As anglers and fishermen, we’ve long thought that playing our favourite tunes on the water and casting lines while following our sport team’s progress is a dreamy idea, but a technical improbability. Well not anymore, thanks to GME which have just launched a locally designed, multimedia marine entertainment system: the G.Dek. The G.Dek means you can now spend hours on the water listening to the latest playlist on your iPod/iPhone, following the cricket on the radio, or playing your weekend’s birthday videos from an SD card or USB. And you can do all of this with wet hands, in the face of fresh sea-spray, even when it rains. This waterproof GME product brings Digital Audio Broadcasting to marine entertainment for the first time. The G.Dek’s DAB+ digital tuner offers a broader range of stations, in crystal-clear, interferencefree digital sound. The DAB+ receiver will automatically tune into all receivable broadcasts, and display the station by name, song being played and artist. The best part? You won’t miss a beat; the G.Dek presents a powerful 4 x 45W sound output, and a sub-woofer pre-out. The G.Dek is a remote-wired component system that includes a control head and a multimedia hub, suitable for a range of boats, including everything from small runabouts to large cabin cruisers. Easily flush-mounted onto any flat surface, the G.Dek’s head is completely sealed, waterproof and IPX7 rated – protected from the elements. For ultimate freedom in larger installations, the option of two control heads, connected to the same hub, allows you to manage all functions from separate locations – say, the cabin and the fly bridge. In addition to the iPod/iPhone controller functionality, the G.Dek comes with an attractive infrared remote control. The multimedia hub, which plays video and audio, is neat and slim line. It houses the amplifier and a range of source inputs, which include a SD card reader, USB port, 3.5mm stereo jack, RCA line input and 30 pin iPhone, iTouch or iPod connector. The nifty unit is compatible with standard file types including MP3, MP4/MOV and AVI. “Nests” of varying size, which securely cradle the iPod, iPhone or iTouch, are included in the G.Dek system. Bringing you quality without compromising your space, the hub can be tucked away 5m from the control head.
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