Jungo Unveils MediaCore Multimedia Management Middleware for Automotive Infotainment Systems
Jungo Ltd., a leading provider of USB software connectivity solutions, introduced the launch of its MediaCore Automotive Middleware solution for in-car infotainment systems. MediaCore leverages Jungo’s advanced USBware protocol stack to facilitate industry-compliant connectivity with any USB device. It also provides infotainment system manufacturers with all of the components necessary to index, control, synchronise and stream audio, video and images from personal media players, USB mobile storage, smartphones, and cameras to in-car systems.
Enabling end-to-end connectivity, MediaCore unifies access to any media source that utilizes USB network transports. This includes devices such as Apple iPod, MP3/MP4 players, flash drives, local hard disks, CD/DVDs and mobile phones. With Jungo’s MediaCore, all connected media sources are filtered through a media gateway and are controlled via an intuitive, unified API. This eliminates the complexity of direct protocol implementations and enables a single application to control and access all media sources. Native support for advanced media protocols (such as MTP and Apple iPod) is enabled through Jungo’s media API reduction technology which allows applications to select and play songs using only three function calls.
The MediaCore architecture includes easy-to-use hardware- and software-agnostic middleware that eliminates the need for complex in-house platform development. Its software design enables seamless porting to any environment and re-use of the foundation software blocks across multiple platforms. Off-the-shelf support for MediaCore is available for leading OS and processor platforms including QNX, Win CE, Linux, μitron, VxWorks, VDK, Renesas, Freescale, Analog Devices and TI.
“As multimedia devices proliferate in the consumer market, in-car infotainment system manufacturers are competing to maintain native support through their platforms,” said Ophir Herbst, Vice President and General Manager of Jungo’s Connectivity Software Division. “MediaCore is a perfect solution because it provides unified middleware that enables them to keep pace with device support requirements. This shortens their product development cycle and enhances market success and bottom-line profitability,” he said.
“Car buyers increasingly want device connectivity and media support to bring their rich media content -- already ubiquitous in the home and office -- to the in-car experience,” said Mark Fitzgerald, Senior Analyst in the Global Automotive Group at leading global research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics. He continued: “Jungo’s MediaCore solution provides in-car infotainment system manufacturers with an end-to-end framework for developing elegant, feature-rich systems using unified APIs, enabling consumers to enjoy access to content on their favorite devices.”
Evaluation boards with MediaCore software are available from Jungo for qualified infotainment system manufacturers.
At Telematics Detroit 2009, Ilya Lifshitz, Jungo Connectivity Business Unit CTO, will be participating in a panel session entitled “How to Achieve In-Car Systems Integration” on June 3, at 13.45 in the Sapphire Room at the Rock Financial Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI 48374