Furthering its commitment to help automotive customers simplify the
design of in-car infotainment systems, QNX Software Systems today
announced that the QNX Aviage Multimedia Suite now offers enhanced
support for Apple iPods. By meeting the certification requirements of
Apple’s "Made for iPod" program, the suite helps manufacturers of in-car
infotainment units, home theater systems, and other multimedia products
to complete their "Made for iPod" certifications with less time and
The QNX Aviage Multimedia Suite goes beyond the certification
requirements and supports Apple’s Extended Accessory Framework (EAF) for
communication with iPhone OS 3.0. This capability allows applications
developed with the suite to interact with applications running on the
iPhone or iPod touch.
The QNX Aviage Multimedia Suite is a production-proven
middleware solution that supports multiple generations of iPods
including the latest classic, nano, shuffle, and touch models. The suite
allows a single Apple authentication chip to support multi-zone
systems. As a result, separate listening zones inside a car, bus, train,
or other multi-passenger vehicle can share a single authentication
chip, dramatically reducing overall system costs. This feature also
allows a home theater system to integrate with multiple iPod
applications through a single authentication chip. The suite includes
iPod one-wire support, enabling the delivery of audio and video through a
single USB cable.
"Support for Apple’s ‘Made for iPod’ program is part of our
overall strategy to provide customers with standards-based, certified
products that provide assured levels of portability and
interoperability, while helping to improve time-to-market," said Andy
Gryc, senior product marketing manager, QNX Software Systems.
QNX Software Systems is an automotive market leader with
software licensed in more than 12 million in-vehicle systems worldwide.
In February 2009, the company launched the QNX CAR application platform,
which is already being designed into next-generation in-vehicle
computing systems and has attracted more than 50 technology partners and
automotive customers, including Adobe, Cisco, Daimler, Delphi,
Freescale, General Motors, Google, Gracenote, IBM, Mercedes-Benz,
Microsoft, Panasonic, Pandora, and Volkswagen.