Las Vegas - SiriusXM satellite radio plans spring availability of its second-generation universal tuner for connection to aftermarket car audio head units available from multiple aftermarket supplers.
The new SVC100 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner at a suggested $79.99 will deliver the expanded channel lineup of the broadcaster's 2.0 satellite service and continues to offer the convenience features of its predecessor, including iTunes Tagging and ability to pause, rewind and replay up to 30 minutes of live programming. Other features that continue include Song Alert and Artist alert to notify users when a favorite song or artist is playing on another channel. Game Alert notifies users when a favoorite team from the NFL, NBA, NHL or college football and basketball leagues are playing live onSiriusXM.
The new and original SiriusXM universal tuner allows for a standardized one-cable connection to head units from multiple suppliers, simplifying installation and thus driving down the consumer's cost of acquisition. Previously, installations required add-on adapters for different brands of heads and multiple wiring connections.
Alpine is expanding its selection of universal-tuner-compatible head unts to five this year from two in 2011.