|Oct 18th, 2005
|NEW ECLIPSE AVN7000 IS A FULLY SELF-CONTAINED
AUDIO, VISUAL AND NAVIGATION PRODUCT IN A
Stunning New AVN7000 to debut at SEMA, Booth #10950
|(Kobe, Japan) October 17, 2005 -- Leading mobile electronics company FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, manufacturer
of the popular ECLIPSE brand of mobile electronics, the first to introduce
the popular AVN concept ? an all-in-one product that seamlessly integrates
audio, visual and navigation capabilities into a single unit ? announces
the debut of the AVN7000 HDD Navigation System with 7" Wide TFT Display
and DVD/MS Multi-Source Receiver. This compact product incorporates all
AVN features and functions as well as touch-control display in a single,
style-conscious DIN-sized enclosure without requiring any hideaway components.
ECLIPSE's new product masterfully demonstrates why the company maintains
its position as the industry leader.
Engineered to be smaller with extraordinary performance
A significant engineering feat, the AVN7000 manages to fit all the technology
required for audio, visual and navigation functions into a single DIN enclosure.
The AVN7000's product concept precluded any additional hideaway components,
so specialized proximity layout construction techniques were adapted to
manufacture space-saving circuit boards that were then densely packed with
modules comprised of DAC, memory and flash memory integrated circuits.
The use of a slim 1.8" HDD also helped, being the first application
of this hard disk configuration in an automotive environment, as did the
thin DVD/CD mechanism. In addition to achieving the limited space of a
single DIN enclosure, ECLIPSE realized a higher overall audio performance
level as parts and components were carefully positioned for the most effective
signal transmission without noise pickup potential.
Ultima Engine improves navigation functions
A new computing engine for navigation tasks has been developed called the
Ultima Engine. Designed expressly for mobile navigation tasks, the Ultima
Engine combines navigation and graphics processing integrated chips in
a single monolithic configuration that significantly accelerates processing.
The high-resolution touch-control display is capable of more than 32,000
colors and allows onscreen information to be translucently floating over
a map display. Antialiasing technology is incorporated to prevent "jaggies."
As the entire navigational database is installed on the unit's 20-gigabyte
hard disk, navigation tasks are rapidly and smoothly performed without
any latency. With fulltime visual map referencing, the user views an extraordinarily
vivid navigational display with a highly accurate positional fix and smoothly
moving vehicle position over maps that continually redraw.
The AVN7000 offers user-friendly selectable navigation search modes that
simplify the process for any user. The search modes are comprehensive and
include address with street name and number, search by telephone number,
points of interest categorized for faster searches, map search, city search,
map coordinates search using longitude and latitude, emergency information,
memory search complete with assignable sound tags and directivity to locations,
as well as intersection searching by inputting two cross streets and freeway
search by name and entrance/exit.
Helpful routing options
The AVN7000 offers several routing options such as presetting preferences
for expressways or toll roads and even ferries. A choice of recommendable
routes as well as previews are provided. Detours can also be input to avoid
problem areas. Intelligent auto rerouting activates the instant the car
strays off the route and immediately guides the driver back on track.
Assistance and voice guidance
The AVN7000 assists the driver to make turns, making announcements as the
turn point is approached to ensure there is ample time to react. Guidance
for driving lanes and curves is also provided as well as freeway assistance
that simplifies complex interchanges and prevents missing freeway entrances/exits.
The display will also zoom up to display an intersection that is being
Special display features
Unique icons identify onscreen gas stations, restaurants, ATMs and other
useful locations. A push on an icon will automatically display information
related to the icon. Landmarks are also graphically displayed. The AVN7000
also shows driving distance and arrival times. When times zones are crossed,
the time is automatically adjusted. Onscreen zooming of the display is
by the touch of a fingertip, choosing a magnification value or just pressing
to get the desired zooming.
Versatile audio and visual features
The AVN7000 is compatible with CD/CD-R/RW, MP3, WMA, DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW
and DVD+R/+RW ensuring virtually all entertainment program material can
be enjoyed. Audio performance has always been an ECLIPSE priority and the
all-digital AVN7000 duly incorporates audiophile grade circuits and components,
such as the built-in high-quality 4-channel MOSFET amplifier. Digital signals
remain in the digital domain up to the power amplifier section. A high-performance
24-bit ?‡” DAC performs the requisite conversion. Signal processing utilizes
a DSP that enables comprehensive user customization over audio parameters
to achieve optimal system response with ease. Adding the separately available
TVR105 TV Tuner Unit receives high quality television broadcasts that the
front seat passenger can watch or the driver during a break from driving.
DCU105 Audio Video Matrix
A companion unit to the AVN7000, the dedicated DCU105 elevates audio and
video performance as well as offers advanced system expansion choices for
configuring larger, more complex entertainment systems. It includes Dolby
Digital 5.1 ch., dts 5.1 ch. and Dolby Pro Logic II processing for correctly
encoding various source material as well as upmixing 2 channel material
to 5.1 channels. Using the DCU105 with the AVN7000 allows different program
sources to be viewed at the same time in two zones of operation, for instance,
the front of the car and the rear. For audio it offers user customization
at a level that conventionally would require qualified technicians and
test equipment. By making use of E-iSERV, ECLIPSE's online server, any
user can precisely calibrate and set system parameters that are specific
to his or her own vehicle.
Twin security system
The AVN7000 is equipped with ECLIPSE's proven ESN security function. In
addition, the front panel detaches easily to provide another deterrent
measure and level of security.
The AVN7000 offers other cosmetic customization features such as selecting
a desired image to use as screen background. Images can also be input directly
from a digital camera's Memory Stick.
The all-in-one AVN7000 reinforces ECLIPSE's position as the preeminent
manufacturer of innovative AVN products, meeting the demands for a compact,
stylish product with a full assortment of features that installs exceptionally
This eagerly anticipated product will be widely available in early November
and will be prominently displayed at the ECLIPSE booth, 10950, at SEMA.
We look forward to seeing you there.
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|Media Contact: Stefan Pollack The Pollack PR Marketing Group
Company Contact: Michael West