JBL Control NOW™ Loudspeaker and WEM -1 Wireless Expansion Module Win CES® Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Awards

JBL Control NOW™ loudspeaker and JBL WEM-1 Wireless Expansion Module received CES® Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Awards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®).

WOODBURY, NY, November 12, 2008 - JBL, Inc., announced today that its JBL Control NOW™ loudspeakers and WEM -1 Wireless Expansion Module have received CES® Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Awards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®).


The JBL Control NOW indoor and JBL Control NOW AW outdoor loudspeaker (SRP: $249 and $279 each, respectively) have a unique quarter -round shape that provides unprecedented installation possibilities. They incorporate innovative technologies to deliver clear and evenly distributed sound.

The loudspeakers' curved shape enables them to be corner -mounted between a ceiling and wall or between two walls, or placed horizontally or vertically on a shelf. They can be joined to create half -round, three -quarter -round, or round configurations, and hung from a ceiling using an optional pole -mount bracket and standard ceiling -fan hardware.

The JBL On Air WEM -1 Wireless Expansion Module (SRP: $359) adds wireless capability to any loudspeaker. It includes a transmitter module that connects to an audio source; a receiver/amplifier unit that connects to a pair of speakers; a remote control; and accessories. It is ideal for adding multiroom capability to an existing audio system; adding surround speakers to a home theater system without running speaker wires; distributing music to anywhere in the home; and for many other applications. The WEM -1 offers a variety of connection and installation options.

About JBL, Inc.

JBL is a unit of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com). Harman International designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets, and maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, employing more than 11,000 people worldwide. The Harman International family of brands includes AKG®, Audioaccess®, Becker®, BSS®, Crown®, dbx®, DigiTech®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson®, Revel®, QNX®, Soundcraft® and Studer®. Harman International's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "NYSE: HAR."

For additional information, contact:
Frank Doris
FM Public Relations
Phone: 631.385.1304, ext. 402
Fax: 631.612.2400
E -mail: frank.doris@fm -group.net

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JBL, AKG, Audioaccess, Becker, BSS, Crown, dbx, DigiTech, Harman Kardon, Infinity, Lexicon,
Mark Levinson, Revel, QNX, Soundcraft and Studer are trademarks of Harman International Industries, Incorporated, registered in the United States and/or other countries. JBL Control NOW is a trademark of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.

CES and CEA are registered trademarks of the Consumer Electronics Association.

© 2008 Harman International Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved.

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