WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM, the nation's leading provider of satellite radio, announced today that the Bushnell ONIX 400 is now available through additional retail, including Amazon.com, Wal-Mart, REI, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's, Gander Mountain.
The ONIX 400 is the first handheld to offer XM NavWeather™, which is available as stand-alone package or as a premium package coupled with XM Radio.
The ONIX 400 is the first fully integrated portable device that can simultaneously access GPS location data; XM's 170 plus channels of acclaimed music, sports and entertainment; and XM NavWeather, the first, personalized local real-time weather tracking service in the United States. XM NavWeather utilizes Threat Matrix™ technology to track and provide immediate alerts on developing weather threats, such as rain, hail, tornado and storm warnings.
XM NavWeather Service Prices*: -- Stand alone XM NavWeather - $9.95 per month -- XM NavWeather plus with XM Radio - $16.94 total per month
XM NavWeather transmits detailed nationwide weather information for more than 20 different weather conditions, scaled and customized for the user's specific location and displayed in color on the ONIX 400's GPS mapping screen. XM NavWeather also provides multi-day forecasts based on weather monitoring stations across the U.S.
"Up-to-the-minute environmental condition information is imperative for any outdoorsman," said Roderick MacKenzie, VP, advanced applications, XM. "Now consumers can continuously hold the most intuitive, up-to-date and comprehensive weather data and entertainment content in the palm of their hands."
XM NavWeather was developed with Baron Services and utilizes Baron's exclusive Threat Matrix technology. Baron Services is also XM's weather partner for its award-winning XM WX Satellite Weather, a trusted information source for professional pilots and mariners. XM NavWeather builds upon the success of this professional grade service by providing a "consumer friendly" interpretation of the dynamic weather data direct to the ONIX 400's display screen.
Photos and more information on the Bushnell ONIX 400 can be found online at: http://xmradio.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=image_gallery&cat=27.
*A one-time activation fee of $14.99 may apply.About XM
XM is America's number one satellite radio company. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, Nashville, Toronto and Montreal, XM's 2008 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 2008. 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/.
Bushnell Outdoor Products is a global manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer products based in Overland Park, Kansas. Bushnell Outdoor Products sells its products worldwide under the Bushnell®, Tasco®, Serengeti®, Bolle®, Uncle Mike's Law Enforcement®, Stoney Point®, Hoppe's®, Butler Creek®, Kolpin® and Final Approach® brand names. For information about any of these brands or products, please contact Bushnell Public Relations at (913) 752-6105.
About Baron Services
Baron Services is a pioneer in sophisticated weather analysis and technology and a globally recognized industry leader in delivering technology for the communication of significant weather events. It offers a wide range of weather solutions and owns numerous weather technology patents. The company delivers cutting-edge radar systems, advanced forecast modeling, mobile weather analysis and localized weather displays. Operating primarily from Huntsville, Alabama, with offices in Oklahoma, North Carolina and Florida, Baron Services includes five specialized divisions that continue to advance the weather industry by providing systems engineered to save both lives and property. The company has, to date, installed all broadcast dual-polarimetric radars in the world.
Threat Matrix is a trademark of Baron Services, Inc.
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.
CONTACT: Marie Farrar of XM, +1-202-380-4151, Marie.firstname.lastname@example.org
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