Nissan and Infiniti dealers are offering the Visteon dockable family entertainment system, a portable in-vehicle premium DVD system, as a Nissan accessory for Pathfinder and Xterra sport utility vehicles and Titan and Frontier light trucks. Some Infiniti dealers are also offering the system for FX35 and FX45 sport utility models.
"This entertainment technology offers the best of both worlds--a fully integrated in-car video system with the look and fit of a factory product, plus the ability to use the player anywhere else you want to go," said Greg Gyllstrom, vice president and general manager, North American aftermarket operations for Visteon. The system features a low-profile docking platform installed within the vehicle's headliner and integrated with existing audio equipment. A 2.5 pound drop-down dockable media player with a 10.2-inch screen can be undocked for use at home, in a plane or hotel room, outdoors, or in another vehicle. By adding a docking station to a second car, families can transfer their portable media player to the vehicle of their choice.
The dockable family entertainment system also features wireless headphones and a remote-control unit, as well as auxiliary jacks for video game units, camcorders and other electronic devices. In addition to DVDs, the system is compatible with CD-based files, including MP3 and WMA.