Press Release (UNEDITED): LONG BEACH, CA –JVC Mobile Entertainment announced it is now shipping a super-sized 10.1” floating panel digital multimedia receiver. The KW-Z1000W ($1,199.95 MAP) marks the first High Definition multimedia receiver to date for JVC, further elevating its multimedia line for the best in-car user experience.
The large-screen 10.1” HD 1280 x 720 (720P) display is about 2.4 times higher resolution than a conventional WVGA panel. Its highly accurate and responsive capacitive touch screen is paired with optical bonding technology- meaning that there is no longer an air layer between the liquid crystal module and the clear panel, providing the best in glare reduction and off-axis viewing, plus enhanced durability. Its fully adjustable display allows you to change the depth, height, and angle for easy vehicle fitment. Depth: 2 steps (0, 25/32 inch by set screws), Height: 4 steps (0, 33/64, 1-1/32, 1-17/32 inch by set screws), and Hand Tilt: -10˚ ~ +45˚.
JVC’s Dynamic Graphic User Interface (GUI) displays user selectable “widget” options including album art images, photos, and iDatalink® Maestro sources. Swiping the monitor with two fingers lets you split the screen and display single, dual, or triple widget selections. Its unique Live Wallpaper background can also be enabled to synchronize background visual and color with music. User selectable wallpapers and photos in a “slide show” format can also be displayed simply by connecting a phone via Bluetooth® and transferring the images from the new JVC Portal App. A “Favorite” icon and physical button selection allows users to choose from a wide variety of shortcut selections to their favorite screens. As is always a stand-out from JVC’s multimedia receivers, the KW-Z1000W includes the ability for users to benefit from the crowd-favorite Gesture Touch Control feature. With Gesture Touch Control, users can keep their eyes on the road, while using intuitive finger movements to control select popular functions, such as volume/track changes, widget format and style.
The KW-Z1000W touts enhanced driver assistance vehicle safety technology, by incorporating 4 selectable camera inputs. When an optional Automotive Data Solutions® iDatalink Maestro RR or RR2 is connected, the receiver can also automatically switch to OEM or aftermarket blind spot camera system views on the display when a turn signal is activated (supported vehicles only). Both the RR and RR2 modules provide seamless retention of factory safety and camera systems, steering wheel controls and add performance gauges in most modern vehicles. In addition, the RR2 provides on screen Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) safety alerts (supported vehicles only) and three programmable outputs that can be used to activate things like a winch or a light bar from the KW-Z1000W’s on-screen controls. Radar detector information can also be displayed on the screen when used with a compatible K40 (RR or RR2) or ESCORT (RR2 only) radar detector system.
When it comes to sound quality, the KW-Z1000W takes it to the next level, implementing its first Parametric EQ control options. With the Parametric EQ, sound quality enthusiasts can adjust the gain and Q for extremely fine tuning within the high pass, high shelving, peaking, low shelving, and low pass filter selections. A 3-way crossover is also available, as well as Digital Time Alignment, Dual Zone Audio controls, and the JVC Exclusive K2 sound effect for enhanced digital sound quality. 3 sets of 5 Volt RCA Pre-outs are available for system expansion, as well as support for Hi-Res Audio™, both wired and wireless over a Bluetooth connection for select Android devices, thanks to incorporating LDAC® technology.
The KW-Z1000W enables users to connect to Apple CarPlay™ over a wireless or USB connection, and Android Auto™ over a wireless or USB connection. It also sports an HDMI® input, allowing for an easy connection method for mirroring a smartphone or displaying the content from any device that has an HDMI output. It also includes wireless mirroring technology, enabling users with compatible Android phones to display and control their phone from the receiver, all without the need for any cables.
An HD Radio® Tuner is built-in, allowing users to enjoy listening to AM/FM stations with enhanced content and better sound quality, all with no monthly fees. It is also SiriusXM-Ready® (SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner and subscription sold separately), providing access to over 150 channels of the widest variety of ad-free music, plus entertainment, news, comedy and sports you won’t hear anywhere else.
“The number of firsts that this super-sized receiver features are unprecedented in JVC’s multimedia line-up history,” said Ron Trout, JVC’s Director of Sales. “The pent-up demand for this product by both dealers and end-users is incredible, and we couldn’t be more excited as a company to deliver on our promise of exceeding expectations with the KW-Z1000W.”
For more information on the KW-Z1000W, visit JVC Mobile Entertainment’s website at http://www.us.jvc.com/car.
KW-Z1000W Web Page: http://www.us.jvc.com/car/multimedia/kw_z1000w/