7Layers selected as RealVNC’s preferred partner for MirrorLink™ Certification


Ratingen, Germany and Cambridge, UK, 4th February 2013: RealVNC, the global provider of VNC® remote access software, selected 7layers, an international group of engineering and test centres, as its preferred partner for the testing and certification of RealVNC’s VNC Automotive technology in accordance with the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) standards.

VNC Automotive allows access and control of a mobile device from a vehicle head unit or infotainment system. This gives drivers access to all their smartphone content, such as navigation applications, music libraries and internet radio stations, whilst on the move. The mobile device can be directly controlled from the infotainment system touch screen, vehicle bezel keys, steering wheel switches and by voice command, ensuring all content can be accessed safely.

7Layers, an Authorized Test Lab (ATL), supported RealVNC throughout the certification process, which included MirrorLink™ conformance and interoperability testing to validate that VNC Automotive meets with the CCC’s commitment to providing users with a safe and seamless experience of smartphone use in vehicles.

With VNC Automotive now a MirrorLink Certified™ product, RealVNC’s partners, some of the world's largest automotive, infotainment, OEM and Tier 1 manufacturers, can look forward to compatibility with MirrorLink™ specifications whilst being safe in the knowledge they are meeting the criteria set by the CCC.

MirrorLink™ certification testing in an authorized test laboratory has been applicable since January 2012, and 7Layers was one of the first labs to offer global coverage of this service. Following a successful launch, 7Layers decided to expand its test and certification services in this field and now has five Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) authorized test laboratories that offer MirrorLink™ certification, located in the USA, Germany, Korea, China and Japan.

Michael Beine, project manager from 7Layers, was impressed by VNC Automotive, asserting
that “the flexibility and the technological detail that went into the development of this solution is amazing. The test project included protocol conformance and interoperability testing and was highly interesting for us.”

Tom Blackie, VP Mobile at RealVNC, stated, “I am happy to have chosen 7Layers for the certification process and would definitely recommend them to our customers. Their experience in both wireless technologies and MirrorLink™ certification procedures especially was of great value to us.  The 7Layers global footprint has already benefited several of our production customers enabling them to gain certification locally in their own countries.”


About RealVNC

RealVNC's software is used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide in every sector of industry, government and education. VNC is the original remote access software with a wide range of applications. The technology supports an unrivalled mix of desktop and mobile platforms and can be embedded in third-party products with a commercial license. RealVNC is a core member of the Car Connectivity Consortium supporting the MirrorLink™ specification, which uses VNC technology.

VNC is a registered trademark of RealVNC Ltd. in the U.S. and in other countries.

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


About 7Layers

7Layers, an international group of engineering & test centers, supports industries employing wirelesstechnologies such as LTE, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, CDMA, WiFi, GPS, TETRA, W-CDMA, Bluetooth®…. End product manufacturers, component manufacturers, network operators and technology associations benefit from working with 7Layers. 7Layers runs accredited Test Houses in the USA, Germany, China, Korea and Japan offering conformance and interoperability testing, certification and global type approval. The 7Layers’ Systems House offers product development andintegration support, development of test specifications and test cases, as well as InterLab test solutions and test management systems. The 7Layers’ Software House provides the InterLab Software System, for the systematic verification & validation of complex high-tech products. 7Layers belongs to the Bureau Veritas Group, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification,serving a large variety of industries. More information at www.7Layers.com and www.interlab-live.com.

PR contact for 7Layers: Brigitte.Lewis@7layers.com



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