New XM Satelltie Radio Reciever
ANTEX INTRODUCES NEW XM SATELLITE RADIO RECEIVER
First XM -Approved Commercial Receiver Delivers Unique Features For Business
GARDENA, Calif., Antex Electronics, the leader in multizone satellite radio receivers for the home and business, has introduced the XM -100, the first XM Satellite Radio receiver specifically for the commercial music market. Designed to meet the needs of restaurants, retailers, malls, hotels and other businesses looking for cost -effective, professionally -programmed audio entertainment, the XM -100 delivers all of XM's 150 -plus channels providing commercial -free music and a variety of news, sports and other entertainment.
"Antex's background in commercial and consumer satellite radio gives us an understanding of the vastly different demands businesses have compared to consumers," said Antex president, Dave Foley. "The XM -100 is the first XM -based product on the market to meet the unique demands of the commercial business user."
The XM -100 delivers the control and security features that businesses demand by offering a host of unique features. Automatic preset channel switching allows the programming of up to 100 channel changes each day, allowing business managers to preset changes in channel selection and volume level at specified times or intervals. User programmable "channel blocking" allows the subscriber to remove channels that cannot be accessed by employees, and front panel lockout further secures the unit from tampering. The XM -100 also features a backlit 2 line x 12 character LCD display that displays song, title and artist. Both stereo and mono outputs are supported, and LED indicators specify the channel and program category. The LCD also provides installers a custom professional menu for antenna setup and troubleshooting, something not available in consumer receivers. There is an infrared remote control input, and an auxiliary RS -232 data port that offers computer remote control and setup of preferences and channel customization.
"Commercial markets have unique music and entertainment needs that require exceptional products and programming," said Dan Murphy, Senior Vice President of Product Marketing and Distribution. "Antex's model XM -100 breaks new ground in bringing XM Satellite Radio's exceptional programming to the business community with a secure, feature -rich, commercial -grade product."
At 9.7" x 2.2" x 6.2", the XM -100 can fit just about anywhere and also has an available rack mounting fixture. Like Antex's previous satellite radio receivers, the
XM -100 represents the highest quality audio circuitry with 24 bit D/A converters and XM's proprietary AACPlus compression. The receiver is available for immediate delivery. Installation and XM Satellite Radio subscription are extra.
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 www.antex.com.
About XM Satellite Radio
XM is America's number one satellite radio service with more than 4.4 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City and Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame, XM's 2005 lineup includes more than 150 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: commercial -free music channels, premier sports, talk, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and advanced traffic and weather information. XM was named Best Radio Service at the 2004 Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards.
XM, the leader in satellite -delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan and Volkswagen/Audi, is available in more than 120 different vehicle models for 2005. XM's industry -leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit http://www.xmradio.com.
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