Cinemar Expands into Automotive Market

Thu Feb 05, 2004 9:24 am

Date: 02/05/04
Cinemar, Inc. is pleased to announce the pending release of a new product aimed at the automotive market - code named "Cruise Control". Designed for use in an automotive setting (7" touch screens), this new system incoporates music, video and XM Radio media players, as well as GPS Navigation support, a built-in Photo Browser, Web Browser, and weather/information center.

"In designing a system for the vehicle, we were able to deliver a feature-rich software environment built for smaller displays into a well-planned navigation structure." says Mario Cascio. "We're very excited to be offering this product to the public through a network of distribution partners, allowing us to serve this key market while continuing to focus our energies on our existing home integration market."

Daniel Reicher adds "By building an all-in-one solution, we've been able to deliver a consistent look and feel while still allowing the end user to quickly and easily customize the system to their taste and lifestyle.".

Screen shots as well as a list of Network Distribution Partners will be available when the product is officially released.

Features include:
Smart, Ergonomic Design
Consistent look for easy navigation
Music Player
Listen to hard-drive or CD music
Build playlists quickly and easily
Browse music by album, artist, genre, etc.
View music library by album cover
Built-in equalizer

Video Browser
Launch a hard-drive based home movie or DVD
Built-in Media Player with ability to view/hide transport controls

XM Radio Player
Control your XM Radio PCR

Web Browser
Integrated browser for navigating the internet
Ability to add/delete and navigate to your Favorite links quickly

Photo Browser
View photos from your hard drive or connected camera
Support for over 20 image formats; including: .jpg, .tif, .bmp, .gif and many more
Zoom / Rotate

Weather Information
Up to the minute conditions and 10-day forecast information

GPS Navigation Support
Launch any GPS program
Switch between GPS and the system quickly and easily

Setup and Configuration
Many, many settings for adjusting colors and system structure from an intuitive setup interface

Built-in "Clean Screen" mode that locks out the interface to allow the user to wipe their touchscreen systems without affecting system operation

Auto-Dim feature allows the user to automatically dim the screen at user-defined times








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