The new system is for select Jeep Wranglers and offers control of external accessories
Torrance, Calif. – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. is now shipping the X109-WRA 9-inch Restyle dash system for 2011-up Jeep Wranglers. In addition to its audio, video, navigation, and Bluetooth functions, this product goes beyond the infotainment system by offering control of other Jeep accessories right from the touch screen.
“Alpine Restyle Dash systems with 9-inch touch screens are the largest aftermarket screens available for the Jeep Wrangler,” said Steve Crawford, vice president and general manager, aftermarket business unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “The new X109-WRA empowers Wrangler owners to use the system for more than just entertainment by controlling other accessories that are part of the Jeep lifestyle.”
The X109-WRA consists of the main unit featuring a 9-inch touch screen, a dash bezel specifically fitted for the Jeep Wrangler, and vehicle specific wiring harnesses. The dash bezel completely replaces the factory radio footprint and has large buttons which are back-lit to match the lighting on the Wrangler’s gauge cluster.
Audio sources include a built-in HD Radio™ receiver, “Made for iPod and iPhone” music control, audio streaming, Pandora® internet radio control from a smartphone, FLAC music playback via USB, and SiriusXM programming (SXV300 tuner and subscription required, sold separately). Video features include a new anti-glare screen and HDMI input for connectivity to HDMI-enabled devices. The navigation system has pre-loaded maps of the United States and Canada, with free lifetime HERE Traffic RDS service.
The X109-WRA comes with an iDatalink® Maestro® module to retain select factory features like steering wheel controls. Vehicle information such as tire pressure and user selectable gauges can also be viewed on the screen. The “My Favorites” function lets the user assign shortcuts to the most-used features like audio sources, navigation commands, and phone settings.
Jeep Wrangler owners often add accessories like a light bar, winch, air suspension, etc. for their off-road adventures. These accessories can be controlled from the X109-WRA’s touch screen when used with the optional KAC-001 External Accessory Control Module (sold separately). The X109-WRA can control up to eight accessories, and a graphical icon and name can be assigned to each one for quick identification on the screen. A simple press of the touch screen allows each accessory to be controlled as a pulsed, latched or momentary output, depending on how the accessory is configured.
The KCX-C250MC Multi-Camera Controller (sold separately) is helpful for Jeep Wranglers equipped with multiple camera systems. This optional module works with up to three camera systems and allows viewing modes from each camera to be controlled and monitored right from the X109-WRA’s touch screen.
The X109-WRA has a capacitive touch screen and a new GUI (graphical user interface) with 4-way swipe control so users are one swipe away from commonly accessed functions: swipe left for navigation, swipe right for audio and video features, swipe down to adjust the audio system or rear seat entertainment system (sold separately), and swipe up for Bluetooth and source selection. Within the audio and video page, the user can swipe across to access the entertainment sources connected to the system.
The X109-WRA is compatible with the new Alpine Connect app, which provides popular infotainment apps from leading content providers through the Alpine interface. Alpine Connect currently features apps from Yelp® and iHeartRadio, with more apps to be added in the future. The Alpine Connect app is free and available now on iTunes and Google Play.
The X109-WRA joins two other Alpine Restyle models for 2011-up Jeep Wranglers, the i109-WRA 9-inch dash system with Apple CarPlay and the X009-WRA 9-inch dash system. All products are available now, visit www.alpine-usa.com for a store locator.
· X109-WRA 9-Inch Restyle Dash System for Jeep Wrangler, SRI $4,000
· KAC-001 External Accessory Control Module, SRI $250
· KCX-C250MC Multi-Camera Controller, SRI $200
· i109-WRA 9-Inch Restyle Dash System with Apple CarPlay for Jeep Wrangler, SRI $2,500
· X009-WRA 9-Inch Restyle Dash System for Jeep Wrangler, SRI $3,500
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About Alpine Electronics
Alpine Electronics is an automotive electronics manufacturer that provides consumers and leading auto makers with audio, video, navigation and driver assistance products. The company specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies. Alpine’s R&D and manufacturing facilities in Japan, China, Europe and North America ensure that all products address the real world requirements of drivers in each market. The company is committed to developing safe, comfortable and eco-friendly automotive electronics products.
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