Bangalore, 17th February, 2015: HARMAN International (India) Pvt. Ltd, the premium audio, infotainment and enterprise automation group clinched the coveted ‘Product of the Year’ at the CNBC -TV18 Overdrive Awards 2015 for the Infotainment system in the TATA Zest. The CNBC – TV18 Overdrive Awards truly exemplify the experts’ and customers’ admiration and trust in the product.
The next generation infotainment system designed and built by HARMAN for the TATA Zest takes in-car connectivity to the next level. HARMAN’s premium infotainment unit provides drivers a seamless connected experience in the car, combining Internet connectivity, advanced voice recognition, enhanced navigation and productivity applications — all safely and intuitively — allowing drivers to easily stay connected to the world around them. HARMAN’s modular software and hardware architecture allows the reuse of functional blocks, from mid to entry level in a cross platform approach, ensuring the Infotainment system is designed to cost and appeal. In addition, with its scalable platform, the system is also “future-proof” and is built to add/remove industry relevant apps easily as new apps are made available.
Mr. M Lakshmi Narayan, Managing Director, HARMAN Indiareceived the coveted award from Piyush Goyal, the Hon’ble Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy in the Government of India and Bertrand D’Souza, Editor, Overdrive.
Expressing delight on receiving the award, M Lakshmi Narayan said, “We are honored to win the prestigious CNBC –TV18 ‘Product of the Year’ award. After two years of intense development driven from the HARMAN R&D centers in Bangalore and Pune, supported by HARMAN global centers, we created this ‘made for India’ infotainment system for the TATA Zest. We would like to thank TATA for their exceptional partnership and members of the jury, our partners and employees who have supported and shown trust in HARMAN brand in this competitive market scenario. We affirm our commitment to the industry and will continue to invest in offering high quality, market relevant products to the customers in India.”
Commenting on the HARMAN Infotainment System,Mr. Bertrand D’Souza, Editor, Overdrive said, “HARMAN brings affordable high quality and an innovative state of the art solution to in car infotainment systems. This will help change the dynamics in the mass market automotive segments. Consumers will certainly appreciate the in car experience more than ever thanks to the HARMAN Infotainment system.”
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 17,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion for the 12 months ended December 31, 2014.
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