TERK ANNOUNCES SMART DIGITAL ADAPTERS THAT CONNECT XM DIRECT UNIVERSAL TUNER BOX TO KENWOOD AND PIONEER CAR STEREOS
Commack, NY, January 8, 2004 - TERK Technologies today announced that it will produce smart digital adapters for connecting the XM Direct Universal Tuner Box to Kenwood and Pioneer aftermarket car stereo head units.
The XM Direct Universal Tuner Box is an ultra -compact, universal tuner module that connects to a satellite -ready in -dash car stereo, enabling the driver to tune into XM Satellite Radio's 101 radio channels using the existing car stereo controls.
The TERK smart digital adapters for Kenwood and Pioneer link the XM Direct Universal Tuner Box to a Kenwood or Pioneer satellite -ready car stereo. With an XM Direct Universal Tuner Box and a TERK smart digital adapter, any vehicle with a satellite -ready Kenwood or Pioneer head unit can receive XM Satellite Radio programming.
The XM Direct Tuner Box has an open operating system that makes it possible for third -party companies to develop a wide range of adapter cables, to satisfy consumer demand in the automobile aftermarket and OEM segments.
Steve Roth, CEO, TERK Technologies pointed out: "Demand for satellite radio tuners and accessories continues to increase at a remarkable rate. Thanks to our smart digital adapters, consumers who own or plan to purchase Kenwood or Pioneer satellite -ready car stereos can now have total access to all the exciting and diverse programming offered by XM Radio."
Roth continued, "Kenwood has been a promoter of satellite radio in its car stereo products since 2001, and this additional platform will provide more programming choices to consumers. By adding
XM Satellite Radio capability, Kenwood head units will now have the absolute widest range of digital and satellite radio content in the mobile electronics industry."
Roth concluded, "The XM Universal Tuner Box and TERK's smart digital adapters offer dealers and retailers exceptional sales opportunities both at the time of initial new -car purchase, or as a later aftermarket sale."
The TERK smart digital adapters for Kenwood and Pioneer satellite -ready car stereo head units will be available in the second quarter of 2004 at pricing to be announced.
TERK Technologies is a leader in antenna technology and signal management solutions. TERK offers a broad range of products as a leader in antenna technology for TV, satellite, radio, and mobile entertainment and communications applications, and is dedicated to providing state -of -the -art solutions for consumers as well as innovative marketing and merchandising solutions for its retail partners.
TERK's diverse product range includes indoor and outdoor HDTV, analog TV, satellite radio and analog radio antennas, DIRECTV satellite dishes, satellite/cable installation hardware and audio/video accessories. TERK also offers its T2 line of high -performance signal management products for the custom integrator market, and its Leapfrog wireless multi -room audio/video distribution and control systems. TERK is also the exclusive distributor of the XM Commander Universal Satellite Radio receiver for in -car reception of XM Satellite Radio.
Synonymous with style and quality, TERK's innovative and advanced technology engineering has earned the company numerous patents and industry awards.
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