Alpine Electronics Now Shipping New iLX-207 7-Inch Audio Video System
Back July 28, 2017
The model is the first Alpine system with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability
Torrance, Calif. (July 27, 2017) - Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. is now shipping the iLX-207, a mech-less audio/video (A/V) system with 7-inch touch screen. It's the first Alpine system to offer both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.
"Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are popular features that we're excited to bring to our consumers," said Steve Crawford, vice president and general manager, aftermarket business unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. "The iLX-207 is a match for consumers who depend on their phones and want to be smart about using their main phone features in the vehicle."
Optimized Smart Phone Connectivity
The iLX-207 is an AM/FM system with Bluetooth® wireless technology on a 7-inch WVGA capacitive touch screen and is optimized for wired connectivity with an iPhone or Android? smartphone. The iLX-207 "Works with Apple CarPlay," so iPhone owners can use CarPlay to make and receive calls, access text messages, play music, and get directions optimized for traffic conditions in a way that allows them to stay focused on the road. CarPlay is accessed through the iLX-207's touch screen or through Siri voice control using the "Voice" button. CarPlay is compatible with iPhone 5 and later.
The iLX-207 is also Android Auto Compatible. Android Auto was designed with safety in mind. With larger touch targets, a simplified interface, and easy-to-use voice actions, it's designed to minimize distraction so drivers can stay focused on the road (requires both a USB cable and Bluetooth connection; requires an Android phone running 5.0 [Lollipop] or higher and the Android Auto app.). Android Auto is accessed through the touch screen or the "Voice" hard button with voice control.
For both technologies, the audio for music, driving directions, messages, and phone calls is played through the vehicle's speaker system.
Entertainment and Information Features
The iLX-207 is SiriusXM-Ready® (tuner and subscription sold separately) and includes other audio features such as a built-in HD Radio receiver, Pandora control from iPhone and Android phones, and FLAC file playback via USB. Customized sound tuning for the iLX-207 is available through the free Alpine TuneIt® App.
The iLX-207 has an HDMI input for video entertainment from HDMI-enabled devices (HDMI cable sold separately). DVD or CD entertainment can be added through the optional DVE-5300 Add-on DVD player, and the KCX-630HD HDMI Selector Interface (sold separately) can also be used to retain HDMI capability when the iLX-207 is connected to the DVE-5300.
The iLX-207 can retain select factory features and display customized vehicle information when used with an iDatalink® Maestro® module (sold separately, retained features and vehicle information will vary by vehicle).
When used with the KAC-001 External Accessory Control Module (sold separately), the iLX-207 can serve as a hub for touch screen control of up to eight add-on electrical accessories like a motorized tonneau cover, winch, LED lights, etc. The iLX-207 is compatible with Alpine's rear and front camera systems and can be used with the optional KCX-C250MC Multi-Camera Controller to manage multiple camera systems from the touch screen (controller and cameras sold separately).
The iLX-207 is now available for $900 SRI at authorized Alpine retailers, visit www.alpine-usa.com for a store locator.
TuneIt is a registered trademarks of Alpine Electronics, Inc. iPhone, CarPlay, and Works with Apple CarPlay are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google Inc. PANDORA, the PANDORA logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc., used with permission. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Alpine Electronics, Inc. is under license. iDatalink is a trademark of Automotive Data Solutions, Inc. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
About Alpine Electronics
Alpine Electronics is an automotive electronics manufacturer that provides consumers and leading auto makers with audio, video, navigation and driver assistance products. The company specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies. Alpine's R&D and manufacturing facilities in Japan, China, Europe and North America ensure that all products address the real world requirements of drivers in each market. The company is committed to developing safe, comfortable and eco-friendly automotive electronics products.
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Notice: Product information is based upon current information at the time of writing, but cannot be guaranteed. All designs, features, specifications and delivery dates are subject to change without notice.
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