Clarion Corporation of America announced today theavailability of its NX604 Double DIN cloud-connected in-dash multimedia andnavigation system. The latest in Clarion’s advanced line-up of cloud connectedsystems, the NX604 debuts an industry-first feature called Intelligent VOICEpowered by Google which allows for naturally spoken sentences to be recognizedwithout the need to remember and use unintuitive voice commands. WithIntelligent VOICE, users can simply say conversational sentences such as”I’m in the mood for waffles” and the NX604 will understand andrecommend a selection of restaurants serving waffles.
Taking advantage of Clarion’s exclusive Smart Accesscloud-connectivity platform, the NX604 users can also connect their Android andiOS smartphones to the system and use their favorite apps inside the vehiclewith minimal distraction thanks to the streamlined, car-optimized interface.
“In today’s hectic and highly mobile world wherepeople have become inseparable from their smartphones, we are glad to belaunching a system that will undoubtedly make users more productive whileminimizing their distraction and possibly eliminating their aggravation when itcomes to using voice recognition,” stated Allen H. Gharapetian, VicePresident of Marketing and Product Planning for Clarion Corporation of America.”When developing the NX604, Clarion spent countless hours researching andfine-tuning the system’s user interface based on consumer expectations of whatit takes to extend their mobile lifestyle into their vehicle. That’sprincipally why our new NX604 is so intuitive and easy to operate even when itcomes to all its advanced navigation and multimedia features.”
In addition to offering advanced features such asClarion’s Smart Access and Intelligent Voice, the NX604 packs all the othergreat features consumers have come to expect from Clarion including a built-intop-quality DVD/CD player, a vibrant 6.2″ WVGA touch screen, full USBconnectivity, HD Radio, Bluetooth, and is satellite radio ready. It alsofeatures a 6-channel RCA audio outputs and rear zone entertainment allowingpassengers to watch DVDs on the rear seat monitors while the driver can accessapps and information in front.
For those who rely on built-in navigation, the NX604’ssuperior GUI and Voice guidance system adds the highly acclaimed iGo Primonavigation software built-in for extremely reliable navigation with astaggering number of Points of Interest exceeding 11 million, nearly 20% morethan what most competitor systems offer.
The new NX604 is available now. Go to www.clarion.com/us to find an authorizedClarion dealer. And, watch Clarion’s Intelligent Voice video to learn moreabout the ease of operation and accuracy of the technology featured in theNX604 http://goo.gl/7YIHU3.
About Smart Access
Exclusive to Clarion and powered by Hitachi’s renownedGlobal Data Center, Smart Access is the world’s most advanced and extensivecloud-based information access, analysis and sharing platform.
Smart Access provides proactive real-time analysis ofdestination routes on the go, allows for customization of entertainmentoptions, enables safe and easy access to social media networks, monitors statusof the vehicle, and provides an easy, distraction free way to use many of thepopular smartphone apps while driving. Learn more on the web at www.clarionsmartaccess.com.
Headquartered in Cypress, California, Clarion Corporationof America is a subsidiary of Japan-based Clarion Co. Ltd, which has been aconsolidated subsidiary of the Hitachi Group since 2006. Clarion has been aninternational 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 industryenvironments. Clarion has been therecipient 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 locatedon the web at www.clarion.com.