RealVNC showcases latest VNC® in-vehicle mobile technology at Telematics Munich 2011
VNC supports new MirrorLink industry standard for access and control of mobile devices from in-vehicle telematics and infotainment systems
18th October 2011: RealVNC will be at Telematics Munich 2011, on 9th-10th November to demonstrate its latest VNC® Automotive solution for connecting mobile devices to in-vehicle infotainment systems. RealVNC will also be reinforcing its support for MirrorLink™ that was announced last month by the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) and is a re-branding of the Terminal Mode standard based on VNC technology, which was invented and designed by RealVNC. The goal is to deliver a seamless, interactive experience by using two-way communication between the vehicle’s in-dash display, audio systems and steering wheel buttons and applications running on the driver’s or passenger’s smartphone.
RealVNC’s VNC Mobile Solution for Automotive has already been adopted by many leading automotive manufacturers and major equipment suppliers, including Jaguar Land Rover, RIM, Clarion, Wipro, Cybercom, Denso, Visteon and QNX. RealVNC maintains the VNC Server software running on the mobile devices for all operating systems and new mobile devices, removing the need for car manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers to continuously upgrade in-vehicle system software to keep pace within the fast moving mobile market. All leading mobile devices are supported, including Windows Mobile, Symbian, Blackberry, iOS, Android, WebOS and Linux. And as well as MirrrorLink, RealVNC also provides additional functionality and supports iPod Out that allows an iPhone 3G/3GS/4/4S or iPod Touch to display the video interface on an in-vehicle head unit and to accept commands from vehicle input devices.
RealVNC became a Core Member of the Car Connectivity Consortium earlier this year, joining other Core Members including Delphi, Denso, Ixonos, Sony and jambit. The Consortium now represents around 60% of the world’s automobile market share and 60% of the world’s smartphone market share including Alpine, Daimler, General Motors, Honda, HTC, Hyundai Motor Company, LG Electronics, Nokia, Panasonic, PSA, Samsung, Toyota, and Volkswagen.
“MirrorLink represents a tipping point for phone-centric car connectivity solutions that is also reflected in the growing interest in the Telematics events in Detroit, Munich and Japan,” said Tom Blackie, Vice President Mobile, RealVNC. “A recent survey suggested that 70 percent of all new car customers want some form of connectivity with their mobile devices and RealVNC is ideally placed to help integrate the automotive and mobile communications industries to provide a feature rich and safe user experience for accessing content while in the vehicle.”
To learn more about VNC Mobile Solution for Automotive and watch a demonstration, visit www.realvnc.com/services/automotive.html or visit the RealVNC stand 16 at Telematics Munich.
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