Blaupunkt IVOD-1022 features unique motor-loading DVD player incorporated in rear of 10.2-inch widescreen LCD display for clean, simple installation
Blaupunkt has introduced the IVOD-1022, an extremely low profile all-in-one DVD player and 10.2-inch video monitor for overhead mounting to the cockpit roof. Thanks to its advanced display and innovative DVD loading mechanism, the unit features a remarkable housing depth of just 1.5-inches (38 mm) when not in use.
“The IVOD-1022 is the shallowest all-in-one overhead unit we are aware of,” comments Blaupunkt Video Systems Senior Product Manager Andrew Cho. “By incorporating a motorized, slot-loading transport directly in the rear of the display housing, we were able to save over an inch of depth compared to conventional designs. This unit delivers complete entertainment for rear seat passengers with essentially no loss in usable space in the interior.”
The IVOD-1022 DVD transport is capable of playing DVD, CD, and even MP3 encoded CD-R/RW discs. The integrated LCD display is driven by a short-run S-Video connection for improved reproduction quality. The unit includes a built-in 12-channel FM transmitter to allow for simple integration with existing audio equipment, and a wide-angle (+/- 80 degrees) IR transmitter for use with a personal wireless headset.
Like all monitors in the Blaupunkt video line, the IVOD-1022 uses a superior quality active matrix TFT LCD display that is guaranteed for 15,000 hours of use. The monitor has a resolution of 800 x 400 pixels, and provides a wide viewable angle of 120 degrees horizontal and 90 degrees vertical.
The IVOD-1022 features simplified connectivity and integration options for easy installation and use in nearly any vehicle. For the simplest standalone installations, the built-in FM transmitter or IR headphones can be used for audio reproduction, and the only physical connections required are 12V power, ground, and a control signal for the integrated dome light. There are also physical A/V input and outputs for cases where a physical connection is desired, and all wired connections are included in a signle 20-pin DIN cable. There is an additional set of A/V inputs on the chassis itself for temporary use with equipment such as a personal MP3 player or videogame console.
The IVOD-1022 housing includes front panel controls for the DVD player, as well as an integrated dome light. The included handheld remote can also be used to control every aspect of the unit’s function.
The Blaupunkt IVOD-1022 overhead DVD player/monitor will be available in the second quarter of 2005 at a suggested retail price of $1299.95.
Blaupunkt, the mobile electronics division of The Robert Bosch Corporation, designs and manufactures high quality and high performance car audio, video and navigation products for sale worldwide. For Blaupunkt dealer locations and product information, call 1(800) 950-BLAU  or visit the company’s web site at < www.blaupunktusa.com>.
In North America, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial automation and mobile products, power tools and accessories, security technology, packaging equipment and household appliances. Bosch employs more than 23,300 associates in more than 80 facilities throughout North America and reported sales of $6.6 billion in 2003. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com.
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