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OEM iPod Integration

iPod Interface Cluster Text
Aux Input
USB Input Video
Playback
Vehicle/Unit Compatibility User Manual Price
Fully fitted
Yes
Yes
No
No
£200
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
£230
Yes + MMI
screen
Yes
Yes
Yes
AVR Required
£445
Yes + MMI
screen
Yes
Yes
Yes
AVR Required
£545
Yes + MMI
screen
Yes
Yes
Yes
AVR Required
£450
Yes + MMI
screen
No
Optional

No

Call
n/a
£450
n/a
n/a
n/a

Yes
In conjunction with GW 500

£260
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
RNS510, RCD510,
Bolero, Columbus
n/a
£295

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Gateway 100
The Dension Gateway 100 is the standard solution for virtually any vehicle. Providing you with full iPod control from your car's original radio, the simple aim is to provide iPod integration without making unnecessary changes to your car's original equipment or dashboard.

Specifications:

  • Full iPod control and charging
  • 3.5mm auxiliary input jack
  • Retains OEM dashboard aesthetic
  • Song information and browsing on the OEM screen
  • Wide range of accessories to extend functionality
  • Compatible with following iPods: Mini, 4G, 4G Photo,nano, 5G Video, nano 2G, nano 3G, Classic, touch, iPhone, nano 4G.

 

Gateway 300
Specifications:

  • Full iPod control and charging
  • USB support for mass storage devices (flash memory and hard disk)
  • Supported formats: MP3, OGG, WMA (incl.WMDRM10)
  • 3.5mm auxiliary input jack
  • Retains OEM dashboard aesthetic
  • Plug and play installation/de-installation. Perfect for leased vehicles
  • Control of external devices through the OEM infotainment controls
  • Song information and browsing on the OEM screen
  • Wide range of accessories to extend functionality
  • Compatible with following iPods: Mini, 4G, 4G Photo,nano, 5G Video, nano 2G, nano 3G, Classic, touch, iPhone, nano 4G, touch 2G.

 

Gateway 500 + BTA1500 + AVR
In order to install an iPod interface in to true MMI enabled vehicles (A5, A6, A8 and Q7), you must use the correct optical interface that will integrate into the vehicles MOST optical network. We choose to use the top of the range Dension Gateway 500 system. It's robust, reliable, technologically advanced, easy to use and has an excellent user interface through the MMI system.

Specifications:

  • Specifically created for vehicles using the MOST optical Bus system.
  • Control and charge your iPod with your existing radio
  • View song, album and artist information on screen
  • Access music on USB sticks and other mass storage devices
  • Play MP3s and other audio file types in your car
  • Plug in other devices using the (RCA) Aux input
  • Keep your existing CD changer
  • Control external devices with original radio controls
  • Add a Dension BTA module for handsfree phone calls and to stream music from your phone
  • Add a Dension AVR to watch iPod videos and DVDs on your existing screens
  • Compatible with following iPods: Mini, 4G, 4G Photo,nano, 5G Video, nano 2G, nano 3G, Classic, touch, iPhone, nano 4G, touch 2G.


Screen shot of an Audi A6 Instrument cluster showing the track title and iPod name using a Gateway 500

 

Media Device Interface (MDI) kit for VW, Seat & Skoda MFD3/RNS-510, RCD-510, Bolero, Nexus & Columbus Integration
By far the best solution for the RNS-510 & RCD-510 family of units is VW's own MDI (Media Device Interface). It interfaces your iPod or iPhone directly with the RNS or RCD unit via a cable in your glovebox. This cable can also be easily changed by the user, for say, a USB version so you can access a USB pendrive, hardrive etc. Please note that the MDI may not work with certain versions of the RNS-510 manufactured before 1st February 2008 due to firmware level. We would need to upgrade the firmware of the unit in order for these units to work with the MDI kit. The MDI kit will also display track info on your MFA+ display in your instrument cluster (assuming you have the 'Highline' version).


Screen shot from a VW Golf RNS510 sat nav unit with the MDI kit installed