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PLDS and Cybercom develop Infotainment Solution for In-Car Entertainment

Press release from: PLDS Germany GmbH
PR Agency: Grips Design GmbH
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With blueGO Cybercom delivers sophisticated Bluetooth® software framework for hands-free systems, to PLDS, one of the world’s leading suppliers of entertainment and navigation system modules to the automotive industry. The system is installed in about 1.5 million cars annually.

“We chose Cybercom since they are leading Bluetooth experts in the automotive world with a solution that allows our clients to utilize the latest features irrespective of what mobile phone the end user has,” says Stefan Graf, Head of Technology Marketing at PLDS. “BlueGO will make it easy for us and our customer to integrate secure Bluetooth communication into the multimedia system.”

“We offer PLDS a Bluetooth solution that is fully tested at delivery,” says Kristian Palm, Business Strategist at Cybercom Sweden. “Besides saving PLDS man-years of development we want to avoid compatibility problems, a major issue that usually comes up in industrialisation situations. Since PLDS has such a large market share, this is a very important project for Cybercom, and we see great future potential.”

Knowing the requirements of the market such as high coverage of different mobile phone devices as well as integration into different radio applications PLDS aims for a flexible modular software design with easy adaptation to different requirements. This is realized by the blueGO software. The potential to implement the Bluetooth component with optional CD drive ensures a future-proof concept.
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PLDS Automotive is one of the world’s leading companies for CD and DVD modules in the automotive business, supplying CD and DVD drives as well as so-called virtual CD changers for automotive infotainment systems in the car. Formerly known as Philips Automotive Playback Modules, PLDS can look back on more than five decades of experience in the automotive infotainment industry. Today, Business Unit Automotive of the joint venture Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions, founded in 2007, has more than 750 employees worldwide and supports automotive customers at several subsidiaries throughout the globe. Following the success of optical disc drive production PLDS is developing new products in the areas of automotive wireless charging and connectivity, and other electro-mechanical devices.

For more information, contact:
Stefan Graf, head of technology marketing, PLDS +49 6441 3722 728

PLDS Germany GmbH
Schanzenfeldstr. 2
35578 Wetzlar
Germany
www.plds.de
info@pldsnet.com
Phone: +49 6441 3722 0

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