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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Cinemo's Outstanding Modular Multimedia Middleware Solutions for In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems

Cinemo has positioned itself as a single supplier of a one-of-a-kind multimedia solution that plays, manages and connects media universally through the vehicle

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 19, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —  Based on its recent analysis of the in-vehicle infotainment market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Cinemo with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Leadership. Cinemo has brought a critical technology from personal computers and tablets into the vehicle to play and manage virtually any media file, disc and stream type seamlessly through a vehicle's in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system. This ability to create simultaneous, distributed playback of multiple HD streams across vehicle head units and rear-seat entertainment systems helps Cinemo's media engine stand out in the market.

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Cinemo's portable architecture, hardware and OS independent, can be integrated across vehicle brands, saving customers development costs. The company created an industry-leading Blu-ray disc playback method that includes 7.1 channel audio playback. This unique software integration is ideal for IVI systems that demand optimum performance and quality. The technology is already attracting automotive majors such as Mercedes and its luxury flagship S-Class.

Furthermore, being a niche company, Cinemo has the flexibility to keep its business model concise and effective, earning revenue for every vehicle it outfits. It distinguishes itself by offering a seamless solution through knowledgeable and experienced staff. Once the solution is delivered, the Cinemo team remains available for any operational support; however, its model ensures that further software maintenance is unnecessary given the crash-proof stability of the solution.

"Another reason for Cinemo's success is that its software was designed for an evolving digital landscape. For example, its rear-seat entertainment capabilities feature an extension through an app available across all major smart phones," said Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Douglas R. Gilman. "Cinemo's idea of future-proofing further augments its efficiency and allows consumers to make adjustments according to their personal preferences."

Additionally, Cinemo, as a smaller company with a worldwide unique product offering, can offer attractive price points to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and it delivers both product and service advantages.

Given the rise of connected vehicles, Cinemo's solution has become even more relevant to OEMs and aftermarket manufacturers. In this scenario, the company has done well to position itself as a single supplier of a vehicle's multimedia and media management stack.

Furthermore, Cinemo's compliance with the GENIVI program will enhance its brand name and help create a faster time-to-market for IVI equipment and software. Its metadata database ensures non-stop playback of virtually any audio or video type.

"Looking forward in the connected vehicle ecosystem, Frost & Sullivan firmly believes that with a modular architecture and platform-specific optimization, Cinemo will continue to make a lasting impression," noted Gilman. "Cinemo's goal is not to be just a 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."

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated product and implementation excellence to increase market share. The award recognizes the vision alignment, process design and operational efficiency, as well as the technological sophistication and favorable culture within the company. It also lauds the value, reliability and quality of the product/service and its relevance to the needs of the industry in terms of value and design.

Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for outstanding achievement in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research.

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.

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For more information, please visit www.cinemo.com

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