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Cobra Electronics

August 22, 2012 07:00 ET

Cobra to Showcase Latest Solutions for Professional Drivers at the 2012 Great American Trucking Show

Industry-Leading CB Radios, Professional GPS Navigation Systems and Hands-Free-Compliant Wireless Solutions Drive Safety, Efficiency and Productivity for Trucking Community

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Aug 22, 2012) - The Great American Trucking Show -- Cobra Electronics Corporation (NASDAQ: COBR), the leading designer and marketer of Citizens Band (CB) radios, GPS navigation systems, and wireless hands-free driving solutions for professional drivers, today announced it will feature its latest trucking innovations at the Great American Trucking Show (GATS) in Booth #16074. During the course of the three-day event, Cobra staff and special guest Robb Mariani, the host of American Trucker, will be meeting with loyal Cobra customers and drivers to express the company's appreciation for their long-standing support, and for the work they do. The show is taking place at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas on August 23-25, 2012.

Throughout the conference, Cobra will showcase its recently announced 8000 Pro HD and 6000 Pro HD Navigation units. These state-of-the art systems have been designed from the ground up specifically to meet the demands of today's professional driver. Both are packed with powerful, productivity-enhancing features including a high-definition touch screens, truck-optimized route guidance, live and predictive traffic information, free lifetime map updates, and lifetime access to the AURA™ database of speed/red-light camera locations, dangerous intersections and known speed trap locations. The 8000 Pro HD sports a 7-inch screen while the 6000 Pro HD features a 5-inch HD LCD screen.

The company will also preview its latest CB radio breakthrough, the Cobra 29 LX BT. The 29 LX BT is the industry's most advanced CB radio, leveraging Bluetooth® technology to allow truckers to connect their CB radio to their mobile phone. With the 29 LX BT, drivers can make and receive cell phone calls through the radio without ever touching their phone. Other hands-free compliant features include voice announcement of incoming callers, Caller ID display on the unit, text-to-speech conversion for listening to incoming email messages and responding to emails by simply talking. This 29 LX BT also delivers an array of additional safety and convenience features including 10 NOAA weather channels, 24x7 Emergency Weather Alerts, a four-color selectable LCD display, noise cancelling microphone, and more.

Cobra will be on-hand to demonstrate its full line of Bluetooth headsets, including the new Wireless CB Microphone System & Bluetooth Headset. This new headset pairs via Bluetooth to the driver's cell phone, and also supports CB radio conversations, allowing drivers to conduct all communications wirelessly and hands-free. This headset is designed to make driving safe, convenient and efficient for professional drivers, and is compatible with all 4-pin CB radios and all Bluetooth-enabled cell phones.

About Cobra Electronics:
Cobra Electronics is a leading global designer and marketer of communication and navigation products, with a track record of delivering innovative and award-winning products. Building upon its leadership position in the GMRS/FRS two-way radio, radar detector and Citizens Band radio industries, Cobra identified new growth opportunities and has aggressively expanded into the marine market and has expanded its European operations. The Consumer Electronics Association, Forbes and Deloitte & Touche have all recognized Cobra for the company's innovation and industry leadership. To learn more about Cobra Electronics, please visit the Cobra site at
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