Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. continues to offer consumers the most
smartphone connectivity options for the car with two versions (SPH-DA210
and SPH-DA110) of its next generation AppRadio®
3 smartphone connected in-dash receiver. Expanding on Pioneer’s
philosophy to enable consumers stay connected , both AppRadio 3 models
feature compatibility with MirrorLink™ enabled smartphones in addition
to the current AppRadio compatibility with both iOS (iPhone® 4/4S/5) and
select Android™ OS smartphones. Additional features are also integrated
into each model for enhanced smartphone control and added convenience,
including voice control for Siri Eyes Free and Google® Voice
Recognition, a revised graphical user interface, Bluetooth® audio
streaming, and a built-in DVD/CD mechanism (SPH-DA210 model only).
Pioneer AppRadio 3 (Photo: Business Wire)
“As the popularity and use of smartphones and smartphone apps continues
to grow, consumer demand for a safe and intuitive method to utilize the
power of the smartphone in the vehicle continues to rise as well.
Additionally, there is now a wider variety of smartphone manufacturers
and smartphone OS options to choose from,” said Ted Cardenas, vice
president of marketing for the Car Electronics Division of Pioneer
Electronics (USA) Inc. “Pioneer’s AppRadio 3 embraces these trends by
offering expanded compatibility with many of the top selling devices and
providing in-dash playback, display and touchscreen control of select
navigation, traffic, weather, music and other apps to enhance the
driving experience and make practically any car into a connected car.”
Through the use of Pioneer’s free AppRadio application (available for
both iOS and Android OS) and compatible third-party apps, both AppRadio
3 receivers offer control of supported app functions using similar touch
and motion gestures of the connected smartphone devices on a high
resolution 7-inch capacitive touchscreen. Additional convenience and
control incorporated in the two new models includes:
MirrorLink – An in-vehicle connectivity standard created
by the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), MirrorLink technology
enables consumers to connect compatible smartphones to AppRadio 3 (or
other compatible in-dash receiver) via a USB cable to access certain
music and map applications for a more convenient and safer in-car
experience. Similar to AppRadio Mode, MirrorLink is now integrated
into AppRadio 3 receivers and offers a vehicle-specific interface and
connectivity with MirrorLink certified devices from smartphone
manufacturers such as Samsung, Nokia and others.
Siri Eyes Free – Users of an iPhone 4S and iPhone 5
device can take advantage of Siri Eyes Free functionality with a touch
of the AppRadio 3 touchscreen. When activated, Siri voice prompts play
through the vehicle’s speakers and the user’s questions and commands
are received and transmitted using the external microphone provided
with both AppRadio 3 models. Siri Eyes Free provides access to many
iPhone functions, such as music selection, listening to and composing
text messages, Maps, calendar information, reminders, and more.
Voice Recognition for Android – Users of compatible
voice enabled Android smartphones can utilize Google Voice for
hands-free calling by simply touching the microphone icon in the
Contacts section of the Pioneer’s AppRadio App (version 2.0.0). Voice
recognition can also be used to conveniently find and play stored
music through Pioneer’s free of charge CarMediaPlayer App (version
Bluetooth – To maximize the connectivity options available in
today’s most popular smartphones, both AppRadio 3 models offer both
Bluetooth hands-free calling1 and Bluetooth audio streaming
and wireless control of compatible devices. Each model includes
Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) for wireless audio
streaming and Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) version 1.3
for wireless control of devices and related metadata (if available) to
be viewed directly on the Pioneer touchscreen display.
Enhanced Touchscreen User Interface – Designed with the
smartphone user in mind, the AppRadio 3 touchscreen user interface
(UI) provides easy access to the most commonly used features such as
apps, music and calling.
The AppRadio 3 follows the same clean and simple hardware aesthetics of
its predecessor, utilizing minimal physical buttons, with the majority
of functionality and control accessible and operated through the high
resolution 7-inch WVGA (800 x 480) capacitive touchscreen. The
capacitive touch panel is used for all functions including the app
interface, music control/playback, AM/FM radio, and Bluetooth functions.
A total of four connectivity cable options2, sold separately,
enable connections to more than 30 different smartphone devices
available in the U.S.
Both AppRadio 3 models feature a built-in AM/FM tuner with RDS text
information display (when available), MOSFET 50 Watts X 4 power, and
dual preamp outputs. In addition, the SPH-DA210 model also includes a
CD/DVD mechanism for playback of conventional media.
Pioneer’s SPH-DA110 and SPH-DA210 AppRadio 3 models will be available in
July with suggested prices of $399 and $499 respectively. The smartphone
connectivity cables range in suggested prices from $30 to $60.
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Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.,
and its U.S. Web address is www.pioneerelectronics.com.
Its parent company, Pioneer Corporation, is a preeminent manufacturer of
high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car
and business markets and is celebrating 75 years of innovation in the
consumer electronics industry.
1Bluetooth functionality requires a compatible
Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone. Certain Bluetooth features may not be
supported by all compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices, and/or the
functionality of such features may be limited in certain devices or by
certain wireless carriers.
2Connectivity cables sold separately. CD-IU201N (iPhone
4/4S), CD-IH202 (iPhone 5), CD-AH200C (Android) and CD-MU200 (MirrorLink)
NOTE: Do not use your Pioneer system if doing so will divert your
attention in any way from the safe operation of your vehicle. Always
observe safe driving rules. In some states certain operations of devices
while driving may be illegal. Where such regulations apply, they must be
PIONEER and APPRADIO are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
MirrorLink and the MirrorLink logo are trademarks of the Car
Connectivity Consortium LLC.
ANDROID is a registered trademark of Google Inc.
iPhone and iPod are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S.
and other countries.
BLUETOOTH is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
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