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Updated 09-17-2009 at 04:46 PM by optikalefx
We think not. Our users have been doing internet radio in their cars for years (at least 2005) . We will most likely stop by their booth to “hear” how this compares to competing solutions like Panodora.
It is hard to beat 160kb radio streams from stations like Radioparadise . In my opinion current miRoamer streams sound HORRIBLE!
See the full release and Talk about this here:
"miRoamer (www.miroamer.com), a global innovator in the Internet radio industry, will announce a partnership with Blaupunkt, one of the world’s leading consumer electronics manufacturers and specialists in car multimedia, at CES 2009. The partnership will introduce the world’s first Internet car radio, giving drivers access the world’s largest and most diverse selection of Internet radio content through their car stereo.
Today, users want to jump in their car and go – no pulling out third-party devices or plugging in cords to access their music and information. The world’s first Internet car radio enables drivers of vehicles fitted with new Blaupunkt stereos to tune into miRoamer’s tens of thousands of radio stations from around the world. Now, with the simple push of a button, users can access AM/FM stations or Internet radio’s thousands of music, entertainment, news and talk stations from around the world, all from the same car stereo.
miRoamer will be giving live demonstrations at Booth #5418 in the North Hall at CES, as well as at Table # 43 at CES Unveiled. Any interest in being one of the first to see the world’s first Internet car radio? Thanks!
Updated 09-17-2009 at 04:44 PM by ecog
At the SEMA 2008 Azentek booth, we interviewed Donnie to hear a little bit about their new navigation smart mirror product. Windows Mobile devices really don’t fall in mp3car’s sweet spot, but this is an interesting form factor for a PND. Without giving it a full run through or a drive test, this mirror seems like it would be perfect for users who wants something that works out of the box.
So What is happening with their car computing efforts? Azentek is no longer bringing their original double din car PC into production and are starting on a brand new double din model which will be on display at CES, but not available for purchase until Q1 or Q2 2009.
The main features of this redesigned product set for release at CES will be increased tolerances to environmental and shock extremes as well as the ability for users to upgrade the Intel processor. More details will be available at CES.
Azentek also confirmed that Centrafuse is their software platform of choice and they will be using that in a modified Azentek branded form for the release at CES.
Updated 09-17-2009 at 04:25 PM by ecog
My name is Robert Wray. AKA Fiberoptic on our forums. This nic goes way back to the original days of MP3Car when I had a super speedy uncapped 10mb cable modem in 1996 and nobody else was on the Comcast pipe. For the last 4 years MP3Car has consumed an average of 70-80 hours a week of my time. Before MP3Car became my life I worked at a small technology consulting company. I scoured the net for travel bargains, toured the United States and 12 other countries. I sailed on friend’s boats, rock climbed, and enjoyed the outdoors.
Most of my work days at MP3Car consist of reading and replying to sales questions, reading the forums, testing new products and filling in where ever the rest of the team needs help. Currently we have two lab cars that we test things in. The original Toyota Highlander Hybrid which we used with Intel @ CES 2006 and a 2006 Scion TC(prototype dash photo below). My desk is also normally an explosion of technical parts, paperwork, projects, test equipment and ideas in progress.
Recent public reviews of products I have tested are the SIIG , M4 ATX software and the Garmin Mobile PC.
Expect more of these reviews on a regular on a basis as part of our blog.
Many of you may have noticed that MP3Car has been undergoing changes over the last 6 months. One of the biggest changes here is the separation from our StreetDeck product which occurred in mid July. This separation will allow us to support all software efforts as well as redirect resources towards the growth of the community which has grown to 1.1 million posts and 101,000 global users.
We hope to roll out several community upgrades before the end of the year. I believe one of the most important things we are doing is creating this new blog. A blog is the first of many infrastructure improvements that will allow us to more openly share information about the growth of MP3Car and exciting new things happening in mobile computing.
All of the MP3Car team will be contributing to the blog on a regular basis as well as an occasional guest blogger. If you any ideas that you think should go on the blog, please send me an e-mail.
Discussion about the MP3Car Blog will occur in this new forum which has been created here.
Updated 09-17-2009 at 03:45 PM by ecog