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25 July, 2013 - 14:48 By News Desk

RealVNC and TI in infotainment overdrive

Tom-Blackie

Cambridge technology innovator RealVNC and global semiconductor giant Texas Instruments have hit the accelerator with in-car infotainment capability.

RealVNC has worked with TI to integrate remote access technology from the UK business with cutting edge automotive infotainment processors.

The partners say that the inclusion of VNC Automotive, a MirrorLink™ Certified product, in the process 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, according to the collaborators.

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.”

Tom Blackie, VP Mobile of RealVNC, added: “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.”

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