VISTA, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Directed Electronics, Inc., (Nasdaq: DEIX), the largest designer and marketer of consumer branded vehicle security and convenience systems in the United States based on sales, and a major supplier of home audio, mobile audio and video, and satellite radio products, today announced that its new Soloist(TM) Universal Media Dock (p/n SOLOD1) will be widely available in September at nationwide and regional retailers. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060803/LATH097) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020424/DIRECTLOGO) Soloist(TM) Universal Media Dock employs interchangeable cradles (included) to dock many different SIRIUS receivers (either current or available soon) plus iPods. Soloist(TM) also comes with a SIRIUS home antenna, IR remote control and AC power adapter. Suggested retail is $149. According to Jim Minarik, Directed Electronics President and CEO, "Soloist(TM) is part of Directed's extensive accessory product offering that supports the 2006 SIRIUS receiver lineup. Also available in the coming months will be boomboxes, sound cases, travel chargers, portfolio cases, a wide assortment of protective cases and other portable-use accessories, and kits that provide all the parts required for professional installation of SIRIUS plug-and-play receivers in vehicles and motorcycles." Soloist(TM) uses patented SurfaceSound flat panel technology by NXT(R), and is powered by a 10 watt-per-channel Tripath amplifier. It comes with front panel AUX IN and headphone jacks, rear panel AUX IN and OUT, rear panel USB port, and a built-in alarm clock with snooze button, which can wake the user to their favorite SIRIUS station or iPod song. For more information, please visit www.directed.com About Directed Electronics Headquartered in Vista, California, Directed Electronics (Nasdaq: DEIX) is the largest designer and marketer of consumer branded vehicle security and convenience systems in the United States based on sales. Directed also markets and sells certain SIRIUS-branded satellite radio receivers and accessories, with exclusive distribution rights for such products to Directed's existing U.S. retailer customer base. Directed is also a major supplier of home audio, mobile audio and video. Its broad portfolio of security products, including remote start, hybrid systems, GPS tracking, and navigation, are sold under leading brands including Viper(R), Clifford(R), Python(R), and Astroflex(R). In the home audio market, Directed designs and markets award-winning Definitive Technology(R) premium loudspeakers. Directed's mobile audio and video products include speakers, subwoofers, amplifiers, video screens and digital media players, sold under its Orion(R), Precision Power(R), Directed Audio(R), Xtreme(R) Directed Video(R), Directed Mobile Media(R) and Automate(R) brand names. Directed was founded in 1982 and, with sales of $305 million in 2005, markets its broad portfolio of products through many channels including leading retailers and specialty chains throughout North America and around the world. More information is available at www.directed.com. Other trademarks, service marks and trade names appearing in this release including iPod, NXT and Tripath, are the property of their respective holders.
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