SOURCE: Abalta Technologies

Abalta Technologies

April 30, 2013 11:00 ET

Abalta Technologies Brings Car Connectivity Solution to Raspberry Pi

WEBLINK's Ability to Run on Low-Cost Hardware Demonstrates Car Manufacturers Can Cost-Effectively Deliver Premium In-Vehicle App Experience to Drivers

TORRANCE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 30, 2013) - Abalta Technologies (www.abaltatech.com), a leading developer of software solutions for the automotive industry, today announced its WEBLINK car connectivity solution is now running on the Raspberry Pi computing board. WEBLINK's ability to run on Raspberry Pi shows how car manufacturers can deliver a safe in-vehicle smartphone app experience at a significantly lower cost. WEBLINK has strong appeal for auto manufacturers of middle-tier and economy vehicles due to its hardware-agnostic features, enabling a premium in-vehicle app experience at a low cost.

WEBLINK transforms smartphones to operate as the primary in-vehicle computing device in connected cars. Car manufacturers have tried to meet consumer demands for apps in their vehicles in the past, but previous solutions have proved to be expensive to develop and maintain. The Raspberry Pi is a $25, credit-card sized computer that can be configured to run Linux and other operating systems. Leveraging the Raspberry Pi as the WEBLINK client head unit device simulates an in-vehicle experience by installing the WEBLINK application server on a smartphone and connecting to the head unit over USB or Wi-Fi.

"We are excited to show auto makers how simple it is to integrate WEBLINK into in-vehicle infotainment systems," said Pavel Stankoulov, chief software architect at Abalta Technologies. "Porting the software to the Raspberry Pi platform demonstrates the elegance of the WEBLINK approach of bringing smartphone applications to the car at a very low cost to the car makers."

WEBLINK also offers ease of integration of applications to the car ecosystem and allows HTML5 or native applications running on the smartphone to be viewed and controlled directly from the vehicle head unit display. It enables app developers to bring apps into the car in a safe way in a language they are familiar with, ultimately improving both automakers' and app developer's bottom lines. 

The WEBLINK software is available today. For more information or to discuss licensing WEBLINK, please contact sales@abaltatech.com.

About Raspberry Pi:
The Raspberry Pi computing board is commercially available from $25. The Model A has a 750 MHz processor, 256 megabytes of RAM, a USB 2.0 port, a HDMI port and an SD memory card. The computer also has an HD video camera connector designed for a Raspberry Pi-made camera, and the entire computer is designed to run the Linux operating system.

About Abalta Technologies
Since 2003, Abalta Technologies has been focused on delivering innovative software solutions to the automotive industry. From embedded automotive applications to connected vehicle solutions, Abalta has worked with OEMs and Tier One suppliers to deliver meaningful innovations to their customers. Each member of our team has helped pave the way for the advancement of the connected vehicle today. Abalta continues to maintain an unrivaled expertise across mobile platforms and maintains long-standing relationships with a portfolio of over 60 of the most recognizable brands in the world. We have helped transform our customers' mobile product visions into meaningful experiences for businesses and consumers alike. Please visit www.abaltatech.com.

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