DETROIT--June 20, 2013: AllGo Embedded Systems today announced the availability of Miracast feature support along with MirrorLink on their RACE Multimedia and Smartphone Connectivity Stack. The implementation, demonstrated by AllGo Systems on Freescale's i.MX6 series processors during the recent Telematics Update show in Detroit, enables the Auto OEMs to add standards based Smartphone connectivity solution to bring realtime media and application connectivity as well as features like off-board navigation to car head units.
“AllGo is pleased to partner with Freescale to bring Miracast based smartphone connectivity to Automotive Head Units”
Miracast, a Peer-to-Peer Screen replication standard formed via a Wi-Fi Direct connection between devices, enables the replication of display from a smartphone or tablet to a head unit display. Miracast, included as a standard feature of Android from version 4.2, becomes one of the default connectivity stacks that auto OEMs are looking to integrate to their headunits to enable easy access to content and apps. AllGo Systems has worked with Freescale and leading Wi-Fi silicon vendors to develop and port AllGo's optimised Miracast Stack on Freescale's i.MX6 chipset based automotive hardware platform running Linux OS.
"We are excited to have AllGo Systems demonstrating Miracast support on the Freescale i.MX 6 series applications processor. AllGo is one of our Freescale Connect Proven Partners and the addition of Miracast support to their RACE media stack broadens their comprehensive portfolio of in-vehicle connectivity options. This continues our vision of bringing together an ecosystem of solutions and technologies that provide our customers the quickest way to market with the most innovative technologies," said Dan Loop, Automotive Microprocessor Business Development Manager for Freescale.
AllGo Systems also demonstrated their implementation of MirrorLink stack compliant to the version 1.1 spec released by Car Connectivity Consortium. MirrorLink a device interoperability standard promoted by CCC that offers integration between a Smartphone and Car's Headunit, provides a secure and open standard to establish useful smartphone application connectivity to the car. AllGo Systems' MirrorLink stack is ported to multiple platforms and operating systems including Linux and QNX and is currently being licensed by multiple customers.
"AllGo is pleased to partner with Freescale to bring Miracast based smartphone connectivity to Automotive Head Units," said K. Srinivasan, CEO of AllGo Systems. "AllGo is a core member of CCC, helping to drive development of newer versions of the MirrorLink standard including the upcoming MirrorLink 1.2."
With the addition of Miracast and MirrorLink Stack along with IAP, MTP and DLNA stack support, AllGo Systems has enhanced their RACE Media Stack solution to be the industry's most advanced Automotive Infotainment solution supporting multiple media and smart devices connectivity. RACE software suite which is currently licensed by multiple automotive customers includes a full featured, highly configurable and portable Multimedia Engine (MME) and Smart phone connectivity software. RACE is available on multiple platforms running Linux, QNX and Android.