UK: PATEO Corporation, a Chinese manufacturer of embedded systems for the automotive industry, has selected RealVNC, the global provider of VNC, remote access and control software, as a partner for MirrorLink certified in-car connectivity.
PATEO head units will be manufactured to include RealVNC’s MirrorLink certified solution, VNC Automotive, to enable connectivity with all certified handsets. By implementing RealVNC’s technology, PATEO is able to offer products quickly, minimizing development and test time and providing state of the art MirrorLink compliant products to market. PATEO is leading the in-car infotainment revolution in China, creating flexibility and deep integration of the car head unit. This year alone, it has launched a 3rd generation product and also developed some key new partnerships.
VNC Automotive allows safe and secure 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.
Tom Blackie, Vice President Mobile of RealVNC, said: “We are delighted to have been selected by PATEO, collaborating to provide MirrorLink certified products to the Chinese market. PATEO is a key partner in China and we look forward to a long and successful partnership.”
Kelvin Du, Vice President of PATEO, said: “We undertook a rigorous review of the available software stacks and RealVNC certainly had the most comprehensive and best performing solution, which was already in production and in use with multiple blue-chip automotive customers. Since the selection, it has been a great delight to work with RealVNC. The maturity of the products and their understanding of the automotive requirements have enabled us to bring our products to market extremely quickly. The depth and knowledge of the technical team and support provided has been exemplary.”