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Clarion Debuts All-New Voice Recognition Technology in Flagship NX604 In-Dash Cloud-Connected Multimedia and Navigation System

Exclusive New Intelligent Voice Technology Recognizes Naturally Spoken Sentences and Eliminates the Need for Using Specific Voice Commands (July 02, 2014)

CYPRESS, Calif., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Clarion Corporation of America announced today the availability of its NX604 Double DIN cloud-connected in-dash multimedia and navigation system. The latest in Clarion's advanced line-up of cloud connected systems, the NX604 debuts an industry-first feature called Intelligent VOICE powered by Google which allows for naturally spoken sentences to be recognized without the need to remember and use unintuitive voice commands. With Intelligent VOICE, users can simply say conversational sentences such as "I'm in the mood for waffles" and the NX604 will understand and recommend a selection of restaurants serving waffles.

Clarion Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Japan-based Clarion Co. Ltd, has been a consolidated subsidiary of the Hitachi Group since 2006. Clarion has been an international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940. For more information go to: Like us: Follow us:

Taking advantage of Clarion's exclusive Smart Access cloud-connectivity platform, the NX604users canalsoconnect their Android and iOS smartphones to the system and use their favorite apps inside the vehicle with minimal distraction thanks to the streamlined, car-optimized interface.

"In today's hectic and highly mobile world wherepeoplehavebecomeinseparable from their smartphones,we are glad to be launching a system that will undoubtedly make users more productive while minimizing their distraction and possibly eliminating their aggravation when it comes to using voice recognition,"stated Allen H. Gharapetian, Vice President of Marketing and Product Planning for Clarion Corporation of America. "When developing the NX604,Clarionspent countlesshours researchingand fine-tuningthe system'suser interfacebased on consumer expectations of what it takes to extendtheir mobile lifestyle into their vehicle.That's principally why our newNX604is so intuitive and easy to operate even when it comes to all its advanced navigation and multimedia features."

In addition to offering advanced features such as Clarion's Smart Access and Intelligent Voice, the NX604packsall theother greatfeatures consumers have come to expect from Clarionincludingabuilt-in top-qualityDVD/CD player,a vibrant 6.2" WVGA touch screen, fullUSB connectivity,HD Radio,Bluetooth, and is satellite radio ready.It also featuresa6-channel RCA audio outputs andrear zoneentertainment allowing passengers to watch DVDs on the rear seat monitors while the driver can access apps and information in front.

For those who rely on built-in navigation, the NX604's superior GUI and Voice guidance system adds the highly acclaimed iGo Primo navigation software built-in for extremely reliable navigation with a staggering number of Points of Interest exceeding 11 million, nearly 20% more than what most competitor systems offer.

ThenewNX604 is available now.Go find an authorized Clarion dealer.And, watch Clarion's Intelligent Voice video to learn more about the ease of operation and accuracy of the technology featured in the NX604

About Smart Access

Exclusive to Clarion and powered by Hitachi's renowned Global Data Center, Smart Access is the world's most advanced and extensive cloud-based information access, analysis and sharing platform.

Smart Access provides proactive real-time analysis of destination routes on the go, allows for customization of entertainment options, enables safe and easy access to social media networks, monitors status of the vehicle, and provides an easy, distraction free way to use many of the popular smartphone apps while driving. Learn more on the web at

About Clarion

Headquartered in Cypress, California, Clarion Corporation of America is a subsidiary of Japan-based Clarion Co. Ltd, which has been a consolidated subsidiary of the Hitachi Group since 2006. Clarion has been an international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940. The company is engaged in the research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of mobile entertainment, navigation, infotainment, communication, safety and security products for the automotive, marine, recreational vehicle, commercial fleet and heavy industry environments. Clarion has been the recipient of numerous excellence awards for design, innovation, support, manufacturing and product reliability from independent organizations. The company has marketing and sales affiliates in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Clarion is located on the web at

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