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Overview: The Alpine KCE-250BT enables your Bluetooth
compatible cell phone to sync up with your 2009-up Alpine Bluetooth ready
head unit. You get full control and full hands-free functionality from your
compatible Alpine head unit for your Bluetooth compatible cell phone. The
interface 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-250BT supports Bluetooth
version 2.0 and the following Bluetooth Profiles.
- HFP: Hands Free Profile
- HSP: Head Set Profile
Note: This adaptor does not have A2DP
audio streaming capability.
Headunit Compatibility: The Alpine KCE-250BT is compatible with
2009-up Alpine Bluetooth ready head units and multimedia units.
Note: 2008 carry-over Alpine Bluetooth
ready head units are also compatible with the KCE-250BT in
conjunction with the Alpine KWE-460E adapter cable
500KWE460E, sold separately). You will lose iPod connectivity
for these 2008 carry-over Alpine head units.
Phone Compatibility: The Alpine KCE-250BT is powered by Parrot
for expanded compatibility for many Bluetooth enabled cell phones. The KCE-250BT
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-250BT 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-250BT 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-up Alpine Bluetooth ready multimedia head unit's with touchscreen
- Placing Calls: The KCE-250BT provides
a variety of functions for placing a phone call without using
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 your contact
- Direct Dial: direct 12-key dialing
from a 2009-up Alpine Bluetooth ready multimedia head
- Receiving Calls: The KCE-250BT 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 head unit's display.
- Manual Answer: manually answer an
incoming call by pressing the "Phone" button
on your Alpine head unit
- Automatic Answer: set your Alpine
head unit to answer the incoming call automatically; when
a call is received, it is answered automatically after
about 5 seconds
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 clips 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-250BT's Active Echo Cancellation
technology ensures the highest-quality, noise-free sound when you are on the phone.
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.
You can choose from All, Front Left, Front Right, or Front Left/Right. You can
also adjust the volume level of a received call.