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Firmware

12012 Navigation/Multimedia receiver firmware updates (7 July 2015)/cs/ce/mm/firmware/2012/2012b/eng.html
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KENWOOD Bluetooth Compatibility List

This web site provides the compatibility information of your cell-phone and the KENWOOD Bluetooth unit.

Select your KENWOOD Product and your cell-phone. The compatibility information will be displayed.

Select KENWOOD Product

Select an initial of the model name:
Select the model name:
Select the Bluetooth unit:

Select Cell-phone

Select the brand:
Select the cell-phone:

Control Units compliant with KENWOOD Bluetooth Unit

Remote Controller Bluetooth
  *1 *2   *5 *6

*1You can not dial numbers from this model.

*2Operation on the Head Unit is necessary in order to switch to dialing mode. Optional accessory: Compatible with KCA-RC547 (Remote Controller with Dialing Mode function).

*3Display Character Conversion: If the control unit cannot display accent characters such as "ü" and "ä", set the display character conversion function switch to "ON" to convert them to "U" and "A".

*5Year 2007 and older models do not provide a prioritized connect/disconnect indication for an audio device among the BT audio sources.

*6Optional connection cable (KNA-BT909) is necessary for using this unit.

*10Be sure to update the KENWOOD unit to the latest firmware. (March 16, 2012)
See Update Guide


Supported Cell-phone Compatibility List

yes = Feature is supported and confirmed.
no = Function unavailable.


Remark

*1 It is necessary to operate by the cell-phone since the connection takes about 30 seconds.

*2 Time code, song name, album name, artist name may not be displayed.

*3 Control buttons may not be displayed or may not be functioned properly.

*4 The connection may not be succeeded after pairing operation. In this case, connect by operating the cell-phone.

*5 During playing BT-Audio, calling from your cell-phone may not be succeeded.

*6 Hands-free connection may not be made automatically after phonebook transfer.

*7 Switching call mode between "Private" and "Hands-free" may not be correctly worked.

*8 Please carry out ON setting in the smart-phone.

*9 Phonebook in SIM cannot be retrieved.

*10 Setting up on your cell-phone is necessary.

*11 When pairing, authentication of the connection is necessary from your cell-phone.

*12 If pairing fails, restart your cell-phone and try pairing operation again.
    (1) Enter *#7780# for resetting.
    (2) Enter the unlock code. (The default is 12345.)

*13 If pairing fails, perform pairing operation from your cell-phone.

*14 If the volume registered in the Phonebook is large, it may take time to download the Phonebook.

*15 Set the BT function ON from your cell-phone beforehand.

*16 The unit is compatible with the cell-phone, but connection may become unstable.

*17 The sound quality becomes poor depending on the distance between the KENWOOD Bluetooth unit and your cell-phone. Hold your cell-phone closer to the KENWOOD Bluetooth unit.

*23 Playback does not start automatically after ACC OFF and ON. Press the Play button.

*24 The right cell-phone may not be found in the search result of destination terminal of Phonebook transfer.

*25 Phonebook of the cell-phone cannot be obtained.

*26 Incoming calls may not be able to be picked up during BT-Audio playback.

*27 Individual transfer only.

*28 Individual or Selection only.

*29 Individual or All only.

*30 When connecting the cell-phone by Hands-Free (HFP), several tens of seconds of delay in incoming and outgoing calls or in audio connection (A2DP) may occur unless Phonebook downloading (PBAP) is allowed by operating the cell-phone.

* Depending on the OS or the firmware version of the cell-phone, Bluetooth features may not work. Refer to the website or FAQ provided by the cell-phone supplier for more information.


Common notes

The functions of the models listed on the table are checked under certain conditions at the date of issue.
Please note that performance may be different from the table above due to modification of phone specifications made after testing.

Please note that performance may be different from the table above depending on the usage situation of the cell-phone.

Please note that the cell-phone models for which no information is provided, or whose operation capabilities are not confirmed are not listed.

This result is based on the sample unit of each model used for testing. It does not prove the operation of all the units of the same model.

For operation of the cell-phone, please refer to the cell phone instruction manual.

KCA-BT300/KCA-BT200 is compatible with the following profiles.
HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
HSP (Headset Profile) * HSP may or may not be connectable from a cellphone to our Bluetooth device.
OPP (Object Push Profile)
PBAP(Phonebook Access Profile)
SYNC(Syncronization Profile)
SPP(Serial Port Profile)
A2DP(Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
AVRCP(Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)

KENWOOD Bluetooth Products are compatible with the following profiles.
HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
HSP (Headset Profile) * HSP may or may not be connectable from a cellphone to our Bluetooth device.
OPP (Object Push Profile)
PBAP(Phonebook Access Profile)
SYNC(Syncronization Profile)
SPP(Serial Port Profile)
A2DP(Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
AVRCP(Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)

KENWOOD Bluetooth Products are compatible with the following profiles.
HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
HSP (Headset Profile) * HSP may or may not be connectable from a cellphone to our Bluetooth device.
OPP (Object Push Profile)
PBAP(Phonebook Access Profile)
SYNC(Syncronization Profile)
SPP(Serial Port Profile)

Noise may be produced during the call.

Echoing may be heard loudly during the call.

Noise may be produced when receiving a call or switching to conversation.

The ring tone or phone volume may be set loud for some cell-phone models. Make sure to adjust the volume before driving.

There are models which do not transfer "+"-mark (International call mark) with the Bluetooth connection.
In this case, the incoming call list of KCA-BT300/KCA-BT200 cannot be used for making a call.

There are models which do not transfer "+"-mark (International call mark) with the Bluetooth connection.
In this case, the incoming call list of KENWOOD Bluetooth Products cannot be used for making a call.

There are models which do not transfer "+"-mark (International call mark) with the Bluetooth connection.
In this case, the incoming call list of KENWOOD Bluetooth Products cannot be used for making a call.

There are models which cannot make a call unless the standby display is shown.

If connection with the cell-phone cannot be made, restart the cell-phone.

Do not turn off the Head Unit while transferring the phone book.

There are models where the phone book memorized in the SIM card cannot be transferred.
In this case, copy the phone book in the memory of the cell-phone, and then try to transfer.

If a phone book cannot be transferred one by one, try to use the function of all phone book transfer.

Do not leave the cell-phone inside the vehicle. This could damage the cell-phone.

Depending on the connection with the cell-phone, it may take a while to delete the registration of the cell-phone or to switch to another cell-phone.

The following numbers and characters can be used for phone numbers: 0 to 9,+, *, #
If a character other than the above is used, the phone number cannot be transferred correctly.

If a call terminates from a phone with caller identification disabled, the caller name and number may not be displayed normally.

Audio playing on A2DP (streaming audio) may be interrupted for seconds after its start.

Audio playing on A2DP (streaming audio) may be interrupted for seconds after its start.

The type of audio device used may result in a slow response on AVRCP (remote operation).

The type of audio device used may result in a slow response on AVRCP (remote operation).

If any Bluetooth operation, such as downloading a phonebook, is carried out while audio is playing on A2DP, the audio may be interrupted.

If any Bluetooth operation, such as downloading a phonebook, is carried out while audio is playing on A2DP, the audio may be interrupted.

The date and time of SMS reception may not be synchronized with those of call reception on the cellphone.

Depending on the combination of devices connected on Bluetooth, A2DP audio (streaming audio) may be interrupted when it plays.

Depending on the combination of devices connected on Bluetooth, A2DP audio (streaming audio) may be interrupted when it plays.

Depending on the type of cellphone connected, the audio device connected on A2DP may sound at call origination.

Depending on the type of cellphone connected, the audio device connected on A2DP may sound at call origination.

In the phone book and on SMS, \ (\) will appear as \\ (\\).

If subindexes (such as mobile and home) are used with Voice Recognize, remote subscribers may not be called up normally unless all the subindexes are entered.

Subindex phonebook data is not updated by downloading phonebook data.



About the Bluetooth module firmware updater

Download the firmware compatible with your cell-phone.

If you can use your cell-phone without problems at the moment, there is no need to update the firmware.

If you do not know the current firmware version of your KENWOOD Bluetooth unit, refer to <Checking the Firmware Version>.

Checking the Firmware Version

Procedure manual (*** KB)

KENWOOD Bluetooth Firmware is downloaded

Audio File Specification

About AAC, MP3, WMA and WAV

The playable AAC/MP3/WMA/WAV file (hereafter called Audio file) and the media format has the following limitation. The Audio file, which is not conforming to the specification, may not play normally, or the file and folder names may not display correctly.

Playable Audio file

MP3 Extension .mp3
Format MPEG 1/2 Audio Layer 3 file
Transfer bit rate Disc media 8-320 kbps / Variable Bit Rate
USB device 80-320 kbps / Variable Bit Rate
Sampling frequency Disc media 8/ 11.025/ 12/ 16/ 22.05/ 24/ 32/ 44.1/ 48 kHz
USB device 16/ 22.05/ 24/ 32/ 44.1/ 48 kHz
Joint STEREO
ID3 Tag (Ver.1) Ver1.0/ 1.1 (Title/ Artist/ Album)
ID3 Tag (Ver.2) Ver2.2/ 2.3/ 2.4 (Title/ Artist/ Album)
WMA Extension .wma
Format The file in accordance with Windows Media Audio
(Except for the file for Windows Media Player 9 or after which applies the new functions)
Transfer bit rate 48-192 kbps / Variable Bit Rate
Sampling frequency 32/ 44.1/ 48 kHz
DRM file
Professional
Lossless
Voice
WMA Tag (Content Description) (Title/ Artist)
WMA Tag (Extended Content Description) Disc media
USB device (WM/Album Title)
AAC-LC Extension Disc media .m4a
USB device .m4a, .aac
Format ".m4a" file encoded by AAC-LC format.
Transfer bit rate 16-320 kbps
Sampling frequency 16/ 22.05/ 24/ 32/ 44.1/ 48 kHz
DRM file
2 channel
Multi channel
ID3 Tag (Ver.2)
iTunes m4a Meta-data (Song Info.) (Title/ Artist/ Album)
WAV
(USB device)
Extension .wav
Format RIFF waveform Audio Format (only for LinearPCM)
Sampling frequency 32/ 44.1/ 48 kHz
Bit count 8/ 16 bit
Channel Stereo/Monaural

Do not attach the extensions to files other than the Audio file. If the extension is attached, the file, which is not the Audio file, will play and outputs a loud noise, causing damage to the speaker.

The files with copy protection cannot be played.

Audio files cannot be played depending on the encoding software setting, USB device type, and/or recording conditions.

The unit may not be compatible with upgrade of compression format standard and additional specifications.

There are times when play time is not displayed correctly depending on the Audio file recording conditions.

Sound of WAVE file may be interrupted depending on the performance of the recording media.

Playable storage media file system

Disc media
(DVD±R/RW
CD-R/RW)
File system (Windows) ISO 9660 Level 1/2
ISO 9660 Level 3
Romeo
Joliet
Long File Name
File system (Macintosh)
File system (UNIX)
Multi-Session *1
USB device File system (Windows) *2 FAT16
FAT32
File system (Macintosh)
File system (UNIX)

CD-RW discs which are quick formatted by the writing software cannot be used.

When recording to the maximum CD-R/RW media capacity at once, the writing software is set to "Disc at once".

Joliet is recommended for file system of CD-R/RW. With other file systems, the display may not be shown correctly depending on the operating conditions.

*1 For CD-DA/ audio file mixed disc, the unit plays only the playback system recorded at the first setout.

*2 Multi Partition : Not compatible (Some USB devices may have multiple partitions that will be invisible on Windows OS.)

When the CD-R/RW recorded by CD-ROM MODE 2 (XA) format cannot be played, please record again by using CD-ROM MODE 1 writing format.

Limitation of structure for the file and the folder

Disc media
(DVD±R/RW
CD-R/RW)
Maximum number of directory levels 8
Maximum number of folders 254
Maximum number of files per folder 255
Maximum number of files (per device) 64770
USB device Maximum number of folder layers 8
Maximum number of folders (per device) 255
Maximum number of files (per folder) 255
Maximum number of files (per device) 65025
Maximum number of files per playlist 7000

It may take time to start playing depending on the recording conditions such as file hierarchy and folder structure.

This includes the Root folder (the folder in the top level). The number of folders shown on your PC is less than it by 1.

The maximum number of characters for display

File/Folder name 128 characters
MP3 ID3 Tag Ver. 1.x 30 characters
Ver. 2.x Disc media 64 characters
USB device 128 characters
WMA Contents property Disc media 64 characters
USB device 128 characters
AAC song information Disc media 64 characters
USB device 128 characters

Number of characters is based on byte unit.

File/Folder name is the number of the characters including the extensions.

This unit can display the following versions of MP3 ID3 tag: version 1.0/ 1.1/ 2.2/ 2.3/ 2.4.

AAC ID3 Tag cannot be displayed.

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Video File Specification

Acceptable media

Media Disc media USB device
MPEG-1
MPEG-2
DivX
H.264/ MPEG4 AVC
WMV

Acceptable video files

MPEG-1 Extension Disc media .mpg, .mpeg
USB device .mpg, .mpeg, .m1v
Format MPEG-1
Picture size 352 × 240, 352 × 288
Video bit rate Max. 1.5 Mbps
Audio format MPEG Audio Layer 2
Audio sampling frequencies 32/ 44.1/ 48 kHz
Audio bit rate Disc media 32–384 kbps (Only constant bit rates)
USB device 80–384 kbps (Only constant bit rates)
MPEG-2 Extension Disc media .mpg, .mpeg
USB device .mpg, .mpeg, .m2v
Format MPEG-2
Profile & Level MP@ML (Main Profile at Main Level)
Picture size 720 × 480, 720 × 576
Video bit rate Disc media Max. 10.0 Mbps
USB device Max. 2.0 Mbps
Audio format MPEG Audio Layer 2
Audio sampling frequencies 32/ 44.1/ 48 kHz
Audio bit rate Disc media 32–384 kbps (Only constant bit rates)
USB device 80–384 kbps (Only constant bit rates)
DivX Extension .divx, .div, .avi
Format DivX
Picture size 352 x 240, 352 x 288, 720 x 480, 720 x 576
Video bit rate Max. 8.0 Mbps
Audio format MP3, Dolby Digital
Audio sampling frequencies 32/ 44.1/ 48 kHz
Audio bit rate 32–384 kbps (Only constant bit rates)
H.264/ MPEG4 AVC Extension .mp4, .m4v
Format H.264/ MPEG4 AVC
Picture size 352 x 240, 352 x 288, 720 x 480, 720 x 576
Video bit rate Max. 8.0 Mbps
Audio format Dolby Digital
Audio sampling frequencies 32/ 44.1/ 48 kHz
Audio bit rate 80–384 kbps (Only constant bit rates)
WMV Extension .wmv
Format Windows Media Video 9
Picture size 640 x 480
Video bit rate Max. 2.0 Mbps *1
Audio format WMA
Audio sampling frequencies 32/ 44.1/ 48 kHz
Audio bit rate 80–384 kbps (Only constant bit rates)

*1 Pictures and sounds may be interrupted in some conditions.

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Picture File Specification

Acceptable media

Media Disc media USB device
Picture file

Acceptable picture files

Extension .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .bmp
Format JPEG, PNG, BMP
Baseline format Up to a maximum of 8192(W) × 7680(H) pixels
Progressive format Up to a maximum of 1600(W) × 1000(H) pixels
File size Max. 512 K bytes

Enlarges and reduces images up to the size shown above to fit to the screen.

The picture files with information attached (such as Exif) may not be displayed or operated (e.g.: rotation display) properly.

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About USB device

Notes on Use of the USB device

This unit can play audio files stored in the flash memory and digital audio player that have a USB port (these devices are referred to as USB devices in this document).
The following restrictions are placed on the types and usage of available USB devices:

Available USB Devices

USB standard USB 1.1/ USB 2.0
USB class Mass storage class (MSC device)
USB subclass SCSI
Protocol Bulk Only
Current supply Max. 1 A

USB Mass Storage Class:
USB devices that the PC can recognize as an external storage without using any special driver or application software.

Contact the sales agent as to whether your USB device conforms to the USB mass storage class specs.

Using an unsupported USB device can result in abnormal playback or display of the audio file.
Even if you use the USB device conforming to the above specs, audio files cannot be played normally depending on the type or condition of the USB device.

Some of the functions is are limited with a certain USB device.

Normal operation and power supply is not guaranteed against every USB devices.

About the Connection of the USB device

When connecting the USB device, usage of the CA-U1EX (500 mA Max: option) is recommended.

Normal playback is not guaranteed when a cable other than the USB compatible cable is used. Connecting a cable whose total length is longer than 5 m can result in abnormal playback.

You cannot connect a USB device via a USB hub.

Install the USB device in the place where it will not prevent you from driving your vehicle properly.

Do not leave the USB device in the vehicle for a long time. It can deform or damage due to direct sunlight, high temperature, etc.

Take backups of the audio files used with this unit. The files can be erased depending on the operating conditions of the USB device.
We shall have no compensation for any damage arising out of erasure of the stored data.

Leave the cap on when not using an USB device.

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