GAZER MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS: WHEN YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT WAY (PART 2)
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Sound settings of Gazer multimedia center distributes for all audio sources in the system: any applications and programs that reproduce the sound must pass through the DSP processor. But the most interesting thing is that radio – the most demanded service for drivers – now can boast of impeccable sound. You do not even know how newly familiar to you news bulletins, radio hosts battles and selection of tracks from your favorite radio station can begin to sound. For those drivers who tend to start a day by turning on the radio, there are still a number of good news.
The most important of them is the benefits of radio reception. In Gazer multimedia system stable and high-quality radio reception is provided with modern Philips radio chip, as well as its adaptation to the real conditions of FM-broadcasting in different countries.
For simplicity and convenience of everyday radio using provides a number of interesting tools. For example, enabling function "pass" system will start alternatively with 5-second intervals to switch the stations. After hearing an interesting radio program or song you like you can stop the function by pressing any button or screen. To save your favorite radio stations you can program under them virtual buttons on the screen. At the same time, further navigation in saved list is operated easy and intuitive. Radio application itself is operated with Android system, which ensures correct operation in conjunction with other programs and applications. While simultaneous operating of radio and navigation the multimedia system operates in a «dual zone» mode, automatically muting the radio sound in the front speakers to turn on voice guidance navigation. In this case, the rear passengers continue to listen to music without interruption.
For active users of the navigation the manufacturer has prepared several very practical solutions. Forget about autonomous navigators – no broken suckers, outdated maps, and the lack of opportunity to change dissatisfying navigation program. Gazer multimedia system is a fully functional navigation center with complete freedom of choice. With Google Play Market it is possible to load many navigation programs and use them in normal mode without connecting to the Internet. If you are a fan of interactive services, you can always use a variety of online navigation applications, including the most popular and in-demand among drivers. In this case, the manufacturer has already taken care the presence of a reliable off-line navigation to preset the multimedia system with a license Navitel navigation.
Fans of "heavy» 3D navigations can finally enjoy effective three-dimensional graphics without delays and freezes. Drawing of three-dimensional parts in 3D maps is carried out smoothly and quickly even when you are driving at high speed. This result is achieved through 3D acceleration module that is implemented in hardware and operates independently, without the use of CPU resources. Precisely due to this circumspect principle of operation, the absence of any "respite" during the visualization of three-dimensional objects and updates in 3D maps is provided.
Today capacitive HD screen in a modern smartphone or tablet is no surprise. But in the segment of car head devices things are different. Due to the narrow temperature range of work capacitive panel was not available for using in multimedia systems. For this reason, the majority of screen settings of in-car entertainment systems look outdated in comparison with high technology market of mobile devices. Gazer is one of the first who has developed and introduced HD capacitive display with a wide operating temperature range from -25 to + 50° C in car multimedia system.
Commercial distribution of a new generation of entertainment systems with capacitive multitouch HD screens was a breakthrough in the segment of car devices. More clear and bright picture as well as the response of the display to the light touch of fingers do the routine use of a multimedia center particularly convenient and comfortable, exactly resembling the use of your usual smartphone.
Besides bright pictures and excellent sound specifications, significant plus for moviegoers will be the absence of any delay during playback of HD-movies. This result is ensured with the implementation of HD hardware decoder. The system supports all popular video formats including RMVB, RM, AVI, MPG, WMV, FLV, 3GP, MP4 and others.
Simplifying of driver’s daily life is not an easy task. Manufacturer of multimedia system can stretch functional of a device to unimaginable limits but without a proper "support" of the CPU efficiency of such decisions will be reduced to a minimum. In this case, unlike the processors of mobile devices, which key specifications are compactness and performance, there is one more additional requirement to software of a car head device; it is ensuring the smooth operation over a wide temperature range.
Powerful industrial hardware is at the back of Gazer stylish touch-screen multimedia system, in terms of reliability it can’t be compared with a tablet or smartphone. The manufacturer has made its choice in favor of industrial devices from the world-class developer of industrial processors – the company Freescale. Freescale processor has an operating frequency of 800 MHz and provides stable operation of Gazer multimedia system in a wide temperature range from -40° to + 80° C. Implementing 3D acceleration and HD decoding in hardware makes it easy to solve "hard" problem, without using of important CPU resources. This has a positive effect on the ability of the system to cope with multimedia multitasking without the "braking" and "freezes".
Connecting external devices
According to the number of connecting of additional functional devices Gazer multimedia system breaks all records. For memory expansion the device is equipped with 2 slots (depending on model) for microSD storage which is up to 32GB each. It is provided a duplicate monitors and any analog audio or video source support, including car DVR.
Rear camera owners will appreciate the circumspect principle of its work with the head device: a video camera is connected "bypassing" the program of multimedia. Due to this principle camera image comes on the screen of the system in a split second, even if you have just started the car and multimedia system have not yet booted – the backup camera is already in operation.
For quick connection of the flash memory miniUSB connector or USB (depending on model) is placed on the front panel of multimedia system. It is provided also another USB port on the rear panel, which is very convenient if you want to use multiple USB devices simultaneously. This calls for connection of the USB-hub. It is a simple budget device – according to its intended use it resembles well-known household extension cord – which allows you to connect simultaneously up to five USB devices each of which will be found with the multimedia system as a standalone device. This method is an excellent solution for Internet connection: while simultaneous connection of the USB Wi-Fi adapter supplied and USB 3G modem, the system automatically detects Wi-Fi signal as foreground signal. This means that if there is available Wi-Fi hot spot, the system automatically switches to its signal in the automatic mode, the same automatically switching back to signal of 3G networks will happen if the Wi-Fi will be absent. This solution allows you to optimize the use of the Internet saving paid traffic of modem.
Integration with a car
Each model of Gazer multimedia system is designed for installation in a particular car or range of cars and all the necessary elements for the connection and installation are included. The system supports automatic link with the onboard computer via CAN-bus. Due to this connection multimedia "reads" information of the vehicle computer and displays the car specifications: climate control status, lighting, information about the vehicle speed, door sensor and other options that are available in a particular car. Gazer multimedia system automatically recognizes buttons on the steering wheel. It will be able to connect to a digital amplifier of your car, standard rear view camera and other equipment as needed.
Being the owner of Gazer multimedia system you can be a few steps ahead of the latest trends and tendencies. Security system, full of information and entertainment center and multi-functional communication in a single device with a size of 2DIN – an excellent result, isn’t it? All the head device can do is to "learn" to drive a car without breaking the traffic rules and driving round the traffic jams. Although it sounds like science fiction right now but Gazer does not exclude such a scenario. But today we can assert only one thing: if the new head device changes your idea of comfort in your own car in a cardinal way for the better then, you're on the right way.