Bluetooth is a communication method used to allow compatible devices to connect together without the need for wires. The compatible devices can share data, audio, video, controls and many other things depending on what kind of device profile is supported. Profiles are how your smartphone knows to share caller ID or the phone’s contacts with the vehicle’s in-dash screen or how the steering wheel play/pause buttons operate your smartphone’s audio playback when streaming content. All of it connects without wires.
Most consumer devices use a Class 2 transmitter-receiver, which provides about 33 feet of range; plenty for any vehicle’s interior. Devices connect to one another with an initial process called “pairing” and thereafter are automatically recognized once you enter the vehicle and start the engine. It’s a very convenient and trouble-free method to bring your personal devices like smartphones, tablets and personal audio players into the vehicle and use them safely. Since not all Bluetooth-enabled electronics operate identically, we have many choices in our showroom. We can help pair your device to the electronics that give you a firsthand example of how a Bluetooth-enabled car electronic solution works using your own device. It’s something we feel helps our clients achieve a comfort level with their n-vehicle technology and how their other devices will interact with the vehicle. It allows you to ask us questions you may not have thought to ask. We welcome that. Handsfree Calling
Using the Bluetooth Hands Free Profile (HFP), you can connect your smartphone to your vehicle so placing and receiving calls can be done without ever touching your phone. This ability to talk hands-free adds a significant convenience to your drive. Depending on which Bluetooth Hands-Free solution you choose, you’ll have access to your phone’s contact list, caller ID information and the missed/received call list for easy redialing. If the vehicle has an in-dash LCD screen (either from the factory or one of our in-dash aftermarket radios), the ease of viewing all the call information is incredibly effective. Of course placing and receiving your calls without having to touch or look at the phone also adds a measurable layer of safety to your driving experience. If your vehicle retains the factory-installed in-dash electronics, we have Bluetooth solutions that function with the factory equipment, just as if you’d have gotten the option from the dealership. In this way, you need not change the radio in the dash to gain Bluetooth functionality. Of course we also stock and sell a range of Bluetooth-enabled in-dash aftermarket radios that have many other great technology features. Which of these hands-free solutions is ideal for you will depend on the vehicle make, model and options already in the vehicle. One other detail for our commercial vehicle clients; it’s mandatory to have a hands-free calling solution in any commercially registered vehicle in the State of Pennsylvania. We offer many great solutions that can pair to multiple user phones so that delivery services, transportation and other examples of multi-driver commercial vehicles can safely and easily use their phones hands-free while driving for their jobs.
Stream Audio ContentAn additional feature of Bluetooth functionality in the vehicle is streaming audio content from your smartphone or tablet to your vehicle’s sound system. This functionality uses the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) and allows playback of any audio source on your portable device such as Internet radio apps (iHeartRadio, TuneIn, iTunes Radio, Pandora, etc.) or content stored locally on the device in your music library. Additional control functionality through the Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) ensures your radio’s play/pause, next song, last song and mute buttons all operate the portable device when the audio content is streaming over Bluetooth. It’s quite convenient and easy to use. Once you leave the vehicle, the audio content pauses until you resume listening on your portable device’s internal speaker or pair to another Bluetooth device such as a Bluetooth speaker in your home or office. We offer numerous displays to let you get familiar with A2DP streaming audio operation with your own device so that you have a firsthand experience. Contact Us Today Call us at 724-728-6003 and schedule a no-cost consultation to discuss your vehicle’s Bluetooth options. We have an expert staff with years of experience that can help make your connectivity to a Bluetooth solution an easy process that’ll ensure easy and safer driving. With such easy-to-use technology in your vehicle, we know you’ll spend more time focusing on the road instead of fumbling with your smartphone or tablet.