Pioneer has launched three new GPS systems AVIC-F700BT, AVIC-F900BT and the Premier branded AVIC-F90BT.
The key feature of the three new GPS devices would be in-dash navigation allowing users to control their personal devices. Apple iPod connectivity, Bluetooth, MSN Direct, HD radio, XM and SIRIUS Satellite Radio, single CD, DVD video playback are some of the capabilities of the AVIC-F series GPS systems. The new systems also allow users to play compressed audio and video playback through USB and SD memory devices.
For Audio/Video Direct Control for iPod, AVIC-F700BT and AVIC-F900BT require CD-IU230V cable while the Premier AVIC-F90BT comes along with the cable.
Also, the DVD Video Playback and Tunes AAC/MP3/WMA Playback on DVD features are compatible only with AVIC-F900BT and the Premier AVIC-F90BT. However users can enjoy Tunes AAC/MP3/WMA Playback on CD through AVIC-F700BT too.
Moreover, users can also enjoy AAC/MP3/WMA Playback from USB Memory Devices or an SD Memory Card on all three devices.
“Pioneer’s AVIC-F series navigation systems are the ideal solution for millions of drivers who want an in-car product that can be easily integrated with other mobile personal devices, whether it is an iPod or Bluetooth enabled cell phone,” said Larry Rougas, vice president of marketing and product planning for the mobile business group at Pioneer Electronics (USA). “These offerings create a higher level in-car experience with navigation, entertainment and voice recognition capabilities – beyond what anyone will find on almost all current standard navigation systems in the market.”
Unlike AVIC-F700BT and AVIC-F900BT, the Premier AVIC-F90BT system features 3D Landmark Icon.
The AVIC-F700BT, AVIC-F900BT and the Premier branded AVIC-F90BT are expected to hit the US market by June 2008 at the estimated prices of $850, $1100 and $1200 respectively.