Siano and Audiovox launch in-car live TV
January 7, 2013 by John Day
Siano and Audiovox co-developed an in-car mobile DTV tuner that delivers Live Mobile TV content to rear-seat entertainment systems. The tuner, on display at the Audiovox Electronics booth at CES 2013, uses Siano’s ATSC-MH receiver chip and a software player. The product will be sold via Audiovox’s distribution channels, including 12-volt retailers and expeditors who service new car dealers in addition to their OE customers.
The system will allow content-rich programming that includes local live news, sports, and entertainment. It connects directly to any rear-seat entertainment system that supports RCA audio and video inputs. For select Audiovox and Advent branded mobile video products, a proprietary single cable connection has been built into the tuner to streamline installation and the user experience. Both Bluetooth and Infrared Remote Control are supported for maximum flexibility and safety while driving. The system includes a rear-window mountable TV antenna, is FCC, WiFi and Bluetooth certified, and compatible with all NTSC-compliant screens in the market.