Tuesday, July 8, 2014



LONG BEACH, CA.  (July 7, 2014) – Kenwood’s advanced smartphone control found on Kenwood’s multimedia receiver’s offers voice control for music, messaging, mapping and phone book access as well as other voice functions via seamless integration of the phone’s built in SIRI®, Google voice™ or S-Voice®, control. 

“The biggest advantage Kenwood offers over prepackaged voice control/ display solutions is choice. The Kenwood offering is compatible with a wide variety of applications for music and Navigation services; navigation choices include Google maps™ which is the most downloaded navigation app on iTunes®, also WAZE™, and Apple™ Maps.  In addition to allowing customers to choose the system they are most familiar with, choice extends to the most popular phones customers use.  Kenwood advanced smartphone voice control works with both iPhones® and Android™ phones,” said Scott Caswell, Kenwood senior marketing manager.

With advanced smartphone integration and seamless voice control, Kenwood’s multimedia receivers with Bluetooth® make drive time a fully connected experience. Capable of communicating with most of the Apple™ and Android™ smartphones in today’s marketplace.  

Kenwood’s line of smartphone connectivity products lets you make hands-free phone calls, browse your contacts and recent calls, use voice control to listen to your messages, Use voice or the touch screen to control and play your favorite tunes and find your way to destinations using your app of choice. Kenwood’s advanced smartphone integration lets you decide what apps best suit your needs while on the road, giving you complete control and providing lots of options. 

Kenwood advanced smartphone with voice control is found on eight 2014 Kenwood and Kenwood Excelon Multimedia receivers featuring an HDMI™ input. 

All are currently available.
DNN991HD, DNX891HD, DNX691HD, DDX8901HD, DDX5901HD, DNX771HD, DNX571HD, DDX7701HD. 

To see a video of Kenwood advanced smartphone voice control with iPhone go to this link:

To see video of Kenwood advanced smartphone voice control with Android phones go to this link: http://youtu.be/8XRASQMkYOw

Kenwood USA Corporation Information
Founded in 1961, Kenwood USA Corporation is a leading developer and manufacturer of audio and video products. Offering more than 250 products, Kenwood is one of the largest selling brands of aftermarket in-car audio and video entertainment products in North America and is recognized by consumers and the consumer electronics industry for providing superior quality, reliability and value.

Kenwood Communications, based in Suwanee, Ga., established in 1983, maintains a leadership position in North and South America for mobile and portable two-way radios and custom systems. Clients include prominent federal, state and local government agencies and first responders and private industry including manufacturing, contracting, security, hospitality and education. Kenwood USA Corporation, based in Long Beach, Calif., is a subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation (Japan).