• Harman Announces Partnership With Luxoft For Next-Gen In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems

    The automotive industry is the final frontier for many consumer A/V companies and Harman — you know, H/K, JBL, Mark Levinson — just made public the ongoing realationship that’s producing some leading infotainment systems. Luxoft and Harman employs more than 300 “development experts” mainly in a Ukraine dev center where they conjurer up systems at least in part for… Read More

  • Harman Kardon Outs New BDS Systems — Pricey HTIB Packages

    The home theater in a box is alive and well with the latest setup coming from Harman in the form of the Harman Kardon BDS Series. The  BDS 400 and  BDS 800 pack similar equipment, with the latter sporting a 5.1 theme rather than the 2.1 layout found in the 400 model. Both packages come with a similar receiver that combines Blu-ray, DVD, FM tuner, with a front-panel USB port and a iOS… Read More

  • Harman Releases GHS-1 Gaming Headphones For Cool Gamers Only

    Are you amazingly cool? Are you a gamer? Well you’d better get out $80 because the GHS 1 gaming headphones from Harman are for you. First, they have AKG sound and passive noise cancellation along with a parabolic boom mic. But that’s not the good part. Every pair of headphones has that junk. Read More

  • Harman And Mercedes Announce New Updatable Infotainment System

    This week at the Geneva Auto Show, Harman and Mercedes finally released their long-awaited upgradeable in-dash setup. The Becker Map Pilot connects to Mercedes Benz’s existing IP stack providing a way for users to update the system. Currently, only Ford allows users to update to their IP as new software comes out. Read More

  • HARMAN Buys Aha Mobile To Keep You Informed AND Safe While On The Road

    Audio and infotainment group Harman International Industries (aka HARMAN) has picked up Aha Mobile, a Palo Alto-based provider of on-demand mobile and location-based Internet content services, the company announced this morning. The terms are not being disclosed, but the startup is merely 2 years old and just raised $3 million from Venrock in May 2009, so we’re assuming this is a good… Read More