Harman International won a total of 13 CES Innovation Honors including several for car electronics products.
Two awards went to car-related products including the JBL Trip and the Infinity Kappa 5. Additional car electronics Innovation winners will be announced at CES, said Harman.
The JBL Trip is a handsfree Bluetooth speaker for the car that mounts on a visor. It uses the same type of speaker and amplifier as JBL portable/home Bluetooth streaming speakers. It also uses Harman’s voice cancellation technology for better audio even in road noise and traffic. It can be removed from the car to double as a conference call speaker in a hotel, office or home.
The Infinity Kappa 5 is a five–channel car audio amplifier that comes with Harman’s Clari-Fi music restoration system to improve the sound quality of compressed music. It is also a Bluetooth amplifier for streaming music from a smartphone.
The Kappa 5 also has a multi-pairing Party Mode that lets anyone in the car stream music. It also has cabin-mounted controls.
See the 2016 CES Innovation Honorees for In-Vehicle Audio Video 2016 here.