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15 February 2008


Firecomm’s transceivers chosen for car infotainment network

Firecomms Ltd of Cork, Ireland, a manufacturer of low-power, visible-wavelength laser and LED light sources, says that its fiber-optic transceiver (FOT) components have been selected by Hyundai Autonet, which develops platforms based on integrated audio/video/networking (AVN) systems. The transceivers will be used in Hyundai Autonet’s Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) car infotainment networking products (with Korean car maker Kia Motors being the first adopter, for its Mohave sports utility vehicle).

“The Korean market is presently one of the most exciting and innovative places in the world for the development of new automotive infotainment systems,” says Niall Keegan, Firecomms’ general manager, Asia Pacific. “We look forward to building on the close relationship developed with our Korean partners during the design of this new platform.”

MOST multimedia technology enables the networking of feature-rich infotainment systems in automobiles by providing the means to distribute multimedia entertainment functions among the various control devices around the car. For example, a CD changer, radio, global positioning system, mobile telephone, and DVD player in an efficient ring network can use the MOST network to send crisp, static-free audio signals digitally to the amplifier.

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