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Automotive
Web Platform

Overview

Highly optimized HTML5 provides a common platform of service and application delivery in a way that reduces the costs of software development for automotive systems.

Since the introduction of the smart phone, consumer expectations for their in-vehicle-infotainment systems has changed. Browsing internet, downloading applications and enjoying multimedia contents which can be implemented through the smart phone is expected to translate into an in-vehicle user experience with the same demands as the consumer market. This paradigm shift brings many challenges to automakers, in particular, significantly increased costs for software development as software implementations levels become more complex. Mobile phone makers already recognized the same challenges and have tried hard to manage the costs of delivering what consumers want. As a result of these consumer and automotive software development challenges, the use of HTML5 technology has been pushed to the forefront as the right solution to address the constant change of the consumer demands for these market segments.


Block Diagram (High-Level)

HTML5 Engine

The Browser Engine is responsible for parsing of the content and CSS data, building the document tree, managing the browser context (that is, history and state variables), and the final layout and rendering of the content.

Web Runtime

The Web Runtime(WRT) is responsible for managing lifecycle, layout and security of web application. The WRT downloads, install, execute and delete the web application according to user actions.

Device APIs

Device APIs are used by web application or web HMI to retrieve or/and store data to the automotive host system.


Service Concept

 

Automotive
Browser

Overview

The ‘Car Browser System’ is composed of the Car Browser System, optimized for internet surfing and checking email in a vehicle.

The Car Browser System uses a touch-based, jog-type human-machine interface (HMI) that maximizes user-friendliness with graphic settings optimized for the in-vehicle screen. Our system uses web-based widget runtime to allow users to download and update contents more easily, which satisfies consumer’s demand for more diverse contents. It adopts international standard technologies for better compatibility.


Main feature

  • Browser Service
    - Web Surfing
    - Email
    - RSS
  • Strong HTML5 Support
    - W3C Web Standard Compliance
    - HTML5 Support
  • Device API
    - Easy for using web based APIs such as Multimedia, PIM, Telephony, Device, Messaging, UI, File system, Galley, Geo-location and Camera
  • UX Features
    - Zoom, Panning, Login Manager and so on
  • App Store
    - Enable Additional App Store Service

Reference

The Car Browser System is commercialized in Hyundai Motors “BlueLink Life” and Kia Motors “UVO Life”.

 

App Connector

Overview

App Connector is providing an environment in which you can easily mount a various contents(Music, POI, Navigation, etc…) of smart phone applications on the automotive head-unit system. By using the App Connector, OEM fully control the HMI at head-uint with app data and app developers minimize efforts to develop IVI apps.


The App Connector is a data sharing technology between headunit and smartphone. It relies on the underlying HTTP or the accessory protocols of the smartphone such as AOAP and iAP. The smartphone application developers can use the protocols of the App Connector in order to build car connectivity applications. For the headunit, the libraries for the App Connector need to be installed and the headunit applications using the UI templates are also need to be implemented. With the App Connector, the connectivity services can be easily developed without requiring much changes on the headunit.

 

Application

Overview

For the automotive use cases, the HMI and the applications for infotainment system need to be simple and intuitive rather than complex visualization. Additionally, they need to be compliant with the driver distraction policies that are regulated by each country. The user’s input on the vehicle can be various such as physical buttons, touch screen and rotary knob, therefore the HMI and the applications should provide consistent user experience regardless of multiple input devices. Furthermore, all of graphic designs should be designed in alignment with the OEM’s identities. Obigo is well aware of these requirements for in-vehicle applications and abundant expertise to offer the best optimized experience for the car users.

 

Browser for
Android

Overview

The picture below illustrates the high-level block diagram of Obigo HTML5 browser called W20 for Android and each component are highly modular enough to be combined and separated with minimum efforts and flexible to adopt new market demands and technologies. W20 for Android is responsible for parsing of the content and CSS data, building the document tree, managing the browser context (that is, history and state variables), and the final layout and rendering of the content.


Block Diagram (High-level)


Overview

HTML5 based on Mobile TV Browser for NTT DoCoMo's NOTTV Service

(NOTTV – that's the name of a new mobile TV channel that could one day replace 1Seg, the current TV and broadcasting standard for Japanese cell phones.)


Main Features

  • HTML4.01, HTML5
  • CSS1, CSS2, CSS3
  • DOM level 1, 2, 3
  • HTML5 Video : Play, pause, seek, stop
  • Not fewer than 60 fps High-definition Video
  • Inline mode & Full screen mode
  • Background play (Audio & Video)
  • License Module (Execution of the encrypted content using the DRM module)
  • Basic browser features (Zoom, Panning, Flicking, Geolocation, History, IME…. etc)

References

 

OBILINK

Overview

  • What is OBILINK
    - OBILINK is a lightweight / fast web server for mobile devices
  • Why OBILINK
    - The fastest web server in the world (C10K problem solved engine)
    - The most flexible extension (fcgi, cgi, wsgi, user defined protocols)
    - Server push enabled server
    - Platform access as an open APIs

Main Features

  • Server part
    - HTTP / HTTPS 1.1
    - Extension : fcgi, wsgi, lua extension
    - Scripting by Lua (5.1) / LuaJIT (2.0.0)
    - Server push (WebSocket, Long polling, Infinitive iframe)
  • Service part
    - Control UI
  • Media Share
    - Media-share is a web application that make the musics or the movies on the phone shared via web technology. Users can see a list of musics or movies of specific phone using web browser. Because it is a web application, no additive application or plugin is required.
    - Can be served as a service page or media open api
  • Server Push
    - Server push is a web technology that enable a web server to send data to a browser. Server push has 3 implementations, long-polling, web-socket, and infinitive iframe. OBILINK provides all of them. Long-polling works on all browsers. Web-socket works only several browsers that HTML5 web-socket is enabled or implemented.
  • Platform APIs
    - Provides RESTful APIs to access platform resources, such as call-log, contacts, etc.

 

Mobile
Application

Overview

OBIGO develops convenient and useful mobile applications based on various software assets and web platform from the perspective of user experiences. OBIGO also provides consulting services for partners and customers to enter UX, B2B, B2C area of the media web market.

Obigo Applications are designed to work across platform and devices. By using Obigo Web Runtime, these applications can be running faster and better on media web-enabled devices.


Reference

  • Provide 153 Tizen Web app for INTEL
    OBIGO is Tizen silver sponsor member
  • Provide 200 WAC Web app for WAC
    OBIGO is WAC(Wholesale Application Community) Reference Implementation Provider

 

Q-Series

The Q-Series(Obigo mobile suite) is a set of products designed to implement applications optimised for target devices such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants, and other platforms with limited resources in terms of RAM, ROM, network capabilities, and user interface.

The products are generic in the sense that they are independent of both the operating system and the user interface of the host device. The products are also independent of the network access being used with the host device. To address this functionality in the host device, Obigo defines an API to the host device integration.


The major benefits of the Obigo Q-Series

  • Simple integration
  • Simple upgrades
  • Efficient code
  • Flexible, dynamic, and scalable

Q-Series Assets

 

TV Virtualization
Platform

Overview

TV Virtualization Platform using web browser enables the following services on TV set-top box.
  • On low-cost set-top
    - Provides a rich HTML5 contents services not available because of lower specification.
  • On high-cost set-top
    - Without changing a legacy system or installing the additional browser, web browsing and content services can be provided

Main Feature

  • For User
    - Web Browsing
    - Web Contents (HTML5 Web App Contents)
  • For Service Operator (IPTV / Cable TV)
    - VOD Portal (HTML5)
    - PVR (HTML5)
    - EPG Linkage Service (HTML5 Widget)
    - Skin & Template Manipulation (Page Change & New Service Launching)

 

Service
Operation

What do we do in
Smart TV Service Operation?

Europe Support Organization

  • Real-Time response for European countries through OBIGO German local Tech Support Office
  • Interactivity and communication with OBIGO_HQ Development Support Team regarding local hot Issue
  • Identify customer requirements through efficient networking with operation manager of each country
  • Issue-sharing and management with service operation manager in each subsidiary
    (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Korea)

  • Raw data management
    - Market share, Receive Data from demand planer and analyze Market-share
    - Coordinate the sell in/out data with demand planer
    - Compile reports with data from SDP and other sources
  • App store management
    - App monitoring, Check the new apps, apps trends
    - Competitors App list, Create and compare competitors App
    - Analyze the report CP/App ranking, Download/Execution Rate of Apps
  • Marketing support
    - Provide App/CP information
    - After consultation with Smart TV leader send information to stakeholder

Application Development Process

  • Application Development Process
  • Technical Support
    - Before launch and after launch
    - Coordinate, Technical questions related to CP
    - Collect problems and exchange with STV device company
    - Coordination of Issue management, Contact and send problems to developer
    - FAQ for customers, Collect problems and report to Customer service
    - Help Site : http://www.guide.smart-result.de

CP(Content Provider) Sourcing Quantity

  • OBIGO is dealing with 224 Contents Providers in 5 country and currently finished 232 Smart TV Applications.
  • Application Reference

 

TV Application

Overview

Since smart TV supports stable internet connectivity, HTML5 is the most suitable approach to develop TV applications.

Consumers use their remote controller to manipulate the TV HMI, therefore TV web applications need to be controlled through the inputs/events received from the remote controller as well. Given that consumers are apart from the TV screen, TV web applications should display larger fonts and images enough to deliver correct contents to the viewers. Obigo has maintained close partnerships with premium TV content providers and has developed TV web applications that can deliver the best user experiences to TV consumers. In addition, Obigo is a member of Smart TV Alliance and has been providing reference applications.

 

Automotive

Obigo is committed to building strong partnerships with leading technology companies who share our mission: to solve the challenges that face the Customer's industry.

Together, we will work to reduce your integration costs and your time to market, and enable you to integrate new applications quickly and safely.


 

Mobile

Obigo is committed to building strong partnerships with leading technology companies who share our mission: to solve the challenges that face the mobile industry.

Together, we will work to reduce your integration costs and your time to market, and enable you to integrate new applications quickly and safely.


Smart Phone


Feature Phone

 

TV

Obigo is committed to building strong partnerships with leading technology companies who share our mission: to solve the challenges that face the mobile industry.

Together, we will work to reduce your integration costs and your time to market, and enable you to integrate new applications quickly and safely.


 

About OBIGO

Mobile to Web Service

 

History

OBIGO’s innovative solutions bring you
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2013

  • Developed HTML5 based HMI for Global Automotive Top OEM
  • Developed Automotive connectivity for Global Automotive Top OEM
  • Developed Automotive SDK for Global Automotive Top OEM
  • Developed Automotive download App for Global Automotive Top OEM
  • Commercialized Telematics service for Global Automotive Top OEM
  • Developed IPTV middleware for Local Cable TV carrier
  • Participated GENIVI showcase and Smart TV Alliance in the CES 2013

2012

  • Commercialized World 1st IVI HTML5 browser
  • Commercialized HTML5 Mobile Browser for NTT DOCOMO's broadcast service
  • Joined Smart TV Alliance member
  • Announced TV Web Apps at 2012 IFA Show for smart TV Alliance
  • Awarded a great company to work by INNOBIZ.
  • Awarded Most valuable contributions from GENIVI Alliance 2012
  • Collaborating with major Automotive vendors (SoC & Toolkit)

2011

  • Joined GENIVI alliance as member of networking expert group
  • Awarded the Presidential Award of business IT organizations section at 2011 Korea IT innovation Award
  • Developed the automotive browser and participated CES2011 with Hyundai Motor Company booth
  • Commercialized automotive web browsers for major auto makers.
  • Developed TV browser for major OEMs
  • Developed the file cast browser for Japanese market
  • Content sourcing and operation for TV
  • Developed HTML5 based Web Apps
  • Provided Web Apps to the major STB makers
  • Awarded the grand prize of pictures and image section at Smart App Award 2011 Korea.
  • Provided 250 web apps to K-APPS store

2010

  • Developing WAC 2.0 Widget Runtime & SDK as tier 1 vendor
  • Joined The Wholesale Applications Community(WAC) as Associate member
  • Developed Car Browser & Email system
  • Passed JIL 1.2.2 Certification
  • Developed Web applications to Korean App. Store
  • Developed WAC1.0 Widget Runtime & SDK

2009

  • Developed Mobile Widgets SDK for major OEM
  • Signed to develop Full Browser toward TD-SCDMA
  • Signed to develop EMAIL client to Global carriers
  • Signed to develop Full HTML Browser to Japanese carrier
  • Established branch in Taiwan and Rep. office in China
  • Developed QCOM BREW/MP pre-integrated Browser & MMS
  • Changed company name to Obigo and moved office

2008

  • Commercialized Mobile Widgets toward European carriers
  • Established Obigo LIMITED in HONGKONG
  • Commercialized Full HTML Browser handset toward Global carriers
  • Signed to develop "Carrier package on Smartphone" for Korean carrier
  • Signed to develop "Webkit Browser" for Korean carrier
  • Developed Full HTML Browser
  • Developed Mobile Widgets Eco-system
  • OBIGO Divestment History
  • Completed divestment transaction
  • Teleca AB signed contract with MBO team
  • MBO team comprising of Korea management won Obigo business unit bid
  • Teleca AB opened the bids to sell Obigo business unit

 

 

 

 

Standardization

GENIVI

About the GENIVI Alliance (www.genivi.org)

GENIVI® is a non-profit industry alliance committed to driving the broad adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) open-source development platform.
The alliance aims to align requirements, deliver reference implementations, offer certification programs, and foster a vibrant open-source IVI community.
Our work will result in shortened development cycles, faster time-to market, and reduced costs for companies developing IVI equipment and software.


GENIVI Activity

  • Associate member of GENIVI
  • A key member of Networking Expert Group
  • Awarded most valuable contributor in 2012
  • GENIVI Browser Architecture

Smart TV Alliance

About the Smart TV Alliance (www.smarttv-alliance.org)

Smart TV Alliance is committed to providing partners with a platform to create interactive content on consumers' TV screens.

The Smart TV Alliance's motto is 'build once, run everywhere'. The members' ambition is to align on technology that will allow app developers to create apps and successfully run them on all supported Smart TV Alliance platforms. Smart TV Alliance utilizes open solutions technology and Smart TV Alliance Apps can be developed using open standard (HTML5) systems. There is no pressure for our Smart TV Alliance partners to adopt 'tight grid' developments as you have the flexibility to create your own experiences. Enriched content can be given to consumers by developing interactive experiences via their Smart TV Alliance app.

STA(Smart TV Alliance) Activity

  • A member of Smart TV Alliance
  • Unique member as application development company in Smart TV Alliance
  • Consultancy for HTML5 TV Solution

W3C

About the W3C (www.w3.org)

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. Led by Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and CEO Jeffrey Jaffe, W3C's mission is to lead the Web to its full potential.


W3C Activity

  • Contributed to the creation and/or maintained of W3C WidgetSpecs
  • - Normative Specifications
  • Widget Packaging and XML Configuration (aka P&C)
  • Widget Interface (aka TWI)
  • XML Digital Signatures for Widgets (aka DigSig)
  • Widget Access Request Policy (WARP)

Implementation Report for Packaged Web Apps (Widget) – Packaging and XML Configuration (Second Edition)
  • Test Suite : Test Suite for packaged Web Apps(Widgets) – Packaging and XML Configuration (Second Edition)
  • Specification : Packaged Web Apps(Widgets) - Packaging and XML Configuration (Second Edition)
  • User Agents Conformance Dashboard
  • This "dashboard represents the level of conformance that each implementation currently achieves Includes all tests in the test suite.
http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets/imp-report/
Implementation Report for Widget Interface
  • Test Suite : Test Suite for Widget Interface
  • Specification : Widget Interface
  • User Agents Conformance Dashboard
  • This "dashboard represents the level of conformance that each implementation currently achieves Includes all tests in the test suite.
http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-api/imp-report/
Implementation Report for XML Digital Signatures for Widgets
  • Test Suite : Test Suite for XML Digital Signatures for Widgets
  • Specification : XML Digital Signatures for Widgets
  • User Agents Conformance Dashboard
  • This "dashboard represents the level of conformance that each implementation currently achieves Includes all tests in the test suite.
http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-digsig/imp-report/
Implementation Report for Widget Access Request Policy
  • Test Suite : Test Suite for Widget Access Request Policy
  • Specification : Widget Access Request Policy
  • User Agents Conformance Dashboard
  • This "dashboard represents the level of conformance that each implementation currently achieves Includes all tests in the test suite.
http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-access/imp-report/

WAC

About the WAC (www.wacapps.net)

The Wholesale Applications Community was formed by a group of 24 mobile network operators and announced at Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona with the remit to tackle device fragmentation through the introduction of 'open standard' web technologies.


W3C Activity

Item Description
WAC Core Standarization
  • Make suggestions and recommendations for enhancements on exiting specifications
  • Analysis of compliance against latest Webkit branches (Chrome, Safari)
  • Contribute modifications/enhancements to Webkit needed for WAC compliance
WAC Device API Standardization
  • Make suggestions and recommendations for enhancements on exiting specifications
  • Make suggestions for API extentions for efficient widget development
Sample Widgets
  • Share sample widgets and tips on building efficient widget developer community through developer forums
Local Standard Engineer [London]
  • Hire standards expert in London experienced in web standards to act as main WAC interface for Obigo
  • Will contribute by communicating with WAC re. progress, issues and recommendations during imple

 

Exhibition

Upcoming Events

  • 2014 International CES Las Vegas, USA / Jan 7 - 10, 2014 Event information : OBIGO Meeting Room (Booth # MP25458)
  • GENIVI CES 2014 Showcase Trump Hotel / Las Vegas, USA / Jan 6 - 8, 2014 Event information : GENIVI Showcase
  • Content & Apps for Automotive USA 2013 San Diego, USA / Dec 11 - 12, 2013 Event information : Showcase & Speaker

Past Events

  • GENIVI Korea Summit Seoul, South Korea / Nov 12, 2013 Event information : GENIVI Showcase
  • 9th GENIVI All Members Meeting San Diego, USA / Oct 8 - 11, 2013 Event information : GENIVI Showcase
  • CEATEC JAPAN Tokyo, Japan / Oct 1 - 5, 2013 Event information : Partner’s booth (with INTEL)
  • Content & Apps for Automotive Europe 2013 Munich, Germany / June 18 - 19, 2013 Event information : Showcase & Speaker
  • Automotive Linux Summit Chinzan-so Hotel & Conference Center / Tokyo, Japan / May 27 & 28, 2013 Event information : Automotive Linux Summit Showcase Attending as Speaker
  • IBC 2012 Amsterdam, Netherland / Sep 6 - 11, 2012 Event information : Smart TV Alliance Showcase / Partner's booth (with Humax)
  • IFA 2012 Berlin, Germany / Aug 31 - Sep 5, 2012 Event information : Partner's booth (with LGE)
  • Korea Electronics Show 2012 KINTEX(Korea International Exhibition Center) South Korea / Oct 9 - 12, 2012 Event information : OBIGO Booth / Booth #C1309
  • SMARTPHONE & MOBILE EXPO Tokyo Big sight / Tokyo, Japan / May 9 - 11, 2012 Event information : Partner's booth (with HI. Corp)
  • 2012 International CES Hilton Ballrooms / Las Vegas / January 10-13, 2012 Event information : OBIGO Booth / Booth #47003
  • Mobile Asia Congress 2011 HK Convention centre / Hong Kong / November 16-17, 2011 Event information : OBIGO Booth / Booth #35
  • Korea Electronics Show 2011 KINTEX(Korea International Exhibition Center) / Oct 12-15,2011 Event information : OBIGO Booth / Hall:5.0 C1002
  • UPLINQ 2011 Conference Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego CA / June 1-2, 2011 Event information : OBIGO Booth / Booth #316
  • International CTIA WIRELESS 2011 Orange County Convention Center / Orlando, FL , USA / March, 22-24,2011  
  • Mobile World Congress 2011 We are happy to announce that Obigo will be exhibiting at the GSMA MWC 2011
    in Barcelona, Spain from February 14th to 17th
    Event information : OBIGO Booth / Hall: 1.0, 1E04
  • International CES 2011 Convention Center Dr / Las Vegas ,USA / January 6-9,2011 Event information : At HYUNDAI Booth
  • Mobile Asia Congress 2010 HK Convention Centre / Hong Kong / November 17-18, 2010 Event information : OBIGO Booth / Booth #35
  • UPLINQ 2010 CONFERENCE Manchester Grand Hyatt / San Diego, USA / June 30-July 1, 2010 Event information : OBIGO Booth / Booth #303
  • International CTIA WIRELESS 2010 Las Vega, NV, USA / March, 23-25,2010 Event information : OBIGO Booth / Booth #3745
  • Mobile World Congress 2010 Barcelona, Spain / February 15-18, 2010 Event information : OBIGO Booth / Booth - Hall: 1.0, 1E04

 

Press

 

Career

We look for people

  • Who are motivated with the drive to meet their own goals and achieve results while taking accountability for their actions. We call this "Strong Will"
  • Who are expert with their keen technical skill and to sharpen their professional curiosity
  • Who are respected by their excellent colleague and to encourage them with their concern while working together.

Culture

Obigo has a collaborative culture where people enjoy what they do and have fun doing it. We respect each other and honor our differences. A variety of people share diverse ideas and experiences, yet every voice is heard. Communications are open and informal and management is very approachable. You'll find yourself surrounded by a friendly group of people who are ready to jump in and lend a hand.


Employee benefits

  • National Pension, Medical Insurance, Unemployment Insurance, Worker's Compensation and etc.
  • Accident and disease Insurance
  • Annual Leave, Maternity Leave
  • Severance Payment
  • Regular Health Checks
  • Education and Training Assistance Program
  • Congratulatory and Condolence Program
  • Employee Health & Recreational Facilities Assistance
  • Awards & Incentives
  • Gifts for special holidays of the Lunar New Year and the Mid-Autumn Festival

Employee benefits

Send your resume and CV (Curriculum Vitae) to recruit@obigo.com
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Contact

OBIGO INC

  • Address :
    3rd Fl, 338 Pangyo-ro,
    Bundang-gu, Gyeonggi-do,
    463-400, Korea
  • Tel :
    +82 (31) 8033 3000
  • Fax :
    +82 (31) 8033 3011
  • Sales :
    sales@obigo.com
  • Marketing :
    marketing@obigo.com
  • Recruitment :
    recruit@obigo.com

OBIGO USA

  • Address : 45069 Huntingcross Dr. Novi, MI 48375  U.S.A
  • Tel : +1 248 321 7527
  • E-mail : obigo_US@obigo.com

OBIGO Deutschland GmbH

  • Address : Goldlackstr. 9, 42369 Wuppertal, Germany
  • Tel : +49 173 604 5880
  • E-mail : obigo_EU@obigo.com

OBIGO Taiwan

  • Address : 8F, No. 475, Section 2, Tiding Blvs., Neihu Dist., Taipei City 11493, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • Tel : +886 2 8751 6700 ext. 101
  • Fax : +886 2 8751 6722
  • E-mail : obigo_TW@obigo.com

OBIGO China

  • Address : Suite 1409, Block B Lucky Tower, No.3 Dongsanhuan BeiLu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100027,China
  • Tel : +86 10 6461 0201
  • Fax : +86 10 6461 0379
  • E-mail : obigo_CN@obigo.com

 

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