HELSINKI, Feb. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Ixonos [http://www.ixonos.com ] has developed a groundbreaking solution to connect smartphone content and cloud services to in-car infotainment devices. Ixonos IVI Connect [http://www.ixonos.com/connected-devices/automotive-solutions ](TM) is the first connectivity solution that integrates both mobile devices and cloud services with automotive infotainment equipment and is compatible with Android and iOS devices as well as with all MirrorLink [http://www.terminalmode.org ](TM) compliant devices.
The number of cars with Internet access is rising rapidly and some 70 million head units were manufactured in 2011 alone. Ixonos sees here an opportunity to help car OEMs, Tier-1 IVI system vendors and smartphone manufacturers by providing seamless connectivity that enables superior in-vehicle user experiences for consumers. With the productized connectivity solution provided by Ixonos, device manufacturers and application developers can create radically new and safe services and applications. Ixonos' solution is standardized, verified and compatible with MirrorLink specifications, which significantly cuts down development costs and time.
"What is unique about Ixonos IVI Connect is that it connects cloud services and mobile devices to car head units and enables high-performance multi-device connectivity", explains Timo Salminen, Director, Automotive & Home at Ixonos. For consumers, this translates into palpable benefits: apps, services and media content can be used across devices and throughout the car's inbuilt electronic and audio systems. All content, such as HD video and apps, available on mobile devices or on a cloud server can be connected to the car's head unit and even accessed from the rear-seat displays, taking into consideration driver safety regulations inherent in the MirrorLink standard.
Ixonos is a member of Car Connectivity Consortium [http://www.terminalmode.org ] and has the first MirrorLink Authorized Test Laboratory in Europe, making Ixonos the only company that provides a productized connectivity solution, in-car app development and certification in the same package. "Our position as Authorized Test Laboratory means that we can perform IOP and CTS testing close to our customers' locations to help them accelerate the entry to market of their new products", says Damien De Maya, Senior Manager, Customer Operations, Automotive & Home at Ixonos.
Ixonos' unique service offering and technology expertise make it an ideal R&D partner for companies aiming to create their own in-vehicle services and connected devices. By combining innovative cloud solutions with high-end device designs providing top-of-the-line user experiences, we create for customer companies solutions that are custom designed for safe in-car use and compatible with the newest industry standards.
- Ixonos' website [http://www.ixonos.com ], Ixonos IVI Connect [http://www.ixonos.com/connected-devices/automotive-solutions ](TM), follow Ixonos on Twitter [http://twitter.com/IxonosTweets ] and YouTube [http://www.youtube.com/IxonosOnline ]
- Car Connectivity Consortium's website [http://www.terminalmode.org ]
Ixonos is a creative mobile solutions company. We develop wireless technologies, software and solutions for connected devices and mobile services. Together with our corporate customers, we design products and services that let consumers enjoy inspiring mobile experiences. We enhance the competitiveness of our customer companies by enabling superior user experiences as well as faster time-to-market for their devices and services. We have offices in Finland, China, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Great Britain, Slovakia, South Korea and the U.S. Ixonos Plc is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. In 2011, the company's turnover was 81.4 million euros and its operating profit was 1.9 million euros.
For further information:
Timo Salminen, Director, Automotive & Home, tel. +358-40-745-6821, [email protected]
Damien De Maya, Senior Manager, Customer Operations, Automotive & Home, tel. +358-400-287-692, [email protected]