Apps, Meet Cars

    Livio Connect software announced as exclusive provider in CSR chips,
    offering safe and easy integration.


MUNICH, Nov. 8, 2011 /CNW/ -- Using trusted phone apps in the vehicle is about to get easier. Livio Radio today announced at Telematics Munich 2011 they are the exclusive partner for CSR and will provide all mobile phone application integration for CSR's products - including vehicles and consumer electronics - using the CSR chips.

Livio Radio founder and CEO Jake Sigal said variety, safety and easy-of-use were the driving forces behind Livio Connect software, the exclusive technology included in CSR chips.

Through Livio Connect's software development kit, developers are able to build branded Bluetooth-enabled products, powered by CSR chips that work with multiple mobile phone apps and operating systems.

The end result, Sigal said, is seamless integration that will allow automakers to get apps safely into the car through software featured in chips that already power a majority of built-in Bluetooth systems on the road today.

"If every app company individually worked with every car company, the 'wheel' would be reinvented about 10,000 times," Sigal said.

Instead, Livio Connect's exclusive software included in CSR chips lets apps "talk to" Livio-enabled CSR products. Livio Connect software is included in individual mobile phone applications.

Livio Connected apps include 977 Music, AccuRadio, Digitally Imported, Grooveshark, jacAPPS, Live365, the Livio Car Internet Radio App and Rdio.

For OEMs and aftermarket manufacturers, and app developers, that means giving more drivers more options, easy and safe access to their products.

Demonstrations of this new capability are being held at Livio Radio and CSR's joint booth #34 at Telematics Munich 2011. Development kits for consumer electronics and most automotive manufacturers are now available. Retail product availability is slated for 2012.


    About CSR

CSR is a global provider of innovative silicon and software solutions for the location-aware, media-rich, cloud-connected world. Our platforms are optimised for the automotive navigation and infotainment, digital cameras and imaging, connected home infotainment and wireless audio markets. We provide solutions to complex problems in the audio-visual, connectivity and location technology domains across a broad range of markets, with a technology portfolio that includes GPS/GNSS systems, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM, NFC, aptX and CVC audio codecs, JPEG, MPEG, H.264 imaging, IPS printing, microcontrollers, DSPs and broadband receivers. CSR's technology solutions and market platforms enable its customers to deliver a superior user experience and are adopted by leaders in the auto, computer, home and mobile markets. More information can be found at Keep up to date with CSR on our blog, or follow us on Twitter at


    About Livio Radio

Founded in 2008, Ferndale, Mich.-based Livio Radio has already developed a list of successful Internet radio products through ongoing relationships with Pandora, Grooveshark and NPR. The company remains committed to providing sleek and sophisticated radios and accessories for users who want quality without gimmicks, hassles, and unnecessary bells and whistles. More information is available at



SOURCE Livio Radio

For further information: For Livio Radio: Nicole Yelland,, +1-248-591-0333 x 890; For CSR: Liam Jacklin, Rocket PR for CSR,, +44 (0)845-370-7024 Web Site:

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