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In-Vehicle Multimedia Software

Designed for the high-quality requirements of the automotive industryLearn more

The Next Level
of Embedded Multimedia Solutions

Cinemo leverages its expertise to develop advanced embedded playback and streaming solutions and delivers automotive OEMs and Tier 1s the best multimedia experience for their unique needs.

“What truly makes Cinemo stand out from its competitors is its ability to offer a modular hardware and OS independent solution. Its portable architecture can be integrated across vehicle brands, saving its customers from expensive development costs.”

Leadership Award - Global In-vehicle Infotainment from Frost & Sullivan 2014

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January 19th 2016

Cinemo Announces NXP i.MX 6QuadPlus and NXP i.MX 6UltraLite Support Read more

Cinemo Announces NXP i.MX 6QuadPlus and NXP i.MX 6UltraLite Support

Best-in-class multimedia middleware brought to new members of the NXP i.MX6 family

Karlsruhe, Germany, January 19th, 2016 – Cinemo, a global leader in high performance automotive grade multimedia playback, streaming, media management and connectivity middleware announces the availability of its first multimedia middleware platform that fully integrates with the new NXP™ Semiconductors i.MX6 design.

Cinemo’s multimedia solutions have become a critical element of today's premium infotainment systems, and for car makers and OEM’s alike, support for the extended NXP i.MX6 family, moves the benchmark further in IVI design.

Highly-optimized and original technologies such as Distributed Playback™ and Distributed Media Management™ create new use cases for the car enabling “content anywhere anytime” whilst guaranteeing the highest level of integration, quality and robustness on the NXP i.MX6 platform.

“With the i.MX 6QuadPlus and i.MX 6UltraLite, NXP offer exceptional flexibility levels that can be fully realized with Cinemo’s multimedia and connectivity architecture” said Jim Corbett, Co-founder of Cinemo. “We are very happy to collaborate with NXP to bring this Cinemo solution to the automotive market”



About Cinemo

Cinemo is a global leader in automotive grade multimedia playback, streaming, media management and connectivity middleware in the embedded world. CPU and Operating System agnostic as well as highly optimized for low power and low footprint devices, Cinemo's unified middleware solutions decode, play, render, stream, manage and index virtually any file, disc, connected device and streaming format. Designed and optimized for the high quality requirements of the automotive industry, Cinemo’s solutions 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.

Please visit www.cinemo.com

January 7th 2016

Cinemo to Demonstrate Next Generation IVI Solutions at CES 2016 Read more

Cinemo to Demonstrate Next Generation IVI Solutions at CES 2016

Cutting-edge infotainment to take centre stage at CES as Cinemo contributes to Visteon demonstrator taking in-car entertainment to the next level

Las Vegas, USA, January 7th, 2016 – Cinemo, a global leader in high performance automotive grade multimedia playback, streaming, media management and connectivity middleware, will be previewing the latest in advanced In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) and connectivity at the Cinemo suite during CES 2016.

The IVI demonstrator at CES will be covering a broad spectrum of media accessibility and control, content sharing between mobile devices and the head unit using Cinemo's leading Distributed Playback(TM) technologies and automotive cockpit electronics supplier Visteon's advanced CE client fully integrated in one solution.

During the CES presentations, Cinemo will also show CarPlay and Android Auto on the head unit providing a user with an effortless integration and widest compatibility with today's most popular mobile devices.

“Visteon have an esteemed reputation in vehicle cockpit electronics and we are delighted to contribute to an advanced Visteon infotainment platform” said Jim Corbett, Co-Founder of Cinemo. “This truly unique demonstrator presents an unrivalled approach towards front and rear seat enjoyment whilst showcasing a compelling usage of Cinemo's award winning multimedia middleware.”



About Cinemo

Cinemo is a global leader in automotive grade multimedia playback, streaming, media management and connectivity middleware in the embedded world. CPU and Operating System agnostic as well as highly optimized for low power and low footprint devices, Cinemo's unified middleware solutions decode, play, render, stream, manage and index virtually any file, disc, connected device and streaming format. Designed and optimized for the high quality requirements of the automotive industry, Cinemo’s solutions 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.

Please visit www.cinemo.com


From the Blog

October 19th 2015

Which characteristics should in-vehicle infotainment solutions have?

Interview with Jim Corbett, Cinemo Co-Founder/Executive Vice President Read more

Which characteristics should in-vehicle infotainment solutions have?

Interview with Jim Corbett, Cinemo Co-Founder/Executive Vice President

October 19th 2015

How does a car look like today?

Jim Corbett: Cars have gone through a radical transformation in recent years with ergonomic designs and environmentally friendly engines, but its perhaps on the inside where technology is dictating the biggest change. From the early beginings of a humble radio or cassette system, todays infotainment systems are endeavouring to bring a World of connectivity with a rich media experience to the car. For this to happen, software has to take on an increasingly critical role in the way it interacts with the driver and his passengers which is what Cinemo does.

If the current market trend is characterized by constantly increasing software engineering complexity, does that mean that users will face with more and more technical problems?

J.C.: No, we don’t believe so. Although there has frequently been a steep learning curve with traditional infotainment systems, there are several current industry initiatives in simplifying the process to make the systems more akin to what a user is facing day to day with his own devices. In the design of automotive grade quality embedded software such as Cinemo, we’ve also taken the approach of producing a platform solution that allows car makers to respond to the needs of the consumer yet consistantly delivers on stability, power and performance.

What are the things car buyers vs. car makers value the most?

J.C.: The digital media experience is now ubiquitous in this modern age and car buyers are expecting much the same inside the car as they do outside. At the same time, safety is a huge concern for the automotive makers so a balance needs to be struck. With technological advancements moving ahead at a rapid pace, time to market is an ongoing concern making reliability an even bigger issue as they strive to differentiate from competitors. Cinemo’s future-proof media centric architecture provides auto makers and Tier 1’s with the latest in-vehicle technology advancements in a compelling multi-featured system.

Is there a prefered operating system?

J.C.: Because of the nature of head unit design, budget constraints, and user driven specification, there is not a preferred operating system. Automotive makers can specify their feature requirements based on the car model and degree of connectivity needed, so often different hardware and operating systems can be embraced by manufacturers. Open systems such as Genivi and automotive grade Linux, as well as closed operating systems, are equally popular ensuring a broad choice. However, with its completely agnostic approach, Cinemo extends the choice with robust, feature rich solutions centered on its wide-ranging hardware and multi-OS support.

How Cinemo meets the market demand?

J.C.: Cinemo has a fully scalable platform so its compeltely customizable based on the features demanded by the car maker. We can cater for entry level cars with more simplified multimedia playback and connectivity right up to higher end luxury models with rear seat screens and Blu-Ray. Our Distributed Playback™ and Distributed Media Management™ for example are designed for multi-screen, multi-device use. With the increasing advent of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), into the car, Cinemo’s connectivity puts the control firmly with the driver or passenger.