New Line of Pioneer In-Dash Multimedia DVD Receivers Offer the Most Entertainment Options in the Car

  New Line of Pioneer In-Dash Multimedia DVD Receivers Offer the Most
  Entertainment Options in the Car

Business Wire

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- November 6, 2013

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today unveiled its new 2014 line of in-dash
multimedia DVD receivers that focuses on providing the most entertainment
options in the car. Consisting of the AVH-X1600DVD, AVH-X2600BT, AVH-X3600BHS,
AVH-X4600BT and AVH-X5600BHS, all five models have a refined, sophisticated
look and offer advanced technologies that provide users with a variety of
entertainment options including MIXTRAX^® virtual DJ technology, DVD/CD media
playback, MirrorLink^™, improved AppRadio^® Mode for iPhone^® 5, Pandora^®
station creation, SiriusXM^® satellite radio compatibility, built-in HD
Radio^® and USB connectivity. For added convenience and smartphone
connectivity options, all new DVD receivers feature Bluetooth^® wireless
connectivity^1, Android^™ Media Transfer Protocol, wireless iPod^® Control and
Siri^® Eyes Free functionality.

Pioneer AVH-X5600BHS In-Dash Multimedia DVD Receiver (Photo: Business Wire)

Pioneer AVH-X5600BHS In-Dash Multimedia DVD Receiver (Photo: Business Wire)

“The variety of entertainment options available to the consumer is greater
than ever, from traditional sources such as DVD video and CD music, to
multimedia audio and video streamed from the Internet - all available through
a connected smartphone - and today's consumer expects to have access to all of
their content,” said Ted Cardenas, vice president of marketing for the Car
Electronics Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Pioneer's latest DVD
receivers provide the features and connectivity to access many of the latest
content and services, through a safer and easier to use interface specifically
designed for the vehicle.”

  *USB CONNECTIVITY^2  – When connected to an iPhone, iPod, portable USB
    drives and now Android devices via the USB port, users can use basic
    controls (Play/Pause/FF/Rev/Random/Repeat) and display of track, artist
    and album information. Android devices must run OS 4.0 (Ice Cream
    Sandwich) and newer with Android Media Transfer Protocol^2.
  *MIRRORLINK (All Models)  –  For the first time, all new DVD models are
    MirrorLink compatible with Pioneer’s CD-ML100^3 interface cable (sold
    separately, $100). Created by the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC),
    MirrorLink technology enables consumers to connect compatible smartphones
    to access Music, Contacts and Maps through the MirrorLink interface for a
    more convenient and safer in-car experience.
  *APPRADIO MODE (All Models) – Pioneer’s revolutionary AppRadio Mode is
    available in all 2014 DVD receiver models (compatible iPhone and Pioneer
    accessory cables required, sold separately). Using the free of charge
    Pioneer AppRadio App, users can easily view and control compatible
    third-party apps* installed on their compatible iPhone devices on the
    receivers’ large WVGA LCD touchscreen displays, expanding the receiver’s
    functionality to more than just a traditional in-dash receiver.

    Pioneer simplifies the AppRadio Mode connectivity using an iPhone 5 with
    the new CD-IV203 cable (sold separately, $70), a lower priced cable
    solution that includes a 2 meter (RGB 26-pin to VGA) connector and a .5
    meter (Lightning to USB) cable.

  *PANDORA STATION CREATION (All models)  – An industry first, all new
    Pioneer DVD receivers allow users to quickly create new Pandora stations
    while connected to an iPhone or compatible Android smartphone device.
    Models that are equipped with Bluetooth enable wireless control and
    display of Pandora internet radio content, no longer requiring a physical
    cable connection with a smartphone device. Users can simply touch the
    “plus” icon on the receiver and the unit will display a pop-up menu to
    create a station dynamically using the artist name or track information.
  *BLUETOOTH WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY – Models AVH-X2600BT and up feature
    built-in Bluetooth wireless capability for convenient hands-free calling
    and receiving (HFP) as well as music streaming (A2DP) with compatible
    Bluetooth enabled devices. The models also support 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, as well as the Serial Port Profile (SPP) for
    streaming and control of Pandora internet radio from Android smartphones.

    Bluetooth enabled Pioneer receiver models provide iPhone 4S (or newer)
    users with Siri Eyes Free functionality  for a safer and more convenient
    smartphone experience. With Siri Eyes Free, users can utilize the power of
    voice control to make calls, select and play music, hear and compose text
    messages, listen to notifications, and add reminders.

  *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.
  *SIRIUSXM RADIO CONNECTIVITY (AVH-X3600BHS and AVH-X5600BHS) – Both the
    AVH-X3600BHS and AVH-X5600BHS are SiriusXM compatible with the SXV200
    SiriusXM Vehicle Connect Tuner (sold separately, SiriusXM subscription
    required) and include the Tune Start™ and Tune Scan™ features. 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.
  *HD RADIO TECHNOLOGY (AVH-X3600BHS and AVH-X5600BHS) – For listening to
    high quality audio broadcasts, the AVH-X3600BHS and AVH-X5600BHS feature
    built-in HD Radio, 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.

BUILT-IN FEATURES

Pioneer’s multimedia DVD receivers offer a stylish and elegant cosmetic design
that can refresh the look of any dashboard with a large 6.1 or 7-inch WVGA
touchscreen display. Their graphical user interface (GUI) along with Pioneer’s
Touch Slide Control and finger EQ setting feature provide quick control to
sources and features.

Each model offers three preamp outputs, DivX^®/MP3/WMA/AAC playback, aux input
(rear), MOSFET 50W X 4 high power and Advanced Sound Retriever. The
AVH-X4600BT and AVH-X5600BHS both feature high volt (4V) RCA outputs for
increased sound quality connection when used with external amplifiers.

Pioneer’s multimedia DVD receivers are now available with suggested prices of
$300 (AVH-X1600DVD), $350 (AVH-X2600BT), $400 (AVH-X3600BHS), $450
(AVH-X4600BT) and $500 (AVH-X5600BHS).

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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.

*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.

^1 Bluetooth 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.

^2 Not 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) 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.

^3 CD-ML100 uses RGB navigation input. AVIC-U250 hideaway navigation cannot be
used while CD-ML100 is connected.

PIONEER, MIXTRAX and APPRADIO are registered trademarks of Pioneer
Corporation.
ANDROID is a trademark of Google.
BLUETOOTH is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG.
MirrorLink and the MirrorLink logo are certification marks of the Car
Connectivity Consortium LLC.
iPHONE and iPOD are trademarks 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-.52-2388
katherine.harbeston@pioneer-usa.com
or
Dana Block, 310-496-4460
dana@allisonpr.com
 
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