LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2014 – JVC Mobile Entertainment, the premier developer and manufacturer of sophisticated mobile, audio and video products, is excited to announce three new digital media receivers (DMR) that will provide users with extended compatibility for smartphone devices as well as 6-key presets and fully detachable anti-theft faceplate to deter theft and give the driver a peace of mind at all times. A short-body design that is 30% shallower than standard DIN size receivers will be incorporated into all three new models, allowing for unconventional installations where space may be an issue such as shallow dashboards and motorcycles. Lighter and more compact digital media receivers also use less carton packaging to help save on shipping costs and storage space for retailers. New DMR receivers are now compatible with the FLAC compression format which is a lossless file type becoming increasingly popular among music downloaders. Also continuing from 2013 will be the flagship KD-X80BT, which offers Bluetooth® wireless technology and a flip-down three-line LCD display. New receivers also offer receiver control based music playback from USB connected iPhone® 5, iPhone® 5c, and iPhone® 5s smartphone devices.
Both Pandora® Internet Radio and operation of Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio via receiver control is available on all new DMR models; supporting iPhone® through a USB connection and allowing the user to access key app functions such as: station selection, play, pause, thumb-up, and thumb-down (skip) on the receiver display. Song information is displayed as well. Two new models include Built-In Bluetooth® wireless technology allowing wireless access to both streaming services through Bluetooth® using Android smartphones, as well as the JVC Smart Music Control App for Android. JVC Smart Music Control acts as an Android wireless remote control operating almost all key functions of the in-dash receivers wirelessly using the user’s voice and touch commands.
The KD-X31MBS Marine/Motorsports Receiver is SiriusXM-Ready™ and compatible with the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit (sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required), features a reversed white/black LCD display for outdoor visibility and a conformal coated internal PCB board. It also includes a 1 amp USB port with AUX input and built-in Bluetooth® wireless technology (hands-free, audio streaming, voice recognition, Siri Eyes-Free-Mode, and 2-phone full-time connection). The higher amperage USB port allows phones to continue battery charge during heavy usage of Bluetooth® and apps. Pandora®Internet Radio and iHeartRadio® application control is available via USB for iPhone® and via Bluetooth® wireless connection for Android. The unit is also compatible with the JVC Smart Music Control app for Android, has a Rear/Sub Selectable 2.5V Line Output and will be shipping in February at a MSRP of $129.95. An optional RM-RK62M wired control panel allowing control of key stereo functions from a remote location within the boat or vehicle will also be available.
The KD-X310BT Digital Media Receiver has a high-amp USB Port, AUX Input and Bluetooth® Wireless Technology, Pandora®Internet Radio and iHeartRadio® application control for iPhone (USB) and Android (Wireless) and is also compatible with the JVC Smart Music Control app. It has Front and Rear/Sub Selectable 2.5V Line Outputs and will be shipping in January at a MSRP of $119.95.
The KD-X210 Digital Media Receiver features front AUX/USB input with 1 Amp power supply, has Front and Rear/Sub Selectable 2.5V Line Outputs, and is ready for Bluetooth® connectivity with the optional KS-BTA100 Bluetooth® Adapter. It features Pandora® Internet Radio and iHeartRadio®
Control for iPhone® USB and allows the phone’s music player to be controlled on the head unit or the phone itself. The KD-X210 will be available for shipping in January at a MSRP of $89.95.
The flagship KD-X80BT Digital Media Receiver is a flip-down faceplate, dual USB receiver with Aux-input featuring built-in Bluetooth® wireless technology, Pandora® internet radio application control for iPhone®, dual USB ports with 1A capability, drive change mode, 3-line LCD display, HS-IVi Tuner, MP3/WMA/WAV compatibility, 3-Band Parametric iEQ, multiple separated variable-color illumination options, Front, Rear and Subwoofer 4.8V Line Outputs, and is steering wheel remote ready. This receiver is available for shipping now for an MSRP of $209.95.
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JVC Mobile Entertainment products are marketed by the Mobile Entertainment Group, a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC KENWOOD Corporation. JVC Americas markets a full line of mobile, video and audio equipment for the consumer and professional markets.
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