Tag: JVC Mobile

JVC Mobile Multimedia Receivers have gone App Crazy!

When Sonic Electronix visited the JVC Mobile booth at the 2012 CES show, it was easy to see that the main focus was apps. JVC is known for having some of the most innovative and cutting edge technologies in their car receivers, while retaining an affordable price. Once again, they have done it again by introducing the JVC KW-AV70BT. This all in one media receiver is the perfect in-dash multimedia receiver for those that have an iPhone.

Compatible Mobile Applications

The JVC multimedia receivers are compatible with a wide variety of mobile apps for the iPhone. The list as of January 2012 is MotionX-GPS Drive, MOG Internet Radio, WebReader, Cobra iRadar, INRIX Traffic, TuneIn Radio, DriveMate Rec, DriveMate SafetyCam, DriveMate Rec mini, DriveMate OnboardCam, DriveMate Time Trial, and SonicMax Pro. Some of the coolest apps are those that are related to GPS navigation. The MotionX-GPS enables the navigation system from your phone to display on the screen of the headunit. The Cobra iRadar app will display select traffic hazards, such as red light cameras. The DriveMate is a cool new app that uses a separate module to record movies and tracks while the car is in motion. INRIX traffic offers advanced traffic data for smooth navigation.

Other cool apps that are compatible with the KW-AV70BT include the Tunein Radio app and MOG Internet radio. Tunein radio is an internet based radio service that streams music from across the globe to your mobile phone. This conveniently puts the world’s music in your car. MOG internet radio is another music based app that gives the user a deep music library right at their fingertips.

JVC has traditionally been a leader in mobile technology and innovation. We can probably expect to see many other units in 2012 merge mobile phone apps with in-dash receivers.

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Motion-X GPS Drive iPhone Application Interface with JVC Receivers

MotionX GPS

JVC Mobile introduced a new 2011 Double-DIN media receiver line-up featuring their El Khameleon proximity sensor technology. This in-Dash receiver is designed for the ultimate in an audio/video entertainment experience in your vehicle, with an even more interesting bonus add-on. iPhone application support mode has opened the doors for some pretty cool ways to get an affordable navigation system in your ride. The JVC KW-AVX640 and JVC KW-AVX840 are both designed to support iPhone application streaming directly onto the radio. This allows for the video on the iPhone to be displayed directly onto the car stereo, and the audio to playback through the speakers. What’s extremely beneficial about this, and how it can help improve your driving experience? iPhone users have an App available in the App store marketplace called MotionX-GPS Drive that has an easy to use GPS interface and can work directly with these compatible JVC In-Dash Receivers.

When in App mode you can connect the iPhone while running the Motion-X GPS Drive application to display the navigation on your in-dash car stereo. While navigating a route, directions are spoken over your speakers through the JVC KW-AVX640 or JVC KW-AVX840. You can even listen to music and the commands will seamlessly integrate with the playback sounding like it was made to be. Keep in mind, since your using the iPhone in Application control mode, you’ll need to take out all navigation controls directly from the iPhone, so you won’t have control over the new system from the JVC KW-AVX640’s or KW-AVX840’s touch screen. Instead, you’ll use the iPhone as a controller to the GPS system on JVC Mobile’s multimedia screen.

This MotionX-GPS Drive application should also work well with other In-Dash Multimedia Receivers with Application mode, such as Pioneer’s new AVH series of 2011 In-Dash Media Receivers. Application mode is just another step to car stereos future, and it’s certainly a step that is convenient and allows for the ultimate in today’s car audio entertainment.

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2011 JVC KW-AVX840 El Kameleon Integrates MotionX iPhone GPS Navigation

Car Audio and Video is an industry with options that are practically limitless! GPS Navigation was introduced and made more practical to vehicles within the past 10 years, and this technology has been improved upon and redesigned into recent years. GPS Navigation is a growing trend found in most vehicles today, even found on dash mounted touch-screen devices as well. JVC Mobile’s KW-AVX840 Double Din DVD Multimedia Receiver is the found in JVC’s 2011 product line up, and features an iPhone application mode which allows a navigation interface to show up directly on the 7” touchscreen. This iPhone application, MotionX GPS Drive, costs 0.99 cents in the iPhone application store, plus an additional $19.99 per year to add voice guidance and traffic updates. This is a cost-effective alternative to purchasing a “Navigation Ready” receiver which requires a module which in most cases can cost over $200.

Since the JVC KW-AVX840 will be displaying the navigation application through a special “iPhone Application Mode” which allows audio and video from iPhone applications to display onto the KW-AVX840 and play through your speakers. This means that there is a slight limitation as far as Navigation Control. You’ll need to put all navigation commands through the iPhone itself, but the interface will display onto the radio. This limitation is anticipated since the navigation application is found on the iPhone directly and not designed specifically for the KW-AVX840. The application has been optimized to display properly along with the KW-AVX840, however so there is still practically integration between the two.

Not only does JVC Mobile’s KW-AVX840 have this convenient add-on for Navigation, but it also features convenient Built-In Bluetooth technology, Radio Data System (RDS), and El Kameleon proximity sensors. The El Kameleon technology allows for convenient night driving by keeping the KW-AVX840 concealed when activity hasn’t taken place with the receiver for a specific amount of time. The JVC KW-AVX840 is also Dual Zone capable which allows for different entertainment options when outputting audio to rear monitors. Don’t have rear monitors? That’s fine! The dual zone feature can also be used to output different radio to the back of your vehicle so everyone can hear their favorite tunes or radio stations on trips.

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