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What can’t be done with Multi-media in a Kimberley Off Road Caravan?

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offroad caravan ipad music controlOn a large trip for several months you may like some Satellite TV, DVD, pre-recorded Movies or choice of Music. Variety is the spice of life! Let's start with a simple quiz of your multi-media requirements in an off-road caravan.  If you answer all of these in the affirmative then this blog article has good information for you. Otherwise flick on.

Do you want to (Pardon my attempt at humour here):

  • Play any movie that is on a hard disk on a large (big-24inch+) screen?
  • Watch a DVD movie with full sound outside your caravan (Wolf Creek- starry night)?
  • Switch your music between listening to music on iPhone to MP3 to FM Radio from anywhere near your caravan (Get your Ya-Yas out)?
  • Watch a movie on one screen while your partner watches satellite TV on another second screen (Cricket Highlights - Lions Tour - Scandal)?
For a brief overview of the Kimberley Kruiser off-road caravan multimedia system watch the video below:

(NOTE: Hover mouse over images for descriptions)

At Kimberley we have designed an overall system with options to allow you to do all of the above. There may be some minor limitations though. To get it all to work, it is easier for you to describe exactly what you want to be able to do and the system option chosen accordingly.

 

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The core to an easy system is the "remote" or "screen" to operate from. Wherever possible we are striving to use the iPad or iPad Mini or iPhone as a remote. This just makes it so much easier and faster to operate. You will need a regular remote for some options and we haven't specified the detail of this. However, as new "apps" become available, we will embrace them.

The satellite TV option is specified at having VAST as a minimum. This can be upgraded to Foxtel but you have to initiate the contract and there are higher costs. VAST is a free digital service for traveling Australia.

We have met many customers who have movies on their laptop or in their iTunes library on their iPad or iPhone. We prefer the Apple TV using 

Airplay to show the iPad-contained movies and it works a treat that anyone can use. Our setup has this as an option.

offroad caravan dual TV screens

There are hundreds of hours in research and testing to get this right but we are always learning new options and welcome customer and reader input and advice. So please drop your comments in below so we can all learn.

 

Multi-Media Pak 1

Large 24 inch Screen in Galley and Apple TV

(upgrades one screen from Multi-Media Pak)

Pak2

Satellite TV

Pak

Wifi

Play any movie that is on a hard disk on a large (big-24 inch+) screen?

Y

Y

 

 

Watch a DVD movie with full sound outside your caravan (Wolf Creek- starry night)?

Y

Y

 

Y

Switch your music between listening to music on iPhone to MP3 to FM Radio from anywhere near your caravan (Get your Ya-Yas out)?

Y

 

 

Y

Watch a movie on one screen while your partner watches satellite TV on another second screen (Cricket Highlights - Lions Tour - Scandal)?

Y

Y

Y

Y

Play any movie that is on a hard disk on a large (big-24inch+) screen?

Y

Y

 

 

Listen to VHF Channels (friends arriving unexpectedly)?

Y

 

 

Y

Add improved bass to sound (Adele)

Y (add subwoofer)

 

 

 

Pre-record a satellite TV show while you are not in the caravan for replay later.(SBS News from Italy)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Show iTunes Library Movies and TV Shows from iPad or iPhone or Laptop (Two and Half Men)

Y

Y

 

Y

Download Movies while travelling onto laptop or iPad, iPhone (Skyfall)

 

 

 

Y with NextG option

Use Android Device? (not for control, only as MP3 source for music and only if MP2/MP4 videos can stream out)

 

 

 

 

General Items 

 

 

 

 

Radio Anywhere (Satellite reception is needed though)

Y

 

 

O

ABC and SBS anywhere (nearly anywhere)

Y

 

Y

 

Selected other commercial channels

Y

 

Y

 

FM Radio (limited antennae)

Y

 

 

 

AM Radio (limited antennae)

Y

 

 

 

Play DVD

Y

O

 

O

Play MP3

Y

Y

 

 

Play from iPhone Music

Y

 

 

O

Play Video from iPhone

Y

Y

 

 

Listen VHF

Y

 

 

O

Use Sub Woofer

Y

 

 

 

Inside speakers

Y

 

 

 

Outside Speakers

Y

 

 

 

Control from iPhone or iPad remotely

Y

 

 

Y

Connect iPhones or iPads on Wifi to Apple TV

Y

 

 

Y

Use NextG 3G service on high gain antenae

 

 

 

Y with option

Sat Dish from 65cm to Automatic Intellisat

 

 

Y

 

VAST Decode

Y Option of Vast Box

O

Y

 

Foxtel Decoder

Y Option of Foxtel Box

O

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reclining Seats, 22 inch Screen, Quad Speakers, WiFi and IPhone/IPad Controls* Dual AV inputs

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Our goal is to let you escape into the movie even in the middle of Australia!

The Kimberley Cinema System is the culmination of Entertainment and Engineering. Featuring:

 

  • offroad caravan music outsideFusion 700 AV Series,
  • Bluetooth streaming device for iPhone/iPad/iPod
  • Sources - AM / FM / CD / DVD / VHF / USB / AUX / iPod / iPhone
  • Wireless Router
  • 1 x 22 inch overhead flat panel TFT LCD screen
  • 1 x24 inch portable TV with built-in DVD player for inside and outside viewing
  • Dual Zone Speakers
  • IPhone /IPad or Android Controls
  • Digital Tuner

In Photo on right, an iPad is used to control the whole system!. The Optional Sub Woofer under the seat:

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This is not just a step ahead - it's light years ahead.

But.... you need the comfortable seats to start with no matter how brilliant the technology. We have designed for the Black Caviar Model individual reclining seats. Just pull the side release and recline back up to 150 degrees....

Cinema Seats have adjustable head restraint as shown in the photo on right to accommodate people of different heights. This also makes it easier to walk behind as the seats now fold forward.


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*The IPhone/IPad and the app store app are not included in the package, but can be supplied as an option.

The WiFi is a separate Option that also has facility for long range internet using Telstra Next G and an onboard 6.5dB Antennae.

 

 

 

DOWNLOAD 'Getting the most from multimedia in full-size off-road caravans' eBook HERE

The Multi-media Pak is standard in the Kimberley Kruiser Black Caviar lightweight off-road caravan. All the Paks above are standard in the Kimberley Kruiser T3.

 

 

The Satellite Pak with the Intellisat Automatic Antenae is standard in the T3. There are lesser options of portable dishes that can be taken in a Kimberley Kamper off-road camper trailer or Kimberley Karavan off-road caravan.

 

 

The Multi-media Pak 1 and other Paks listed are an upgrade to any Kimberley Karavan or Eco-suite.

The Large 24 inch Screen in Galley and Apple TV (upgrades one screen from Multi-Media Pak) Pak2 is available with or without the Apple TV. This is located in the Kimberley Kruiser on a moveable arm above the second row of seats below the current "flip Down" screen which it replaces. It can be taken outside and mounted on Wall with a separate outside HDMI cable that feeds the signal.

 

 

 

 

Bruce Loxton | Kimberley Group

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