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Audiovox Announces Lightning-Based Connectivity Solutions for Factory Radio Integration Products

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Jan. 7, 2013 – LVCC, CENTER HALL, BOOTH 10415 – Audiovox Electronics Corporation (AEC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corp., announced that they will introduce Lightning based connectivity solutions for the Audiovox Driven by Dice - DUO, Universal and G2 Cradle product lines in the spring of 2013. Lightning connectivity will allow seamless integration between the iPhone 5 and new models of the iPod touch and iPod Nano without the need for an extra Lightning to 30 pin adapter.

The entire 2013 Audiovox Driven by DICE product line is compatible with the new iOS6 software and delivers more features to existing factory radios. MediaBridge will now allow drivers to add voice activated capabilities that further minimize distractions and add convenience with hands free control of many features and functions.  Every factory radio scan button now becomes a Siri button when a MediaBridge is installed.

Although USB connectors can be found on a variety of competitive OE Integration products, few of them support the full USB digital architecture required to communicate with an iPhone 5 through the new Lightning to USB cable. The new Lightening cables plug right into the MediaBridge and Universal 200’s USB port with full compatibility.  The iPhone 5 Lightning connector cable is a digital connection that delivers only digital audio and control protocol.

“The latest Audiovox Driven by DICE MediaBridge product line is the industry’s first OEM radio integration product that adds VOICE CONTROL to help minimize driver distraction while delivering unprecedented conveniences that make driving more stress free. We have now established the engineering platform for hands free control of your music, phone dialing, text messaging, and turn-by-turn GPS navigation that we will expand into new products for 2013 and beyond, ” said Tom Malone, President of Audiovox Electronics Corp.

The Audiovox Driven by DICE products deliver a superior integration experience that solves connectivity issues, addresses driver safety and adds convenience for the tech savvy Smartphone user in the car.  Malone continued, “Our OE Integration products deliver plug-and-play integration for selected factory radios so that consumers can take advantage of Apple®’s ever evolving iOS capabilities and connections. Our new Voice Control direction enables Siri or S voice on an Andriod device in the car, with a touch of a button, and our new Lightning connection enabled devices allow for seamless connection without the need of an extra adapter. It’s a win for everyone involved in selling, installing and using integration products.”

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