Clarion Teams Up With Clear Channel Radio’s Total Traffic Network for Real-Time Traffic Solution on Their 2012 Flagship In-Dash Navigation Unit

Cypress, California, (January 10, 2012) – Clarion Corporation of America, a leader in the mobile electronics industry, announces their first in-dash navigation flagship source unit to integrate Clear Channel Radio’s Total Traffic Network data service.

Clarion’s NX702 two DIN multimedia navigation source unit boasts a 7-inch WVGA high resolution, sloping touch panel display with an all-new highly animated GUI. 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.

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 data service provides an overlay of real-time traffic events and conditions on the Clarion navigation map, to help commuters get to their final destination using the safest and most convenient route.

"We are excited to be teaming up with Clarion to provide even more motorists the quality and accuracy that Total Traffic Network’s real-time traffic information offers,” said Michele Laven, Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Clear Channel.

Total Traffic Network is the leading source of current traffic information, supplying real-time traffic data to more than 200 million users each week through partnerships with automotive manufacturers and navigation device makers.

The NX702 features 15 million POIs and detailed map data stored on an 8GB micro SD card allowing for easy updates if needed. Clarion’s NX702 offers iPod/ iPhone direct control, Pandora compatibility and control via an iPhone USB connection, 2-zone AV capability and customizable key colors from a full spectrum palette of colors. Digital time alignment and crossovers, all controlled by its intuitive GUI, satisfy even the most demanding audio system builders.

Adam Thomas, Vice President of Marketing at Clarion Corporation of America says, “We are pleased to offer Clear Channel Radio’s Total Traffic Network Real-time-traffic data service to help our customers navigate to their destinations more efficiently. This is an invaluable feature that gives consumers current information to make more intelligent decisions about their route. Just another way Clarion is helping to make the in-vehicle experience more enjoyable and effortless.”

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 Total Traffic Network:

Total Traffic Network, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications, delivers real-time traffic data to over 3000 radio and 200 television affiliates, as well as its internet and mobile partnerships, reaching more than 200 million consumers each week. Total Traffic Network services over 100 markets in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Total Traffic Network operates the largest broadcast traffic navigation network in North America, providing RDS-TMC, enhanced HD-TMC and TPEG services. Total Traffic Network has expanded its infotainment offerings to include news, weather and sports content. For more information, please visit

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