JVC Mobile Entertainment, the premier developer and manufacturer of sophisticated mobile, audio, and video products, introduced at CES five new AV Multimedia products, loaded with new technologies and enhanced connectivity for the ultimate in-vehicle consumer experience. New Multimedia receivers feature enhanced connectivity with the new SiriusXM SXV200 Connect Vehicle Tuner (sold separately, XM subscription required).
The SXV200 is a compact solution that can be mounted behind the dashboard and connects directly to the receiver using one simple cable. It is also plug and play – there are no translators or tuner programming required.
JVC’s new mobile products drew a crowd to their booth in the North Hall.
The 2012 models also feature expanded compatibility and linking with the iPhone® and iPod® with 2-way song selection control. Four new models add a new App Link Mode feature which enhances the user experience of certain iPhone apps with live on-screen graphic display and music playback through the vehicle’s speakers. App link mode supports functionality from iPhone® apps such as MotionX®-GPS Drive, MOG Internet Radio, WebReader, Cobra iRadar™, INRIX Traffic, TuneIn Radio, DriveMate Rec, DriveMate SafetyCam, DriveMate Rec mini, DriveMate OnboardCam, DriveMate TimeTrial and SonicMax™ Pro for JVC (an HD-quality music player powered by BBE Sound). Support for additional apps will be added in the future. Some applications such as MotionX-GPS Drive and MOG Internet Radio integrate further by allowing key functions to be controlled from the receiver’s screen without having to touch the iPhone®.
Also, key functions of Pandora® internet radio such as thumb up/down, skip, and station selection can be controlled via the head unit while artist, song, and album artwork appears on the display. Additionally, 2012 models include a new digital music option of music playback with Blackberry® via USB connection from either the phone’s internal or external memory.
The KW-AV70BT receiver is the top line model for the series featuring a 7-inch WVGA motorized widescreen touch panel display with proximity sensor and detachable face. The unit includes built-in Bluetooth® wireless technology including phonebook transfer, hands-free, audio streaming, voice recognition dialing and alphabetical search for phonebook. Also featured is a USB 2.0 port for 2-way iPod/iPhone control and a new 1A current capable USB power supply with drive-change mode for smartphones. App Link Mode is available for audio playback and display from supported iPod/iPhone apps, and the receiver comes Satellite Radio and HD Radio™ ready. The KW-AV70BT is WAV/MP3/WMA compatible, and features a 3-band parametric iEQ, MOS-FET 50 watts x 4, three sets of 4V pre-outs, line input terminals, and is steering wheel remote control ready. This premium model also features a front SDHC/SD slot, as well as dual zone and dual play features. The receiver carries an MSRP of $579.95 and is available for shipping in February.
JVC head units draw attention on display boards with relevant feature content visible on the screens.
Also new to the 2012 line is the Arsenal KW-ADV64BT. The KW-ADV64BT DVD/CD/USB receiver features a fully detachable 6.1” WVGA display, Built-in Bluetooth® Wireless Technology, a rear USB port with 2-way iPod control and the App Link Mode feature. The KWADV64BT is both Satellite Radio and HD Radio™ ready, and is WAV/MP3/WMA compatible.
The unit also features MOS-FET 50 watts x 4, 3 sets of 5V pre-outs, Dolby Digital, wireless remote, and standard 2-year warranty. The receiver is shipping this month with an MSRP of $489.95.
JVC does a great job with informative consumer oriented packaging. These JVC headunits stacked to go out on the counter at Wright’s Sound Gallery, Shreveport, LA.
JVC Mobile’s Regular Line KW-AV60BT Double-DIN AV Multimedia Receiver includes these features but carries a one-year warranty and 3 sets of 4V Line Outputs at an MSRP of $479.95. The KW-AV60BT is also shipping.
An additional new model for 2012 is the KW-AV60. The KW-AV60 DVD/CD/USB receiver features a fully detachable 6.1” WVGA display, with optional Bluetooth Adapter, and a 1A power supply USB port including drive change mode. App link mode is also supported on this model. The KW-AV60 is both Satellite and HD Radio™ ready, and is WAV/MP3/WMA compatible. The unit also features MOS-FET 50 watts x 4, 3 pre-output terminals, is Bluetooth® ready with optional adapter and includes a wireless remote control. The receiver is now shipping with an MSRP of $429.95.
Consumers concerned about in vehicle theft are drawn to this JVC headunit.
The entry level, KW-AV50 receiver features a detachable 6.1-inch QVGA touch panel monitor. The unit includes a new 1A USB Power Supply, 4.0V line and subwoofer pre-output level, and is SiriusXM radio ready. It also offers the basic external mode connection for the iPod and iPhone allowing audio from apps to be streamed through a USB connection. The KW-AV50 is WAV/ MP3/WMA compatible, and features a 3-band parametric iEQ, MOS-FET 50 watts x 4, 3 pre-out terminals, and is Bluetooth® and steering wheel remote control ready. Additionally, like the more advanced models, it offers enhanced Variable-Color Illumination with over 30,000 variations. The receiver carries an MSRP of $379.95 and is shipping.
All models are compatible with JVC’s existing KS-U30 add on video playback adapter for iPod®/ iPhone which allows iPod Video content to be displayed on screen. The KS-U30 also displays content on-screen from some other iPhone applications such as YouTube and Netflix®. This cable is currently available and carries an MSRP of $49.95. This cable is required to utilize the new 2012 App link mode function.