Silkwave revolutionizes the infotainment delivery platform to SV with ubiquitous coverage, rich media contents and great cost benefits. As the terminal device of this Converged™ network, the TM-box in a smart vehicle serves as a mobile content delivery network and a local infotainment center to bring driver and passengers all the versatile services Silkwave provides. As the graph shows the functional block diagram of an TM-Box, in which a satellite module and a 4G / 5G / LTE module are integrated to communicate with satellite broadcasting and cellular network respectively with Conditional Access ("CA") and Digital Rights Management ("DRM") data access. The central processor implements the Converged™ network transmission and data pushing protocols, aggregates the contents with smart caching management, and connects with various interfaces for service rendering.
The TM-Box function can be either realized as a standalone after-market device that easily plugs into the existing IVI system, or pre-installed as an integrated functional module of a smart vehicle in-vehicle infotainment system. In either case, the TM-Box not only connects to the in-car display and speaker, but also behaves as an infotainment server through Wi-Fi sharing to vicinity users, so that all passengers can enjoy hundreds of live audios and videos, on-demand rich media and information, and versatile interactive services on their personal devices on-the-go.
Silkwave has presented an innovative massive infotainment delivery platform for smart vehicles in which broadcasting satellites, terrestrial cellular, and in-vehicle content servers are seamlessly integrated into a unified Converged™ network. By exploiting inter-networking collaborations, content analytics, and intelligent caching, the Converged™ network provides unprecedent benefits in capacity, performance, cost, and scalability, all of which are most critical in smart vehicle in-vehicle infotainment services. The delivery platform not only is fundamentally advantageous when it comes to traditional live and linear program offerings, but also offers the versatility for a wide variety of on-demand, on-the-go, and interactive services far beyond the capability of any single wireless network.