By Lisa Johnston
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Las Vegas — Audiovox went to the SEMA show armed with a variety of announcements, including the introduction of a rearview mirror with built-in navigation, and a new iPad mount and accessories line.
Debuting at the show will be the NM100 rearview mirror with built-in iGo Primo navigation. It will ship in January for a $499 suggested retail. Features include 19 onscreen display languages; U.S. and Canada maps with 11 million points of interest; text-to-speech recorded voice guidance in three languages; built-in Bluetooth; internal mic, speakers and antenna; 4.3 LED digital monitor with touchscreen; and GM/Ford/Chrysler mounts. Additional mounts will be available separately.
Audiovox’s new rear-seat entertainment iPad mount line consists of four systems. Features for all models include a steel, low-profile protective case, and a Quick Connect mechanism with adjustable depth settings for docking and undocking.
The IPD-2FM for the iPad 2 has a built-in charging port, dual-channel IR headphone transmitter and an FM transmitter. It’s currently available for a $149 suggested retail.
The IPD-2HP ($129) has the same features as the previous model but drops the FM transmitter.
The IPD-2C ($99.99) can be used with the iPad and iPad 2 and has the charging port, while the IPD-1 ($59.99) is just the steel protective case.
Audiovox will also show off its new headrest mounts that are compatible with the company’s vehicles iPad cases. The IPD-VDSC ($49.99) is compatible with the IPD-2FM, IPD-2HP and IPD-2C. The IPD-VDS ($39.99) is compatible with the IPD-1.
The company will show its new vehicle soundbars, which boast 10 hours of battery life, aux input, USB charging cable, audio input cable, and an attachment bracket for use with the company’s rear-seat entertainment cases. IPD-SBBT features Bluetooth 3.0 for $99.99, while the IPD-SB has a 3.5mm audio input for $89.99.
Finally, Audiovox has introduced a new Bluetooth headphone, the BTHP1. Features include Bluetooth 2.1, a built-in microphone, 11 hours of talk time, 250 hours of standby time, a folding design and a $129 suggested retail.
The company also announced three backup cameras have begun shipping. The commercial-grade CAMTRK ($449) has a 0.25-inch CCD 120 degree wide-angle color camera, IR night vision assistance, cast-aluminum waterproof camera housing, and commercial-grade hardware and cables. This system integrates with an aftermarket camera already on vehicle and automatically switches on when trailer is connected, according to the company.
The ACA600 mini-bullet backup camera ($129) has a 0.25-inch CMOS bullet-style color camera with a 150 degree wide-angle lens. The camera, which has a zinc-alloy die-cast body, can be surface- or flush-mounted.
The ACA700IR surface-mount backup camera ($129) has an ABS plastic body, 0.25-inch CMOS color camera, IR night vision assistance and 120 degree wide-angle lens. It can be surface mounted.
Audiovox is a wholly owned subsidiary of Voxx International.
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