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Revolutionizing Infotainment Systems

The users want to stay connected at all times and the majority of modern cars offer some form of connectivity for everyone. Leading car manufacturers use added connectivity features to customize driving experience according to different needs. Broad entertainment options will score points with families with kids while advanced internet-enabled navigation will appeal to those looking to navigate any city like a local.

According to the latest study from Nielsen, 58% of people planning to purchase a new, connected car feel that it will provide entertainment for the passengers while on the road and 43% expect it to boost their productivity behind the wheel. Some of the highest ranking features for purchasing a high-tech car include safety and diagnostics. McKinsey & Company forecasts that growing demand for vehicle connectivity will increase the value of the global market for connected features and components from $30 billion today to staggering $170 billion in 2020.

Tuxera file system and streaming solutions ensure that the users can always access, transfer and stream media files from all their brought-in devices including phones, tablets, memory sticks, hard drives and high-capacity SDXC cards. Fail-safe by design, Tuxera solutions guarantee that no data will be lost in case of unexpected plug-off, power loss or a system crash. On top of that, optimized for internal storage, Tuxera Flash significantly extends the flash memory lifetime.

Just this summer we joined R-car Consortium with aim to further advance development of smart car features. Run by Renesas Automotive, the organization focuses on bringing better support for car manufacturers and Tier 1 automotive suppliers.

Want to learn more about Tuxera solutions for connected car? Drop us an email.

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An All-in-One

More mobile than a standard PC and offering more screen space than a laptop, All-in-One PC is a perfect match for those looking for more flexible way to work and play. With all the components, ports and monitors in one single unit, the user can plug it in and get to work anywhere at any time. The latest AIOs come in all different flavors whether you are looking for Android, Windows or an iMac.

Android makes a very interesting case as the dominant mobile operating system and a major driver of changes in the desktop computers. Vast app ecosystem is one of its perks. Running Android on the desktop means that the users can finally enjoy their favorite phone and tablet applications on a big screen. Top players in the PC market including the market leaders Lenovo and HP race to turn Android into mainstream desktop operating system. Instead of following the enterprise route, Lenovo targets home users who already love Android for games, easy browsing and broad entertainment.

N300, Lenovo’s latest addition to the AIO family, offers a perfect mix of high power and productivity of a home computer and a simplicity of Android. The AIO can be easily used as a tablet and an integrated battery promises a few hours of in-home portability. Outfitted with Tuxera NTFS, N300 is also fully compatible with all Windows storages. It makes accessing content from external USB hard drive, memory stick or any other Windows formatted storage simple and fast. No more worrying about any cross-platform issues.

Find out more about Tuxera solutions for plug-and-play compatibility with Windows storages here or contact our sales team directly.

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Boost the Connection Speeds & Maximize the Hardware

According to recent study from Strategy Analytics, by 2020 an average user will own more than 4 connected devices, up from 7 devices per household today. Increasing number of connected devices, not to mention the growing popularity of HD and Ultra HD video streaming, puts a significant strain on the home network. At today’s home several devices are in constant use: smartphones, tablets, smartTVs, game consoles and laptops. People want to control their home automation systems and quickly download favorite series from Netflix and music playlists from Spotify or Deezer. Most of these activities happen all at the same time.

Routers and media gateways at the hub of the connected home must provide fast Internet connecting everything and everyone at home making sure that all the users can get online and do more at the same time. This multi-user and and multi-screen environment needs much increased speeds and a higher network capacity to satisfy growing customer expectations.

Released this September RT-AC87U, a dual-band wireless router from ASUS, ranks as one of the fastest routers available on the market supporting 802.11ac, the latest wireless IEEE networking standard. Users choose it for the ease of use, high-performance and advanced features. Why else? With Tuxera optimization for network storages everyone can access and transfer large number of files quickly and efficiently. Fast loading any UHD video is another plus. Thanks to low CPU consumption, there is also more room for other applications to run smoothly. You can find Tuxera solutions powering all the latest wireless router models from ASUS as well as its popular Transformer tablets, PadFone and FonePad phones. Interested in hearing more about our solutions for home networking? Drop us an email.

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Tuxera NTFS for Mac with Full Support For OS X Yosemite

Apple just rolled out with the latest updates. At the event last night the company unveiled a new, slimmer version of iPad 2 along with updates to iPad mini iMac computers. Last but not least, new operating system – OS X Yosemite is now available for a download from the Mac App Store.

The upgrade is completely free and comes with several exciting features. Mac and iOS operating systems not only look similar but are now very much interconnected. For instance, you can easily move your work between Mac, iPhone and iPad and pick up exactly when you left off on the other device. You can also make and receive calls directly from your Mac. Very nifty.

To make sure you are always up to date, we have a fresh update of Tuxera NTFS for Mac for you, now with full support for the OS X Yosemite. If you are not planning on upgrading just yet, it works perfectly fine with all Mac OS X versions starting from 10.4 (Tiger).

The update is free of charge for all our registered customers. Download it now and enjoy seamless compatibility with NTFS drives. Interested but haven’t purchased the software yet? We offer 15-day trial during which you can test Tuxera NTFS for Mac and see how it works.

Do you have any questions or comments? Our support team will be happy to help.

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Download it on Kindle: Streambels Now Available on Amazon App Store

Following the September’s launch on iTunes, Streambels is now out on Amazon App Store. It’s just a click away if you are looking for a way to stream content from your Kindle, Fire HD and HDX, Fire phone and any other phone or tablet to Amazon Fire TV and all other devices at home including wireless speakers, smart TVs, game consoles and many more. With support for both iOS and Android, including all the Amazon Android-based devices, you don’t have worry about any compatibility issues. Streambels is also the only application available on iPhone and iPad that works seamlessly with the Fire TV. In the upcoming months expect to hear more about added features and redesigned UI. Both this and iOS version of Streambels are completely free of charge. Own a Kindle or a Fire phone? Download the app and see how easy media streaming can be.


Streambels and AllConnect

Based on Tuxera’s AllConnect SDK Streambels lets you enjoy your content on any device without having to configure the hardware or learn all the complexities behind the technology. With your content stored in the cloud, various video, photo & music services and shared all over the social media, it’s challenging to gather it in one place so it will be always accessed for editing, playback and streaming. AllConnect manages all that while removing all the limitations related to brand-own ecosystem, protocol and operating system. Using Streambels you can see how devices running different operating systems and supporting incompatible protocols can connect, communicate and share data without hitting unnecessary hurdles.

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Interoperability for Everyone

This week you can find a Tuxera spread in Finland’s top business & finance paper, Kauppalehti. This time we made it to the cover of the most successful on the Finnish technology scene. Some of you must have seen a similar feature in Spring 2013 when we appeared in the section presenting Finland’s most exciting startups. With the growth off the charts, Tuxera is constantly ranked as one of the fastest growing high-tech companies in Finland.

Every second three devices powered with Tuxera are released to the market.

- Kauppalehti feature on Tuxera

What is the key to our success? Focused on file system and streaming technology, we enable people to do more and be more. On average you can find around ten different Tuxera-powered devices in every household. What about your new connected car? It’s highly possible that its infotainment system comes with Tuxera inside. Tuxera software not only maximizes the hardware, but also ensures that your data is never lost and always available for editing, transfer or streaming. One of our latest innovations – AllConnect SDK connects the unconnected letting all your devices talk to each other no matter the brand, protocol or operating system.

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Tuxera Showcase @OPEN Automotive’14 & GENIVI Member Meeting in Detroit

Join us for a technology showcase at the OPEN Automotive’14, part of the GENIVI member meeting in Detroit this October. Open to the public, the event focuses on the connected car and its role in the IoT. Head to our stand for:

  • Fail-safe demo showcasing high-performance, endurance and reliability
  • Content streaming demo presenting Tuxera’s AllConnect SDK and Streambels

Sharing relevant data inside and outside the car is going to be one of the biggest trends for the drivers in the next five years, enhancing the overall driving experience. A common problem that many designers of the automotive IVI systems face is a sudden power loss. As a safeguard against it, Tuxera’s automated testing reproduces various critical scenarios to always ensure full data security. During the demo we will show how fail-safe by design, Tuxera solutions guarantee that no data gets lost or corrupted in case of plug-off, power-off or a system crash.

Connected automotive infotainment is quickly becoming a must for every car manufacturer. It’s also one of the major factors influencing the decision of buying a certain car model. The customers expect to always be able to access their content no matter whether they are at home, visiting friends or going for a road trip. Tuxera’s AllConnect SDK solves this problem. With support for all the latest streaming technologies, it makes sure that the user can access and manage data regardless of where it is stored and listen or display it on any connected device. What if the device does not support any of the protocols? We developed AllConnect Receiver that paired with any application built on top of the AllConnect technology will allow any device, be it smart TV or a car dashboard, to receive and display the content. At the event in Detroit you will have a unique opportunity to see how an app built on top of AllConnect SDK, here Streambels, works in real life.

Want to know more? Get in touch with our team.

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Tuxera to the Moon

With the decline of the government funded space exploration more and more commercial companies are getting involved in the space development. It has a high potential with projects ranging from space tourism to extraterrestrial mining. Now that it’s open to competition, space economy gets a big boost from private investments such as Virgin Galactic and Elon Musk’s SpaceX which focus on innovation, sustainability and a longterm growth. The commercial sector is also increasingly responsible for launching satellites and supplying the International Space Station (ISS) with cargo and the crew. Boeing and SpaceX just won the highly anticipated space taxi contract from NASA. The companies are teaming up to develop a new fleet of American spacecrafts.

We decided to get involved in some of the activities as well. Tuxera is now sponsoring Team Puli, a group of talented engineers from Hungary, in the exciting Google Lunar XPRIZE challenge. 18 out 29 original teams are competing to create, develop and land a remote controlled robot on the moon. The rover has to travel at least 500 meters and transmit a so-called Mooncast, a high-quality package of digital data, back to the Earth. The deadline is now set for the end of 2015. As the Team Puli says, the ultimate goal of the competition is to explore new frontiers, raise interest in the space exploration and bring real quality to the investors interested in commercializing the space.

Together with Tuxera’s technical expertise and Puli Space’s top notch engineering team, we aim to make history with the first privately funded and engineered Moon landing.

- Tuxera and Team Puli PR

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