HTC unveils multimedia connectivity program
June 28, 2012, 11:17 am TWN
TAIPEI -- Taiwanese smart phone maker HTC Corp. announced Tuesday a certification program designed to improve connectivity between HTC devices and other consumer electronics.
"HTC Connect" certification introduces new connectivity standards for HTC's partners and gives consumers using an HTC Connect certified device seamless integration with their compatible home and in-car electronics, the company said.
The HTC One series of smart phones are slated to receive HTC Connect certification through a software update in the next few months, the Taoyuan-based company said in a statement.
"The vision for HTC Connect is to allow our customers to easily stream their favorite high-quality video and audio from their smart phone to their home or car," said Kouji Kodera, chief product officer of HTC.
"This new initiative will build on HTC's innovation in smartphones with leading consumer electronics brands," Kodera said.
The world's No. 5 smart phone vendor also announced a partnership with Pioneer Electronics Inc., a U.S. digital entertainment equipment maker, to bring HTC Connect certified devices to market.
HTC Connect will be featured as part of Pioneer's 2012 lineup of Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) capable audio and video receivers and wireless speakers to deliver consistent audio streaming and control.