Advent's new auto soundsystem team-up with Audiovox hopes to juggle enough other tasks to stand it out of from the crowd of infotainment offerings jostling for space inside your car. Alongside connectivity to Pandora through iPhones, the OTOCAM3 includes iGo Primo navigation software, Navteq US and Canada maps and a Parrot module built-in with an external microphone. The whole system is steered through an eight-inch touchscreen and can hook up with vehicle metrics like fuel mileage and tire pressure. While Pandora functionality will arrive in Q1 2012, any Toyota Camrys bought during the holidays or shipped before then will still get the feature through firmware upgrades. Navigate down for the full press release.
Advent Introduces Its First OE-Styled Multimedia Nav System for the 2012 Toyota Camry
Includes Pandora Internet Radio, built-in Navigation, and built-in Parrot Bluetooth
LAS VEGAS, NV – January 9, 2012 – International CES, Center Hall, Booth 10404-10415 – Audiovox Electronics Corporation (AEC) today announced the introduction of their first OE Sound Solution system for the 2012 Toyota Camry (OTOCAM3), under its Advent® brand. This new system has some of the most sought after consumer features including the newest state-of-the-art iGo Primo Navigation software featuring lane assist and Navteq US and Canada maps as well as an upgradeable built-in Parrot® Bluetooth® module with an included external microphone. The OTOCAM3 will soon include Pandora® internet radio control, providing consumers the capability to access their Pandora personalized radio stations through their iPhones. Pandora availability is targeted for Q1 2012. Any OTOCAM3 shipped before then can be upgraded to include this feature through a simple firmware update.
As with all the OE Styled radios in the Advent line, this infotainment solution, lets the new car buyer upgrade to a high-quality multimedia and navigation system, without having to purchase other packages or trim levels.
"The Camry is one of the world's most popular cars and now, there is an OE-styled aftermarket system from Advent that lets Toyota dealers take advantage of the extra profits that accessory sales provide," said Tom Malone, President of Audiovox Electronics Corporation. "This system is the seventh Toyota radio upgrade we have introduced since last year. We continually deliver to the car dealer channel, new and innovative products that not only meet consumer demands, but also create new profit opportunities"
The 2012 Camry System includes features like Pandora internet radio control (when available), built-in Navigation package with state-of-the -art iGo Primo software featuring lane assist, Navteq US and Canada maps plus 11 million POIs and 3D landmarks and building graphics. The system also offers 19 on-screen display languages, and text-to-speech recorded voice guidance in English, French and Spanish.
The built-in Parrot® Bluetooth® with included external Parrot microphone offers unmatched call performance in addition to offering A2DP audio streaming. Enhanced features include call management with caller ID, call waiting, call transfer, and push-to-talk voice dialing from the steering wheel controls, if supported by the phone.
The system also includes a hi-res 8" touch screen, integration with vehicle data such as fuel mileage and tire pressure monitoring system when equipped from the factory and a custom made USB replacement port that allows audio video connections as well as USB connectivity, is Made