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Best in its Class:  Aha Radio by HARMAN

Imagine that you could enjoy all your favorite social media, entertainment and news applications from one versatile smartphone application.  Now, imagine that you could enjoy this rich content via a hands-free, eyes-free infotainment solution that integrates these features safely within your car’s premium audio and infotainment system.  That’s the extra value that HARMAN and its Aha Radio mobile application are delivering to customers today!

Aha users can choose from tens of thousands of audio stations, including Internet radio, on-demand music, live news, podcasts, audio books, social media newsfeeds, personalized points of interests, and much more.

Aha delivers a unique infotainment experience by letting listeners prioritize the stations they want, and customize audio stations like “Hungry” and “Coffee” to suit their tastes.

When Aha’s application is connected to a compatible in-car entertainment system, the user’s top stations become radio presets, so drivers can safely switch between stations just like traditional radio. Robust streaming audio content keeps drivers informed and entertained, even as they keep both eyes on the road and both hands on the wheel.  Upon arrival at their destination, users can continue enjoying their Aha Radio content from the smart phone.

In recognition of its achievements, Aha Radio by HARMAN recently earned an Emerging Technology International (E-Tech) Award from the International CTIA WIRELESS® 2012 Exhibition, one of the premier venues for milestone consumer electronics.  

A panel of recognized industry experts, media and analysts judged Aha the best mobile application in the category of “Social, Content, Media and Entertainment” where it competed with apps from other leading developers such as AT&T, Disney, Doro and T-Mobile.. 

E-Tech Award recipients represent the industry’s most innovative wireless products and services in the areas of mobile apps, consumer electronics, enterprise and vertical markets and network infrastructure. Award submissions were judged on innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and overall “wow” factor.

“We are proud to have earned the CTIA E-Tech award, particularly against this prestigious field of competitors,” said Chia-Lin Simmons, HARMAN Vice President of Marketing and Content for Aha Radio. “Aha’s latest mobile apps for Android and iPhone combine smart design with thousands of stations of web-based content to give consumers the best infotainment service out there. We encourage everyone to download and customize Aha’s mobile app for a truly personalized listening experience.”

Aha Radio has also become an important element of HARMAN’s broader mobile infotainment capabilities.  The unit has recently announced integration deals with several leading automakers, including Acura, Honda and Subaru, and has aftermarket agreements with Kenwood and Pioneer.  The Aha team is working with multiple automotive and consumer electronics manufacturers on additional integrations that will launch throughout the year.

The Aha Radio innovation is just one of many that have made HARMAN the global leader in mobile infotainment.  More than 25 million vehicles on the road are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment, including some 85 percent of the world’s luxury automobiles built today.  The links below will help you find some of the leading automotive brands that put their trust in HARMAN.

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HARMAN automotive branded audio

HARMAN automotive infotainment

Aha Radio by HARMAN