Expanding their line of TriplePlay satellite radio receivers designed for multi-room and multi-zone distributed audio systems, Antex Electronics has introduced the TriplePlay XM-3000, a three-zone XM receiver.

INDIANAPOLIS, September 8, 2004 - Expanding their line of TriplePlay satellite radio receivers designed for multi -room and multi -zone distributed audio systems, Antex Electronics, a leading developer and supplier of OEM professional digital audio products, satellite receivers and Internet Appliances, has introduced the TriplePlay XM -3000, a three -zone XM receiver, today at the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association show.

Consolidating multiple tuners into a single component with single antenna and consolidated control scheme, XM -3000 allows listeners in different rooms to play different XM streams simultaneously over a multi source (or zone) distributed audio system. Suitable for home use, Triple Play XM -3000 will begin shipping October 1 with a retail price of $1,999.00.

The XM -3000 is designed for use in multi -zone, multi -room audio systems typically found in luxury homes and boats. Equipped with both IR and RS -232 control, the TriplePlay integrates easily with popular entertainment control systems from Crestron, AMX, Sonance, Niles, Elan, Kenwood, and other companies. Suitable for tabletop display or rack mounting, the receiver is tailored to the needs of custom electronics installers.

"This extension of the TriplePlay line is an exciting development for consumers and tremendous opportunity for home electronics installers and professional sound contractors," said Dave Foley, president, Antex Electronics. "Now consumers can have a multizone receiver regardless of which satellite system they choose to subscribe to. Its part of our ongoing commitment to offering premium entertainment to the home owner."

The TriplePlay's front panel features a backlit, 160x240 pixel LCD display that includes a zone indicator as well as category, channel, title, track, and artist information for each zone. Clearly marked buttons allow users to select zones, scroll between stations and content categories, or choose from up to 10 preset stations for each zone (30 total). The receiver can be programmed to skip specified channels during channel scrolling, and a parental lock feature can be enabled that requires the input of a code number before the contents of specific channels can be heard.

Macros for most popular control systems will be available for download, and IR or RS -232 connections control input. Each zone offers independent S/PDIF -TOSlink and analog RCA line level outs.

About Antex Electronics
Founded in 1983, Gardena, CA based Antex Electronics is a leading developer and original equipment manufacturer of digital audio sound cards, satellite receivers and Internet appliances for the broadcast, communications, and entertainment industries. Antex products are used around the world in mission -critical audio applications for a wide variety of consumer and corporate customers, including Akamai, Microsoft, Yahoo, DMX MUSIC and Pinnacle Systems. For further information about Antex or the company's products, visit

About XM
In the fall of 2001, XM Satellite Radio pioneered the introduction of satellite radio in the U.S. Today, XM is America's #1 satellite radio service with more than 1.68 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City and Nashville, Tennessee at the Country Music Hall of Fame, XM's 2004 lineup includes more than 120 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: 68 commercial -free music channels, featuring hip hop to opera, classical to country, bluegrass to blues; 34 channels of premier sports, talk, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and 21 channels of the most advanced traffic and weather information for major metropolitan areas nationwide. Affordable, compact and stylish XM satellite radio receivers for the home, the car, the computer and boom boxes for "on the go" are available from retailers nationwide. In addition, XM is available in more than 80 different 2004 car models. XM is a popular factory -installed option on more than 40 new General Motors models, as well as a standard feature on several top -selling Honda and Acura models. Avis customers can enjoy XM as a standard feature in the company's premium and luxury vehicles. Passengers on JetBlue Airways and AirTran Airways will be able to listen to XM's programming in -flight later in 2004. For more information about XM, visit

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