Alpine’s Halo is Back and Bigger than Ever with a Large 11-Inch Screen

LAS VEGAS, NV (01.10.2020) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. has added a third model to its popular Halo category. The new iLX-F411 mech-less (no CD/DVD) Audio/Video receiver features the same “hovering” screen platform as its predecessors while boasting a larger, 11-inch touchscreen – 49 percent more surface area than the 9-inch.

“The impact that Alpine’s Halo9 has had in the industry cannot be understated,” said Mike Anderson, Vice President and General Manager, Brand Business Unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “The introduction of the new 11-inch display solidifies Alpine as an industry leader with the biggest display on the market.”

The iLX-F411 debuted today during the 2020 International CES, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Jan. 7-10.

Customizable User Interface
The iLX-F411 has the same features as its predecessor, the iLX-F259, including a customizable user interface, with three home screens and 22 available widgets that can be customized through swipe and drag-and-drop motions. Users can personalize the backgrounds using their own photos or several pre-loaded patterns.

Through extensive industry research, the iLX-F411 includes all the features needed to command an exciting drive and is an ideal upgrade for the active weekender or everyday commuter. The increased screen size allows for safe navigation and easy control of music, text messages and phone calls through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

Features and System Expansion
The large, 11-inch screen has a WVGA display, Capacitive Touch, and Swipe Graphical User Interface (GUI) that’s optimized for in-vehicle smartphone use so drivers can access Apple CarPlay or Android Auto with the Google Assistant for music, messages, or maps while keeping their eyes on the road. It features built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming and is SiriusXM-Ready (requires a SiriusXM tuner and subscription, sold separately).

External sources can be connected via the USB port, AUX input or HDMI input. One universal rear camera input or additional cameras can be added when used with the KCX-C250MC Multi-Camera Selector (cameras and selector sold separately). Drivers can retain select factory features like vehicle information and parking assist display on compatible vehicles with the iDatalink Maestro module (sold separately).*

  • iDatalink connectivity available via software update Fall 2020

Installation Fitment
The iLX-F411 follows the same flexible installation fitment as its 9-inch predecessor with an adjustable mount and four screen angle adjustments, five screen height adjustments and two screen depth adjustments for optimized viewing.

The 1-DIN chassis and adjustable installation options make it easy to add the iLX-F411 to a variety of applications without blocking factory buttons or features on the dash and avoiding the need for custom installation.

The iLX-F411 will ship in March for $1,200 SRI and will be for sale at Alpine Authorized retailers or online at http://www.alpine-usa.com through Crutchfield. Installation options can be found on the Alpine-USA website through the store locator.

The Halo Display Category includes:

NEW iLX-F411 11-INCH MECH-LESS AUDIO/VIDEO RECEIVER
• 11-inch WVGA display with capacitive touchscreen
• Floating style display with adjustable height, depth and angle mounting bracket
• Customizable user interface (three pages with 22 available widgets)
• Customizable wallpaper (user photos)
• Works with Apple CarPlay
• The Google Assistant is available on Android Auto
• SiriusXM-Ready
• Bluetooth built-in for hands-free calling and audio streaming
• 1 HDMI input and 1 HDMI output
• iDatalink connectivity for vehicle information and parking assist display on compatible vehicles*
• FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV music playback
• AVI/MP4/MPG/MOV/WMV video playback via USB
• JPG/PNG/BMP USB photo viewer
• 5-band graphic EQ
• 45W x 4 Amp
• 3 Preouts (4V)
• 6-channel time correction
• 1 Rearview camera input with distance guide display
• Available in March SRI: $1,200

iDatalink connectivity for vehicle information and parking assist display on compatible vehicles
*Available via software update Fall 2020

iLX-F309 HALO 9-INCH MECH-LESS AUDIO/VIDEO RECEIVER
• 9-inch WVGA display with capacitive touchscreen and swipe graphical user interface
• Floating style display with adjustable height, depth and angle mounting bracket
• Works with Pandora Music for iPhone and Android
• Built-in HD Radio
• My Favorites Function
• MediaXpander HD
• Works with Apple CarPlay
• The Google Assistant is available on Android Auto
• SiriusXM-Ready
• Bluetooth built-in for hands-free calling and audio streaming
• iDatalink connectivity for vehicle information and parking assist display on compatible vehicles
• FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC/HE-AAC music playback
• AVI/MPEG4 video playback via USB
• Alpine TuneIt App for iPhone and Android
• Bass Engine SQ
• 9-band graphic EQ
• 50W x 4 High Power Amp
• KAC-001 Accessory Controller Ready
• KXC250MC Multi-Camera Switcher Ready
• 1 HDMI input
• 3 Preouts (4V)
• 6-channel time correction
• 1 Rearview camera input with distance guide display
• Available now SRI: $1,200

iLX-F259 HALO 9-INCH MECH-LESS AUDIO/VIDEO RECEIVER
• 9-inchWVGA display with capacitive touchscreen
• Floating style display with adjustable height, depth and angle mounting bracket
• Customizable User Interface (three pages with 22 available widgets)
• Customizable wallpaper (user photos)
• Works with Apple CarPlay
• The Google Assistant is available on Android Auto
• SiriusXM-Ready
• Bluetooth built-in for hands-free calling and audio streaming
• FLAC/MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV music playback
• AVI/MP4/MPG/MOV/WMV video playback via USB
• JPG/PNG/BMP USB photo viewer
• 5-band graphic EQ
• 45W x 4 Amp
• 3 Preouts (4V)
• 6-channel time correction
• 1 Rearview camera input with distance guide display
• Available now SRI: $800

Visit www.alpine-usa.com for more.