Pioneer Announces Enhanced iPhone 5 Connectivity for AppRadio 2 and AppRadio Mode Products

  Pioneer Announces Enhanced iPhone 5 Connectivity for AppRadio 2 and AppRadio
  Mode Products

   Three Connectivity Kits for iPhone 5 Provide Compatibility for Thirteen
                     In-Dash Products Available in Spring

2013 International CES

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- January 8, 2013

CES BOOTH #1101 – Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today announced three
solutions that provide enhanced connectivity between iPhone^® 5 and thirteen
2013 and 2012 Pioneer in-dash receivers. When used with a compatible Pioneer
in-dash receiver and an appropriate Apple Lightning adapter accessory, these
connectivity kit solutions enable iPhone 5 users to access and control select
iPhone 5 apps via the in-dash touchscreen display; play and control music and
videos stored on iPhone 5; and play and control of the Pandora^® internet
radio and Aha Radio apps running on their iPhone 5 via the revolutionary
AppRadio™ and AppRadio Mode interface (previously known as Advanced AppMode).
This enhances the existing Bluetooth^® connectivity between iPhone 5 and these
Pioneer in-dash receivers that provides hands-free calling and, on select
models, A2DP wireless audio streaming and control.

Pioneer AppRadio 2 (Photo: Business Wire)

Pioneer AppRadio 2 (Photo: Business Wire)

These connectivity kits are compatible with the revolutionary AppRadio 2
SPH-DA100; the new 2013 AVIC-Z150BH, AVIC-X950BH and AVIC-X850BT in-dash
navigation receivers; the 2012 AVIC-Z140BT and AVIC-X940BT in-dash navigation
receivers; the new-for-2013 AVH-X8500BHS, AVH-X7500BT, AVH-X5500BHS,
AVH-X4500BT, AVH-X3500BH and AVH-X2500BT multimedia DVD receivers; and the
2012 AVH-P8400BH multimedia DVD receiver.

“As the leader in smartphone connectivity for the car and home, Pioneer fully
understands the importance of providing an iPhone 5 compatibility solution
that integrates with our revolutionary AppRadio and AppRadio Mode products,”
said Ted Cardenas, vice president of marketing for the Car Electronics
Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “With maximum efforts from product
engineers, we have developed solutions that apply to a wide range of our
in-dash products to meet our consumers’ wants and expectations.”

Digital AV Solution

The CD-IH202 connectivity kit is an “all digital” connection designed for use
with the AppRadio 2 SPH-DA100, AVH-X8500BHS, AVIC-Z150BH and AVIC-X950BH. The
kit includes a 2-meter automotive grade HDMI cable, which handles all audio
and video transfer between the Pioneer products and iPhone 5, and a 1.5-meter
17-pin to USB cable for charging iPhone 5. To complete compatibility between
these Pioneer products and the iPhone 5, consumers must also obtain Apple’s
Lightning to USB Cable and Lightning Digital AV Adapter, as well as a firmware
update* from Pioneer (available this spring at no charge). The CD-IH202 will
be available in March with a suggested price of $50.

VGA Solutions

Pioneer also offers the CD-IV202AV (for use with 2013 multimedia DVD receivers
and the AVH-P8400BH) and CD-IV202NAVI (for use with the AVIC-X850BT and 2012
in-dash navigation receivers). The VGA solutions include a proprietary
connector cable and interface module to accomplish all audio and video
transfer and a 1.5-meter USB cable for charging iPhone 5. For a complete list
of compatible audio video products, visit www.pioneerelectronics.com/car. To
complete compatibility between these Pioneer products and iPhone 5, consumers
must also obtain Apple’s Lightning to USB Cable and Lightning to VGA Adapter,
as well as a firmware update from Pioneer for select 2012 and 2013 multimedia
DVD and navigation receivers (available this spring at no charge). The
CD-IV202AV and CD-IV202NAVI will be available in March with a suggested price
of $100.

For a complete list of iPhone 5 and other smartphone compatible Pioneer
aftermarket car electronics products, please click here.

Previously known as Advanced AppMode, Pioneer’s AppRadio Mode provides users
the ability to access and control dozens of compatible smartphone apps through
the units’ built-in touchscreen displays. AppRadio Mode is available on many
2012 and 2013 products (check compatibility on
www.pioneerelectronics.com/car).

Connectivity Kit Solutions & Compatible Products*
                                     CD-IH202     CD-IV202AV     CD-IV202NAVI
Category           Model                                   
                                     HDMI         VGA            VGA
AppRadio           AppRadio 2      X                        
                   AVH-X8500BHS    X                        
                   AVH-X7500BT                X             
Multimedia DVD     AVH-X5500BHS               X             
Receivers          AVH-X4500BT                X             
                   AVH-X3500BHS               X             
                   AVH-X2500BT                X             
                   AVH-P8400BH                X             
                   AVIC-Z150BH     X                        
Multimedia         AVIC-X950BH     X                        
Navigation         AVIC-X850BT                             X
Receivers          AVIC-Z140BH                             X
                   AVIC-X940BT                             X
*NOTE:Apple’s Lightning to USB Cable and Lightning Digital AV Adapter or
Lightning to VGA Adapter are required with corresponding Pioneer connectivity
kits.


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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 and is celebrating
75 years of innovation in the consumer electronics industry.

*Read the operation manual as well as all instructions and cautions provided
with compatible smartphone apps before use. Become familiar with any
applicable state and local laws. Pay attention to the road, limit glances to
the Pioneer system, and do not use any feature if it cannot be operated safely
in your location and environment. Distracted driving may result in serious
injury, including death.

PIONEER and APPRADIO are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pioneer
Corporation.
iPhone is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
PANDORA is a registered trademark of Pandora Media, Inc.
Aha Radio is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc.

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Contact:

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