Clarion Connectivity Really Delivers by Introducing USB Windows Media DRM Solution Directly on Source Units

New Mobile Entertainment Products offer increased flexibility in music

playback formats

Jan 07, 2008, 00:00 ET from Clarion Corporation of America

    CYPRESS, Calif., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarion Corporation of America,
 a leading manufacturer of mobile electronics, introduces new CD and
 multimedia source units that incorporate support for Microsoft Windows
 Media Digital Rights Management (WM DRM) and pure digital audio streaming
 playback feature via USB connection.
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     Customers can now choose from six very distinct mobile CD source units
 (DUZ385SAT, DXZ785USB, DXZ585USB and DXZ385USB) and multimedia systems
 (MAX685BT and the VRX785BT) that offer both Windows Media Audio and Video
 playback capabilities along with support for playback of WM DRM protected
 content. Each offers increased flexibility with support for several types
 of music playback formats, making it the ultimate device for taking your
 own music collection on the road.
     The Windows Media platform is used in the majority of online sites that
 use DRM (Digital Rights Management) coding to protect the usage of rented
 or purchased files.
     "This development gives an entirely new group of portable music
 consumers a convenient in-vehicle solution directly on capable Clarion
 source units," states Adam Thomas, Clarion's Vice President of Marketing.
 "Clarion's exciting new WM DRM feature, combined with USB iPod Direct, and
 Mass Storage Class device connection, will give millions more portable
 music users one convenient USB connection to connect their portable music
     About Clarion:
     Clarion Corporation of America, headquartered in Cypress, California,
 is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Clarion Co. Ltd., which joined the
 Hitachi-group companies as a consolidated subsidiary in 2006. Clarion
 Corporation of America ranks among the top 150 North American OEM Suppliers
 and is recognized by an independent research firm for the highest customer
 satisfaction for 6CD radios in new vehicle's sold in the U.S. Clarion, an
 international leader in mobile electronics since 1940, conducts research,
 development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of
 vehicle entertainment, navigation, rear vision, communications and security
 products for the automotive, marine and recreational vehicle environments.
 Clarion has over 10,000 employees worldwide and 12 factories in 10
 countries, with marketing and sales affiliates in Europe, North and South
 America, Asia and Australia. Clarion is located on the Web at
     Microsoft, Windows Media, Windows and Windows Vista are either
 registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States
 and/or other countries.
     iPod is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. registered in
 the U.S. and other countries.

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