Lexus to Offer HD Radio™ Technology Lexus Announces HD Radio Technology with iTunes® Tagging Availability in the 2013 GS 350

COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

What:

Lexus announced that they would be offering HD Radio Technology with the popular iTunes® Tagging feature in their 2013 GS 350 model.  The vehicle along with HD Radio Technology made its debut during the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance event.  This is the 1st vehicle from the Lexus family to announce that it will launch HD Radio Technology.




With this Lexus announcement, HD Radio Technology is or will be available as a factory installed feature from 19 automotive brands including Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, MINI USA, Rolls-Royce, Scion, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.



Why:

Automakers are continuing to embrace HD Radio Technology at a rapid pace, offering consumers a variety of new and exciting stations in crystal-clear digital sound, including on-screen information that displays song titles and artist names.  The popular iTunes® Tagging feature is also continuing its rapid adoption with automakers.  Earlier this year, Toyota announced the adoption of HD Radio Technology starting in 2011 and Scion announced that they are making the technology a standard feature with their 2012 audio products.




Today, there are over 2,000 AM & FM stations broadcasting with HD Radio Technology with more than 1,300 additional digital only FM HD2/HD3/HD4 multicast channels sending new exciting programming.




To get a sense of the dynamic, fresh new formats on these HD2/HD3/HD4 channels, check out the full list here: http://hdradio.com/#stationGuideWidgetry.



Where:

Your local auto dealerships nationwide.



When:

Today (8/26/11)!



For more information, contact:

Steve Baldacci

James DeRidder

Senior VP Marketing

Director, OEM Marketing

iBiquity Digital Corporation

iBiquity Digital Corporation

443-539-4340

248-537-3267

baldacci@ibiquity.com

deridder@ibiquity.com



Note to editors: "HD Radio" and the "HD Radio" logo are proprietary trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corp. The "HD" in HD Radio™ is part of iBiquity Digital's brand name for its advanced digital AM/FM system. It does not mean hybrid digital or high-definition digital; both of these are incorrect.

SOURCE iBiquity Digital Corporation




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