Infotainment

The proliferating Internet of Things has become the basis of most media applications. There is now a considerable rise in the demand for feature rich, complex, up-gradable home infotainment, in-vehicle infotainment and In-flight Entertainment solutions.

OVERVIEW

Infotainment platforms not only provide multimedia, audio and video entertainment, climate control functions, digital instrumentation, and smartphone integration but also include best-in-class navigation solutions. These include radio, multimedia, navigation and connectivity functions. The word “Infotainment” is a portmanteau of the words “information” and “entertainment”. Typical features of any Home Infotainment, in-vehicle-Infotainment or in-flight entertainment system includes managing of audio/visual entertainment content, integration with smartphones and other devices for streaming content, cloud connectivity and hands-free experience with the help of voice commands. Modern day infotainment solutions include home infotainment systems; high-resolution, dynamic, real-time in-vehicle infotainment devices for vehicles including underground trains, trolley buses and trams as well as buses; and In-flight entertainment solutions for aircrafts. These innovative home infotainment, In-flight Entertainment and in-vehicle infotainment solutions aim to keep users up-to-date, informed, entertained and connected, while on the move.

Home Infotainment

With the rapid growth in smartphones and Cloud, consumers are expecting live streaming of music and Internet radio. In-vehicle infotainment also includes providing navigation features while driving and delivering rear-seat entertainment. Be it home infotainment systems like home media centers, personal devices, automotive or in-vehicle infotainment devices, seat-back display, in-dash or in-flight solutions, high processing power and seamless connectivity is the center for all these applications. With the increase in demand for autonomous decision-making, Mistral’s offers design and development services for high-quality, next-generation, feature-rich, home infotainment, in-flight and in-vehicle infotainment devices using OSCs offering high processing power, safety and cater to meet these complex requirements.

In-vehicle Infotainment and Home Infotainment solutions

Modern day home infotainment systems and vehicles are equipped amazing HMI. Innovation in HMI applications and enhanced UI/UX has increased the demand for infotainment systems. Human Machine interfaces(HMI) in in-vehicle infotainment, home infotainment  and in-flight entertainment environment are incorporated at every possible touch point to assist users to intuitively control and manage the applications. In-vehicle infotainment systems run all the communication and entertainment functions of a car or vehicle, from phone calls and navigation to music and videos.

These systems demand intuitive user interface, a responsive touch screen, OTA updates and seamless integration of apps. In addition, in-vehicle infotainment systems need to be designed to minimize driver distraction to ensure maximum driver safety. Mistral’s expertise in architecting cutting-edge In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems consisting of in-dash electronics, hands-free communications, Phone integration, rear-seat display and more arising from 20+ years of experience working with silicon vendors and ODMs.

Our home infotainment, in-flight and in-vehicle infotainment solutions integrate audio, video, wireless technologies and DSP Algorithms and HMI paving the way for intelligent, connected devices. By combining creativity, technical expertise, and refined processes, Mistral offers cutting-edge embedded hardware, software and application development for home infotainment, in-vehicle infotainment and In-flight Entertainment solutions.

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EXPERTISE

Infotainment

Hardware Design and Development

Multi Display Support for home infotainment, in-flight and in-vehicle infotainment applications

Multi-processor design implementation

Form factor designs

Mixed signal designs

Hardware abstraction layer customization

Hardware accelerators integration

Software Development

Boot time optimization

Android / Embedded Linux/ Windows Embedded

Firmware, BSP and Device drivers

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Middleware Services

Sensors and Codec Integration

Multimedia framework customization

Media Streaming / Media Encryption

Third party library integration for voice recognition, gesture recognition and likes

Application Development

HMI for Main and remote controller for home media gateways, home infotainment and in-vehicle infotainment applications

Applications around Android/Qt

Applications for Android Private Market

Android Compatibility Test Suite

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Product Design Services

Feasibility study

Design, development and integration

Prototyping and Industrial design (ID)

FCC, CE, UL certification

OTA updates

Power optimization and Battery Management

Production and Product Lifecycle Support