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ZENEC“s BMW Sat Nav Z-E3215 MkII Impresses the Press

„Modern infotainment for BMW 3 Series E90 – E93“, is the verdict of German Car & HiFi magazine (02/2017) on ZENEC’s new multimedia navigation system Z-E3215 MkII, awarding it a „Highlight“ accolade.

ZENEC"s BMW Sat Nav Z-E3215 MkII Impresses the Press

Highlight: Z-E3215 MkII sat nav for BMW 3

Even though no more BMW 3 Series E90 have been built for some years now, there are still many cars of this popular model running on European roads. However, the factory installed infotainment technology of about 12 years ago is now out-dated. With the Z-E3215 MkII, ZENEC has a multimedia navigation system in its product range that can easily be retrofitted in the BMW 3 Series to provide modern infotainment. The German Car & HiFi magazine tested the new BMW sat nav in issue 02/2017, and awarded it the „Highlight“ accolade.
Like its predecessor, the Z-E3212 MkII has also been designed to fit perfectly in the BMW 3 Series: „The ZENEC has exactly the same dimensions as the original BMW head unit. Also included in the kit is a front panel that goes round the air conditioning controls. The original look of the instrument panel is therefore kept, with the orange button illumination matching the BMW color“. But praise from Car & HiFi is not just for the appearance: „The Z-E3215 MkII also works perfectly with the vehicle electrical system.“ The Z-E3215 MkII thus supports the BMW steering wheel remote control, and displays the data of the optical parking assist in combination with the image of the rear-view camera. The acoustic PDC connection is made with the internal buzzer.
That the vehicle integration of the ZENEC BMW sat nav is an all round success for Car & HiFi is also shown by the automatic booting of the Z-E3215 MkII on a CAN wake-up signal. In BMW vehicles, 30 minutes after central locking the power supply to the radio is cut, all personal settings are lost in the case of conventional naviceivers. Not so with the Z-E3215 MkII: „The Z-E3215 saves the device user data internally on an EEPROM. So when the vehicle is unlocked, the ZENEC reboots and reloads all settings.“
ZENEC’s new BMW sat nav impressed the testers with its comprehensive multimedia features: „As is usual with ZENEC, the BMW model also offers a full set of entertainment, communications, and information features.“ Beside the DSP assisted FM tuner, the media hub offers the option of connecting three USB sources, including iPhone. In addition, according to the testers, there is a „hands-free system with all the familiar functions for comfortable telephony“, and the option of transmitting music via Bluetooth.
The navigation system of the Z-E3215 MkII also picked up points with maps for the whole of Europe, and more than 6 million Premium points of interest: The graphical representation of the route guidance is clear with three-dimensional rendering of buildings and terrain, real junction view, and tunnel mode. Route guidance is supported acoustically with text-to-speech, including the announcement of street names.
„With the Z-E3215 MkII, ZENEC offers owners of older 3 Series BMWs a wonderful opportunity to get the very latest infotainment into the dashboard“, is the conclusion reached by the tech journalists of Car & HiFi, rewarding ZENEC’s new sat nav with the „Highlight“ accolade.

The brand Zenec stands for pure in-car multimedia. Moniceivers, naviceivers, roof mount and universal monitors sum to a well rounded portfolio of in-car products. Added to that are accessory components like DVB-T/DAB+-tuners, rear view cameras and headphones. All Zenec devices are perfectly compatible with one another.
The Zenec multimedia range is perceived to follow the edge of technology, but also to stand out with an exceptional price/performance value. Yet, quality before quantity is the other important maxim given, Zenec is strictly adhering to.
In 2008, Zenec brought the first E>GO model onto the market, thereby immediately establishing a completely new category of device: the vehicle-specific naviceiver. E>GOs are a perfect fit – visually and technically – in the respective target vehicle, without additional bezels, adapters and hours of installation work. With the new line up 2013/2014 there are E>GOs to fit into over 60 models of vehicle.
Few car media brands have ever started out as successfully as Zenec. Today, Zenec has established itself as undisputed market leader for multimedia navigation and spots – according to the Association for Consumer Research (Gfk) – in the German speaking territories a market share in excess of 35%.

Firmenkontakt
Zenec by ACR (engl.)
Denny Krauledat
Bohrtumweg 1
5300 Bad Zurzach
0041-56-269 64 47
denny.krauledat@acr.eu
http://www.zenec.com

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Michaela Lechner
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030-61403817
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Premium sat nav for the BMW 3 – ZENEC’s Z-E3215 MkII

Optimal in-vehicle integration, many multimedia and Bluetooth functions, and a top quality navigation system – market leader ZENEC unveils its new naviceiver for the BMW 3 Series.

Premium sat nav for the BMW 3 - ZENEC

Z-E3215 MkII sat nav for BMW 3

Premium navitainment for the premium marque from Munich – with the Z-E3215 MkII the Swiss firm ZENEC is launching a new touchscreen naviceiver for the BMW 3 Series. The Z-E3215 MkII, a facelift of the successful Z-E3215 awarded the „Best Product“ accolade by Car & Hifi magazine (03/2013), comes with new navigation software that provides very precise route guidance.
Like its predecessor, the Z-E3215 MkII allows optimal visual and technical integration in the BMW 3 Series and E9X vehicle models – interfacing with the steering wheel remote control, the BMW power system, and the Optical Parking System. The interface is of central importance for this E>GO model. But functions like the automatic CAN signal induced boot process, the Z-E3215 MkII is at least a nose long ahead of all the others. In addition, the Z-E3215 MkII stores the user settings internally, reloading them when the vehicle gets unlocked. Your Z-E3215 MkII naviceiver is therefore ready for use before you have even buckled yourself up.
The Z-E3215 MkII is an innovative media station, ideally equipped for playing digital media and A/V formats like MP3, WMA, Xvid and AVI. Zenec“s BMW navigation system has a USB hub for connecting three USB 2.0 sticks. An iPod/iPhone interface can be connected as well, obtainable separately.
Maximum comfort in handling phone calls is offered by the integrated Bluetooth unit from market leader Parrot. Via the user-independent voice recognition, it is easy to control call functions and access phonebook contacts directly by voice command; music streams can easily be played from the mobile phone via A2DP.
An innovative FM tuner with DSP ensures optimal radio reception, as well as a clear sound even under poor reception conditions and weak broadcasting stations, thanks to adaptive noise reduction.
The high resolution 6.2″/15.7 cm TFT LCD touchscreen display allows comfortable control of all functions. Large icons, logically structured user navigation, and the new clear menu design ensure that the BMW E>GO can be controlled intuitively and safely while driving.
In the Z-E3215 MkII infotainment features are combined with a modern navigation system. The EU map package with 47 countries navigates using the new ZENEC NextGen navigation engine, and contains over 6 million Premium points of interest. The device is supplied with one year map update subscription.

The brand Zenec stands for pure in-car multimedia. Moniceivers, naviceivers, roof mount and universal monitors sum to a well rounded portfolio of in-car products. Added to that are accessory components like DVB-T/DAB+-tuners, rear view cameras and headphones. All Zenec devices are perfectly compatible with one another.
The Zenec multimedia range is perceived to follow the edge of technology, but also to stand out with an exceptional price/performance value. Yet, quality before quantity is the other important maxim given, Zenec is strictly adhering to.
In 2008, Zenec brought the first E>GO model onto the market, thereby immediately establishing a completely new category of device: the vehicle-specific naviceiver. E>GOs are a perfect fit – visually and technically – in the respective target vehicle, without additional bezels, adapters and hours of installation work. With the new line up 2013/2014 there are E>GOs to fit into over 60 models of vehicle.
Few car media brands have ever started out as successfully as Zenec. Today, Zenec has established itself as undisputed market leader for multimedia navigation and spots – according to the Association for Consumer Research (Gfk) – in the German speaking territories a market share in excess of 35%.

Firmenkontakt
Zenec by ACR (engl.)
Oliver Blum
Bohrtumweg 1
5300 Bad Zurzach
0041-56-269 64 52
oliver.blum@acr.eu
http://www.zenec.com

Pressekontakt
punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
030-61403817
micha@punctum-berlin.de
http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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Navitainer for the price conscious – Xzent’s X-302BT MkII

XZENT’s new 2-DIN sat nav X-302BT MkII offers top quality and top-end features for an impressive price/performance.

Navitainer for the price conscious - Xzent

Impressive price/performance: Xzent’s navitainer X-302BT MkII

Multimedia and navigation systems under the XZENT label are among the topsellers in the German speaking area. They have been honored by the trade press for their outstanding price/performance and ease of use on many occasions. With the introduction of the X-302BT MkII, XZENT has now given the successful 2-DIN X-302BT model a facelift.
This naviceiver with its well-thought out design sports a quality look and a large 6.2″/15.7 cm 16:9 TFT-LCD touchscreen display. The clear main menus with large icons, and the logically structured user navigation make control of the X-302BT MkII during the journey completely intuitive and safe.
XZENT’s new model with its iGO Primo 2.0 based navigation engine offers the latest in sat nav functionality. The full EU map package facilitates care-free travel throughout Europe. 3D rendering of terrain, more than 6.5 million premium points of interest, TMC, 3D Auto-Zoom, Eco and Smart modes, intelligent calculation of Real-time Route Alternatives, Parking around Destination, Traffic Jam Detour suggestions – the X-302BT MkII navigates at the highest level.
XZENT’s new multimedia navigation system is a flexible, high-performance all-rounder with modern multimedia features. The FM tuner with integrated DSP ensures optimal radio reception, as well as clear sound quality when stations are rather weak, thanks to a noise reduction DSP software. The built-in CD/DVD drive, USB port, and microSD/microSDHC card reader handle the playback of diverse media and A/V formats.
The anti-glare, resistive touchscreen delivers pin-sharp, fine resolution images at high brightness. To tune the sound as you want it, the X-302BT MkII is equipped with a 4 x 40 watt amplifier, an equalizer with 5 presets, and 4.1 audio line-outs.
The XZENT naviceiver has an HDMI C input on the front of the device for connecting compatible Android based smartphones or tablets to the X-302BT MkII, allowing the screen content of the smartphone to be easily transmitted to the XZENT device, and repeated on the touchscreen.
The Bluetooth module of the X-302BT MkII is compatible with many mobile phones, allowing safe telephony with excellent speech quality. Music stored on a mobile phone can be comfortably streamed to the naviceiver thanks to A2DP.
With two video outputs and an A/V input for the connection of a rear-view camera, or monitor, the XZENT naviceiver can be combined with additional components. Interfacing to common steering wheel remote controls is via a CAN stalk adapter, obtainable separately.

XZENT is a young brand that is focused exclusively on the „In-car Navigation and Multimedia“ sector. XZENT is the specialist for multimedia and navigation systems. As regards build quality and the range of features XZENT moni- and naviceivers are second to none and, with their sensational price/performance, are convincing right down the line.
XZENT products are now firmly established in the market – this is also demonstrated by the many awards and impressive test reports appearing in the trade press in recent years for XZENT devices.
XZENT products are distributed worldwide exclusively through the extensive ACR AG dealer network, Europe’s largest car media specialists. Among the ACR dealers you will also find a large range of accessories for XZENT systems: rear-view cameras, DAB+ and DVB-T tuners, and monitors as well as speakers and amplifiers.

Firmenkontakt
Xzent by ACR
Oliver Blum
Bohrturmweg 1
5330 Bad Zurzach
0049-56-2696452
0049-56-2696464
oliver.blum@acr.eu
http://www.xzent.com

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Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
030-61403817
030-61403819
micha@punctum-berlin.de
http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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More than a multimedia system – XZENT“s infotainer X-402

Smart solution for the cockpit: From XZENT there is now a 2-DIN moniceiver that can easily be expanded into a full sat nav system with an optional navigation microSDHC card

More than a multimedia system - XZENT"s infotainer X-402

2-DIN multimedia system XZENT X-402

If you are looking for a touchscreen multimedia system for your vehicle, then XZENT (http://www.xzent.com/) with its X-402 has an ultra modern moniceiver with integrated DAB+ tuner and impressive multimedia features in its product range. Even for those who want a versatile sat nav, the XZENT is an intelligent solution: With the X-402-SDFEU navigation micro SDHC card available for separate purchase, the X-402 can easily be expanded to a well equipped navigation system.
Simply insert the card into the micro SD card slot, and that“s it! The infotainer is turned into a naviceiver with map content for 47 European countries, Premium POI package with over 6.5 million points of interest, 3D map views, 3D Auto-Zoom for junctions and roundabouts, and much more.
Of stylish design, the X-402 comes with a very high-quality capacitive 6.2″/15.7 cm touchscreen that impresses with its transparent, high contrast image. The main functions VOLUME, HOME and HDMI are implemented as touch sensor elements, a light finger tap is all it takes to effortlessly control the X-402. Modern, clearly structured HMI pages designed for stress-free mobile use, make for truly intuitive control.
XZENT’s new multimedia device provides the most modern entertainment tools, starting with the high-sensitivity FM RDS tuner, and an integrated DAB+ tuner that boasts a host of features. These include DAB station tracking, and the display of MOT slideshows.
With a built-in CD/DVD drive, two USB ports, and Made for iPod/iPhone, the X-402 is well equipped for the latest A/V formats. Added to that is also the option to mirror images and sound on the device through the use of an optional wifi display dongle. Using the HDMI input, compatible smartphones or multimedia devices can be connected for easy transmission of audio and screen content to the XZENT.
The integrated Bluetooth hands-free system is also first class, not only for conveniently dealing with phone calls on the move, but also for streaming music from a smartphone. Synchronization with the mobile phone is automatic, so that phonebook entries are immediately available in resident memory.
The X-402 has two RCA inputs for connecting a front and a rear camera complete with switched power supply, for maneuvering and cam blendover function. Successful integration in the vehicle is also taken care of: The color of the illumination is freely selectable, and so can be optimally adjusted to the night time illumination of different cockpits.

XZENT is a young brand that is focused exclusively on the „In-car Navigation and Multimedia“ sector. XZENT is the specialist for multimedia and navigation systems. As regards build quality and the range of features XZENT moni- and naviceivers are second to none and, with their sensational price/performance, are convincing right down the line.
XZENT products are now firmly established in the market – this is also demonstrated by the many awards and impressive test reports appearing in the trade press in recent years for XZENT devices.
XZENT products are distributed worldwide exclusively through the extensive ACR AG dealer network, Europe’s largest car media specialists. Among the ACR dealers you will also find a large range of accessories for XZENT systems: rear-view cameras, DAB+ and DVB-T tuners, and monitors as well as speakers and amplifiers.

Firmenkontakt
Xzent by ACR
Oliver Blum
Bohrturmweg 1
5330 Bad Zurzach
0049-56-2696452
0049-56-2696464
oliver.blum@acr.eu
http://www.xzent.com

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punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
030-61403817
030-61403819
micha@punctum-berlin.de
http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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Special sat nav for motorhomes: the ZENEC Z-N626MH

ZENEC’s stationary navigation system Z-N626MH is easy to retrofit in any 2-DIN slot. Beside a full range of multimedia features, DAB+ and a top quality Bluetooth unit, it also offers special navigation software for motorhomes.

Special sat nav for motorhomes: the ZENEC Z-N626MH

Z-N626MH – ZENEC’s new 2 Din sat nav for motorhomes

The multimedia specialist ZENEC (http://www.zenec.com/) has started off 2016 with a new 2-DIN touchscreen sat nav: the Z-N626MH, specifically developed for motorhomes, campers, and caravans. The new naviceiver uses the technology and features of ZENEC“s top model, the Z-N626, – awarded the „Best Product“ accolade by Car & Hifi magazine (01/2016) – combining it with a special navigation software that is perfectly tailored to the requirements of motorhomes.

Z-N626MH – optimal installation solutions
Of stylish design, white touch button illumination, and a modern 15.7 cm/6.2″ touchscreen display – the Z-N626MH blends in with many cockpit designs. With a standard 2-DIN vehicle-specific mounting kit, it can be integrated perfectly into almost any vehicle. Most modern CAN/Stalk interfaces are available, even for less widespread or brand new car models.

Navigate anywhere in Europe
The Z-N626MH is a lavishly equipped navigator, naturally with TMC and text-to-speech. Detailed map data, realistic 3D rendering of terrain and landmarks, Auto-Zoom, Lane Assist, and other Smart modes make ZENEC’s motorhome sat nav the perfectly equipped route finder. 10 million kilometers of roads, and 6 million Premium Points of Interest in 47 European countries – ZENEC’s sat nav system has the latest map content, and impresses with its exact route guidance. Map updates can be downloaded free of charge from the Naviextras portal via internet for one year after start of use.

Specialist for motor homes and caravans
Whereas conventional naviceivers are optimized for cars – without regard for the special needs of motorhome drivers – the Z-N626MH is equipped with special motorhome navigation software. By choosing a vehicle profile, ZENEC’s multimedia sat nav can be perfectly matched to the particular vehicle. Vehicle parameters like height, length, width, and so on can be set, and taken account of in the route calculation. In this way motorhome drivers are offered the best route to destination.
Detailed information on campsite and motorhome stopover sites throughout Europe is provided by the preinstalled CampingSchaf POI package – with approx. 20,000 entries presently one of the most comprehensive databases available.

DAB+ on-board
The latest digital technology is used in the radio section of the Z-N626MH, thereby enabling outstanding, noise-free reception of the new DAB+ stations. The ZENEC motorhome sat nav is equipped with two FM/AM, and two DAB+ tuners, which complement and support each other. The dynamic database assisted background scan keeps the radio station lists up-to-date. A fifth RDS tuner is dedicated to the reception and processing of TMC traffic information.

Innovative multimedia, and modern communication
With a built-in CD/DVD drive, two USB ports, and Smartlink interface – with its multimedia part, the Z-N626MH impresses right down the line. With the Gracenote functions ‚More like this‘ and ‚Mood‘, separate playlists can conveniently be created from a music collection on USB media. But that“s not all: For sound optimization ZENEC’s motorhome sat nav has a DSP with parametric 11-band EQ, single-channel time alignment, and a 3-band EQ.
Thanks to the latest hands-free technology from Parrot, phone calls can be comfortably organized from the cockpit. Phonebook instant search, easy to edit favorites menu, and comfortable music streaming via A2DP are just some of the outstanding functions of the database assisted, powerful Bluetooth unit.

Ease of use a top priority
ZENEC has also placed great importance on ease of use for this motorhome sat nav. Equipped with rotary volume encoder and touch sensor buttons, the Z-N626MH is very simple to use while driving. Clear menus and intuitive menu navigation allow fast access to all functions. The large touchscreen display provides for fine image detail with high brightness levels.

The brand Zenec stands for pure in-car multimedia. Moniceivers, naviceivers, roof mount and universal monitors sum to a well rounded portfolio of in-car products. Added to that are accessory components like DVB-T/DAB+-tuners, rear view cameras and headphones. All Zenec devices are perfectly compatible with one another.
The Zenec multimedia range is perceived to follow the edge of technology, but also to stand out with an exceptional price/performance value. Yet, quality before quantity is the other important maxim given, Zenec is strictly adhering to.
In 2008, Zenec brought the first E>GO model onto the market, thereby immediately establishing a completely new category of device: the vehicle-specific naviceiver. E>GOs are a perfect fit – visually and technically – in the respective target vehicle, without additional bezels, adapters and hours of installation work. With the new line up 2013/2014 there are E>GOs to fit into over 60 models of vehicle.
Few car media brands have ever started out as successfully as Zenec. Today, Zenec has established itself as undisputed market leader for multimedia navigation and spots – according to the Association for Consumer Research (Gfk) – in the German speaking territories a market share in excess of 35%.

Firmenkontakt
Zenec by ACR (engl.)
Oliver Blum
Bohrtumweg 1
5300 Bad Zurzach
0041-56-269 64 52
oliver.blum@acr.eu
http://www.zenec.com

Pressekontakt
punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
030-61403817
micha@punctum-berlin.de
http://www.punctum-berlin.de