Pioneer Fulfills Consumer Demand For a Connected Lifestyle with Broadest Range of Products with Smartphone Connectivity
Pioneer Dedicates Booths to Smartphone Connectivity at 2012 CEA Line Show
Offering the broadest support for smart devices in the industry, Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is exhibiting at the 2012 CEA Line Show in New York City an array of products from its Car and Home Electronics Divisions that demonstrate connectivity to the fullest. With smartphones and tablets now key sources for media and entertainment content, Pioneer continues to embrace today’s connected lifestyle with products designed to support the Apple™ iOS platform and the Google Android™ OS platform.
CEA Booth #56 – Pioneer Car Electronics Division
Transforming any car into a “connected car,” Pioneer’s next generation AppRadio™ 2 (SPH-DA100) smartphone-powered in-dash receiver will be on display to demonstrate how both iPhone® and numerous Android smartphones can effectively and safely be connected into the dash of the vehicle. The Pioneer AppRadio 2 enables owners of these devices to use many of their favorite iPhone and Android apps, specifically customized for the in-car environment, but now controlled through a larger touchscreen installed in the dash.
The in-dash receiver features the first 7-inch capacitive touchscreen, designed specifically for easier in-vehicle operation. Compatible with more than 80% of the smartphones in use today1, AppRadio 2 works with more than 15 of the most popular Android smartphone devices2, with iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, and with more than two dozen apps ranging from navigation to entertainment. Pioneer continues to work with developers to release in-vehicle friendly apps and will demonstrate several Android third party apps at the show, including echoecho™, Inrix®, Extra Mile™ and Best Parking™.
Pioneer is also unveiling its dedicated app developer portal, www.appradiodev.com, to encourage third party development of compatible AppRadio apps. The self-service website will provide developers with the procedures for submitting their apps for consideration, as well as the AppRadio software development kit (SDK) for qualifying apps.
CEA Booth #54 – Pioneer Home Electronics Division
Pioneer’s Home Electronics Division continues to develop products with the most connectivity options for today’s smart devices. Its new SMA series of Wi-Fi® speakers and Pioneer and Elite® branded audio video receivers make it extremely easy for consumers to connect their personal devices using wireless technologies such as Apple’s Airplay®, DLNA® 1.5, Bluetooth®, Wireless Direct and HTC Connect™.
Marking its entry into the compact wireless speaker market at the show, Pioneer is debuting three Wi-Fi speaker models in its new SMA series, each tuned by Pioneer’s chief speaker designer Andrew Jones. In addition to Airplay and DLNA connectivity, each model provides an alternative wireless connection between the smartphone and speaker with a new feature called Wireless Direct that allows the speaker to act as its own wireless access point. Its full line of networked audio video receivers will also be on display, supporting Airplay and DLNA connectivity as well as optional Bluetooth streaming and Pioneer’s proprietary apps such as Air Jam, ControlApp and iControlAV2012.
A total of 15 Pioneer products, including networked AV receivers and wireless speakers, support HTC Connect, which allows wireless streaming of audio from HTC One smartphones. With the new HTC smartphones, Pioneer products will appear as compatible HTC Connect devices enabling users to select them quickly for streaming their music content.
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and its U.S. Web address is www.pioneerelectronics.com. Its parent company, Pioneer Corporation, is a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car and business markets.
1 According to a April 2012 Nielsen survey
2 Compatible with certain Android powered smartphones via the Android App Connectivity Kit, CD-AH200C (sold separately).
PIONEER, ELITE, APPRADIO, and the PIONEER AND ELITE logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
ANDROID is a trademark of Google Inc.
Apple, AirPlay, and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Echoecho is a trademark of echoecho Media Inc.
Inrix is a registered trademark of INRIX, Inc.
Extra Mile is a trademark of Gamma Point LLC.
Best Parking is a trademark of Parking Edge.
DLNA, the DLNA Logo and DLNA Certified are trademarks, service marks, or certification marks of the Digital Living Network Alliance.
Blu-ray Disc and Blu-ray are trademarks owned by the Blu-ray Disc Association.
The Bluetooth word mark is registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Pioneer is under license.
HTC and HTC Connect are trademarks of HTC Corporation.
Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.