Pioneer today unveiled NEX, the Networked Entertainment eXperience, an innovative and powerful new user interface controlling a combination of on-board features with connected services. The five NEX models, four navigation and one audio video receiver, are designed especially for today’s smartphone-driven lifestyle. Along with NEX connectivity and the enhanced UI, the new models also feature large touch panel displays with the flagship AVIC-8000NEX, boasting the industry’s first 7-inch capacitive screen on a navigation system. Benefits and features in the lineup include AppRadio Mode, AVICSYNC Networked Navigation, iDatalink Maestro support, MirrorLink compatibility, Siri Eyes Free mode, expanded Bluetooth capabilities, Pandora, SiriusXM-Ready, HD Radio Technology, FLAC file playback, dual camera input and more.
“We are proud to introduce our next generation of network connected in-dash receivers, bridging the gap between smartphone tethered products like AppRadio and traditional multimedia products like navigation and DVD receivers,” said Ted Cardenas, vice president of marketing for the Car Electronics Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “By leveraging the connectivity of the smartphone, we are able to augment and update many of the built-in features with dynamic cloud-based content.”
Pioneer’s AppRadio Mode provides both iPhone and Android users the ability to access and control dozens of apps directly from the navigation receiver’s large touchscreen display when connected to iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s or a compatible Android smartphone. Additional features for convenience and control incorporated in all five NEX models include:
Additional Built-in Features:
FLAC file support – first in the industry to support internal decoding and playback of FLAC “lossless” digital audio
Dual Camera Inputs (AVIC models) – enable users to add a reverse (rear facing) camera and additional front facing or other view applications camera
Built-in Auto EQ and Time Alignment provides tailored audio adjustments specifically for the car and user preference
13-Band Graphic Equalizer with touch panel swipe setting and built-in high/low pass crossover with adjustable points and slopes
7.9 million Points of Interest on AVIC models
Customizable User Interface – for adjusting color themes, background images, clock display preferences, and source shortcuts for quick access and convenience
Larger icons and display for ease of use
Dual USB Inputs
The AVIC-8000NEX ($1400 SRP), AVIC-7000NEX ($1200 SRP), AVIC-6000NEX ($900 SRP), AVIC-5000NEX ($750 SRP) and AVH-4000NEX ($700 SRP) will be available in the beginning of February 2014.