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RealVNC® integrates MirrorLink™ on the Intel-based Tizen IVI reference platform

RealVNC®, the global provider of VNC® remote access technology and premier MirrorLink™ supplier has ported RealVNC’s VNC Automotive SDK to Tizen IVI (In-Vehicle Infotainment), the automotive profile of the Tizen open source platform.

The VNC Automotive SDK enables smartphone to vehicle connectivity leveraging the MirrorLink technology. The project will open up broad opportunities for extending existing IVI products through integration with Tizen IVI, a GENIVI compliant platform which is also the reference implementation adopted by the Automotive Grade Linux project.

The demo was shown at the recent Tizen Development Summit in Shanghai and will also be seen at the RealVNC User Group event in Shanghai on November 17, 2014.

RealVNC has successfully ported its MirrorLink Certified VNC Automotive SDK onto Tizen IVI, expanding the range of platforms the solution supports. VNC Automotive allows safe and secure access and control of a mobile device from a vehicle head unit or infotainment system.

“We are pleased to add another platform to the list that we support,” said Tom Blackie, Vice President Mobile at RealVNC. “Many of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers, Tier 1 suppliers and mobile phone vendors are choosing our advanced VNC technology for mobile to vehicle connectivity.”

“We are pleased that RealVNC is providing solutions with Tizen IVI to enable mobile device integration with the automotive head unit,” said Mark Skarpness, director of systems engineering at Intel’s Open Source Technology Center. “Many Car OEMs, Automotive Tier1s and System Integrators are deploying open source software and actively participating in Tizen development. The VNC Automotive SDK will help provide a richer experience for consumers connecting their smart devices to the Automotive Head Units in the car.”

About RealVNC

RealVNC’s software is used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide; in over 1 Billion devices; in every sector of industry, government and education. RealVNC is a core member of the Car Connectivity Consortium supporting the MirrorLink specification, which uses VNC.

VNC Automotive underpins many of the commercial MirrorLink™ Certified products and has been available in production with automotive OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and phone vendors for over two years.

Founded by the original inventors of VNC, RealVNC is the only organization able to offer a commercial license to embed VNC in third-party products and offerings.

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MirrorLink Certified™, MirrorLink™ and the MirrorLink™ Logo are certification marks and trademarks of the Car Connectivity Consortium LLC. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.

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For more information about RealVNC please contact: Laurel Davis-Lyons, Jargon PR, laurel.davislyons@jargonpr.com.

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