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Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach Confirms, Mercedes-Benz Has Launched New "Media Interface Plus"


October 25, 2010 – Signal Hill, Calif. – Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach confirms, Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) has announced the availability of the Media Interface Plus (MIP), an innovative new vehicle accessory which enables drivers to retrofit their Mercedes-Benz to play and control Pandora (the leading personalized radio application), as well as other streaming audio content from their Smartphone, using the vehicle’s premium audio system.
The Media Interface Plus expands the basic functions of the vehicle’s Media Interface, enhancing in-vehicle connectivity. A plug-and-play device, MIP seamlessly integrates with the Mercedes-Benz mbrace suite of services and Smartphone apps.
“The Media Interface Plus is an exciting extension of Mercedes-Benz commitment to provide cutting-edge, versatile entertainment solutions for drivers,” said Ray Burke, General Manger of Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach. “Mercedes-Benz is always looking to push the boundary of in-vehicle connectivity to keep pace with our customers´ lifestyles and expectations,” he said.
The MIP provides an easy-to-use interface with the Pandora application running on any iPhone 3G, 3GS, iPhone 4 or BlackBerry devices. A Bluetooth wireless link is also used to stream and control audio tracks from iPod, iPhone or any other consumer electronics devices supporting Bluetooth audio streaming.
The result is seamless integration of outstanding sound quality, the ability to charge an iPod or iPhone, and the convenience of using familiar interfaces to access the new features it offers through radio and steering wheel controls for music playback.
Additionally, when connected using a special video cable, the Media Interface Plus enables customers to play iPod or iPhone video content on the vehicle display when the vehicle is at a standstill.
The Media Interface Plus is an original Mercedes-Benz Accessory and is now available for purchase for a one-time cost of $298 at Mercedes-Benz authorized dealers.
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