Inputs and Outputs
Overview: This vehicle-to-vehicle solution comes with mapping software
covering the entire continental U.S., a built-in GPS antenna, turn-by-turn voice
prompts, easy route selection, an address book, two million Points of Interest,
and automatic rerouting. For entertainment, the N.I.C.E. offers audio/video
inputs, Sirius Satellite Radio capability, and stores MP3, WMA, and WAV files,
as well as personal photos. The N.I.C.E. wirelessly interfaces with an existing
sound system, and only requires an easy-to-use window mount for installation.
20GB Hard Disk Drive: The
internal 20GB Hard Disk Drive allows you to store up to 10GB of maps and 10GB of
photos and music.
Navigation: You can choose from
the following options in the Navigation menu:
Address/Intersection provides four ways to enter the address: state or
province name, postal code, city name or street name. Use this method to
travel to a new location for which you have a specific address.
- Point of Interest: Point of Interest lets you
define a destination when you don't know its address. This method is
especially useful when traveling in an unfamiliar city. The N.I.C.E.
database maintains a list of two million points of interest organized by
categories, such as city center, airport, restaurant, and tourist
information. You can scroll
through the list of points of interest in several different ways:
State/Province Name, Category, Postal Code, Phone, or First Few Letters.
The unit then prompts you to choose how to display the
locations. You can sort them by distance or name.
- Address Book: This option
lists addresses previously stored in the address book by name.
- Previous Destination: This
option lists your last 15 destinations.
- Map: Rather than enter an address, you can use your finger to
touch a location on the map.
Route Calculation: Once you
select a destination, the N.I.C.E. calculates your route, based on any
preferences you set.
Directions: Directions can be
visual only, or include verbal instructions, depending on whether or not you
prefer voice guidance to be on or off.
Visually Tracking Your Route: A
red pointer moves on the map as you drive and your current location appears in
the status bar located just above the buttons at the bottom of the screen. A
close-up of your next maneuver displays in the upper left corner of the screen.
The name of the next street to turn onto appears in the bar at the top of the
screen and the distance to the next maneuver appears in the upper right corner.
The total trip distance displays in the lower right corner.
Automatic Recalculation: If you
miss a turn or intentionally stray off course to avoid roadwork or an accident,
the N.I.C.E. remaps your journey as soon as you turn away from its calculated
Map Perspective: The N.I.C.E. offers three different
map views: 2D, 3D, and split screen views. With 3D view you can see more of the
Enlarged Intersection: When you
are within one mile of the next intersection, the N.I.C.E. displays an enlarged
view of the intersection on the left side of the screen.
Route Simulation: This feature
lets you preview a route starting from any location.
Customizing the N.I.C.E.: You can customize the N.I.C.E.'s features using
the setup menu. You can adjust the following:
- Brightness: allows you to adjust the brightness of
- Speaker Volume: allows you to adjust the volume of the built-in speaker from
0% to 100%
- Navigation Preferences: You can adjust the
following navigation preferences:
- Simulation: allows you
to turn route simulation on or off
- Shortest Time/Shortest
Distance: you can configure the unit to calculate the shortest
distance or the shortest time
- Avoiding Interstates and Toll Roads: if you
don't like to drive on freeways or wish to avoid toll roads, the unit
will calculate a route that avoids these roads
- Automatic Recalculation:
allows you to turn the automatic recalculation feature on or off
- Voice Guidance: allows
you to turn the voice guidance on or off
- Maximizing Space for the Map: to see more of the
map, turn off all the indicators, icons and status bars that provide
- Changing Distance Units: the
unit can report distances in miles, kilometers and meters, or miles and
- Language: the menu language can be set to English,
Spanish, or French
Sirius Satellite Radio Ready:
You can enjoy SIRIUS Satellite Radio with the optional Clarion NAVSIR SIRIUS
Satellite Radio interface and antenna. In addition to the interface and antenna,
you will need a subscription in order to receive SIRIUS Satellite Radio
Playing Music: You can play music stored on the unit's
hard disk or on a portable memory storage device connected to the USB 1.1 port.
The unit supports the following formats: MP3, WMA, and WAVE. When playing music,
you can repeat current song, repeat all songs in one folder, and play all songs
in the system in random order.
Viewing Photos: In photo mode, the N.I.C.E. lets you
page through digital photos stored on the unit's hard disk or on a portable
memory storage device connected to the USB 1.1 port. The unit supports the JPEG
format for photos 1MB or smaller in size.
Computer Compatible: You can connect the N.I.C.E. to a PC using the USB 2.0 port. You
copy files from the PC to the N.I.C.E. or from the N.I.C.E. to the PC using
standard Windows procedures.
FM Transmitter: The unit's
built-in FM Transmitter lets you listen to satellite radio over your existing FM
radio in your home or vehicle. You can choose any transmitting frequency in the
FM band between 88.1 MHz to 90.9 MHz. If you choose not to use the FM
transmitter, it can be turned off in the menu.
Optional Rearview Camera: The
N.I.C.E. allows you to hook up an optional rearview camera for backing up.
Wireless Remote Control: A
wireless remote allows you to control many of the unit's functions.
On-glass Mounting Bracket:
The included bracket allows you to
mount the unit on the windshield or a clean, flat surface. Two adjustable pivots
let you position the N.I.C.E.
at multiple angles
Inputs and Outputs
- EXT. I/O: 9-pin jack that connects to the optional
Clarion NAVSIR SIRIUS Satellite Radio interface
- Audio Out: minijack that connects to the stereo
AUX input on a vehicle stereo system
- Video In: minijack that connects to an optional
- A/V In: minijack that connects to an external
video source, such as DVD player, camera or video game system
- USB 1.1 (Host): directly receives Memory Stick or
connects to extension cable for a portable memory storage device; port
supports playback and viewing only; you cannot transfer files from or to
- USB 2.0 (Device): connects to computer for
downloading updated maps, photos and music files; can transfer to and from
- DC In: jack for use with the supplied AC adapter
and cigarette lighter adapter
- Operating System: Windows CE version 4.2
- Embedded Processor: High Performance Embedded
32-bit RISC (ARM 9 Core)
- Memory: 64MB SDRAM, 32MB Flash Memory, 20GB Hard
- LCD: 7" Digital TFT Touchscreen (800 x 480 pixels)