Delphi Grundig Expands Business Activities with "Safety & Security" Products
New Bluetooth hands-free set HFK200 paves the way.
August 30, 2005
Troy, Mich. -- Delphi Grundig, created from the Delphi Corp. (NYSE: DPH) acquisition of Grundig Car Intermedia System in 2003, is expanding its business activities and in the future will be enhancing its existing portfolio with products from the “Safety & Security” sector. The former Delphi Product & Service Solutions division in Europe will therefore be seamlessly incorporated into the Delphi Grundig brand and its sales activities.
The core products of Delphi Grundig “Safety & Security” will in the future include safety systems, parking aids and hands-free sets.
“We are pleased to be able to add new products to the Delphi Grundig brand in order to strengthen and extend our automotive portfolio on a long term basis. This will considerably enhance our expertise as a strong partner for the automotive industry and the trade sector,” said Michael Boe, European Business Line Director Consumer Electronics, as he described the future outlook.
Delphi Grundig becomes wireless - the new Bluetooth hands-free set HFK200
Over the past few years Bluetooth has revolutionised wireless communication. Thanks to this technology, linking up computers, mobile phones, PDAs and smart phones has become mere child’s play. Bluetooth is playing an increasingly important role, especially in the automotive sector. Delphi Grundig has utilised these technologies and, with the Bluetooth hands-free set HFK200, is presenting its first product in the new “Safety & Security” sector.
A Bluetooth-compatible mobile phone can therefore safely stay in the bag, in the glove compartment or in the boot of the car when travelling. The HFK200 mainly comprises three components - a black box, an extremely small microphone and a separate control button which can be positioned anywhere within the driver’s reach. The Installation is extremely easy.
The Delphi Grundig HFK200 is simply connected to an existing car radio and uses the car’s sound system to provide better acoustics. The real benefits of the Delphi Grundig HFK200 become apparent as soon as it is put into use. Telephone calls are answered automatically and are transmitted with extreme clarity via the sound system’s loudspeakers. The car radio is muted when a call is received and it is reset to the original volume after the call has finished without the driver having to take his/ her hands off the steering wheel. The voice recognition function can be used to dial numbers stored in the mobile phone using your own voice.
The control button facilitates additional functions, which can be positioned virtually anywhere. Using this button, the call volume can be controlled, the mobile phone voice control function can be activated and deactivated, and the mailbox can be managed. In addition, key words for simplified number dialling and the operating language of the new Delphi Grundig HFK200 can also be configured.
The new Delphi Grundig Bluetooth hands-free set HFK200 helps enable safe driving, while keeping you connected and is available now at speciality stores in Europe.
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