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Harman International to Provide Next-Generation Infotainment System for Mercedes-Benz


STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT / KARLSBAD, GERMANY - Harman International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR) announced today that it has been selected by Daimler AG to provide the next-generation COMAND infotainment system for the automaker’s new Mercedes-Benz S- and C-Class models.

“We are delighted to continue our long-term partnership with Daimler AG which began in 1949 when we delivered the first Becker audio system to Mercedes-Benz,” said Dinesh C. Paliwal, Harman’s Chairman, President and CEO. “We are honored by their continued confidence and we look forward to working with Daimler and its customers to deliver exceptional infotainment solutions blending high performance and energy efficiency.”

The system is multimedia driven and will offer a sophisticated set of features including 3-D navigation, brilliant graphics, Internet access, and wired or wireless connectivity. A hard disc drive will provide rich navigation data and will accommodate the user's personal entertainment files for increased flexibility and comfort.

“The next generation infotainment system will utilize Harman’s energy-saving GreenEdge™ technology to deliver exceptional performance without compromise while reducing weight and power consumption”, said Dr. Klaus Blickle, CEO and President of the Harman International Automotive Division.

Harman International Industries, Incorporated (, designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. Harman International maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and employs around 9,500 people worldwide. The Harman International family of brands includes AKG®, Becker®, BSS®, Crown®, dbx®, DigiTech®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson®, Revel®, QNX®, Soundcraft® and Studer®. Harman International’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.

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