March 24, 2017 2:02 AM ET


Company Overview of Clarion Corporation of America

Company Overview

Clarion Corporation of America distributes audio and mobile electronics equipment for automakers. The company offers NX807, a double DIN in-dash infotainment source unit; and smart access platform for equipped vehicles. It sells and markets car TV and multimedia systems, car audio systems, rearview monitor systems, and fixed and transportable navigation products for regional original equipment manufacturer (OEM), semi-OEM, and retail businesses, as well as end-user consumers in the United States. The company was founded in 1966 and is based in Cypress, California with additional offices in Farmington Hills, Michigan; Walton, Kentucky; Dublin, Ohio; and Nashville, Tennessee. Clarion Corporati...

6200 Gateway Drive

Cypress, CA 90630

United States

Founded in 1966

Key Executives for Clarion Corporation of America

Senior Vice President of OEM Sales
Vice President of Retail Division
Special Advisor
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Clarion Corporation of America Key Developments

Clarion Corporation of America Launches Two New Apps for the Smart Access Platform Available on Subaru STARLINK Equipped Vehicles

Clarion Corporation of America announced the availability of two new apps available on the Smart Access platform for SUBARU STARLINK™ equipped vehicles. RightTrack™ Test Drive from Liberty Mutual Insurance, an app that monitors driving habits and provides drivers with tips on how to drive safer, helping them lower their insurance rates and improve their safe driving skills, will be available directly on the infotainment system screens of new and current vehicles featuring factory-installed systems equipped with Clarion's Smart Access cloud-based infotainment platform. Subaru is the first automotive manufacturer to offer the app on its Smart Access powered SUBARU STARLINK™ infotainment system, providing Subaru owners the ability to take advantage of Liberty Mutual's offerings. In addition to the RightTrack™ Test Drive app from Liberty Mutual, Clarion has also added the Quick Reference Guide, created by Tweddle, to its Smart Access platform specifically for future SUBARU STARLINK™ equipped vehicles. The Quick Reference Guide app is a digital version of the vehicle's original hardcopy quick reference guides that come standard in all new Subaru vehicles. The app features In-Vehicle Help (IVH) that provides an interactive, searchable, model-specific concierge to the infotainment touchscreen. Currently, the Quick Guide app includes EyeSight®, SUBARU STARLINK™ Infotainment, and a vehicle overview. While Subaru will continue to include paper versions of these guides in its vehicles, this is Subaru's first step toward going paperless.

Clarion Corporation of America Releases Premium Double-DIN Multimedia Source Unit

Clarion Corporation of America announced the introduction of NX807, the company's first full-featured premium double DIN in-dash infotainment source unit featuring Apple CarPlay™ support. Serving as Clarion's audio source unit, the NX807 boasts an impressive array of premium features and capabilities that help it outshine the competition, including a high-definition 7-inch touch display, embedded GPS navigation, support for Pandora® and Bluetooth® music streaming and smartphone screen mirroring through HDMI.  When it comes to audio performance, Clarion's NX807 clearly stands above the competition, offering a 15-band graphic equalizer, 96kHz/24-bit high-resolution playback of FLAC audio files, and a TOSLINK digital audio output interface for seamless integration with Clarion's CES Innovation Full Digital Sound™ component system – allowing users to experience true high-resolution playback of FLAC audio tracks sampled at 96kHz. The NX807 is Clarion's first aftermarket source unit offered in the U.S. market to support Apple CarPlay, providing drivers a safer way to access the various benefits of having an iPhone®, such as Siri®, Maps, iTunes Radio® as well as all of the music streaming apps that currently support CarPlay. Additionally, the NX807 is fully compatible with Clarion's Full Digital Sound (FDS) components system, which allows the unit to pass a high-resolution digital audio signal to an installed FDS processor. Clarion's FDS processor separates high-resolution digital audio file into separate channels of digital audio and sends each channel to its respective FDS speaker. Clarion's FDS system is unique in that it maintains a digital audio signal from the source until it reaches the speakers' voice coils, where the digital audio signal is then turned into sound pressure. Unlike all other in-car component systems, Clarion's FDS system never converts the digital audio signal to analog, ensuring that high-resolution digital audio is maintained without loss or added noise and artifacts from analog connections. In addition to supporting Apple CarPlay, Clarion has designed the NX807 with an array of features and specifications to deliver premium sound quality that will even the most discerning of ears, including: Optical digital output for system upgrades – enables plug-and-play integration with Clarion's Full Digital Sound processor, Support for high-resolution 96kHz/24-bit FLAC audio, 15-band graphic equalizer with low-pass and high-pass filters and Dynamic Bass Enhancement, Source independent Gain/EQ, 50 Watts x 4 MOS-FET amplifier (19 Watts x 4 RMS) for less than 1% total harmonic distortion plus noise and 2-Zone Entertainment – allows rear seat passengers to enjoy one separate source than the front seat passengers. Key features of the Clarion NX807: 7-inch WVGA display with touch interface and tilt control, Embedded navigation with 3D maps featuring 11 million points-of-interest, Variable color key illumination, HDMI input, 2 USB inputs, Optical digital output, Audio/Video inputs (RCA), Bluetooth connectivity for HFP/A2DP, Pandora® control for iPhone® and Android™, External microphone included Rear view camera with audio input, IR remote control included OEM steering wheel remote control ready.

Clarion Corporation of America Launches Two New Gauge Hole Style Multimedia Source Units

Clarion Corporation of America announced the expansion of their line of purpose-built marine-grade audio products with the introduction of two new multimedia source units. The two-piece CMS3 model features a choice of two commanders and black box processor unit, while the all new GR10BT mechless system offers premium features and performance in an all-inclusive compact form factor, designed to fit in a standard three-inch gauge hole instrument panel opening. Both new Clarion marine-grade source units offer greater flexibility to boat builders and boat owners alike who want durable, audio systems, that maintain a streamlined instrument panel. The GR10BT from Clarion is a full-featured one-piece gauge hole style multimedia source unit featuring a sleek brushed metal look, and robust connectivity options. The GR10BT is an ideal solution for boaters looking to get big sound from a sleek, compact package. The GR10BT is powerful, offering up to 180 watts (45w x 4 at 4ohm) of peak power, and rugged, with an iPX5 water resistant rated faceplate. With a chassis measuring three-inches in diameter, the GR10BT features an impressive list of music source options, including a Global AM/FM/Weather Band tuner, Bluetooth music streaming, MP3/WMA USB file playback and a standard RCA audio input. The unit additionally features four-channel (F2ch+R2ch/Sub) 2V RCA pre-amp outputs for adding amplifiers to the system. The CMS3 from Clarion is a marine-grade digital media hub designed specifically for extreme duty in harsh environments. Featuring a compact Black Box processor unit that can be hidden away, the CMS3 is available with two distinctly different weather-proof commander controller design options. Available with a round gauge hole style controller or a rectangular design, either commander can be mounted unobtrusively in any available three-inch gauge hole opening in the instrument panel or installed inside the cabin, on the bridge, or anywhere else on the boat. The system features the essentials, including iPod/iPhone connectivity, Bluetooth with aptX music streaming, and a global AM/FM/Weather Band tuner, as well as offers a wide variety of connection options including SiriusXM Satellite Radio, AUX input and USB audio, providing users the freedom to enjoy their favorite music from any of today's popular multimedia sources. With the CMS3 Black Box installed, users can control all functions directly from the separate watertight controller. The simple robust design of the two controller options maximizes the system's reliability and robustness to harsh environments, while the two-line LCD display allows for simple, intuitive control of the system's features. Controller available in round gauge size (rear pressure mount) or rectangular (front screw mount) versions. Main features of Clarion's new CMS3 two-piece audio source unit include: IPX6 rated 2-Line LCD display; Bluetooth music streaming with aptX; Global AM/FM/Weather Band tuner; Made for iPod/iPhone; USB MP3/WMA file playback; Auxiliary audio RCA input; 50 Watts X 4 at 4-ohm; 6-Channel/2V RCA outputs; Built-in high & low-pass crossovers; Wired marine remote ready. Available in three-inch gauge hole round format or rectangular shaped commander. Main features of Clarion's new GR10BT gauge hole source unit include: IPX5 rated water resistant face; IPX3 rated three-inch gauge hole chassis; Bluetooth music streaming; USB MP3/WMA file playback; Auxiliary audio RCA input; Smartphone charging via USB; Global AM/FM/Weather Band tuner.

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