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inTOUCH NET Compatible Head Units

Our Infinitybox inTOUCH NET lets you control your car or truck’s electrical system from any smart device.  This includes smart phones and tablets. This link will take you to an overview of inTOUCH NET and a video that describes how it works.  You can go beyond iPhones, iPads, Andriod Phones and other tablets and connect to inTOUCH NET with a select series of head units.  There are three criteria that you need in a head unit to connect to inTOUCH NET.  First, it needs to have a touch screen.  Second it needs to have a browser built in.  Lastly, it needs to have WiFi.  The connection between the smart device and inTOUCH NET is through a local WiFi connection.  There is no need for data plans or Internet access.  We just a local WiFi connection to get a fast, reliable and secure pipeline for inTOUCH NET.  This post will get you a list of inTOUCH NET compatible head units.

The following list has head units that we have tested with inTOUCH NET.  We have also used customer feedback on these units in the field.  This is an ever changing list as manufacturers add features to their products.  Keep watching this page for updates.

List of inTOUCH NET Compatible Head Units.

  1. Kenwood DNN992
  2. Joying 7-Inch Universal 2DIN
  3. Joying 10-Inch Universal 2DIN
  4. Smarty-Trend 2DIN Universal 7 & 10.1-inch

We will be continually updating this list as new head units make it on the market and we test them.  Please contact us if you have questions about whether or not a specific head unit is compatible with inTOUCH NET.  Also, contact our technical support team with any questions about how you connect your smart device or head unit to the Infinitybox inTOUCH NET.  You can contact our team by clicking this link.

Raspberry Pi

Options for Touch Screen Control

When we introduced our inTOUCH NET product in 2013, it gave our customers a very simple way to use a smart device to control all of the electrical functions in their hot rods, street rods, resto mods, kit cars and Pro-Touring builds.  Any smart phone or tablet seamlessly connects with inTOUCH NET to give you touch screen control of your lighting, ignition, starter, locks, windows, accessories and your heating & air conditioning controls.  inTOUCH NET is very flexible.  It can connect with any device that has a touch screen, a browser and Wi-Fi.  You can learn more about how inTOUCH NET works by clicking this link.  This blog post is going to go through other options for touch screen control of your car’s electrical system using our inTOUCH NET.  There is a very detailed video below that walks you through the process step by step.

This option uses a Raspberry Pi and a HMDI touch screen.  Both of these parts are easy to get, simple to set up and give you great flexibility.  The Raspberry Pi is small and simple to hide behind your dash.  You have tons of options for different sizes of touch screens and they are all easy to mount in a dash.

The Raspberry Pi is easy to get.  You can buy these directly from their website by clicking this link.  You can also get them from other on-line sources like Amazon.  Be sure to get the Raspberry Pi 4 because this is the version that has Wi-Fi built into it.  There are multiple memory size options for the Raspberry Pi.  For this project, you can use the smallest 2Gb option.

Next, you need a screen to mate with the Rasbperry Pi.  If you search Amazon for “Raspberry Pi touchscreen”, you’ll get a ton of options ranging from 4.3″ to 12″ diagonal screens.  You can pick the size that fits your dash.  You need to find a screen that has HDMI and USB.  The Raspberry is going to send out the video signal over HDMI.  The touch signals and the power for the screen will come from the USB connection.  This link will take you to the screen that we used in the video below.

Lastly, you will need a micro-SD card to hold the operating system for the Raspberry Pi.  Anything larger that 2Gb will work.  This link will take you to the card that we used in the video below.

This video walks through the steps to set this up.

First, you need to connect the Raspberry Pi to the touch screen.  There are two connections: the HDMI cable for video and the USB cable for power and touch screen commands.  You also need to get power to the Raspberry Pi.  That comes in through a USB C cable.  You need to get a place behind your dash to plug in the USB C cable.  A USB port like this one will convert your car’s battery voltage to the required 5-volts for the USB cable.

Next, you need to load the Raspian operating system on the Micro-SD card.  The video goes through that in detail.  This link will take you to the place to download Raspian.

Lastly, you need to connect the Raspberry Pi to the Wi-Fi broadcast by the inTOUCH NET.  The video below goes through the details but you can also watch this video to learn more about the process.

Check out the full set up video here.


Once you’ve gone through these steps, you have a touch screen interface that you can mount in your dash to control your entire electrical system through the Infinitybox inTOUCH NET.  This shows you the options for touch screen control with the Infinitybox system.

Click on this link to contact our technical support team with any questions.  

 

Setting Up inTOUCH NET

Infinitybox inTOUCH NET Smart Device Interface

This blog post is going to show you how you connect your smart device to the Infinitybox inTOUCH NET module.  We just published a video showing the details which can be seen below.  This video also demonstrates the standard screens that you get with inTOUCH NET.

You can get more details on inTOUCH NET and its capabilities by clicking this link.  You can also download the installation manual for inTOUCH NET by clicking this link.

Your smart phone or tablet communicates with inTOUCH NET using WiFi.  This is a local connection.  You are not going to the Internet or the Cloud.  There is no subscription or data plan required.  We just use WiFi as the pipeline to pass data between your smart device and inTOUCH NET.  Connecting to inTOUCH NET is just like connecting your smart device to your home of office WiFi network.  It is a simple process and is very secure.

Before you make the connection, you need to connect your inTOUCH NET module to the CAN cable of your Infinitybox 20-Circuit Kit.  Please follow the instructions in the inTOUCH NET manual.

Once you have the inTOUCH NET module spliced into the CAN cable of your 20-Circuit Kit, you need to power up the Infinitybox system.  You also need to have your smart device in range of the car.  Any closer than 20 feed would be fine for this process.

Here are the steps to pair your smart device to inTOUCH NET.

  1. Go to the SETTINGS for your smart phone or tablet.
  2. Search for WiFi networks.
  3. Find the network name (SSID) being broadcast from your inTOUCH NET.  It will be in the form of inTOUCH_XXX.   The XXX represents the specific numbers for your inTOUCH NET.  These will be printed on the configuration sheet that came with your inTOUCH NET.
  4. Connect to inTOUCH_XXX.  You will be asked for the password.  This is the 10 digit Module Password printed on your inTOUCH NET Configuration Sheet.  This is unique to your inTOUCH NET module.
  5. Open a browser on your smart device.  Any browser will work including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari and Firefox.  Type the IP address for your module into the address bar of your browser.  This is 192.168.1.50.
  6. When the Security window appears, enter the default password that is printed in your inTOUCH NET Configuration Sheet.

This video will go through these steps in more detail.

Once this is done, you can control your entire Infinitybox electrical system from your phone or tablet.

Click on this link if you have any additional questions about connecting your smart device to inTOUCH NET.

inVIRONMENT Video

Our Infinitybox system offers you the broadest level of electrical control for your hot-rod, street rod, resto mod, kit car, component car and Pro-Touring build. No other wiring harness can do what the Infinitybox system can do. One of our most popular accessories is inVIRONMENT.

Our inVIRONMENT module is a revolutionary connection between your Infinitybox system and a Gen IV climate control system from Vintage Air. Using our inTOUCH NET and inVIRONMENT, you can completely control your heating and air conditioning from a smart phone or tablet in your car. You can control the blower fan speed, the temperature and the blend from a simple and intuitive touch screen interface. You can learn more about the inVIRONMENT module by clicking this link.

This video will show you the features of the inVIRONMENT module.

Click on this link to contact our technical support team with any questions.
 

Updating inTOUCH MAX Screen

This blog post will walk you through the steps to update the screens and code on an Infinitybox inTOUCH MAX Screen.

Please note that these instructions are for the legacy inTOUCH MAX screens that were manufactured through 2013.  If you have an inTOUCH NET smart device interface, this does not relate to you.  Unless specifically directed by a technical support representative from Infinitybox, you do not need to do this.  You can stop reading here.  

Here are the instructions.

  1. You will need an SD card that is a maximum size of 2GB (a smaller card will work fine).  It must be formatted as FAT16 (or just FAT) not FAT32 on a PC not a Mac.  You can find a video showing how to do this by clicking this link.
  2. You will receive an email from Infinitybox technical support that will have the files needed to be loaded onto the SD card.  Save these files to the SD card.  Do not put these in a folder on the SD card.
  3. Power down the touch screen and the complete Infinitybox system.  Insert the SD card into the slot on the screen. The SD card slot is located on the opposite side of the circuit board where the REACH serial number sticker is.  This picture will show you where the SD card slot is and the proper orientation of the card.

    Location of SD Card Slot on Infinitybox inTOUCH MAX Screen

    Location of SD Card Slot on Infinitybox inTOUCH MAX Screen

  4. Power up the system, the screen should be blank and the green LED labeled D1 on the back of the screen should be lit and the LED labeled D2 should be flashing rapidly. After about 30 seconds, the D2 LED will stop flashing and the screen back light will turn on.
  5. The screen is now reprogrammed, remove power from the screen and remove the SD card.

Please contact Infinitybox technical support with additional questions.