Cinemo Earns Frost & Sullivan’s Coveted 2014 Global In-Vehicle Infotainment Product Leadership Award

Accolade is testament to Cinemo’s Implementation and Product Excellence in the Connected Car

Karlsruhe, Germany, September 25, 2014 – Cinemo, a global leader in high-performance and automotive-grade multimedia playback, streaming, media management and connectivity middleware, has been honored with the 2014 Global In-Vehicle Infotainment Product Leadership Award by leading industry analysts from Frost & Sullivan.

Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards recognize companies throughout a range of regional and global markets for superior leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development.

Frost & Sullivan said “Cinemo has brought a critical technology seen across personal computers and tablets into the vehicle—the ability to play and manage virtually any media file, disc and stream type seamlessly through a vehicle’s IVI (in-vehicle infotainment) system. Cinemo has clearly leapfrogged its competitors through the implementation of this software solution into vehicles. The company's ability to create simultaneous playback of multiple HD streams makes its media engine quite unique. Cinemo provides a distributed playback that can be streamed to multiple clients in all of the various popular audio/video formats.”

Cinemo scored highly in all categories with near-perfect marks in the award criteria against competitors. This best practice award analysis included Vision Alignment, Process Design, Operational Efficiency, Technological Sophistication, Company Culture, Match to Needs, Reliability and Quality, Product/Service Value, Positioning, and Design.

Frost & Sullivan acknowledged that Cinemo possesses the ability to cross all brands and their respective embedded multimedia solutions, both for high-end or entry-level systems—a process design that positions Cinemo on top of its field. Cinemo’s future-proof concept that takes account of the ever-evolving digital landscape was also duly noted as automotive and technology companies strive to provide the best user experience behind the wheel.

Frost & Sullivan firmly believes that with Cinemo’s modular architecture and platform-specific optimization, Cinemo will continue to make a lasting impression. Cinemo’s goal is not to be just the quality solution in a vehicle’s center-stack, but to provide consistent playback and media management for rear-seat entertainment centers and multi-zone audio systems.

From its analysis, Frost & Sullivan concluded that Cinemo provides an “unmatched service to global OEMs and leading aftermarket manufacturers,” standing out from its competitors in its ability to offer a modular, and hardware- and Operating System-independent solution. Saving customers from expensive development costs was also highlighted as Cinemo’s portable architecture can be integrated across vehicle brands.

“We are truly privileged to be a recipient of the 2014 Global Product Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan,” said Jim Corbett, Cinemo co-founder. “Cinemo takes great care and attention in producing outstanding technology that makes a difference. We thank our customers and partners for the trust they place in us.”


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.

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.

For more information, please visit www.cinemo.com

About Frost & Sullivan

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