The British firm Real VNC was presented MacRobert Award by the Princess Royal for engineering innovation on 17 July 2013. The technology will enable IT workers to solve problems on other computers without leaving their desks and it will allow MRI scanners to be repaired remotely. The award carries a cash prize of 50000 ponds.
Real VNC is a software company based in Cambridge. It was set up by some of the inventors of remote computer access software. It has collaborated with global technology giants such as Google, Apple, Intel and Sony and its technology is now said to be used in more than a billion devices across the globe.
The MacRobert gold medal was presented at the Royal Academy of Engineering's awards dinner.
Who: Real VNC.
When: 17 July 2013.