Overview: The Clarion NP400 Hide-Away Navigation system provides
turn-by-turn visual and voice assistance to direct you to selected destinations
(when used in conjunction with a compatible Clarion in-dash headunit). The
software quickly calculates step-by-stop directions to any destination available
on the included navigation map. The navigation software uses Global Positioning
System (GPS) satellites, and a digital roadway map database to calculate and
display travel directions. The system's GPS antenna receives signals from a
constellation of 24 satellites orbiting the earth and uses the strongest of
signals, to determine your position to within meters.
Note: The NP400 is not a stand-alone navigation unit and
requires a compatible Clarion multimedia headunit with monitor.
Headunit Compatibility: The Clarion NP400 Hide-Away Navigation system
is an add-on navigation system for the Clarion VZ400, VX400, VZ401, and VX401 in-dash
multimedia head units. The NP400 connects to the Clarion multimedia head units using a
single proprietary cabled (included).
OSD with Touch Panel Operation: The Clarion NP400 offers on-screen
display and touch panel operation via the Clarion VZ400/401 or VX400/401 LCD
touch-screen monitor. Smart touch panel controls enable you to access
information at the touch of a fingertip. Layouts are designed to enable
instantaneous display of desired information, while detailed information can
easily be called up with a light touch.
2D/3D Display Modes: The NP400 offers 2D and 3D map display modes.
Comprehensive digital elevation model data is used to draw height and depth
features for a realistic landscape at all levels of zoom. While driving, hills
and mountains are rendered in 3D to better represent your real world driving
environment. You can also choose a split screen mode of 2D and 3D.
Day/Night Settings: You can select one of three brightness
modes for the on-screen map:
- Daytime: Has a lighter, brighter background for easier
viewing during the day.
- Nighttime: Has a darker background, so it is easier to
see at night.
- Auto: The brightness of the display automatically
switches between daytime and nighttime at sunrise and sunset.
Visual and Audible Voice Guidance: The Clarion NP400 Hide-Away
Navigation Unit provides visual, on-screen route guidance using your Clarion
VZ400/401 or VX400/401 LCD monitor. The NP400 also provides audible voice commands and
turn-by-turn voice prompts with text-to-speech for street announcement in 3
different languages (English, French, and Spanish) over your car audio speakers.
SiRF GPS 20-Channel Receiver: The Clarion NP400 navigation system
utilizes a SiRF GPS module with 20-channel GPS receiver to assure fast
acquisition and accurate tracking of your vehicle's current location.
GPS Antenna: The Clarion NP400 includes an external GPS antenna with a
magnetic base designed to mount outside of your vehicle. The GPS antenna
features an attached 16' antenna cable which plugs into the SMB port of the
Note: The GPS antenna measures 1.5" wide x 0.6875" tall x 1.9375"
Vehicle Positioning: The navigation software's computer considers
vehicle speed and heading changes, together with longitude and latitude
information, to accurately determine vehicle heading and position on a digital
map. Signals from GPS satellites are used to determine the vehicle location.
Three (good) or four (best) satellites must be received to accurately determine
location. The GPS reception status is indicated by the GPS symbol on the map.
4GB Flash Memory: All navigation data is stored in the NP400's 4GB
internal flash memory. No disc drives or pickups are involved, so access to data
is instantaneous. Maps are therefore rendered faster and scrolling is smoother.
The absence of mechanical moving parts also provides higher resistance to shocks
and vibrations for increased ruggedness.
U.S. and Canada Map Coverage (by Tele Atlas): The NP400's internal
memory contains Tele Atlas map data for all 50 of the United States, including
Alaska and Hawaii; as well as Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Canada.
Note: The map database used by the navigation software was created
using high-resolution aerial and land based data collection. Car navigation
maps are frequently updated. While the database was judged to be as accurate
as possible at the time of its release, a map database an never be 100%
accurate. Road information that is maintained in the map databases, such as
turn restrictions or road names my change over time.
12 Million POIs Preloaded: The Clarion NP400 will guide you to your
desired destination by accessing its 12 million Points Of Interest (POI)
database. You can choose from National Parks, Gas Stations, Restaurants, etc as
your destination and the NP400 will create and display your route in precise
detail on your Clarion VZ400/401 or VX400/401 LCD monitor.
Destination Search: The Destination Entry Menu gives you
many different ways to choose your destination or insert a waypoint in your
current route. An on-screen keyboard appears to allow you to enter your
destination from one of the following categories:
- Home: You can store one home location to allow you to
calculate a route home from any current location.
- Office: You can store one work location to allow you to
calculate a route to work from any current location.
- Address/Intersection: You can input your destination
address by house number, street, and city. You can also enter one street
name, then choose from a list of cross streets.
- POI (Point-of Interest): Select a destination or
waypoint from a database of restaurants, gas stations, hotels, etc. A
Point-of Interest may be searched by category, city, or name. This unit
provides 12-million points-of-interests.
- Coordinates: You can route to a destination by directly
inputting latitude and longitude values.
- Favorites: You can select your route to a destination
by choosing one of your preset favorite places.
- Address Book: The address book is a convenient
place to store frequency visited destinations.
- My POI: My POI will allow you to create and save
your own personal points of interests.
- Trail Book: The trail book allows you to create
your own navigation routes.
- Trip Book: The trip book allows you to navigate
multiple destination trips.
- History: Previous destination entered into the unit's
built-in navigation software are automatically saved into its memory. This
is helpful when you want to return to a recent destination.
Route Priority: You can set the following conditions for
route calculation; shortest distance or shortest time. You can also choose to
use or avoid the following roadways - unpaved, permit needed, motor ways,
toll roads, ferries, border crossings, and carpool lanes.
Route Simulation: You can preview all the route information
and simulate travel along a projected route.
Automatic Route Recalculation: The unit will automatically
recalculate your route if you stray from the navigation unit's previously
Trip Computer: The unit's Trip Computer displays speed, trip, odometer
reading, and clock reading.
Map Updates: Navigation map updates can be imported into the system
through the USB type-A connector.
Note: Music and other files stored on a USB memory device cannot
be played back.