Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is standard equipment in all 911 Turbo models. PCM is your control centre for audio, navigation and communication functions. Powerful, multifunctional and easy to use.
The main feature is the intuitive colour touchscreen. Alternatively, you can choose to operate PCM using conventional rotary pushbutton controls. With a maximum of five list items per page, the screen display is very clearly presented. Radio functions include up to 42 memory presets and an FM twin tuner frequency diversity with RDS, which continuously scans in the background for the best signal.
The DVD-audio drive plays CDs and audio DVDs and is MP3-compatible. Audio playback of video DVDs is also supported. A six-disc CD/DVD autochanger integrated into PCM is available as an option.
The standard-fitted universal audio interface (AUX) in the glove compartment enables you to connect your iPod® or any audio source. Recharging is also supported. Once connected, your iPod® or USB stick is then conveniently and safely operated via the PCM, the optional multifunction steering wheel or the optional voice control system.
By means of the USB socket, it is also possible to download data from the performance display of the Sport Chrono Package, as well as data from the electronic logbook. In the opposite direction, you can transfer up to 5,000 tracks in MP3 format to the 40 GB internal hard drive of PCM and create your own jukebox. Podcasts and audiobooks are recognised and played and cover art is displayed. The navigation module in PCM allows you to choose between a 2D display and a 3D perspective. In some regions, it is possible to display the terrain (with a superimposed satellite map) and buildings in 3D. Split screen mode enables you to view two functions at once, such as the current navigation map and a list of symbols that represent the next driving manoeuvre.
The navigation module also has a dynamic route guidance function which takes into account official traffic messages (TMC) and additional traffic flow sensors ( TMC Pro)*.
An electronic logbook is available for PCM as an option. It enables automatic logging on every journey of mileage, route distance, date, time, starting location and destination. Data can be downloaded to a USB stick and evaluated on your home PC using the software supplied. The software fulfils all statutory requirements for automatic logbooks as specified by the German revenue authorities.
The optional quadband GSM telephone module offers convenience and excellent reception. By inserting a SIM card directly into the PCM’s integral SIM card reader, calls can be made using the hands-free facility. For even more convenience, the Bluetooth® capability of a mobile phone can be used to make calls via the SIM Access Profile (SAP). Once automatic pairing is complete, the mobile phone’s aerial is switched off to conserve battery charge and the phone operates via the car aerial. Depending on the mobile phone model, this gives access not only to the numbers on the SIM card, but also to the phone’s internal memory. Depending on the phone, it can also be controlled using PCM, the optional multifunction steering wheel or the optional voice control system. Without it ever leaving your pocket.
The telephone module also enables you to establish a Bluetooth® link with those mobile phones that only support the Handsfree Profile (HFP). In this case, the GSM connection is always established through the aerial of the mobile phone. PCM acts as a hands-free system and you can leave the mobile phone tucked away.
On request, a Bluetooth® handset for the telephone module is also available. Stored in the centre console storage compartment, it features a display and keypad. However, the handset cannot be used for Bluetooth® links established using the Handsfree Profile (HFP).
To enable a Bluetooth® connection for those mobile phones that only support the Handsfree Profile (HFP), an optional mobile phone preparation is available. PCM is able to control only the basic functions of the mobile phone. The GSM connection is established through the aerial of the mobile phone.
The optional TV tuner is capable of receiving unencrypted analogue and digital television broadcasts (DVB-T)** to provide entertainment when your 911 Turbo is between journeys. For your safety, the TV picture is switched off while the car is in motion.
Want route guidance, need to make a phone call or would like to listen to the radio? You just have to say so. Almost all of the functions of PCM can be controlled using the optional voice control system with word-by-word input. In the majority of cases, you can simply say the name of the menu item as seen on the screen. The voice control system understands complete addresses when entered as navigation destinations, as well as phonebook entries and the names of radio stations. Even lists can be browsed by voice command. There is no need to ‘train’ the system.
The digital radio is available as an option for receiving broadcasts from digital stations. It has a DAB dual tuner. And switches automatically between digital and analogue signals, ensuring the best reception of the selected station.
The free Aha Radio app enables you to listen to Internet radio, news feeds, podcasts and audiobooks on the PCM via your smartphone. You can also receive local information, e.g. weather reports. Points of Interest can be searched for and then transferred to the navigation system as destinations. Internet content is received via your smartphone but you operate everything from the PCM. Online services can only be used in conjunction with the standard-fitted universal audio interface (iPhone®) or the optional mobile phone preparation or telephone module (Android® phones). The Aha Radio app can be obtained from iTunes® and Google Play®.***
* TMC Pro is available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
** In MPEG-2 format.
*** In order to use Aha Radio services with the optional telephone module, the HFP function must be activated in PCM.