Published on March 31st,2011 at 4:34 AM
By >Daimaou - G.G-B

Kenwood introduces a new In-Dash GPS and Audio System with Pandora Link in the USA

Kenwood introduces a new In-Dash GPS and Audio System with Pandora Link in the USA

Kenwood latest In-Dash navigation System, the DNX9980HD that has just started to ship in North America not only comes with a gorgeous 7” touchpanel, state of the art GPS from Garmin, Bluetooth, but also the support of Pandora Link via your iPhone. Announced at around $2000 USD, the DNX9980HD also includes Navteq Live Traffic with free voice recognition and Hands-free operation.

Kenwood’s new flagship double-DIN multimedia / navigation receiver is the DNX9980HD ($2,000.00 suggested retail price), which is Kenwood’s first multimedia model to incorporate HD Radio and the Pandora internet radio link as built-in features. Along with better sound quality and additional HD Radio-specific programming, the user can enjoy full-color album artwork and other visuals appearing on the touch screen display. New for 2011 is the addition of Pandora internet radio control capability when used with a Pandora-enabled iPhone (Internet access required). All seek, search and “thumbs up/down” functions are replicated on the faceplate of the DNX9980HD, and the 6.95” touch screen display presents full-color album art, song title, album and artist.

Advanced 3-D navigation technology by Garmin is included, offering three-dimensional buildings and landmarks with many images being photo-realistic. Lane Assist with Junction View are two features that reduce highway interchange confusion and improve driving safety. ecoRoute provides the most fuel efficient travel routes, and the optional ecoRoute HD even allows the user to view vehicle diagnostics such as fuel consumption, engine temperature and exhaust emissions (ecoRoute HD requires the optional KNA-EC100 external ODBII interface module). The DNX9980HD also includes built-in NAVTEQ Live Traffic service that is free for the life of the product. Kenwood’s voice control feature allows the user to fully operate the navigation system and utilize features such as entering addresses or phone numbers, choosing menu options and select points of interest. The voice control system will also operate the audio and video systems, allowing the user to change between multiple sources, access entries in a cellular phonebook, make phone calls, seek out music and video files and access station presets. Twin iPod control allows for the connection and operation of two iPod, iPod Touch or iPhone devices.

The DNX9980HD has an advanced Digital Aria 3-D animated graphic user interface (GUI) with selectable skins and movable, drag-and-drop icons for complete customization. A high-resolution WVGA 6.95” touch screen with Dynamic Brightness Control provides the best looking DVD video, iPod video and USB video. While in the navigation mode, the DNX9980HD can display mapping information as well as audio/video controls on a split screen and will even allow continued monitoring of the navigation screen in split screen view while making or taking hands-free phone calls. The latest Parrot Bluetooth module is built into the DNX9980HD and is capable of A2DP stereo audio streaming from a similarly-equipped portable digital media player or Smartphone.

Via Kenwood
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Kenwood introduces a new In-Dash GPS and Audio System with Pandora Link in the USA
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  • http://twitter.com/ichigokurosaki Kurosaki Ichigo

    I won’t be buying a kenwood stereo like this again for some time. I had one last year that only lasted 3 months before someone broke into my truck and stole it. In the 12 years I had been driving I never once had my vehicle broken into. I even had a car alarm that was circumvented just to get to it. I replaced it with a JVC model that has a removable face and haven’t had a problem since. I’d rather go with a less feature rich unit and not have to worry about someone trying to break into my truck to steal it than pay that kind of money for one only to have it stolen soon after.

 

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