Motorola, Inc. is showcasing its BLNC Bluetooth Car Kit Portfolio during the International Consumer Electronics Show 2005 (CES). The series includes three aftermarket products providing consumers with a range of features and price points to choose from to make in-vehicle communication more convenient. All three products are expected to be available in North America during the first quarter of 2005.
The company is demonstrating how its aftermarket Bluetooth car kits automatically connect to a driver's Bluetooth enabled phone to provide hands-free and wire-free communications inside the car. Attendees will be able to interact with the Motorola BLNC Bluetooth Car Kit IHF1000 (pictured) within a General Motors Cadillac XLR in Motorola's booth. This professionally installed aftermarket car kit is voice operated and supports four languages, making it simple to add and remove Bluetooth enabled phones.
A backlit controller is mounted to the dashboard to provide an intuitive user experience without the need for an additional display. At the touch of a button, Motorola's BLNC Bluetooth Car Kit IHF1000 will mute the audio system inside the vehicle and "listen" to the driver say the number or name they wish to call, or access speaker-independent voice tags stored in the vehicle as well as the speaker-dependent voice tags stored on their mobile phone. The system also will announce incoming calls, voicemail, SMS and low battery indicators to the driver.
Motorola will also debut its BLNC Bluetooth Car Kit HF850, a deluxe, professionally installed aftermarket car kit at CES. The product includes a similar backlit controller that will be mounted to the dashboard to provide seamless interaction without the need for an additional display. At the touch of a button, the BLNC Bluetooth Car Kit HF850 will mute the audio system inside the vehicle and access speaker-dependent voice tags stored in a mobile phone. Motorola has also outfitted the car kit with sophisticated duplex, echo and noise reduction technology that provides clear call quality and lower interference.
Motorola also is introducing its BLNC Bluetooth Car Kit HF820, an enhanced version of Motorola's popular HF800. This portable product requires no installation and can be carried in to, and out of, any car. The product uses Bluetooth wireless technology to communicate with any compatible mobile device to provide crisp, clear sound quality through a one- watt speaker that incorporates sophisticated duplex, echo and noise reduction technology.