STAMFORD, CT – HARMAN, the award-winning maker of outstanding audio and entertainment solutions, announced today that eight new products have been named CES Innovation Award winners for 2014. The awards were presented by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®), producer of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow. Products from HARMAN’s JBL, Harman Kardon, Infinity, AKG, and Aha brands were recognized for outstanding design and engineering in consumer electronics.
As automakers increasingly integrate streaming audio smartphone apps into vehicle infotainment systems, some experts contend old-fashioned radios in cars are threatened. But others, including streaming app developers, disagree.
The Mobile Excellence Award organization is one of the most coveted and prestigious events in the mobile industry. Coined as the “Oscars” of Mobile, the MEA organization recognizes and honors leaders in mobile entertainment and technology across the globe. Aha by HARMAN was announced as the winner of the Best Mobile Application for Entertainment.
Harman’s Aha Radio dashboard platform has found another center stack to park in. Mazda becomes the latest automaker to integrate the service into its 2014 Mazda3 models. That’s good news for some broadcasters since Aha has access to 40,000 free audio stations, including content from such providers as CBS Radio News, Salem Communications, Fox News Radio, NPR, and Educational Media Foundation.
Tel Aviv, ISRAEL, Sep 11th, 2013 – Jungo Connectivity Ltd., a leading provider of automotive connectivity and multimedia software solutions, today announced the integration of its MediaCore multimedia middleware into the Aha™ by HARMAN service.
“Jungo’s MediaCore solution will enable our Tier 1 partners and OEMs to offer Aha on an accelerated basis, furthering our goal of integrating Aha into as many new vehicles as possible,” said Woody Arnold, VP of Engineering, Aha by HARMAN. “Since many of the OEMs already use the Jungo middleware for connectivity and multimedia, this partnership will make implementation of Aha’s functionality faster and more plug-and-play from the outset.”
2013 MOBILE MERIT AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
Leaders in All Aspects of Mobile Recognized for Successes Achieved Worldwide
New York, Los Angles, London, Hong Kong, Brazil – Sept. 5, 2013 – Recognizing companies, individuals and technologies that have shaped the way in which the world communicates, the 2013 Mobile Merit Awards winners and runner ups were announced today. Through nominations the Mobile Merit Awards notes the excellence achieved in the global mobile industry. This year’s winners were judged based on industry impact, innovation, technologies, social importance, implementation and overall success factor.
- Mobile Entertainment Technology
- Winner: Aha by Harman
With HondaLink, you access the Aha stations directly through the car's touch screen display. Rather than taking your eyes off the road trying to turn on a podcast, access your music, or check your Twitter or Facebook feeds on your smart phone, you can access it directly in the car's control panel and hear it through the sound system. HondaLink with Aha will even read your Facebook posts and Twitter feeds while you are driving!
Music lovers will also be pleased as Mazda has teamed up with Aha and Pandora to bring internet radio to the 3. Aha also allows integration with Facebook and Twitter when the app is downloaded to a smartphone and synced to the Mazda 3’s system.
To keep you entertained out on the road, Subaru and Aha™ make it easy to bring your favorite web and music content along for every drive.
“Harman is meeting the needs of today’s drivers with innovative, connected solutions like its Aha radio and Android Infotainment platforms,” said Krishna Jayaraman, Frost & Sullivan industry analyst.