New Apps Expand Management and Connectivity of Pioneer Home Entertainment Products

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. continues to embrace the power of today's

smartphones and their abilities to be key sources for streaming audio and
video entertainment in the home by designing products with smart device
integration and developing custom applications that access their full range
of entertainment features. Compatible with the two most popular smartphone
OS platforms, two new Pioneer apps are now available for download for use
with compatible 2012 and 2013 audio video receivers, Blu-ray Disc™ players
and SMA wireless speakers. The apps offer multiple functionalities
including simplifying the setup process, and advanced control of and access
to content stored on connected smart devices.

Pioneer offers two new app, compatible with the two most popular smartphone
OS platforms, for use with compatible 2012 and 2013 audio video receivers,
Blu-ray Disc™ players and SMA wireless speakers.

"With the popularity and wide range of apps available today, consumers are
quickly becoming accustomed to having complete control of their
entertainment at their fingertips," said Chris Walker, director of AV
product planning and marketing for the Home Electronics Division of Pioneer
Electronics (USA) Inc. "Not only are we improving and expanding the
functionalities of our existing apps year-to-year, but we also continue to
develop and launch new apps to take advantage of newly developed hardware
features integrated into the new generation of Pioneer products."

Pioneer Available Apps
ControlApp and iControlAV2013 - Pioneer's apps expand control over the
current line of receivers directly from the screen of the smart device,
including management of home theater settings, inputs, audio
adjustments, and the ability to browse and play content from USB memory
or streaming services. Both apps offer PUSH PLAYER, a new feature that
enables users to access the music libraries stored on their devices and
create playlists that can be streamed wirelessly to compatible
receivers, all from within the app. ControlApp-compatible receivers
include the Pioneer VSX-823 and VSX-1023 and Elite VSX-43.

The iControlAV2013 App, compatible with Pioneer's VSX-1123 and Elite
VSX-70 AV receivers as well as additional models to be announced later
this year, has been completely redesigned from the previous version of
the app, providing a new user interface and the added convenience of
"finger flick" touch action for faster access to receiver features. A
dedicated "ECO MANAGER" page is also accessible to monitor and modify
energy settings of the receivers to increase power efficiency and reduce
costs. With the app, users also have access to the receiver's advanced
sound features such as Sound Explorer, which displays more than 18 of
Pioneer's unique sound adjustment functions on one screen, and Virtual
Speakers, which lets users quickly create their ideal sound field even
when real speakers are not part of the setup, as well as the ability to
adjust sound equalization by simply drawing a custom EQ curve on the
smartphone screen using the Finger EQ feature.

Both iControlAV2013 App and ControlApp are also compatible with the
latest Pioneer® BDP-150 Blu-ray Disc Player and Elite® BDP-62FD Blu-ray
Disc Player, turning the user's iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android™
device into a remote control when the Blu-ray Disc player is connected
to the user's home network. Both apps control basic functions of the
player including play/stop, pause, fast forward and rewind. ControlApp
is also compatible with Pioneer's line of SMA series Wi-Fi® speaker
systems, the XW-SMA1-K, XW-SMA3-K and XW-SMA4-K, giving users control
over built-in Pandora® Internet radio, vTuner® Internet radio and
Pioneer's PUSH PLAYER, for access to a virtually endless playlist of
music and more than 10,000 Internet radio stations. ControlApp allows
users to find and choose radio stations, control volume, and display
song title, artist and album art.

AVNavigator - Available for the iPad, Mac and Windows® PC, Pioneer's
AVNavigator is an interactive owner's guide that walks customers through
the entire setup of their AV receivers. It also provides a linked
two-way interactive manual, giving users an easy and quick way to learn
about the new and existing features of various AV receivers. The app is
extremely useful for walking users through speaker setup, sound
optimization and firmware updates. The AVNavigator app is compatible
with the VSX-1123 and Elite VSX-70 receivers, and additional models to
be announced later this year.

Air Jam - Air Jam is a proprietary Pioneer app promoting social
entertainment and interaction between friends in the home setting. When
used in conjunction with a networked Pioneer AV receiver (VSX-823,
VSX-1023, VSX-1123, VSX-40 and VSX-70) Air Jam lets users connect up to
four smart devices via Bluetooth (optional AS-BT200 Bluetooth adapter
required). Once connected, each user can cue songs from a smartphone to
create a collective playlist for playback on their receiver. Each
connected device will display the list of songs added by all users and
the device each song will play from. The Air Jam App will also keep the
list of songs from each session on each device for future purchase or to
view on YouTube®.

Pioneer's apps are available for download free of charge from the App Store
( or Google® Play (

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and
its U.S. Web address is Its parent company,
Pioneer Corporation, is a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance
audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car and business markets
and is celebrating 75 years of innovation in the consumer electronics

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