RealVNC™ delivers MirrorLink™ Certified product for in-car connectivity on Texas Instruments processors

TI’s DRA64x and DRA65x (“Jacinto 4” and “Jacinto 5”) processors running VNC® Automotive drives smartphone use in vehicles

24th July 2013: RealVNC™, the global provider of VNC®, and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) have integrated remote access technology from RealVNC with the DRA64x and DRA65x automotive infotainment processors. The inclusion of VNC Automotive, a MirrorLink™ Certified product, delivers high quality in-vehicle entertainment and telematics capabilities to both drivers and passengers alike.

The integrated solution enables automatic detection, screen replication and control of virtually any mobile device from a vehicle touch-screen or fixed-input controls such as steering-wheel switches and head-unit buttons. Safe and seamless access to content, such as navigation applications, traffic updates, music libraries and internet radio stations, via the vehicle interface provides drivers with enhanced in-car connectivity and a rich multimedia experience.

As a leader in mobile to vehicle integration, and a core member of the international Car Connectivity Consortium, RealVNC offers TI advanced features and functionality that supports the Consortium’s MirrorLink industry standard. The technology also enables many additional features, greater performance and production ready availability on the widest range of mobile handsets.

“RealVNC provides our customers, using either the DRA64x or DRA65x processors, with a proven solution to enhance their in-car connectivity,” said Matthew Watson, product line manager, automotive infotainment processor, Texas Instruments. “We are excited to work with RealVNC to enable virtually any connected radio head unit to become a powerful and rich multimedia hub.”

“VNC technology remains at the forefront of mobile to vehicle integration and we are delighted to be working with TI to build VNC Automotive and MirrorLink support into its automotive infotainment processors. VNC Automotive continues to be widely adopted, offering partners the most mature, flexible and high-performing connectivity solution on the market today.” added Tom Blackie, Vice President Mobile of RealVNC.

RealVNC’s Automotive SDK is now available for TI’s DRA64x and DRA65x processors. This enables the automotive community to move forward confidently knowing that the tightly integrated and optimized solution will allow them to bring products to market swiftly; and, most importantly, they can be assured that their products can gain trouble-free MirrorLink certification via the CCC certification process, whilst also supporting the widest range of guaranteed handset interoperability.

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