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XM Introduces XM Direct 2, A New Universal Adapter Solution For Satellite Radio Compatible Car Stereos


XM Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: XMSR), the nationís leading provider of satellite radio, today introduced the Audiovox XM Direct2, the industryís first programmable universal adapter solution for the more than 100 satellite ready car stereos on the market today from manufacturers such as Alpine, Clarion, Eclipse, Jensen, JVC, Kenwood, Panasonic, and Sony.

XM Direct 2 turns satellite-ready car stereos into XM Radio, and allows the drivers to listen to XMís 170-plus digital channels of music, sports, talk and entertainment, using the stereo controls and display screen. The programmable unit allows retailers to download and update the latest software online so XM Direct 2 will continue to be compatible with new and upgraded car stereos as they become introduced into the market

ďThere are millions of satellite radio compatible car stereos being used today. XM Direct 2 delivers a convenient way to add XM Radioís 170 channels of entertainment to your vehicle,Ē said Blair Kutrow, senior vice president, product development and campaign management, XM Satellite Radio.

XM Direct 2 comes with a universal adapter kit, a car stereo connection cable and the XM Mini-Tuner, a portable subscription that can be used in the car or in compatible XM-Ready home stereo products and the Nexus XM2go portable radio. The satellite radio compatible car stereos will receive XM when connected to the XM Mini-Tuner car dock. The small, removable Mini-Tuner cartridge can be conveniently installed to deliver XM directly to the car stereo.

The complete XM Direct 2 solution has a suggested retail price of $129.99 and is available at most national, regional and specialty retailers located in car stereo departments. It is intended to be professionally installed.

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About XM
XM (NASDAQ: XMSR) is Americaís number one satellite radio company with more than 8.2 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, XMís 2007 lineup includes more than 170 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: commercial-free music, premier sports, news, talk radio, comedy, childrenís 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, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota, is available in 140 different vehicle models for 2007. XMís industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit


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