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Audiovox Readies Blu-ray, Backup System


Audiovox plans an International CES
introduction of the first aftermarket Blu-ray player announced to

The player, targeted to retail for a suggested
$349.99, is targeted to ship next
summer as an Advent-branded player for
the expediter market and as an Audiovoxbrand
player for retail channels.

The player is a single-DIN slot-loading
model that mounts in the dash, under a
seat or in the trunk and can be connected
to any in-vehicle monitor via its HDMI,
composite or component outputs. The
player comes with RF wireless remote
whose range is 18 feet, enabling control
over the player even if the player is tucked away in a storage

The player can be mounted horizontally or vertically, and it
features a front-panel iPod/iPhone USB input to display video
stored on the portable devices.

Also due at CES is a collision-avoidance rearview camera
system that, unlike other back-up systems, delivers both audible
and visual alerts of stationary and moving objects, including pedestrians,
behind a vehicle. With other systems, Audiovox said,
consumers had to buy separate camera and sensor systems.

The CAM430MV camera system will be available around
July at a suggested $299 for the Audivox-
branded retail-channel version. An
Advent-branded version for the expediter
channel will also be available at that time.

The camera can be connected to any
LCD screen, including a factory-installed
navigation screen. On the screen, the system
displays a color box around a moving
or stationary object or person while also
emitting an audible alert. The onscreen
boxes change color as the vehicle gets
closer to the object, and the beep tone
grows more urgent as the vehicle gets closer.

The camera is the company’s first with 180-degree view.