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 nav system.
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 accessory.
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.