Focused on the upcoming technology trends of the automobile industry,Ca-Fi® starts its new car infotainment line called Dashlinq.
According to leading car-industry experts, 2013 is the expected year of changes for the entertainment section of the automobile industry. Consequently the simple car stereos of the 90ties will be finely replaced by a driver assistant system, in the form of a driver’s “copilot” assisting the driver with features such as parking assistant, navigation, alarms, hands-free telephony, entertainment and information guides.
Ca-Fi’s Dashlinq is a complete new line and aligns the advantages of an Android™ based car infotainment system with the strength of high-end car stereo systems of the past.
Same as Ca-Fi’s predecessor systems, the Dashlinq line is headed by a 2Din universal system, but it comes with a larger 6.95 inch multi touch screen and enables zoom in maps and enlarges pictures and text only by spreading the fingers on the screen. True to the motto ‘less is more’ Ca-Fi® made another cosmetic change by reducing the control buttons. Beside the ‘eject’ button for the optical drive, Ca-Fi® is following the standards of Android™ devices, with ‘home’, ‘menu’, ‘back, ‘volume’ and the ‘power’ button. In addition to that, a full support of the steering wheel control keys keeps the usual comfort for the drivers.
Equipped with an extra digital signal processor
As the only Android™ based car stereo system in its class, the entertainment system is powered by an extra digital signal processor (DSP) for an optimal sound and video experience. Ports for additional monitors and cameras can be found at the backside as same as the ports for subwoofer and speakers. The SD card slot on the front panel provides space for up to 32GB storage for maps, media files and apps.
The Dashlinq line starts with a retail price of Euro 499, – for the universal version, and with this price level Ca-Fi® will reach a greater public and will expand its position in a new automobile trend on the aftermarket.
Home, Menu, Back… Focused on the key function of a modern car infotainment system. Picture: Ca-Fi’s Dashlinq suitable for Volkswagen
TECH SPECS Ca-Fi® Dashlinq 2Din universal:
• OS: Android™ Ver.: 2.3.4
• 6.95” Digital Touch Screen, 16:9 aspect, 800*480pixel
• CPU: Freescale iMX51
• Bluetooth free hands telephony& music streeming
• Steering wheel control support
• Digital Sound Processor
• Dual Zone Support
• Radio Tuner
• 9 Band EQ setting
• Connect with Internet via 3G or Wi-Fi (optional)
• GPS navigation
• AM/FM Tuner: FM/AM/MPX/ Stereo Receiver
• Audio output amplifier: 4*45W Max
• Built in SD reader (up to 32GB)
• Button back-up light color: Green or Red
• Anti-shock mechanism (ESP)