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Grom Readies HD Radio Add-On For OEM Car Systems

Belmont, Calif. – Grom Audio will go to the International CES booth of iBquity Digital to display its first OEM-integration solution that adds HD Radio to a factory sound system.

The HDR-1 QRadio dongle, which adds HD Radio to more than 30 car makes, plugs into the company’s Grom-USB3 and Grom BT3 car-integration kits. The former, priced from $145 to $159 depending on the vehicle, connects to factory sound systems to add stereo Bluetooth, aux input, compressed-music playback via USB input, and iPhone/Android phone USB connection. The $132-$134 BT3 adds Bluetooth, aux in, and iPhone USB to factory systems.

The dongle will retail for a suggested $79 and will ship in January.

The dongle will add digital AM and FM reception from more than 2,000 HD Radio stations and access HD2, HD3, and HD4 channels broadcast by any of those stations.