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HARMAN Announces Collaboration with Renesas to Deliver a Complete In-Vehicle Network Solution to the Automotive Industry


September 15, 2015
By Business Wire News

FRANKFURT, Germany

HARMAN (NYSE:HAR), the leading global infotainment, audio and software services company, today announced a joint collaboration with Renesas to deliver an in-vehicle network solution and premium entertainment experience that helps automakers take the driving to higher levels of safety and convenience. Renesas’ premium and mid-range R-Car series of automotive infotainment Systems-on-Chip (SoC) devices featuring HARMAN’s Ethernet AVB in-vehicle network solution are now available.

HARMAN’s suite of services for automakers supports an end-to-end approach to upgrade, connect, and improve the automotive ownership experience. The HARMAN Ethernet AVB in-vehicle network solution provides an affordable, scalable, flexible, robust and security guaranteed in-vehicle network that helps automotive customers tackle the cost and complexity challenges involved in delivering next-generation in-vehicle-infotainment solutions.

“Automakers are looking for robust, low latency networks with high quality of service for in-vehicle infotainment,” said Masayasu Yoshida, Senior Manager of Automotive Information Strategy Department, Automotive Information System Business Division at Renesas Electronics Corporation. “The Renesas R-Car SoC platform provides built-in Ethernet AVB technology. By incorporating this platform we expect the HARMAN Ethernet AVB solution to bring further innovation for in-vehicle infotainment networks.”

With recent consumer demand driving a continual increase in audio and video features in automobiles, innovation in cars increasingly depends on the reliability of in-vehicle networks.

“Ethernet AVB is becoming a key feature for future connected in-vehicle networks,” said Dean Miles, Senior Vice President, HARMAN Connected Services division. “We are very proud to collaborate with Renesas to bring the industry leading in-vehicle network solution to automakers. This collaboration underscores our commitment to innovation and leadership in the automotive market.”

Key highlights of the HARMAN Ethernet AVB In-Vehicle network solution:

  • An Ethernet AVB endpoint stack designed for compliance with the developing automotive specification in AVnu Alliance
  • Ethernet AVB ports for Linux, Android, RTOS and QNX
  • Endpoint implementation for IEEE802.1AS, 802.1Qav, 802.1Qat, IEEE1722 and the latest IEEE 1722a draft
  • Adaptable for all major OS platforms including Linux, Android, RTOS and QNX
  • Multimedia and network management middleware development and application
  • Application development for multimedia and network management

To learn more about HARMAN Ethernet AVB in-vehicle network solution visit http://www.symphonyteleca.com/automotive

HARMAN at IAA 2015:

Visit HARMAN during IAA 2015 in the New Mobility World Hall 3.1 for a demonstration of HARMAN’s portfolio of infotainment and in-car audio solutions. HARMAN experts will also present at the New Mobility World Panel Sessions on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. Join HARMAN alongside other industry luminaries to discuss how the connected car and human machine interface are evolving together.

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About HARMAN

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems; audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company’s software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 27,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.2 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2015. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.

HARMAN
Darrin Shewchuk, +1 203-328-3834
Senior Director, Corporate Communications
darrin.shewchuk@harman.com