JVC MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT EMBRACES SMARTPHONE INTEGRATION AND PUSHES INDUSTRY FIRST HD RADIO™ “ACTIVE ALERTS” FEATURE IN 2013 NAVIGATION UNITS
404 Not Found LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2013 -- JVC Mobile Entertainment, the premier developer and manufacturer of sophisticated mobile, audio, and video products, today unveiled the new KW-NT310 , KW-NT510HDT , and the KW-NT810HDT navigation units for 2013 which offer much more than responsive route directions but also enable the driver simultaneous access to enhanced features including HD Radio™ Active Alerts, iHeartRadio’s, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s all-in-one digital radio service, “My Stations” feature and extended compatibility with internet streaming radio services for Android phones. Out of the three new in-dash navigation units, two are 6.1-inch touchscreen models and the other is a 7-inch motorized touchscreen.
For the first time on all three navigation systems, JVC Mobile Entertainment has streamlined its smartphone integration to include Android phone support via Bluetooth ® serial port profile (SPP) and control for Pandora ® and iHeartRadio apps (Spring 2013). Continuing from last year’s models, iPhone® users will still be able to connect to the same apps using a USB connection. New for 2013, The HD Radio™ network has been enhanced with the industry’s first digital Active Alerts, which allows drivers to receive real-time weather advisories directly on the navigation system’s display.
All three new models are SiriusXM-Ready™ and are capable of receiving SiriusXM’s expanded commercial-free music, sports and comedy channel lineup as well as SiriusXM Latino, a suite of Spanish-language programming.
CEA INNOVATIONS AWARD 2013 (KW-NT810HDT)
JVC has been named an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for the top-end KW-NT810HDT Navigation Receiver. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.
HD RADIO ™ ACTIVE ALERTS (KW-NT510HDT, KW-NT810HDT)
JVC has taken the HD Radio™ package with iHeartRadio music streaming services and added Active Alerts, an industry first. The Active Alerts feature displays federal government alert service in text form on the navigation screen to alert drivers the instant an emergency or severe weather alert is issued and help keep them informed wherever they are. Total Traffic Network also provides real-time traffic updates, sports, entertainment, weather and news information on-screen with a free lifetime subscription on compatible in-dash receivers. Both the KW-NT510HDT and the KW-NT810HDT will come standard with two HD Radio™ tuners: One for Total Traffic Network with HD Radio™ and Active Alerts and the other for audio station tuning.
Additionally, all three new models are SiriusXM-Ready™ and offer the capability of receiving SiriusXM’s commercial-free music, premier sports talk and live events, comedy, news and exclusive talk and entertainment, and SiriusXM Latino, the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM programming is received through the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit (sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required). The SXV200 is a compact solution that can be mounted behind the dashboard and connects directly to the receiver using one simple cable. It is also plug and play – there are no translators or tuner programming required.
iHeartRadio (KW-NT310, KW-NT510HDT, KW-NT810HDT)
New receiver models will have wireless access to the iHeartRadio app on Android smart phones through a Bluetooth ® serial port profile (SPP) along with iPhone® and iPod® users via USB connection. The KW-NT310