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Testronic Labs Recognized as Authorized Test Laboratory by the Car Connectivity Consortium

2013-02-27 17:54:23

Testronic to Provide MirrorLink(tm) Certification Testing for Smartphone and In-Vehicle Connectivity (DIEPENBEEK, BELGIUM) Testronic Labs, the global leader in quality assurance, localization, and certification services for consumer electronics, film and television, games, enterprise, and publishing, is now certified as an Authorized Test Laboratory (ATL) for the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC). The CCC is dedicated to cross-industry collaboration in developing MirrorLink(tm) global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity. Members are among the world's leading automotive, mobile communications and consumer electronics industry companies. The CCC is driving global innovation for phone-centric car connectivity, developing open industry standards and solutions. To maintain a high level of quality and functionality, the CCC has put a certification protocol in place through a highly qualified network of ATL's. Testronic has met the CCC's stringent requirements and is now engaged in testing for companies seeking certification. The CCC's certification process and conformance test tools are relevant to software developers, as well as manufacturers and automakers, who are building applications within the vehicle's environment and controls and designing MirrorLink-enabled mobile apps. The CCC is focused on giving mobile app developers open access to their technology so that they can develop drive-safe apps that are fully interoperable between MirrorLink-enabled smartphone's and cars. "Meticulous product certification is one of the cornerstones of MirrorLink's success," said Alan Ewing, Executive Director of the CCC. "Our certification guidelines ensure any product bearing the MirrorLink logo carries out the standard's core duties - not least of which is total interoperability between MirrorLink products. We are pleased to see Testronic Labs, a respected leader in quality assurance and certification, become a partner in safeguarding our standards." "We are proud to be able to test and certify these new applications and products for the CCC," said Testronic Labs CTO Johan Craeybeckx. "The transformation of the car into a highly connected, information-rich environment is one of the most significant developments for consumers, and Testronic is uniquely qualified to work with all of the contributors, be they software, hardware, or entertainment content providers. We are thrilled to support new standards and the development in this exciting area." About the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) The CCC is dedicated to cross-industry collaboration in developing MirrorLink(tm) global standards and solutions for Smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity. Members include more than 80 percent of the world's automakers, more than 70 percent of global Smartphone manufacturers and a who's who of aftermarket consumer electronics vendors. For further information, please visit www.carconnectivity.org. About Testronic Labs Testronic's high standards have been protecting clients and safeguarding the consumer experience since 1998. As the leading global provider of quality assurance, compliance, and localization services for a notable array of industries; including media, entertainment, games, education, e-commerce and consumer electronics, Testronic Labs ensures efficient and secure delivery of the highest quality consumer deliverables. Based in Burbank, CA; London, UK; Diepenbeek, Belgium; Warsaw, Poland; and Tokyo, Japan, Testronic Labs offers an unparalleled history of next-generation innovation and service excellence across the entire digital media industry. For further information, visit www.TestronicLabs.com. # # # Media Contact: Chris Purse, 818.980.3473 ignite strategic communications chris@ignite.bz or mimi@ignite.bz

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