QNX secures Best of the Show award at RTS Embedded Systems 2002

PARIS, April 4, 2002 - QNX Software Systems, industry leader in realtime, microkernel OS technology, has taken top honors at the RTS Embedded Systems show in France this week, winning the Best of Show award for the QNX® IDE. QNX competed against products from companies such as MontaVista, SBS Technologies, and Rational. Any product exhibited at RTS may be nominated for the award; visitors to the show then vote to decide the winner.

QNX products have also taken the prize in previous years at RTS. In 1996, QNX won for its Photon® graphical user interface, in 1998 for the QNX Internet Appliance Toolkit, and in 2001 for the QNX Realtime Platform.

In accepting the award, Philippe Clausse, managing director QNX France commented, "This year visitors were highly motivated and looking for innovative solutions. We are delighted that our new IDE gained their attention. Last year we won for our new OS, and this year we win for our new IDE ¾ together, QNX now has the most powerful combination of software for embedded development."

About the QNX IDE
The new QNX IDE will offer a complete set of tools for code development, project management, debugging, analysis, and profiling, all closely integrated under a single user interface. The QNX IDE will also work across multiple development platforms, including Solaris, Windows, and the QNX RTOS, allowing all embedded developers on a project to share the same toolset, even if they don't all use the same development host. The QNX IDE also provides unparalleled tool-to-tool integration, both at the functional and user-interface levels. Tools can work together seamlessly - even if they are from different tools vendors - allowing developers to choose the best tools available for their project requirements.

Interested developers can register for consideration in the QNX IDE beta program by visiting www.qnx.com/testdrive

The QNX IDE is based on the Eclipse platform, a new open source environment for creating, integrating and deploying application development tools for use across a broad range of computing technology. Eclipse provides source code building blocks, plug-in frameworks and running examples that facilitate application tools development. Full details of the design of the Eclipse Platform are available at www.eclipse.org.

About RTS Embedded Systems
RTS Embedded Systems 2002, celebrating 10 years of real-time solutions and applications, is part of the SETI exhibition (Semaine Européenne des Technologies de l'Information) which attracts over 1500 exhibitors and over 120 000 visitors, and is classed as the third biggest professional IT exhibition in Europe.

About QNX Software Systems
Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is the industry leader in realtime, microkernel OS technology. The inherent reliability, scalable architecture, and small memory footprint of the QNX RTOS make it the most trusted foundation for future-ready applications in the networking, automotive, industrial, and smart device markets. Customers worldwide like Cisco, Delphi, Siemens, Alcatel, Sony, Texaco, and Ford already depend on the QNX RTOS for network routers, medical devices, intelligent transportation systems, safety and security systems, next-generation robotics, and other mission-critical applications. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, QNX Software Systems maintains offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, and distributes its products in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com .

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