Clarion, a Japanese manufacturer of car audio, navigation and communication systems, has launched in India- Clarion AX1 – Android based connected car stereo. Clarion AXI is first full automotive grade connected car stereo, which is internet ready device, optimized with Android operating system and is also compatible with all smartphones. Unlike smart phones or tablets, this device is certified to be safe for use in your car.
Clarion claims that this device has undergone an industry-level testing regime (transportation, vibration, humidity, ESD tests); and its specifications, safety systems and quality will comply with international automotive standards set by car manufacturers.
The device allows you to browse the internet and also allows Wi-Fi connectivity. To cater to the tastes of Indian music enthusiasts, Clarion has also tied up with T-series which will give the users unlimited access to a wide range of music albums and songs. Clarion also has their technology partner Infogo which already operates an online music store apps offering you a catalogue of more than 25 million fully licensed, DRM-free songs to choose, from the world’s biggest music labels.
- Automotive grade car head unit – able to withstand high/low temperatures and vibrations.
- Specially designed user interface to ensure safety while driving – 3 home pages and 6 large, easy to navigate application icons.
- 6.5 inch WVGA TFT LCD display.
- Automotive Grade Capacitive Multi Touch Panel.
- Android Operating System, optimized for automotive.
- 800MHz, 1GB RAM, Full automotive processor.
- Built-in navigation voice guidance.
- 6-channel RCA output.
- Automatic illumination that adjusts to the time of day.
- Virtual Acoustic Positioning System (VAPS) technology for sound staging and music enhancement (for OEM customers).
- Built-in 25Wx4ch Digital Amplifier.
- Audio streaming (A2DP & AVRCP).
- Internal and external microphone support.
- Image viewer (JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP).
- 1080P full HD playback, HDMI video output.
- Rear Camera input.
- Smart power management/ Fast boot option.
The Clarion AX1 is priced at MOP 55,990 and will be sold exclusively through Supreme Audiotronics Pvt Ltd in India.