Dension News | iPod adapter | iPhone in car
Dension is pleased to announce the results of our tests with the 'Lightning to 30 pin adapter'. We have made thorough tests on our current and outdated product portfolio as well to get comprehensive outcome.
The iPhone 5, the 5th generation of iPod Touch, the 7th generation of iPod nano and the iPad Mini work with the newest generation connector, the 'Lightning Connector' which features an adaptive interface that uses only the signals that each accessory requires, and it’s reversible so you can instantly connect to your accessories.
With the new connector Apple also introduced the 'Lightning to 30-pin Adapter' which enables 3rd party accessories with the 30-pin connector to be connected to the Apple devices bearing the 'Lightning Connector'.
Summarizing the above we are confident that the Dension Gateway product range is fully compatible with the new iPhone and iPod products through the 'Lightning to 30 pin adapter' (sold separately – not available for purchase from Dension).
To provide charging for the above devices the Orange Connector Dension Dock Cable (IPO5DC9) is needed and a Power Booster (IPB1DIN or IPB2DIN or IPB8DIN) might also be needed in certain cases.
At Dension we have developed a new software solution that revolutionizes the way our products handle iPod playback. The Gateway 500S BT and Gateway Pro BT are enabling connection with the original Lightning cable through the USB port.
The solution is available also for those customers who already have a Gateway 500S BT or a Gateway Pro BT, but a firmware update (version 0045) is needed in order to get the USB support for the iPhone 5.
With the new interface Apple has made the announcement of a 'Lightning to 30-pin Adapter' which enables the accessories and devices with the 30-pin connector to be connected to the Apple devices bearing the 'Lightning Connector'. According to the statement made by Apple:
This adapter lets you connect devices with a Lightning connector to many of your 30-pin accessories.* Support for analog audio output, USB audio, as well as syncing and charging. Video output not supported.
*Some 30-pin accessories are not supported.
At Dension we are working hard to make our devices compatible with the newest iPhones and iPods and according to the first technical details and specifications we received we can say that most of our Gateway products will work flawlessly with the 'Lightning to 30-pin Adapter' and we are already working on Gateway iPhone/iPod cables sporting the 'Lightning Connector'. We are also in the development phase of a new Car Dock for iPhone 5 to support the new connector and the increased vertical size of the new device.
Please stay tuned to receive an official update on the ‘Lightning Connector’ in a few weeks (after the market launch of the iPhone 5).
Gateway 500 is the most successful and well-known Dension product by far which has always been the flagship product in our portfolio. Gateway 500 is "THE" product in the history of Dension. Dension has put a lot of work and energy into creating a new product that could continue and surpass the reputation of the Gateway 500.
And now the long awaited, brand new Gateway 500S BT product line is here!
Since the 500S BT features a handsfree kit there is no need to buy an additional BT accessory (BTA1500) for Gateway 500 anymore because the Bluetooth is integrated to the main board. It also has an improved Bluetooth chip with a more comprehensive phone compatibility and a better sound quality.
Our new device comes with an all-in-one set, so you have full iPod/iPhone control; you can playback music from a USB source and make handsfree calls or stream music via Bluetooth connection. Since we increased the charging support up to 1A, no Power Booster is needed when charging an iPhone 4S/4. All song information can be displayed on the vehicle screen(s). If such connection capabilities were not enough you can still utilize the 3,5 mm Aux-in. All controls and the browsing is made via the original controls of the car audio system (including steering wheel controls – if available), so no changes are made to your car interior.
The Gateway 500S BT is available in two versions:
GW52MO1: Gateway 500S BT Single FOT with BT
Dension is pleased to announce that its car dock for smartphone is to be released by the end of April. Not only does this mean a multipurpose cradle for your smartphone, but the brand new HPST Dension technology will surprise you with the advanced sound quality of our High Precision Sound Transmitter.
Car dock for smartphone
Dension’s NEW Car Dock for Smartphone is a multipurpose cradle and sound transmitter with a generic design to fit most smartphones, allowing you to enjoy your music in your car. Connecting your smartphone to the cradle via Bluetooth also provides the possibility to make handsfree calls and to charge your phone while you are on the road.
Aux or FM – connect it your way
Car dock for smartphone is able to communicate via it’s built in Bluetooth with your original car audio system two ways; either using the 3.5 mm Aux cable or the new HPST FM modulator which are both built into our device.
The built-in microphone for hands free calling and the adjustable length of the phone charger will make your life so much easier; when it comes to on-road communication, that you will start to wonder how you have been able to live without it!
Dension WiRC is a groundbreaking gadget to replace the existing standard model radio receiver. It is something really special as - unlike other systems – Dension WiRC is multi-purpose: it is not designed for a sole vehicle but is a receiver combined with an app compatible with standard RC model receivers.
So now you can drive a car with your phone in the hands!
In 2011 WiRC came out with an iPhone app so you could drive your vehicle using the virtual joysticks or the gyros of the iPhone while watching the live video feed on the screen.
Now Dension is introducing the WiRC app for Androids too to turn your Android phone into an RC vehicle controller! This app is a free complementary software to the WiRC hardware allowing the user to watch and record the live video stream from the camera (included in the WiRC kit) installed while driving its RC model. All characteristics of the app are customisable, such as end-point adjustment, channel exposition, channel mix etc. Joystick control can be used as well as the gyros to drive the model depending on the rerquests.
To complete its WiRC portfolio in September 2011 Dension launched two fully equipped models too: a Zengő-Dension Team race car with WiRC control and an off-road car you can drive in the garden or even indoors called SmartRacer.
The Dension stand features its car dock solutions one of which is the well-known Car Dock for iPhone with its unique App while they are also displaying their new smartphone car dock. This new car dock is compatible with most of the current smart phones allowing Bluetooth handsfree, charging, and music playback emplified by original car stereo. Since the Car Dock is so popular NNG (the developer of iGo) agreed with Dension to have their iGo Primo Car Dock (made by Dension) also advertised here.
Dension does not forget that mobile devices became more than a communication interface and serve today in the very versatile areas of life. Therefore Dension WiRC appears on the Dension stand as well. WiRC not only allows RC model control (car, truck, boat, etc.) with an iPhone but makes it possible to control any remote controllable electronic device.
For those who do not want to hassle with building special equipments in a model vehicle but would like to have the fun of it then Dension SmartRacer is just the solution for them with its built-in camera to see the driver-view on the phone screen.
So all visitors are welcome at Dension stand in Barcelona.
SmartRacer by Dension
Drive the SmartRacer RC car with your iPhone. Use the touch screen or tilt the phone to control this off-road truck. You don't need a handsfree kit while driving this car!
Download the free Dension WiRC app from the Appstore, and let the fun begin!
The Dension SmartRacer is more than just a simple gag. The built-in WiFi RC receiver called Dension WiRC system is a real multi-talent which combined with the free app can control the car, ensures the live video feed and monitors the battery voltage of the model. It even allows you to choose between touch screen or gyro controls!
For advanced users there is even more: in Advanced mode you can customize all the controls, save different settings and use all the 8 PPM channels to add extras to the car.
The independent suspension of the SmartRacer short course truck with oil-filled shock absorbers and four wheel drive makes the car capable of driving on uneven terrains.
The Ready-to-run car comes with battery and charger - all you need is an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and to download the free app by clicking here.
A Gateway to Benefits - The new generation of Gateway Lite
Until now you were able to watch video in your F series BMW only on a condition when the vehicle was not moving. At Dension we know the needs of the passengers very well therefore we bring customized solutions for them.
Playing video contents in the car might ensure a peaceful and safe driving by entertaining the passengers, especially when there are children traveling with you.
The Dension in-car video solution range has now been expanded with a new, exclusive product called Video in Motion enabler tool. This is a BMW specific solution allowing the owners to play video contents while driving through the original car radio.
After installing this smart utility tool in the MOST optical ring of the car it starts fuctioning immediately without any further activation process.