Automatica is a service that creates and aggregates multimedia RSS feeds (Podcasts) from different sources and delivers them as single RSS channel, that you can insert and play on your favorite device.
Automatica links to:
Login to automaticaweb.com with your computer, tablet or smartphone to choose the Internet content you want to have with you always updated.
This free, web-based service enables you to create an user profile, so that you can easily manage your content from any web browser.
Based on your profile, Automatica creates a Podcast channel that you can insert on the Podcast player of the devices you use everyday.
Automatica also has a WiFi Companion Device, a little connected computer that plugs to your car stereo as a normal USB memory stick, so that you can play the audio files using the car music controls.
Whenever the Companion Device is able to connect to the Internet, your content is updated and stored on the internal cache. You can always play your content, no matter what the status of your Internet connection is.
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).
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.
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: