Rovi launches in-car media platform to share content on the home network

Rovi has introduced a digital media platform that can help automotive OEM and aftermarket manufacturers build elegant car infotainment systems with the ability to recognize and share digital media with devices on the home network.

The solution, a combination of Rovi’s LASSO media recognition software and Connected Platform networking technology, provides descriptive details on CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, and digital files played in the car.  It treats the infotainment system in the car as another device connected to the home network, and allows the transfer and sharing of digital content for enjoying on the go.

In designing its in-car navigation system, Kenwood wanted to provide consumers with a better experience for enjoying their music. By integrating Rovi’s capabilities into its system, Kenwood added unique features that allowed users to receive information on titles, artists, albums, files and genres.

Rovi’s Automotive Solution can help provide a seamless in-car experience that enables drivers to take their favorite playlists on the road, and look up, discover and share content.  Powered by Rovi’s extensive metadata library and based on DLNA and UPnP standards, the solution supports several media protection standards and the newly-released Windows 7 ‘Play-to’ capability.


• Media Lookup offers consumers the ability to utilize Rovi’s vast metadata library to identify, tag and manage their digital content.

• Rich Entertainment Metadata provides extensive information on a variety of music and movies and supports multiple content types from CDs, digital files, DVD, Blu-ray Discs.

• Software Update provides periodic updating of embedded databases via removable media or home network connectivity.

• Content Transfer allows for transfer of audio files and metadata to the vehicle from standards-based devices on a home network.

• Device Sharing enables interoperability of portable devices via USB and standards-based connectivity

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