Alpine has a USB -> AI-Net adapter in R&D
Just got back from my Alpine dealer, and he told me expects a USB adapter for AI-NET to be on the market in about 5-6 months!!!! :nutz:
Not believing this, I went to crutchfield, and sure enough: http://www.crutchfield.com/S-KVi0AKF...0&I=500KCA620M
Unfortunately, it is going to cost $149 !?!?!
More than that, it does not seem to have been designed with carputers in mind, but more for "portables" and USB thumb drives. While that is in itself cool, what we want is something to connect to our carputers to allow full control of HU from carputer, also full control of carputer from head unit.
It might be possible to make our own drivers for this thing so we can interface with a carputer, but I suspect it is going to take alot of reverse engineering to do it. ARGH, please lets hope I am wrong a driver is released for this thing, I will grudgingly pay $149 if it has a good driver for interfacing to a carputer.