Rosen Readies Headrest,
By Joseph Palenchar On Nov 7 2011 - 5:01am
LAS VEGAS —
Rosen went to the SEMA show
with multiple expediter-targeted products, including
the company’s first Ford Sync-ready OE-fit navigation
system and a modular headrest entertainment
system with DVD and iPod/iPhone dock.
The company also unveiled a double-DIN multimedia
The headrest entertainment system is the AV7900,
which features 7-inch tablet-style LCD, capacitive
touch, 50 embedded video games with included wireless
controller, and a modular design allowing for six
installation options. Options include a DVD/CD/MP3-
CD player in each of two touchscreen-equipped headrests,
an iPod/iPhone dock in each of two headrests, or
a DVD in one headrest and a dock in the second. The
dock option also offers USB port and microSD slot.
In factory-look multimedia navigation systems, the
company’s first Ford Sync-ready system, intended for
Ford’s 2010-2012 F150 truck, replaces the truck’s
entire factory radio bezel, retains all factory control
buttons and knobs, and replaces the factory’s lowresolution
Sync-information screen with a 6.95-inch
high-definition LCD touchscreen that display maps,
backup camera video and Sync-controlled source
details. No external Sync interface module is needed,
and the system plugs into the factory wiring harness.
Also at SEMA, Clarion unveiled a new entrylevel
single-DIN CD receiver at a suggested $99.
Both in-dash Clarion heads will ship in December
to anchor Clarion’s 2012 entry-level lineup.
Both are promoted as offering advanced features
at entry-level prices and offering the same
look and feel as new high-end CD products that
the company will display at January’s CES.
Both models feature detachable face,
front auxiliary input, CD/MP3/WMA playback,
Beat EQ and Magna Bass EX sound
enhancements, a low-pass filter for adding
a subwoofer, three-band parametric EQ,
and ability to interface with factory steeringwheel
remote controls with the addition of an
The CZ202 adds such step-up features as
iPod/iPhone USB port with slide cover, ability
to capture iPod/iPhone audio in digital PCM
form, and head-unit control of Pandora’s app
on a USB-connected iPhone.