„Great infotainment package for the AUDI A3 at a very attractive price“ is the verdict of the German Car & HiFi magazine (issue 2/2019) on the Z-E3150 from ZENEC, awarding it a „Highlight“ accolade.
The Swiss firm ZENEC is a specialist for in-car navigation systems and multimedia systems, impressive for their state of the art features and ease of use. With the Z-E3150, ZENEC now has an innovative retrofit solution for AUDI A3 8P/8PA models in its product range. The German Car & HiFi trade magazine has just thoroughly tested the new ZENEC in issue 02/2019, and is enthusiastic. A „first-class solution for the AUDI A3″is how the testers describe the ZENEC infotainer, awarding it the „Highlight“ accolade.
GREAT VEHICLE INTEGRATION
Like every model from the vehicle-specific ZENEC E>GO series, the Z-E3150 is also perfectly tailored for the AUDI A3. „The new ZENEC is a perfect fit in the AUDI A3 – visually, mechanically and electrically“, conclude the Car & HiFi tech journalists. „Interfaced with the vehicle electronics via the CAN bus, it supports comfort functions like connection to the driver information system (DIS), or the multifunction steering wheel, and the OPS and ECON Climatronic displays.“
FULL SET OF MULTIMEDIA FEATURES
Extra special praise was earned by the multimedia section of the AUDI specialist, according to Car & HiFi: „The Z-E3150 offers a wide range of features and functionality.“ Clear radio reception is ensured by the integrated DAB+ and FM tuner, while for media playback there is a CD/DVD drive as well as two USB ports. Naturally there is a Bluetooth wireless connection for smartphones. „Dealing with phone calls is then just as convenient as wireless audio streaming“, conclude the well-respected tech journalists.
SMART SAT NAV RETROFIT
What particularly impressed the testers is the how easy it is to upgrade the Z-E3150 to a sat nav system. Available in the basic version as a moniceiver, the infotainer can be easily expanded with the optional navigation software Z-EMAP50 on SDHC memory card: „The software offered is the well-known and proven iGo Primo with maps of 47 European countries, POI database, TMC and 3D rendering.“
But you can still use the Z-E3150 to navigate even without this additional software. „This is because the SmartLink function allows the screen content of smartphones to be mirrored on the ZENEC“, the tech journalists explain. „The apps, including navigation on the mobile phone, can then be controlled from the touchscreen of the ZENEC.“
„The Z-E3150 performs brilliantly in the lab and in the field“, is the conclusion of the experienced testers. „The feature set is complete, the performance convincing, and the vehicle integration perfect. A great infotainment package for the AUDI A3 at a very attractive price!“
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 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 2018 there are E>GOs to fit into over 60 models of vehicle.