Axxess Allows HD Upgrade To Existing Stereos
January 9, 2007 at 7:59 AM (PT)
METRA ELECTRONICS has made it possible to upgrade a factory head unit to an HD RADIO receiver. The product, AXXESS HD RADIO, is designed to work with a factory-installed automotive radio and consists of a universal HD RADIO tuner box and an interface specific for each vehicle class. Once installed, the package enables the factory radio to receive the enhanced digital HD RADIO audio standard.
According to IBIQUITY DIGITAL CORP., the developer of HD RADIO technology, approximately one new HD RADIO broadcaster goes on the air each day. By 2008, more than 90% of the U.S. population will be able to receive HD RADIO broadcasts.
"Since AXXESS has always been a leader in digital interface technology, we are again the first to market with an innovative product," said METRA ELECTRONICS VP/Merchandising BILL LAUER. "The AXXESS HD RADIO package now makes it possible for people to receive HD RADIO broadcasting and all of its benefits without having to replace their existing factory head unit."