KENWOOD to Ship 7 Multimedia Receivers with 7-inch Screens
KENWOOD USA announced it is set to ship seven of its highly anticipated new multimedia receivers, all equipped with a 6.95-inch touch panel, introduced during the 2019 CES. All models feature wired compatibility with iPhone® and Android-powered smartphones through onboard Android Auto™ and Apple® CarPlay™, and five of the seven add wireless compatibility for both smartphone platforms. The announcement signals a conclusion to the product delay caused by the well-documented industrywide shortage of seven-inch panels, and enables KENWOOD and KENWOOD eXcelon retailers to stock up in time for summer selling season.
“We are extremely pleased to ship these multimedia receivers ahead of schedule,” said Scott Caswell, senior marketing manager for KENWOOD USA. “These seven models represent the entire gamut of consumer choice, from low-profile mech-less to full-featured onboard navigation. We are eager to get them on the shelves of our retailers so they can meet the heavy summer autosound demand.”
All seven models share a common feature set: screen viewing angle adjustment, onboard control of Spotify and Pandora® Radio apps on a connected smartphone, simultaneous connectivity of up to two smartphones via Bluetooth, audio processing features and compatibility with Maestro, the iDatalink interface module from Automotive Data Solutions (ADS). The multimedia receivers are also SiriusXM® Ready, bringing more than 200 channels of news, sports, talk and more to drivers with the connected SiriusXM tuner (sold separately; subscription required.)