2-DIN Chassis: The Pioneer AVIC-Z120BT has a 2-DIN chassis
(also known as "Double DIN" or size DD), and will fit in many vehicles with a
large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets.
Note: As always, please consult theCrutchfield
Car Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.
6.95" Motorized TFT LCD Touchscreen Color Display: The AVIC-Z120BT
features a motorized 6.95" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 wide screen touch-screen display with
an LED backlight. The resolution of the display is 800 x 480 for a total of
384,000 pixels. The touch panel allows you to control this unit or a connected
component such as an iPod, USB device, Bluetooth enabled device, or a Satellite
Radio and HD Radio tuner. Menus appear on screen for making function choices,
audio adjustments, and setting up the system. The motorized LCD touchscreen
display electronically slides-down to insert and eject discs and SD memory
cards. You can adjust the motorized display's angle (5-steps) to suit your
Note: The motorized touchscreen display is not removable.
Video Adjustments: You can store numerous video settings for
each source and the optional rear view camera; including brightness (adjusts the
black intensity), contrast (adjusts contrast) color (adjusts color saturation),
temperature (adjust the color temperature), and Dimmer (adjusts brightness).
Widescreen Modes: You can choose from the following
widescreen modes when playing back video:
- Full: A 4:3 picture is enlarged in the horizontal
direction only, enabling you to enjoy a 4:3 picture without any omissions.
- Zoom: A 4:3 picture is enlarged in the same proportion
both vertically and horizontally; ideal for a 16:9 screen.
- Cinema: A picture is enlarged by the same proportion as
Full or Zoom in the horizontal direction and by an intermediate proportion
between Full and Zoom in the vertical direction.
- Normal: A 4:3 picture is displayed as it is.
Screen Off: By turning off the backlight of the LCD screen, you can
turn off the integrated monitor without turning off the unit's audio output.
Front-Panel Controls With Adjustable Illumination: In
addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons
along the bottom edge of the screen. The color of the button illumination can be
set to white, green, blue, purple, yellow, orange, red or scan (constantly
cycling through the color spectrum). You can also create a custom color using
the unit's three primary colors (red, green, blue) and a 0 to 31 color-level
Shortcut Menu: You can register your favorite menu items in the
headunit's Shortcut Menu so you can quickly jump to your favorite menu items. Up
to 15 menu items can be registered.
Parking Brake Interlock: This unit has a parking brake
interlock system that prohibits viewing of video programming and operating
certain controls when the vehicle is in motion. In order to watch video on the
in-dash monitor, the vehicle must be parked with the parking brake engaged.
Dimmer: To prevent the display from being too bright at
night, the display is automatically dimmed when the car's headlights are turned
on. The orange/white illumination wire must be connected to the vehicle's
headlight circuit in order for this feature to work.
Anti-Theft Function: You can set a password for the Pioneer
AVIC-Z120BT to deter theft. If the back-up lead is cut after the password is
set, the navigation system prompts for the password at the time of next boot up.
Flash Memory Navigation: The AVIC-Z120BT offers a
comprehensive map database from Tele Atlas stored on its built-in 4GB flash-memory
which covers the entire United States, Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii; enabling you
to route to millions of destinations, including more than 12 million points of
Positioning Technology: The AVIC-Z120BT accurately measures your current location by the Global Positioning System, a network of
satellites orbiting the earth to give you time and position information. The
accuracy of the GPS information depends upon how good the reception is. The unit
has a 32-channel GPS receiver with a magnetic antenna included. The AVIC-Z120BT
also features a speed sensing cable for better accuracy of your vehicle's
2D/3D Map: The Pioneer AVIC-Z120BT allows you to view a detailed city
map on its integrated monitor
in 2D or 3D (with 3D landmarks). You can choose to orient the map in one of two ways; show North at
the top of the screen, or show the direction in which you are heading at the
top. You can also select between brightness modes - Day (for a bright
background), Night (for a black background) or Auto (to automatically switch
between the two). Most of the information provided by the navigation system can be seen on
the onscreen map.
Voice Guidance/Text to Speech:
In addition to
graphical on-screen directions and maps, the AVIC-Z120BT provides voice guidance and turn-by-turn
directions. You can choose a male or female voice in English, French, or
Spanish. Some of the voices are capable of text-to-speech, announcing the street
names along with the turn directions.
Lane Guidance: In certain locations of a freeway, lane information is
available, indicating the recommended lane to be in to easily maneuver the next
Destination Search: The Pioneer AVIC-Z120BT's built-in navigation
system allows you to search for your destination by Address (City/Street/House
#), POI (points-of-interest), Favorites (up to 400 locations), Recent History
(up to 100 locations), and Coordinates (latitude/longitude). The unit also
supports destination searches using voice recognition. In addition, you can select
a point on the map to be your destination by simply touching the screen.
Note: The parking brake must be engaged to operate all, but some
of the simplest touchscreen navigation functions. Destination history and
some local POI functions are still available without the parking brake.
Voice recognition can be used while driving (without parking brake engaged.
Route Calculation: The AVIC-Z120BT calculates the route
based on your preferences. You can have the navigation system calculate your
route based on the following selections.
- Route Method: You can choose from different route types
(Fast or Shortest).
- Road Types: To let the route fit your needs, you can
also set which road types (Main Road, Ferry, Freeway, Toll Road) are to be
considered for or to be excluded from the route if possible.
- Time Restrictions: This setting control whether streets or
bridges that have traffic restrictions during a certain time should be taken
- Learning Route: The system learns the travel history of your
vehicle for each road. You can choose whether or not this travel history
should be taken into account.
Itinerary: The Itinerary is a detailed list of the route events or
Waypoints: During an active route, you can insert additional
waypoints (intermediate destinations) preceding the destination. You can insert
up to 5 waypoints. Every time a new point is added, the route is recalculated
automatically and you can start navigating right away.
Eco-Driving Function: This navigation system is equipped with an
Eco-driving function that can be used to estimate whether you are driving in an
environmentally friendly way.
- Echo Graph: This function estimates approximate fuel mileage
based on your driving, compares that with your average fuel mileage in the
past, and displays the results in a graph. The ECO Graph feature provides a
view in addition to 2D and 3D, which divides the map view screen with a new
graph to provide drivers with a visual representation of their environmental
- Gas Mileage: You can estimate the fuel cost to your destination
by entering in approximate fuel price per gallon.
- Eco Drive Level Guidance: This navigation is equipped with the
Eco Drive Level function that estimates how well you have driven in an
environmentally friendly way based on your Eco Score. When a route is set,
the unit will calculate a Drive Score based on driving efficiency which
factors abrupt stops and accelerations and idle time. Your Eco Score is
calculated from the following:
- Speed: indicates the speed detected (this indication may be
different from actual speed of vehicle)
- Acceleration/Deceleration: indicates acceleration or deceleration
velocity of your vehicle
- Distance: indicates driving distance
- Incline: indicates the degree of slope of the street that you are
- Sudden Start Alert: If the speed of the vehicle exceeds 25.5 mph
within 5 seconds from the time it is started, a message appears and a
warning sound beeps.
Note: The fuel mileage calculated is based on a theoretical value
determined from vehicle speed and position information from the navigation
system. The fuel mileage displayed is only a reference value, and does not
guarantee the mileage displayed can be obtained.
Travel History: The Track Logger feature enables you to record your
driving (travel) history to the unit's built-in flash memory or an inserted
Route Simulation: A simulation drives you through the route,
following the driving instructions.
Auto Reroute: If you deviate from the set route, the system will
recalculate the route from that point so that you remain on track to your
AVIC Feeds: Through Pioneer's proprietaryAVIC FEEDS PC software, the unit can estimate
the fuel cost of trip routes as well as the vehicle's CO2 emissions through
detailed Drive Reports. Through a proprietary fuel consumption algorithm, AVIC
FEEDS can also log and archive driving data and analyze driving habits to
generate various reports with suggestions to improve fuel efficiency. You can
also create custom Points of Interest (POIs) by using
the AVIC Feeds utility program. Once created, you can store the POI on an
external storage device, such as a SD card, and upload the information to
Note: AVIC Feeds available on the Pioneer website (pioneerelectronics.com).
MOSFET50 Internal Amplifier: This receiver is equipped with
a 50 watts x 4 (peak) MOSFET amplifier for low distortion, high power output.
The amplifier is strong enough to power small subwoofers to moderate volume
levels in compact cars and pickups. For higher volume levels from subwoofers, an
optional amplifier may be connected to the preamp outputs.
CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the
AVIC-Z120BT are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and
Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These
standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to
model and between manufacturers. The power output specs are as follows:
- CEA2006 Specs: 14 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms,
20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
- Continuous Power Output: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at
4 ohms, 50Hz-15kHz, 5% THD)
- Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (or 50
watts x 2 channels at 4 ohms + 70 watts x 1 channel at 2 ohms for subwoofer)
Voice Recognition: The Pioneer navigation system uses voice
recognition technology, allowing you to use voice commands to operate many of
its functions. The Pioneer AVIC-Z120BT offers specific voice commands for
Navigation, DVD/CD, USB, SD, iPod/iPhone, Bluetooth Phone, and other
connected AV sources. Voice commands our recognized by the unit through its
EEQ (Easy EQ): there are seven stored equalizer curves which
you can easily recall at any time. You can choose from - Powerful, Natural,
Vocal, Super Bass, Flat, Custom 1, or Custom 2.
7-Band Graphic EQ: The Custom 1 and Custom 2 EQ modes allow
you to manually adjust the level (+/- 12dB) of each band of the headunit's 7-band graphic equalizer (50Hz,
125H, 315Hz, 800Hz, 2kHz, 5kHz, 12.5kHz).
Simulated Sound Stage: You can select the desired effect from various
sound stages, such as Music Studio, Dynamic Theater, Living Room, or Actor's
Stage. You can also adjust a listener positioning effect (Center, Left, Right).
Loudness: The Loudness function compensates for deficiencies
in the low- and high-frequency ranges at low volume. You can set the Loudness to
High, Mid, Low, or Off.
Bass Boost: You can easily boost the subwoofer bass level by
using the Bass Boost function. The Bass Boost feature allows you increase the
subwoofer level from 0 to +6.
Sound Retriever: The Sound Retriever automatically enhances
compressed audio and restores the original richness of the recording. When Sound
Retriever is on, the high frequency range is compensated to match the frequency
response curve to the original sound. There are two available levels of the
Sound Retriever effect.
Source Level Adjustment (SLA): This function lets you adjust
the volume level of each source to prevent radical changes in volume when
switching between sources. Settings are based on the volume level of the FM
tuner, which remains unchanged. Each source can be independently adjusted from
-4 dB to +4 dB.
Three 4-Volt Preamp Outputs: The Pioneer AVIC-Z120BT is
equipped with three 4-Volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The front and
rear speakers are fading with high-pass crossover filters, while the subwoofer
output is non-fading with a low-pass crossover filter.
- Front and Rear Preamp Outputs: If you do not want low
frequency sounds to play from the front or rear speaker preamp outputs (or
speaker outputs), you can turn on the 12dB/octave High Pass Filter. The HPF
has a selectable cutoff frequency (50, 63, 80, 100, or 125 Hz). Only
frequencies higher than those in the selected range are output through the
- Subwoofer Output: The unit has a pair of dedicated
non-fading RCA subwoofer outputs with a low-pass filter, phase adjustment,
and output level. When the subwoofer output is turned on, you can select the
frequency of the 18dB/octave low pass filter (50, 63, 80, 100, or 125 Hz),
select the subwoofer phase (normal/reverse), and the subwoofer gain (+6 to
Rear Channel Speaker Output: You can choose to use the rear
channel output (speaker and preout) for full-range speaker or subwoofer. If you
select "subwoofer", you can connect a 4-ohm subwoofer directly to each rear
speaker lead, or a 2-ohm subwoofer to one of the rear speaker leads, without
using an external amplifier.
Telephone Mute/Attenuator: Sound from your system is muted
or attenuated automatically when a phone signal is received when you have
hardwired your mobile phone system to the mute wire of this unit.
Supertuner IIID AM/FM Tuner: The Supertuner IIID features
Feed Forward Control, which avoids multi-path interference. This pre-detection
of interference enables quick filter control and results in less distortion. In
addition, the Supertuner IIID creates enhanced stereo during multi-path
interference, unlike conventional tuners that collapse to mono. Digital
processing reduces distortion, and improves Signal-to-Noise Ratio and stereo
separation. Advanced analog technology improves signal processing sensitivity.
BSM (Best Stations Memory): BSM lets you automatically store
the six strongest stations under preset buttons 1-6 of the currently tuned band.
The tuner has 3 FM banks and 1 AM bank. You can store 6 presets for each bank
giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets.
Local Tuning: Local seek tuning lets you tune in only those
radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception. There are 4
level of sensitivity for FM and two levels for AM. The higher settings allow
reception of only the strongest stations, while lower settings let you receive
progressively weaker stations.
Satellite Radio Ready: You can connect and control an
external satellite radio tuner from XM or SIRIUS. The head unit is compatible
with the GEX-P920XM (130P920XM,
sold separately) Pioneer XM receiver. For Sirius there are two options; connect
the SC-C1 SiriusConnect Universal Vehicle tuner and the CD-SB10 Pioneer Sirius
Satellite Radio interface (700SIRPION,
sold separately), or use the Pioneer Sirius Satellite Radio interface (130CDSB10,
sold separately) and the SIRIUS dock-and-play adapter (607SCVDOC1,
sold separately) along with a compatible portable SIRIUS radio. A subscription
to XM or Sirius, plus the proper antenna is required in order to receive
satellite radio programming. The satellite radio tuners connect via the IP-Bus
connector on the back of the head unit.
HD Radio Ready: This unit is compatible with the optional
Pioneer GEX-P20HD HD Radio tuner (130GEXP20H,
sold separately) allowing you to tune available HD Radio stations. HD Radio
features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services. The add-on HD
Radio tuner also supports iTunes Tagging which allows you to save song
information (tag) from an HD Radio broadcasting station to your connected iPod
or iPhone. The saved songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in iTunes
the next time you sync your iPod. Then you can directly buy the songs you want
from the iTunes Music Store. The optional HD Radio tuner connects through the
headunit's IP-BUS interface.
Note: Right now there are about 2,000 radio stations
broadcasting using digital HD Radio technology in the U.S. To find HD Radio
stations in your area, visit the HD Radio website (HDRadio.com).
Multimedia Compatibility: The Pioneer AVIC-Z120BT features a
disc slot and SD-card slot behind its motorized touchscreen display, and a USB 2.0
Full-Speed port (using included 6.75' proprietary cable). The headunit offers
the following media compatibility.
|Media Type ||CD-R-RW||DVD-R/-RW/-R DL||USB Storage Device||SD/SDHC Memory
Card (up to 16GB)|
|File System||ISO9660 Level 1 or 2,|
Romeo, and Joliet
|ISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, and UDF 1.02||FAT16/FAT32|
|Playable File Types||MP3, WMA, AAC, DivX||MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, AVI, WMV, MPEG-4|
|Maximum # of Folders||700||300|
|Maximum # of Files||999||3,500||2,500|
|Note||Maximum playback time of audio files
stored in an external storage device (USB/SD) is 7.5 hours or
Compressed Audio Playback: The AVIC-Z120BT supports playback
of MP3, WMA, and AAC audio files stored on CD-R/RW and DVD-R/RW discs, as well
as USB devices and SD/SDHC memory cards.
|Bit Rate||8-320 kbps (CBR, VBR)||5-320 kbps (CBR, VBR)||8-320 kbps (CBR)||8-320 kbps (CBR, VBR)||5-320 kbps (CBR, VBR)||LPCM: 8 and 16 bits|
MS ADPCM: 4 bits
|8-320 kbps (CBR)|
|Sampling Frequency||16-48 kHz (32/44.1/48kHz for emphasis)||8-48 kHz||8-44.1 kHz||16-48 kHz (32/44.1/48kHz for emphasis)||8-48 kHz||LPCM: 16-48 kHz|
IMA-ADPCM: 22.05 and 44.1 kHz
|Tags||ID3 tag ver. 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3||WMA tag||AAC tag||ID3 tag ver. 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3||WMA tag||N/A||AAC tag|
DivX Video Compatibility: This unit supports DivX video file playback recorded onto DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW discs. The AVIC-Z120BT supports the following DivX formats.
|Profile (DivX version)||Home Theater Ver. 3.11/4.x/5.x/6x|
|Compatible audio codec||MP3, Dolby Digital|
|Bit rate (MP3)||8-320 kbps (CBR), VBR|
|Sampling Frequency||16kHz-48kHz (32/44.1/48kHz for
|Maximum image size||720 x 576 pixels|
|Maximum file size||4GB|
USB/SD Video Playback:
The Pioneer AVIC-Z120BT supports the following video files recorded onto a USB
storage device or a SD/SDHC memory card.
Video Specifications||Image Size: QVGA
(320 x 240)||Bit Rate: 768 kbps|
Frame Rate: 30 fps
|Bit Rate: 384 kbps|
Frame Rate: 30 fps
Maximum Bit Rate||Image Size: WQVGA
(400 x 240)||Bit rate: 2 Mbps|
Frame Rate: 30 fps
|Bit Rate: 1 Mbps|
Frame Rate: 30 fps
|Bit Rate: 768 kbps|
Frame Rate: 30 fps
|Image Size: VGA (640
x 480)||Bit Rate: 1 Mbps|
Frame Rate: 30 fps
|Bit Rate: 576 kbps|
Frame Rate: 30 fps
JPEG/BMP Still Images: The
AVIC-Z120BT also supports playback of JPEG and BMP still images (up to 2592 x
1944) stored on a SD or SDHC memory card. You can import still images
from your SD/SDHC memory card to the unit's built-in flash-memory and
create a custom splash screen for the headunit. The maximum number of images,
including the images in the built-in memory, that can be imported and displayed
Playback Functions: The Pioneer
AVIC-Z120BT offers the following playback functions.
- Automatic Playback: When a DVD
disc with DVD menu is inserted, this unit will cancel the DVD menu
automatically and start playback from the first chapter of the first title.
- Bookmark (Resume Playback): The Bookmark function lets you resume playback from a selected scene the
next time the disc is loaded.
- Frame-By-Frame Playback: This
feature lets you movie ahead on frame at a time during playback of your DVD
or Video CD.
- Slow Motion Forward: When
playing a DVD or Video CD, you can choose to play back video in slow motion
- Repeat Play: Audio/Video
content can be repeated. You can choose from Disc (entire disc), Chapter
(current chapter), Title (current title), Track (current track), File
(current file), Folder (current folder), or One (current video/song/track).
- Random (Shuffle) Play:
Audio/Video can be played back in a random order. You can choose from Songs
(videos/songs in selected list), Albums (videos/songs from selected album),
Folder (songs/tracks in selected folder), or Disc (all songs/tracks on
Search Functions: The AVIC-Z120BT
provides the following search functions.
- Track Title List: You can
select tracks to playback using the track title list which is a list of the
tracks recorded on a disc.
- Scene Search: You can use the
search function on the unit's on-screen display to search for a desired
scene on your DVD by specifying a title and chapter track.
- Return to Scene: You can
return to the specified scene where the DVD you are currently playing has
been preprogrammed to return.
- Skip Search: You can skip to the previous/next track, file, folder,
title, or chapter on a disc.
- Fast Forward/Reverse: You can fast forward/reverse through a current
track, file, or title on a disc.
- Scan Play: Scan Play lets you hear the first 10 seconds of each
track/file on a CD.
Multi-Angle Display: This function
allows you to choose the viewing angle of scenes that were shot from a number of
Note: This function is limited
to DVDs recorded with multiple camera angles.
Parental Lock: This unit features
an 8-level Parental Lock system protected by a user-selected 4-digit password to
prevent certain DVD's from being played back on the AVIC-Z120BT.
Installation Angle: Optimum CD
playback performance is obtained when the unit is installed at an angle of less
iPod/iPhone Audio/Video Playback: The Pioneer
CD-IU50V interface cable (130IU50V,
sold separately) allows you to plug your iPod/iPhone directly into the Pioneer
AVIC-Z120BT Multimedia Headunit's rear-panel USB and A/V Aux input terminal,
and gain direct control, audio/video playback, and charging via the headunit.
iPod/iPhone Control: You can choose to control your iPod/iPhone from the AVIC-Z120BT, or the iPod/iPhone's
clickwheel or touchscreen. To
make operating and searching easy, operations to control your iPod/iPhone with
this unit are designed to be as similar to the iPod/iPhone as possible.
- Music Browsing: You can
search your iPod/iPhone's audio/video content by category (movies, music videos,
TV shows, artists, albums, songs, genres composers, audiobooks, Podcasts, or
playlist). Each category is then listed alphabetically to ensure easy access to
each audio/video file.
- Link Search: The AVIC-Z120BT also offers Link Search, which displays a
lists of songs related to the currently playing song to match your mood.
- Repeat & Shuffle: In
addition, the AVIC-Z120BT offers Repeat and Shuffle playback functions.
- Voice Recognition: The
AVIC-Z120BT even supports voice recognition for iPod/iPhone, via the supplied
iPod/iPhone Display: The multimedia headunit will display
your iPod/iPhone's music file information, including - Track number, Folder
number, Elapsed playing time, Song title, Artist name, Album title, and Album
iPod/iPhone Charging: The multimedia headunit's USB
connection will power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone battery when your
vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position.
Note: If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge,
then the unit will not recognize it.
Pandora Link: You can play music from the Pandora music service
through the Pioneer AVIC-Z120BT using your connected Apple iPhone, via the Pioneer CD-IU50V iPod connector cable
(sold separately). To access Pandora you must
have an Apple iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS (v3.0 or later), or iPhone (v4.1 or
later) with the
latest version of the Pandora application from Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via
3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account. The
Pioneer AVIC-Z120BT provides control over your Pandora music service and
displays Artist, Album, and Song information; as well as Album artwork.
Note: You must use the CD-IU50V cable to access Pandora.
The standard iPod/USB dock cable will not output Pandora Audio. The Pandora
music feature is not compatible with the latest iOS 4.0 update for the
iPhone (3G/3GS) and iPod touch (2nd/3rd gen). Access to the Pandora service
will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for
purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not
supported in Canada and only available in the United States.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The
Pioneer AVIC-Z120BT multimedia headunit is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and
supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions when connected via the
Pioneer CD-IU50V interface cable (as of April. 2010):
Note: Apple firmware updates may change
functionality results. Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the headunit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality.
If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software
version or wait until an newer software update is available.
iOS 5.0 Note: Pandora Link is not compatible with Apple's
latest iOS 5.0 for the iPhone.
MusicSphere: Pioneer's new proprietary MusicSphere technology allows
you to enjoy your music in a new way by creating unique mood-based playlists via
iTunes for your iPod, iPod Touch, or iPhone device. When installed on your
Windows PC, the MusicSphere iTunes plug-in software will analyze the entire
music library and create specialized playlists based on various musical
attributes such as feeling (bright, energetic, gloomy, relaxing calm), rhythm
pattern, beats per minute (BPM), year of the song and/or date added to the
device. Additionally, through the MusicSphere, you can select preferred
parameters of your music to create a "DJ Playlist".
Bluetooth Technology: The AVIC-Z120BT is equipped with
built-in Parrot Bluetooth (ver. 2.0) system allowing you to make and receive
phone calls wirelessly through the receiver, as well a wirelessly stream
Bluetooth audio to the headunit. Bluetooth Technology is a short-range wireless
radio connectivity technology that was developed as a cable replacement for
mobile phones and other electronic devices. Bluetooth operates in 2.4 GHz
frequency range and transmits voice and data at speeds up to 1 megabit per
second. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must be able
to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following: HFP
(Hands Free Profile), HSP (Head Set Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile), A2DP
(Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), and AVRCP Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)
Phone Pairing: Up to 5 Bluetooth-compatible devices can be
registered to this head unit. Only one device can be used at a time.
Note: Not all Bluetooth mobile devices will be
compatible. Visit Pioneer's web site for a complete list of compatible
Bluetooth enabled phones.
Hands-Free Communication: The AVIC-Z120BT supports wireless
hands-free communication (HFP/HSP/OPP) for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone.
The headunit will display the caller's information and an audible ring tone will
be heard through your vehicle's speaker during an incoming call. You can
manually answer an incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the call.
The AVIC-Z120BT allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth
enabled mobile phone using the headunit's external microphone and your car audio
speakers. During a conversation you can adjust the volume, as well as switch
between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands
Free Mode. Using the AVIC-Z120BT, you can dial a phone number in one of the
- Entering a Phone Number: You can make a call by
entering the phone number using the headunit's on-screen keypad (0-9).
- Call Home: You can call home without taking the time to enter the
phone number, if your home phone number has been stored in the unit.
- Favorites: You can make a call to phone numbers entered and
stored in the headunit's Favorites list.
- Contacts List: You can transfer the phone book entries
from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone to the AVIC-Z120BT. A maximum of
1000 entries can be transferred per paired mobile phone (each entry can hold
up to 5 phone numbers)