Pioneer in Car Entertainment to Integrate Abalta Technologies’ WEBLINK® to Allow Easier Set up for Customers
Paris Motor Show 2014
PARIS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Pioneer Corporation and Abalta Technologies have announced an agreement whereby Pioneer will license Abalta’s WEBLINK® for inclusion with their in-vehicle multimedia product line. By utilizing WEBLINK®, Pioneer car electronics customers can connect their smartphone via USB for easier set up and eliminate the need to purchase additional cables. The first products with WEBLINK® technology will be available before the end of the year.

Michael O’Shea, President and CEO of Abalta Technologies, said, “Pioneer is the global leader in the automotive aftermarket industry and their decision to use WEBLINK® strongly validates our technology.”

WEBLINK® is an Abalta Technologies connected car solution that creates a second virtual screen for apps on a smartphone that is then sent over to a vehicle’s screen via USB, Bluetooth or Wifi. Customers also benefit from the flexibility that WEBLINK® provides to use both Android and iOS devices without requiring any additional set up. Not only is this a flexible solution that works with all smartphones but it also works with low-cost aftermarket and factory-installed vehicle infotainment systems

Yutaka Sato, General Manager of After Market Car Electronics Business Division – Pioneer Corporation, said: “The combination of Pioneer products and WEBLINK® provides a real win for customers. With WEBLINK® we eliminate the need for specialized cabling between the in-dash unit and the phone and simplify product set up for the user. We are pleased to be able to partner with Abalta to bring this complementary technology to our customers.”

About Pioneer:

Introducing the world’s first component car stereo in 1975 and the world’s first GPS car navigation system for the consumer market in 1990, Pioneer has always offered products at the forefront of the times. Pioneer’s car audio and car navigation products, which incorporate the latest technology and unique ideas, are renowned for their functionality and ease of use, and are the first choice for many customers. Pioneer is also providing services based on cloud platform and client applications, which make customers’ car life more fun and comfortable. Furthermore, with the diversification of businesses in the automotive industry, Pioneer is working on platform development and on creating comprehensive telematics services for automobile manufacturers and related industries to support their needs.

About Abalta Technologies:

Abalta Technologies is headquartered in Torrance, CA, and its web address is: Abalt.a has been focused on delivering innovative solutions to create the ideal connected car experience. Abalta’s software solutions bridge the gap between the smartphone and the car’s infotainment system. Abalta offers powerful solutions that leverage the smartphone to ensure the most updated experience for apps, data, and location-based services while driving. Abalta continues to maintain an unrivaled expertise across mobile platforms and maintains long-standing relationships with a portfolio of over 60 of the most recognizable brands in the world. Abalta has helped transform customers’ mobile product visions into meaningful experiences for businesses and consumers alike.

Abalta Technologies
Michael O’Shea, 310-316-0427 x130