MOST150 Heading for Rollout
MOST(R) Forum 2011: MOST Cooperation Demonstrates Readiness to Meet Future Demands
The MOST Cooperation will again participate in the upcoming MOST Forum on April 5, 2011, in Frankfurt (Germany). In the exhibition area, the standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network, Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST), will present new technology highlights based on its latest generation - MOST150 - which meets tomorrow's multimedia and information network needs in the car. At present, MOST150 is heading towards implementation. "Our newest MOST generation is about to hit the road and we are proud that our core partner members Audi and Daimler will be the first carmakers to integrate MOST150 into series production vehicles," stated Dr. Christian Thiel, Administrator of the MOST Cooperation. "This reflects our path of success, with fast-growing acceptance of this de-facto automotive network standard by key carmakers worldwide. The number of vehicle models relying on the MOST infotainment backbone already totals over 100 vehicle models on the road today."
In the exhibition area, the MOST Cooperation will demonstrate various aspects and application features based on MOST150. Looking at the expanding areas of automotive use cases, one focus will be on meeting the demand of the growing variety of consumer electronic devices in the car. In addition to transporting high-definition audio and video within the car, MOST also provides an automotive-ready physical layer for Ethernet. This way, MOST is open to a broad variety of IP-based applications such as connected services and Internet access. In addition, the flexibility of the MOST network technology will be demonstrated by showing star, daisy-chain, tree, and other topologies as well as different physical layers: plastic optical fibers (POF), COAX based electrical physical layer, and shielded and unshielded twisted pair (STP/UTP) copper wires.
MOST Forum program: http://www.mostforum.com/conference-program/
About MOST Technology
MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) is a multimedia networking technology optimized for use in cars and other applications. It enables the transport of high Quality of Service audio and video together with packet data and real-time control over a single transmission medium. MOST can use plastic optical fibers (POF), COAX based electrical physical layer, and shielded and unshielded twisted pair (STP/UTP) copper wires, that meet automotive environmental requirements. Today MOST is used in over 100 car models as the communication backbone for their information and entertainment equipment.
About MOST Cooperation
The MOST Cooperation is the organization through which MOST Technology is standardized and refined so that it continues to stay abreast of the latest industry requirements. Today it consists of 16 international carmakers and more than 60 key component suppliers. They have joined together to work with the MOST Technology and to contribute to its innovation. The MOST Cooperation is prepared to embrace efforts to further develop and standardize the technology for other industries and to establish the corresponding work structures. The MOST Cooperation was founded in 1998 to standardize MOST Technology as a global standard for multimedia networking. Audi, BMW, Daimler, HARMAN and SMSC are its core partners and constitute its Steering Committee. For more information see http://www.mostcooperation.com.