Overview: The ClarionMiND is a mobile terminal that is
equipped with various navigation functions and entertainment functions that are
capable of accessing and using the Internet. The ClarionMiND is a Navigation
plus Internet-Based Entertainment device that provides GPS navigation, and with
Wi-Fi or Bluetooth-enabled cell phone, the Internet can be accessed via a full browser
anytime and anywhere. It can connect to a network via Wi-Fi or a supported
Bluetooth terminal for simple Internet access. The ClarionMiND is a
multifunctional mobile terminal you can enjoy using both inside and outside your
vehicle. The ClarionMiND intuitive interface allows you to navigate the
real-world and the unlimited possibilities of the Internet at the touch of your
Intel Atom Processor: The ClarionMiND is powered by Intel's smallest
processor - the Intel Atom 800MHz Processor - which packs an amazing 47 million
transistors. Despite its small size, it is powerful enough to deliver a full
range of Navigation and Internet services and many useful applications.
4GB Flash Memory: The unit's navigation and internet
applications are stored on the ClarionMiND using its built-in 4GB SD flash memory.
Additional software and map updates can be downloaded to the unit using its
wireless internet connection and USB port.
4.8" WVGA LCD Touchscreen: The ClarionMiND offers ease
of operation along with a highly
visible 4.8" WVGA (800 x 480) LCD touchscreen display. The LCD touchscreen
display offers a contrast ratio of 800:1 and a vertical/horizontal viewing angle
of 160-degrees. This intuitive, simple user interface can be operated while
driving simply by tapping and dragging on the screen. Using the supplied stylus
pen or your finger to tap or drag objects displayed on the screen makes
operation simple. The unit's LCD touch screen also features Day and Night modes
as well as offers adjustable brightness levels. The LCD can be set to turn off
automatically after 1 to 60 minutes when idle.
HMI (Human Machine Interface): The ClarionMiND provides an intuitive
HMI (Human Machine Interface). The graphics for the button size and layout, map
design and menus are designed to provide excellent visibility to allow safe
operation of the unit's touch screen.
Car Mode/Mobile Mode: ClarionMiND comes with a Car Mode for use in the
supplied Standard Cradle or optional Car Dock (NK1U, sold separately), and a
Mobile Mode that is used when you are carrying the ClarionMiND with you. These
two modes give you maximum utilization of navigation in a variety of situations.
All of the unit's applications can be used without restriction when in the
Mobile Mode, but when driving (Car Mode), use of certain applications are
restricted for your safety.
- Car Mode: The special Car Mode interface makes navigating with
ClarionMiND while driving safe and easy. The special Car Mode interface was
designed for safety and comfort. Installing the standard cradle (included)
and Car Dock (sold separately) allows the navigation to start up
automatically and switch to a screen that restricts certain functions for
increased safety while the vehicle is moving. Supported applications are
MySpace, News, Weather, Contacts, RealPlayer, Map, Control Panel,
and Portal Sync only. When in the stand cradle, movies cannot be played with
RealPlayer. Also, use of any functions related to e-mail and the browser is
- Mobile Mode: The Mobile Mode is for use when using the unit
outside of the vehicle. All applications are supported in Mobile Mode. The
icon layout can be switched between Slide View and Carousel View, and the
icon arrangement order and categories can be changed as well. Enjoy faster
access by grouping and displaying the icons of functions used most often.
Software Keyboard: The on-screen software keyboard provides smooth
alphanumerical input. You can select the fields for mail or keyboard search and
a soft keyboard will appear on the display. Large and easy to use, the keyboard
allows you to input navigation destinations and search words.
Calculator: The ClarionMiND is equipped with a calculator that
displays up to 12 digits.
Quick Information Keys: The unit's on-screen Quick Information Keys
allow you to check information on the home screen without starting up
operations. A Quick Information Area is displayed in miniature at the bottom of
the home screen. By tapping the four key icons at the edges of the area-News
key, Weather key, MySpace key, and Portal Sync key-you can display information
from each in real time on the home screen. This "quick function" lets you to
check with a simple operation the latest information for weather, news, or any
other topic at any time.
Built-In Speaker And Headphone Output: The ClarionMiND features a
built-in speaker as well as a 3.5mm headphone to listen to audio from the mobile
internet navigation device.
USB Port: The ClarionMiND features a USB port (USB type-A) for
playback of audio and video files from your USB mass storage device, as well as
downloading map and software updates. Note: The mini-USB port
located below the Type-A USB does not function, and will be used for future expansion.
Multi-Language Compatible: The ClarionMiND can be set for three
languages: American English, Mexican Spanish, and Canadian French.
Password Protection: Use the Password Protection setting to specify
whether or not input of a password is required when starting up the unit.
Application Manager: You can use Application Manager to update, add,
and delete applications. Applications can be updated and added from Clarion's
portal site (my.clarion.com).
Car Mount: The ClarionMiND comes supplied with a suction-cup car mount
which allows you to the mount the unit on your front windshield. The car mount
allows the ClarionMiND to rotate up/down and swivel left to right. The unit also
comes supplied with a self-adhesive disc for mounting the unit on your dash or
Power Requirements: The ClarionMiND comes supplied with a rechargeable
Lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and Car adapter for operation. The included AC
adapter and Car adapter can be used to recharge the supplied Lithium-ion
battery. The Lithium-ion battery takes up to 2.5 hours to full charge and lasts
up to 1.5 hours when in use and 24 hours in Sleep mode. You can set the unit to
turn off automatically after 1 to 60 minutes when idle.
GPS System: The unit has a built-in GPS antenna, which means it can be
used as a portable navigation unit. It can be used for navigation while walking,
driving, or any other means of transportation. The system uses a 32ch GPS receiver and a high-accuracy
internal GPS antenna to specify the present location and accurately navigate you
to your destination. The unit also features an external GPS antenna port.
US and Canada NAVTEQ Maps: ClarionMiND is a navigation system with
built-in NAVTEQ maps of the US and Canada to help guide you
accurately to your destination. The ClarionMiND uses 2D (heading or North up) and 3D
(heading up) map views. The
map scale can be freely changed from 10 yds to 400mi to allow you to quickly
find the destination. You can select 10yds, 25yds, 50yds, 100yds, 200yds,
400yds, 750yds, 0.75mi, 1.0mi, 2.5mi, 5.0mi, 10mi, 25mi, 50mi, 100mi, 200mi, and
400mi. The zooming movement is smooth and you can return to the standard 300yds
display with one touch.
Destination Search: The ClarionMiND is equipped with a powerful and
adaptable search function that enables you to search for a destination based on
city, street, longitude, latitude, and type, as well as use POI in Google Maps.
Google Maps: The Google Maps you are comfortable with for destination
searches and the ClarionMiND navigation system are linked using the Google Maps
function. This not only provides an efficient process for setting a pinpoint
destination search, it also allows use of the navigation using a POI search,
which expands the range of peripheral and related information. In addition to
address search, such as city, street and coordinates, and genre search, such as
facility category, you can make destination searches more effective by linking
with Google Maps to easily set a large number of points of interest (POI). These
different searches can be used not only when driving but also for navigation
when walking or riding a bicycle or motorcycle.
Routing: When setting the route using the ClarionMiND, you can set
conditions such as route calculation type and vehicle, congested traffic and
road settings. In addition, you can also use flexible route settings depending
on the circumstances, such as setting detours while driving and simulating other
- Routing Options: Type of vehicle (Car, Pedestrian, Bicycle,
Motorcycle), Route type (short, fast, economical), Use or Avoid (Ferries,
Highways, Toll Roads)
- Cross Border Routing: Routes that cross national borders (US and
Canada) are displayed without being cut off at the border. This allows you
to take trips without having to take the trouble to reset the settings.
- House Number Routing: If you use a house number to specify the
destination, a detailed map showing the area immediately around the
destination is displayed and door-to-door route navigation becomes possible.
- Optimize, Edit, and Save Set Routes: The set route can be edited
and saved. In addition, Optimize Route can be used to plot a shorter and
more efficient route than the current set route.
- Avoid Route: You can manually block certain segments on the
upcoming route from your current location, and have the system produce a
substitute detour route that avoids the blocked segments.
Route Information: Route information shows important information about
the currently set route, and also can be used to perform a route simulation and
to perform calculation to a different route.
Directions: Starting route navigation (either a new destination or a
save route) enables the use of directions, which let you know which roads to use
to arrive at the destination. As with distance, all route information is
displayed in a list on the Directions screen. This provides a preview of the
Visual and Audio Guidance: Audio and visual route guides, route
simulation, optimization and other features are support features of the
ClarionMiND that help you arrive at your destination smoothly and safely.
- Voice Guidance and Text to Speech: The ClarionMiND utilizes
Text-to-Speech guidance using its built-in speaker to help you navigate you
on your way while keeping your eyes on the road. You can choose from
English, Spanish, or French.
- Automatic Zoom: Immediately before an intersection, the display
automatically changes to an easy-to-view detailed scale.
- Visual Lane Guidance: A guidance arrow points in the direction of
travel and guides you through lane changes. In addition, a variety of travel
visuals are provided to let you use the display that is easiest to view
depending on the circumstances.
- Speed Limit Guide Setting: The route speed limit is displayed on
the map. The navigation system sounds an alarm only when speed limit for the
selected portions is exceeded.
- Navigation Simulation: You can conduct simulation driving to
check the set route and how much time will be required. A simulated run
displays guidance on the map screen, and simulations of all driving
operations are performed. Route guidance is
conducted in real time based on the speed limits intrinsic to the map areas.
Driving operations are provided visually on the screen, as instructed by
navigation voice guidance. Route optimization allows you to make adjustments to make the route guidance
for the currently set route more efficient.
- Save Routes: You can save frequently used routes so you can
recall them quickly.
Go To Screen: You can use this screen while route guidance or route
planning is being performed to display a route overview and the destination
area, or to display your current location or route planning start point.
- Overview: Displays an overview of the calculated route from the
current location or the start point. If there are multiple destinations,
each one is assigned a number. The route between the current location or
start point and the destination is displayed in purple.
- Current Location: This function finds the corresponding road in the
vicinity map from the direction the vehicle is traveling and other information
using the high-performance current location correction function (map matching)
and then recommends the correct current location.
- Starting Point: Displays the route setting start point.
- Destination Area: This displays a map of the area around the
Turn Icon Screen: The turn icons shows the current or next driving
operation in real time. The following information is provided.
- The current bearing is indicated by an arrow icon. The icon display
changes automatically when the next driving operation is approached.
- The status bar to the left of the arrow icon indicates the distance
until the next driving operation. The status bar changes as the driving
operation is approached.
- The road you are traveling on is shown at the top of the screen.
GPS Plot Tracking: The current route is recorded from the moment that
your route begins when activated. The record is cleared when Trip info screen
information is reset and when this setting is changed to deactivated.
Compass Screen: The current location is displayed as a compass
readout, with the bearing, latitude, and longitude updated in real time in
accordance with received GPS signals. GPS reception quality is converted to a
value and displayed in the HDOP field. The number of satellites whose signals
are currently being received is shown under the satellite symbol. The
information bar at the bottom of the Compass screen shows the road you are
traveling on and other information.
Trip Information Screen: This screen shows the maximum speed, average
speed, travel distance, and driving time. Tapping the [Reset] key when route
guidance starts will reset trip information to zero and restart it. Trip
information values are reset automatically when there is no valid GPS
information acquired within two hours.
Optional Real-Time Traffic Info (RDS-TMC): If you place the ClarionMiND in
the optional Car Dock (NK1U, sold separately) and use navigation in the Car Mode, you will have
access to helpful traffic information. Avoidance settings and guidance will be
reflected in the route calculation and route display in accordance with traffic
conditions. Traffic information is provided in real time and can be set to
automatically update the navigation settings. The Car Dock comes with a lifetime
subscription to RDS-TMC.
Internet Connection: You can connect the ClarionMiND to the Internet
via WiFi (wireless LAN access point) or via dialup connection using a
Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone with an Internet subscription.
- WiFi (Wireless LAN Access Point): A wireless LAN access point
connection (IEEE 802.11 b/g) to a network is required for the unit to access
the Internet and to use e-mail. Network connection settings need to be made
only once, the first time you connect. You can assign a name to the
currently connected access point and save it. The next time you want to use
the access point to connect to a network, simply select it on the profile
- Bluetooth-Enabled Cell Phone: When you are in an area where Wi-Fi
connection is not possible, you can use a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone with
an Internet communication plan enabled to establish a dialup connection. In
order to establish a dialup connection, you must pair the unit with the
Bluetooth-enabled cell phone. Note: The ClarionMiND does not perform
Bluetooth hands-free calling or audio playback.
Web Browser: The YouTube application lets you view the YouTube video
sharing site on the Internet. Submitted videos are listed by category, and can
be selected for viewing. The Browser application makes it possible for you to
browse websites on the Internet. ClarionMiND has a full, highly functional browser that
features ease of operation for mobile use. Using the Firefox-based web browser,
you can navigate the Web the same way you do on your PC. Find where you want to
go, such as restaurants, concert venues and shops by checking the information on
the Internet. Inputting the search string into the key word input bar lets you
search using Google or other search engines without having to directly access
the site. The unit's web browser is compatible with Flash Player 9.
YouTube: ClarionMiND is equipped with a unique browser specialized for
using YouTube in a mobile environment. The YouTube icon on the Home Screen gives
you one-touch access to one of the world's most popular websites (you do not
need to activate the browser). Now you can enjoy videos wherever you are. A
video list is displayed when YouTube is opened. Use the keys at the bottom of
the screen to switch to the latest video list to find a video you like. The easy
to view and operate YouTube viewer displays thumbnails so you can use buttons
like Featured, Most Viewed, Related and Most Discussed videos, to quickly view
the videos you want to see. The ClarionMiND YouTube browser features a unique
function called Auto Playback. This function continuously plays related videos
automatically. This gives you a new way to enjoy YouTube by watching a series of
videos in a genre you like.
Note: Video cannot be submitted from this unit, only
transferred to the unit.
MySpace: With the MySpace application, you can display information
from the MySpace Internet social network service (SNS). ClarionMiND features a unique
MySpace browsing function that
is convenient to use when you are driving or walking. ClarionMiND has
convenient, built-in functions that allow use of the primary MySpace functions
without activating the normal browser, including rapid access to the quick
information area with the latest information.
- MyScreen: The following information can be viewed on MyScreen
- Portraits: photos of members and their on-line status.
- Current Alert Area: Displays a message when mail arrives from
a friend or a blog is updated.
- Bulletin List: Tapping this displays details of bulletin
- Friend List: In addition to confirming the on-line status of
friends, users can access the latest blog posts and photos from all of their
- Mail: This lets you send and receive messages with friends, with
a list of mail messages and details about each one.
- Photos: You can view and use details of the Photo Album. You can choose
Large View or Slide Show for the photo display, and attach comments to the
photos that you view from the friend screen.
- Notification Message Bar: When there are notifications to MySpace,
including new messages, friend requests, blog comments and picture comments,
messages are automatically displayed with a sound effect in the notification
bar in the upper part of the screen, even when another application is
Note: The browser is used when using the complete MySpace functions.
Membership registration is required to use MySpace.
Weather Channel: The weather data is provided by The Weather
Channel Interactive, Inc. by accessing The Weather Channel Interactive, Inc.
website to obtain and display the weather information for the specified
location. Activating the weather application will display meteorological
information for 5 days. This is convenient for checking the weather both where
you live and where you're planning to go on a drive. Meteorological data is
provided by The Weather Channel and updated hourly. One day's weather
information for a designated area is displayed in the Quick Information Area of
the home screen. The Weather information function offers the following features:
- Current Weather: Displays the current weather information for
registered locations to make a quick check of weather conditions. This
screen displays Current date, time and day; Location name (city); Current
weather; Current Temperature; Forecast temperature high and low; and Weather
information data acquisition date and time.
- 5 Day Forecast: You can check the weather information for 5 days
by opening the Weather application. You can switch between registered cities
to view their corresponding weather information or update the displayed
content with the latest information.
- Registered Cities: You can register up to 4 cities. You can also
select cities from a list of cities that have been registered in the past.
News Channel: The latest news is shown in the Quick Information Area
of the home screen and updated every 60 minutes. In the NEWS, 10 categories for
both BBC and CNN Website are preset, and you can receive the information which
you like by setting 5 favorite categories beforehand.
- CNN News Categories: Top Stories / World / U.S. / World Business
/ Entertainment / Technology / Science & Space / World Sport / Travel
- BBC New Categories: News Front Page / UK / Business /
Entertainment / Technology / Health / Sports / Radio / World / Science /
Email: The E-mail application can be used to send and receive e-mail.
The ClarionMiND comes with e-mail software compatible with all the major mail
protocols, including POP3 and SMTP. Input is easy using the unit's on-screen
keyboard. You can register multiple e-mail accounts, enabling you to send and
receive emails separately as required for personal or business use.
Note: The first time you start up the E-mail application, you will
need to set up an e-mail account. You can set up multiple e-mail accounts as
Contacts: The Contacts application provides you with an address book.
Contact information can be used in the Navigation and E-mail applications.
Registering your address, phone number, and e-mail address in your address book
enables you to smoothly link functions by activating Navigation from the
Contacts screen, inputting the settings for your destination, and sending
RealPlayer: The RealPlayer application can be used to play music and
movies, and to view photographs. It can playback data stored in unit memory, in
USB memory, or on a microSD card. The ClarionMiND comes with its own built-in
RealPlayer browser that allows you to access your favorite music, movies and
photos any time at all when you are walking around. Insert it in the Car Dock
(sold separately) and audio will be output from your car speakers to provide
background music for your drive. The unit's built-in RealPlayer software is
compatible with Micro SD card and USB memory sticks. The ClarionMiND supports
the following file formats - mp3, mp4, mpg, mpeg, rm, ra, rv, rmvb, aac, ac3,
ogg, wav, wma, wmv, 3gp, jpg, jpeg, png, gif, bmp. The ClarionMiND offers the
following playback features of these files:
- Audio: The unit offers category lists like Now Playing, Artist
and Album to bring up the playback screen and display artist names and album
and song titles. The playback screen shows the artist name, album name, and
track name. The progress bar moves from left to right in accordance with the
track play time. You can drag the progress bar to any position and continue
playback from there. You can select random or repeat for playback, or even
use other applications while playing music.
- Photo: You can select the still image folders you want to view
and they will randomly display the photos in that folder. With random
display, you can drag photos to change their location and switch to a row
display. You can also rotate images 90-degrees to left up to 270-degrees.
- Movie: You can play movies by selecting one of the playback files
from the list of video files on your inserted micro SD card or USB memory
stick. The progress bar moves from left to right in accordance with the
movie play time. You can drag the progress bar to any position and continue
playback from there.
File Manager: File Manager also lets you classify and manage music,
video and photo data. The registered data can be displayed in the folder list.
ClarionMiND provides file management, allowing you to search for, move, copy,
delete, or change the names of files in the directory file within the
ClarionMiND folder. In addition to ClarionMiND file management, connecting to a
USB / micro SD device automatically activates File Manager, which makes it
possible to manage files saved to USB / micro SD devices, such as USB memory
cards and micro SD cards. Use this to manage documents and PDF files, as well as
music, videos and photos that can be reproduced using RealPlayer.
PDF Reader/Viewer: The ClarionMiND offers PDF file viewing capability.
You can use the PDF Reader application to browse PDF files. PDF files can be
opened in the File Manager or the Browser. You can use touch operation to change
the display location by dragging it across the screen. Long-pressing the screen
gives you the full-screen display.
Note Pad: You can create simple documents using Note Pad. In addition
to creating and editing sentences, you can use the text editor for search and
replace, selecting fonts, and setting the Word Wrap and Auto Indent functions.
Portal Sync: You can continually upgrade and extend the ClarionMiND
capabilities. You can use a wireless Internet connection to go to the Clarion
portal site, MyClarion (my.clarion.com).
The Clarion portal site is periodically updated with information required for
using this unit and with other helpful information. In addition to accessing
useful information, the Clarion portal site all provides you with the following
- Content download
- Online store
- Support (Q&A)
- User manual downloads
- Additional application downloads
Note: Unit must be in Mobile Mode to register unit. After
purchasing this unit, be sure to first visit the portal site and register as