22 May 2013|
Rydeen Mobile Electronics introduced MV411, its new class of mirrors, during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this past January. The MV411 is a sleek, OEM-grade mirror housing that supplants the factory mirror to add a 4.3-inch color screen for rear-view and front-view cameras. Today, the company announced that the two models that make up the series have completed quality control testing and are now shipping from Rydeen’s Torrance, Calif., warehouse.
The MV411 series replaces the popular MV311 series, which houses a 3.5-inch screen. The newer series offers a larger landscape image of what’s behind the vehicle, using screens that disappear behind the mirror glass when not in use.
“Whenever you’re designing a product for the vehicle, you have to take into account how much convenience it affords the driver while weighing the potential consequences of driver distraction,” said Phil Maeda, president of Rydeen. “With the MV411 series, we felt the move to a wider screen gives the driver a larger field of view at a glance, and therefore better ability to assess and react to obstacles more quickly.”
Like its predecessor, the MV411 series features two models. The MV411S includes the housing with built-in monitor that provides inputs for up to two cameras, one of which switches automatically when the vehicle is put into reverse gear. In addition, it includes the company’s VSM-A mirror mount, which allows it to easily replace the factory mirror in most vehicles. The MV411T adds a two-zone temperature display (inside and outside) with Fahrenheit or Celsius measurements, as well as a directional compass.
Both mirrors are available standalone or as part of packages that feature one of Rydeen’s high-quality cameras:
- MV411SKM / MV411TKM – MV411 Mirror / Monitor with MINy™ Camera and VSM-A mounting stem
- MV411SKL / MV411TKL – MV411 Mirror / Monitor with MINy™ LED Camera and VSM-A mounting stem
- MV411SKH / MV411TKH – MV411 Mirror / Monitor with MINy™ HD Camera and VSM-A mounting stem
- MV411SKBL / MV411TKBL – MV411 Mirror / Monitor with License Plate Bar, choice of cameras and VSM-A mounting stem
- MV411SKD / MV411TKD – MV411 Mirror / Monitor with DUO™ Camera and VSM-A mounting stem
- MV411SKF / MV411TKF – MV411 Mirror / Monitor with Custom Ford® Cam and VSM-A mounting stem