HARMAN’s hardware and software telematics will speed access for
connected cars to the cloud
STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HARMAN
International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), the premier
connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise
markets, will work with AT&T to support the growing connected car
AT&T selected HARMAN’s Telematics Control Unit (TCU) for its Mobile
Broadband Accelerator program. The program streamlines AT&T’s
certification process to ensure that new products and services reach
customers more quickly.
HARMAN’s industry-leading TCU is an integrated on-board telematics and
infotainment unit that connects automotive systems to the cloud. It
offers high-speed connectivity for fast, automotive-grade connectivity
backed by industry-leading security.
“Connectivity is the backbone for tomorrow’s increasingly autonomous
vehicles,” said Phil Eyler, executive vice president and president,
Connected Car, HARMAN. “They may run without fuel, but they will not run
without connectivity. HARMAN’s work with AT&T reflects a shared goal and
a mutual commitment to developing next-generation connected car systems
that enhance the driving experience.”
HARMAN’s TCU solution continues the company’s track record of
introducing industry-first connected car solutions that enable greater
power, productivity and personalization, including enabling GSM, GPS,
Wi-Fi Hotspots and LTE network connectivity.
“Our aim is to accelerate and simplify the ability for equipment
manufacturers to deliver advanced connected car experiences. Our Mobile
Broadband Accelerator Program combined with HARMAN’s TCU solution helps
us do just that,” said Cameron Coursey, vice president of Product
Development – Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T.
HARMAN provides the industry’s most complete end-to-end connected car
system to provide drivers intelligent, adaptable and personal solutions
in the car. With more than 2,000 patents in all key domains, including
safety, design, navigation, connectivity, networking, HMI and more,
HARMAN continues to push the boundaries bringing connected car
innovations to market that enable new connected experiences, improve
driver safety and increase vehicle security.
HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and
solutions for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide, including
connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation
solutions and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®,
Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®,
HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues
where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on
the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems.
The Company’s software services power billions of mobile devices and
systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms,
from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of
approximately 29,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and
reported sales of $6.9 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2016.
The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the
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reserved. Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson are
trademarks of HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, registered
in the United States and/or other countries. AKG is a trademark of AKG
Acoustics GmbH, registered in the United States and/or other countries.
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Darrin Shewchuk, 203-328-3500