Boca Raton, Fla. — Nav-TV will allow owners of the popular Ford Sync navigation/radio system to add both video and backup camera capability to their cars.
The company introduced this week a plug-in harness for Sync radios with navigation screens that allows the Sync to playback DVD video even while the car is in motion, and to add an optional backup camera to the system to display a view of the area behind the car. The Ford Sync currently plays back DVDs only when the car is in park and does not offer backup camera capability.
The new NAV-TVALLSYNC lets the Sync navigation system automatically switch into backup camera mode when the car goes into reverse. It is shipping now at a suggested retail of $749, excluding the actual backup camera.
Nav-TV CEO Moni Melman said, "We intend this to be the first in a wide line of new products for Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicle platforms that are utilizing the updated Ford vehicle network and Microsoft Sync technology."
In the next 30 to 45 days the company also plans to add interfaces that allow iPods and other sources to provide video to a Sync navigation screen. The company also plans to offer an interface to allow a night vision camera to display the road ahead via the navigation screen.