Qualcomm has announced an update to its FLO broadcast platform during MWC today and a smartbook demo application with partner Audiovox plugging its currently available in-car system powered by FLO TV.
First up is the announcement that Qualcomm has expanded its FLO broadcast platform with the forthcoming launch of FLO-EV, which it has described as the evolution of the air interface behind the mobile television standard by reducing deployment costs by as much as 50% compared to the older Rev A standard currently in use in the US.
The company states the EV platform is meant for international markets launching brand new networks while offering it to current network customers as an upgrade option. Qualcomm has also announced a demonstation of FLO TV built into one of its reference smartbook designs that shows off the ability to enable social networking while watching programming in real-time via built-in application during MWC.
Qualcomm MediaFLO partner Audiovox has also announced in related news that its Advent branded in-car entertanment system powered by MediaFLO is now available via select automotive aftermarket parts specialists and major car dealership networks as an option on select vehicles.