American Portwell Technology introduced their PTH-2080A in-vehicle telematics platform. The PTH-2080A integrates a vehicle’s engine data, location information, video images and sensed data, then transmits it to a control center at a remote site via its embedded communications module. The Portwell PTH-2080A features an Intel Atom Z510 CPU, 8-inch resistive LCD touchscreen, and built-in HSUPA/GPRS/GSM/EV-DO/CDMA. The embedded system is ideal for fleet management, vehicle preventative maintenance service, in-vehicle IP camera, law enforcement, real-time vehicle status monitoring and location-based service applications.
NEC Electronics introduced the EC-4260 (NaviEngine-MID) and EC-4250 (NaviEngine-mini) system-on-chips (SoCs) for use in automotive infotainment systems. The EC-4260 and EC-4250 devices have the performance, peripheral set, and software ecosystem to meet the demands of high-performance applications such as navigation, infotainment and telematics systems. The EC-4260 and EC-4250 are currently available for samples, priced per unit at US$140 and US$70 respectively. Mass production is estimated to begin in 2010 and is expected to reach 100,000 units per month by 2012.