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By Joe Paone NEW YORK, June 19, 2002 — Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. debuted a slew of new products at its 2002 line show today, while sharpening its marketing edge on specific demographics. The new products encompass the broad spectrums of both audio and video, as well as both home and mobile entertainment. Matthew Dever, vice president of product planning for home entertainment at Pioneer, outlined several of Pioneer's initiatives in the home entertainment market: repositioning Pioneer as a key video supplier through its new plasma offerings; solidifying DVD-R/RW as the de facto standard for recordable DVD; and creating a market for digital networked

Take your music on the road By Brett Solomon Mass digital storage devices have come down in price and entered the vehicle. Three mainstream consumer electronics companies are offering mass storage technology to accompany top-of-the-line CD receivers. Two units (from Pioneer and Sony, respectively) integrate directly into the dashboard and are installed just like a standard car stereo. The other unit from Kenwood installs just like a typical CD changer. Pioneer Electronics has the DEH-P90HDD (SRP $2,000). Michael Townsen, vice president of marketing for Pioneer Mobile Entertainment, said, "The DEH-P90HDD converges computer technology with car audio. Consumers can now store their favorite

Tom Doherty, founder of Escient Solutions and co-founder of Escient Technologies, was presented with the 2001 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) at the recent CEDIA 2001 EXPO. Now a director on the board of Escient Technologies and several of its companies, Doherty has been a leading visionary and innovator in the audio/video industry for more than 20 years. Sonance founders Scott Struthers and Geoff Spencer officially passed the torch to Chip Brown during a recent CEDIA reception at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. Brown, former Sonance COO is now CEO. Struthers, former Sonance president and Spencer, former vice

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