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17/11/16  RealVNC® collaborate with AMAP to release the first MirrorLink® application in China certified by Car Connectivity Consortium

AMAP selected RealVNC to help develop and test MirrorLink assisted map and navigation application

RealVNC, the global provider of VNC® remote access technology and premier MirrorLink supplier are proud to announce their latest collaboration with AMAP (previously known as AutoNavi). Part of the Alibaba group, AMAP are the leading providers of digital map content and navigation solutions in China. RealVNC and AMAP have worked collaboratively to ensure that the new AMAP Auto app for Android smartphones has been fully MirrorLink certified for the China region. As part of the service provided by RealVNC, AMAP were given a range of bespoke tools for app development and testing, as well as technical assistance with debugging and certification.

Certified by the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) for the China region, AMAP Auto can be used with any MirrorLink-enabled vehicle via a MirrorLink-enabled mobile device. Receiving approval from the CCC makes AMAP Auto the first fully certified MirrorLink app in China. “The release of this first app is a significant milestone in the development of the MirrorLink ecosystem in China and we are proud to contribute our services to the development and certification process” said Tom Blackie, Vice President Automotive at RealVNC. “The application enables end users to benefit from a fully certified MirrorLink navigation app in China, and have the flexibility to choose cars that are MirrorLink-enabled.”

RealVNC are advocates of open standards, having published the VNC protocol, a core component of the MirrorLink® standard, over ten years ago. With our VNC Viewers and VNC Servers, RealVNC are technology agnostic and complement many solutions and applications that run across multiple operating systems and devices.

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 Charter 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 several years. It is already in millions of vehicles available from many of the major automotive OEMs.

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. www.realvnc.com

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