Las Vegas (2011 Consumer Electronics Show) – HARMAN, the premium global audio and infotainment group (NYSE:HAR), today announced that its cloud-based Aha Radio™ platform has been selected by Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. to be an integrated feature in their new AVIC-X930BT and AVIC-Z130BT in-dash navigation products which will connect driving consumers to the world around them with on-demand, interactive, personalized radio. Via an active Apple® iPhone® with the free Aha Radio App, owners of the Pioneer navigation systems will be able to quickly and conveniently access their favorite Web-based information and audio content directly through the touchscreen display of their in-dash units. The Aha Radio platform, combined with Pioneer’s expertise in creating the best in-vehicle audio and video user experience, will enhance the driver's enjoyment, comfort and ease-of-use through Aha Radio connected information and entertainment that is easier and safer to access while driving
Outside of the car, the Aha Radio app on an iPhone gives users on-demand, interactive and personalized access to a wide variety of entertainment and information options through an interface designed to be quick, easy and intuitive. When used with the new Pioneer in-dash systems, the interface is transferred to the units’ high-resolution touchscreen display and the Aha Platform becomes an additional source.
About Aha Radio
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.5 billion over the twelve months ending September 30, 2010. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.