JVC Debuts Wireless Android Auto™, WebLink for JVC in New Topline Receivers


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• JVC Mobile is introducing a DVD-equipped and mech-less flagship duo at the 2018 CES

• Consumers can access Apple CarPlay with a cable connection and Android Auto with a cable or wireless connection

• Both models enable interaction with Waze, YouTube and Yelp on the receiver display through the WebLink for JVC app on a connected smartphone

Drivers can use Waze™ navigation and YouTube™ via Weblink for JVC app

LAS VEGAS – January 9, 2018 (MEDIAWIRE) — JVC Mobile Entertainment, maker of in-vehicle technology products for today’s connected drivers, announced it will showcase its new duo of flagship multimedia receivers, the DVD-equipped KW-V940BW and mech-less KW-M845BW, at the 2018 CES in Las Vegas, January 9-12, 2018. The new models provide stronger interaction with portable devices as well as simpler functionality to reduce distraction.

With a cable-connected and Internet-enabled smartphone, drivers have access to a host of entertainment and information options. Both models are compatible with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, which enable smart, safe and intuitive operation of smartphone apps from a connected iPhone® or Android™-powered smartphone, respectively. The also add the capability of connecting with Android Auto over a wireless connection, enabling drivers to leave their phones in pockets or bags and still interact with road-centric apps on the JVC receiver screen.

Also new this year is compatibility with WebLink, a media platform that provides safe use of popular smartphone apps from the JVC receiver display. With a wired or wireless connection between the smartphone and receiver, and the WebLink for JVC app, drivers can interact with their Waze™ navigation, YouTube™ and Yelp™ accounts, as well as view the latest weather. Drivers also have access to NextRadio, a service that enriches FM radio listening by providing artist information, album art and song titles on the receiver’s screen.

Drivers continue to experience a fulfilling audio experience thanks to JVC’s simplified but robust interface. For installations in which the dash design is not ideal for optimum viewing, the clear-resistive 6.8-inch display can be digitally adjusted to simulate the perfect viewing angle. With Monitor Touch Control, volume adjustment and track selection can be performed by simply swiping on the screen. Control can also be extended to smartphones with the JVC Remote app, letting the user change sources and sound settings. For multiple users, JVC’s Streaming DJ feature lets up to five people stream music from their smartphones to the JVC multimedia receiver. The KW-V940BW and KW-M845BW also provide input for a back-up camera, and promote distraction-free driving with Bluetooth® connectivity for two phones simultaneously.

Audio quality is a priority in JVC’s new receivers. In addition to radio, the units are Sirius XM® Satellite Radio-ready and connect to the SiriusXM Connect SXV300 satellite radio tuner (sold separately). They will also control popular streaming services Pandora Radio®, iHeartRadio and Spotify® directly from the receiver interface. In addition, smartphones and storage media can connect through two available USB ports, which also charge select devices. Both can reproduce 192kHz /24-bit Hi-Res Audio content as well as FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)-encoded media. An onboard, 13-band equalizer with digital time alignment tailors the audio signal before sending it to speaker-level outputs (50 watts x 4) or three sets of four-volt pre-amp outputs.

The KW-V940BW carries an MSRP of $699.95, while the KW-M845BW retails for $599.95. For more information, visit mobile.jvc.com.

About JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation
JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation and is a leading developer of imaging, home and car entertainment, and navigation products for the consumer market, two-way radio communications systems for public safety, private industry and amateur users, and video equipment for the broadcast and professional markets. For detailed information, call JVCKENWOOD USA at 1-800-252-5772 or visit us at http://us.jvckenwood.com, www.kenwood.com/usa and www.jvc.com.


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