CES 2017 - Alpine Mech-Less 7 Inch Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Receiver [iLX-207]

Abt Electronics talks to Alpine about their Mech-Less 7 Inch Apple CarPlay and Android Auto receiver. The iLX-207 is optimized for connectivity with an iPhone or Android™ phone. The system is designated as “Work with Apple CarPlay” models. Apple CarPlay lets iPhone users make and receive calls, access text messages, play music, and get directions in a way that allows them to stay focused on the road. Apple CarPlay is accessed through the capacitive touch screen or “Voice” hard key with Siri voice control and is compatible with iPhone 5 and later, including iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and the latest version of iOS. Audio features on the iLX-207 include: - FLAC compatibility (Free Lossless Audio Codec): FLAC files can be played on the new models via USB, providing a truer listening experience. - HD Radio™ Technology: The models have a built-in HD Radio receiver for free, crystal clear digital sound from the more than 2,000 AM and FM stations broadcasting with HD Radio Technology. - Pandora® internet radio: Pandora control is available from iPhone® and Android smartphones. Users can create new Pandora stations, rate songs with the thumbs up or down rating system, and bookmark songs for later purchase from the touchscreen. - SiriusXM: They are SiriusXM-Ready™ and connect to the SiriusXM SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit (sold separately, subscription required). SiriusXM features include: album art; display of channel logos; pause, rewind and replay up to 60 minutes of content while listening to satellite radio; start songs from the beginning when tuned to any favorite music channel using TuneStart™; scan and select songs on favorite music channels with TuneScan™. - iPod® and iPhone: The units are “Made for iPod and iPhone” compatible and have USB access to their iTunes library. Alpine TuneIt® App: The units are compatible with the Alpine TuneIt App, a free smartphone app for sound tuning. The app allows for tweaking of sound settings (like Time Correction, Parametric EQ and Crossover) via hand-picked adjustments or from pre-made settings in the database. If the vehicle has Alpine speakers and subwoofers, these items can also be selected for more precise tuning of the audio system. Settings can be shared with and rated by other users. - Alpine’s MediaXpander® technology: This technology provides further enhanced sound quality by adding back missing harmonics in compressed media. Learn more at http://www.alpine-usa.com/company/press/ces2017/2017/alpine-electronics-expands-entertainment-options-for-avn-and-av-systems