Frank, an employee of a local contractor, wanted to add a backup camera to his work delivery truck. The vehicle is a 2015 GMC Sierra with a stake bed and power liftgate. Frank was having a heck of a time on the job site. It was a challenge to back the truck into tight areas to deliver and pick up equipment or simply hook up to a trailer. He had side mirrors but he was driving blind when backing up at construction sites and no vision behind the truck. Frank called ENORMIS and spoke with Doug Reichert, our integration specialist, about his issue. Doug invited Frank to stop by the store with the truck so we could put eyes on the vehicle. Doug was concerned about where the reverse camera would be placed on the truck. We wanted to give Frank the best rearview possible, but we had to protect the camera from the power liftgate, workers’ boots and weather.
The truck had a basic IO4 radio in it, with a small (4-inch) screen. Frank did not think that this screen would be large enough for images from a reverse camera to be seen clearly. Doug showed him the replacement radios that we have on display. Once Frank saw the rearview camera picture from a 7-inch touchscreen radio, he was sure that was the way to go.
In addition to the larger screen, the replacement Kenwood radio gave Frank hands-free calling via the advanced Bluetooth. No more fumbling around trying to answer his phone and steer at the same time.
As part of the radio installation, a GM 24-bit LAN interface had to be installed so the new radio could work with the vehicle’s communication network.
Upon delivering the truck back to Frank, Doug paired Frank’s phone for him and went over full operation of the radio and backup camera system.
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