PARSE Software Introduces Video-Based Training for QNX RTOS

Ottawa, April 5, 2002 - PARSE Software Devices today announced video-based training for version 6 of the QNX® real-time operating system (RTOS). The training course, offered on VHS video cassettes, comes with a student workbook that has a hard copy of the course notes, as well as a copy of PARSE's successful "Getting Started with QNX(R) Neutrino® 2" book.

The video training course is an ideal way of learning the concepts of processes, threads, realtime programming, device drivers, interprocess communications, and other apsects of systems-level programming for the QNX RTOS -- in short, everything needed for a project or evaluation. Video training is also a very effective preview or review for instructor-led training seminars.

Video training is a cost-effective alternative to instructor-led training, and allows both seasoned developers and new-hires to get up to speed quickly, without the need to travel.

"We believe this video course will benefit the QNX community by providing an affordable way to get started with the QNX RTOS. And it can serve as a valuable supplement to the variety of hands-on training services provided by QNX Software Systems" said Linda Campbell, vice-president of strategic alliances at at QNX.

Pricing and Availability
The course retails for USD$995, with additional student license sets (one workbook and one book) for USD$295 each. Quantity discounts and site licenses are also available. Shipping and handling is extra. PARSE also offers annual update subscriptions to protect your investment.

As a special offer, PARSE is offering the VHS tape for the "Introduction" section of the course for just USD$25 (North Ameria, USD$35 elsewhere), so you can evaluate video training for yourself. This price includes shipping and handling. If you order this package, you can receive the course for just USD$895 and additional student licenses at USD$275 each. International customers, please be sure to specify NTSC or PAL format.

You can reach PARSE at +1 877 727 7379 (toll free in North America, +1 613 599 8316 elsewhere) between 9 am and 5 pm Eastern Time, or send an email to For your convenience, PARSE accepts payment by VISA and, soon, Mastercard.

Visit the PARSE web site at to see the course syllabus, find out more about video training and instructor-led training, as well as obtain pricing information for additional upcoming modules. PARSE also provides contract and consulting services.

PARSE Software Devices has offered QNX consulting and training since 1990, and has performed contract work for the major players in telecoms, industrial automation, graphics, and other fields. PARSE provides consulting and contract R&D services, as well as training and books for the QNX marketplace. PARSE's "Getting Started" books for QNX have received Awards of Merit from the Society for Technical Publications.

About QNX Software Systems
Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is the industry leader in real-time, microkernel OS technology. Companies like Cisco, Delphi, Siemens, Alcatel, Sony, Texaco, and Ford use the QNX RTOS to build highly reliable networking equipment, medical devices, in-car computing devices, security systems, and other mission-critical applications. QNX Software Systems distributes its products in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit