Overview: The XM Commander,
distributed by Terk, contains everything you need to receive XM Satellite Radio
in your vehicle. The package contains an XM Satellite Radio receiver, wired
controller/display, wireless remote, a micro antenna, and all the cables. In
addition to the XM Commander package, a subscription to XM Satellite Radio is
required in order to receive XM programming.
XM Satellite Radio:
XM Satellite Radio features up to 100 channels of programming, including 70
digital-quality music channels and 30 channels of news, talk, sports,
entertainment, and children's programming.
Controller/Display: The wired
controller/display features a 2-line, 2-3/8" x 7/8" LCD display, a
large tuning wheel and "enter" button, and 10 number keys. It fits
into the supplied flush-mount cradle for a custom installation. The
controller/display has a 10' cable, plus a 13' extension cable to allow you to
mount the controller/display in the front and the receiver in the back of the
vehicle. The display features a pale blue backlight and button illumination. The LCD's contrast can be adjusted for best viewing.
Remote Control: The supplied
wireless remote control lets you control the XM Commander from anywhere in the
vehicle. Nearly all of the functions accessible from the face of the
controller/display can be accessed from the remote. In addition, the remote has
the exclusive Jump and Scan features. The remote comes with a metal clip and
infrared emitters on both ends to allow you to mount the remote in a permanent
location, if desired.
Display Options: The XM
Commander's controller/display gives you three options for displaying channel
information. Using the controls on the controller/display or the remote control,
you can toggle through the following display options:
- Channel name, channel number, and
- Channel name, channel number, and
- Artist name and song title
Tuning Options: There are
several options for selecting channels on the XM Commander:
- Direct Tuning: You can
select a channel by number by entering the channel number using the number
keys on the unit or remote.
- Preset Tuning: The XM
Commander can store up to 30 preset channels in 3 different memory banks
(Preset A, Preset B, and Preset C). Once a preset bank has been selected,
you can enter the preset number 1-10 from the number keys on the unit or
- Tuning Wheel: You can tune
channels in sequence by rotating the controller/display's tuning wheel.
- Remote Control: You can tune
channels in sequence using the up/down buttons on the remote control.
- Category Tuning: The
two Category Tuning buttons on the remote control allows you to cycle
through the available genres of programming, such as Decades, Country, Hits,
Christian, Rock, Urban, Jazz & Blues, Dance, Latin, World, Classical,
Kids, News, Sports, Comedy, Talk & Variety, and Premium. Once the
category has been selected, you can choose the channel from that category
using the up/down buttons.
TuneSelect: TuneSelect is an XM
feature which allows you to "tag" up to 15 songs you like and have the
XM Commander alert you when any of those songs is playing on a different
Preview: In many cases, you can
preview what artist and song is playing on other channels without changing
channels. When a desired song or artist appears, you can select that channel to
Jump: The Jump feature
(activated by the remote) lets you immediately revert back to last channel
selected. Pressing the Jump button returns you to the original channel played
prior to initiating the jump process. With this feature, you can cycle back and
forth between two channels.
Scan: The Scan feature
(activated by the remote) allows you to automatically and sequentially cycle
through presets in the active bank, channels in the active category, or all
channels until the desired channel is found. Each channel plays audio for 5
seconds, after which the radio tunes to the next channel in the scanning order.
Save/Recall: You can save the
artist's name, song title, channel name and channel number on the current
channel for future reference. Up to 15 different items can be saved at once,
after which any new information that is saved will replace the oldest
information in memory.
Audio Output: You can adjust
the audio output level to match the XM Commander's output to the other sources
in your vehicle's sound system.
Hideaway Receiver: The XM
Commander's hideaway receiver has a built-in FM modulator with 6 FM frequencies
to choose from. The modulator enables XM reception in any vehicle with an FM
radio. In addition, the hideaway receiver also has stereo line outputs (with
female RCA jacks) for use with receivers with auxiliary inputs. Constant power,
switched power, and ground connections are included.
XM Micro Antenna: The supplied
low-profile XM Radio antenna features a strong magnetic mount. The antenna must
be installed in a flat portion of a metal vehicle roof with at least 12" x
12" of surface area and a minimum of 6" from a window or sunroof. The
antenna has a single-wire antenna cable with a single FAKRA-type connector.
- Controller/Display: W=4.532",
- Overall: W=5.814",
H=2.239", D=0.549" (1.083" including mounted
- Cutout (for flush mount):
W=4.689", H=1.933", D=0.385"
- Hideaway Receiver:
W=4.464", H=1.273", D=4.35" (5.115" including mounting
- Antenna: W=1.765",
- Remote Control:
W=1.561", H=0.866", L=4.254"