Interesting email from Terk... - DodgeIntrepid.Net Forums - Dodge Intrepid, Concorde, 300m and Eagle Vision chat
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 03-02-2006, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,536
Feedback: 3 / 100%
Interesting email from Terk...

About three weeks ago I sent an email into Terk asking why their XM Driect products only supported a sub-set of Mopar OEM radios.

The product manager for XM Direct wrote me back this morning. He went on a bit about how different the new CAN data bus (J1939) is from the older PCI standard (J1850) and how those differences were causing some interesting headaches for their reverse-engineering guys. He also said that they plan on one more upgrade to their J1850 products before end of life. Mopar was the first 'major' to start moving to J1939 and it caught most of the after-market by surprise in 2004.

XM Radio is working hard to encourage and subsidize the after-market to develop and sell integrated plug-and-play XM receivers that will work everywhere a OEM/factory Sirius receiver is available.

The RB4 and RBQ are aparently an interesting side-branch of the Mopar radio line because they are made by Harman/Becker (in Germany) and not Alpine designed/built as are most of the rest of the Mopar radios including the RB1. Audiovox and XM Radio are looking at whether or not the existing BMW and Merc XM Direct adapters will work with the RB4/RBQ because the BMW/Merc telematics stuff is also made by Becker.

No comittments, but at least a vague explanation as to why the RB4/RBQ are treated differently.

Last edited by '98-ESer; 03-02-2006 at 01:18 PM.
'98-ESer is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the DodgeIntrepid.Net Forums - Dodge Intrepid, Concorde, 300m and Eagle Vision chat forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Member names may only be composed of alpha-numeric characters. (A-Z and 0-9)

!!ATTENTION ADVERTISERS!! If you intend on advertising anything on this forum, whatsoever, you are required to first contact us here . Additionaly, we do NOT allow BUSINESS NAMES unless you are an Authorized Vendor. If you own a business, and want to do sales on this site via posting or private message, you will need to follow the rules. Shops, Stores, Distributors, Group Buys without being authorized will see your account terminated.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help on Email Access Communicator7 DodgeIntrepid AutoGuide Forum Use and Support 3 06-14-2005 09:18 PM
Interesting Email CaptainMorgan Performance / Modifications (Second Generation) 52 01-20-2005 08:59 PM
Got this in an email, kinda interesting Nathan Clarke Whatever 17 09-28-2004 11:32 AM
interesting email Ravin Whatever 54 05-05-2003 11:50 AM
Interesting email convo with my boss... Warlord187 Whatever 10 08-29-2002 10:47 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome