StreetDeck Demonstrated at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) Fall 2006

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StreetDeck, the in-car computing expert, today announced that the StreetDeck in-car computing platform was demonstrated during a keynote address at Intel Corporation’s IDF Fall 2006. The StreetDeck demo was highlighted by CEO Paul Otellini as part of Intel’s Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) initiative and its standards collaboration with Volkswagen.

StreetDeck, the in-car computing expert, today announced that the StreetDeck in-car computing platform was demonstrated during a keynote address at Intel Corporation’s IDF Fall 2006. The StreetDeck demo was highlighted by CEO Paul Otellini as part of Intel’s Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) initiative and its standards collaboration with Volkswagen. The StreetDeck in-car computing platform was used in a VW Passat with an integrated Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) platform showing Plug & Play compatibility for seamless media access and full-featured online experiences with music and location-based services.

As part of the IDF demo, new features of the StreetDeck in-car computing platform were shown including:

  •     Automotive e-mail
  •     iPod integration
  •     Yahoo! Music
  •     Location-based Internet search
  •     Ultra Plug & Play support

“We are thrilled the StreetDeck platform was selected by Intel to be a part of IDF and its broader UMPC initiative,” said StreetDeck CEO, Robert Wray. “StreetDeck has experienced strong momentum since we first introduced our car computer software interface at CES leading to our official launch at DEMO. Now, being included in the opening keynote at IDF is such an honor and caps off a banner year for the company.”

StreetDeck CTO and new media convergence expert, Damien Stolarz, will participate on a panel titled, “Usage & Design Considerations: Ultra Mobile Devices for In-Car Applications,” at IDF on Wednesday, September 27, 2006, at 3:00 p.m. PST, to discuss the evolving role the UMPC is playing in the future of car computing.

Extensive Mobile Computing Capabilities

Currently a self-funded company, StreetDeck delivers an open, standards-based platform with a safety-oriented Human Machine Interface (HMI) and plug-in architecture. The StreetDeck all-in-one mobile electronics package features:

  •     Touch Screen Control
  •     Navigation & Mapping
  •     Bluetooth Phone Integration
  •     Satellite Radio
  •     Vehicle Diagnostics
  •     Rear-view Camera Support
  •     CD player/MP3 Extraction
  •     MP3 Player
  •     FM Radio
  •     DVD/Video Player
  •     Picture Viewer
  •     Wi-Fi Sync Support

About StreetDeck:

A self funded company, StreetDeck designs and manufactures innovative products for in-car computing, integrating elements of mobile computing, media centers, broadband networking, mobile phone technology and software in open computing platforms. The company was created in 2005 by the Mp3Car team, a group who since 1996 has been dedicated to creating the best, safest in-car computing experience possible. Over time, this car computing forum attracted over 500,000 posts by thousands of car computing enthusiasts worldwide, evolving Mp3Car into an e-commerce destination. Those roots, as well as academic research and years of development, bore StreetDeck, now jointly headquartered in Baltimore and LA, and working closely with such technology and automotive leaders as Intel, Microsoft, Parrot and Seagate. For more, see StreetDeck.com.

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