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Advent OGM-1

The Advent OGM-1 is now the leader in OE Navigation for GM vehicles, with class-leading features and integration capabilities. The OGM-1 maintains all of the factory-installed features like OnStar, Bose, XM Satellite Radio, steering wheel controls, rear console controls, rear parking sensors, factory rear entertainment screen, and rear camera (with additional cabling).

The USB 2.0 interface supports iPod/iPhone (Apple certified) and other USB memory devices for audio and video music playback (iPod/iPhone) and music playback (USB sources). The integrated Bluetooth hands-free system by Parrot allows pairing of up to ten handsets and incorporates streaming audio playback so you can use some of the new smartphone streaming audio sources like Pandora, iHeartRadio and Stitcher.

iGo Primo navigation is included, and low-cost map updating is accomplished online. Firmware for the OGM-1 is constantly being updated at Advent’s website, allowing new features and capabilities to be added far into the future – a completely new level of after-the-sale support unheard-of in the industry!

 

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What is the Advent OGM1 and what features does it have?

The Advent OGM1 is a direct plug and play replacement head unit for 2007-2013 GM vehicles that contains:

  • State of the art iGo Primo navigation system with 11 million POIs and 2D/3D screens
  • Apple-certified iPod/iPhone compatibility, with song/artist data, album art and video playback (with JLINKUSB cable)
  • Made for iPod/iPhone via USB 2.0 with 1 Amp Charging
  • Pandora support for iPhone with album art and channel lists
  • Built-in Parrot Bluetooth with external mic, hands-free calling, phone book transfer and A2DP audio streaming
  • Bluetooth: Parrot CK5050 with Phonebook/Hands Free/Headset/AVRCP/A2DP Music Transfer & Parrot outboard microphone
  • Controls GM Factory or aftermarket XM satellite radio tuner
  • Steering wheel control with BUS/CAN connection
  • Rear-view camera ready with “Instant-On” technology
  • Works with Bose or non-Bose audio systems
  • Interfaces with factory installed: OnStar, rear seat audio/video controls, Bose audio, chimes, back-up sensors, retained accessory power
  • Rear Audio/Video & Front / Rear / Subwoofer RCA outputs
  • MediaLINK interface module with USB 2.0 and 3.5mm AV input
  • 800W X 480H 7″ touchscreen, WVGA, 350 NITS
  • WIN CE 6.0 Operating System
  • NXP AM/FM Tuner with RDS (US/European/Latin America Tuner Freq. Stepping)
  • Memory: System RAM 128mb RAM, 64mb ROM
  • Built-in Navigation with SIRF: Prima, GRF31+, 600 MHz

What vehicles does the OGM1 fit?

The OGM1 will work in Bose and non-Bose equipped versions of these model vehicles:
Buick
  • 2008-12 Buick Enclave
  • 2008-11 Buick Lucerne
Hummer
  • 2008-10 Hummer H2
Chevrolet
  • 2007-13 Chevrolet Avalanche
  • 2007-13 Chevrolet Silverado
  • 2007-13 Chevrolet Suburban
  • 2007-13 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • 2008-12 Chevrolet Traverse
  • 2008-10 Chevrolet Impala
  • 2008-09 Chevrolet Equinox
  • 2006-08 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
  • 2010-12 Chevrolet Express Van
GMC
  • 2007-12 GMC Acadia
  • 2007-13 GMC Sierra
  • 2007-13 GMC Yukon
  • 2010-12 Savana
Saturn
  • 2007-10 Saturn Outlook
  • 2008-10 Saturn Vue

I’ve heard of similar decks from other manufacturers – are they in the same class as the Advent?

We have reviewed every “factory look” deck on the market, and we’re extremely confident in stating that the Advent is far and away the class of the field. When we’ve compared features, technical support, firmware updating, warranty, return rate, and overall customer experience with this unit versus the others, we don’t hesitate for a second to recommend the Advent as THE BEST navigation option for 2007-13 GM vehicles. Check out the comparison chart that lists the features and benefits of all of the aftermarket “Factory Look” units for GM vehicles : Advent vs. Rosen vs. Myron & Davis vs. Metra

What makes the OGM1 different from other aftermarket units I could install in my vehicle?

2007-2013 GM vehicles present a challenging environment to install aftermarket navigation units into, with the requirement that any replacement aftermarket navigation system function seamlessly with the the LAN BUS (Local Area Network) that ties all of the onboard computers together. There are thousands of lines of code governing the information being transmitted by the vehicle’s Powertrain Control Module (PCM), Electronics Control Module (ECM), Body Control Module (BCM) etc.The radio/navigation system is treated by the vehicle as another Control Module – an integral part of the LAN BUS communication system, being tasked with providing control for different modules such as the XM Satellite Radio tuner, and functioning as the amplifier for passing warnings (chimes) and other information (OnStar, factory Bluetooth) from the vehicle to the driver.
In contrast to universal aftermarket navigation systems from Alpine/JVC/Kenwood/Pioneer etc., that require up to $300 worth of adaptors just to function in these vehicles (see chart below), Advent engineers have programmed all the necessary code into the unit to allow it function in an almost identical fashion to the factory head unit, so there are no other adaptors or modules required to install it. It truly is a “Plug and Play” installation, with no modifications required to the vehicle whatsoever.
The aftermarket navigation units also require a plastic trim kit to be able to bolt in, with varying cosmetic results, and which very obviously look aftermarket when installed. The look of the OGM1 is as close to the factory navi as is possible, considerably reducing the chance for theft, as the factory navigation systems are FAR less likely to be stolen than high-end aftermarket units.

I own a 2007-2011 GM vehicle – should I install the factory GM navigation system?

When GM changed to the new body style trucks in 2007 and incorporated the DVD-based navigation system, the factory navigation system was decent compared to the options in the aftermarket at the time, but since development in vehicle navigation and entertainment systems is measured in dog-years, by the time they were phased out in 2011 (in favor of the new HDD based GM navi that comes in some 2012 GM vehicles), they had become VERY old and tired, with an embarrassing lack of features compared to aftermarket units.
Although factory GM units are still available for some 2007-2011 GM vehicles, you should think VERY carefully about what features are most important for you before you decide. Look at the comparison chart to get a better understanding of the differences between the OGM1 and the 2007-2011 DVD-based factory navigation systems before you purchase.
For instance, the factory navigation system will require you to spend over $300 on a “bypass module” in order to change your destination or allow your passenger to watch the internal DVD while driving – these features are possible with the OGM1 without any additional expense.

I own a 2007-11 GM vehicle with a factory navi already installed – can I remove it and install the OGM1?

2007-2011 GM trucks and SUV’s use the same radio chassis and electrical protocol as the Advent unit and so can be swapped fairly easily to take advantage of the additional features of the OGM1. Most vehicles with factory navigation and factory rear entertainment also have the Bose Centerpoint audio system (see above), which requires an additional adaptor to allow the installation of the OGM1.

I’m considering a lease option on my new vehicle – can I remove the OGM1 after my lease is over?

Yes, since the installation of the OGM1 is plug and play, there are no permanent changes made to the vehicle at all. This would allow you to remove the OGM1 when your lease expires and either move the unit to your next vehicle (if it’s a valid application), or sell it outright once it’s been removed. Some leases will residualize the purchase, allowing you to be credited for the navi when the lease is over, just as if the vehicle came with it from the factory.

If I swap my factory navigation system for the OGM1, is there a market for the old unit?

Yes. Factory GM navigation head units with a current map DVD and GPS antenna fetch between up to $900 on EBay. This makes the swap to the OGM1 probably the most cost-effective upgrade you can do to an older GM vehicle.

I’m buying a 2012-2013 GM vehicle – should I buy the factory GM HDD navigation system?

The HDD (hard disk drive) based navigation system is a huge leap forward in many ways from the older GM factory navi system, and though it may seem like it has some advantages over some aftermarket units (real-time traffic, hard drive storage for songs, voice navigation, etc.), it still has some significant drawbacks that you should be aware of:

  • For 2012-2013 HDD based navigation systems, GM changed the radio harness to a single 44 pin plug, making them incompatible with the OGM1’s plug arrangement, so you will not have the ability to “test-drive” the factory navi, then remove it and easily (or cheaply) install any aftermarket unit – there is currently no “plug and play” option available for the 44 pin plug harness. All 2012-2013 non-factory navi equipped vehicles contain the standard two-plug arrangement that will allow the OGM1 to plug and play.
  • The factory unit does allow voice command to control certain aspects of its operation, but we strongly suggest that you “try before you buy” – these systems are notoriously finicky in terms of accurate operation, and tend to be more frustrating than helpful.
  • The factory navigation system locks out operation of almost all features that require data entry while driving. This means that to enter a new destination while driving, you will have to use voice commands or you will have to pull over and stop before the unit will allow any data entry, even if you have a passenger in the vehicle. This restriction is not able to be overridden by any “bypass module” currently available.
  • The unit will allow storage of your music on its internal HDD, but this method of storage was tried by multiple aftermarket manufacturers for many years, then abandoned due the overwhelming success of the iPod, USB storage playback and other MP3 players. To use the internal storage on the factory navi, you must insert a CD or USB stick, then record the songs you want to the internal hard drive. If you don’t currently use an iPod/iPhone or other MP3 device, this may be an acceptable solution, but it forces you to transfer your songs to another medium when the unit is already capable of playing the CD or USB source in the first place. Most users won’t take that extra step, so this feature may be of limited benefit.
  • The factory navi will never have the ability to view iPod/iPhone video or control other iPhone apps such as Pandora on the display.

I own a 2012-13 GM vehicle with a factory navigation system – can I remove it and install the OGM1?

No. 2012-2013 GM vehicles with factory navigation have a completely different set of plugs on the radio chassis and so cannot be replaced with any aftermarket unit that we’re aware of as of this writing.

Do I lose any factory functions with the OGM1?

The OGM1 retains almost all factory functions for almost all applications. It works with all current GM functions, warnings (except LDS – Lane Departure System), OnStar, OnStar Navigation Voice Turn by Turn, Steering Wheel Controls, Factory Bluetooth, Overhead Rear Video and Rear Seat Audio. However, there are some functions known to be incompatible with the OGM1:

  • You cannot change XM stations from Rear Seat Audio controls. All other RSE controls should operate as normal.
  • GM OnStar contains the GM Bluetooth. This remains working in all GM cars. The steering wheel controls in GM will continue to operate the GM Bluetooth, not the Advent Bluetooth. This is normal and cannot be changed or the OnStar system could not be controlled. The Advent Bluetooth can be used by utilizing the on screen controls.
  • Not compatible with “Cargo Area Audio Controls” in the GMC Acadia. These come in the Technology Package.

I have a GM vehicle not listed – will the OGM1 work in my vehicle?

Possibly. For instance, we know that the OGM1 will work without significant issues in almost all 2007 model year vehicles, but there are a number of different scenarios that impact whether or not you’ll be able to use the OGM1 in your application, and most have to do with the CAN codes in place in your vehicle and whether Advent has programmed these codes into the OGM1. The list above contains the applications that Advent has proven to work with the the unit.
If your vehicle is not listed, but has a radio that is functionally the same as the models and years listed above, then it MAY be possible to add the OGM1 to a vehicle that it’s not currently certified for. In these applications there is no guarantee that any particular vehicle or radio function will work. Centerpoint systems are incompatible with the OGM1 without additional adaptors.

What is the bootup time on the OGM1?

This timing varies depending on a number of factors. If you are entering the vehicle after the unit has been off for a period of time, we’ve measured bootup times between 12 and 18 seconds. If you turn off the vehicle and start it right up again, bootup is almost instantaneous.

Will all the factory chimes work in my vehicle?

There will be no key in ignition, low fuel or door lock warning chimes. Other chimes and warnings should be present.

Does the OGM1 work with the factory Retained Accessory Power (RAP)?

Yes, just like the factory head unit, the OGM1 will stay on for up to 20 minutes after the key is shut off, and will also stay on if the key is left in the ignition with the door is open, allowing for music playback without the annoying “key in ignition” warning chimes.

I have the base radio in my truck – can I replace it with the OGM1?

Yes. The OGM1 comes set up to plug and play into the base GM (non-Bose) audio system.

I have the Bose audio system – do I need any special adaptors to make the OGM1 work in my vehicle?

No. The OGM1 has a hidden menu switch that reduces the output of the unit so that it is compatible with the factory Bose amplifier.

Do I need any other additional cost adaptors or cables to install the OGM1?

All cables and adaptors are included with the OGM1 to allow installation in all Bose & non-Bose vehicles in the application chart: power/speaker harnesses, rear entertainment harness, antenna adaptor, GPS antenna and MediaLink cable.

I have a GM vehicle with a Bose Centerpoint audio system – will the OGM1 work in my vehicle?

Yes. ADC Mobile has developed a method that allows you to add the OGM1 into Bose Centerpoint equipped vehicles. Please call for more information.

How can I tell if I have a Bose Centerpoint audio system?

The easiest way to tell if a vehicle has the Bose Centerpoint system is to look for the presence of a center speaker, the “DTS” logo on the face of the factory radio, or the code “UQA” on the silver options tag inside the glovebox – (NOTE: The “UQA” code also denotes the Bose Premium audio system, which IS compatible with the OGM1)

I own a GMC Acadia with red backlighting on the factory radio – will the OGM1 match this red backlighting?

The OGM1 matches the factory GM green backlighting only. It does not have the ability to change colors on the backlighting to match the Acadia.

My vehicle came with the factory camera display in the mirror – can I use it with the OGM1?

Yes. The OGM1 has a backup camera input included that will accept any standard backup camera, including the factory camera that displays in the rear view mirror (if equipped). Additional cabling is required to incorporate the factory camera into the OGM1. The factory GM camera in the Silverado/Sierra is generally far lower in quality than the aftermarket camera kit we sell.

Will the factory camera display in the mirror still function when the camera is wired to the OGM1?

Yes. The cabling required to route the camera to the OGM1 does not interfere with the factory display, thus allowing both the mirror and the OGM1 to display the factory camera’s picture.

I have a Chevrolet/GMC pickup – is there a factory style camera available?

Our CS-GM1 camera system allows a far better than factory camera to be installed in the factory GM bezel for an exact factory look. This kit can be installed in 2007-2013 Silverado and Sierra pickups.

I own a Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon SUV – can I add a camera to my vehicle?

Yes. We carry a factory style camera that mounts on the liftgate of the GM SUV’s, that comes with guidelines and a much better sensor than factory that gives much better night vision and a much clearer picture than the factory camera.

Can I watch my camera while driving?

No. The camera input is active only while the vehicle is in reverse. However, ADC Mobile has developed a method that will allow this functionality with additional adaptors.

If I start my vehicle and put it in reverse, is there any delay on the backup camera?

You will normally see the backup camera display 7-10 seconds after a “cold start” when the vehicle is put into reverse. If you have tied the OGM1 into the factory camera’s output that is displayed in the mirror, the delay on the OGM1 will not affect the display on the mirror.

I have factory parking sensors – are these retained with the OGM1?

Yes. The OGM1 incorporates the factory parking sensor display into the backup camera screen and this allows an audible and visual representation of your obstacle sensors rather than just the factory’s audible warning.

Can I add a “splash screen” to customize the unit to my vehicle?

Yes. ADC Mobile has over 375 custom splash screens that allow each unit to be customized to the vehicle in which it’s installed.

Can I make and install my own splash screens?

No. The splash screen is a proprietary format that requires special software to generate. This software is not available to the public, but we can convert customer graphics or photos for use as a splash screen (this service is available for ADC Mobile customers only). Contact us for more information.

Can I update the firmware in the OGM1 and is there a cost to do so?

Firmware updates are always free and are done online via the Micro SD card contained in the reader under the “MAP” door. Visit www.adventproducts.com and choose “Software Downloads” for the latest firmware updates.

Does installing only the OGM1 improve the sound quality of the base non-amplified audio system?

Absolutely! One little-know fact is that the factory GM systems are designed to reduce the bass output as the volume is increased, leading to reduced low end output at higher volume levels, ESPECIALLY in the base audio systems (non-Bose). The OGM1 has 45 watts per channel (45W x 4), and full output across the entire volume control, allowing much better low bass response at higher volume. Combined with a 9 Band EQ and loudness control, installing the OGM1 will definitely give an improvement you can hear.

Does installing only the OGM1 improve the sound quality of the factory Bose audio system?

Absolutely! One little-know fact is that the factory GM systems are designed to reduce the bass output as the volume is increased, leading to reduced low end output at higher volume levels, and although this effect is not as apparent in the Bose audio system as it is in the base radio, it is still significant. The OGM1 has full output across the entire volume control, allowing much better low bass response at higher volume. Combined with a 9 Band EQ and loudness control, installing the OGM1 will definitely give an improvement you can hear.

Is it a good idea to upgrade my base radio speaker system when I install the OGM1?

In our opinion, the speaker system in the base truck is not great, but not extremely terrible either. By installing the OGM1, you will see a big improvement in sound quality, so we receommend driving the vehcile for a couple weeks to determine what, if anything you feel you would need to upgrade in the factory speaker system. What we generally see when we swap out the factory speakers is that the system takes a HUGE hit in bass response, which means that unless you add some sort of subwoofer in the process, it’s not a great idea to swap out the factory speakers only. We suggest speaker upgrades in this order:

  • Subwoofer (either self-powered or with an additional amplifier, with input from the subwoofer output of the OGM1) – the biggest bang for the buck there is in car audio!
  • Additional tweeters or replacement front speakers (2-Way, 3-Way or component speakers with crossovers)
  • Rear speakers (generally should be the last thing you spend money on)

What improvements can I make to my factory Bose audio system?

Unless you’re going to strip the entire Bose audio system from the vehicle ( amplifier and all speakers), there’s not much you can do to improve the audio quality of the Bose system. The Bose system has speakers that are incompatible with most, if not all aftermarket replacements, so there’s not much out there to even attempt an upgrade with. There are some aftermarket sound processors that claim to improve the quality of the factory system, but we have yet to try them.

Does the OGM1 have a hard drive like the 2012-2013 factory GM navigation system?

No. It has no internal storage capabilities for music or video.

Can I use the included Micro SD card to store music or movies?

No. The Micro SD card is for navigation data storage only.

Does the OGM1 have an HD Radio tuner built in?

No. It contains a standard AM/FM tuner only and is not upgradeable to HD Radio.

Does the OGM1 support the RDS (Radio Data System) display technology?

Yes. Just like the factory GM radio, the OGM1 has an RDS tuner which will allow full data display of song/artist/station data if the radio station you’re listening to transmits it.

My vehicle came with factory XM – does the OGM1 retain it?

Yes, and it provides more information and control than the factory radio, with direct number access and channel guide with channel name display. It also provides 18 channel presets.

My vehicle did not come with factory XM – can I add it?

Yes. The OGM1 allows the addition of an aftermarket XM satellite radio tuner. There is no Sirius option.

Can I change out my factory XM tuner for an aftermarket Sirius tuner?

No. The OGM1 only supports XM. If you have the factory XM tuner, you must keep it, or if your vehicle did not come with factory XM, you can only add an aftermarket XM tuner.

Does the OGM1 require me to do anything to keep my XM subscription?

No. It only reads the output of the factory XM tuner, so it doesn’t require you do to anything to maintain XM satellite radio. If your subscription has lapsed, you can find the Radio ID required to renew your subscription at channel 0.

Will I be able to mix presets from different bands (AM/FM/XM) like my factory radio?

No. The OGM1 supports 6 AM, 12 FM and 18 XM presets, only accessible while in each source.

What kind of audio controls are available on the OGM1?

It has a full 9 band equalizer with three built-in and three user presets, as well as a loudness control and full front-rear and left-right fader and balance controls. If used with an outboard amplifiers for an optional subwoofer, there are subwoofer controls for crossover and output level.

I have the factory rear entertainment screen – does the OGM1 retain it?

Yes, the OGM1 comes with an adaptor harness that allows the factory rear entertainment screen to display the DVD as it does on the existing factory radio. NOTE: The OGM1 can output DVD VIDEO ONLY to the rear entertainment screen. It does not output any other source to the rear screen.

Can I add other sources as an input to my rear entertainment screen?

Yes, through the use of an outboard A/V switcher. You would set it up with the rear A/V output of the OGM1 hooked to the “A” source input, the other source hooked up to the “B” input, with the output of the switcher hooked up to the input of the rear screen.

Can I play a different source on the OGM1 while the rear seat passengers are watching a DVD?

Yes. With the “Rear LCD” Dual Zone controls, the rear seat passengers can watch a DVD while front seat passengers can enjoy any other source. Audio from the vehicle speakers will be the source that is being played up front, while DVD audio will be available on headphones for rear seat passengers.

Will my factory rear seat console controls and factory remote control work with the OGM1?

With some restrictions – all audio sources will still be available from the rear console headphone outputs, but XM channels will no longer be able to be changed. The factory remote control will no longer control head unit functions. This control must be done from the console buttons, and some controls will only be available while in “REAR LCD” mode on the OGM1.

My vehicle doesn’t have the factory rear entertainment – can I add rear entertainment to the OGM1?

Yes, the OGM1 has standard Red, White & Yellow female RCA outputs for connection to any aftermarket rear entertainment overhead or headrest monitor(s).

My vehicle came with a factory USB input – can I still use it with the OGM1?

Yes, but additional (optional) parts would be required to add the factory USB jack to the existing MediaLink pod.

What is the “MediaLink” pod?

The MediaLink pod is a small plastic pod that contains the USB and AUX 3.5 mm inputs. The USB jack allows you to insert almost any USB mass storage device and access it via the “USB” source icon on the main menu. The USB jack also provides charging power to your device (does not support charging on iPad). The 3.5 mm AUX jack functions as an audio/video input accessible from the “A/V In” source icon on the main menu. It can accept any audio/video input when used with a 3.5 mm male to RCA adaptor.

What is a “JLINKUSB cable”?

If you use the USB cable provided with your iPod or iPhone, you will only be able to play audio – video will be unavailable. The JLINKUSB cable allows for audio and video playback from any recent iPod or iPhone device.

I have an Android phone – is there a cable that allows audio and video playback on the OGM1?

No. Since Android is open source OS and is not a stable hardware/software platform, there is very little device-specific support for these phones from any manufacturer. The A2DP Bluetooth function will work with most Android devices, allowing audio playback, but there is no way to play back video from Android device without using multiple additional adaptors and connecting it to the “A/V In” source using a 3.5 mm to RCA adaptor.

I have an iPod/iPhone – is it compatible with the OGM1?

The OGM1 is fully “Apple-certified” and allows full album art, artist & song data, as well as full control of audio and video playback on all late model iPods and iPhones. Some prior versions of the iPod are not fully compatible with the OGM1.

Can I play back video files from my iPod or iPhone?

Yes, when using the JLINKUSB cable, you can play back video from iPod or iPhone. It also allows you to play back streaming video sources such as Netflix, YouTube or Slingbox via the JLINKUSB cable as well.

I store music and movies on my USB stick – can I play these back via the MediaLink’s USB input?

The unit can play back MP3 audio files via a file browser type interface. It is not capable of playing back any video files via the USB input.

Is there any way to play digital video files on the OGM1?

The only easy way of playing video files is to copy them to your iPod or iPhone in iTunes and play them back using the JLINKUSB cable. If you want to play back digital video files from a USB stick or hard drive, the easiest way we know of is to add a media hub device like the WDTV Live.
This media hub runs on 12 volts and allows a very easy connection to the OGM1 that allows you to add multiple USB devices and display photos, play back audio and video and even play games. Watch the video we shot showing our own WDTV Live installation.

Is the OGM1 capable of playing DVD’s if I don’t have a rear entertainment screen?

Yes, DVD playback on the OGM1’s screen is possible when stopped. It supports 16:9 and 4:3 viewing modes. It comes factory set to play DVD Region 1 (North America) discs only. The ability to change DVD regions is accessed via a hidden “installer-only” menu.

I want to allow my passenger to watch DVD on the OGM1 while driving – is this possible?

The unit monitors the parking brake lead and will only allow video playback on the screen when the emergency brake is engaged and this lead is grounded. There is a mode accessed via a hidden “installer-only” menu that will allow video playback while moving for test purposes only. DVD playback is always available on the rear entertainment screen.

How many CD or DVD discs is the OGM1 capable of loading at once?

The CD/DVD drive is capable of accepting one disc at a time.

Can I play both CDs and data discs containing MP3 files?

Yes. The OGM1 supports CD audio discs and displays the type of disc currently inserted, title number, track number, elapsed time, file, folder, and stop/play/pause status information. It also allows shuffle, repeat and direct access to audio files on CD discs.The unit plays MP3 songs in the order they were burned on to the disc. The unit will play a MP3 disc with up to 500 songs and/or 200 different folders. You can view and navigate between folders and files with the controls on-screen.

I want to add an amplifier and subwoofer to my system – can I do this with the OGM1?

Yes, the OGM1 comes with four channel RCA outputs for adding a standard four channel amplifier, as well as a mono subwoofer output with full subwoofer crossover and level controls accessible from the audio menu. Outputs are rated at 2 volts.

I have factory Bluetooth – does the OGM1’s Bluetooth system replace it?

No. The Parrot Bluetooth system in the OGM1 functions in addition to the factory Bluetooth. You can choose which system to use at any time, or pair different phones (his/hers) to each system.

Can I use my steering wheel control for the OGM1’s Bluetooth hands-free system?

No. The factory steering wheel control will only control the factory Bluetooth system – operation of the Advent’s Bluetooth is from the touch screen only. For GM Vehicles with OnStar and factory Bluetooth systems – The steering wheel/voice controls will continue to operate the factory systems. If you prefer to use only the factory equipped Bluetooth System, we recommend you turn off the Bluetooth in the Advent In-Dash Navigation Radio system’s Bluetooth menu so it does not conflict with your factory installed Bluetooth system.
If you do not have factory Bluetooth but have OnStar, your steering wheel controls will operate the OnStar system only. This is normal operation. All other Audio controls will work normally.

Can I use the factory Bluetooth microphone for the OGM1’s Bluetooth hands-free system?

No. The Advent uses an external, wired Parrot microphone, and it is required for the use of the OGM1’s Bluetooth hands-free system.

Does the Advent support voice dialing via Bluetooth?

The Advent system accesses the voice dialing capabilities of your phone, so as long as your phone supports voice dialing, that function will be available when using the Bluetooth system on the OGM1.

How many Bluetooth devices can be paired to the OGM1?

The OGM1 can accept up to ten devices and any device can be chosen to connect to the OGM1 at any time via the menu.

Can the OGM1 download the contacts from my phone?

Yes. The OGM1 can download up to 2000 contacts from any phone and allows alphabetical access to those contacts via the menu. NOTE: not all phones allow contact download via Bluetooth.

Are Sent/Received/Missed call logs available?

Yes, extensive Sent, Received and Missed call logs are available, with the latest call showing at the top of the list.

Does the OGM1 support Bluetooth Audio Streaming (A2DP)?

Yes. You can stream music to the OGM1 from any source via A2DP protocol, including music contained on the device or any streaming audio source available on the device.

Are there restrictions on which A2DP devices are compatible and what functions they will support?

Bluetooth provides an Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) profile for streaming music from a wireless phone or a Portable Multimedia Player (PMP), sometimes referred to as a MP3 player. The unit allows you to play back audio files from your wireless phone or a PMP using a Bluetooth connection. The unit can control a Bluetooth audio player via Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP). Bluetooth audio players (or Bluetooth adapters) compatible with these profiles can be connected to this unit. Functionality varies depending on the profile used.
•A2DP: Stream audio from your Bluetooth compatible audio player and listen to the music through the unit.
•AVRCP: Play back, pause, select songs, etc. while streaming audio from your Bluetooth compatible audio player to the unit.
NOTE: Song information (e.g. elapsed playing time, song title, song index, etc.) cannot be displayed on this unit. Since there are a number of Bluetooth audio players available on the market, operations with your Bluetooth audio player using this unit vary greatly. Please refer to the instruction manual that came with your Bluetooth audio player.

Can I play music via Bluetooth from my phone and from streaming sources like Pandora and iHeartRadio?

Since the OGM1 has A2DP Bluetooth Audio Streaming capability, it will support any audio streaming source via Bluetooth. This includes the music contained on your phone or other Bluetooth device when paired. If you are using an Android device, iHeartRadio and Pandora playback will only be available via Bluetooth and will not allow any song data, album art or control – this will only be available on the phone.
If you are using an iPhone, you can stream iHeartRadio or Pandora via Bluetooth, but since the OGM1 supports Pandora as a native source when using the JLINKUSB cable, you can have full control of your Pandora experience, including album art, song and artist data, access to channel lists, next track and thumbs up/down control just by plugging in the JLINKUSB cable and starting your Pandora app on the iPhone.

The OGM1 ships with iGo Primo navigation software, which in our opinion is the most capable, most customizable and most informative navigation software currently available from any manufacturer, OEM or aftermarket. iGo Primo allows more data to be displayed than any other system, in more ways, with more clarity and more options and has proven to be extremely reliable and informative . It has revolutionized the entire Advent family of navigation products. You can watch a very in-depth (30 minute)video that covers every aspect of the navigation system operation here.
The map updates are done online via the Micro SD card contained in the reader under the “MAP” door. Advent’s “Latest Map Guarantee” insures you’ll have the most current maps loaded in your unit – within 30 days of purchase, log in and download the “NaviExtras Toolbox” from www.naviextras.com and it will automatically update your map database if required. Subsequent updates will run $129 per year.
There are no built-in restrictions against using the navigation system while moving. However, entering addresses and other navigation operations requiring data entry should ONLY be done by a passenger or by the driver while stopped.
No. The iGo Primo system does not support any voice-activated functions.
Yes. There is an “Auto Switch to GPS” menu setting that will allow you to always view the Navigation display while driving. If you access any other menu function, this setting will automatically return the unit to the Navigation mode after an approximately 10 second delay.
The iGo Primo system supports 2D or 3D viewing modes, with direction of travel or “North Up” display.
Yes. The system can warn you when you approach red light & speed cameras, or dangerous areas like school zones or railroad crossings. ADC Mobile has a list of all Red Light cameras in the USA available, and you can add your own, as well as being able to determine the type of warning you want to receive when coming close to the Alert Point (audible, visual, etc)
Yes. You can set audible and/or visual warnings to warn you when speeding, as well as the threshold (as the percentage in excess of the speed limit) to warn you at.
Yes. The NaviExtras Toolbox allows you to add your own POI lists, as well as import other freely available POI lists available from thousands of websites.
Yes. Using a readily available freeware program, many of the options and interface items such as colors, fonts and text sizes, as well as the ability to override certain “required” inputs can be changed to suit your preferences.
Spoken commands are available in English, Spanish and French. Program languages are Dansk, Deutch, English (UK), English (US), Espanol, Espanol (MX), Francais (CA), Italiano, Nederlands, Norsk, Portugues, Portugues (BR).
FAST: Gives a quick route if you can travel at or near the speed limit on all roads. Usually the best selection for fast and normal cars.
SHORT: Gives a short route to minimize the distance to travel.
Usually practical for pedestrians, cyclists or slow vehicles. Searching for a short route regardless of the speed, this route type is rarely practical for normal vehicles.
GREEN: Gives a quick but fuel efficient route based on the fuel consumption data given in Green Routing settings. Travel cost and CO2 emission calculations are estimations only. They cannot take elevations, curves and traffic conditions into account.
EASY: Results in a route with fewer turns and no difficult maneuvers. With this option, you can make iGo Primo take, for example, the freeway instead of a series of smaller roads or streets.
No. Statistical traffic information is stored with the map data, and iGO primo can take that into account when planning a route. In normal cases, these statistics help you avoid usual traffic jams on the given day of week in the given hour, but in some cases like on public vacations that fall on normal weekdays, they can be misleading.
If you use an iPhone and have purchased the “Motion-X GPS Drive” app, you can output any of the map displays the app is capable of generating, including live traffic and photographic views of your maps. Watch the video that shows how to use this great app with the OGM1.
Yes. The data generated by the system allows you to view detailed information on per mile costs for any trip you take (provided you enter mileage and fuel cost data at every fill-up), and it is capable of providing reminders for regular maintenance when it is required (provided you enter the intervals you want to be reminded of).
Yes. It allows you to search for “Green” alternatives for any trip, using lower fuel costs and lower CO2 emissions as your priority when calculating the route.
Yes. When routed via highways and freeways, the system provides a “flyout” display on the map screen showing the availability of your pre-chosen POI’s that are easily accessible at the upcoming three exits on your route.
Yes. The iGo Primo system can generate and save your trip logs that provide a wealth of data, such as tracks of your trip that can overlaid on the map, time-speed-altitude graphs and other information that may then be converted with different tools allowing it to be utilized in Google Maps or in Google Earth. Read more in this thread we started in the GM-Trucks.com forum.