RealVNC® and Mentor Graphics announce MirrorLink™ solution for in-car connectivity


TU Automotive, Detroit, 3rd June 2015: Mentor Graphics, the leader in electronic design automation, and RealVNC®, the global provider of VNC® remote access technology and premier MirrorLink™ supplier, will demonstrate MirrorLink on industry-standard Hardware Reference Platforms, enabling coupling of consumer-electronic Smartphones and Tablets into in-car Infotainment Systems.


This capability, enabled through pre-integration work between the two companies, is part of Mentor Graphics’ advanced automotive Linux platform solution, and offers Tier 1 and OEM designers greater implementation flexibility, and accelerated time to market.

RealVNC’s VNC Automotive SDK enables smartphone to vehicle connectivity leveraging the MirrorLink technology. VNC Automotive SDK is fully MirrorLink™1.1 certified and 1.2 ready, offering high quality and robust implementations to Tier 1 and OEM Automotive companies.

The demonstration will be available to view during the TU-Automotive show in Detroit on June 3rd and 4th 2015.

“We are pleased to be working with Mentor Graphics to bring MirrorLink to more Tier 1’s and OEMs," said Tom Blackie, Vice President Mobile at RealVNC. “As MirrorLink specialists, our expertise helps achieve a quick time to market.”

“Smart device integration is an important requirement for today’s vehicle designers, and MirrorLink offers remote graphics support on the Infotainment Head Unit (IHU), remote user-controls, and in-vehicle audio integration.  The pre-integrated RealVNC MirrorLink solution, along our overall strategy of enabling in-vehicle connectivity based on operating system integration, will provide further differentiation and advantages to our customers.”, commented Andrew Patterson, Embedded Software Marketing Director at Mentor Graphics.

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® & RFB® are registered 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.

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About Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues in the last fiscal year in excess of $1.24 billion. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site:



RealVNC was founded in 2002 by the original developers of VNC to promote, enhance and commercialize VNC.