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Dual To Offer OE-Fit Car A/V, Navigation Units

1/30/2012 12:01:00 AM Eastern

LAS VEGAS — Dual joined a growing list of aftermarket
autosound suppliers offering OE-fit car-A/V and navigation
systems that integrate with vehicles’ electronics

The company displayed the first prototype receivers at
International CES. The first products will be available in
the second half.

Dual and Korean parent Namsung are teaming up with
Coagent, China’s largest supplier of custom OEM-fit
A/V receivers, to jointly develop OE-fit products for the
North American market. Namsung is the largest independent
automotive electronics manufacturer in Korea.

Coagent will provide a comprehensive lineup of multimedia
systems compatible with the CAN-BUS OEM
databus system, which is used by such global automobile
brands as Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Ford, Chevrolet,
Volkswagen, Hyundai and others, Dual said. Namsung,
an aftermarket car A/V manufacturer of more than 40
years, will contribute its knowledge of graphical onscreen
interfaces to provide an intuitive, easy-to-use
user experience, Dual said.