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Pioneer’s 2013 In-Dash Multimedia DVD Receivers Continue to Define Connectivity and Integration

  Pioneer’s 2013 In-Dash Multimedia DVD Receivers Continue to Define
  Connectivity and Integration

2012 SEMA Show Booth #11761

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- October 30, 2012

SEMA BOOTH #11761 – Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. introduces five new in-dash
multimedia DVD receivers that meet consumers’ desire for more smartphone
connectivity and integration. The new line of multimedia DVD receivers,
consisting of the AVH-X1500DVD, AVH-X2500BT, AVH-X3500BHS, AVH-X4500BT and
AVH-X5500BHS, features Pioneer’s exclusive Advanced App Mode, smartphone
connectivity and MIXTRAX^™ virtual DJ technology plus high resolution
touchscreen displays, DVD/CD media playback, USB connectivity, Pandora^®
internet radio connectivity and more. Several models also integrate direct
control of the SiriusXM^® Vehicle Connect Tuner, Bluetooth^® wireless
connectivity and built-in HD Radio^® Technology.

Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS Multimedia DVD Receiver (Photo: Business Wire)

Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS Multimedia DVD Receiver (Photo: Business Wire)

“Consumers want many of the same capabilities they get from their smartphones
and other consumer electronics devices integrated safely and intuitively into
their car entertainment systems,” said Ted Cardenas, vice president of
marketing for the Car Electronics Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
“The user interface and diverse media capabilities of these new Pioneer
multimedia DVD receivers define in-vehicle connectivity and integration.”

ADVANCED APP MODE (All Models)

A feature derived from Pioneer’s innovative AppRadio, Advanced App Mode for
iOS is now available in all 2013 multimedia DVD receivers (compatible
iPhone^®* and appropriate Pioneer accessory cable required, sold separately).
Through their large WVGA LCD touchscreen displays combined with the free of
charge Pioneer AppRadio App, users can easily view and control compatible
third-party apps* installed on their compatible iPhone** devices, expanding
the receiver’s functionality to more than just a traditional car receiver.
More than a dozen smartphone-based apps optimized for in-vehicle use are
available (see complete list on www.pioneerelectronics.com/advancedappmode).

MIXTRAX MUSIC TECHNOLOGY (All Models)

Pioneer’s revolutionary MIXTRAX virtual DJ technology is incorporated into
each model, transforming a music library into a nonstop playlist that delivers
a unique DJ-infused listening experience. The MIXTRAX virtual DJ inserts
transitions and effects to music played from a compatible iPhone, iPod or USB
storage device. For advanced customization, users have the ability to pick the
types of effects and transitions added between songs as well as the length a
song plays before transitioning to the next song. For an additional club-like
effect, the background display of the multimedia DVD receivers can be set to
pulsate and change color with the tempo and intensity of the music.

SIRIUS XM RADIO CONNECTIVITY (AVH-X3500BHS and AVH-X5500BHS)

Both the AVH-X3500BHS and AVH-X5500BHS feature direct SiriusXM compatibility
with the SXV200 SiriusXM Vehicle Connect Tuner (sold separately, SiriusXM
subscription required). The SiriusXM Vehicle Connect Tuner offers a simple,
inexpensive solution for adding satellite radio, and Pioneer's multimedia DVD
receivers are the first in-vehicle products to market that include the new
Tune Start and Tune Scan features. They also receive the expanded SiriusXM
Radio channel lineup with more commercial-free music, sports, comedy,
exclusive entertainment, and SiriusXM Latino (20 channels of the most
comprehensive Latin programming lineup available to radio listeners with 10
exclusive commercial-free music channels). Tune Start begins playback of the
current song from the beginning with each channel change, and Tune Scan allows
the user to scan and listen to 6-second samples of songs currently playing on
their favorite music channels.

BLUETOOTH WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY

From the AVH-X2500BT and up, Bluetooth¹ connectivity is built in to provide a
wireless communication and data connection to Bluetooth enabled devices. The
Bluetooth profiles include the Hands-Free Profile (HFP) for wireless calling
and receiving; the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) for wireless
audio streaming; the Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) version 1.3
for wireless control of devices and related metadata (if available) to be
viewed directly on the Pioneer touchscreen display; and the Serial Port
Profile (SPP) for streaming and control of Pandora internet radio from
Android™ smartphones. To simplify the Bluetooth pairing process, all
Bluetooth-equipped models support the Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), which
allows the user to pair compatible devices without the need to input PIN
codes.

HD RADIO TECHNOLOGY (AVH-X3500BHS and AVH-X5500BHS)

Embracing a growing trend for high quality audio broadcasts, the AVH-X3500BHS
and AVH-X5500BHS feature integrated HD Radio tuners, providing clear digital
reception of HD Radio HD1, HD2 and HD3 broadcasts from participating radio
stations around the country. Both models also feature the HD Radio Artist
Experience™, displaying album art or station logos (when available) in
addition to the artist and song title information.

INTEGRATED FEATURES

Pioneer’s multimedia DVD receiver lineup offers a fresh modern cosmetic design
that can update any dashboard with large, high quality 6.1 or 7-inch WVGA
touchscreen displays. A new graphical user interface (GUI) in conjunction with
Pioneer’s intuitive Touch Slide Control provides easy and intuitive control of
various sources and features. Pioneer’s new finger EQ setting feature makes it
effortless for users to quickly change sound settings by simply drawing (swipe
of a finger) a desired EQ curve on the display.

A USB port^2 is integrated on the back of each model for playback of
audio/video media stored on a flash drive, hard drive, media player and/or
smartphone. In addition, the USB connections offer up to one amp of DC current
for faster charging of battery powered USB devices.

Each model offers three preamp outputs, DVD/CD playback, DivX^®/MP3/WMA/AAC
playback, aux input (rear), MOSFET 50W X 4 high power and Advanced Sound
Retriever. The AVH-X4500BT and AVH-X5500BHS both feature high volt (4V) RCA
outputs for a better sound quality connection to external amplifiers.

Pioneer’s multimedia receivers will be available in November 2012 with
suggested prices of $300 (AVH-X1500DVD), $350 (AVH-X2500BT), $400
(AVH-X3500BHS), $450 (AVH-X4500BT) and $500 (AVH-X5500BHS).

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Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and its
U.S. Web address is www.pioneerelectronics.com. Its parent company, Pioneer
Corporation, is a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and
computer equipment for the home, car and business markets.

*Do not use your Pioneer system if doing so will divert your attention in any
way from the safe operation of your vehicle. Always observe safe driving
rules. In some states certain operations of devices while driving may be
illegal. Where such regulations apply, they must be obeyed.

** iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S are compatible using the Pioneer CD-IU201S accessory
cable.

^1Bluetooth functionality requires a compatible Bluetooth-enabled mobile
phone. Certain Bluetooth features may not be supported by all compatible
Bluetooth-enabled devices, and/or the functionality of such features may be
limited in certain devices or by certain wireless carriers.

^2Not every USB device is compatible with a Pioneer head unit containing an
USB port. Pioneer head units containing a USB port are compatible with USB MSC
(Mass Storage Class) devices only, and are not compatible with DRM (Digital
Rights Management) contents and MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) connection
devices. For size and other limitations, please see Owner’s Manual.
Unauthorized copying of music or other files is strictly prohibited. Optional
USB extension cable is available for use with front USB ports.

PIONEER, MIXTRAX and APPRADIO are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Pioneer Corporation.
ANDROID is a registered trademark of Google.
BLUETOOTH is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG.
iPHONE is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
PANDORA is a registered trademark of Pandora Media, Inc.
HD Radio and Artist Experience are property trademarks of iBiquity Digital
Corporation.
Sirius, XM, SiriusXM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius
XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries.
DivX is a registered trademark of Rovi Corporation.

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Contact:

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
Jaed Arzadon, 310-952-2451
jaed.arzadon@pioneer-usa.com
or
Katherine Harbeston, 310-952-2388
katherine.harbeston@pioneer-usa.com
or
Dana Block, 310-496-4460
dana@allisonpr.com
 
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