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Connectivity with Chamberlain Group’s MyQ® App Represents Alpine’s Launch into the Internet of Things

Torrance, Calif.  (Oct. 31, 2017) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc., manufacturer of premium in-vehicle infotainment systems, announced a partnership with Chamberlain Group, a global leader in access solutions and manufacturer of Chamberlain® and LiftMaster® garage door opener brands. Several of Alpine’s aftermarket in-dash navigation systems can now control Chamberlain and LiftMaster residential garage door openers, as well as smart lighting controls and other devices, signifying Alpine’s launch into the Internet of Things (IOT).

“Over the past few years, we’ve increased the capabilities of our Alpine in-dash systems to allow control over other vehicle accessories,” said Mike Anderson, Vice President and General Manager, Alpine Brand Business division.  “Our partnership with Chamberlain Group and their MyQ app presents a logical progression for Alpine to now expand into the Internet of Things.”

“We’re proud to partner with Alpine to bring the convenience and capabilities of MyQ to their customers,” said Jim Trainor, Vice President & General Manager, Automotive, Chamberlain Group.  “Alpine users will benefit from the peace of mind that comes with monitoring and controlling home access from the comfort of their vehicle.”   

The MyQ app allows users of internet-connected Chamberlain and LiftMaster MyQ-enabled garage door openers to check the status and control their garage door from anywhere with a smartphone or other internet-connected device.  The MyQ app can also turn on/off lights and can activate the “Home” or “Away” mode on Nest Learning Thermostats. The partnership with Chamberlain Group allows Alpine to offer products that are connected through the IOT by having MyQ controlled through the free Alpine Connect smartphone app.  Alpine Connect gathers select apps and optimizes them with a simple, vehicle-friendly interface for use on compatible Alpine navigation systems.  Once Alpine Connect is launched on the smartphone, the phone connects to the Alpine navigation system via Bluetooth for Android™ phones or USB for iPhone™. At that point, the content from the apps is fed through the Alpine interface and accessed through the Alpine touch screen.

Owners of select Alpine navigation systems can use MyQ on Alpine Connect to open their garage door as they’re approaching their home, turn on the lights so the house is lit when they enter, and activate the “Home” mode on their Nest Learning Thermostat so the house is at a comfortable temperature when they arrive -- all from the Alpine touch screen.  Some vehicles, like the Jeep Wrangler, do not have built-in keys to allow programming to a garage door remote control, so MyQ used through Alpine Connect becomes a handy feature for these vehicles.

The MyQ and Alpine Connect apps are available now on the App Store and Google Play for use in the U.S. and Canada. There is a subscription fee of $1/month or $10/year to link the MyQ app to Alpine Connect.  MyQ through Alpine Connect is compatible with these Alpine navigation systems:

  • 7-inch In-Dash Navigation System: models INE-W977HD, INE-W967HD
  • 8-inch In-Dash Navigation System for Select Vehicles or Custom Installation: models X208U, X108U
  • 9-Inch Alpine Restyle In-Dash Navigation System for 2011-2017 Jeep Wrangler: models X209-WRA, X109-WRA
  • 10-Inch Alpine Restyle In-Dash Navigation System for 2014-2017 Chevy Silverado: model X110-SLV
  • 10-Inch Alpine Restyle In-Dash Navigation System for 2014-2017 GMC Sierra: model X110-SRA

MyQ through Alpine Connect is on display in Alpine’s Jeep Wrangler demo vehicle at the SEMA Show, which is taking place today through November 3, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.  The Wrangler is in the Smittybilt booth, South Hall Upper Level #35061.

Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. is solely responsible for the design and marketing of Alpine Restyle products. Alpine and Alpine Restyle are registered trademarks of Alpine Electronics, Inc. Chamberlain, LiftMaster and MyQ are registered trademarks of Chamberlain Group, Inc. Jeep and Wrangler are registered trademarks of FCA USA, LLC.  Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. 

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