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Parrot and Cinemo Partner to Deliver Premium Multimedia Solutions for Automotive

17/12/2013 - Press

Paris, France & Karlsruhe, Germany September 2nd, 2013 - Parrot, a leader in automotive connectivity and infotainment solutions, and Cinemo, developers of high performance embedded multimedia technologies for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), have entered into an agreement where Parrot will be utilizing Cinemo’s Unified Media Player™ in selected IVI systems including Head Units and Rear Seat Entertainment Units. 

The result of this collaboration will first be embedded in an automotive Rear Seat Entertainment solution based on the Android framework. It will offer passengers up to Full HD video from DVD, HDMI, MHL, USB, Wi-Fi connected media sources and Smart phones. These videos can be accessed and shared with any embedded display or tablet inside the vehicle with perfect, echo-free, lip synchronization on multiple devices over the car network.

The Parrot system will also enable users to play games, browse the Internet, access a wide range of Apps by connecting to the Parrot Asteroid Market, view documents, and much more. Passengers will be able to control the units with their portable devices for media browsing, advanced gaming or navigation.

Cinemo’s Unified Media Player™ consisting of Cinemo Media Engine™, Cinemo Media Management Engine™, Distributed Playback™ and Distributed Media Management™ will all be part of Parrot’s multimedia offering, enabling “content anywhere anytime” and guaranteeing the highest level of performance, quality and robustness. 

Designed to allow near instantaneous access to all media content available in the car, Parrot’s integration of Cinemo Media Management Engine™ features multi-pass content indexing, ultra-fast searches, support of complex queries, smart synchronization, Unicode collation, alphabetical index generation, priority queues, video thumbnail creation, dynamic on-demand searches, a seamless approach between local and connected database access, and further significantly intelligent algorithms and extensive optimizations which truly revolutionize the way and speed IVI digital media can be controlled.

“Parrot is a recognized global leader in automotive infotainment and we are very happy to be working together on technologies that will redefine the next generation of IVI” says Jim Corbett, Co-founder and Executive Vice President of Cinemo. “Parrot’s trust in Cinemo as a development partner is further recognition that our multimedia solutions consistently deliver an exceptional IVI performance”.

“Parrot’s expertise in connected infotainment systems is now complemented by Cinemo’s impressive know-how on multimedia, media management and IVI connectivity in a multi-screen setting  to enable a comprehensive multimedia experience in automotive” says Eric Riyahi, Executive Vice President Global Business Operations of Parrot S.A. “We are therefore also delighted to be able to co-operate on our future Parrot IVI projects”. 

About Cinemo

Cinemo provides the most advanced unified media player and media management in the embedded world. CPU and Operating System agnostic as well as highly optimized for low power and low footprint devices, Cinemo's connected middleware solution decodes, plays, renders and manages virtually any file, disc and streaming format. Designed and optimized for the high quality requirements of the automotive industry, Cinemo’s Unified Media Player and Media Management can be seamlessly integrated into entry, mid and high automotive / in-vehicle infotainment system head and rear seat units, as well as automotive Apps enabling powerful new use cases.

Cinemo GmbH is a privately held German Corporation, headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany. With a dedicated and strong engineering team, Cinemo's technologies represent the best in their class.

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About Parrot

Parrot, a global leader in wireless devices for mobile phones, stands on the cutting edge of innovation. The company was founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux as part of his determination to drive the inevitable breakthrough of mobile phones into everyday life by creating high-quality, user-friendly wireless devices for easy living. Parrot has developed the most extensive range of hands-free systems on the market for cars. Its globally recognised expertise in the fields of mobile connectivity and multimedia around Smartphones has positioned Parrot as a key player of in-car infotainment. Additionally, Parrot designs and markets a prestigious line of high-end wireless multimedia products in collaboration with some of the world’s most well-renowned designers. Finally, Parrot is expanding on the UAV market with the Parrot AR. Drone, the first quadricopter piloted via Wi-Fi and using augmented reality and so with new solutions to address the UAV market for professional use. 

Parrot, headquartered in Paris, currently employs more than 750 people worldwide and generates the majority of its sales overseas.

Parrot is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris since 2006. (FR0004038263 – PARRO)

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