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ALPINE ELECTRONICS HD RADIO INTEGRATION

Back January 7, 2010

The TUA-T550HD HD Radio™ Tuner from Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. enables consumers to easily add HD Radio technology as a source to their Alpine head unit. Eleven head units in Alpine’s 2010 line up are HD Radio Ready with the TUA-T550HD (see list below).

With HD Radio technology, listeners can get static-free, all-digital broadcasts from nearly 2,000 AM/FM radio stations nationwide without any subscription fees. Users also can enjoy HD Radio multicasting, which allow them to listen to HD2 and HD3 multicast channels above and beyond the main FM station. More than 1,100 HD Radio stations offer multicasting programming at no additional fee.

The TUA-T550HD also provides convenient iTunes® Tagging support for nine Alpine head units: INA-W900, iXA-W407, iXA-W404, iDA-X305S, iDA-X303, CDA-117, CDA-105, CDA-118M and iDA-X100M. When users hear a song they like on an HD Radio station, they can “Tag” the song directly from the head unit. Information about these Tagged songs is stored by the TUA-T550HD and transferred to the connected iPod® or iPhone®. The next time the iPod or iPhone is connected to a computer, iTunes automatically presents the songs in a new Tagged playlist so the user has the option to preview and buy the songs from the iTunes store.

The TUA-T550HD HD Radio Tuner is available now for $230 SRI at authorized Alpine dealers.

ALPINE HD RADIO COMPATIBLE HEAD UNITS:

INA-W900 2-DIN Audio/Video/Navigation Receiver

  • USB connection for iPod or iPhone with 7-inch WVGA touch-screen display
  • Enabled for iTunes Tagging
  • AM/FM/CD/DVD sources
  • Advanced voice-guided navigation with 6 million unique Points of Interest (POIs), selectable map views and GuideView Window™ maneuver display
  • Built on Alpine Ai-NET bus platform for connectivity to additional sources
  • Available February; suggested retail index $1,100

iXA-W407 2-DIN Digital Media Receiver

  • USB connection for iPod or iPhone with 7-inch QVGA touch-screen display
  • Enabled for iTunes Tagging
  • Built-in Bluetooth® wireless technology module
  • Ready for navigation (NVE-M300 GPS Navigation Module required)
  • Built on Alpine Ai-NET bus platform for connectivity to additional sources
  • Available now; suggested retail index $800

iXA-W404 2-DIN Digital Media Receiver

  • USB connection for iPod or iPhone with 4.3-inch QVGA touch-screen display
  • Enabled for iTunes Tagging
  • Built on Alpine Ai-NET bus platform for connectivity to additional sources
  • Ready for navigation (NVE-M300 GPS Navigation Module required)
  • Available now; suggested retail index $550

iDA-X305S 1-DIN Digital Media Receiver

  • USB connection for iPod or iPhone with 2.2-inch full-color TFT display
  • Enabled for iTunes Tagging
  • Built on Alpine Ai-NET bus platform for connectivity to additional sources
  • Available Spring; suggested retail index $400

iDA-X303 1-DIN Digital Media Receiver

  • USB connection for iPod or iPhone with 2.2-inch 3-color LCD display
  • Enabled for iTunes Tagging
  • Built on Alpine Ai-NET bus platform for connectivity to additional sources
  • Available now; suggested retail index $250

CDA-117 1-DIN CD-R/-RW/MP3/AAC/WMA Head Unit

  • USB connection for iPod or iPhone with BioLite™ high-definition display and source icons
  • Enabled for iTunes Tagging
  • Built on Alpine Ai-NET bus platform for connectivity to additional sources
  • Available January; suggested retail index $400

CDA-105 1-DIN CD-R/-RW/MP3/AAC/WMA Head Unit

  • USB connection for iPod or iPhone
  • Enabled for iTunes Tagging
  • Built on Alpine Ai-NET bus platform for connectivity to additional sources
  • Available now; suggested retail index $230

IVA-D106 1-DIN Mobile Multimedia Station

  • DVD/CD/MP3/AAC/WMA/DivX head unit with 7-inch motorized flip-up, touch-screen QVGA display
  • Full Speed™ Connection for iPod
  • Built on Alpine Ai-NET bus platform for additional sources
  • Ready for navigation (NVE-M300 GPS Navigation Module required)
  • Available now; suggested retail index $1,000

CDA-118M 1.8-DIN Marine CD-R/-RW/MP3/AAC/WMA Receiver

  • USB connection for iPod or iPhone with large 2-line LCD display
  • Marine ready: IPx5 waterproof rating, certified for salt/fog and UV exposure
  • Enabled for iTunes Tagging
  • Built on Alpine Ai-NET bus platform for connectivity to additional sources
  • Available February; suggested retail index $450

CDA-9886M 1-DIN Marine CD-R/-RW/MP3/AAC/WMA Head Unit

  • Full Speed Connection for iPod
  • Marine ready: ASTM ratings certified for salt/fog and UV exposure
  • Built on Alpine Ai-NET bus platform for connectivity to additional sources
  • Available now; suggested retail index $400

iDA-X100M 1-DIN Marine Digital Media Receiver

  • USB connection for iPod with 2.2-inch full-color TFT display
  • Marine ready: ASTM ratings certified for salt/fog and UV exposure
  • Enabled for iTunes Tagging
  • Built on Alpine Ai-NET bus platform for connectivity to additional sources
  • Available now; suggested retail index $450

About Alpine Electronics
Alpine Electronics is an automotive electronics manufacturer that supports drivers in over 60 countries and provides the world’s leading auto makers with audio, video, navigation and driver assistance products. The company specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies.

Alpine’s R&D and manufacturing facilities in Japan, China, Europe and North America ensure that all products address the real world requirements of drivers in each market. The company is committed to developing products that are safe, comfortable and eco-friendly for the automotive environment.

For more information about Alpine Electronics, visit www.alpine.com. For more information about Alpine’s aftermarket products, visit www.alpine-usa.com.

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