RadioTime and peiker acustic have announced peiker will leverage the RadioTime Guide into its OEM solutions for integrating smart phones and other Internet-connected audio devices into car audio systems.
RadioTime’s technology will be offered as part of peiker’s connected services platform to leading OEM manufacturers. Incorporating the RadioTime Electronic Program Guide (EPG) will enable users to see what’s airing across AM/FM, HD and Internet-only radio stations on their in-car audio system displays.
peiker and RadioTime are already working with major automotive manufacturers to add this joint solution to their audio systems, and plan to offer these capabilities by the end of 2010.
“Partnering with RadioTime will enable us to continue meeting our goal of designing communication in the vehicle so that different portable audio and entertainment devices can be easily connected to a car radio and enable users to use the car’s in-dash or steering wheel controls to access those devices,” said Reinhard Kromer-von Baerle, Senior Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, peiker. “Adding the RadioTime Guide means we can provide the market’s most comprehensive directory of Internet radio stations to our solutions.”
RadioTime provides an easy means of finding local, national or global radio programming airing on stations in 140 countries and broadcasting in 55 different languages. It provides an Open API to enable hardware manufacturers and software developers to add the RadioTime guide to their devices and applications.