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Overview: Using the Alpine KCE-400BT and KWE-460E enables
your Bluetooth compatible cell phone to sync up with select 2008 Alpine Bluetooth
ready head-unit. You get full on-screen control and full hands-free functionality
from your Bluetooth compatible cell phone. The package includes a microphone and
the other party's voice is played through your car stereo speakers.
Bluetooth Technology: Bluetooth is a wireless technology
allowing communication between a mobile device over short distances. This enables
a hands-free call or data transmission between Bluetooth compatible devices.
Bluetooth transmission is available in the unlicensed 2.4GHz spectrum if the
distance between devices is within 33 feet (10 meters).
Bluetooth Compatibility: The KCE-400BT supports Bluetooth
version 2.0 and the following Bluetooth Profiles:
- HFP: Hands Free Profile
- HSP: Head Set Profile
- A2DP: Advanced Audio Distribution
- AVRCP: Audio/Video Remote Control
Compatibility: The KCE-400BT/KWE-460E combination is compatible
with the following 2008 Alpine Bluetooth-ready headunits:
- CDE Series: 9872, 9874,
- CDA Series: 9886, 9887
- iDA-X: Series: 001, 100,
- IVA-W Series: 202, 203,
205, 502, 505
- IVA-D Series: 105, 106
Note: This package does not allow you to update the KCE-400BT.
Phone Compatibility: The Alpine KCE-400BT is powered by Parrot
for expanded compatibility for many Bluetooth enabled cell phones. The KCE-400BT
supports select Apple, AU, BenQ-Siemens, Blackberry, and Casio Bluetooth enabled
cell phones. New software can be downloaded and installed via Bluetooth connection
to your laptop to support future cell phone models.
Note: Not all Bluetooth-capable
phones will be compatible.
Pairing: The KCE-400BT can be paired to up to five Bluetooth
enabled mobile devices (only one device can be used at a time).
Bluetooth Phone Operation: The KCE-400BT features full phone
book access, call history, voice tag dialing and auto answer with compatible
phones. You can make a phone call from a contact listed in your phone book using
any 2009 Alpine Bluetooth ready head-unit's user interface. You can even use
direct 12-key dialing from 2009 Alpine Bluetooth ready multimedia head-unit's
with touch screen controls:
- Placing Calls: the KCE-400BT provides
a variety of functions for placing a phone call without
touching your mobile phone:
- Redial: press the phone
button within 5 seconds of ending a call
- Call History: the 10
previously dialed, received or missed numbers
can be retrieved and dialed from memory
- Phonebook: up to 1,000
entries can be downloaded from your phone
- Voice Dialing: if you
have a voice-dial capable phone, you can dial
a phone contact just by speaking the name of
- Direct Dial: direct 12-key
dialing from a 2009 Alpine Bluetooth ready
multimedia head-unit's touch screen
- Receiving Calls: the KCE-400BT provides
a couple ways to answer your phone calls without picking up
your mobile phone; incoming call are announced by the received
call ring tone through your vehicle's speakers and a displayed
message (Caller name/Phone No.) across your Alpine headunit's
- Manual Answer: manually
answer an incoming call by pressing the Phone
button on your Alpine headunit
- Automatic Answer: set
your Alpine headunit to answer the incoming
call automatically; when a call is received,
it is answered automatically after about 5
Note: Display of Phonebook, Received
Calls, Missed Calls and Dialed Calls varies from phone to
phone and by your service provider.
Microphone: The supplied microphone allows you to speak to
the other party on the telephone call hands-free. The microphone comes with a
visor clip for mounting purposes. The microphone measures 0.5625" in diameter
and 1.375" long. The microphone has an attached 13' cable which plugs into the
Bluetooth interface module. The microphone's volume can be adjusted from 0-15.
Echo Cancellation: The KCE-400BT's Active Echo Cancellation
technology ensures the highest-quality, noise-free sound when you are on the
Mute: When you make or receive a call, the audio from the
stereo is muted. When using the Bluetooth interface, no other device can be used
with the mute (interrupt) function.
Speaker Output: You can select which connected speakers in
your vehicle to output the sound signal of your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone.
Choose from All, Front Left, Front
Right, or Front Left/Right. You can also adjust the volume level of a received
Bluetooth Streaming Audio: Listen to songs stored on your
phone through your Alpine sound system with Streaming Audio support (A2DP or
AVRCP). You can even get on-screen song info, play/pause, and track up/down
functions on AVRCP enabled phones:
- A2DP: allows you to listen to the music
from your cell phone and displays basic song information
on-screen, such as title and artist
- AVRCP: allows you to listen to the
music from your cell phone with basic control such as
play/pause and track up/down of the music on your cell
iPod Pass-Through: Although the KWE-460 uses the iPod Full
Speed jack on the head unit, a second Full Speed jack on the interface allows
connection of your iPod to your Alpine headunit using the optional KCE-433iV
cable (item number 500KCE433i, sold separately).