Pana-Pacific and Movimento Team on Advancing a Communications System for Trucking Industry

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pana-pacific-logo-resizedSystems Can Now Receive Software Updates Over-the-Air Whenever Needed

Sunnyvale and Fresno, Calif. – December 13,  2016 –  Movimento, the leader in Over-the-Air (OTA) software lifecycle and data management for the automotive and IoT sectors, and Pana-Pacific, a leading supplier of infotainment and communications systems to Commercial Vehicle (CV) manufacturers, have partnered to advance a CV communications system’s software updating capabilities. The ‘SmartDisplay’s’ software will be able to remotely update whenever needed, ensuring that critical modules for trucks and fleet management are always up to date.  The companies have collaborated to add this capability to 19,000 Pana-Pacific SmartDisplay systems already installed in trucks and will continue to add this capability to 13,000 new systems annually.

The deployed SmartDisplay systems, which use the Android operating system, had limitations in how software could be updated.  “Now, the SmartDisplays’ software updates can happen remotely any time it is convenient for the driver or the fleet,” explained Mahbubul Alam, CTO/CMO of Movimento. “Whether to fix software bugs, add new features, add new productivity tools or other improvements, our OTA capabilities can instantly enable multi-module updates in the SmartDisplays for both Android and Linux systems via the cloud.  An important example might be the latest driver safety tool, which otherwise could take considerable time to deploy.”

The SmartDisplay is a sophisticated navigation and communications system combining networking, radio, Wi-Fi, internet, entertainment, camera inputs, Bluetooth® functionality and vehicle data in a compact unit with a touch screen monitor and hands-free capabilities. Pana-Pacific is a proficient value-added integrator of hardware and software systems used by leading commercial vehicle OEMs, dealers, and fleet companies. The SmartDisplay was developed specially for the commercial vehicle market by Pana-Pacific in response to customers’ needs.

“Adding Movimento’s OTA capabilities to our SmartDisplay demonstrates our commitment to delivering the highest-quality, most leading-edge products,” said John Trenberth, President of Pana-Pacific. “We work with virtually every major commercial vehicle manufacturer and they rely on us for equipment that provides timely delivery of information critical to the performance of the vehicle.”

About Movimento Group

Devoted to developing advanced technologies that help realize The Software-Defined Car™, Movimento Group utilizes its decade-long history as a leader in automotive reflash services and its innovations in OTA software.  The company’s car manufacturer customers include GM, FCA, and Volvo plus a wide range of Tier-1 suppliers including ZF, Bosch, Denso, Panasonic, Continental, Delphi, Visteon, Magna, and others. The company’s headquarters is in Plymouth, Michigan, with offices in the Silicon Valley, Mexico, Sweden, Germany, and Asia Pacific. For more information, go to www.movimentogroup.com.

About Pana-Pacific

Our dedicated sales and engineering experts have worked side-by-side with Commercial Vehicle (CV) manufacturers for over 44 years to develop and implement quality products for vehicles that live up to the required standards. Our customers have come to rely on us as the expert in the areas of mobile audio and infotainment, satellite radio, safety, telematics, navigation, video systems, communications, mobile appliances and more. Pana-Pacific has a system-integration approach, which has positioned the company to offer world-class products from global companies to CV manufacturers as well as their dealers and other valued customers. With 15 original equipment (OE) manufacturers as customers, Pana-Pacific provides services to approximately 2,800 OE dealers, over 35 OE part distribution centers, and thousands of CV fleet companies. At any given time, you will find over 2,500 unique OEM part numbers in stock and available for shipment from our warehouse facility in Fresno, California. For more information, please visit www.panapacific.com.

Press contacts:

For Movimento
Aoife Kimber
650-773-7288
akimber@kimberpr.com

For Pana-Pacific Inc.
Susan Freuler
559-457-4715
sfreuler@panapacific.com

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