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Basemark’s Rocksolid Core Adds Over-The-Air Update Capability with SyncShield

SyncShield has partnered with Basemark

Gothenurg, Sweden | May 17th, 2022

Basemark expands its Rocksolid Ecosystem with SyncShield. This brings over-the-air update tools and capabilities for Rocksolid Core OS and platform enabling automotive OEMs to tap into new revenue streams and business models

Basemark, a leading software enterprise specializing in automotive software, today announced that SyncShield has joined the Rocksolid Ecosystem. SyncShield is a software enterprise offering over-the-air (OTA) tools for cyber secure control over connected devices. The cooperation enables cloud side over-the-air operations for Rocksolid Core and provides easy integration to backend services and business processes in a secure manner. 

With these over-the-air and cloud capabilities, automotive OEMs can tap into new revenue streams and business models. Besides safety critical system updates, it’s now possible to offer customers new products and services, such as user interface upgrades and personalization, as well as enhanced features and functionality of the car, such as optimized battery loading for cold weather and new entertainment or navigation features.

“Modern Software Defined Vehicles require safe and secure on demand operations to be performed automatically from cloud services. SyncShield has created an industry-leading innovation to produce both secure and transparent pipelines to help our customers achieve these targets. Rocksolid Core platform enables seamless integration of these innovative 3rd party solutions,” says Sami Niska, COO of Basemark. 

The evolution of connected services is fast. The need for new thinking in Over-the-Air operations is the key to successfully keeping ahead of the competition in market disruption of connected cars. Existing tools for a single purpose, e.g. firmware over-the-air are becoming obsolete fast as the requirement from fast flowing connected services need direct, secure, and controlled access to cars. 

SyncShield is a great tool for this purpose as it allows seamless integration to services, while allowing administrators to limit access only to predefined parts of the car software and logs all actions performed to the car for audit purposes. 

“Black boxes and over-the-air tools without proper backend APIs are becoming obsolete. Transparency, integrations, and control of cybersecurity is the key combination of how to run OTA operations tomorrow,” says Tero Takalo, CEO of SyncShield. 

Basemark’s global Rocksolid Ecosystem includes leading companies around the world working together to develop solutions for the next generation of software-defined vehicles. For more information, see

For additional information

Sami Niska
COO, Basemark

Tero Takalo
CEO, SyncShield

Media Kit

About Basemark

Basemark Oy is a software enterprise offering development tools for the automotive industry. The company was founded in Helsinki in 2015 and has operations in Finland, Germany and the US. Basemark is the developer of Rocksolid Core – the world’s first automotive end-to-end operating system and platform covering all vehicle functions for software-defined vehicles. Basemark also develops system performance evaluation tools such as Basemark Automotive Testing Suite and GPUScore. For more information, please visit  

Basemark and Rocksolid are trademarks or registered trademarks of Basemark Oy. All other mentioned brands may be the property of their respective owners.

About SyncShield

SyncShield is a software enterprise offering Over-the-Air tools for cybersecure control over the connected devices. The company was founded in Finland 2002. Key elements of SyncShield innovation are transparency and automation of business processes that utilize the comprehensive application interfaces that we provide. Our mission is that all data and control belongs to our customers. For more information, please visit

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