LAS VEGAS, NV – JVC Mobile Entertainment has announced the addition of two MirrorLink enabled multimedia receivers for Android and Symbian smartphones. The KW-NSX600 and KW-NSX700 will join existing model KW-NSX1 that was released in December.
MirrorLink technology enables the driver seamless integrated control right from their dashboard by syncing operation with Samsung’s Galaxy S III Android Smartphone and Samsung Drive Link Application or Nokia Symbian phones utilizing their Car Mode Application.
This car-connectivity standard duplicates the phone/app display screens onto the head unit’s monitor and allows the user to access their phone apps that have been optimized for in-car use, creating a safer and more streamlined driving experience. The technology provides a user-friendly gateway to access apps for music playback, car navigation, and hands-free telephone communication.
Available now in the Samsung App as well as the Nokia Store, key features of the Drive Link and Car Mode MirrorLink applications enable the user to easily access playback and control of music and music apps, voice-calling functions, car navigation and various Google location options such as Maps and Street View.
The Samsung Car Mode application, “Drive Link,” groups individual apps into three easily accessible categories –“Music”, “Location”, and “Phone.” Selecting a particular category places car navigation, entertainment and hands-free phone communication quickly within reach. Similarly, the Nokia “Car Mode with MirrorLink” applications are grouped in three categories –“Call”, “Drive”, and “Music.”
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) is an industry standard for a mobile audio/video interface for directly connecting mobile phones and other portable consumer electronics (CE) devices in-dash vehicle receivers and in-home CE display devices. The MHL standard features a Micro-USB cable to support – high-definition (HD) video and digital audio while simultaneously charging the connected device. Both the KW-NSX700 and KW-NSX600 allow inputs from MHL enabled cell phones for video playback.
The MirrorLink receivers include App Link Mode, a feature which enhances the user experience of certain iPhone apps with live on-screen graphic display and music/audio playback through the vehicle’s speakers. Available for download in the Apple App store, a variety of 18 compatible apps have been hand selected to enhance the driving experience including Navigation, Music Streaming, and Text-to-Speech apps. In 2013, JVC will be introducing even more compatible apps that work with App Link including Navigation with POI Search, Music Streaming, Drive Recording and Vehicle information Alerts, etc.
The new 2013 MirrorLink receivers have the App Link Mode feature to App Link Mode with Extended Control for iPhone devices connected via USB. This will enable the user to take advantage of additional functionality and control of their iPhone apps directly from the entire app interface shown the unit’s touch-screen display. Both App Link Mode and App-Link Mode with Extended control use the optional JVC KS-U30 video cable for iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and 4th Generation iPod Touch.
The KW-NSX700 MirrorLink enabled receiver features a 7-inch WVGA motorized widescreen touch panel display while the KW-NSX600 features a 6.1-inch WVGA screen. Both units include built-in Bluetooth wireless technology including phonebook transfer, hands-free, audio streaming, voice recognition dialing and alphabetical search for phonebook. The receivers also include a 1A current capable USB power supply with drive-change mode for smartphones as well as dual play features.
Both units are WAV/MP3/WMA compatible, and feature a 3-band parametric iEQ, MOSFET 50 watts x 4, three sets of 4V pre-outs, line input terminals, and are steering wheel remote control ready. The KW-NSX700 is $699.95 while the KW-NSX600 will be $649.95 and be available in March.
The KW-NSX1 ($599.95) receiver includes DVD/CD/USB capabilities and features a fully detachable 6.1-inch WVGA, display and 50 watts x 4-channels output power.
The receivers will be available through select JVC Online and Independent Car Audio Retailers, which can be found at www.mirrorlink.jvc.com.