Belkin has a new product that it describes as the first GPS-assisted FM transmitter with iPhone application. “FM transmitter” here refers to the type of device that consumers can use to listen to their audio devices through their car radio.
The company announced it will soon ship the TuneCast Auto Live transmitter and ClearScan Auto Live software.
The TuneCast is an FM microtransmitter designed to utilize open FM channels for rebroadcasting content output by iPhones, iPod Touches, nanos or Classics. It will also control volume and provide simple EQ.
Free AutoScan Auto Live software, used on iPhone or iPod, interfaces with the TuneCast to locate open FM spaces and determine optimum broadcast frequencies.
“This hardware-software combination is the first to utilize an iPhone application to control FM transmission and utilize GPS coordinates to determine the clearest FM frequency at the user’s location,” the company stated.
Expected price for the TuneCast Auto Live is $79.99.