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Wind River Delivers Android Expertise to Clarion AX1 Automotive IVI Device

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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • New Clarion AX1 IVI device is based on a customized Android software platform from Wind River.
  • Clarion AX1 key features include Internet connectivity via smartphone tethering or mobile Wi-Fi devices and app store access for music and app downloads.
  • Auto IVI device makers and OEMs can leverage 20+ years of Wind River automotive experience, including software integration expertise, and extensive open source knowledge to speed their rate of innovation and time-to-market.

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Nov. 12, 2013 — Wind River®, a world leader in embedded software for intelligent connected systems, announced that Clarion Malaysia is using Wind River Android software and expertise in their new Clarion AX1 automotive in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) device.

As the connected car is becoming a more common reality, cars are quickly adopting new features to create a consumer electronics experience. Wind River provided Clarion with a customized Android software platform and software integration services to develop a high-quality IVI device that delivers greater connectivity and multimedia capabilities. Clarion Malaysia is a leading manufacturer of high-performance in-car entertainment systems.

In addition to more traditional IVI features such as AM/FM radio, GPS navigation and Bluetooth streaming, the Android-based Clarion AX1 includes leading-edge features such as the following:

  • Wi-Fi connectivity and portable hotspot/tethering capabilities for Internet connectivity on-the-go.
  • App store access to buy and download music using the Infogo online music store.
  • Compatibility with Android smartphones/tablets and iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads
  • Audio/video playback via USB and SD input.
  • Full HD to enjoy videos in 1080p
  • 6.5" capacitive multi-touch display
  • Rear camera input capability

"The consumer device experience is merging with the automobile. The automotive industry is changing faster than ever before and software is at the center of this transformation," said Georg Doll, vice president of automotive solutions at Wind River. "Companies can leverage Wind River’s unique mix of proven automotive, embedded, and open source expertise to address the evolving demands of the auto market and keep schedules and budgets on track. Whether it's to accommodate trends such as increasing connectivity to the cloud or the Internet of Things, Wind River can help customers quickly and successfully address these changes."

"With the advent of the Internet of Things, companies are seeking to deliver a richer and more connected experience in the car. As the in-vehicle experience is evolving, Clarion Malaysia is dedicated to delivering the latest automotive innovations in multimedia and connectivity," said T.K. Tan, managing director of Clarion Malaysia. "Given the increasing complexity of the automobile, it was essential to work with an expert like Wind River who can offer extensive auto industry and embedded software experience, and comprehensively support us at every step. The integration of hardware and software is highly complex and Wind River simplified the process and helped us meet our cost targets."

Wind River world-class professional services and global support help customers better manage the highly detailed requirements and complex project planning associated with the automotive industry. With over two decades of automotive industry experience, Wind River is an expert in handling intricate matters such as regulations and software integration, life cycle support, and testing and validation, while working closely with a dynamic partner ecosystem. Additionally, the company’s diverse automotive portfolio also includes Wind River Platform for Infotainment, Wind River Connectivity Solution Accelerator for iOS device connectivity, Android expertise, Tizen integration services, VxWorks®, tools such as Wind River Diab Compiler, and virtualization and hypervisor technologies.

For more information about the Clarion AX1 and Wind River and to see it in action, visit http://www.windriver.com/announces/customer-clarion/. For additional details about Wind River automotive solutions, visit http://www.windriver.com/solutions/automotive/.

About Wind River
Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel® Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in embedded software for intelligent connected systems. The company has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981, and its technology is found in more than 1 billion products. Wind River offers the industry's most comprehensive embedded software portfolio supported by world-class global professional services and support, and a broad partner ecosystem. Wind River delivers the technology and expertise that enables the innovation and deployment of safe, secure, and reliable intelligent systems. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com.
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