Commack, NY, January 7, 2004 — TERK Technologies today announced it that will produce a smart digital adapter for connecting the XM Direct Universal Tuner Box to Pioneer aftermarket car stereo head units.
The XM Direct Universal Tuner Box is an ultra-compact, universal tuner module that connects to a satellite-ready in-dash car stereo, enabling the driver to tune into XM Satellite Radio’s 101 radio channels using the existing car stereo controls.
The TERK smart digital adapter for Pioneer links the XM Direct Universal Tuner Box to a Pioneer satellite-ready car stereo. With an XM Direct Universal Tuner Box and a TERK smart digital adapter, any vehicle with a satellite-ready Pioneer head unit can receive XM Satellite Radio programming.
The XM Direct Tuner Box has an open operating system that makes it possible for third-party companies to develop a wide range of adapter cables, to satisfy consumer demand in the automobile aftermarket and OEM segments.
Steve Roth, CEO, TERK Technologies pointed out: “Pioneer has been a leading supporter of
XM Satellite Radio since its inception, and the availability of TERK’s smart digital adapter for their satellite-ready head units enables Pioneer to provide an even wider range of consumers with access to XM Satellite Radio programming. We are excited to support Pioneer in their efforts to bring the numerous benefits of XM Radio to a rapidly expanding customer base.”
Roth concluded, “The XM Universal Tuner Box and TERK’s smart digital adapters offer dealers and retailers exceptional sales opportunities both at the time of initial new-car purchase, or as a later aftermarket sale.”
The TERK smart digital adapters for Pioneer satellite-ready car stereo head units will be available in the second quarter of 2004 at pricing to be announced.
TERK Technologies is a leader in antenna technology and signal management solutions. TERK offers a broad range of products as a leader in antenna technology for TV, satellite, radio, and mobile entertainment and communications applications, and is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art solutions for consumers as well as innovative marketing and merchandising solutions for its retail partners.
TERK’s diverse product range includes indoor and outdoor HDTV, analog TV, satellite radio and analog radio antennas, DIRECTV satellite dishes, satellite/cable installation hardware and audio/video accessories. TERK also offers its T2 line of high-performance signal management products for the custom integrator market, and its Leapfrog wireless multi-room audio/video distribution and control systems. TERK is also the exclusive distributor of the XM Commander Universal Satellite Radio receiver for in-car reception of XM Satellite Radio.
Synonymous with style and quality, TERK’s innovative and advanced technology engineering has earned the company numerous patents and industry awards.
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