Product Overview: The Audiovox CNP2000UCA XMDirect² Protocol
Interface Adapter allows you to install XM Satellite Radio with select aftermarket
car stereos. It includes the XM Vehicle Tuner, a magnetic base XM antenna, the
Protocol Interface Adapter (PIA), and a USB programming cable. For most
installations you will need a separate XMDirect² connection cable for your
specific car stereo brand (see list below). In addition to the proper hardware,
you will need to subscribe to XM Satellite Radio in order to receive programming.
XM Satellite Radio: XM Satellite Radio programming offers over
170 digital radio channels including commercial free music channels, plus news,
sports, talk, comedy, and other entertainment programming from coast to coast.
XM also offers traffic and weather alerts for several major US cities (24 cities
as of 6/29/10), as well as live sports broadcasts from Major League Baseball, NHL,
the PGA tour, Indy car racing, and several major college conferences.
XMDirect² Connection Cable: XMDirect² connection cables are
available for XM-ready Alpine, Clarion, Eclipse, Jensen, JVC, Kenwood, Panasonic,
and Sony car stereos. For specific head unit model compatibility, see the connection
cable for your car stereo brand. The required cables for each brand are:
- Alpine: 220CNPALP1
- Clarion: 220CNPCLA1
- Eclipse: 220CNPECL1
- Jensen: 220CNPJEN1
- JVC: 220CNPJVC1
- Kenwood: 220CNPKEN1
- Panasonic: 220CNPPAN1
- Sony: 220CNPSON1
Installation Overview: The XM Vehicle Tuner plugs directly
into the Protocol Interface Adapter (PIA). The XMDirect² connection cable for
your aftermarket car stereo (sold separately) plugs between your XM-ready radio
and the PIA via a 34-pin connection. You must also mount the magnetic antenna on
the roof or trunk of your vehicle, and route the cable to the tuner (inside the
vehicle). Before installation, you must download the proper radio model protocol
to the PIA from the XMDirect² website (firmware will not be available for all
satellite ready radios, but if this unit is listed as an accessory for your radio,
it is compatible and the correct firmware is available on the audiovox.com/xmdirect/
website). This requires connecting your PC to the PIA via the supplied USB
Programming cable and accessing the Internet.
Note: You must have Windows XP, Windows
Vista (32 or 64 bit) or Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit) installed
on your PC for programming the PIA.
Dimensions: The XMDirect² components have the following
- Width: 3.71"
- Height: 0.70"
- Depth: 2.05"
- Magnetic Antenna:
- Width: 1.41"
- Length: 1.74"
- Height: 0.53"
- Cable Length: 22'
- Protocol Interface Adapter (PIA):
- Width: 2.78"
- Height: 0.85"
- Depth: 4.65"
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