One of the hottest offerings by the big three auto makers is a DVD player with a 7 inch screen for watching movies in the rear seat of their vans and cars. In fact, during the latest Ad campaign out of Chrysler, the focus is on the entertainment and information systems of the vehicle, not the attributes of the minivan itself. That’s a phase shift of rather stunning proportions. It wasn’t long ago that any advertisement for a vehicle would focus on the vehicles mainstay’s such as handling, acceleration, roominess, fuel economy, etc. Now it’s rear seat entertainment and information. We find that to be an extremely interesting change in focus.
So, as the focus swings from “what can the car do for you” to “what you can DO in your car” there has been some massive changes in focus from the electronics industry also. For instance the term “Telematics” has developed to describe the merging of mobile information and entertainment systems in vehicles, to coincide with the “wired car”. Everyone knows that the joy of a road trip can soon become the boredom of “are we there yet” once the ride is underway. So, bringing telecommunications and entertainment systems that can function as well at 60 MPH as they do at your desk has been something of a Holy Grail, and guess what? US Telematics has found that grail.
US Telematics is a leader in bringing information and entertainment products to the mobile arena, and their Voyager is turning heads and making waves in all the right places, such as last week’s Consumer Electronics show. Lines gathered to view the Voyager Product line, which is a series of mobile IPTV products for rear seat entertainment, gaming and fully-enabled Internet browsing. Where most pre-existing mobile devices offer some form of a scaled down “mobile Web” service that is quite disabled with respect to Web browsing, Voyager provides standard full-screen browsing experience including streaming video — just as one encounters while using a laptop or desktop PC.
As if it wasn’t enough for USTelematics (Trading under the symbol UTLM) to finally bring us full capability internet services, the Voyager is much more than a web surfer. It’s a gaming console, it’s a movie theater. By partnering with top satellite TV providers, entertainment options include connection to Apple iTunes for music, movies, audio books, TV shows and other content and access to downloadable films via MovieLink.com, CinemaNow, Amazon Unbox and others. Once again that in and of itself is impressive enough, but indeed there is even “more” to Voyager than all this.
Acting as a WiFi multiplier, the “vehicle” that Voyager is mounted in becomes a WiFi ”hotspot” , so that all passengers have access to the web, allowing for even greater productivity for those individuals on the road between business destinations. It has the storage capacity to store up to 40 full length movies and tens of thousands of songs, and acting as a game console viewer, it links to all the popular online games including the Xbox live.
UTLM’s Voyager is the single most advanced info/information system available to the mobile market to date. When you combine USTelematics Voyager system, with their similarly advanced “Vivee” System which brings text to speech recognition, and hands free communication with Text messaging and Email, it’s easy to see that UTLM is in the “hotspot” of advanced mobile telematics.
Investors interested in becoming involved in what has been noted as a 60 billion dollar a year global industry, should seriously consider USTelematics as an entryway to this exciting arena. They have the patent protected products, the partnerships and the technology to bring some fun and productivity to your next road trip, as well as a smile to your portfolio.
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