Pioneer Continues to Transform the Dashboard With Five New In-Dash AV Receivers

AVH Receivers Packed with New Features to Enhance the Driving Experience

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today expanded its in-dash audio video product lineup with the announcement of five new double DIN multi-media receivers that deliver exceptional audio and video entertainment, optional navigation, and unsurpassed connectivity options for today’s personal devices. The new AVH models, AVH-P8400BH, AVH-P4400BH, AVH-P3400BH, AVH-P2400BT and AVH-P1400DVD are packed with features including a range of touch-screen displays in sizes ranging from 5.8 to 7-inches, MIXTRAX (AVH-P8400BH) technology, Advanced App Mode (AVH-P8400BH), smartphone connectivity, advanced user interfaces, Bluetooth® connectivity, HD Radio® Technology and more.

“We’re continuing to expand our audio video (AV) category to give consumers a wide variety of features and options,” said Ted Cardenas, director of marketing for the car electronics division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “We have added models at both ends of the category spectrum, providing a diverse lineup that extends from basic functionality to products that include advanced connectivity and sound quality solutions.”

MIXTRAX (AVH-P8400BH)
Integrated in the flagship AVH-P8400BH model is Pioneer’s new MIXTRAX™ feature that transforms a consumer’s music library into a nonstop, customizable playlist that delivers a unique DJ infused listening experience. Using Pioneer’s free MIXTRAX music management PC software, the user’s entire music collection is analyzed and various musical attributes, including tempo and beats per minute (BPM), are identified. The software automatically creates an assortment of playlists categorized in different genres and musical styles such as Beat, Chill, and Thump. The advanced analysis of the software identifies the best transition points of each song in the music library and seamlessly mixes and blends the tracks together, much like a DJ performing live. The feature is further enhanced with on-screen elements, animating the album art along with the music.

APP MODE (All Models)
Available on all 2012 audio video receivers, Pioneer’s App Mode feature offers access to streaming video content on a compatible iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S from Safari, YouTube and other select apps when the vehicle is in park and the hand brake is fully engaged.

BLUETOOTH (All Models, except AVH-P1400DVD)
Integrated into four of the five new models, Bluetooth connectivity1 is built-in to provide a wireless communication and data connection to Bluetooth enabled devices. For 2012, the Bluetooth profiles include the Hands-Free Profile (HFP) for wireless calling and receiving; the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), which allows wireless audio streaming; and the Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) version 1.3, which provides wireless control of devices and related metadata (if available) to be viewed directly on the Pioneer touchscreen display. To simplify the Bluetooth pairing process, all Bluetooth-equipped models support the Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), which allows the user to pair compatible devices without the need to input PIN codes.

HD RADIO TECHNOLOGY (AVH-P3400BH, AVH-P4400BH, and AVH-P8400BH)
Embracing a growing trend for high quality audio broadcasts, three models, the AVH-P8400BH, AVH-P4400BH and AVH-P3400BH, feature integrated HD Radio tuners, providing a clear digital connection to HD Radio broadcasts from radio stations around the country where available. In addition to great audio quality, additional information such as artists and song titles can be viewed on these models' large displays. The AVH-P8400BH is also the first Pioneer audio video receiver to support the HD Radio Artist Experience™ feature which allows the user to view album art or station logos in addition to the displayed metadata (when available).

INTEGRATED FEATURES
Pioneer’s new AVH series audio video systems are designed with modern and sleek cosmetics utilizing minimal buttons and a new Home button to conveniently take users to the main screen at any time. The hardware of the AVH-P8400BH (VGA display) and AVH-P4400BH (QVGA display) shares similar cosmetics with Pioneer’s flagship navigation system with a large 7-inch high-quality touch panel display, while the AVH-P3400BH, AVH-P2400BT and AVH-P1400DVD use 5.8-inch QVGA touch panel displays and large buttons for easy access to key controls and features.

Pioneer’s intuitive Touch Slide Control is also further enhanced by integrating a new finger EQ setting capability to quickly change sound settings with a swipe of a finger on the AVH-P8400BH’s large screen.

USB integration2 is also enhanced in the lineup with multiple ports available, dual rear connection on the flagship AVH-P8400BH, and single ports on either the front or back on lower models. USB connections enable users to play back audio/video media stored on a flash drive, hard drive, media player and/or smartphone. In addition, the USB connections offer up to one amp of DC current for faster charging of battery powered USB devices.

The AVH-P1400DVD, AVH-P2400BT and AVH-P3400BH models feature a 5.8-inch TFT touchscreen display, three 2-Volt preamp outputs, DVD/CD playback, DivX/MP3/WMA/AAC playback, front aux inputs, Pandora internet radio connectivity, and navigation-ready connectivity, as well as integrated Bluetooth and HD Radio options. In addition, The AVH-P4400BH and AVH-P8400BH feature larger 7-inch screens, rear USB connections, rear aux inputs, integrated HD Radio and built-in Bluetooth connectivity.

Pioneer’s AVH-P1400DVD, AVH-P2400BT, AVH-P3400BH, and AVH-P4400BH multi-media Audio/Video players will be available starting in February and the AVH-P8400BH in March, for suggested prices of $300, $350, $400, $500 and $650, respectively.

Pioneer’s Car Electronics Division is known for offering the kind of in-car products that make driving more enjoyable by offering high quality audio and video, seamless connectivity and ease-of-use. Its focus is on the development of new digital technologies including audio video, navigation and satellite radio, while maintaining its strong heritage in products for car audio enthusiasts and sound competitors.

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 leader in optical disc technology and a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car and business markets. The company focuses on three core business domains including home electronics, car electronics, and Digital Network Entertainment™.

NOTE: Do not use your Pioneer system if doing so will divert your attention in any way from the safe operation of your vehicle. Always observe safe driving rules. In some states certain operations of devices while driving may be illegal. Where such regulations apply, they must be obeyed.

1Bluetooth functionality requires a compatible Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone. Certain Bluetooth features may not be supported by all compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices, and/or the functionality of such features may be limited in certain devices or by certain wireless carriers. See more details about compatible Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones at the following webpage: “http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/BluetoothCompatibility”.

2Not every USB device is compatible with a Pioneer head unit containing an USB port. See more details at the following webpage: “http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/USBCompatibility”. Pioneer head units containing a USB port are compatible with USB MSC (Mass Storage Class) devices only, and are not compatible with DRM (Digital Rights Management) contents and MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) connection devices. For size and other limitations, please see Owner’s Manual. Unauthorized copying of music or other files is strictly prohibited. Optional USB extension cable is available for use with front USB ports.

PIONEER and MIXTRAX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
BLUETOOTH is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG.
HD RADIO is a registered trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation.
DASHCOMMAND is a trademark of Palmer Performance Engineering, Inc.
STREAMS HIFI is a trademark of Modulation Index, LLC.
AUPEO! Personal Radio is a trademark of AUPEO!
APPLE is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
MotionX is a trademark of Fullpower-MotionX in the United States and other countries.
INRIX is a registered trademark of Inrix, Inc.
RDIO is a registered trademark of Rdio, Inc.

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