Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Audiovox's Terk Smart Digital Adaptor makes it Possible for Every Car Radio

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Audiovox Corporation
(Nasdaq: VOXX) and XM Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: XMSR), announced a new smart
digital adaptor that delivers XM to any new or used vehicle having a stereo
system equipped with Radio Data Service (RDS). The announcement was made by
Tom Malone, Senior VP, Sales, Audiovox Electronics Corporation.

RDS is available in a variety of vehicle models offered by leading
automakers, including Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar,
Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln-Mercury, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan,
Porsche, Range Rover, Scion, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo. The RDS system was
introduced in the U.S. in 1998, and is designed to send digital display
information to FM radios.

Audiovox's Smart Digital Adaptor, marketed under its Terk brand, connects
the in-dash radio to a hideaway XM Direct tuner box. The driver can access all
XM functions using a full-feature remote control. The Adaptor offers consumers
a universal solution for new and used vehicles that do not have
factory-installed XM radios. The patent-pending technology provides a
"factory-like" XM installation, leaving the dash and existing car stereo head
unit intact.

"With the introduction of this new RDS product, Audiovox covers another
segment of the satellite radio market. Consumers who want satellite radio, but
who don't want the extra hardware on their dashboards that a plug-and-play
solution requires, will now be able to purchase this new car stereo solution
starting November," said Malone.

Consumers can simply use the Terk Smart Digital Adapter (MSRP $69.99) to
connect the RDS radio to an XM Direct tuner (MSRP $49.99). The XM Direct tuner
is placed behind the dash for a clean, seamless installation. The tuner is
available at retailers nationwide.

RDS-capable car stereos connected to the XM Direct tuner will display the
XM channel names, artist's name, song title, channel number, and music genre
on the existing car stereo's display, similar to factory-installed satellite
radio receivers. The user will be able to continue to listen to AM and FM
radio stations on the in-dash radio.


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