JBL, Inc., Launches Time Machine and iPod(R) Dock for Enthusiasts

Mon Jan 7, 2008 9:01am EST

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JBL On Time(TM) 200ID System Wakes Up and Rocks Out Music Buffs
                       With Their Favorite Tunes
LAS VEGAS--(Business Wire)--JBL, Inc., the leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a
wide range of high-fidelity loudspeakers for home and car, and of
multimedia speaker systems for MP3 players and computers, today
announced the debut of its JBL On Time(TM) 200ID compact,
high-performance, time-machine iPod dock. Connected to an iPod, MP3
player or other music source, the JBL On Time 200ID system provides
exceptionally clean and powerful sound. The system, which includes a
digital clock, alarm and radio, features an intuitive, menu-driven
user interface, making it simple to operate.

   The JBL On Time 200ID loudspeaker dock revolutionizes time-keeping
for the iPod. A music lover can now wake up to a favorite song stored
on an iPod -- no more buzzer or bad radio reception. The easy-to-use
interface is part of an attractive display that includes a large
backlit LCD, making menu navigation a snap. An automatic dimming
option provides the correct brightness level in any environment, and
also charges the iPod.

   "The integration of devices to deliver a superior experience is
what the new JBL On Time 400ID system is all about," said Christopher
M. Dragon, director of brand marketing for the Harman Consumer Group
Mobile, Portable and Companion Products Division. "There are many
clock radios with iPod docking capability, but none with legendary
JBL(R) audio quality."

   The JBL On Time 200ID system's backup-battery feature enables it
to retain its time and alarm functions, as well as all other
user-programmed memory settings, during a power outage. Its Phoenix
and Ridge transducers are driven by powerful neodymium magnets with
two by six watts per channel and a six-watt tweeter. The combination
of the two Phoenix full-range transducers and one Ridge tweeter means
the system has a full, rich frequency response with astonishing bass
and clear, accurate sound from any direction.

   "The iPod economy is stronger than ever, with customers wanting
their music from the moment they wake up to when they're driving the
car to when they're exercising at the gym," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's
vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "The JBL On Time
200ID system is a great way to integrate an alarm clock and iPod,
allowing music lovers to choose the music that wakes them up."

   Pricing and Availability

   The JBL On Time 200ID system is compatible with all docking
versions of the iPod, including the iPod touch, nano and G3 iPod
classic. A stereo mini jack connection also enables high-quality audio
from a variety of other devices, including the iPod shuffle(TM), MP3
and CD players, desktop computers (all platforms), satellite radio and
laptops. The JBL On Time 200ID system has a suggested retail price of
$199.95; it will be available in winter 2008 online at www.jbl.com,
and at quality retailers nationwide.

   About the Harman Consumer Group, Inc.

   The Harman Consumer Group (HCG), Inc., is a leading designer,
manufacturer and marketer of a wide range of high-fidelity
loudspeakers, audio and video components, and multimedia systems for
use in homes and automobiles, and with computers. The group's brands
include JBL(R), Infinity(R), Harman Kardon(R), Mark Levinson(R),
Revel(R), Audioaccess(R) and Lexicon(R).

   HCG is a division of Harman International Industries,
Incorporated. Harman International (www.harman.com) is a leading
manufacturer of high-quality, high-fidelity audio products and
electronic systems for the automotive, consumer and professional
markets. The company's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange
under the symbol "HAR."

   JBL, Infinity, Harman Kardon, Mark Levinson, Revel, Audioaccess
and Lexicon are registered trademarks, and JBL On Time is a trademark,
of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.

   iPod is a registered trademark, and Shuffle is a trademark, of
Apple Computer, Inc.

Angie Ayala, 650-762-2952
Fax: 650-762-2801

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