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CEDN Evening Extra Jan. 6

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C o n s u m e r E l e c t r o n i c s D a i l y N e w s E v e n i n g E x t r a W e d n e s d a y, J a n u a r y 6 , 2 0 1 6 1 4 KENWOOD DEBUTS EXCELON DNX893S, FEATURE-PACKED AND SMARTPHONE-READY Kenwood USA will display its newest top-end multimedia receiver, the DNX893S, in its booth at International CES. The double-DIN, touch-friendly unit is the company's most complete entertainment and information center to date, receiving a completely new pro- cessing infrastructure, enhanced smart- phone integration, improved safety fea- tures and support for high-resolution audio. "We've redesigned this unit inside and out," said Rick Noetzli, Kenwood General Manager, Product and Research and Development Manager. "It now fea- tures a Linux-based operating system and dual-core processor for improved stabili- ty and speed. The extra processing power supports the most extensive selection of inputs, applications and features we've ever put together." The DNX benefits from the compa- ny's expansion of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ into more of its 2016 multimedia receivers. Like the DDX9902S introduced in 2015, the DNX893S fea- tures both platforms, allow- ing users to connect either an iPhone ® or Android™-based smartphone to safely access and control navigation, streaming content, messaging and music using an intuitive voice interface. Two USB ports with built-in support for rapid-charging technology let the user connect and charge a smartphone and use the other port for flash media. When not using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, built-in apps on the DNX893S let the user select and control smartphone apps over Bluetooth on the receiver's display, including Spotify ® and Pandora ® Internet Radio. Another integration feature is MHL sup- port over HDMI, which displays the screen of a compati- ble Android-based smartphone on the receiver and lets the user control apps from the larger, safer display. The DNX893S is also SiriusXM- Ready™ and connects to the latest SiriusXM SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner (sold separately, subscription required). For more information, visit booth #1702, call 310.761.8802 or visit www .kenwood.com. the app with other students and faculty. My Open Road app is a great free tool, available in iOS and Android platforms, for users to make a tiny difference in their daily travel, reducing their global carbon footprint, fighting climate change and getting fit. It is a win-win for the users, for local businesses and the environment. My Open Road is a proud partner with Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and its founders have created strategic alliances with Nevada's Clean Energy Project and The Alliance to Save Energy, among others, in an effort to save half a billion tons of CO2 emissions by the year 2020. For more information, visit My Open Road at booth #80337. After the show, go to www.myopenroad.com. FIRST OF ITS KIND FREE SOCIAL ENERGY CONSERVATION SUSTAINABLE APP My Open Road (MOR) is an innovative social energy conservation sustainable app for smartphones that encourages and incen- tivizes users to reduce their carbon foot- print by taking alternative transportation (walk, run, bike, carpool, taking the bus or train) instead of driving, and get rewarded with discounts from sustainable partners for their efforts in saving the environment. MOR makes it fun by using social responsibility scores to rank users' method of travel. The more energy-effi- cient the method of travel, the higher the score. MOR's patent-pending mobile technology can detect a wide range of transportation mechanisms that a person might use to get from point A to point B. The app uses different travel "modes" and assigns a "social responsibility score," or SRS, to each one. For example, walking or running has an SRS of 1,000, while driving a car has an SRS of only 500. Carpool mode will award users with a 700 SRS, which will go up depending on the number of people in the car. MOR partners with local businesses to provide users with specials and dis- counts for their effort in saving energy while maintaining a high social responsi- bility score of 700 or better. "My Open Road is an amazing appli- cation," said Wing Lam, Co-Founder of Wahoo's Fish Tacos. "It's a new green marketing system that gives merchants the tools to reward customers for their energy conservation efforts. We are proud to be one of the first major customers to align with MOR," said Wing Lam, Founder of Wahoo's. "Like a lot of other fans of MOR, we really think it's a game changer when it comes to reducing carbon emissions by rewarding customers for altering their travel behaviors." My Open Road app also has its own integrated Rideshare matching service (called JoiRide™) that many colleges are finding to be a better alternative to other rideshare services. Colleges are also very impressed with My Open Road's student internship program. Students are given paid positions in sales and marketing to local business partners, and serve as brand ambassadors on campus to support M-EDGE LAUNCHES GYM-TO-OFFICE BRAND In response to consumer demand, M- Edge launches its Gym-To-Office brand and product assortment for the on-the-go professional. Packing power, productivi- ty and protection into products ranging from the Bolt gym duffel with a built-in 4000-6000 mAh battery to the Beast smartphone case – a magnetized drop- proof cell phone case that lets you attach your phone to your workout equipment without worrying about it falling off or a dumbbell dropping on it, keeping you focused on working out. The Gym-To-Office assortment also includes the Beast magnetic arm-band to keep your workout moving from station to station, indoors or out. The corner- stone of the collection are the TrueWireless Bluetooth headphones. Unlike most wireless headphones, these don't actually have wires – it's why it calls them wireless. To top it all off, the headphones are voice activated to keep your workouts distraction-free. "Our retail and distribution partners are super excited about these products," says Stephen Cleary, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at M-Edge. "We did focus groups throughout the coun- try for the past 18 months. Time and time again, consumers said bat- tery life and being able to listen to music while working out without having to mess with cords or carrying their phone were the biggest hassles they deal with while working out." During consumer research, it received a lot of positive feedback, includ- ing: "I love the fact that I can work out, listen to music and not worry about drain- ing my phone's battery because my Bolt duffel will charge my phone on my way back to the office."; and "The attention to detail is amazing and it lets me focus on my workout instead of worrying about where to put my phone and being stressed about knocking it off my workout bike or getting tangled up in the cords." For more information, visit www.medge store.com or stop by booth #73160, Level 2, Sands Expo in Sport Tech Space. STERN PINBALL TO RELEASE GAME OF THRONES PINBALL MACHINES Stern Pinball Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, proudly announced the avail- ability of Game of Throne's ® pinball machines. Inspired by the hit HBO ® drama series, the newest Stern machines put players in the heat of battle where noble families fight for control of the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms. Stern's Game of Thrones Pro, Premium and Limited Edition machines are packed with features and toys that provide an irresistible challenge to play against kings, knights, knaves and drag- ons. Each player can choose to be a Knight of the Stark, Lannister, Greyjoy, Baratheon, Martell or Tyrell family Houses, and pick other Houses to battle. Game of Thrones actor Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane (The Hound) guides the player throughout the game with authen- ticity and strong presence. The goal of the game is to rule the seven kingdoms of Westeros. "The Game of Thrones pinball machine celebrates the much-loved HBO series and gives fans an intense, high- energy pinball experience," said Gary Stern, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stern Pinball Inc. The Game of Thrones pin- ball machine will be available in three models, offering a vari- ety of pricing and exclusivity for Game of Thrones fans and pinball collectors. All three models feature an animated, interactive dragon that roars, flies and breathes fire through the magic of all-LED lit playfields. Players can slam the ball into the Battering Ram, attempting to break down the Castle Doors and grab features such as Super Jackpots, Wild Fire and Playfield Score Multipliers. The animat- ed mechanical Sword of Multiball holds back reinforcements until it's time to attack. A bank of three Drop-Targets lights the Lord of Light Lanes to protect against side drains and awards other progressive features. A Kickback fires the ball in anger when struck. Players can win valuable random awards and features with Reel Pops™, a fun new software mechanism, by playing the Pop Bumpers and spinning three virtual spin- ning reels on the display. When three identical symbols line up, the player is awarded the prize shown on the reels. Earn Gold and spend it on needed weapons and features. An Action Button is featured on the front molding for the largest array of interactive play features ever seen in a pinball machine. To learn more, visit www.sternpinball.com or stop by booth #26421.

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