Z-N528 – 2-DIN with apple CarPlay and Google Android AutoThe Z-N528 is a 2-DIN infotainer of the latest generation with a capacitive touch-sensitive 6.75“/17.1 cm display. Via its hard key bar at the front panel, the Z-N528 is perfectly suited for totally straightforward operation while driving.
The Z-N528 provides for an easy and totally safe smartphone use in the car. The USB(1) port on the device lets you dock your phone directly to the infotainer – the Z-N528 is Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto certified. Making phone calls, use Google or Apple maps to find a destination, play music and send or receive messages is true mobile convenience where the choice is yours: control and operate apps either via device touchscreen or with the Apple Siri or Google’s voice assistants. Thanks to the simple, intuitive user interfaces specially designed for in-car use, driver distraction is minimized – thus you can fully concentrate on driving.
The clear digital radio reception of the integrated DAB+ tuner is impressive, while the Z-N528 does score with several tuner comfort functions in addition: MOT Slideshow, DLS text, DAB<>DAB Service Following, and Comfort Scan. The high-sensitivity FM RDS tuner ensures good reception of conventional FM stations in regions where the DAB+ broadcasting network is not established sufficiently well yet.
The Z-N528 supports the playback of the latest audio and video formats of USB memory devices connected via USB 2.0 port. The USB(1) port does charge Apple and Android smartphone batteries with up to 2,000 mA charging current.
The Z-N528 does offer some nice advanced audio setup features. The audio DSP based 5-channel time alignment helps to adjust the virtual speaker locations to yield an improved staging and stereo image. The graphical 8-band equalizer can be used to counteract particularities of the car cabin, or to dial in the sound to suit personal preferences. The active crossover with selectable 12 dB or 24 dB/oct. highpasss filter for front and rear speakers allows the perfect integration of high quality aftermarket speaker systems and amplifiers for smooth and detailed music reproduction.
Lastly, the up-to-date Bluetooth 4.2 module with advanced hands-free functions gives you control over the simple management of contact favorites, a swift phonebook contact search using initial letter of given or family name, or convenient A2DP music streaming.
*1 Supported A/V file formats: MP3, FLAC, AAC, WMA, AVI, MPEG-1/2, MPEG4, M4V (H.264), MKV 1080p, WMV, XviD.
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||Notes on the Bluetooth hands-free function
The Z-N528 uses a modern Bluetooth solution from Sunplus developed for usage in the automotive environment. The module supports the Bluetooth 4.2 profile, which ensures a high compatibility of the ZENEC Z-N528 and all device relevant Bluetooth functions in combination with most actual smartphone brands and models.
Exceptions for Bluetooth function or profile components that do not seem to run correctly usually originate from provider-specific smartphone firmware (third-party provider).
In order to be sure that a given smartphone is compatible with the relevant BT functions of the target device, it is advisable to test a given device combination in the shop of an authorized retailer before purchase.Additional information:
Some smartphones require a confirmation to allow access to the phone book contact list. The phonebook access confirmation needs to be performed by the user, if necessary.
If you encounter connection problems, always check to see if a newer firmware version is available for your phone and install it. After a smartphone update you should delete the previous device pairing on the device, restart the smartphone and pair it anew.