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AKG Wireless iPhone App 2.0 Adds Control Functionality, Style To Wireless Capabilities

Following the successful launch of its first iPhone application in 2010, AKG is introducing the AKG Wireless App 2.0 at ISE, available via free download in March. With a host of new features and an updated interface, users will not only be able to monitor and configure their AKG wireless systems through an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, but will also have the opportunity to control multiple settings from system design, to soundcheck and during performances, all through Harman’s HiQnetTM protocol and a Wi-Fi connection.

Supporting the Apple iPhone 4 retina display, version 2.0 offers advanced control functionality, allowing users to manage and change their wireless system parameters, including the name of the setup and frequency signals. The newly adopted ALERT system automatically issues a warning if there is a low microphone battery or an antenna malfunction. The app also suggests possible solutions for solving signal issues.

“We have reached a completely new level of hands-on sound engineering with the AKG Wireless application 2.0,? stated Philipp Sonnleitner, product manager for HiQnet and system integration. “With the next generation of AKG’s smart phone-based technology, we are offering an intricate free service to our dedicated users, without extra expense or stress during the already demanding environment of a live sound event. Version 2.0 is easy to use, but will have a dramatic affect on the industry, improving sound quality for audio professionals and musicians.?

Adding to the capabilities of the AKG 1.0 app, 2.0 revamps the wireless system and radio frequency connection monitoring capabilities, compatible with the AKG wireless mics, including the DMS 700, WMS 4000/4500 and IVM 4 in-ear monitoring system. With a Wi-Fi connection, users are connected to the AKG HUB 4000 Q, which can be used side-by-side with HiQnet System ArchitectTM as the entire system is based on the advanced HiQnet protocol.

The AKG Wireless iPhone App 2.0 also comes with a new, stylish interface as well as a more advanced, reliable and easy-to-navigate information database.

For more information on AKG and the iPhone Wireless App 2.0 and a link to the Apple iTunes store, please visit http://www.akg.com/iphone.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.2 billion for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2010. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.

Harman HiQnet™ is the world’s first connectivity and control protocol that integrates all product categories in the signal chain for professional audio systems of all types, size, and applications. Harman HiQnet no longer requires the user to manage multiple disparate operating systems or be responsible for programming individual signal processors, speaker controllers, wireless microphone systems, and mixing consoles. HiQnet was developed by engineers from across Harman’s Professional Division and is coordinated by the System Development and Integration Group (SDIG), a team of dedicated systems specialists based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

For additional information, contact:
Seth Buchwalter
Definition Branding & Marketing
(212) 660-2555 x 20
seth.buchwalter@definitionbam.com

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