Three Top Line Pioneer Multimedia DVD Receivers Expand Connectivity and Entertainment Features

  Three Top Line Pioneer Multimedia DVD Receivers Expand Connectivity and
  Entertainment Features

         Multimedia DVD Receivers Enhanced with iPhone 5 Connectivity

2013 International CES BOOTH #1101

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- January 8, 2013

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today completed its line of 2013 in-dash
multimedia DVD receivers with the introduction of three new models designed to
meet today’s consumer needs for enhanced integration of entertainment and
smartphone connectivity in the car. The new line of multimedia DVD receivers,
consisting of the AVH-X6500DVD, AVH-X7500BT and AVH-X8500BHS, features
enhanced connectivity with iPhone® 5 (except AVH-X6500DVD^1), Pioneer’s
exclusive MIXTRAX^™ virtual DJ technology and AppRadio Mode, smartphone and
USB connectivity, Pandora^® internet radio, high resolution touchscreen
display and more. Select models also integrate direct control of the
SiriusXM^® SXV200 Connect Vehicle Tuner (sold separately), Bluetooth^®
wireless technology and built-in HD Radio^™ Technology.

Pioneer AVH-X8500BHS Multimedia DVD Receiver (Photo: Business Wire)

Pioneer AVH-X8500BHS Multimedia DVD Receiver (Photo: Business Wire)

“Pioneer’s in-dash DVD receivers offer the ultimate audio video in-car
experience by incorporating a wide mix of connectivity and entertainment
features” said Ted Cardenas, vice president of marketing for the Car
Electronics Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “We continue to
diversify entertainment options by integrating popular music services such as
satellite radio from SiriusXM and streaming services like Pandora and enhanced
connectivity to allow access and control of compatible apps and videos on
Apple devices including iPhone 4, 4S, and now iPhone 5.”

ENHANCED IPHONE 5 CONNECTIVITY (AVH-X8500BHS and AVH-X7500BT)

The AVH-X8500BHS and AVH-X7500BT feature enhanced connectivity with iPhone 5
via Pioneer’s proprietary connectivity kits. When used with a compatible
connectivity kit (CD-IH202 for AVH-X8500BHS or CD-IV202AV for AVH-X7500BT,
sold separately), an appropriate Apple Lightning adapter accessory, and a
firmware update (available this spring), users can access and control select
iPhone 5 apps via the in-dash touchscreen display; play and control music and
videos stored on the iPhone 5; and play and control the Pandora® internet
radio app running on their iPhone 5 via the revolutionary AppRadio^™ and
AppRadio Mode interface.

APPRADIO MODE (All Models)

Developed from Pioneer’s revolutionary AppRadio, the AppRadio Mode feature
(previously known as Advanced AppMode) is available in the three multimedia
DVD models and expands their functionality into more than just the traditional
in-dash receiver.

Using Pioneer’s free of charge AppRadio App and the large touchscreen displays
on the multimedia DVD receivers, users are able to view and control compatible
third-party apps* installed on their compatible iPhone** devices. New to the
2013 models, AppRadio Mode on the AVH-X8500BHS now supports smartphones on the
Android platform (via optional CD-AH200 accessory cable kit required, sold
separately).*** There are more than two dozen smartphone-based apps optimized
for in-vehicle use currently available and Pioneer continues to grow the
library of apps (for a complete list visit
www.pioneerelectronics.com/appradiomode).

MIXTRAX MUSIC TECHNOLOGY (All Models)

Pioneer’s revolutionary MIXTRAX virtual DJ technology is incorporated into
each model, transforming a listener’s 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.

SIRIUSXM-READY^™  (AVH-X8500BHS)

The flagship AVH-X8500BHS model is SiriusXM-Ready and capable of receiving
SiriusXM’s commercial-free music, premier sports and live events, comedy,
news, exclusive talk and entertainment, and SiriusXM Latino, the most
comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM
programming is received through the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner
(sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required). The SXV200 SiriusXM Connect
Vehicle Tuner offers a simple, cost-effective solution for adding satellite
radio to your vehicle, and Pioneer's multimedia DVD receivers are among the
first aftermarket in-vehicle products to include the new Tune Scan™ and Tune
Start™ features (other Pioneer SCD/AVH models that are already available offer
this feature). The Tune Scan feature scans through songs from the user’s
favorite music presets. When a user enables the Tune Start feature and tunes
to a favorite preset music channel, the current song will automatically start
playing from the beginning.

BLUETOOTH WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY (AVH-X7500BT and AVH-X8500BHS)

Bluetooth^2 connectivity is built in to the AVH-X7500BT and AVH-X8500BHS,
providing 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 Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), which allows
the user to pair compatible devices without the need to input PIN codes.

HD RADIO TECHNOLOGY (AVH-X8500BHS)

Supporting the demand for high quality audio broadcasts, the AVH-X8500BHS
features an integrated HD Radio tuner, providing clear digital reception of HD
Radio HD1, HD2 and HD3 broadcasts from participating radio stations across the
country. Listeners also have access to the HD Radio Artist Experience™ feature
that displays album art or station logos (when available) on the screen, as
well as artist and song title information.

BUILT-IN FEATURES

All three multimedia DVD receivers feature large, high quality motorized 7-in
WVGA touchscreen displays and detachable face for added security. The
AVH-X6500DVD and AVH-X7500BT are designed for single-DIN installations, while
the AVH-X8500BHS offers a double-DIN chassis for larger dash opening
applications. For 2013, all Pioneer multimedia DVD receivers feature a new
graphical user interface (GUI) as well as new features including a source
selection shortcut button to display available sources in large easy-to-read
fonts, making it quick and convenient for users to access and change to a
different source without leaving the current source screen. The new receiver
models also include a new finger EQ setting feature enabling users to change
sound settings quickly by simply drawing (with the swipe of a finger) the
desired EQ curve on the display.

The receivers are integrated with USB support for playback of audio/video
media stored on a flash drive, hard drive, media player or smartphone. The
flagship AVH-X8500BHS integrates dual rear USB ports^3 and the AVH-X6500DVD
and AVH-X7500BT models offer a rear single USB port. The USB connections also
provide one amp of DC current for faster charging of battery-powered USB
devices.

Each model offers three sets of preamp outputs, DVD/CD playback,
DivX^®/MP3/WMA/AAC playback, aux input (rear), MOSFET 50W X 4 high power, high
volt (4V) RCA outputs for a better sound quality connection to external
amplifiers, and Pioneer’s innovative Advanced Sound Retriever^® technology for
increased sound quality playback of compressed music.

Pioneer’s multimedia DVD receivers will be available in March with suggested
retail prices of $450 (AVH-X6500DVD), $500 (AVH-X7500BT) and $650
(AVH-X8500BHS).

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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 device, 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.

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

***Visit pioneerelectronics.com/appradio for a complete list of compatible
Android phones. Pioneer CD-AH200 accessory cable must be used with compatible
Android phone to access AppRadio Mode feature.

^1iPhone 5 compatible for music and Pandora using the Pioneer accessory cable.

^2Bluetooth 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.

^3Not every USB device is compatible with a Pioneer head unit containing a USB
port. Pioneer head units containing USB ports are compatible with USB MSC
(Mass Storage Class) devices only, and are not compatible with DRM (Digital
Rights Management) content or 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, APPRADIO and ADVANCED SOUND RETRIEVER are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
ANDROID is a trademark of Google.
BLUETOOTH is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG.
iPhone and iPod aretrademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries.
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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