JVC Multimedia Receivers Feature New In-Car Capabilities for Apps In 2012
Long Beach, Calif., January 10, 2012 — JVC Mobile Entertainment, the premier developer and manufacturer of sophisticated mobile, audio, and video products, introduces App Link Mode, an update to its previous Advanced External mode offering enhanced connectivity for the ultimate in-vehicle consumer experience. In App Link mode, the head unit provides control similar to the iPod®/iPhone®, offering simultaneous playback and display of App data on the receiver’s screen. App Link mode is included in four new multimedia units, starting with the KW-AV60, which retails for $429.95. There are several applications outlined below that are compatible with this new JVC technology.
MotionX® GPS-Drive turns your iPhone® into the next-generation car and pedestrian navigation solution with new features not yet seen on mobile devices, including “door-to-door” personal navigation tools, user interface innovations to simplify the navigation experience, and live search. Using App Link Mode, Two or Three-Dimensional maps are displayed on the multimedia receiver’s LCD display while turn-by-turn commands are voiced through the vehicle’s speakers. Many key features of the App such as map scroll, zoom in and out, traffic display, and voice guidance muting can be controlled on-screen as well.
MOG is a music streaming application that allows subscribers to enjoy unlimited mobile downloads and stream over 10 million songs on demand to your computer, iPhone® or iPod® Touch, Roku and Google TV. Utilizing App Link Mode, display of album artwork and artist/song/album information can be seen on the large 6.1” or 7” screen display. The ability to fast-forward, rewind, play and pause is also a key feature of this app that can be controlled on-screen.
Web Reader 2.2 for iPhone® uses text to speech technology along with web page content recognition to read web pages out loud. You can configure web pages to be read as soon as they are loaded, or use Cut, Copy, and Paste to read only sections of text. When operated with the JVC multimedia receiver, Web Reader reads web pages and social media sites aloud through car speakers while driving using the text to speech engine, allows skip forward or skip backward to the next paragraph or webpage section, and also has play and pause functions on screen.
INRIX Traffic is your eye in the sky providing you personalized real-time traffic information, traffic forecasts and incident alerts that helps save time, fuel and frustration on your daily commutes. Through INRIX’s community of more than 40 million drivers, the app helps you better plan your trips with the latest information on traffic conditions on city streets and highways as well as unique insight into how conditions are expected to change over time.
Cobra iRadar is the world’s first and largest community-based radar/laser/camera detection system. Now you can share and receive alerts in real time from other iRadar users! With access to live radar/laser detection, user reports, automatic alert reporting, and Cobra’s AURA speed and red light camera database, iRadar users are the smartest most aware drivers on the road.
Tune In Radio
TuneIn is a new way to listen to the world through live local and global radio from wherever you are. Whether you want music, sports, news, or current events, TuneIn offers over 50,000 stations and 1.2 million on-demand programs for you to choose from, bringing you to where you want to be. Using App Link Mode, drivers can control TuneIn without touching their iPhone and see large album artwork plus song and artist titles on-screen.
SonicMax™ Pro for JVC (Powered by BBE)
SonicMax™ Pro turns your iPhone®, iTouch® or iPad into an HD-quality music player. BBE’s critically acclaimed Sonic Maximizer® HD-audio technology – the same technology that the world’s most respected artists and audio professionals rely on for deep rich dynamic clarity and detail from every performance – now fits in the palm of your hand. SonicMax™ Pro is the must-have app for every musician, aspiring DJ and music fanatic. SonicMax™ Pro for JVC includes built-in preset audio settings for JVC home and car audio products, as well as headphones.
DriveMate Rec is an iPhone® app that records video while you drive and tracks the route driven and comprises three applications: DriveMate OnBoard Cam is an application to record movies and tracks during the driving; DriveMate Time Trial record tracks for driving and jogging that can be compared with other tracks or the real driving or jogging; and Drive Mate Rec mini is an application that makes iPhone® a drive recorder. DriveMate SafetyCam (not included in the DriveMate Rec suite) is an App that constantly monitors vehicles running in front of you and alerts you for any hazards that may occur. Each application is also sold separately.
Pandora® Internet Radio
Pandora® internet radio is free personalized radio that only plays the music you’ll love. Start by choosing your favorite artists, songs or genres and Pandora will create a custom “station” that plays similar music. Pandora is fully controllable for iPhone® with USB connection on the JVC’s four navigation units, Four AV Multimedia receivers, Thirteen In-dash CD Models, and Two Digital Media Receivers. The KD-X40 DMR Receiver is the starting receiver with Pandora Control that retails for $109.95. Full control of Pandora is available on display with Bluetooth on In-Dash CD Models and Digital Media Receivers using Android and Blackberry Smart Phones.
Smart Remote for Android allows for remote control of compatible JVC receivers with finger gestures. This free application displays the head unit’s source information and lets the user control by gesture without looking at the smartphone screen. It is currently available as a free download on the Android Market store. Using Bluetooth® SPP, the app works by using simple swipe commands on the phone to control key head unit features such as source, EQ, track up and down while providing song data and source display on the phone’s screen.
Finally, the new JVC Original Application contains two features for in-car issue. The “Drive Data” button records and saves your driving session routes that can be later recalled on the iPhone and the “Here I Am” button allows emails with map data to be sent quickly and easily.
JVC Mobile Entertainment:
JVC Mobile Entertainment products are marketed by JVC Car Entertainment, a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation. JVC Americas markets a full line of mobile, video and audio equipment for the consumer and professional markets.
For further product information, visit www.mobile.jvc.com or call 1-800-526-5308.