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HARMAN Brings iPad Entertainment to Life with JBL OnBeat™ Speaker Dock

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JBL® brings its legendary dynamic sound to give voice to any iOS device

London, United Kingdom - HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR), today announced the new JBL OnBeatTM loudspeaker docking station, which brings entertainment from any iOS device to life with realistic and dynamic sound.

The JBL OnBeat is compatible with and charges any iPad, iPhone and iPod. An ingenious universal connector firmly docks an iPad, iPod or iPhone device and lets users rotate their iPod or iPhone screens to portrait or landscape orientation to easily browse their library or watch video.

The JBL OnBeat brings HARMAN'S signature sound quality to features including movie streaming, gaming, Skype conversations and YouTube clip watching. The dock allows users to stream action-packed movies, intimate family photos and videos, and share the hottest content on the Web in the living room with family and friends through the addition of an optional composite cable that can send video content from the device directly to the TV.

An IR remote puts users in control of music and video from across the room, while dual JBL Phoenix full-range transducers fill it with dramatic sound.

The sleek style of the JBL OnBeat, featuring black or white finishes, naturally compliments the design of the iPad while its striking, expansive sound creates a voice to match the beauty.

‘Imagine what moviegoers must have felt when they heard sound paired with film for the first time in history - this is what we hope to accomplish for the next era of entertainment experiences with products such as the JBL OnBeat for the iPad, iPhone and more', said David Slump, president of HARMAN Consumer Division. ‘Our goal is to awaken our senses to the power that great sound and music can have on bringing media to life through the most cutting-edge devices out on the market right now'.

The new JBL OnBeat dock also features a USB connection to sync and charge devices when connected to the iTunes music library (cable not included), and a 3.5mm stereo mini jack auxiliary input that connects to virtually all portable media devices (cable not included). The dock boasts trademark JBL styling with a sculptured design that enhances the décor of any room. Brackets to attach the iPod, iPhone or iPad device to the dock are included in the package.

Pricing and Availability

The JBL OnBeat loudspeaker dock is available in April in black and white finishes for £149.99. For additional information or to purchase, visit


HARMAN ( designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets - supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,800 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.5 billion for the 12 months ended December 31, 2010. The company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.