CES 2012 Press Releases

Audiovox Forms Partnership to Add OE Vehicle Integration Products ‘Driven by DICE Electronics’

Product line features Smartphone integration for streaming music, apps, internet and satellite radio

Dice Electronics is at home at Audiovox. Laszio Barabas (R) and Steve Witt pictured in front of the Dice display in the Audiovox booth - Central Hall at CES 2012.

LAS VEGAS, NV (01.12.12)– International CES, Center Hall, Booth 10404-10415 – Audiovox Electronics Corporation (AEC) announces a new strategic partnership and distribution agreement in the OE category with the introduction of its new line of OE Vehicle Integration kits engineered by DICE Electronics, a respected industry leader in OEM vehicle integration. Under the new agreement, Audiovox Electronics will have exclusive distribution rights to the DICE Electronics line and Dice Electronics will continue research, design and development with their U.S. based engineering team.

The products deliver high quality aftermarket integration that essentially turns selected factory radios into full featured Smartphone connected entertainment system. These integration modules deliver plug and play iPhone®/iPod® connectivity, support Android®, Blackberry®, Palm®, and Windows Smartphones® through Bluetooth® streaming connections, support USB flash drives as well as SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuners. The new Audiovox Diven by DICE products feature three series of integration products; the flagship MediaBridge™ Multimedia interface, the Sliverline DUO vehicle specific interface, and the UNIVERSAL RDS & UNIVERSAL USB Integration kits. In addition, there are four in-vehicle cradles that allow for the safe and secure mounting of iPhone/iPod in any vehicle.

“We continually add new technologies that improve vehicle integration and provide our dealers the ability to satisfy their customer needs and improve their bottom line. No question that increased capability for connectivity of a wide variety of in-vehicle media devices is driving the car sound business and these products deliver on that commitment,” said Tom Malone, President, Audiovox Electronic Corporation. “Teaming up with DICE Electronics was a natural for us. They share our passion and commitment to the aftermarket and with the strength of our distribution network and their ongoing engineering support, it won’t be long before every dealer is adding these new Audiovox products to their line-up.”

“The addition of DICE engineered products will help Audiovox expand its leadership in the OE category by including OE Integration products. The Audiovox Driven by DICE products will maximize distribution of our first to market innovations that include enabling Internet radio and full iOS app support. Through this exclusive partnership, Audiovox immediately broadens the distribution and sales base for our Smartphone connectivity platforms,” states Laszlo Barabas, CEO, DICE Electronics. “We believe the partnership will accelerate our development roadmap, engineering and new product delivery immensely.”

MediaBridge™ Multimedia Integration:
MediaBridge™ is an entertainment and information connectivity device that connects Smartphones to the factory audio system of the vehicle and adds Bluetooth support for hands-free calling, wireless audio streaming, USB digital audio from iPhone™, Internet radio, iPod™, USB flash drives and aftermarket SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuners.

Internet Radio is now accessible on the go with many of your favorite Internet radio apps! MediaBridge displays information shown on the “now playing” screen of compatible iPhone applications. Text from enabled applications shows when streaming Bluetooth audio from a variety of Smartphones. Data connections including “3G” or “4G” through wireless carriers, or a third party wireless Internet access point connected to your mobile device thru WiFi can be used to stream Internet radio.

The MediaBridge digital audio circuitry is designed to meet or exceed the sound quality of any premium audio system and creates a seamless interconnection between the devices and the entertainment system of the vehicle. Text display is available on the radio systems where CD or SAT text is supported. The interface also delivers integrated control from the radio, and steering wheel buttons for OEM look and feel. iPod and iPhone devices are charged when connected and ready to go when you are.

The MediaBridge product is compatible with select models of Acura, Audi, BMW, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Mini, Nissan, Scion, Toyota and VW vehicles. MSRP: $299.99.

Silverline DUO Integration:
Silverline DUO is a vehicle specific integration solution for iPod, iPhone + Internet Radio Application and SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuners. Internet Radio is now accessible on the go with many of your favorite Internet radio apps running on an iPhone or iPod Touch! Data connections including “3G” or “4G” through wireless carriers, or a third party wireless Internet access point connected to our mobile device thru WiFi can be used to stream Internet radio.

The Silverline DUO includes everything needed to connect an iPod or iPhone to your vehicle’s factory radio system. The interface delivers great sound quality with balanced audio design and creates a seamless interconnection between the devices and the entertainment system of the vehicle. Text display is available on the radio systems where CD or SAT text is supported. The interface also delivers integrated control from the radio, steering wheel, the connected device or from an optional remote. The DUO also keeps the iPod and iPhone charged and ready to go.

The DUO product is compatible with select model of Acura, Audi, BMW, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Mazda, Mini, Nissan, Scion, Toyota and VW vehicles. MSRP: $189.99.

UNIVERSAL Integration:
Two UNIVERSAL models that deliver premium performance with virtually unlimited vehicle applications. The UNI-150 model offers iPhone/iPod connectivity, Internet radio app control and changing. UNI-200 model adds SiriusXM content and functionality and USB media connectivity and uses full digital audio signal for premium sound quality. The UNIVERSAL products utilize RDS technology to push the song information on the factory radio display for a better experience.

These UNIVERSAL integration kits for iPhone/iPod + Internet Radio Application and SIRIUS Satellite Radio connect directly to the car’s antenna input to deliver noise free performance and high sound quality music! No static and no more radio stations fading out to break the groove to your singalong. MSRP: UNI-150Pro $129.99 / UNI-200-USB $159.99.

The Audiovox, Driven by Dice brand is marketed by Audiovox Electronics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corp. (NASDAQ: VOXX).

For information on becoming an Audiovox Dealer in the US, email us at: newaccounts@audiovox.com

For more information about Audiovox’s Automotive Entertainment product lines please visit: http://audiovoxproducts.com.

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