Chrysler selected French consumer electronics company known mostly for its drones as supplier for Digital TV solution provider for the Jeep vehicles.
French consumer electronics company Parrot is the supplier for the next Digital TV generation for Jeep cars. The DTV broadcasts media to the Head Unit via the vehicle bus and video channel. With the extension of the Media Center, streaming to external brought in Wi-Fi tablets is supported as well.
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The DTV box is based on the Parrot FC7100 System on Module for full HD decoding capabilities and the Octopus Chips for tuner and demodulator. Octopus offers a flexible and powerful solution to solve the problem of standards multiplication around the world.
This platform is based on one programmable broadcast-specific vector signal processor (VSP) and it is able to handle any TV standard by adapting its microcode.
“Parrot is a leading innovator in the automotive market and we are proud to deliver this new generation of TV reception box to Chrysler. With Parrot’s Wi-Fi Broadcast technical offer, the passenger can for example share the media content stored on its own tablet” said Eric Riyahi, Executive Vice-President at Parrot.
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Parrot is still a rather young company, founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux. Parrot is mostly known for its consumer drones. Headquartered in Paris, Parrot currently employs more than 900 people worldwide and generates the majority of its sales overseas.