"Smartlink Direct" is the name of the new technology that connects the ZENEC Z-N326 and Z-N426 infotainers to the smartphone.

The Z-N326 and Z-N426 infotainers enable ZENEC to network modern mobile phones in the vehicle. ZENEC uses "Smartlink Direct" technology to connect iPhone and Android-Smartphone mobile phones to the infotainment system. The driver can use his own apps or music from his iPhone or Android smartphone in his vehicle.
The basic prerequisite is that the vehicles must have a 2-DIN installation.

When a compatible smartphone is connected to the device via USB port, tapping on the Smartlink Direct main icons open the pairing options of the smartphone, or the display mode if the phone has been successfully paired before.

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Smartlink Direct icon

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Smartlink Direct control panel button

Smartlink Direct control interface

Smartlink Direct control bar icons

Smartphone app linking

2DIN Smartlink Direct Tutorial iPhone

2DIN Smartlink Direct Tutorial Android

Smartlink Direct icon

When a compatible smartphone is connected to the device via USB port, tapping on the Smartlink Direct main icons open the pairing options of the smartphone, or the display mode if the phone has been successfully paired before.

Function Icon Operation
 Smartlink Direct Tap to enter the Smartlink Direct mode

Smartlink Direct linking

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Control panel button


The Drive Mode control interface offers several options to configure and operate this App on the device, including the control of smartphone functions. See the three icons in the right hand side vertical area, which target operation and control of the (paired + connected) smartphone.

Function Icon Operation
Smartlink Direct Drive Mode Control Panel Button Tapping on this circular button opens five control icons. Press and hold this Smartlink Direct button allows to move it into any position on the display screen.


Control Interface


Function Icon Operation
Drive Mode Panel Back Icon
  Tap to exit Drive Mode panel
Smartlink Control Bar Icon for menu control bar (to access Version info and display setup)   Tap to display infos and open display setup
Drive Mode Home Icon   Tap to jump back to main menu
Smartlink Setup Icon   Tap to open the Smartlink Direct setup page
Smartphone disconnect Icon   Tap to disconnect the smartphone and to jump back to smartphone select page
Battery Level and Charge Status icon   Shows battery level and charge status (no operation)
Drive Mode Icon to activate or lock screen rotation   Tap to activate screen (auto) rotation, or lock of screen rotation in dependency to smartphone
Smartlink Icon for menu bar   Tap to open menu bar
Display of Time   Display of Time (no operating function)
Smartphone Control Bar Icons to operate the connected smartphone (Icons and control logic may vary in accordance with connected smartphone model) Tap to access/ open further functions of the connected smartphone

Control bar icons

Smartlink Direct control bar to access versioninfo and display setup.

Function Icon Operation
Drive Mode ON/OFF Icon
  Tap to close Drive Mode panel
Drive Mode Setup Icon
  Tap to access Drive Mode setup
Version-Info (Software) Icon
  Tap to show current software version info of the Smartlink Direct application installed on this device.

App linking

In the Drive Mode panel, you can link Apps on your smartphone to become a Smartlink Direct embedded function on the ZENEC device. Tap on the respective function field in the Drive Mode panel, where you want to assign a specific function. With the linked smartphone app, you can operate the app control functions directly via Zenec device (Android OS).

NOTE
When a main system software update is installed on the device, the Smartlink Direct license will get overwritten (erased). The Smartlink Direct App will attempt to reload the UUID based license after a software update automatically. Make sure to connect a Smartphone right after the update has completed. Contact the ZENEC Support in case of Smartlink Direct function mishaps, after such an update.