Garmin Brings Big-Screen PNDs, More

Joseph Palenchar On Jan 7 2014 - 1:00am

Garmin Brings Big-Screen PNDs, More

 

LAS VEGAS — GPS supplier Garmin is launching a variety of in-car products ranging from portable navigation devices (PNDs) with bigger screens to its first two dashboard cameras.

The company is also launching its first fitness band and an updated portable head-up display (HUD).

The big-screen PNDs include the company’s first four car PNDs with 6-inch screen size. The company is expanding its selection of 7-inch car PNDs to two. The company also offers 7-inch PNDs for RVs and trucks.

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Pioneer Readies Networked NEX Head Units

TWICE Staff On Jan 7 2014 - 1:00am

Pioneer Readies Networked NEX Head Units

 

LAS VEGAS — Pioneer is coming to International CES with its next generation of network-connected in-dash receivers, said to bridge the gap between traditional navigation and DVD receivers and the company’s smartphone-tethered head units such as AppRadio.

Five new in-dash receiver, four navigation units, and one multimedia-A/V head unit at Pioneer’s booth incorporate a new interface called NEX (Networked Entertainment eXperience).

The company will also show products from its home electronics, Pioneer DJ, and cycle sports groups.

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Magellan Expanding, Upgrading SmartGPS

Joseph Palenchar On Jan 7 2014 - 1:00am

Magellan Expanding, Upgrading SmartGPS

 

LAS VEGAS — Magellan is expanding its selection of in-car navigation devices that connect to the Cloud via a Bluetooth-connected smartphone.

Via a Bluetooth-connected cellphone or Wi- Fi-connected mobile hot spot, the company’s SmartGPS portable navigation devices (PNDs) receive pushed location-based content, including Yelp and Foursquare reviews and offers from nearby businesses.

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Dual Enters New Segments, Expands Others

Joseph Palenchar On Jan 7 2014 - 1:00am

Dual Enters New Segments, Expands Others

 

LAS VEGAS — Dual Electronics is expanding its selection of multimedia receivers, launching its first three multimedia receivers with MHL-enabled HDMI inputs, and launching its first two headrest monitors and first in-ceiling flip-down monitor.

The company is also unveiling its first big-screen multimedia receiver with 10.1-inch display, which is detachable; an expanded marine selection; and an expanded selection of head units that control Pandora on a USB-connected iPhone.

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Kenwood's Smartphone Connections Proliferate

TWICE Staff On Jan 7 2014 - 1:00am

Kenwood's Smartphone Connections Proliferate

 

LAS VEGAS — Kenwood is connecting better with smartphones, smartphone apps and Cloud-based services in its 2014 car audio lineup.

Here at International CES, the company is launching 56 new products, excluding accessories, up from 44 at last year’s show.

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JVC Steps Up iPhone, Android App Control

Joseph Palenchar On Jan 7 2014 - 1:00am

JVC Steps Up iPhone, Android App Control

 

LAS VEGAS – JVC Mobile’s 19 car audio head unit introductions include the company’s first two multimedia receivers with HDMI inputs to deliver in-dash touch-screen control of select compatible apps on newer iPhones and MHL-enabled Android smartphones.

The company is also launching its first marine digital media receiver (DMR) in years and introducing its first three head units with lossless FLAC playback.

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Suppliers: Aftermarket Car Audio's Challenges

Joseph Palenchar On Dec 16 2013 - 1:00am

Suppliers: Aftermarket Car Audio's Challenges

 

NEW YORK – The car electronics aftermarket declined this year in units and dollars despite the quickening pace of technology changes that provide a growing opportunity to sell new technologies lacking in factory systems that are only a few years old.

Next year, however, things could be a little better as more sales shift to 12-volt specialists, potentially driving up average selling prices (ASPs).

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Aftermarket Car Audio To Step Up Smartphone Connectivity At CES

Joseph Palenchar On Dec 16 2013 - 1:00am

Aftermarket Car Audio To Step Up Smartphone Connectivity At CES

 

LAS VEGAS – Aftermarket autosound suppliers going to International CES will continue to focus on upgrading head-unit connectivity with smartphones, in some cases at the expense of built-in HD Radio tuners and connectivity to outboard SiriusXM tuners.

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JVC Readies HDMI, MHL

TWICE Staff On Nov 18 2013 - 1:00am

JVC Readies HDMI, MHL

 

LONG BEACH, CALIF. – New JVC multimedia receivers will focus on HDMI and MHL connectivity, multiple app support, and very intuitive GUI designs, said Keith Lehmann, senior VP of JVC Mobile Entertainment and Kenwood executive VP of consumer electronics.

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Pioneer Expands Smartphone Connections To Car Radios

Joseph Palenchar On Nov 18 2013 - 1:00am

Pioneer Expands Smartphone Connections To Car Radios

 

LONG BEACH, CALIF. — Pioneer has begun shipping a dozen new in-dash aftermarket head units that offer expanded smartphone-connectivity options.

The lineup consists of five double-DIN multimedia DVD receivers, five single-DIN CD receivers, and the company’s first two mechless head units in years.

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