BT-2.6 Bluetooth/AAC Adapter
The new BT-2.6
All the features of the BT-1 and then some!
By leveraging all the advanced design features of the BTU-2.6, the new BT-2.6 joins the expanding family of advanced FMR family products. The BT-2.6 adds:
• Latest Bluetooth 5.0 certified solution for greatest compatibility:
While the Bluetooth 3.0 standard was fine for the original BT-1, it is now over 7 years old, ancient
in technical terms. The BT-2.6 uses the latest Bluetooth 5.0 certified module for the best
compatibility with yesterday’s, today’s and tomorrow’s devices!
Full backwards compatibility with Bluetooth 3.0/2.1 +EDR, 1.2 and 1.1
Fully certified module for FCC, IC, CE and Bluetooth SIG
• Enhanced Voice Assist:
The BT-2.6 can speak to you in English to help walk the user through basic operations.
No need to remember obtuse functions or operations.
• Fully integrated with the FMR-2.8:
No need to fumble with the radio or your phone to make sure they’re in a certain mode to get the
Bluetooth to work, or remember confusing controls that change function in different modes, the
BT-2.6 controls are fully integrated into your original radio. Want to start playing music or initiate a
phone call while listening to the radio? Just twist the volume control! All controls work the same in
• AAC audio support:
Aurora Design is a licensee of the high quality AAC codec. Music encoded in AAC format on your
Bluetooth device will playback without conversion to low quality SBC.
• Automatically resumes playback from where it left off when radio is turned back on:
Whether you’re listening to the radio or Bluetooth streaming, the FMR-2.8/BT-2.6 returns to where
you left off when you turn the radio back on.
• Hands Free call handoff:
If you are on a phone call and turn the radio off, the BT-2.6 instantly hands the call back to the
phone for uninterrupted operation. Turn the radio back on and the call switches back to the radio.
• Call waiting/Conference call support:
Multiple calls can be handled by the BT-2.6 including joining (conferencing) all active calls together.
• Supports internally and externally mounted microphone:
Use the internal microphone for convenience or the external microphone for highest audio quality.
Imagine cruising down the road in your classic vehicle or hotrod with with your favorite music streaming from it’s original radio. A call comes in on your smart phone and the radio softly mutes as the call comes in over the radio. Sound impossible?
Not with the BT-2.6 from Aurora Design LLC! With the BT-2.6, any radio that has been converted with an FMR-2.8 can be brought up to todays standards. Streaming music from your Bluetooth enabled AAC/MP3 player or smart phone, or taking hands-free calls, it’s all possible with the BT-2.6.
While anyone can buy a cheap off-the-shelf Bluetooth solution with its hanging cords, cigarette lighter adapters (sorry all you 6 volt and 12 volt positive ground guys are just out of luck) and a microphone and buttons that are hard to access (how about those cars with the cigarette lighter in the ash tray), Aurora Design offers a fully integrated solution with unrivaled features.
The BT-2.6 was designed from the ground up to fully integrate with the FMR-2.8 AM/FM receiver offering features and performance that can’t be matched in cheap off-the-shelf products. Fully integrated into the radio, there’s nothing for you to fumble with or cords you have to connect to use.
When a call comes in, the radio softly mutes and the call comes up. The LED on the FMR-2.8 will change color to let you know you are in the Bluetooth mode. No wasting the radio’s Auxiliary input on a Bluetooth dongle. No fumbling for knobs or switches to select the Bluetooth input. No fumbling for little buttons on the adapter or touch screens. No switching back to the radio in the middle of a phone call if no one is talking for a few seconds, or when playing streaming audio if it goes quiet. The FMR-2.8 and the BT-2.6 talk to each other to keep in perfect harmony, just like a modern Bluetooth equipped car.
And now with the introduction of high quality AAC support, all your music will sound even better! No need for your phone to convert your music to low quality SBC, the BT-2.6 will playback AAC encoded music directly for the highest quality possible!
The groundbreaking new Voice Assist feature joins the Aurora Design innovated Voice Command feature. Just as the Voice Command feature lets you speak to your radio, the Voice Assist feature lets your radio speak to you to help you with basic radio operation. No having to remember confusing beep tones or complicated LED flash patterns and colors. The radio will announce “ready to pair” when you open Bluetooth pairing. It will then tell you “pairing completed” or “pairing not completed” so you’ll know exactly what’s going on.
The microphone on the BT-2.6 can be mounted internally to your radio, or externally for best audio quality. Even if your radio has an internal microphone, you can still plug an external microphone in at a later date to get even better quality! The BT-2.6 contains advanced echo cancellation and noise reduction algorithms for the best sound possible. The external microphone comes with a 9.8’ (3m) cord so it can be place anywhere in the vehicle for the best performance. Notice on most modern cars with hands-free operation, the microphone is mounted on the headliner right behind the windshield. With the BT-2.6’s external microphone this can also be easily accomplished.
Controlling streaming audio playback is just as easy. Just as you would tune the radio to a different channel to hear different music, by simply tuning the radio up or down while streaming, the BT-2.6 will skip to the next/previous song. No little buttons or menus to fumble with, just use the same controls on your radio you normally use!
Designed to meet automotive OEM and SAE performance specifications, the BT-2.6 represents a no compromise design. All critical components are full automotive OEM grade parts, not lower cost, lower quality parts designed for aftermarket/consumer products. Every aspect of the design and operation of the BT-2.6, no matter how insignificant was scrutinized, resulting in a product that performs beyond the expectations of even the most demanding user.
Unlike many aftermarket Bluetooth products that are not certified or have been heavily modified, the BT-2.6 is based on a fully certified module. With certifications for FCC, IC, CE and the Bluetooth SIG, you are assured of the most robust, compatible product available.
Aurora Design automotive products are built in a 33,000 sq. ft., ISO 9001:2000 facility located in the USA. With a capacity to place 1,800,000 components per day, 2D and 3D X-Ray inspection and full traceability back to the component level, the highest quality assemblies are assured.
AAC used under license from VIA Licensing
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Bring your radio into the 21st Century!