Mobica and RealVNC® have partnered to integrate MirrorLink™ on Tizen

4th June 2014: RealVNC®, the global provider of VNC® remote access technology and premier MirrorLink™ supplier has partnered with Mobica, software services specialists, to port RealVNC’s VNC Automotive SDK which enables smartphone to vehicle connectivity to Tizen, a GENIVI compliant platform. This opens up broad opportunities for extending IVI products based on the Tizen IVI platform with the MirrorLink™ technology.

Tizen is an emerging open source platform for smartphones and other devices created by the Tizen Association, an industry consortium supporting the development of the Tizen platform. Mobica provides connected device solutions to technology companies in the smartphone and automotive industry and is a member of the Tizen Association Partner Program. Mobica is also a member of the GENIVI Alliance, which RealVNC recently joined.

RealVNC has been working with Mobica to port 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.

“Working with the team at Mobica has been great for us,” said Tom Blackie, Vice President Mobile at RealVNC. “It only took the teams less than a week to get our SDKs working on Tizen, proving Mobica’s depth of knowledge, market knowledge and expertise brings a wealth of value and benefits to many of our mutual customers as well as new opportunities where time to market is paramount.”

“Mobica welcome this partnership with RealVNC,” said Jim Carroll, Mobica's CTO. “As Tizen specialists we are keen to enable RealVNC's SDK on GENIVI compliant platforms. In the future, we will support RealVNC customers with SDK porting and feature development projects.”

About Mobica

Mobica is a provider of software engineering, testing and consultancy services based in the UK, Poland, and USA with a worldwide customer base. They deliver high quality, leading edge software solutions for the automotive, home media, mobile, silicon, TV and consumer electronics industries.

Additional information is available at www.mobica.com.

For more information about Mobica please contact automotive@mobica.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.

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 Limited and are protected by trademark registrations and/or pending trademark applications in the European Union, United States of America and other jurisdictions.

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

Visit the RealVNC team at booth 131 during Telematics Detroit, June 4-5th at The Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI, USA.

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