By Lisa Johnston
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CES 2014 Las Vegas — Panasonic subsidiary Aupeo will team with DTS to launch a multichannel music-streaming service later this year using the DTS-HD surround codec.
Aupeo will target automakers as well as mobile devices incorporating DTS Headphone:X technology, which delivers surround sound through any pair of headphones.
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New York – Audi will go to International CES to announce a partnership with Google to develop Android-based in-car infotainment systems, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Google wants to embed the Android OS and Android apps, including music and navigation apps, in the car’s dash, the report said. Audi previously announced plans to embed 4G LTE cellular chips in vehicles, so an in-dash Android infotainment system could presumably be used to stream cloud-based services to the car, including Internet music services.
Arlington, Va. — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced exhibitors for the 2013 CES on the Hill, an invitation-only event providing policy makers the opportunity to interact with the technology companies and products.
CES on the Hill will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at the Rayburn House Office Building Cafeteria (B-357). Media-only tours of the exhibits will start at 5:30 p.m. and run throughout the duration of the event.
Arlington, Va. – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has set the dates for its CES on the Hill and Patriot’s Dinner April 16 and 17 in Washington D.C.
CES on the Hill is an invitation-only event produced by CEA and will be held on at the nation’s capital on April 16.
CES on the Hill provides policymakers the opportunity to interact with technology companies and the products they have developed, according to CEA.
Arlington, Va. — Repercussions from CNET parent CBS Corp. disqualifying Dish’s Hopper with Sling continues, with International CES naming the device as co-winner of Best of Show under the Best of CES Awards, along with the Razer Edge gaming tablet.
Las Vegas –TCL Communication, part of Chinese consumer electronics giant TCL Corp., is coming to International CES to build up its presence in the U.S. smartphone and tablet markets and expand its sales through tier-one wireless carriers.
TCL is one of multiple Chinese smartphone vendors, including Huawei and ZTE, aiming to build their U.S. market presence.
LAS VEGAS — MTX Audio, part of Mitek’s electronics and communications group, unveiled during International CES a three-part strategy which includes its “Connected Commerce” dealer program, a unilateral pricing policy (UPP), and a five-year warranty.
Connected Commerce is an integration of in-store sales with online efforts in order to help increase a dealer’s reach, improve the customer experience, and lower costs, MTX said.
Charlotte, N.C. - IFI Systems, launched the IFI Smart Tag during International CES last week that helps secure personal items against loss or theft.
IFI Smart Tag version T 4.0 connects with Apple iPhone 4s and 5, iPad 3 and iPad mini to secure personal items and works with the free ‘I Found It’ Phone app available on the App store website, the company said.
Las Vegas – High-end home audio supplier Bryston expanded from component electronics to speakers at CES with the launch of three Bryston-designed three-way speakers.
More speakers are in the works.
The three models unveiled by the Peterborough, Ontario, company include the flagship floorstanding Model T Signature at $7,495/pair with outboard three-way passive crossover. Bryston plans to offer the ability to upgrade the crossover to an active version to triamplify the speaker.
Las Vegas – Rockford Fosgate is stepping up efforts to promote car-audio awareness among the nation’s youth through a demo-vehicle program that puts a tricked-out compact panel van in the hands of the company’s independent reps.
“Twelve- to 18-year-olds are not aware of car audio,” said Theresa Hephner, senior director of products and marketing for parent Rockford Corp. Other aftermarket car audio companies do not offer demo-vehicle programs to their reps to promote their vans, she noted.