Cloud9™, the revolutionary
Java-based smart operating environment, is the software hub of groundbreaking
Consumer Automotive applications
8D Technologies will present Cloud9 at the Las Vegas Consumer
Las Vegas, Nevada, January 7, 2002 – 8D Technologies
Inc. today announced that Cloud9™, the totally proven Java-based
smart operating environment it recently introduced, will be presented
as the core application platform for the Automotive Industry during the
Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas, January 8
to 11 (Booth 6773).
Cloud9 dramatically simplifies and accelerates the production of distributed
online applications while providing unique, market leading functionalities
for the consumer automotive and other key sectors including e-commerce,
wireless (cellular, PDA) and infotainment.
Cloud9 for the Automotive environment is being used to pioneer new applications
in the field of consumer electronics, in association with leading suppliers
of real-time communications solutions including Mindeady Solutions Inc.,
who is introducing the MARP (Mindready Automotive Reference Platform)
Starter Kit, an integrated 1394 development tool for the automotive and
Cloud9 provides the Automotive Industry with a unique connectivity platform
that complies with automotive standard 1394. Cloud9 pre-packages the IEEE/IDB1394
standard bus interface with audio, video, and GPS capabilities as well
as docking for wireless devices.
The main purpose of this powerful platform is to allow car manufacturers,
integrators and third party software developers to rapidly and efficiently
design, develop, and prototype software applications needed in next-generation
electronically equipped cars, in accordance with internationally recognized
standards. These applications include those in telematics and
A few examples of applications demonstrated at CES and already available
- Global positioning system (GPS)
- Audio/video services
- Control center for car components (heat, fan, seats, etc.)
- Internal camera system
Cloud9-built applications run very efficiently on the smallest of devices
or the largest IT platforms and can operate on any standard platform or
operating system, embracing the client’s preferred technology. That
universality allows developers to reuse existing components from previous
applications. Cloud9 is also totally compliant to relevant industry standards.
Thanks to the system’s unique open architecture, new functions,
new device profiles and new connections can be added at any time during
operation without disruption, a major advantage in a market that thrives
on fast response and constant innovation. Cloud9 also dramatically reduces
time to market cycles, allowing for the implementation of wholly functional
versions of the application very early in the development cycle –
an invaluable advantage in such competitive environments.
Founded in 1996, 8D Technologies Inc. is a developer of state of the art
software, with internationally recognized expertise in the design and
implementation of distributed online applications for the e-commerce,
wireless (cellular, PDA), consumer automotive and other emerging markets.
Its client list includes some of the most innovative players in the fast-evolving
field of personalized mobile and infotainment applications. 8D also commercializes
Cloud9, its unique smart operating environment, which helps corporations
dramatically reduce time to market and increase the quality of features
of the systems they create. More information about 8D Technologies and
its products and services can be found at www.8D.com.
For information please contact:
President & CEO
8D Technologies Inc.