WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM, the nation's leading satellite radio company with more 8.5 million subscribers, today announced that four of its products have been recognized as honorees for the 2008 Innovations Design and Engineering Awards.
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"XM is honored to have to have four of our newest products among the Best of Innovations 2008 Honorees," said Vernon Irvin, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, XM Satellite Radio. "We're pleased XM continues to be recognized by the engineers, designers and journalists judging product submissions this year. These awards are further proof that XM is the leader in satellite radio technology."
"XM introduced the first award-winning satellite radios in 2001. These new XM products demonstrate the continuous strength of XM's product development and engineering programs," said Dr. Stell Patsiokas, Executive Vice President, Technology and Engineering, XM Satellite Radio.
All three of the new additions to the Xpress family of Plug and Play radios are among the Innovations 2008 Honorees in the Personal Electronics category. In all, four products from XM and its manufacturing partners were among the Honorees, including:
-- The XpressEZ, a sleek, affordable, entry level-access for enjoying XM's more than 170 channels of music, sports, news, talk, and entertainment. -- The XpressR, the industry's first satellite radio with a split-screen display and packs many other features including 30-minute pause and replay. -- The XpressRC is the first color split-screen Plug and Play satellite radio with a real-time programming guide, displaying multiple channels, artists, and song titles. Other features designed to enhance the listening experience include 60-minute pause and replay, and the ability to save 10 favorite songs. -- The Bushnell ONIX 400 is the first fully integrated handheld GPS device that can simultaneously access XM's 170 plus channels of audio entertainment, as well as a graphical real-time XM Weather map display anywhere in the United States in addition to GPS navigation function.
Sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®), producers of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES®), and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America (ISDA), the Innovations Awards honor excellence in consumer technology design and engineering. Honorees are selected by an independent panel of engineers, designers, and journalists.
XM is America's number one satellite radio company with more than 8.5 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Toronto and Montreal, XM's 2007 lineup includes more than 170 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: commercial-free music, premier sports, news, talk radio, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and the most advanced traffic and weather information.
XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Porsche, Ferrari, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota, is available in 140 different vehicle models for 2007. XM's industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit http://www.xmradio.com/.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements in this press release include demand for XM Satellite Radio's service, the Company's dependence on technology and third party vendors, its potential need for additional financing, as well as other risks described in XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.'s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 3-1-07. Copies of the filing are available upon request from XM Radio's Investor Relations Department. Programming is subject to change.Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070313/XMLOGO
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