Dension Gateway 500 iPod car kit
The Dension iPod Interface brings complete integration of the Apple iPod or iPhone with your factory fitted stereo. The Dension Gateway 500 is a digital device, using fibre optic connections, which works with cars which use the MOST (Media Oriented System Transport) digital system to carry entertainment information around the car. These cars are predominantly the higher specification models of Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Porsche, plus some Aston Martin, Saab and Volvo models.
note: images are for illustration only - may not resemble your actual car radio
Once the Gateway 500 is installed, you can connect your iPod or USB and display it’s content on your vehicle screen. There are no extra boxes to stick on the dashboard, or unsightly cables trailing around the vehicle. The interior of your car looks exactly like it did the day you bought it, it just does a lot more.
Control at your fingertips
Once the Gateway 500 is installed, you can connect your iPod or USB and display its content on your vehicle screen. By adding the optional AVR adapter, you can control video input around different screens in the car, including iPod video. Gateway 500 works like an adapter between your devices and the car, converting instructions from the cars controls e.g. BMW iDrive, Audi MMi rotary controller, Porsche PCM, into a language that your phone or iPod can understand and respond to. When connected into the car, Gateway 500 emulates a CD changer, but has a switch which allows you to swap between the Gateway and the changer. Of course, every Dension Gateway 500 car adapter comes with a comprehensive user manual, but in most cases, you select the CD changer function, then CD6, and a series of menus are opened up to you to control your devices. The system controller in the car is then all you need to navigate around your devices. Gateway 500 will also send all this information to the display in your car, usually a screen, so you can always see exactly where you are, whats playing, or whos calling you. There are a few MOST audio systems which do not support text from the iPod, and for these we would recommend using a Gateway Lite.
Using the controls on the radio or the steering wheel, the menus of the iPod can then be browsed and music selected. Depending on your cars display capability, you will see information displayed on your radio or information cluster telling you the song details (e.g. Songs, albums, artists etc).
Key Features of the Dension Gateway 500
- Play iPod and USB music devices through the car radio, using the car radio controls to browse and select items from your device
- Play iPod video or DVD in the car’s original screen**
- Charge your iPod/iPhone while driving
- Display song information, phonebook and caller ID* in the car’s factory fitted original display
- Wide range of accessories to extend functionality
- Optional DAB is avalible (select in the add ons above)
**Requires Audio Video Router (AVR) accessory and/or DVD source
Whats Included in the Package
- Gateway 500 module
- iPod and iPhone docking cable IPDC1GW
- Audio Video Router (AVR) - optional please select
- Vehicle specific fibre-optic harness
- Installation - optional please select
Addons available for Gateway 500*
Dension Audio Video Router AVR is an accessory for Gateway 500 which facilitates the playback and source control of video signals. With 4 inputs, you can plug a DVD player, reversing camera and games console, as well as having iPod and USB available through the Gateway 500 itself. AVR can also process video signals from the iPod, and play them back on the original screen in the car.
If you have rear screens fitted, the menu on your audio system expands to offer you each of the sources you have connected to the Gateway and AVR, as RSE (rear seat entertainment) options. You can select one source for the front, and an alternative for the rear.
Dension Gateway 500 GW51MO2 iPod Car Kit
Mini Compatibility Chart
|Car Model||Year||Radio Description||AVR||Bluetooth||Notes|
NOTE 1. MP3 Capable Head Unit. The car must have a CD-Changer
|Please check the compatibility with your vehicle here. Please note that ID3 tags (artist, title, album) text is visible on compatible radios. If your radio is not compatible the information is still displayed on the iPod.|
iPod/iPhone Supported Models:
- iPod 3G
- iPod 4G and 4G Photo
- iPod Mini
- iPod 5G Video
- iPod nano (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th generations)
- iPod Classic
- iPod Touch (1st, 2nd generations)
- iPod Touch (1st, 2nd generations)
- iPhone 1G
- iPhone 3G
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 5 / 5S
- iPhone 6
|Vehicle Manufacturer||BMW, Mini|