Friday, September 28, 2012

Mahindra Satyam, a leading global consulting, IT Services and Engineering solutions provider, today announced the global launch of its unique infotainment solution under the aegis of its “Connected Vehicle Concept”.

While several players in this space have been focusing on bringing a standalone product offering to market, Mahindra Satyam with its proven expertise in Infotainment and Telematics has positioned itself as an end-to-end solution provider with this launch.

The solution is differentiated with an automotive grade in-vehicle infotainment device integrated with an excellent service delivery platform to provide entire gamut of value-added services. It uses MirrorLink™ to emulate functionalities such as navigation, and multimedia capabilities. Some of the key features of the solution include – a unique user friendly health module, vehicle diagnostics system, and seamless integration with app store.

“Mahindra Satyam has solutions and services for different consumer needs. This Infotainment solution addresses some of the most important challenges that OEMs and Tier 1 automotive companies are facing, through faster time-to-market, and reduced costs. While the service delivery opens up several revenue streams for relevant industry players, the device is also frugally built to offer maximum value to price-conscious consumers”, said Karthikeyan Natarajan, Senior VP and Head, Integrated Engineering Services, Mahindra Satyam.

The high-end solution boasts of superior safety features delivered through the service delivery platform while the low-end solution offers complete infotainment capabilities, at a competitive price point. The scalability of the device makes it quickly customizable for multi-generational product platforms. The concept also offers a rear-seat entertainment solution and thereby provides an enhanced user experience through a complete entertainment and enterprise solutions package that will keep the user constantly connected to the office and home environment. The user can also enjoy a host of other services such as access to public utilities, emergency services and financial institutions. The networked or "smart" vehicle will enable the user to shop, pay bills, check email, watch videos, access news and social media, and be connected always.

The Automobile market is among the fastest growing markets for Infotainment and connected devices. As the demands from tech-savvy customers, increase Mahindra Satyam has plans to integrate Speech recognition, text-to-speech technology, gesture recognition, health monitoring, driving pattern tracking, driver assistance apps, compliance to driver distraction guidelines and much more within the system as a part of its commitment to develop advanced functionalities.

The solution is in line with Mahindra Satyam’s stated strategy to invest heavily on NMACS (Networking, Mobility, Analytics, Cloud and Security) which is bound to transform the consumer and business landscape in the future. The Company leveraged its capabilities and that of the ecosystem to offer cloud based services, analytics engine and Business Process Management capabilities, to bring this innovative and unique product to the market.

About Mahindra Satyam

Mahindra Satyam is a global business consulting and information technology services company leveraging deep industry and functional expertise, leading technology practices and a global delivery model to help businesses transform their processes and improve performance. The company's professionals excel in enterprise solutions, supply chain management, client relationship management, business intelligence, business processes, engineering and product lifecycle management, infrastructure services, among other services.

The company has development and delivery centres in the United States of America, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Hungary, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia and serves numerous clients, including many Fortune 500 organizations.

Mahindra Satyam is part of the USD 15.4 billion Mahindra Group. The Mahindra Group employs more than 144,000 people in over 100 countries and operates in key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology and vacation ownership. In 2011, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000 list, a listing of the biggest and most powerful listed companies in the world. Dun & Bradstreet also ranked Mahindra at No. 1 in the automobile sector in its list of India’s Top 500 Companies. In 2010, Mahindra featured in the Credit Suisse Great Brands of Tomorrow. In 2011, Mahindra acquired a majority stake in Korea’s SsangYong Motor Company.

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