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RealVNC® assists with making Parkopedia app MirrorLink™ compliant

RealVNC, the global provider of VNC® remote access technology and premier MirrorLink™ supplier, has assisted Parkopedia in testing and developing their parking assistance application to ensure it achieves MirrorLink™ certification.

Parkopedia is the world's largest parking information provider used by millions of drivers in 6000 cities across 52 countries. RealVNC and Parkopedia have worked collaboratively to ensure the Parkopedia app is MirrorLink ready. As part of the service RealVNC provided Parkopedia with developer tools for testing the app, as well as assistance with debugging the app.

Creating a MirrorLink compliant app is beneficial to all parties involved. For the end user, it means that more apps are available to use safely whilst in the car without distracting the driver. For Parkopedia it means that more drivers will be using the app on the move, as it was intended for, to assist with finding a parking space. Finally, for the automotive manufacturer it is important to have a wide variety of certified apps so that end users can benefit from MirrorLink and the diversity of apps available.

“MirrorLink is the leading industry standard for car-smartphone connectivity and is designed for maximum interoperability between a wide range of smartphones and cars,” commented Eugene Tsyrklevich, Parkopedia's CEO. “We have enjoyed developing a MirrorLink enabled Parkopedia app which we feel aptly demonstrates MirrorLink's versatility when optimizing content for responsible and safe driving.”

“Working to help Parkopedia has been a great way to utilize the skills we have with regards to MirrorLink Certification,” said Tom Blackie, VP Automotive, RealVNC. “We hope that in the future we can help further app developers in the same way and offer all the required tools to make a MirrorLink compliant application.”

For further information or to work with VNC Automotive to make an app MirrorLink compliant please contact mobile@realvnc.com.

About Parkopedia

Parkopedia is the world's leading parking information provider used by millions of drivers every month online, on their phones and inside their car navigation systems. The service allows drivers to find the closest parking to their destination, tells them how much it will cost and whether the space is available.

Parkopedia provides detailed information on over 38 million parking spaces in 52 countries, including parking lots, street parking and private driveways and can be accessed online, through SMS or as an iPhone/iPad/Android app and also in in-car sat nav devices/smart dashboards.

In addition to providing extensive static information about each car park, Parkopedia also provides real-time space availability information for car parks where such information is available. This allows people to drive straight to an available space instead of circling around looking for parking.

For more information about Parkopedia please contact: Christina Onesirosan Martinez, Marketing Director,christina@parkopedia.com.

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. It is already in millions of vehicles available from many of the major automotive OEMs. 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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For more information about RealVNC please contact: Laurel Davis-Lyons, Jargon PR, laurel.davislyons@jargonpr.com.

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