RealVNC™ joins the Genivi Alliance to support customers adopting the platform

19th May 2014: RealVNC™, the global provider of VNC® remote access technology and premier MirrorLink™ supplier, has joined The GENIVI Alliance, an automotive and consumer electronics industry association driving the development and adoption of an open In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) reference platform.

RealVNC is now able to provide better support to its customers and partners that are adopting the Genivi platform and will be showcasing its leading MirrorLink solution, VNC Automotive, to Genivi members at the event in Gothenburg in May 2014.

VNC Automotive delivers video frame rates with negligible latency to the front screen whilst showing multiple simultaneous videos streaming to several rear seat entertainment screens. It enables a phone application such as navigation maps to be accessible from the front screen of the vehicle, whilst at the same time, from the same phone, streaming content such as different videos and games to multiple screens in the rear.

The technology also allows for multiple mobile devices to connect to the vehicle at the same time and stream content so any passengers in the car will also be able to access their phone content, including videos and music. This gives automotive manufacturers the best flexibility to tailor their offering in a unique way.

“We are delighted to join the Genivi Alliance,” said Tom Blackie, Vice President Mobile at RealVNC. “Together with the Car Connectivity Consortium we can make MirrorLink the centre of the connected 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.

RealVNC™, VNC® and RFB® are trademarks of RealVNC Ltd. in the U.S. and in other countries.

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

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

About GENIVI Alliance

The GENIVI Alliance is a non-profit industry association whose mission is to drive the broad adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) open source development platform. GENIVI will accomplish this by aligning requirements, delivering reference implementations, offering certification programs and fostering a vibrant open source IVI community. GENIVI’s work will result in shortened development cycles, quicker time-to-market, and reduced costs for companies developing IVI equipment and software. Comprised of more than 170 member companies, GENIVI is headquartered in San Ramon, Calif. Please visit www.genivi.org for more information.