The new Axis AX1770NAV mechless head unit features a 7-inch HD LCD 1024 by 600 display (4K and 1080p compatible) and Android 6.0 Operating System. The unit is powered by a Cortex A7 Quad Core T3 1.2 GHz processor and possesses 1GB DD3 of RAM and 16 GB of flash memory, so quite serious processing power is at hand for a unit of this type. Further, there’s 12GB of on-board storage capacity with three USB ports for storage expansion.
Google’s Waze navigation App is included (iGo Primo is optional and presents a no-date usage option) and it’s becoming ever more popular because of its social media relationships and real time community alerts.
The Google Play Store App is factory-installed allowing access to thousands of Apps encompassing all manner of topics and functions.
Additional functionality is offered via Mirror Link with Android, of course, with the feature offering 2-way communication via USB cable for controlling and accessing emails, photos, music, text messages, Apps, etc. Mirror Link is also offered for iOS devices, however this is a 1-way communication facility also via USB cable and wirelessly.
As is expected from a multimedia head unit, there’s playback capability for a wide range of file formats for audio, video and photos (Audio: MP3, WMA, WAV, APE, OGG, FLAC, AC3, video: 4K & 1080p, DivX, RMVB, MP4, image: JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG) while an old school AM/FM receiver is in-built. Aside from the USB ports mentioned above, the AX1770NAV features dual camera inputs, four pre-outs, two sub outs, one video input and two video outputs while the 4-channel amplifier is rated at 45 watts max per (20 watts RMS).
Bluetooth is available for both audio streaming and hands-free telephony with an inbuilt microphone while WiFi is also available for connectivity and as a hot-spot.
The AX1770NAV comes bundled with WiFi and GPS antennas, an ISO wiring harness and installation L-brackets plus includes a two year warranty.
The Axis AX1770NAV multimedia head unit is available around the country at established dealers and is priced at $599