Overview: The Alpine KCE-400BT 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 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
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 Profile
- AVRCP: Audio/Video Remote Control Profile
Headunit Compatibility: The Alpine KCE-400BT 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-400BT in conjunction with the Alpine KWE-460E
adapter cable (500KWE460E, sold separately).
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
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-up 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 controls.
- Placing Calls: The KCE-400BT 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
- Direct Dial: direct 12-key dialing from a 2009-up Alpine
Bluetooth ready multimedia head unit's touchscreen
- 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 head unit's
- 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
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-400BT'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
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
iPod Pass-Through: Although the KCE-400BT 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 head unit (CDE-102 only) using the
optional KCE-433iV cable (500KCE433I, sold separately).
Note: The Pass-Through port can also be used with 2008
Alpine Headunit's with the iPod Full Speed Jack. The KWE-460 interconnection
cable and KCE-433iV Full Speed connection cable are required.