Overview: The Alpine Removable Navigation Drive NVE-P1 is an add-on
navigation module designed to dock inside Alpine's IVA-W203 and IVA-W505 Mobile
Media Headunits. The unit is also compatible with many other Alpine Mobile Media
Headunits via an optional Alpine docking station, PMD-DOK2 (sold separately).
The Removable Navigation Drive, NVE-P1 provides an easy-to-use user interface
via touch-screen controls through the connected Alpine Mobile Media Headunit,
detailed maps, easy-to-understand spoken driving instructions, and automatic
Note: The NVE-P1 is not compatible
with the IVA-W205 and may damage the headunit if docked.
GPS: The Alpine Removable Navigation Drive features an
embedded 16 channel GPS receiver and an integrated GPS Antenna (for use with
optional Dock). The unit also
provides an external GPS antenna connection for an optional external GPS antenna
(PMD-ANT1). There is also a supplied external GPS antenna which connects to your
compatible Alpine Mobile Media Headunit (IVA-W203 or IVA-W505).
Note: Installation of the supplied external GPS antenna is
required when connecting the NVE-P1 to the Alpine IVA-W203 or IVA-W505.
CPU: The NVE-P1 is equipped with a Centrality Atlas III ARM9 CPU for
fast GPS calculation response times.
Map Software: The Alpine NVE-P1 features built-in memory with
pre-Loaded maps of the United States and Canada, plus 1.3 Million Points of
Map Orientation: The NVE-P1 provides three Map Orientations to choose
from which can be displayed on your connected Alpine Mobile Media Headunit. You
can choose from North Up, Heading Up or 3D View.
- North Up: north is always at the top of the display; this makes
it easy to determine your current heading with respect to the map
- Heading Up: the current direction is always pointing to the top
of the display; this makes it easy to see the direction of the next turn on
- 3D View: offers you a more realistic perspective by tilting the
map and displaying it with a horizon line; streets are displayed as you
approach them instead of from a birds-eye view.
Map Display: The Alpine Removable Navigation Drive provides three Map
Displays to choose from. You can choose from Map Mode, Arrow Mode, or Split
- Map Mode: shows a full-screen map of the area while providing
turn-by-turn guidance prompts
- Arrow Mode: displays three successive arrow maneuvers all the way
to your destination while providing turn-by-turn guidance prompts
- Split Arrow/Map Mode: displays a large arrow and larger
next-street-name font along side a ma screen while providing turn-by-turn
Map Color: The NVE-P1 offers the following color settings for the Map
screen. You can choose from Day, Night or Auto.
- Day: bright tone screen
- Night: dark tone screen
- Auto: automatically switches between Day and Night modes
depending upon ambience brightness
Setting A Destination: The Alpine NVE-P1 offers various ways to select
- Browse Map: allows you to select a destination by touch a point
on the screen
- Home: you can save your home address so you can quickly navigate
to your house from anywhere
- Address: allows you to enter in a street and city name as your
destination; if there are unique match the system will automatically display
a short list of city names; you can avoid typing the city name by select
Recent Cities which provides a list of recently entered city names
- Address Book: you can save up to 500 addresses in the unit's
address book to quickly navigate to later
- Places (POI): select from approximately 1.3 Million
Point-of-Interest (POI) locations stored inside your Removable Navigation
Drive, NVE-P1; destinations are sorted by POI Name or by POI Category and
are listed in order of distance from your current location
- Recent: provides you with the most recent past destinations to
- Coordinates: allows you to enter Latitude and Longitude
coordinates as your destination
- Intersection: allows you to enter two street names from a single
city and finds their intersection as your destination
Voice Guidance: The Alpine NVE-P1 provides turn-by-turn instructions
to your destination. You can vary the volume of the voice prompts with respect
to your music.
Alternate Route Calculations: You can choose for the unit to calculate
a route based on Quickest Route with Maximize/Minimize Highway, Shortest Route,
and with/without Ferry and/or Toll Road.
Finding Local Places: The navigation unit can display Points of
Interest (POI) around the cursor position, when you scroll the map. As with POI
categories, with the local places search you can choose from 37 categories
including ATMS, Banks, Gas Stations, Grocery Stores, Hotels, Parking Lots,
Restaurants and more.
Waypoints: You can set up to 10 waypoints between your current
location and your destination. The final destination must be set before entering
Maneuver List: You can view a list of street names and upcoming turns
and streets calculated by the NVE-P1 for your destination.
Trail: The Trail feature allows you to turn on and off trail dots that
appear wherever the vehicle icon travels. This is especially helpful for
Trip Information: The Trip Information page provides the following
travel information - Average driving speed since last trip, Average overall
speed for current trip, Maximum speed, Driving time, Idle (stopped) time, Total
GPS Status: This feature allows you to view GPS satellite signal
information. You can view the dynamic location information received from
satellite such as signal strength, compass (direction information),
latitude/longitude, approximate altitude, and speed.
Simulation Navigation: You can watch a demonstration of the navigation
system's voice and screen guidance after you have set your destination.
Background Color: You can select from 4 background colors (blue,
green, purple and black) for all menu screens.
Display Adjustment: The Display Adjustment feature is active
only when NVE-P1 is docked into the IVA-W203 or IVA-W505, or connected to the
docking station, PMD-DOK2. It will allow you to make minor alignment adjustments
(up/down/left/right) to the display of the docked image.
System Information: You can check software application, database
version, and other information in this screen.
Software and Map Updates: Using your home PC and the
supplied USB cable, the NVE-P1 can be updated with the latest mapping and Point
of Interest information. For additional information on updating software, please
visit Alpine's website or contact Alpine customer service at
Optional Remote Control: The optional Alpine RUE-4140 IR wireless
remote control is a combination navigation and audio remote control that allows
you to control most of the navigation features wirelessly from your connected
Alpine Multimedia Headunit.
Bluetooth Enabled: Most Bluetooth enabled mobile phones can be
synchronized to interface with the Alpine NVE-P1. Once you have paired and
synchronized your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone with the NVE-P1 you can place
and receive calls in addition to many other convenient functions. Your phone
conversation can then be carried on from your car stereo's speakers and the
supplied external microphone. Some Bluetooth enabled phones may not be
compatible and some features may not be available even after synchronizing and
Note: It may take a few minutes for information to transfer from
your phone to NVE-P1. You can continue to use NVE-P1 during an active call.
Receiving Calls: When your mobile phone is actively paired with
NVE-P1, a pop-up window on your Alpine Multimedia Headunit's screen will appear
when you have an incoming call. The caller ID number will be displayed when
available. Touch "Answer" to accept the call or "Ignore" to reject the call.
Auto Answer: This allows NVE-P1 to automatically answer all incoming
calls for you after the first ring.
Call History: You can quickly make calls from the unit's Call History
of Dialed, Missed or Received phone calls.
Call Option Menu: During an active call touch the green phone icon to
access the Call Option Menu. This menu displays the Caller ID Name, Phone
Number, and Call Duration. The following options are also available from this
- Mute: allows you to temporarily mute the microphone so you can
still hear the caller, but the caller cannot hear you
- Transfer Call: transfer the call from NVE-P1 to your mobile phone
for greater flexibility
- End Call: ends the current phone call
Auto Connect: Turning Auto Connect on will allow the last connected
phone to automatically connect with NVE-P1 whenever they are in range and both
have Bluetooth turned on.