What is the different between WINCE & ANDROID Headunits?
Posted: Sep 27, 2017 in WINCE Vs Android - Which unit is best for me?
It wasn’t too long ago when WinCE and Android OS (Operating Systems) were in completely different weight categories and you wouldn’t even begin to compare them. But now the two titans of in-car entertainment systems are battling it out to become the most credible heavyweight in the market.
History clearly shows how the previous punching power of Windows CE (Microsoft) gave it a superior advantage over any of its challengers. However, lately, Android have been bulking up. And now they’re going toe to toe with WinCE for the title of best international head unit.
Here’s how they match up…
WinCE Car Stereo Vs Android Car Stereo:
WinCE is renowned for its simplicity and efficiency. Ultimately, it delivers to what the customer expects and gives them a secure understanding and stability in a product. In the opposite corner, the opposing argument is that Android offer too many functions making it a lot more complex and difficult to manage or understand; possibly leading to more errors. On the flip side of that, perhaps the OS with the most functionality will suit more people and more vehicles, allowing for greater entertainment.
If it’s features and accessories you like, the range of gadgets that are compatible with Android are far superior to that of WinCE. The simplest way to make a clear comparison is to check out our features tab on any Android or WINCE car stereo on our website.
A decade ago, the reputation of WinCE would demolish anybody who dared to challenge it. Nowadays, Android have built up a fearsome reputation and following making it more than formidable. It’s anybody’s call.
Due to the fact that each of the competitors are constantly renewing their OS with additional software updates, they tend to match one another when it comes to the technical specifications. The guarantee with WinCE is that you are investing in a reliable and smooth operation. They pride themselves on performance. Android are now matching that performance but due to its excessive additional features, it demands more from its processors. To tackle that, they recently introduced their Octa-Core range.
Hello , thinking of purchasing the Rosen headrest DVD
Posted: Nov 26, 2016 by Frank Thompson in INSTALLATION QUESTIONS
With Rosen as they offer a wide selection, and different OE type finishing trims, its best to speak to one of our sales team who will be able to assist you in making the right choices and walk you through the ordering process, costs and installation.
As these are designed to reto-fit your car there are a few questions we would need to ask to ensure that we get the correct match and stitching.
Our office number is 01905775445 or you can reach them at email@example.com
Hi. how do I qualify for 12 months interest free credit
Posted: Oct 27, 2016 by John in 0% Interest Free Credit
There are some indepth answers that can be founed here, in relation to our 0% finance offer.
How do i Apply for 0% Finance?
Posted: Oct 27, 2016 in 0% Interest Free Credit
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Car Vision Workshops and Show room overhaul
Posted: Sep 29, 2015 by admin in FREE WORKSHOP INSTALLATION
We are pleased to say that all the hardwork and building has now been completed in the second fase to our revamped offices and workshop. We aim to make the staff and customers stay as nice and inviting as we can.
We Cover the EAST for Installations
Posted: Sep 19, 2015 by admin in New Fitting service now covers EAST ANGLIA
We have been working hard to deliver you a service within areas currently not covered by our National Installations team and proud to announce our NEW service within East Anglia. Gary is a hard and professional Installer with many years of car audio electronice experiance.
GET A QUOTE: Call Gary on 03334560236
Or email him email@example.com
Fitting a rear view camera Help Guide
Posted: Sep 16, 2015 by admin in Engineers Section
We are asked a lot for information surrounding the installation and preperation of reversing cameras.
There are some very fundermental and easy processes to follow, lets call them the basics.
This is a common way to install and route the leads, shown in the image below.
Above is a simpe arrangement using the cars 12V feed to both trigger the head unit into reverse (None canbus cars) via 12V posative feed, but also used to supply a constant 12V feed to the camera also. like Kia, Hyundai and others.
Some other cars, such as BMW, Merc, Audi have canbus detection in the bulbs, and therefore does not offer enough power in most instances to drive a rear 12V camera, so we use the above as a guid to trigger a 4 pin realy. So instead of the cars reverse light powering the camera we simply use the reverse lamp as a stable trigger, and use a constant 12V Feed from another saurse to feed the power to the camera.
Signs of canbus cars, are fuzzy screens, Blue screen, no signal, Major lines going through the screen. Dont get confused with engine interferance, this is something totaly different.
Here is an example of a 4 pin layout,
NB> all information here is for use by customers, however executed on there own risk - We cannot and will not be reliable for any personal or otherwise dammage to self, other persons, thurd parites, and other wise.
Different Type connectors for DAB Radio
Posted: Sep 16, 2015 by admin in Engineers Section
There are several types of DAB connectors, DriveAudio tend to use the F-Type connector, as other brands preffer the others. There are adaptors widly available to change from one to the other. If you are unsure please ask our sales staff and they will point you in the right direction.
List of common connections,
NaviExtras Map Updates for Dynavin N6
Posted: Aug 31, 2015 by admin in MAP UPDATES
The list of free contents is available after registering your device with the Naviextras Toolbox.
If you have not installed the Naviextras Toolbox yet, please download it from here.
*** Please note that the Maps updates from Naviextras are ONLY for the Dynavin N6 and that it is the responsability of the customer to ensure that they register with them to get latest updates. Car Vision and or any of its resellers or dealers take no responsability in the frequency of updates provided by the mapping provider. We also take no responsability in the Maps, before and after updating.
Please follow all instructions by the vendor, and ensire that you complete the updates in full.
If fo rwhatever reason you find yourself in need of assistance, please click here: https://www.naviextras.com/shop/portal/support
You can also find help under the "Supported Device" section of there site. https://www.naviextras.com/shop/portal/devicessupport#Dynavin
HONDA CVR Steering control wiring. 2006 2009
Posted: Aug 22, 2015 by admin in Engineers Section
This PDF will help you understand the wiring config for the older type Honda CRV, 2006-2009
Honda CRV wiring for steering
Honda CRV 2014 wiring with Steering control configuration.
How to use a Multi-meter to define restive steering controls
Posted: Aug 21, 2015 by admin in Engineers Section
Came accross this PDF and found it really intresting and easy to understand.
Thanks to Clutchfield (Com)
Updating new APONIA mapping
Posted: Jul 18, 2015 by admin in MAP UPDATES
Here you will find more details on how to update the Aponia maps,
Licence Activation on Devices without Internet Connection
If the activation is a part of the application installation, please skip the first two steps.
In the Main Menu, click on Serial Numbers.
Note: this item is usually available on the second page of the Main Menu, especially on devices with smaller displays.
Either click on one of the preset trial licences or on the highlighted button in order to enter your own serial number.
Enter your Installation Code into the form in License Activation. You will receive theActivation Code in return.
Auto Edit MP3 Tags & Fix Mislabeled Music Info
Posted: Jun 9, 2015 in Music and MP3 Tags
How to Give Your Music Collection a Full Makeover
TidyMyMusic supports both iTunes and you local music files. It can be aggravating when your iTunes or other music library are peppered with missing mp3 tags, wrong artwork or artist information, and duplicate songs.
Wondershare TidyMyMusic is an easier-than-ever solution to batch edit music tags, and find album cover art, artist name, song name, genre info. You can also use it to download lyrics and weep out duplicate tracks.
Automatic Music Tagger to Fix Mislabeled Music Info
Say goodbye to labels like "unknown artist" and "Track 01". And say hello to complete music infomation including the right name, artist, album, cover art, genre, year, etc. TidyMyMusic fixes music tags, quickly & automatically!
Find Missing Album Artwork with Ease
Don't settle for boring icons in your music library when you can instead have the original album artwork. TidyMyMusic automatically finds and downloads album cover art so your library looks its best.
View Song Lyrics too!
When listening to your music, you might want to view the song lyrics so you can sing along. TidyMyMusic finds and downloads song lyrics for instant viewing.
Remove Duplicate Songs
Duplicated MP3 files take up a lot of the valuable hard drive space. TidyMyMusic automatically identifies duplicate music in iTunes or local library, and it’s up to you to choose which one to stay and which has to go. And you can keep both if you like.
Take the Track Information on the Go
A permanent fix that you can take everywhere. The retrieved information or ID3 tag, including track details, album arts and lyrics, is embedded to the MP3 file itself. So you can sync all the information with the MP3 file to other devices like your iPod, iPad, iPhone and much more.
If you are not satisfied with the information retrieved, you can edit it any way you want.
For All Music
TidyMyMusic is designed to clean up iTunes and local folders for your best music experience.
How does the Free Fitting work?
Posted: Apr 10, 2015 in FREE WORKSHOP INSTALLATION
We offer in Store FREE FITTING on selected items. This will be promoted within the products that you are intrested in. Free installation is a service offered to customers who purchase goods from us, eiher on line or via the website.
It works quite simple, you purchase the products that offer free workshop installation and then arrange with our sales team to have your ftting done, time and date convenient to both partes.
An appointment is made and confirmation emails sent.
** THIS SERVICE CAN BE ADDED TO YOUR ORDER FROM THE CHECKOUT PAGE UNDER DLEIVERY - YPU CAN OPT OUR OF DELIVERY AND SELECT WORKSHOP INSTALLATION
AFTER YOUR ONLINE ORDER HAS BEEN PROCESSED ONE OF OUR CUSTOMER SUPPORT TEAM WILL CALL OR EMAIL YOU WITH AVAILABLE DATES
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SERVICE IS FOR WORKSHOP DRIVE-IN INSTALLS ONLY - MOBILE FITTING IS CHARGABLE AND CAN BE FOUND HERE> MOBILE FITTING
HOW TO ADD FREE WORKSHOP INSTALL TO YOUR SHOPPING CART
1- Select the product you wish to purchase
2- Select the Workshop icon
3- update your selection and proceed to checkout.
PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BELOW
Only Available on selected products. To take advantage of the Free Drive in Install please book this on placing the order if order is made over the phone or please add the free installation service to you basket if ordering online.
The Free install is not available on any products once the order has been shipped out/ delivered to customer or on products that have been partially fitted by Customer or by a 3rd party. If this is the case then a standard discounted fee would apply. Please enquiry on price
To get your hands on our special offer, simply call us and arrange a time and date for you to drop in to us and we'll fit your first itemabsolutely FREE- we will advise on the item that will be fitted for free and the items that will be classed as additional and what the installation charge will be for the addition item/s to be installed.
We will only charge you for additional items, such as Digital TV upgrade, DVD, Reversing cameras, etc.
A deposit maybe asked prior to installation taking place.
So that we have the available engineers, we recommend that you book in with us, however from time to time, we can accommodate same day install, however it’s suggested to call us first to prevent disappointment.
We will charge for any additional item that you have fitted. So the first item has no installation charge, however every additional item will need to be quoted.
Should you take up the Free Drive in Installation service at Car Vision UK in Droitwich then all warranty issues will need to be investigated by ourselves in our branch, you will need to make an appointment and drive back in to us. The warranty cannot be transferred or sold to a third party.
We have excluded all Rear View cameras, Heated Seats and Digital TV upgrades. All of our sat nav OEM range and DVD Headrests are covered by this offer unless otherwise stated.
Car Vision has the right to withdraw or amend this promotion without notice.
Car Vision may ask for a deposit. This is none refundable if you change your mind or cannot make your appointment.
We ask if you cannot make you appointment and need to either re-arrange or cancel completely that you inform us at the most earliest time, so that we can free up your allocated time slot to enable us to offer it to someone else.
Please read our full Terms and conditions for anything not covered above.
What do we do next?
Once you have found what you are looking for, simply add to cart and pay for the goods through the standard shop process. Including the FREE INSTALLATION will prompt a member of staff to call you to make an appointment and book you in.
**** This offer is only available from our Droitwich Workshops.
Please enquire prior to selecting this offer that the goods you are looking for us to install for you are covered by our ‘Free Installation offer’.
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call SALES 0333 700 7110
or WORKSHOP 01905 775445 for Tech Support
In the event i cannot make the time?
We know things happen!! so best thing to do in this instance is to call us and let us know your situation, we do take a deposit for this work and if you deside not to let us know, the deposit is then used to cover our costs. Best to simply pick up the phone and let us know prior to your install, we can then work with you to find another suitable date and time. Simply do not turn up and you will lose your deposit.
Our Office number is 01905775445 and for afterhours, best to email email@example.com
Can i download a Manual for BeonRoad
Posted: Apr 10, 2015 in MAP UPDATES
Where can i get the latest user manual from for Beonroad Mapping?
Here is a link to the manual, please see below.
Be-on-Road Mapping User Manual
Fitting an Astra J DriveAudio
Posted: Apr 10, 2015 in INSTALLATION QUESTIONS
Below is a PDF Fitting manual for our DriveAudio Premium Astra J unit.
PDF Fitting instructions for the ASTRA J DriveAudio Navi system
Click on the link above to download the instructions.
Best practice is to read through the manual and get formilur with the wiring layouts and fitting instructions. The biggest call to our team is from customers how jump right in without preperation and then realise that if some preporation was done prior to fitting most "if not all" issues faced when fitting would have been resolved.
How do i get my maps updated?
Posted: Mar 14, 2015 in MAP UPDATES
Updating your maps is quite easy, simply click on the link below and follow Apoina's instructions.
Installation Guide - WinCE
In order to install Aponia GPS Navigation on a WinCE device it is necessary to use the Aponia Wizard program, which is available here:
Connect your device to the PC in the Mass storage mode. Start Aponia Wizard and select the target location for the application data. Click the Next button to continue.
Enter your serial number and click OK.
Note: this step will be skipped if you are using the Wizard for the trial version.
Wait until the Wizard downloads all of the selected components. When finished, turn off the Mass storage mode on your device.
Now you need to specify the path to Aponia GPS Navigation on your device. Find the Navi path icon on the device desktop and click on it.
The last step of the installation is the licence activation, which you can find out more about here: License Activation on Devices without Internet Connection