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Blaupunkt CapeTown 940

Blaupunkt India Launches Next-Gen Infotainment System:

Now-a-days cars are being used to travel longer distances than before. On a long-distance travel, what matters most to the car occupants is; how to spend good time in the car while they are travelling. In most cars, the entertainment system is already pre-installed by the manufacturer. Usually it is only a basic music system, capable of playing radio & digital music at the most. However, this does not meet the expectations of the newer generation travellers. The customers are now looking for an all-inclusive in-car entertainment with better features such as a touch-screen, video player, navigation etc. over the standard music systems. For this reason Blaupunkt launched Blaupunkt capetown 940.

Different multimedia systems have already entered the ever-growing after-market of automotive accessories and customers now have a lot of choice than ever before. To take a lead in the new-gen infotainment segment, Blaupunkt has introduced one of the most advanced multimedia systems in India. This newly launched high-end infotainment system - Blaupunkt CapeTown 940 is based on Google’s Android and has been priced at Rs. 54,990/-.

Blaupunkt CapeTown 940 (Photo - Blaupunkt)
Blaupunkt CapeTown 940 (Photo - Blaupunkt)

Blaupunkt CapeTown 940 advanced multimedia system has following features:

  1. 2-Din multimedia system
  2. 6.8 inch TFT touch (capacitive) screen display
  3. Cortex-9 Dual-Core chipset with 1 GHz processor
  4. 1-GB DDR3 ram & permanent internal memory
  5. Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean OS
  6. Bluetooth Connectivity, iPod / iPhone Connectivity
  7. Front USB & AUX –in
  8. 3 Rear USB and microSD card slots
  9. An optional navigation with live traffic updates for select cities
  10. USB dongle and Wi-Fi hotspot
  11. Rear seat amusement zone
  12. A rear camera input to connect a rear mounted camera
Blaupunkt CapeTown 940 Navigation (Photo - Blaupunkt)
Blaupunkt CapeTown 940 Navigation (Photo - Blaupunkt)

Special Features:

The Radio of the CapeTown 940 is equipped with CODEM IV high-end tuner, an FM (RDS), AM (MW/LW) tuner and World tuner (switchable). The CapeTown 940 Data carrier supports DVD, VCD, CD, CD-ROM, USB, SDHC and SD formats. It also features Steering Wheel Control input, Twin Display (radio plus external monitor) and an HDMI input. Blaupunkt has also equipped Cape Town 940 with an internet connectivity via Wi-Fi, android music player app, HDMI/MHL, independent rear seat entertainment zone, Bluetooth with Twin connect – connecting two phones simultaneously with an option to choose which phone to be used for dialling.

The CapeTown 940 also features a unique ‘Mirror Mode’. With this, the users can project / stream the screen of their smartphones onto the system’s main screen & rear screens and also control the applications of iPhone and Android smartphone via radio TFT. Blaupunkt India has also collaborated with MapmyIndia who will provide offline maps on the microSD card – an optional service on the Cape Town 940 to those opting this service at an additional cost of Rs. 3,990/-.

Blaupunkt CapeTown 940 Remote (Photo - Blaupunkt)
Blaupunkt CapeTown 940 Remote (Photo - Blaupunkt)

Pankaj Jagwani, Managing Director, Blaupunkt India said "Connected car features are increasingly desirable to the customer and OEMs struggle with finding a robust reliable solution to realize this functionality in the near term. The company has OEM android platforms in active production since 2012 and is currently developing next gen android radios for several leading OEMs in Asia and internationally, with a number of launches planned in the near future."

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