has anyone heard of this navigation system, i went to a local Subaru dealer who is selling me this system on a new car. It's called the smart mirror http://www.azentekonline.com/cms/content/view/79/180/
some states don't let you have a GPSr mounted to the windshield ... can't imagine they'll go for giving up your rearview mirror!
the rearview mirror does not sound like the most ideal location for your GPS display... at least to me. I like being able to actually see traffic with my mirrors!
Azentek's SmartMirror is in High-Demand
Monday, 06 October 2008
There is a new era of automotive innovations continuing to grow worldwide. Azentek is helping to lead this era in the state of Michigan, where the automotive industry was first started. There are several exciting things currently happening at Azentek, however one new product gaining headway for in-car technology is the SmartMirror.
The SmartMirror is a rearview mirror with integrated GPS navigation, Bluetooth hands-free cellular connectivity, and backup camera capability. Released in August of this year, car dealerships and retailers are seeing a huge response for this product because it offers great technology features that customers want without changing the streamlined, factory, finish of the dash board.
"The initial sales have far exceeded any of our expectations," said Pete Muller, Azentek's VP of Sales & Marketing. "We've had to ramp-up production at our factory just to meet the demand and consumers are currently on waiting lists just to get ahold of a SmartMirror."
The SmartMirror SM-450 is priced at $799 MSRP and features GPS navigation, Samsung 400Mhz processor, 2GB SD card for storing maps, pictures, and e-books, 4.0” Touch Screen LCD monitor, Integrated speaker, Built-in Bluetooth functions including Bluetooth hands free phone, Call History log, and Auto call answering.
For more information on the Azentek SmartMirror, visit http://www.smartmirror.com.
Azentek, LLC. is a highly innovative manufacturer of cutting‐edge technologies for the automotive consumer and industrial markets. Specializing in PC‐based solutions, Azentek is poised to make history with the very first all‐in‐one infotainment systems available for both the OEM and aftermarket. With a dedicated in‐house R&D department that has spent many years to finalize the perfect "Car PC", Azentek will soon be launching a complete line, beginning with the Atlas CPC‐1000, in early 2009. For more information, please visit http://www.azentek.com.
Looks to me like they teamed up with Navigon.
Doesn't look like they gave up any rear view mirror surface, but instead added to it, and added the Navigon 7100.
If you add POI-Warner and a Red Light Camera or any other POI file to it, would make the Smart Mirror a winner hands down. No wonder these are flying off the shelf.
This a pricey unit so be prepared
Is the nuvi-mirror next?.
i saw the unit it did not seem to have a usb to upload poi's, it did have a sd card on the side that seems to hold the map info can you add the poi's to that sd card.
bboyzny - do you currently have a GPS? If so, take your unit and tape it firmly to your rearview mirror. Then drive around for a few days and try to use it. My guess is that it will be rather uncomfortable trying to use a unit at the height of a rearview mirror.
Also, for the price of the Azentek you could buy the top of the line Nuvi or TomTom and still have money left over. Plus be able to use your GPS in other cars.
This is just a gimmick GPS. No different than a built in model.
I will give that a try , thanks for all your help
One other thing to think about. There does not seem to be any support for this device. The Azentek website does not have any support links. Not even a working accessories link. So how do you get map updates, firmware updates, etc.
And the Navigon site does not have any hits for Azentek, so they don't support this product either.
And the Navigon site does not have any hits for Azentek, sotheir site they don't support this product either.
It's a Navigon, so it can be supported from their site.
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