QNX Aviage Acoustic Processing Suite Named Finalist for 2008 Elektra Awards

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  • QNX Aviage Acoustic Processing Suite selected as a finalist in the Embedded System Product of the Year category.
  • The suite reduces hardware costs for handsfree phone systems, enabling such systems to be deployed in a much larger range of automobiles.
  • Winners will be announced on November 10, 2008, at the Hilton Munich Park in Munich, Germany.
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    OTTAWA, September 10, 2008 — QNX Software Systems, the market leader in operating systems and middleware for in-car telematics, infotainment, and navigation systems, today announced it has been named a finalist for the 2008 European Electronics Industry Elektra Awards. The awards annually recognize the achievements of individuals and organizations in the industry across Europe.

    The QNX® Aviage®Acoustic Processing Suite was named as one of five finalists in the category of Embedded System Product of the Year. Finalists are selected by a panel of industry experts that represent thought leaders in each specific award category. Judging is based on innovations that set new standards and drive the industry forward. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on November 10, 2008, at the Hilton Munich Park in Munich, Germany.

    The QNX Aviage Acoustic Processing Suite is an innovative software product that dramatically reduces the cost and improves the quality of handsfree systems for the automobile. The suite uses patented algorithms to extract the human voice from noisy car interiors, thereby improving the clarity and user experience of handsfree phone conversations.

    The suite eliminates the need for costly hardware and reduces the tuning process, making handsfree and speech recognition systems more affordable for a larger range of automobiles. Based on technology already deployed on vehicle platforms from Acura, Audi, BMW, Daimler, Fiat, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Porsche, and other automakers, the suite replaces dedicated voice-processing hardware with a small, efficient software solution.

    About QNX Software Systems
    QNX Software Systems, a Harman International company (NYSE: HAR), is the industry leader in realtime, embedded OS technology. The component-based architectures of the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS, QNX Momentics® development suite, and QNX Aviage® middleware together provide the industry’s most reliable and scalable framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such as Cisco, Daimler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, medical instruments, vehicle telematics units, security and defense systems, industrial robotics, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide.

    Editorial Contacts

    Paul Leroux
    QNX Software Systems
    +1 613 591-0931
    paull@qnx.com

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