By Lisa Johnston
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Kenwood will announce here at International CES a new "Car Portal" line of OEM integration devices.
Kenwood said it will add two new "source expansion" models under the Car Portal line and will offer new promotions and programs for retailers to promote OEM integration and help educate retailers on the importance of the category.
The source expanders include the KOS-V500 that essentially uses the radio as an additional source and allows other audio and video devices to connect to it. It also has an optional 7-inch touch-panel screen to be used as a controller. The KOS-V500 has multiple preamp outputs for adding subwoofers and speakers at a suggested retail of $500. The touch-screen option will be available at $400. A top-of-the-line model KOS-V1000, at a suggested $700, adds additional inputs and can interface with garage door openers, lighting or a trunk release. Shipping is planned for March.
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