Clarion Named as CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree for Full Digital Sound (FDS) Audio System
Ideal for high resolution audio playback, Clarion's Full Digital Sound System maintains a digital audio signal from the source all the way to the system's digitally driven speakers and subwoofers

CYPRESS, Calif., Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/-- Clarion Corporation of America, a leader in automotive infotainment and advanced driver safety and assistance systems, announced today that it has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree for its revolutionary Full Digital Sound (FDS) high-resolution automotive audio system.  Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.

Clarion's Full Digital Sound audio system is the industry's first in-car audio system to maintain a digital audio signal from the source to the speaker voice coils, resulting in pristine sounding audio with zero loss in quality and no added noise from analog connections.  Shifting away from the realm of ordinary, Clarion's new Full Digital Sound system was designed to deliver unprecedented purity and uncompromising quality for today's high-resolution audio tracks while improving power efficiency and reducing component count.

"Clarion has been a leading innovator in the automotive audio and infotainment space for more than 75 years and has been the driving force behind several of the in-car technologies we find standard today," said Allen H. Gharapetian, Vice President of Marketing and Product Planning at Clarion. We are honored to be a part of CES year after year and thrilled to be recognized by their world class team for our dedication to advancing the state-of-the-art in in-car entertainment technology."

The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, the producer of CES 2017, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, unique/novel features present and how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace.

Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market.

CES 2017 Innovation Honoree products are featured on, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, description, photo and URL. Clarion's complete Full Digital Sound audio system will be displayed at Clarion's booth at this year's CES, which runs January 5-8, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About Clarion Corporation of America
Headquartered in Cypress, California, Clarion Corporation of America is a subsidiary of Japan-based Clarion Co. Ltd, which has been a consolidated subsidiary of the Hitachi Group since 2006. Clarion has been an international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940. The company is engaged in the research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of mobile entertainment, navigation, infotainment, communication, safety and security products for the automotive, marine, recreational vehicle, commercial fleet and heavy industry environments. Clarion has been the recipient of numerous excellence awards for design, innovation, support, manufacturing and product reliability from independent organizations. The company has marketing and sales affiliates in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Clarion is located on the web at

SOURCE Clarion Corporation of America

For further information: Media: Michael Farino, New Era Communications, LLC, Phone: (949) 346-1984,