Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. offers consumers several solutions to upgrade the sound, connectivity or navigation of the existing factory equipment in their vehicle. These products allow consumers to add popular digital sources such as iPod, iPhone and Bluetooth hands-free calling features to their factory-installed system. Enthusiast consumers can also upgrade the speakers, and add amplifiers and a subwoofer system to improve their vehicle’s sound quality.
Alpine has two solutions to bring iPod/iPhone music playback into a factory-installed vehicle. The new DPR-RDS1 Interface for iPod and iPhone for Factory Radios works with any vehicle’s OEM radio that has RDS (Radio Data System) capability. The DPR-RDS1 plays the iPod/iPhone’s music through the vehicle’s factory system and speakers, and meets the specifications for “Made for iPod” and “Works with iPhone” compatibility. As well, song information from the iPod or iPhone can be shown on the factory radio’s display. The user can choose between a simple plug-and-play installation using the cigarette lighter adapter, or a fully integrated installation using the direct FM antenna and power connections for improved sound quality.
Also available is the eX-10 Advanced iPod Controller with Bluetooth. This product consists of a 2.4-inch color monitor, a wireless remote control and a cigarette lighter plug-in power module. The remote control offers full control over the iPod. Album, artist and song information and album art are all displayed on the eX-10’s screen. The eX-10 can also handle Bluetooth hands-free calling features.
Alpine’s other factory integration products allow consumers to upgrade the sound quality of their factory sound system.
KEY INTEGRATION PRODUCTS:
DPR-RDS1 Interface for iPod and iPhone for Factory Radios
Displays iPod/iPhone music information on any OEM radio with RDS capability
Does not require permanent installation
“Made for iPod” and “Works with iPhone” compatibility
Connects to any iPod with a 30-PIN dock connecter
Direct FM antenna input and power connections available for better sound quality, for consumers choosing fully integrated installations
Available March; suggested retail index $120
eX-10 Advanced iPod Controller with Bluetooth
Enables consumers to add iPod control and Bluetooth hands-free calling features
Connects to any iPod with a 30-PIN dock connecter via Alpine’s Full Speed Connection for iPod cable (included)
Album, artist and song information and album art are displayed on the 2.4-inch color monitor
Displays commands such as Phonebook list, Missed Calls, Received Calls and Dialed Calls for Bluetooth devices with hands-free calling features
Supports streaming music playback from Bluetooth devices
Offers three installation options:
– Plug-and-play by connecting the power cable to the car’s cigarette lighter, placing the display on the dash
– Connect the eX-10 to the factory radio’s antenna input using an FM switcher box (Alpine KWE-155B, sold separately)
– Use a vehicle’s existing built-in auxiliary input on the head unit or in the glove box to connect the eX-10
Available now; $149.95 at participating authorized Alpine dealers in the U.S.
VPA-B222 VehicleHub Pro
Allows consumers to upgrade their factory-installed systems by adding other sources including navigation, iPod, satellite radio, HD Radio and Bluetooth hands-free calling features (separate interface adapters and service subscriptions required)
Includes a main control unit and a wired rotary commander to control the unit and all of the entertainment options at the driver’s fingertips
Offers a dedicated Ai-NET input, two video inputs, dedicated navigation input, one composite video output, one RGB navigation output, three RCA pre-outs and a remote eye
Provides a built-in AM/FM radio tuner
Has a built-in 18W RMS x 4 amplifier (at CEA-2006 Power Ratings)
Requires a vehicle-specific third-party adapter (sold separately)
Available now; suggested retail index $500
PXE-H650 IMPRINT System Integration Audio Processor
Delivers automated sound tuning technology to improve sound quality
Powered by Alpine’s proprietary automotive implementation of Audyssey MultEQ XT that minimizes in-car distortion, resulting in a better sounding factory system with minimal installation time
Includes its own calibrated, omni-directional microphone to measure the cabin’s acoustic response
Offers two input options, speaker level or aux-in, and seven channel outputs: front 1 left/right, front 2 left/right, rear left/right and mono sub
Removes the sound system’s factory equalization, providing a flat starting point for the automated sound tuning
Available now; suggested retail index $450
Alpine factory system integration products are available at authorized Alpine retailers. Visit www.alpine-usa.com to locate a retailer.
ABOUT ALPINE ELECTRONICS
Alpine Electronics is an automotive electronics manufacturer that supports drivers in over 60 countries and provides the world’s 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 products that are safe, comfortable and eco-friendly for the automotive environment.
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