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DICE and Livio Bringing Internet Radio Into The Vehicle

Dec 28, 2010 (12:12 PM EST)
URL: http://www.techweb.com/show-press-release/X822382/dice-and-livio-bringing-internet-radio-into-the-vehicle.html

New aftermarket solution offers subscription-free Internet radio, controlled through vehicle's stereo system

FERNDALE, Mich., Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Livio Radio, developers of innovative audio products for the home and the vehicle, and DICE Electronics, an industry leader in automotive OEM digital media integration, are teaming up to seamlessly take Internet radio on the road.

DICE currently manufactures electrical components that connect smartphones to factory stereos and integrate them with their settings. Livio has developed the Livio Radio Car Internet Radio App which, when installed on smartphones connected to the DICE components, provides seamless, subscription-free Internet radio access using factory stereo buttons and integrated audio controls on the steering wheel.

"The fact that CEA reports that over 48% of non-smartphone owners expect to upgrade in 2011, coupled with the current growth of Internet radio suggests our solution has huge potential," Livo Radio President Massimo Baldini said.  "DICE is the partner who is going to help smartphone users seamlessly enjoy Internet radio in the vehicle while on the road."

The DICE in-vehicle solution featuring the Livio Radio Car Internet Radio App requires the use of an iPhone or Android device.  The phones' users control the award-winning Livio Radio Car Internet Radio App, offering more than 45,000 AM/FM and Internet-only stations, from the factory-installed car stereo system, including any integrated steering wheel audio controls designed to increase ease of use and safety.  

"Working with Livio Radio allows us to offer users more music options with our technology and we're looking forward to showing people how it works in our booth at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas," said Steve Witt, executive vice president of sales and marketing at DICE Electronics.

The DICE Internet radio solution featuring Livio Radio will debut in the North Hall during the 2011 International Consumer Electronics show at booth #2806 (Livio Radio) and booth #1212 (DICE Electronics).

About Livio Radio

Founded in 2008, Ferndale, Mich.-based Livio Radio has already developed a list of successful Internet radio products through ongoing relationships with Pandora and NPR. The company remains committed to providing sleek and sophisticated radios and accessories for users who want quality without gimmicks, hassles, and unnecessary bells and whistles. More information is available at www.livioradio.com.

About DICE

DICE Electronics is an innovative creator and supplier of products that enable digital media in the automobile and home.  Dice uses the latest wireless and connected technologies to deliver great user experience solutions for both the automotive and home environments. With in-house design, engineering, manufacturing and quality management, DICE Electronics brings new products to market quickly for its automotive and home customers. For more information about DICE Electronics and its products visit www.DICEelectronics.com or call us at (888) 342-3999.

SOURCE Livio Radio