Alpine Electronics Introduces New Drive Assist Cameras

Back January 9, 2018

Torrance, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2018) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. unveiled three new universal camera systems and a camera switcher at the 2018 International CES being held Jan. 9-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The new cameras include technology to deliver better images in various lighting conditions.

“Alpine is committed to helping improve the driving experience. Our new camera systems feature HDR technology, which delivers a clearer on-screen image and gives drivers added confidence on the road,” said Mike Anderson, vice president and general manager, aftermarket business unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc.

The three new models are the HCE-C1100 Single-View Rear HDR Camera, the HCE-C2100RD Multi-View Rear HDR Camera, and the HCE-C2600FD Multi-View Front HDR Camera. All the cameras have High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology, which delivers improved image quality in varying light levels. HDR technology reproduces a wider range of luminance through the camera’s image sensor, resulting in a similar range of clarity that is experienced through human eyes. This helps to capture and display both bright and dark areas of the camera image faithfully, without over-exposed washout of the picture, or areas that are too dark to see. The cameras also automatically adjust for exposure and white balance.

The multi-view HCE-C2100RD and HCE-C2600FD cameras share many features. They have flexible installation options since either can be used directly with an Alpine screen or other aftermarket screen via the new KCX-C2600B Universal 2-Camera Switcher (sold separately). The HCE-C2600FD has three viewing modes - panorama, corner, ground - and the HCE-C2100RD features the same viewing modes in addition to a standard rearview mode. Both cameras are rated at IP68 to withstand dust and water. Included with each camera is a mounting bracket and direct extension cable (33 foot for the HCE-C2100RD, 10 foot for the HCE-C2600FD).

The HCE-C1100 is a single view rear camera that has the same installation flexibility as the other two new cameras. It comes with a mounting bracket and 23 foot direct extension cable which can connect to an Alpine screen or other screens via a universal RCA video output. All three cameras are compatible with the KTX-C10LP license plate frame kit, for easy installation on the vehicle’s back and/or front bumper.

The KCX-C2600B switcher not only serves as a method to connect the new cameras to a non-Alpine screen, it also provides the ability to switch between two multi-view camera systems. Images from each camera can be viewed independently and controlled by the included switcher button which can be mounted anywhere in the vehicle.

The universal drive assist products are available as noted, visit www.alpine-usa.com to find an authorized retailer.

HCE-C2100RD Multi-View Rear HDR Camera

  • Direct connection for Alpine AVN/AV systems, or use with the KCX-C2600B Universal 2-Camera Switcher for a source screen with RCA video input
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology enhances photo detail in light and dark conditions
  • Automatic exposure and white balance adjustment
  • Wide illumination range (1.5 to 100,000 LUX)
  • ¼-inch CMOS image sensor (1280 x 960; 1.2M pixels)
  • Four viewing modes (rear, panorama, corner, ground)
  • Viewing angles: 180 degrees horizontal, 70 degrees vertical
  • IP68 rating (dust and water proof)
  • Universal mounting bracket and 33 foot direct extension cable included
  • Available January, SRI: $350

HCE-C2600FD Multi-View Front HDR Camera

  • Direct connection for Alpine AVN/AV systems, or use with the KCX-C2600B
  • Universal 2-Camera Switcher for a source screen with RCA video input
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology enhances photo detail in light and dark conditions
  • Automatic exposure and white balance adjustment
  • Wide illumination range (1.5 to 100,000 LUX)
  • ¼-inch CMOS image sensor (1.5 to 100,000 LUX; 1.2M pixels)
  • Three viewing modes (panorama, corner, ground)
  • Viewing angles: 180 degrees horizontal, 125 degrees vertical
  • IP68 rating (dust and water proof)
  • Universal mounting bracket and 10 foot waterproof direct extension cable included
  • Available January, SRI: $350

HCE-C1100 Single-View Rear HDR Camera

  • Direct connection to select Alpine screens and universal RCA video output
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology enhances photo detail in light and dark conditions
  • Automatic exposure and white balance adjustment
  • Wide illumination range (1.5 to 100,000 LUX)
  • 1/3.7-inch CMOS image sensor (640 x 480, 0.3M pixels)
  • Viewing angles: 131 degrees horizontal, 103 degrees vertical
  • IP67 rating (dust and water proof)
  • Universal mounting bracket and 23 foot direct extension cable included
  • Compatible with the KCX-C250MC or KCX-C2600B Multi-Camera Controller
  • Available January, SRI: $250

HCE-C114 Universal Rear View Camera System

  • Improved performance in low-light situations
  • Composite video RCA output
  • Includes 23 foot RCA cable for installation in larger vehicles
  • Angle of field: 132 degrees horizontal, 105 degrees vertical
  • Available now, SRI: $150

KCX-C250MC Multi-Camera Selector Interface

  • For use with compatible Alpine Restyle or universal AVN/AV systems
  • Allows up to three camera systems to be controlled from the touch screen
  • Available now SRI: $200

KTX-C10LP License Plate Frame Mount

  • Metal license plate frame with direct mount for Alpine cameras
  • LED light for improved visibility of license plate
  • Camera tilt angle (0 degrees to 45 degrees)
  • Available now, SRI: $60

Product information is based upon current information at the time of press, but cannot be guaranteed. All designs, features, specifications and delivery dates are subject to change without notice.

About Alpine Electronics
Alpine Electronics is an automotive electronics manufacturer that provides consumers and leading automakers with audio, video, navigation and driver assistance products. The company specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies. Alpine’s R&D and manufacturing facilities in Japan, China, Europe and North America ensure that all products address the real world requirements of drivers in each market. The company is committed to developing safe, comfortable and eco-friendly automotive electronics products.

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Notice: Product information is based upon current information at the time of writing, but cannot be guaranteed. All designs, features, specifications and delivery dates are subject to change without notice.

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