Leading Automotive Manufacturer Equips New Car Models with Hirschmann Digital TV Reception Systems Powered by Siano

Monday, August 8th, 2011
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Cars with built-in digital TV target multiple global markets

NECKARTENZLINGEN (Germany) and NETANYA (Israel) — Hirschmann Car Communication GmbH (HCC), the world market leader in the area of TV receivers for the automotive industry and Siano Mobile Silicon, the leading supplier of mobile digital TV receiver chips – announced that a leading German automobile manufacturer has started distribution of a few car models equipped with HCC’s latest automotive digital TV reception system, powered by Siano receiver chips.

HCC’s innovative automotive TV reception systems deploys Siano receiver chips designed to cover various digital TV standards in different regions worldwide – DVB-T for Europe and Australia, CMMB for China. Additionally, ISDB-T for Japan and South America will complete the portfolio in the same architecture. HCC’s TV reception systems, used by a number of leading car manufacturers, are characterized by exceptionally high performance and high reliability.

“With the type of customers we serve, we can never compromise on quality. This is why we selected Siano’s solutions,” said Thomas Adam, Head of Development from HCC. “We tested the receivers powered by Siano, at extreme mobility conditions, and measured very good results. We anticipate steady growth in the demand for in-car digital TV solutions and we will continue to enhance our product portfolio in close collaboration with our partner Siano.”

Alon Ironi, CEO of Siano, said “The back seat of a car driving on a highway is perhaps the ultimate test for mobile TV. Using Siano’s enhanced Antenna Diversity technology combined with our sophisticated algorithms, HCC can provide passengers with a superior, high-quality mobile TV viewing experience. Siano is proud to be an integral part of the communication systems for some of the leading car manufacturers in the world.”