RealVNC device gains MirrorLink 1.1 certification

December 4, 2013  by  


A RealVNC MirrorLink 1.1 device has been certified by the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC). Tom Blackie, RealVNC Vice President, Mobile, said the device is the first to gain CCC certification.

The implementation is a fully certified MirrorLink 1.1 Server for Android, running on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus device.  The CCC has selected this as a mandatory device for IOP testing of MirrorLink 1.1 Clients.

RealVNC makes this reference implementation available to the CCC Approved Test Laboratories (ATLs) for certification testing as well as to its own OEM customers and to other CCC members.

Blackie said the underlying RealVNC Software Development Kit (SDK) is currently in use by several phone manufacturers.  It is expected that several major phone vendors will launch handsets and tablet devices based on RealVNC’s MirrorLink 1.1 SDK.

“We are thrilled to have the world’s first MirrorLink 1.1 certified device,” Blackie said. “These are exciting times in the automotive industry, and we can expect to see game-changing announcements and multiple releases of new devices in 2014.

‘Not only is this the first certified device, it also sets the benchmark by which other vendors will now be measured. The MirrorLink 1.1 Server delivers high speed and low latency, countering the perception that MirrorLink is slow which was created previously by some poor quality third-party implementations.”

Blackie added that RealVNC expects to see MirrorLink  in VW 2014 production vehicles. “This fits with RealVNC’s understanding of the market, where more than ten major automotive OEMs, across all geographic regions, are working with Tier 1 suppliers who are actively using RealVNC Client SDKs within production programs to bring MirrorLink to the market during 2014.  It will be interesting to see who is next to break cover and who will be first to market.  We anticipate several million vehicles next year.”

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