Tag: iPhone Applications
In-Dash GPS Receivers are the ultimate when it comes to convenience in car stereos. In past years, to have an in-dash car stereo display navigation information you could either purchase a stereo with navigation abilities built-in, or stereos that feature technology that is “ready” for add-on navigation modules. JVC simplified the latter with their latest release of information at CES 2011. On select 2011 JVC In-Dash A/V Receivers you’ll now have the option to use a select iPhone application that will display navigation maps directly on your car stereo.
This integration was made possible by the iPhone application, MotionX-GPS. This application can be loaded up onto your compatible iPhone along with select JVC A/V stereos to display navigation maps directly onto the car stereo. Input commands will not be available through touch-screen operation and will instead be updated on the iPhone itself, so passenger use is recommended when using this exciting new technology. This new technology is a superior alternative to traditional in-car systems with limited updating options. iPhone applications have the ability to be updated at any time by the application developers, so you’ll have constant technical attention from developers as well.
Not only will you have access to the maps directly on the car stereo, but with compatible JVC A/V receivers you can also use Live Voice Guidance integration which will allow the user to have navigation commands relayed through your car speakers. This convenient technology will basically integrate features found on much more expensive navigation models for a much more low price. Another great value of this new technology is a much easier installation. Now, with this MotionX-GPS technology instead of having to remove your car stereo to install a secondary GPS module, you can simple plug-in your iPhone after downloading the application from your integrated application store. iPhone integration with 2011 JVC in-dash car stereos is now more convenient and affordable than ever!
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This year at CES 2011 we learned more about JVC’s new flagship navigation units, the KW-NT30HD, and the KW-NT50HDT. Not only will these carry on the Total Traffic HD+ Network from their previous flagship model, the KW-NT3HDT, but they’ll have the first aftermarket manufacturer to bring connectivity with the iheartradio mobile application. This mobile radio application is a convenient way to bring all of your favorite radio stations from around the world into a simple mobile phone application. With this new integration technology you will be able to view song and artist information, high-resolution album artwork, and control channel up or down functions from the navigation unit or from the iPhone itself.
The KW-NT50HDT will also feature a built-in dual HD tuner system, which can feature audio content on one HD radio tuner, and support the HD Total Traffic Network Data on the other. This will allow the user to simultaneously listen to HD radio programming, while also receiving traffic information at the same time. Another cool feature the KW-NT50HDT will also feature Hybrid Total Traffic HD+ Network (Available in June 2011) functionality which enables users to get HD Total Traffic Network service in even more areas. When you have an iPhone connected while running the iheartradio app, the KW-NT50HDT receives news, sports, weather and real-time traffic information over your cell phone network – even outside of HD radio coverage areas.
This innovating breakthrough for mobile audio and video is exciting as we see even more playback options being available for a seamless experience in your vehicle. When we spoke with JVC they seemed very excited about being the first manufacturer to integrate iheartradio into their flagship navigation systems. With more than 11.5 million consumers using the iheartradio mobile application you can experience more than 750 of America’s favorite local radio stations, as well as unique celebrity-hosted channels from Christina Aguilera, Eagles, and Weezer. Local traffic reports and commercial-free shows from Ryan Seacrest, Elvis Duran and the some of the best DJs and hosts from across the country.
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Tired of the same playlists? Finding music tailored to your likings while on the go has never been easier. Pandora Link is a feature introduced to the car audio world last year, allowing you to integrate Pandora Internet Radio into your vehicle from an iPhone application. Not only do you get to enjoy personalized music stations, all integrated Pandora controls like the thumbs up, thumbs down and skip are right on your radio. You can continue helping Pandora personalize your music experience even while on-the-go! This new feature was integrated this last year into a few of Pioneer’s In-Dash Navigation Systems, and this year it’s an even more flexible feature found on their Single Din receivers.
Pioneer’s new lineup for 2011 includes the Pioneer DEH-6300UB, as well as the Pioneer DEH-8300UB. These two single din receivers by Pioneer showcase this convenient feature in a sleek and simple to use package. Using Pandora on your receiver is simple. First, you’ll need to download a free app the App Store by Pioneer called Pandora Link. This application is similar to the free Pandora application, by integrating your Pandora account directly onto your phone, the only difference is that it’s made to interface directly with your Pioneer In-Dash stereo. After loading up this application, you just connect your iPhone to the car stereo using a standard USB to iPod cable. Pandora will show up as a new source onto your car stereo so you can easily select it and view all of your favorite stations immediately. Next, it’s as simple as selecting your favorite station and allowing Pandora find all of your music for you.
Pioneer integrates Advanced Sound Retrieval into their receivers, since the coming of digital music has taken over. This feature enhances low and high frequencies that are lost with lower quality recordings and allows them to be digitally reproduced. Integrating these convenient features alongside Pandora ensures that the user is constantly supplied with high quality digital media playback from their Pioneer stereo.
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