Already a successful GPS retailer in Japan, Panasonic has released its Strada CN-NVD905U in-dash Car GPS navigation system onto the U.S. market. The Panasonic NVD905U is an in-dashboard (double-din) car GPS navigation device and a well equipped entertainment unit as well. Outstanding features are the exceptionally wide 7 inch display and a large 30GB hard disk drive (HDD). For security there is a 4 digit pin-code.
Maps of the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico including detailed maps of 86 U.S. cities are pre-loaded on the HDD for immediate use. There is a huge database of 12 million searchable Points of Interest, such as gas stations, airports, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, ATMs and historic landmarks. The NVD905U can provide navigation instructions in English, Spanish or French.
As an entertainment unit, the Strada CN-NVD905U can play DVD-R/RW, audio CD (MP3 or WMA formats) with surround sound from an integrated SRS Circle Surround Automotive technology. For impressive sound, the amplifier is a high power MOS-FET and their is a 2-channel downmix Dolby Digital decoder. Important to many, the unit has iPod Video connectivity. Music can be loaded on an SD card.
Available options for the Strada include:
- Satellite radio broadcasts with the purchase of an optional tuner, antenna and subscription.
- Real time traffic reports after installasion of an optional tuner, antenna and purchase of a subscription to a traffic service.
- Bluetooth capability for receiving and making hands-free cell phone calls.
- A rear view camera which can switch on when reverse gear is engaged.
Panasonic Strada CN-NVD905U Features
- 2.5″ 30GB Hard Disk Drive
- 7″ (diagonal) Wide-Screen LCD with Touch Panel Operation
- MOS-FET High-power Amp (50W x 4 Max.)
- SD Memory Card for Map Data Upgrade
- Dolby Digital Decoder (2-channel Downmix)
- DVD Video and WMA/MP3 (CD-R/RW) Playback
- DVD-R/RW Playback
- Full Coverage of the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada
- Detailed City Maps
- Voice Guidance and Graphical User Interface Menu in English, French and Spanish
- DVD Menu Direct Input
- SRS Circle Surround Automotive
- SQ7 (7-Band Sound Quality)
- Satellite Radio-Ready
- Expansion Module-Ready
- Hands-free Phone System-Ready
- Rear-view Camera-Ready
- 4-digit ID Code Security
Further information is available from the Panasonic website