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  • January 06, 2020

Rightware welcomes Bittium to the Kanzi Partner Program and showcases OEM application management and secure solutions on Android™ Automotive platform

LAS VEGAS, January 6, 2020 Bittium joins Rightware’s Kanzi Partner Program and demonstrates together with Rightware the integration of Bittium SafeMove® application management solution and cloud service with Rightware’s Kanzi reference HMI platform at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. The demo will feature Android™ Automotive on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Platform and showcase increased security and data privacy in an automotive platform enabling faster development by smaller teams with greater creative freedom.

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Bittium is the first partner to build on the newly announced reference platform by Rightware. The new robust, multi-display solution integrates the broader family of Kanzi UI design and development tools.  

“The Kanzi reference platform allowed us to develop a cockpit solution featuring our secure remote management products in an incredibly short time,” said Hannu Huttunen, CEO of Bittium. “With access to an integrated toolchain supporting advanced graphics and connectivity out-of-the-box, along with a fully functional multi-display reference configuration, we were able to focus on our area of expertise.” 

“Bittium brings deep Android system experience, from the hardware level all the way up the software stack, to the automotive industry.  There is great synergy between our Android offerings, and we are delighted to welcome Bittium to the Kanzi Partner Program, a global ecosystem delivering HMI solutions based on Kanzi, as our newest Technology Partner,” said Ville Ilves, CEO of Rightware.  

The use cases demonstrated by Bittium include OEM application management, allowing the automaker control of the visual brand identity as well as the ability to sell post-purchase feature upgrades; fleet management for vehicle monitoring and control; and enhanced data privacy. Bittium’s demonstration consists of Bittium Tough Mobile 2 devices running Android Automotive OS based on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Platform, designed and manufactured in-house. These devices run the instrument cluster and infotainment system applications built with Kanzi UI with rich 3D graphics and share data with each other using Kanzi Connect. 

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Bittium provides high quality solutions and services for automotive industry suppliers whose goal is to create reliable, intelligent and easy-to-use in-vehicle systems to make the driver’s driving experience as comfortable and safe as possible. Due to comprehensive Linux and Android know-how, Bittium focuses mainly on connected car, vehicle and its feature control, digital cockpit, advanced driver-assistance systems and autonomous driving.

Rightware’s new reference HMI delivers value with reference applications for Android Automotive and seamless integration into the Android development environment. It introduces ready-to-use adaptations for Android platform services and various commercial services. Kanzi empowers automakers to differentiate vehicles with Android Automotive infotainment systems with rich 3D graphics, shared data across all platforms and operating systems in the vehicle, and a consistent visual brand identity across the cockpit. 

Both the Bittium demonstration and Rightware’s reference HMI platform are on display during the Consumer Electronics Show at the GENIVI networking event at the Bellagio Hotel on Tuesday January 7, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, and from Tuesday January 7 through Friday January 10 at Rightware’s private suite at the MGM Grand hotel.

Further information, please contact:

Derek Sellin
Vice President, Marketing, Rightware
press@rightware.com

Hannu Huttunen
CEO, Bittium Corporation

Tel. +358 (0)40 3443507

About Rightware

Rightware® provides tools and services for development of advanced digital user interfaces to over 50 automotive brands. The Kanzi® philosophy is based on designer empowerment, prioritizing ease of use, rapid prototyping, workflow efficiency, high performance, and cross-platform support. As a ThunderSoft® company, our combined skills and assets allow us to deliver integrated HMI solutions, engineering support, and design services for automotive customers across the globe. Rightware is headquartered in Finland with a presence in the United States, Germany, Italy, China, South Korea, and Japan. www.rightware.com

About Bittium

Bittium specializes in the development of reliable, secure communications and connectivity solutions, leveraging its 30 year legacy of expertise in advanced radio communication technologies. Bittium provides innovative products and services, customized solutions based on its product platforms and R&D services. In the field of healthcare technology, Bittium offers solutions for the measurement and monitoring of biosignals in the areas of cardiology, neurophysiology, rehabilitation, occupational health and sports medicine. Net sales in 2018 were EUR 62.8 million and operating profit was EUR 2.8 million. Bittium is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.bittium.com

Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

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