Steering wheel control shown here
Steering Wheel Control Interface
Some newer vehicles now have the ability to control the radio from the steering wheel. The ability to continue to directly interface with those controls while using an upgraded multimedia unit from Boss Audio Systems makes the user experience even better than the original equipment (OE). This feature will have similar functionality as the OE unit from the steering wheel. One more way Boss Audio Systems helps drivers keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road. Be safe out there.
RDS (Radio Data System)
The Radio Data System is used to carry information over the FM band. Traffic information and radio station data are examples of the information available over RDS. Apart from this convenient information, RDS also allows the user to select the type of programming (i.e. news, music, sports, etc.). The station data includes song-related information, such as artist and song title.
Preset EQ Response Curves
Some users like to have the options of preselected sound curves that suite their general musical tastes. These units have a few preset response curves that have been calibrated for different musical genres. It allows the user to have generally appropriate amounts of designated frequencies within the audible range. In other words, preset EQ response curves provide great sound at the touch of a button.
Rear-view Camera Input
Safety and convenience are two very important factors for people in most aspects of life. When we can build features into our products that make them safer and more convenient at the same time, we like to do it...which brings us to the rear-view camera input! When the vehicle is equipped with a rear-view camera, such as Boss’ LPC35, CAM22 and CAM25, this source unit will automatically switch to the rear view camera input when the driver puts the transmission into reverse. The screen on the source unit will show you what your rear-view camera is directed at allowing the driver enhanced “vision” in difficult-to-see areas when parking or backing up.
Front Aux Input
The Aux input allows virtually any personal media player (iPod, smart phone, tablet, etc.) with an output to plug into the front panel of this Boss Audio multimedia player and listen through the vehicle’s sound system. This provides maximum flexibility to the user. Do you have a buddy in the car that wants to share their library of music on the road? With an Aux input, that’s not a problem! It is the universal input that is device agnostic.
With more devices going to a more universal type of peripheral, the USB port is a solution that enables the user to charge and listen to their device through the Boss Audio multimedia source unit. The Boss Audio unit will “see” most devices as flash drive. The user can change songs/folders as they would on any other player.
USB ports can be presented in different shapes. Below you will see the examples of what they look like. Regardless of their appearance, they have the same functionality. Usually the smaller sizes are reserved for the front USB port because of space restrictions. A flash drive can be used in the Type-A receptacle, while an adapter might be used to from Mini to Full-Size USB.
This security feature was designed to help keep thieves away from your investment. While the source unit is not in use, the user can detach the faceplate and take it with them and keep it in a safe place. The stereo will not work without it, so there is no reason for someone to try and take it from the car unless they have the faceplate.
SD Memory Card Slot
An SD MMC memory card is another method of storing files. SD memory can be found in several different amounts of storage similar to flash drives.