GIMS 2018 – GENEVA – March 6, 2018 – At the Geneva International Motor Show, HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, is showcasing HARMAN AudioworX, a revolutionary, standard-setting software suite and open audio framework that enables rapid development of next level, highly personalized in-vehicle user experiences. Built upon HARMAN’s unmatched expertise in user experience (UX) design, acoustics and signal processing, HARMAN AudioworX harnesses the creative power of a community of developers across HARMAN, OEMs and beyond.
HARMAN AudioworX is the backbone of HARMAN’s best, most personalized in-vehicle audio and entertainment experiences, many available today in vehicles from Entry-Level to Luxury -- including solutions such as Individual Sound Zones (ISZ), Virtual Venues, Clari-Fi music restoration technology and Quantum Logic Immersion surround sound (QLI).
The HARMAN AudioworX framework comprises three main components:
- The open Software platform: A unified and flexible platform enabling rapid design and quick porting on diverse hardware, accomplishing more in less time with a high degree of flexibility, efficiency and re-use.
- The Library: An extensive digital signal processing (DSP) library consisting of more than 200 components that accelerates the delivery of rich new audio features while fast-tracking system tunings.
- The Tuning Tools: A comprehensive tuning tool kit that provides smart, seamless, intuitive configuration capabilities, allowing precise algorithm and audio control of both audio and NVH algorithms. This control makes it easier achieve expert system tuning for advanced automotive sound design, both for sound systems and for in-vehicle noise management.
For automakers, HARMAN AudioworX provides the flexibility to quickly and easily adapt to new trends in consumer preferences, offering faster time to market and lower overall cost. Developers can bring to life new in-vehicle entertainment experiences using either HARMAN or their own proprietary software solutions. Consumers will see the benefits in a new level of intelligent, adaptive and connected in-vehicles experiences that offer the high degree of personalization they demand.
“We live in an increasingly digitized world where devices, homes, infrastructure and cars are more and more connected. In the automotive industry, software is continuously gaining share in the value proposition of cars, steadily replacing hardware,” said Michael Mauser, President, Lifestyle Audio for HARMAN. “As digital features, seamless updates and personalization are becoming more important differentiators for vehicles than even horsepower, we are excited to bring HARMAN AudioworX to OEMs, audio engineers and enthusiasts alike, enabling them to push the boundaries of what’s possible in vehicles -- today and tomorrow.”
HARMAN at Geneva Motor Show
Visit HARMAN at the Rinspeed Booth (hall 6, booth 6240) during the Geneva International Motor Show for demonstrations of the company’s full portfolio of automotive solutions that enable the connected life. Follow HARMAN online during the Geneva Motor Show:
HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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