Automatica Web Service Specifications

The Automatica web service allows you to manage the content for your Automatica Companion Device from anywhere in the world (yes, we mean outside of your car).

Works on any major pc and mac browser:
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (> 7)
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Apple Safari
Works as well on browsers of all modern mobile devices:
  • Apple iPad
  • Apple iPhone
  • Apple iPod Touch
  • Android Smartphones (2.1+)
  • Android Tablets (2.2+)
Automatica web allows you to:
  • subscribe to audio podcasts
  • set syncing with cloud storage folders on:
    • Dropbox
    • Google Drive
    • Microsoft Skydrive
    • Box
  • link to playlists or channels on:
    • SoundCloud
A 2 year warranty is included with the purchase of the Automatica Companion Device. Over the 2 year period, the user is entitled to the replacement of any defective or broken devices (no question asked). Return and replacement shipping charges are responsibility of the customer.


Automatica Hardware Specifications

The Automatica Companion Device is a small computer that emulates an USB mass storage device connected to the car, constantly updated by the Internet WiFi connection.

Size and weight (with antenna):
  • Width: 35 mm (1.38 inches)
  • Height: 215 mm (8.46 inches)
  • Depth: 14 mm (0.55 inches)
  • Weight: 45 g (1.58 ounce)
Memory:
  • 1 GB of internal DDR RAM
  • 4 GB of internal Flash memory
  • 2 GB of exposed storage at the Car USB (More than 24 hours of audio contents)
  • microSD card reader to expand memory
CPU:
  • ARM Cortex A8
  • Dynamic Frequency up to 1GHz
Connectivity:
  • USB 2.0 MSC/UMS protocol device on miniUSB connector
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g wireless network (dual Wi-Fi)
Power:
  • 5V DC USB standard power
  • 130 mA average load for car usage
Environmental requirements:
  • Operating temperature: -10° to 40° C (14° to 104° F)
  • Non-operating temperature: -20° to 50° C (-4° to 122° F)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 4000 m (13,000 feet)
In the box:
  • Automatica Companionn Device
  • 18 cm USB cable
  • 1.2 m USB cable
  • 110/220 power adapter with USB plug
Configurable from any computer, smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi

Automatica Car Power Supply Kit

Since most of the cars do not provide power on the USB connector when parked, a specific car power supply kit has been created to power Automatica Companion Device by way of its auxiliary 5V coax jack. The special Automatica car power kit ensures the Automatica Companion Device is always on.

The kit connects directly to the car battery and maintains constant output so that Automatica Companion Device doesn’t reboot when you start the car. This power supply draws current from the battery to provide power when everything in the car is turned off, keeping Automatica Companion Device up and running so it can constantly sync.

Automatica only uses 140 mA, so it takes weeks to deplete the battery. It will work with most vehicle electrical systems that are 12-24 Volt.

The kit includes everything required to hardwire the Automatica Companion Device directly to a car electrical system: