Pioneer announces enhanced iPhone 5 connectivity for SPH-DA100 and appradio mode products
January 8, 2013
Three iPhone 5 connectivity kits for in-dash products available in spring
Pioneer Europe announces three solutions that provide enhanced connectivity between the iPhone 5 and Pioneer in-dash receivers. When used with a compatible Pioneer in-dash receiver and an appropriate Apple Lightning adapter accessory, these connectivity kit solutions enable iPhone 5 users to access and control select iPhone 5 apps via the in-dash touch screen display; playback and control of music and videos stored on the iPhone 5; and playback and control of internet radio apps running on their iPhone 5 via the revolutionary AppRadio and AppRadio Mode interface (previously known as Advanced App Mode). This enhances the existing Bluetooth connectivity between the iPhone 5 and these Pioneer in-dash receivers that provides hands-free calling and, on select models, A2DP wireless audio streaming and control.
These connectivity kits are compatible with the revolutionary SPH-DA100; the 2012 AVIC-F40BT and AVIC-F940BT in-dash navigation receivers; the new 2013 AVH-X5500BT, AVH‑X4500BT, AVH‑X3500BT and AVH-X2500BT multimedia DVD receivers, as well as the 2012 AVH‑8400BT multimedia DVD receiver.
"As the leader in smartphone connectivity for the car and home, Pioneer fully understands the importance of providing an iPhone 5 compatibility solution that integrates with our revolutionary AppRadio and AppRadio Mode products," said Akihiko Oki, General Manager Product Planning Car Electronics Division of Pioneer Europe NV. "With maximum efforts from our product engineers, we have developed solutions that apply to a wide range of our in-dash products to meet our consumers' expectations."
Digital AV Solution
The CD-IH202 connectivity kit is an "all digital" connection designed for use with the SPH-DA100 AppRadio. The kit includes a 2-metre automotive grade HDMI cable, which handles all audio and video transfer between the Pioneer products and the iPhone 5, and a 1.5-metre 17-pin to USB cable for charging the iPhone 5. To complete compatibility between the Pioneer AppRadio and the iPhone 5, consumers must also obtain Apple's Lightning to USB Cable and Lightning Digital AV Adapter, as well as a firmware update from Pioneer (available in spring 2013 at no charge).
Pioneer also offers the CD-IV202AV (for use with 2013 multimedia DVD receivers and the AVH‑8400BT) and CD-IV202NAVI (for use with 2012 in-dash navigation receivers). The VGA solutions include a proprietary connector cable and interface module to accomplish all audio and video transfer and a 1.5-metre USB cable for charging the iPhone 5. To complete compatibility between these Pioneer products and the iPhone 5, consumers must also obtain Apple's Lightning to USB Cable and Lightning to VGA Adapter, as well as a firmware update from Pioneer for select 2012 and 2013 multimedia DVD and navigation receivers (available in spring at no charge).
For a complete list of iPhone 5 compatible Pioneer aftermarket car electronics products, please click here.
Previously known as Advanced AppMode, Pioneer's AppRadio Mode provides users the ability to access and control dozens of compatible smartphone apps through the units' built-in touch screen displays. AppRadio Mode is available on many 2012 and 2013 products (check compatibility on www.pioneer.co.uk/appradiomode).
Connectivity kit solutions & compatible products*
|Multimedia DVD Receivers||AVH-X5500BT||X|
|Multimedia Navigation Receivers||AVIC-F40BT||X|
*NOTE:Apple's Lightning to USB Cable and Lightning Digital AV Adapter or Lightning to VGA Adapter are required with corresponding Pioneer connectivity kits.
The CD-IH202, CD-IV202AV and CD‑IV202NAVI will be available in March.
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