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Hyundai Selects Firecomms FOT Components for Automotive Infotainment Systems

Firecomms Ltd. today has announced that its Fiber Optic Transceiver (FOT) components have been selected by Hyundai Autonet for use in its Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST®) infotainment networking products. Hyundai Autonet’s products will be installed by car manufacturers, with Kia Motors the first adopter for its Mohave sports utility vehicle.

"The Korean market is presently one of the most exciting and innovative places in the world for the development of new automotive infotainment systems," said Niall Keegan, Firecomms' general manager, Asia Pacific. "Firecomms is very proud to be associated with this first release of MOST products by Hyundai Autonet and Kia Motors. We look forward to building on the close relationship developed with our Korean partners during the design of this new platform."

MOST multimedia technology enables the networking of feature-rich infotainment systems in automobiles by providing the means to distribute multimedia entertainment functions among the various control devices around the car. For example, a CD changer, radio, global positioning system, mobile telephone, and DVD player in an efficient ring network can utilize the MOST network to send crisp, static-free audio signals digitally to the amplifier.

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