Mazdas Get iSimple Integration Kit


Clearwater, Fla. - AAMP of America expanded its selection of iSimple-branded GateWay integration kits to include the first kit that connects to Mazda factory radios.

 The $189-suggested ISMZ571 interface connects to the satellite-radio port of a Mazda satellite-ready factory radios. The kit in turn connects to an iPod/iPhone, $99.95 iSimple HD Radio tuner, $99.95 iSimple hands-free Bluetooth module, or Sirius-branded satellite-radio tuner (via a $59.95 iSimple connector cable).

Once connected, the devices can be controlled from the car's factory radio controls and steering-wheel mounted radio controls.

The new GateWay kit for Mazdas works with the satellite-ready factory radios in the following models:

- Mazda 3 (2010-2011)

- Mazda 5 (2009-2010)

- Mazda 6 (2010-2011)

- CX-7 (2010-2011)

- CX9 (2010-2011)

- RX-8 (2010-2011)

iSimple also revised its ISFD571 GateWay kit for Fords to be compatible with satellite-ready factory radios in the 2008-2011 Mazda Tribute.

Previously, the company announced a

firmware upgrade

for its Honda and Acura integration kits to expand the kit's compatibility to hundreds more Hondas and Acuras. The firmware update lets Honda/Acura radios see the $189 interface kit as a factory CD changer instead of a factory satellite-radio tuner, making the kit compatible with almost every 2004-2011 Honda and Acura vehicle, the company said.


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