AUPEO!® To Launch Next Generation of Web Radio
AUPEO! will deliver a next generation Web Radio service that, unlike similar consumer offerings, is intended to enhance the in-vehicle listening use case. Today, AUPEO! operates a Web Radio service that provides an index of internet audio feeds and re-streams terrestrial stations. By partnering with Bach Technology, AUPEO! will offer global internet radio feeds that are continuously monitored to provide real-time information such as the song currently playing and the artist as well as providing radio station profiles. This next generation of web radio also provides the ability to "love" and "ban" songs on a user's personal radio profile, access accurate track metadata search for stations in new ways including finding stations that match the user's music preferences.
"We can now not only offer consumers an enhanced user experience but we can offer automakers a much higher quality of service." said David Taylor, Managing Director and CTO of AUPEO!. "The partnership with BACH will continue as we jointly develop technologies that enhance the terrestrial and internet listening experience in the car"
By offering new high quality features that are unique, AUPEO! tackles the automakers' constant challenge to look for ways to differentiate their connected infotainment systems beyond pure consumer applications. "AUPEO! is the perfect partner for BACHach. Its automotive customer base reaches 8 out of the top 10 car makers and this is the reason that we are thrilled working exclusively with AUPEO! to bring our products to the automotive market. We will work together to offer continuous innovation for web radio to cars and consumers." said Stefan Kohlmeyer, CEO of Bach Technology."
The next generation Web Radio product will be available from this summer for consumers and automakers alike. For the first time, AUPEO! will offer subscribers Web Radio integrated with AUPEO!'s consumer applications on iOS and Android. Web Radio is also available for integration into in-vehicle infotainment systems as part of a seamless and comprehensive cloud audio offering.
About Bach Technology
Bach Technology, founded in 2008, is a global service provider of cutting-edge audio data solutions targeting under the brand MusicDNA the media, music airplay and automotive infotainment industry. BACH’s proximity to world class audio research centers (Fraunhofer Institutes IDMT and Fraunhofer IIS), allowed the company to develop over the past years a highly competitive technology platform. MusicDNA operates the largest radio monitoring service, covering in real time more than 17,000 radio channels worldwide. Since September 2013, MusicDNA is the official provider of the German Airplay Charts commissioned by the Bundesverband Musikindustrie (IFPI).
About Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America
Based in Peachtree City, Georgia, and with Detroit-area operations located in Farmington Hills, Mich., Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America is a division company of Newark, New Jersey-based Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, which is based in Osaka, Japan, one of the world’s leading developers and producers of innovative digital and other electronic products for consumer, business and industrial use. Panasonic Corporation of North America acquired AUPEO! in 2013. Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America also acts as the North American operating company of Panasonic’s Automotive & Industrial Systems Company, which coordinates global automotive industry systems and components operations. For more information on Panasonic automotive, please visit: http://us.panasonic.com/....
BACH Technology GmbH
Founded in Berlin in 2008, AUPEO! is a leading provider of personalized audio streams for the web and Internet-capable devices ("connected devices"). It features high-quality radio stations that allow users to compile their own individual music programs and receive recommendations for songs. AUPEO! Was developed especially for the fast growing market of connected-car services and is considered the leader in this field. Since its acquisition in April 2013 AUPEO! has been working with Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, to provide a content delivery platform that complements Panasonic's automotive product lines. According to global information and analytics company IHS, Panasonic is the worldwide leader in automotive infotainment systems.