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Kenwood KNA-DV3100

GPS Navigation System (New Stock)

Item # 113KNADV31

Expert, turn-by-turn guidance gets you where you want to go, safely.

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Expert, turn-by-turn guidance gets you where you want to go, safely.

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About the Kenwood KNA-DV3100

Expert, turn-by-turn guidance gets you where you want to go, safely. And with Kenwood's KNA-DV3100 mobile navigation system, you'll be able to cruise without the hassle of conventional maps and atlases!

Expert, turn-by-turn guidance gets you where you want to go, safely. And with Kenwood's KNA-DV3100 mobile navigation system, you'll be able to cruise without the hassle of conventional maps and atlases!

The KNA-DV3100 consists of a navigation computer with DVD-ROM drive, a Global Positioning System (GPS) antenna, a DVD-ROM map disc of the United States and Canada, and an amplified speaker. The system gets its information through GPS satellite communication, an internal gyroscope, and a connection to the car's vehicle speed sensor.

To navigate, put the DVD-ROM map disc into the drive, enter your destination, and follow the voice and visual directions given (the GPS system plots your position when you turn the system on). Note: The KNA-DV3100 can be controlled by touchscreen operation function on a compatible Kenwood monitor or DVD receiver (KVT-915DVD), or by the optional KNA-RC300 remote control. Or, with the optional KNA-VC300 microphone, you can operate the navigation system with spoken commands.

Destination options include cities, streets, intersections, addresses (you can save up to 100), or points of interest. You can search for your destination by phone number or latitude and longitude, or search for emergency facilities (police, hospital) or landmarks. You can also program up to five "intermediate destinations" (areas you'd like to go through on your way to your final destination) per trip. Route criteria are selectable, such as minimizing time, minimizing distance, areas to avoid, and so on.

You can preview an automated simulation of the route before you travel. As you drive, voice guidance gives you directions as you approach turning points, way points, or destinations. As you approach a junction, an enlarged diagram of the junction appears on a split screen for easy navigation. In the event of a wrong turn, the system alerts you and recalculates the route within two seconds. The built-in trip computer estimates remaining travel time and time of arrival, plus your average speed and elapsed distance.

Note: This unit will not play DVD movies. It will only read compatible DVD-ROM map discs.


Product highlights:

  • GPS navigation computer
  • GPS antenna with 16-foot cable and adhesive mounting pad
  • amplified speaker (2-7/8"W x 7/8"H) with 18-foot cable — 200 milliwatt amp
  • DVD-ROM navigation map of virtually every major and secondary road in the U.S. and Canada (nearly 7 million miles of mapped roads)
  • RGB input/output for connection to Kenwood monitor with touchscreen controls
  • can be controlled by a compatible Kenwood touchscreen monitor, or with the optional KNA-RC300 remote control
  • optional KNA-VC300 microphone allows operation via voice commands
  • 2D and 3D map views
  • trip computer functions
  • navigation to city, street, address, intersections, points of interest, or your home
  • DVD-ROM includes over 10 million points of interest
  • up to 5 intermediate destinations can be included in routing
  • address book stores up to 100 destinations
  • previous destination memory stores up to 20 of your most recent destinations
  • search option (by telephone number, latitude and longitude, for police or hospitals, or for facilities, landmarks, or intersections)
  • store up to 10 areas you wish to avoid on your trip
  • female voice with level control prompts in 8 languages
  • 4 color settings (Default, Olive, Marine, or Umber) with day/night illumination
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # KNA-DV3100

What's in the box:

  • DVD-ROM navigation unit
  • KNA-MP313 DVD Navigation Map
  • KNA-SP200 Active speaker with attached 18.25' cord (with right-angle 3.5mm mini-plug)
  • Circular double-sided self-adhesive pad
  • Two tapping screws (2.5mm diameter x 12mm)
  • Two tapping screws (2.5mm diameter x 8mm)
  • Active Speaker Instruction manual
  • 18' I/F cable (has 13-pin male connector on each end)
  • GPS antenna with attached 16' cord
  • Self-adhesive rubber wire guide
  • 2 Plastic mounting brackets
  • 9.75' White speed-sensor wire (with female bullet connector on one end)
  • 20' Wiring harness (has in-line 3A and 5A fuses)
  • 3-1/8" x 3-1/8" Self-adhesive mounting pad for GPS antenna
  • 4 Self-tapping mounting screws (5mm diameter x 20mm)
  • 4 Machine screws (M5 diameter x 8mm) with flat washers
  • Instruction Manual (English/French)
  • Installation Manual (English/French)
  • Warranty Card
  • "Attention" sheet concerning KNA-VC300 microphone connections

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Disc Compatibility: The KNA-DV3100 is compatible with DVD-ROM navigation map discs only and cannot play standard video DVDs.

Touchscreen (or Remote) Control: The KNA-DV3100 was designed to be used along with any Kenwood mobile television that has touchscreen control, including the LZ-800W monitor, the KVT-M700 LCD monitor/AM-FM receiver, and the KVT-911DVD in-dash TV/DVD/CD receiver. The KNA-DV3100's touchscreen menus operate identically on all compatible monitors. With the touchscreen interface, all controls appear as icons on the screen; you simply touch the one you want and the system responds, allowing you to concentrate on driving. With the optional KNA-RC300 remote control (item #113KNARC30), you can use the KNA-DV3100 with any mobile TV monitor.

Voice Recognition: The optional KNA-VC300 Microphone and Talk Switch allows you to control the 'DV3100 Navigation system through voice recognition. You can configure the Voice Recognition system to accept an English (U.S.) male voice, English (U.S.) female voice or a number of other languages. With Voice Recognition, you can operate the navigation system totally hands free. Voice commands are sorted into six categories: Shortcut commands, Map Operation commands, POI Display commands, Destination Operation commands, Guidance commands, and Display commands.

DVD Navigation Map: The supplied DVD-ROM (KNA-MP313) contains map data of the entire North American region.

Voice Guidance: In addition to graphical directions, the 'DV3100 Navigation system provides voice guidance and turn-by-turn directions through the supplied KNA-SP200 powered speaker. You can select any of 8 available languages for Voice Guidance, including a male or female English (U.S.) voice.

Positioning Methods: The KNA-DV3100 uses a combination of the following three methods of vehicle positioning:

  • GPS (Global Positioning System): Using the supplied GPS antenna, the vehicle's position is calculated using up to 8 postioning satellites. The GPS updates the vehicle's position two times per second.
  • Wheel Pulse: The supplied wiring harness contains leads that are connected to the vehicle's speed signal circuit, the reverse detection circuit, and parking brake detection circuit. The unit receives pulse signals from the speed signal circuit to calculate the vehicle's speed to determine the distance traveled.
  • Gyro Sensor: The unit's built-in Gyro Sensor helps determine the direction the vehicle is traveling. Note: The main unit must be mounted horizontally in order for the gyro sensor to operate properly.

Map Matching: Map Matching combines the vehicle position data provided by the GPS satellites, information from the map data stored on the DVD-ROM, information from the gyroscope and speed sensors with dead reckoning. (Dead reckoning uses the known course and distance traveled from the last previously known position to help determine the vehicle's current position.) Map Matching receives updated GPS information twice per second, and updated DVD map information every second, ensuring that the vehicle's location is accurately displayed.

Map Display Scale: You can increase or decrease the scale of the display map. The scale can be changed in 13 gradual steps, or, by using the on-screen scale bar, directly select one of 5 preset map scales between 1/32 mile and 128 miles.

Destination Input: The Destination Entry Menu gives you many different ways to choose your destination. An on-screen "keyboard" appears to allow you to enter your destination from one of the following categories:

  • Address: You can input your destination's address by street and city.
  • Memory Point: You can select a destination from any one of 100 addresses that you have stored in memory. Memory points can be selected from one of four categories: Marked Point, Personal, Business, or Entertainment.
  • Home/Stored Destination: You can store one home location to allow you to calculate your route home from your current location. If a destination is stored in advance, you can select it as your current destination, in a one-touch operation.
  • Point of Interest: You can select a destination from a database of 10-million locations. You can select by name or category. Note: POIs can be selected as a waypoint or a destination.
  • Previous Destination: You can choose from one of your 100 most recent destinations or waypoints.
  • Select from Map: You can find a location on the map that was last displayed and make it your destination.
  • Freeway Entrance/Exit: You can find the name of a freeway entrance or exit and make it your destination.
  • Emergency: You can set the nearest police station or hospital as a destination.
  • Coordinates: Using latitude and longitude, you can enter the coordinates of the location you desire as your destination.
  • Intersection: You can enter the intersection of two streets and make it your destination.
  • Phone Number: You can enter the phone number of the business or residence you want as your destination.

Selecting the Route: Once the destination is set, it is simultaneously calculated for three types of routes: Quickest, Normal, or Shortest.

Route Guidance: While driving along during route guidance, the directions for the next junction where you have to turn are shown as a Turn Arrow or Turn List. As you approach an upcoming turn, an enlarged diagram of the junction automatically appears on a second screen, making route guidance even clearer. During route guidance, voice guidance will inform you of distances and turning directions as you approach turning points, waypoints, or your destination.

Auto Reroute: Should you miss a turn or make a wrong turn, the high-speed Auto Reroute feature automatically recalculates the route within 2 seconds.

Route Options: During route guidance to your destination, you can change the route options, stop, or check the route. You can select from the following route options:

  • Search Condition: You can reset the conditions for the route search. For example, if you are currently navigating the shortest route, you can change to the quickest route and the system will recalculate the route.
  • Detour: If you have to detour off of the calculated route, you can specify the length of the detour and the navigation system will calculate an alternate route.
  • Route Preferences: The navigation system will calculate a route according to the conditions you set. You can minimize time/distance, use major roads, use toll roads, and use ferries.
  • Destination/Waypoint Changes: The destination or waypoints used in route calculation can be added or changed, and the new route will be calculated.
  • Display Whole Route: this function allows you to display the entire route once the destination is set and the guidance route is shown. You can also display a map of the area around the destination and a list of turns along your route.
  • Route Preview/Simulation Run: The navigation system can show you an automated simulation of the calculated route before you begin traveling.

Navigation Setup: You can alter the map display conditions, the route guidance conditions, and show the system information:

  • User Settings: The following general user settings can be selected:
    • Distance Units: You can choose between Metric (kilometers) or Imperial (miles).
    • Road Restriction Warnings: Turn on or off the display of warnings of traffic restrictions during route guidance.
    • Audio Mute: Select whether the audio is to be muted during voice guidance.
    • Keyboard Layout: The layout of input keys can be alphabetical (ABC) or standard keyboard (QWE).
    • Arrival Time: You can choose an estimated arrival time (clock time) or amount of remaining time to destination (in hours/minutes).
    • Color Scheme: You can select from four different color schemes for the menu system.
    • Map Mode: You can set the display for either day or night illumination, or to Auto, which will automatically switch the screen to night illumination when the vehicle's headlights turn on.
  • Quick Point of Interest Selection: This function allows you to set the categories that are displayed when the Point of Interest menu is selected.
  • Volume: Select an audio output level between 1 (minimum) and 7 (maximum). "Off" setting mutes the audio output.
  • 2D/3D View: You can switch between a 2D and 3D display screen. You can also change the viewing angle of the 3D display.
  • Calibration: This function allows you to correct any error in the position or direction of your vehicle display.
  • Vehicle Signal: This function allows you to check the condition of all the sensors and input signals that are connected to the navigation system.
  • Clock Settings: You can choose a 12-hour or 24-hour clock display. Time zone adjustment is done automatically through GPS signals.
  • Restore System Defaults: This function replaces all the settings in the navigation system with the initial default settings.

Stored Locations: You can store, edit, or delete any of the following stored locations:

  • Memory Points: You can designate up to 100 addresses or locations as Memory Points, which stores their location here and puts a marker on the map for each one. Memory Points can be categorized as a marked point, personal, business or entertainment.
  • Home: Allows you to store your home address so it can be used as a destination
  • Destination and Way Points: You can store one destination and up to 5 Way Points for the trip, which are stops you wish to make along the route. The navigation system will guide you to each Way Point in the order that they are entered, and will then guide you from the last Way Point to your destination.
  • Previous Destinations: The 100 most recent destinations you have set are automatically stored here, making it easy to return to a location. Every time you set a new destination, it replaces the oldest one on the list.
  • Preset Destinations: Up to 5 regularly-used destinations can be stored so that, when required, they can be set for the actual destination in a one-touch operation.
  • Avoid Area: You can store up to 10 areas that you want to avoid on your trip.

Mounting: Using the supplied brackets, the main unit must be mounted parallel to the ground. If the main unit is not mounted parallel to the ground, the navigation system will not operate properly. The supplied brackets allow the unit to be mounted on top of a flat surface, or suspended under a shelf.

Inputs/Outputs: The following inputs and outputs are located on the unit's rear panel:

  • Active Speaker Port (ASP): female 3.5mm mini-jack for use with supplied KNA-SP200 Active Speaker
  • Monitor I/F: female 13-pin interface for supplied monitor I/F cable
  • EXP: covered rectangular port not presently used
  • Remote: female 3.5mm mini-jack for use with infrared sensor accompanying the optional KNA-RC300 remote control
  • Voice: rectangular Molex connector for optional KNA-VC300 Microphone and Talk Switch for Voice Recognition feature
  • AV Out: RCA composite video output and mono RCA audio output for use with other brand or non-touchscreen Kenwood monitors
  • GPS ANT: square Molex connector for supplied GPS antenna plug
  • Power: rectangular Molex connector for supplied power wiring harness


  • Main Unit: W=6.618", H=1.968", D=7.655"
  • Main Unit (with brackets): W=8.292", H=1.968", D=7.655"
  • KNA-SP200 Active Speaker: Diameter=2.881", Height=0.893"
  • GPS Antenna: W=1.328", H=0.513", D=1.483"

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