Jungo Teams with Gracenote to Launch Advanced Automotive Infotainment Solution

 

System will enable customers to bring powerful in-car media functionality to market rapidly and cost-effectively

NOVI, MI, May 29, 2012 - Jungo Ltd., a leading provider of automotive connectivity middleware, today announced an agreement with Gracenote to deliver a powerful automotive infotainment solution that will improve how drivers access, navigate and experience their music.

The joint solution is being demonstrated at the Telematics Update exhibition next week in Novi, Michigan.

The solution combines MediaCore™, Jungo’s automotive middleware, with Gracenote’s licensed Album Cover Art, Playlist Plus™ and More Like This™ technologies, which leverage Gracenote’s extensive Global Media Database of music information. The Gracenote database includes Album Cover Art from the major record labels and independents, as well as artist images from leading content providers.

In addition, Gracenote Playlist Plus helps organize song metadata from a driver’s music collection and associates specific music Type, Genres (e.g. Classical, Indie Rock, Punk and Ska), Origin (e.g. U.S. – New York, England – London) and Era (1970, 1980s) with the identified tracks in the drivers’ music library. This lets drivers better manage and navigate their music and get more of the songs and artists they love through “More Like This™” smart music playlists. The combination of these Gracenote technologies and music imagery enables Jungo’s Tier 1 customers to deliver driver-friendly interfaces that make it easier to enjoy music on the open road.

The integrated offering improves time-to-market for sophisticated automotive infotainment systems and provides customers with industry-leading media playback functionality, while greatly enhancing the overall in-car entertainment experience.

MediaCore middleware from Jungo supports all popular media devices and protocols (including USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and DLNA) and integrates them with automotive infotainment systems. Its simplicity and versatility make it appealing to Tier 1 companies for car makers worldwide.

Both Jungo and Gracenote have worked together extensively on this offering to ensure that the technologies are integrated as seamlessly as possible, and that together we bring a solution to market that is best-in-class,” said Jungo Connectivity Software General Manager Ophir Herbst. “We have established a strong technical relationship and expect to work together on future industry-leading advancements in automotive infotainment.

Jungo at Telematics Update Jungo and Gracenote will demonstrate the joint solution at the Telematics Update event in Novi, MI, June 6-7, 2012. To set up a briefing with the two companies at the show, please contact Daphna Weiss from Jungo at 1-877-514-0537 ext.101 or [daphna@jungo.com].

About Jungo

Jungo Ltd., an NDS Group company, is a provider of connectivity and multimedia software solutions. Jungo’s products enable semiconductor companies, device manufacturers and OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) to easily develop products that intelligently connect with any portable device over various protocols for any application. Jungo solutions have been deployed in global markets throughout various industries including the automotive industry, mobile communications, digital TV, point-of-sale, medical equipment and defense industries. To find out more about Jungo, visit www.jungo.com/st

 About NDS

NDS Group Ltd. creates the technologies and applications that enable pay-TV operators to securely deliver digital content to TV STBs (set-top boxes), DVRs (digital video recorders), PCs, mobiles and other multimedia devices. Over 90 of the world’s leading pay-TV platforms rely on NDS solutions to protect and enhance their business. NDS Group Ltd. is a private company owned by the Permira Funds and News Corporation. See www.nds.com for more information.

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