Cobra Showcases Complete Line of Trucking Innovations at 2013 Mid-America
Professional GPS Navigation Systems Featured at World's Largest
LOUISVILLE, KY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/20/13 -- The Mid-America
Trucking Show -- Cobra Electronics Corporation (NASDAQ: COBR); the
leading designer and marketer of Citizens Band (CB) radios, GPS
navigation systems and wireless hands-free driving solutions for
professional drivers, today announced it will exhibit its full line
of trucking innovations at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in
Booth #17084. During the course of the three-day event, Cobra staff
and special guest Robb Mariani, host of American Trucker, will
display some of the company's newest professional driving products to
members of the trucking community. The show is taking place at the
Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky March 21-23.
Throughout the show, Cobra will highlight its 8000 Pro HD and 6000
Pro HD GPS navigation units. These state-of-the-art systems have been
designed from the ground up specifically to meet the demands of
today's professional driver. The units include free live and
predictive traffic information to help drivers avoid costly traffic
delays, as well as free lifetime map updates and lifetime access to
the AURA(TM) database of speed/red-light camera locations, dangerous
intersections and known speed trap locations. Both are packed with
additional productivity-enhancing features including a
high-definition touch screen, truck-optimized route guidance, and
trucker-friendly points-of-interest provided by TruckDown(TM). The
8000 Pro HD sports a 7-inch HD LCD screen while the 6000 Pro HD
features a 5-inch screen.
At the show, Cobra will introduce its new free docking software
called Cobra HomeBase(TM), which allows drivers to download the
latest map/AURA Driving Hazards Database and software updates for the
Cobra Professional Navigation Systems. The HomeBase also allows
drivers to back up the personal data on their Cobra navigation
device, including address book information and state mileage logs.
Upon first connection, the HomeBase will not only allow drivers to
register their Cobra navigation device and download updates, but will
also allow them to provide feedback through the "Tell Cobra" feature.
Driver feedback will be reviewed by Cobra engineers and incorporated
into the company's continuous improvement process for potential
future product enhancements. The HomeBase system is compatible with
both Windows and Mac computers.
Cobra will also demonstrate several products designed to help drivers
abide by hands-free legislation, including the industry's most
advanced CB radio, the 29 LX BT, plus Cobra's new All-In-One Wireless
CB Headset (Model CA BTCB4). The 29LX BT CB radio leverages
Bluetooth(R) technology allowing truckers to connect their CB radio
to their mobile phone. With the 29 LX BT, drivers can make and
receive cell phone calls through the radio without ever touching
their phone. Other hands-free compliant features include voice
announcement of incoming callers, Caller ID display on the unit,
text-to-speech conversion for listening to incoming email messages
and responding to emails by simply talking. Cobra's CA BTCB4 Wireless
Headset consists of a lightweight and ergonomic Bluetooth and
RF-capable headset (compatible with virtually any Bluetooth-enabled
cell phone) featuring a state-of-the-art boom mike with integrated
noise canceling technology and a heavy-duty push-to-talk (PTT) button
which keys the CB microphone. The Bluetooth headset supports
hands-free cell phone usage for both in-bound and out-bound one-touch
calling, and can be paired to virtually any Bluetooth-enabled cell
phone. The Cobra CA BTCB4 is compatible with all 4-pin CB radios.
"All of us at Cobra are pleased to participate in the Mid-America
Trucking Show again this year," said Sally Washlow, president of
Cobra Electronics. "We always enjoy presenting our ever-expanding
lineup of innovations to the professional driving community as they
have been a major contributor to our continued success over the
years. The hard-working and loyal members of this community can
expect Cobra to continue delivering productivity-enhancing products
to truckers for many years to come."
About Cobra Electronics:
Cobra Electronics is a leading global
designer and marketer of communication and navigation products, with
a track record of delivering innovative and award-winning products.
Building upon its leadership position in the GMRS/FRS two-way radio,
radar detector and Citizens Band radio industries, Cobra identified
new growth opportunities and has aggressively expanded into the
marine market and has expanded its European operations. The Consumer
Electronics Association, Forbes and Deloitte & Touche have all
recognized Cobra for the company's innovation and industry
leadership. To learn more about Cobra Electronics, please visit the
Cobra site at www.cobra.com.
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