Want to replace the PCM 2.1 sat nav or the CD24 in the Porsche 911, Boxster and Cayman by a modern multimedia navigation system? For the German magazine Car & Hifi the Z-E7015S from ZENEC is the ideal device for the job.
“A Porsche 911 from the model years 2004 to 2008 offers a unique driving experience. However, the navigation system PCM 2.1 used by Porsche in that period is by today’s standards hopelessly outdated: for instance, there is no Bluetooth or USB”, wrote the German magazine Car & Hifi in issue 4, 2015 on the dissatisfaction of many Porsche drivers with the factory installed system. There is now a smart solution for replacing the PCM 2.1 or Porsche CD24 radio with modern navigation and multimedia from retrofit specialist ZENEC: the Z-E7015S naviceiver. Car & Hifi tested the new Porsche navigation system – and was enthusiastic. “What pleased us in particular was the love of the Zenec developers for detail”, said Car & Hifi, “which is shown in the well thought out and well-engineered functions, and not least also in the Porsche compatible feel of the buttons.”
Everything in the Porsche design
“Visually, the Zenec Z-E7015S with its white illuminated, ergonomic buttons in the Porsche design, blends perfectly with the instrument panel of the sports car”, is how the tech journalists judged the optimal integration in the Porsche. “By means of the CAN bus module supplied, operation over the original steering wheel remote control is possible. In addition, an active Bose sound system installed in the Porsche can be connected: Also included with the Z-E7015S is a MOST bus module that digitizes the music signal, and sends it optically to the Bose system.
Latest multimedia and Bluetooth in the Porsche
“Even without additional accessories, the Z-E7015S offers a full range of modern multimedia features”, said the testers about the Porsche naviceiver. These include an FM tuner, CD/DVD drive, and a USB hub for three USB 2.0 storage media plus iPhone. “The Bluetooth function also offers modern convenience and good quality”, as the praise from the testers went on. Up to five mobile phones can be paired, contacts can be dialed directly by voice control, and wireless audio streaming with A2DP is supported.
The navigation section of Zenec’s Porsche device could also convince the testers: “The Z-E7015S determines the position of the vehicle with high precision using GPS.” Europe-wide map material, the “full program of points of interest”, TMC, realistic 3D rendering of terrain and landmarks, 3D Auto Zoom, and realistic display of turn-off – the Z-E7015S is brimming with the latest features.
The optimal multimedia navigation for Porsche
“Zenec’s Porsche navigation system is a modern multimedia navitainer that harmonizes perfectly with the dynamic sports cars out of Zuffenhausen”, was the verdict of the tech journalists on the Z-E7015S. And Zenec’s new navigation system for the Porsche 911, Boxster and Cayman was awarded the “Highlight” accolade in the absolute top class “for its superb performance in all categories”.
The brand Zenec stands for pure in-car multimedia. Moniceivers, naviceivers, roof mount and universal monitors sum to a well rounded portfolio of in-car products. Added to that are accessory components like DVB-T/DAB+-tuners, rear view cameras and headphones. All Zenec devices are perfectly compatible with one another.
The Zenec multimedia range is perceived to follow the edge of technology, but also to stand out with an exceptional price/performance value. Yet, quality before quantity is the other important maxim given, Zenec is strictly adhering to.
In 2008, Zenec brought the first E>GO model onto the market, thereby immediately establishing a completely new category of device: the vehicle-specific naviceiver. E>GOs are a perfect fit – visually and technically – in the respective target vehicle, without additional bezels, adapters and hours of installation work. With the new line up 2013/2014 there are E>GOs to fit into over 60 models of vehicle.
Few car media brands have ever started out as successfully as Zenec. Today, Zenec has established itself as undisputed market leader for multimedia navigation and spots – according to the Association for Consumer Research (Gfk) – in the German speaking territories a market share in excess of 35%.