RealVNC, the provider of VNC® remote access software, and QNX Software Systems Limited, a global leader in software platforms for in-car electronics, today announced that they have teamed up to bring RealVNC’s MirrorLink™ mobile-to-vehicle connectivity solution to the QNX CAR™ Platform for Infotainment.
RealVNC and QNX team up to deliver MirrorLink™ mobile-to-vehicle connectivity
The QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment is based on QNX® software technology proven in tens of millions of vehicles. Designed for flexibility, the platform supports a rich choice of application environments and smartphone platforms, as well as a comprehensive set of pre-integrated components to help automotive companies build connected, custom-branded, and media-rich infotainment systems.
With RealVNC’s MirrorLink™ Certified VNC Automotive SDK integrated in the QNX CAR Platform, QNX Software Systems can offer additional connectivity features for integrating cars and smartphones through Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and USBTM, and provide customers with a proven solution that enables quicker time to market.
“RealVNC has created the industry benchmark for the MirrorLink standard, which enables seamless connectivity between smartphones and car infotainment systems, and we’re pleased to offer our customers RealVNC’s implementation in the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment,” said Peter McCarthy, Director, Global Partnerships, QNX Software Systems.
“We are delighted to work with QNX Software Systems on integrating VNC Automotive into the QNX CAR Platform,” said Tom Blackie, VP Mobile RealVNC. “VNC Automotive is the most mature, flexible and high-performing connectivity solution on the market today and continues to be widely adopted. Many tier 1 and auto OEM customers are already using the proven combination of RealVNC and QNX technologies in production programs.”
VNC Automotive has been widely adopted by the automotive industry as the standard for integrating mobile and vehicle, with partners including the world’s largest automotive, infotainment, OEM and Tier 1 manufacturers. VNC Automotive provides a seamless experience enabling smartphone connections over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB, the technology also supports other connectivity protocols such as MirrorLink and iPod Out.
RealVNC’s software is used by hundreds of millions of people around the world in both desktop and mobile platforms for remote access and control. The technology is being deployed in every sector of industry, commerce, government and education. Founded by the original inventors of VNC, RealVNC is the only organization able to offer a commercial license to embed VNC remote access capability in third-party products and offerings.
About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry® (NASDAQ:BBRY; TSX:BB), is a leading vendor of operating systems, development tools, and professional services for connected embedded systems. Global leaders such as Audi, Cisco, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for vehicle infotainment units, network routers, medical devices, industrial automation systems, security and defense systems, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada; its products are distributed in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com and www.facebook.com/QNXSoftwareSystems, and follow @QNX_News on Twitter. For updates on the company’s automotive work, visit qnxauto.blogspot.com and follow @QNX_Auto.
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