RealVNC® features latest version of VNC® Mobile Solution for Automotive at Telematics Detroit 2011

On 25 May 2011, 6:09 p.m.

Jaguar Land Rover chooses RealVNC® for integrated mobile phone and in-vehicle infotainment systems

At next month’s Telematics Detroit 2011, RealVNC® will be featuring the latest version of its VNC® Mobile Solution for Automotive that delivers remote access and control of mobile devices and desktop computers, directly from in-vehicle telematics or infotainment systems.

Jaguar Land Rover is the latest manufacturer to choose RealVNC for its innovative new ‘Connect and View™’ system that allows applications, music and navigation systems operating through the phone to be replicated on the vehicle’s large, central touch screen display. The system was recently demonstrated on a Jaguar XJ linked to a Blackberry device and will be available in both Jaguar and Land Rover products from late 2012. RealVNC is working with many car manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers including Clarion, Cybercom, Denso, Visteon, Wipro, QNX and others.

VNC Mobile Solution for Automotive will automatically detect, access and control virtually any mobile device or desktop computer from a vehicle’s touch-screen or fixed input devices such as steering wheel switches and head unit buttons and menus. Smartphone content such as navigation applications, traffic updates, music libraries and internet radio stations can be controlled safely from the vehicle infotainment system. Built-in mechanisms interlock speed and access to mobile applications to meet regulatory requirements, reducing driver distraction and enhancing safety.

RealVNC automatically maintains the VNC software running on the mobile devices for all operating systems and new mobile devices to keep pace within the fast moving mobile market. RealVNC is a cross-platform solution that supports Windows Mobile, Symbian, Blackberry, iPhone, Android, WebOS and Linux mobile devices along with a range of in-vehicle embedded operating systems including Linux, Windows XP, Automotive, CE, QNX, Qt, Android, µITRON and T-Kernel.

Bob Joyce, Group Engineering Director, Jaguar Land Rover said: “We’re proud to be a part of such innovation that has efficiency, convenience and clever integration at its core. Such systems will make a significant difference to the way our customers use the entertainment systems on our vehicles as well as their Smartphones.”

At Telematics Detroit, RealVNC will also be featuring support for Apple’s iPod Out functionality that allows a connected iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 or iPod Touch to output and display the iPod video interface on the screen of an in-vehicle head unit and to accept remote control commands from vehicle input devices. Users are able to access and play music collections stored on their iPod or iPhone direct from the vehicle’s main display unit, creating a simpler and safer way of browsing and selecting playlists and switching tracks using the vehicle controls.

“The 12 months since we were at Telematics Detroit 2010 have been very exciting and the drive to integrate mobile device technology with in-car infotainment and telematics systems has accelerated,” said Tom Blackie, Vice President Mobile, RealVNC. “We are delighted to be working with such prestigious brands as BlackBerry® and Jaguar Land Rover and their decision to adopt VNC for production systems is a great endorsement of our technology in the automotive industry.”

To learn more about VNC Mobile Solution for Automotive and watch a demonstration, visit the Mobile Solution page or visit us on booth 27 at Telematics Detroit 2011, June 8-9 2011 at The Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI, USA.

About RealVNC

RealVNC’s software solutions are used by hundreds of millions of people in both desktop and mobile platforms for remote access and control. VNC® is used widely in hundreds of different applications, from helpdesks to virtualization. RealVNC’s commercial products have been shipped to customers in all sectors throughout the world.

RealVNC also works with many OEM partners to license VNC technology for inclusion in their product or service and is the only organization able to offer a commercial license to embed VNC in third-party products and offerings.