|[January 08, 2013]
Pioneer Fully Embraces the Consumer's Smartphone Connected Lifestyle
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
CES (News - Alert) BOOTH #1101 - Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. continues to
embrace the consumer's smartphone connected lifestyle with the broadest
range of car, home and DJ electronic products that offer multiple wired
and wireless options with today's iOS and the Android™ OS
smartphone devices. With 97% of smartphone owners in the U.S. using
smartphones at home1, 83% while on the go, and 88% for
entertainment purposes, Pioneer is committed to the integration of
smartphone connectivity with its line of consumer electronics products
to bring consumers that personal smartphone experience, whenever and
Showcased at this year's 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show,
Pioneer is demonstrating interoperability with its smartphone integrated
products, including car electronics products such as the AppRadio™
2, in-dash multimedia navigation and in-dash DVD receivers; home
electronics products such as wireless speakers and home audio video
receivers; and professional and "prosumer" products such as DJ
controllers. This broad range of products enables users to connect their
Apple® iOS or Google (News - Alert)® Android OS smartphone
devices with ease and provide access and control of stored multimedia
content and/or smartphone applications.
"The smartphone has become the source for consumer entertainment. They
want to share content from their device(s) and we're making that happen,
whether it's at home, in the car, or on the go," said Russ Johnston,
executive vice president of Corporate Communications for Pioneer
Electronics (USA) Inc. "We're the most smartphone-friendly brand and we
are using the latest technologies, including iPhone® 5
connectivity, AppRadio™ Mode, AirPlay™, HTC (News - Alert) Connect™,
DLNA®, Wireless Direct and Bluetooth®, to give
consumers the freedom to enjoy stored audio video entertainment, the
latest compatible apps and online content."
Pioneer Car Electronics Division
Pioneer's Car Electronics Division is transforming any car into a
"connected car," bringing products designed to meet the consumer's
desire for enhanced integration of entertainment and smartphone
connectivity in the car. Pioneer's in-dash car receivers offer the most
smartphone connectivity options for the iPhone 5 and several Android
Multimedia Navigation and DVD Receivers - New connected
in-dash products introduced at CES include three navigation
receivers and three DVD
receivers. As a part of the AppRadio platform, which now consists
of a total of thirteen in-dash receivers starting at only $300
suggested retail price, all six systems incorporate Pioneer's AppRadio
Mode (previously known as Advanced App Mode) to provide users the
ability to access and control dozens of compatible smartphone apps*
through the units' built-in touchscreen displays.
iPhone 5 Connectivity - In less than four months,
Pioneer was able to develop three different solutions to provide
enhanced connectivity between iPhone 5 and a total of thirteen Pioneer
in-dash receivers (nine 2013 models and five 2012 models2).
Available in the spring, the CD-IH202, CD-IV202AV and CD-IV202NAVI
connectivity kits3, in conjunction with an appropriate
Apple (News - Alert) Lightning adapter from Apple, will give iPhone 5 users the
ability to access and control select iPhone 5 apps via the in-dash
touchscreen display; to play and control music and videos stored on
the iPhone 5; and to play and control the Pandora (News - Alert)® internet
radio app running on their iPhone 5 via the revolutionary AppRadio and
AppRadio Mode interfaces.
AppRadio Development Center - Pioneer continues to work
with many of the most popular services and app developers to deliver
the latest and most in demand in-vehicle content from the user's
smartphone to the car. Pioneer's AppRadio Development Center (www.appradiodev.com)
will help grow the library of AppRadio apps*, expediting the
development process between Pioneer and third-party app developers by
providing the tools necessary for integrating appropriate apps with
the AppRadio platform. These tools include the software development
kit, technical support, and additional resources to find all of the
information necessary from a single central resource portal.
Latest Apps - Adding to the long list of compatible apps
available on the AppRadio platform, new apps have been officially
added including those announced at the CES show: iHeartAuto™,
Rdio®, Beej!™, Parkopedia®, Glympse®,
and Maxthon® Cloud Web Browser, available for the iOS and
Android operating systems. The number of applications compatible with
the AppRadio platform now totals more than three dozen, ranging from
entertainment to navigation apps. A special section of the Pioneer
booth has been dedicated to demonstrating the new apps. For a full
list of compatible
apps on the AppRadio platform, log on to http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/appradio.
Pioneer Home Electronics Division
Pioneer's Home Electronics Division recognizes that the smartphone has
become the preferred source for streaming audio and video entertainment
and offers the most connectivity options in the home for today's
smartphone users. Pioneer's home electronics products integrate the
latest and most convenient wireless technology options for sharing
smartphone content in the home through AirPlay, DLNA 1.5,
Wireless Direct, HTC Connect, and Bluetooth, as well as exclusive apps
such as ControlApp and iControlAV2012.
Wireless Speakers - Pioneer adds to its lineup of whole
home audio products by entering the wireless speaker category with its
line of SMA
series of Wi-Fi® speakers, the XW-SMA1, XW-SMA3 and
XW-SMA4. Designed and sound tuned by renowned speaker engineer Andrew
Jones, all three models offer AirPlay and DLNA connectivity, as well
as an alternative wireless connection called Wireless Direct that
allows the speaker to act as its own wireless access point when a
network connection is unavailable.
Networked Home Audio Video Receivers - The full line of
networked Pioneer® and Elite® branded audio
video receivers will be on display demonstrating support of streaming
audio through AirPlay and HTC Connect as well as Pioneer's proprietary
control apps such as ControlApp and iControlAV2012, which allow the
user to control and push content from the phone to the audio video
receiver via network connection.
Latest Connectivity - Pioneer is committed to staying at
the forefront of technology and continues to offer the latest in
connectivity options with the most popular smartphone platforms in the
market. Pioneer home products are compatible with the newest iPhone 5
and iPhones running iOS6.
Additionally, Pioneer is the first consumer electronics manufacturer to
receive HTC Connect certification and provide a unified connectivity
solution for Android smartphone users via HTC Connect technology
incorporated in Pioneer's wireless speakers and AV receivers.
Pioneer DJ Division
Pioneer DJ brings the connected lifestyle into the DJ world with the XDJ-AERO
controller, the industry's first Wi-Fi® DJ system that can
wirelessly play music tracks from smart devices such as smartphones,
tablets and laptop computers4. The XDJ-AERO allows users to
mix and arrange their favorite music tracks stored on their smart
devices via Wi-Fi, as well as on USB memory devices and computers via
compatible DJ software by way of MIDI. For additional benefits and
convenience, the XDJ-AERO also features Wireless Direct, creating its
own access point when Wi-Fi isn't available or not in range, further
enabling quick and convenient connectivity with portable smart devices.
More Pioneer Technologies
Additional products at the booth demonstrating connectivity include
Zypr™, Pioneer's Web API (Application Programming Interface) that
aggregates Internet content and integrates it into mobile devices.
Pioneer continues to incorporate features from popular music listening
trends into its products. Pioneer's MIXTRAX™ music technology brings
today's DJ-centric lifestyle into the car and home settings. To
showcase the revolutionary MIXTRAX technology, Pioneer will be
featuring Travis Barker's classic '51 Chevy Truck equipped with the
DEH-X9500BHS CD receiver at its CES booth.
Continuing its history of innovation in new business categories,
Pioneer will display its future cycling technology, the SGX-CA900
high-performance cyclocomputer and the SGY-PM900 wireless water
resistant pedaling monitor sensor, designed to improve pedaling
technique for serious riders. The cycling technology builds on
Pioneer's heritage in analysis software and provides riders with
detailed analysis of their rides to evaluate their performance.
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.
1 Google/Ipsos OTX MediaCT survey - Our Mobile Planet: United
States, Understanding the Mobile Consumer (May 2012)
2 Firmware updates and optional cables required.
3 Connectivity kits and Apple Lightning adapter requirements
vary by model. For more information, visit www.pioneerelectronics.com/appradio.
4 Requires computer with wireless LAN functions or wireless
PIONEER, ELITE, AppRadio and MIXTRAX are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
ANDROID is a trademark of
iPhone and AirPlay are trademarks of
iHeartAuto is a trademark of Clear Channel
Parkopedia is a registered trademark of
Beej! is a trademark of ILS Technologies
Glympse is a registered trademark of Glympse Inc.
is a registered trademark of Rdio, Inc.
Maxthon is a
registered trademark of Maxthon USA Inc.
DLNA, the DLNA Logo
and DLNA Certified are trademarks, service marks, or certification marks
of the Digital Living Network Alliance.
Blu-ray Disc and
Blu-ray are trademarks owned by the Blu-ray Disc Association.
Bluetooth word mark is registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
and any use of such marks by Pioneer is under license.
and HTC Connect are trademarks of HTC Corporation.
a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
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