Las Vegas – Audiovox is
using the SEMA show, being held here this week, to announce that it’s adding to
its Advent brand of multimedia systems for the Toyota Venza and Prius OE-style
multimedia head units.
The Toyota Venza
(OTOVEN1) and Prius (OTOPRI1) OE head units include built-in navigation with
Navteq U.S. and Canada maps with 11 million points of interest and 3D
landmarks. They also have turn-by-turn voice guidance in 13 languages; spoken
street names in English, French and Spanish; built-in Parrot Bluetooth with
external Parrot microphone; 7-inch touchscreens; and are Made for iPhone, iPod,
The rearview camera
features Instant-on technology. A MediaLink interface module
has USB 2.0 and 3.5mm A/V inputs that reportedly allow video from an iPod or
iPhone. A three-year warranty is included; Audiovox should be contacted for
also noted that its Advent-branded Hyundai Sonata OE Sound Solution system
(OHYSON1) is now compatible with Hyundai’s Telematics Blue Link System.
Research and Development, which has a distribution agreement with Audiovox, will
use the show to introduce its upgraded Excalibur remote-start systems. Eight
new models make up the line, including the entry-level RS-240-DP one-button
remote-start system and the deluxe RS-230-DPB with low-temperature detection,
valet switch, status indicators and Blade cartridge support.
The Blade cartridge
technology allows them to be docked directly on the remote starter, eliminating
module-to-module wiring, according to Hircio Barrios, Omega R&D operations
manager. “Using a computer, you can quickly re-flash the Blade cartridge’s
firmware, the remote starter’s firmware, set the remote starter’s programmable
features and basically configure the entire system before picking up any
tools,” he noted.
The RS-340-EDP+ deluxe
keyless-entry and remote-start system features extended range remotes with up
to 1,500-foot operating range, metal accents, valet switch and status lights
integrated into the antenna, low-temperature auto start and low-temperature
auto crank adjust.
Omega should be
contacted for pricing.