NFC enters the automotive industry

  • Date: September 8, 2011
  • Nicole Mehr
    HARMAN PR
    Phone: +49 7248 71 1272
    Email Nicole Mehr
    Bettina Gutzki
    Stollmann E+V GmbH
    Phone: +49 (0 40) 8 90 88-2 85
    Email Bettina Gutzki

     

    For release: 08 Sep 2011

     

    Near field communication (NFC) is making automobile infotainment even more convenient.

    Hamburg, Germany, September 6, 2011 – Stollmann, a leading provider of NFC protocol software, has acquired HARMAN, the leading global audio and infotainment group, as a customer.

    Wireless meets auto. Near field communication (NFC) makes it easier to connect cell phones to components in the vehicle. Together with HARMAN, a technology leader in the industry, Stollmann is offering a solution for easy,
    PIN-free startup of Bluetooth connections of devices simply by “touching” NFC hotspots. Whether playing telephone calls over your car speakers or listening to music from your cell phone or MP3 player in the car, it’s all just a click away with the vehicle’s
    infotainment interface. In the future, NFC will pave the way for innovative solutions in motor vehicles, ranging from simple diagnostic interfaces all the way to payment solutions. HARMAN is adding NFC to its future portfolio and is placing its trust in the
    quality of Stollmann. The NFC stack of Stollmann is chip-neutral and based on the NFC Forum standards. Moreover, it enables all operating modes, such as Reader/Writer, Peer-to-Peer, and CardEmulation, for a wide range of applications.

    HARMAN (www.harman.com) develops, produces, and markets a comprehensive
    range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets – with the support of 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, und Mark Levinson®. The company is recognized by multiple generations
    of audiophiles and provides equipment for leading professional entertainers and their events. More than 20 million vehicles around the world today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a work force of about 12,000 employees in
    North and South America, Europe, and Asia and recorded sales of USD 3.8 billion in the 12-month period ending on June 30, 2011.

    HARMAN PR contact:

    Nicole Mehr
    Director
    Corporate Affairs and Communications Europe

    HARMAN
    Becker-Goering-Str. 16
    76307 Karlsbad/Germany

    Phone: +49 7248 71 1272
    Fax: +49 7248 71 2272
    E-mail: [email protected]
    www.harman.com

    Stollmann Entwicklungs- und Vertriebs-GmbH

    Stollmann is a leading company for protocol stacks and communication products for Bluetooth, NFC, and ISDN. Stollmann was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in
    Hamburg, Germany. With a team of 45 employees, Stollmann develops and markets communication software to OEM customers worldwide.

    Stollmann press contact:
    Bettina Gutzki
    Stollmann E+V GmbH
    Mendelssohnstraße 15 D
    22761 Hamburg

    Phone: +49 (0 40) 8 90 88-2 85
    Fax: +49 (0 40) 8 90 88-4 44
    E-mail: [email protected]
    www.stollmann.de