100 million registered users.

Clarion’s Pandora capable source unit arsenal ranges from three of their premium Navigation multimedia source units (NX702, NX602 and NZ502) and carries the feature throughout their car audio source unit line-up. Included are three single CD source units (CZ702, CZ302, CZ202) and two digital media receivers, with no CD mechanism, the FZ502 and the M502 in Clarion’s marine product line. Listeners can access key features via the unit including thumbs-up, thumbs-down and track skip, which further personalize their Pandora stations.

"We are very pleased to offer Pandora internet radio capability on so many of our key 2012 products,” states Adam Thomas, Vice President of Marketing. “Clarion offers an affordable and smart way for consumers to access and enjoy internet radio in the vehicle.”

Clarion makes it possible for anyone, whether they are on a budget or want to make a statement with a higher-end navigation system, to get a superior performing audio source unit that works with Pandora. Clarion units offer several other great audio enhancement features also with M.S.R.P. pricing ranging from $130.00 to their highest end in-dash navigation unit at $1,199.99.

"Clarion has done a tremendous job of quickly rolling out a wide array of products that help listeners enjoy Pandora personalized radio in the car,” said Jessica Steel, Executive Vice President of Business and Corporate Development at Pandora.

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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About Pandora:

Pandora (NYSE: P) gives people music they love anytime, anywhere, through connected devices. (OK, we've added comedy as well so we're also up for playing some jokes you'll love.) Personalized stations launch instantly with the input of a single "seed" - a favorite artist, song or genre. The Music Genome Project®, a deeply detailed hand-built musical taxonomy, powers the personalization of Pandora® internet radio by using musicological "DNA" and constant listener feedback to craft personalized stations from a growing collection of hundreds of thousands of recordings. Tens of millions of people in the U.S. turn on Pandora to hear music they love.

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